Antebellum mansion boudoir photos

As I promised, I went back to that awesome antebellum mansion with a model, Ali Katt was my first pick! I felt that her colorful and unique look would be perfect for this edgy location. I knew I had to be careful about bringing a private client here who isn’t used to the different elements of abandoned houses. The entryway isn’t all that safe or easy, so it was a group effort to safely get in and out. Well worth the effort in my opinion! Let’s get started by sharing these stunning antebellum mansion boudoir photos!

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So there was this huge console TV from I’d guess, the 1970’s? Yeah, that was a must! I know these aren’t traditional boudoir photos as most would know, but that would be far more vanilla than taking advantage of a location and look as we have. Nashville boudoir

Most of these antebellum mansion boudoir photos were all natural window light, but some of these had the assist of my Ice Light and barn doors, very simple and minimalist. When going in a location like this, you want to travel light. This is also my first official photoshoot with my new Fuji X100F! So, this is almost as primal as it gets! Loved the contrast, textures, and colors in this shoot.

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Loved the natural lens flare of the incoming sun!

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Strictly ambient window light from the setting sun, as we wrap it up. There was a board in the middle of the window that created an interesting but very challenging shadow. The trick was to challenge myself to work with it and do so without driving Ali nuts waiting for me to prefect the angle and composition. We moved into bodyscape and implied nude, quite lovely with the soft light beaming in, that would only be there for a few moments.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this series, stay tuned!

Nude and the abandoned

As promised, I am back with some fine art nudes with a new muse, Shelby. In the same abandoned house from previous article where my friend and I went hunting around for. Nude and the abandoned is the perfect marriage of soft elegant beauty, and disheveled distress.

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I love the textures of the room and the sun peaking through the windows and doors, gently kissing the curves of her body. The mystique and shadow play, soft skin, and destruction around her is the perfect contrast that makes my favorite art form. The combination of nude and the abandoned is truly magical. I was glad to be able to bring Shelby to this house to see how it translates to a human subject / muse. When you find these houses, you sometimes have to act fast.

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It’s hard to pick a favorite from this series, but it was a fun time, and it didn’t take super long. Two hours tops are how long I spend on intimate photoshoots, no reason to drag it out, it’s exhausting for the subject. Plus it would get redundant. I’d rather think out the best ones and budget time wisely than shoot all day and get lost in it. Kindof like thinking more when you stand to waste film. Work smart, not hard I suppose is the end theory?

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this nude and the abandoned series. Certain rooms, the floors and doorways were treacherous, but that’s part of the game. One reason why abandoned work is safer viewed than attempted by those not used to them. I think Shelby rocked it, who wants to see another shoot with her? Private clients are scheduled in near future, but will do more muse series photoshoots like this, as time allows. Thanks for viewing, stay tuned!

Nudes at abandoned theater

I had an impromptu reconvening with a past muse who entered the fold once again. It was interesting and fun to be re connected. She had tossed the idea around of shooting again after life happened, I agreed that was a brilliant idea. We both like distressed and abandoned locations, and the life after people vibe. So, without further adieu, I bring you some lovely artistic nudes at abandoned theater series. You’re welcome.

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Ok, some are partially clothed and implied nude as well. It’s good to switch it up sometimes too. It appeared we didn’t have company, but do you ever really know? There are always miscellaneous littered items, and sometimes signs of residency. We’re just passing through, nothing to see here.

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Is this the stairway to heaven? It goes to nowhere, but it depends which way you take when you reach the top I suppose.

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I didn’t have to do much in post production. I used a neutral density filter on my lens, think of it as sunglasses over the lens. Makes the background darker and I light the subject with a bare strobe to expose her. All I changed really was the toning.

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Is there a spot available next to you? Imagine if this were still a public place, society isn’t ready for that yet. One day we may evolve.

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I really like figure study nude photography, we decided to use the landscape and textures to blend her body in with it. I hope you’ve enjoyed the Nudes at abandoned theater series!

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Sun, shadow, texture, mood, curves, shape, all key ingredients to a great art nude photograph. I love the continual challenge to see and document something new with each personal photoshoot. The most dangerous place to stay is in the comfort zone and to spend so much time on the set that you fail to see the subject.

 

Bringing someone to intimate photoshoots

This is not really targeted towards the model, but the lady doing an intimate photoshoot for herself or her spouse / significant other. I would expect a model to be able to work without a counterpart. Sometimes it feels natural to bring someone close to them while doing their photoshoot for moral support. I get it. Although my approach and style is different from the standard boudoir studio, I am still all about providing a fun and unique experience. I understand my private clients are often first timers doing any sort of intimate photoshoots whether nude or implied nude. With my clients, most do not plan on bringing someone to intimate photoshoots because of the awkward factor. By then we have met for a consultation or spoken in detail about their photoshoot. That’s the best way for them to feel comfortable with me and the creative process.

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I never tell them they can’t bring someone, but a careful selection is encouraged. If a client wants to, It’s not acceptable for that person to distract or start offering ideas. Or create any other negative energy that takes away from the creative process. I’ve done this for a long time and am experienced working with people and the female form. It’s not in my interest to provide anyone a bad experience or one that isn’t for them. I’ve had mostly good experiences even with those accompanying clients. If they’re a fly on the wall and not disruptive, it’s all good.

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I recently had a potential client ask me about her bringing her mom which was a bit of a surprise. The problem is moms are more likely to play the “protector” role or start offering opinions, which is not conducive to our shoot. And doesn’t that seem a bit awkward? An observer is one thing. A “bodyguard” or busybody would waste my time and yours. It’s an intimate photoshoot, not family hour. So, if I ask about what our experience would be with that person, that’s the information I’m after. Bringing someone to intimate photoshoots if chosen wisely, ok. The idea is to keep it fun and productive to achieve the best results. Don’t bring someone who will create tension or an awkward distraction. Or equally bad, call extra attention to us if we are using an abandoned building or property.

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Nashville motel artistic nudes

I had the pleasure of working with a traveling fine art model recently, Rebecca. It was a very cold night in December and it was just too cold and dark to use an abandoned building. So, I decided to follow up on the roadside motel concept. Nashville motel artistic nudes are a special thing.

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Some might say, why not use this gorgeous curvy model to her full potential and find a boutique hotel or a fully furnished mansion. I would do that for private clients if that’s their vision, but it’s seldom my own vision to do something like that. As I see it, anyone can take a pretty photograph of a pretty model in a pretty location. I like texture and grit, character if you will. The whole experience added to the shoot. I had to fill out a guest registration card and do it through a window, and ring the buzzer for the man to come to the desk. To get a more dated and less corporate room and experience. Precisely the point. Rebecca found the wall heater, between the two of us, we figured out how to turn it to it’s highest setting.

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The heater was comforting to her, I wasn’t going to interfere, just use that sweet spot and use it’s surroundings. But make them understated. Sure, in a fine art print competition, even subtle background traces are better to be avoided or removed. But that’s part of what gives the photos the vibe of the location. We created art, nude art, at grungy old motel, as most would call it. That is what helps me live up to self imposed challenges as an artist. And to use the canvas regardless of where.

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Sometimes focusing on a certain feature and area helps define the photoshoot and provide some direction. I tried to focus on the upper vertebrae but couldn’t get the results I was looking for. That gives me something to do next time. All I knew going in was I had planned to do a film noir style artistic nude session and that happened. 🙂

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I hope you’ve enjoyed these Nashville motel artistic nudes, as always, you’re welcome. 😀

Artistic nudes at the lake

I began talking with this adventurous client about doing a personalized intimate photoshoot at the lake. Going to the lake and boating / camping on the lake and it’s islands is a big part of her life. So, she wanted to commemorate that aspect of her life, as she is definitely nature’s child. So, with a little bit of back and forth inspiration, we planned to do some early morning artistic nudes at the lake!

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It was a very early morning in early October, the weather was lovely. I enjoyed a nice ride to the location with the windows down listening to Third Eye Blind, to somehow inspire me to fully wake up. The stereotypical artist who hates morning is reality I’m afraid. But this was the best time before the riffraff populates the lake. It was a perfect day to enjoy some lovely nudes in nature, as the sun was starting to warm the day up moderately, and the Summer vibe was still there. By the time we hit the lake with her captain on pontoon boat, I felt energized by the water and the feeling of freedom in nature. I also forgot how much I hate morning, LOL. We started off at the cliffs which make up one of the islands. Except a couple remote fishermen, the lake was desolate.

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There was a rusty chain tied to the cedar tree growing on the rocks, so of course we had to do something dark and grim, more conceptual art. You’re welcome.

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We moved to this island, there was no one around. Though there was evidence of past campfires and cookouts, the island was ours for these moments. I wonder if they had ever been used in this way. She was all about being nude in nature and the lake definitely provided all of us some inspiration.

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This last one reminds me of a flower child / hippie from the 1960’s or 70’s just becoming one with the elements, I really liked the mood and vibe. I hope you’ve enjoyed these artistic nudes at the lake.

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Residential setting intimate photoshoot

I re-convened with a freelance model friend who needed a portfolio update. She seems to shine in outdoor and domestic settings, isn’t as much into abandoned spots as I am, LOL! So we decided to do this fun and difficult challenge. A residential setting intimate photoshoot. She shares a house with 2 others, and we thought we’d use it. Her room she was afraid wasn’t usable because it was an attic bedroom. I keep telling everyone, where there is a subject, there is a photograph. Light and compose around what you do and do not want to show of the setting. I like challenges because that is what keeps skills honed, and it will for both the photographer and subject. Here is a backyard shed that had some interesting texture.

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Next we did some implied nude in a bedroom setting, for simple but sexy. Nothing but a camera, the two of us, and a Westcott Ice Light with barn doors. The key is to keep the flow of the hair and body natural, and not look contrived.

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I like the playful energy, and intimate feel to these. I hope you enjoy this mini series with model Kaila 😀 You’re welcome.

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First anniversary intimate photoshoot

This first anniversary intimate photoshoot commemorates a milestone, and was indeed a great photoshoot. This intimate collection offered a beautiful personal touch that this young lady is presenting as a gift to her husband. It’s their first anniversary and it seemed like yesterday that they got married. Life gets busy, careers and new living adjustments, new adventures, and making time to remember the joys of life. There is no more special gift with a strong personal touch than a gift of an intimate / boudoir photoshoot for her husband. She wanted an emphasis on the lines and curves of the body rather than the typical parlor look of traditional boudoir photos, so she came to me 🙂 She even included some of her bridal accessories.

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Of course there were some that were implied nude and some of her face to add a personal touch, but those are for her husband’s eyes only. However, she graciously agreed to let me share a few of the more mysterious photos that would keep her anonymity. It’s my job as a fine art nude and intimate photographer to provide a fun, comfortable and discreet experience for the client and respect her wishes. I am glad to see people appreciate the simple and elegant form over props, and appreciate the soul, body, and it’s features.

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Nudes at the abandoned sawmill

Now as promised, it’s time to unveil the artistic nudes at the abandoned sawmill! This is a follow up to the photos of the structure itself when we explored the building. Now, it was time to use it for my intended purpose, with a subject! This is Grace, a traveling model friend who came partly for this lovely location, soon to be featured on Better Homes And Gardens 😀 There wasn’t a soul around, the empty shell of a building that once boasted hundreds of employees only carried sound, one was a mourning dove. Maybe he sensed the greed of the urban sprawl that will soon inevitably come, and this building will be gone and forgotten. Except by us.

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I love the distressed state of the building and it’s disheveled surroundings, that provides such a magnificent contrast with the soft beauty of the model. In spots, light shines through the cracks. For the darker spots, I had two ice lights with me (Light sabres) with barn doors to control light / shadow pattern, others were all naturale. I love keeping the ambient mood, which can be a challenge, but controlled light, highlights and shadows are my passion. Those factors in a photograph really help the mood, and black and white, I love the dramatic feel of them. With the right contrast, grain pattern, and tonality.

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Talk about some great texture!

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This staircase was built like a brick shithouse, however the floor to the upstairs part, parts of it looked like shredded pork, as Grace said. Perfect analogy, LOL! One of the hazards of abandoned buildings, but we tread carefully.

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Hey Grace! Look at this narrow path of light coming through one of the holes in the wall! Yup. Good timing. 😀

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this abandoned sawmill nude series, I hope to be able to use this great spot again!!

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Boudoir photoshoot at an abandoned house

It was a beautiful Spring day, a young lady who was visiting Nashville, from Canada of all places,  wanted a famous Farrell Gallery boudoir / implied nude photoshoot while she was here 😀 So we took a ride to the outskirts of town to do her boudoir photoshoot at an abandoned house I knew of. It was nicely tucked away from the road front, and it offered some interesting indoor and outdoor features to use for the photoshoot, as many abandoned properties and buildings do. Upon entering the property, I especially loved the driveway with an overgrown grass median. So of course that required photos! I was glad that she said to feel free to share photos from our shoot, as this shows what I can do with implied nude and boudoir approach more so than fully nude. There is a certain art to making cover ups not obvious and contrived. Now, for the driveway I was talking about.

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In the back of the house was a screen porch, nothing but open field and trees surrounding the house. It appears the house had been abandoned for years, judging by the mold inside and deterioration inside it, not to mention some furniture left behind! Part of the fun is exploring the house and it’s contents. But I make it a rule to never take anything or leave the place in different condition from where I found it.

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That natural and intimate, yet vulnerable moment, as if she wakes in the morning to get fresh air and start the day, the subtle and sensual draping sliding down her body. My approach for boudoir is far from traditional, but if I did it like everyone else, there would be no reason to come to me 😛 My choice of locations is often different, as I love the contrast and texture that accentuates the beauty of the female form. Now for inside the house, I especially loved the front room, downstairs bathroom, and staircase.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this series, and this young lady cherishes the photos from her session eternally. Finishing out with some from the bathroom, looks like the wallpaper was removed and left a cool texture, yes please!!

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