Archive for June, 2012
Model and designed Todd Sanfield was photographed by Rick Day for DNA magazine. These photos are just gorgeous.
You can see the whole collection here.
All photos in this post by Rick Day.
I think it’s true that technology is making photography obsolete. iPhones, Facebook, Instagram, and falling prices on Digital SLRs are making everybody turn into a photographer.
On the one hand, I think this helps the medium. More people are interested in photography than ever before, and despite all of the above crap, people still know good photography from bad.
Well, most people. I was, in all seriousness, asked a couple weeks ago by someone, “Why can’t I find an art gallery that will display my iPhone art?”
And then there are people that don’t know shit about photography, and don’t seem that interested in studying, but they buy an expensive camera and call themselves photographers, anyway. Case in point: Not so many years ago, a lens flare from the sun in a photo would garner one an “F” in art school. But this weekend, I saw a “professional” photographer purposefully Photoshoping fake flares into his photos. It looked ghastly, just fucking horrible.
This depressed me. It makes me worry, profusely, about the future of my chosen medium. It makes me wonder why I’m striving so hard to keep learning and keep improving and to be as good as I can be when other people are just throwing crap out there and expect to be respected for it.
I’m sure I’ll be writing more about this in the coming weeks, as my thoughts come together. I just had to get this mini-rant off my chest.
So yeah, it seems like this blog has become exclusively centered on photography, both mine and that of other photographers that I like. I’m going to keep that format going here, but I’ve also started a tumblr site, and it feels like I’m going to be a bit more personal over there. If you’re looking for my photos along with some personal stories and thoughts and ramblings and secrets, you might want to check that one out. If you’re looking for photography, I bet this one is fine.
My tumblr page: http://virimpudicus.tumblr.com/
The one shoot that I had during my five week break was with Joey, and I’ll be honest, I did it because he had bee begging me to shoot him for so long. The mood is a little bit different from other stuff that I’ve done. I’d love to know what you think of them.
Here are six images from the series. You can find all of them here, on Vir Impudicus.
Models Shawn and Israel pose for the latest campaign for Cellblock 13.
All photos this post by Timoteo Ocampo.
Model Chad White seems to be one of the *it* guys right now. I have to confess that he’s not my favorite model and that a lot of the images I see of him are . . . lacking, somehow. But these three new photos of him are adorable.
For one thing, maybe he just looks better (to me) with more hair and less tan.
All photos this post by Rodolfo Martinez.
I had a cocktail a few weeks ago with a friend, who was in town from Los Angeles. Despite my being on a little break from taking any new photos, he asked me to take a few quick shots of him. This one made it into my American People collection.
By the way, I think my little sabbatical is coming to an end. After five weeks more or less away from photography, I have a Drifters shoot on Saturday, and I’m actually looking forward to it (I’ve wanted to photograph this man since the day I met him). Monday, I have a shoot with a new model, who is hot, hot, HOT.
I don’t think my pace will be the same as it was before, but I’m ready to shoot again.
I don’t know where this walkway is, but I’d like to find it.
Photo credit this post, unknown.
The model is Juan Yanes; the photographer is Vincent Urbani. Click any photo for a larger view.
All photos this post by Vincent Urbani.
My father’s Navy photo, just before he was sent to the Pacific during WWII.
An impromptu portrait I took of my father after brunch in his kitchen. This was a year after my mother died.
A real portrait I took of my father in my studio, the last time he came to visit us. This was in winter of 2010.