Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Art of Ed

Every once in a while I am contacted by a model that awakens the creativity of my photographic vision. This is the case with Ed Barron the feature model of this posting. I had seen some of Ed's prior work and knew that he was an active figure model for several art schools. Figure models are use to modeling nude but some have a reservation about nude sensual modeling. I knew that Ed had seen my work, so I pleasantly accepted his offer and the results was more than I could ask for.
The Leap of Faith

Searching for the Slope

At the beginning of a photo session , at least for mine, there is usually an adjustment period of getting a feel for the energy of the model and the model getting a feel for my vision. Though my style is masculine sensuality, or male sensuality, I do tailor each of my session to the person in front of the camera. I do this whether its a model or a private client. Doing this gives me a connection to the person and it shows in the results.

1) Red for Bedtime
2) More than a Tease
3) Exploding Passion
Ed and I shot two sessions. We did the series with the red robe and red underwear against a black background ( my favorite) and that led to what I call the red passion series we did with the large red drape. The second session lasted for about 5 hours and none of the time was wasted.

1) Sophisticated Passion
2) The Dance
3) Red Roman Passion
4) Passion's Red Flash

Red Passion " The Twist"

Red Passion in Black and White.

Sensuality and the Bust of Pla

This image was made on the first day of shooting. The bust is by Tampa artist Pla, and the sensuality was a surprise to both of us. When I shoot a session I try to create a sensuous atmosphere. Sometimes it works better than others. This was one of those times.
Completing the Arch

This image was produced during our first session. The difficulty and beauty of the pose speaks for itself, which is why I tried to keep the setting as simple as possible. We shot this position several times during the two days with different backgrounds. This is my favorite because of the feeling of purity that it projects.
Evening Anticipation (above)
1) Black Abstract
2) Red Passion in Black and White
3) Touch by the Rays
4) Quiet Repose

1) A Gentleman's Cane
2) Halfway
3) Remembrance of Prior Time
The setting in the the images above was to portray a evening alone thinking about the pleasure of being with the someone who was not there. Ed was the first person I shot in that setting. I have shot a couple of more sessions with both models and private client in this setting, but Ed owns it.

1) The Completed Arch on Black
2) Stand of a Man
3) Above the Art
4) Natural Feel
But still in the long run what Ed brought out in me was portraying the beauty of the natural male body. The body of a man that works out at the gym 5 times a week is easy to appreciate and should be appreciated. Ed has a natural build that brings with it an innate beauty through form and pose.
Angles of Direction (above)

1) Flight of Ed
2)Untouchable Passion
3) The Introduction
As the second day progressed through different color backgrounds and settings the desire to see Ed in natural light took over. The results were the same. Spectacular. The natural light brought out a more sensual nature in ED and I must say I was both impressed and pleased.
An Uplifting Smile
Rising Urge

I must say that working with Ed was both a growing experience and a wonderful experience. Since our first two sessions I worked with Ed on a duo shoot with Rick Conrad ( see prior posting) and the results were beautiful. I look forward to working with both of them again. Ed is great to work with and if you need a figure model to shoot as a solo or you would like Ed to pose with you at the studio, you will never regret hiring his services.

Joseph Ransom
The model in the ad above , Fernando, will be the feature of my next posting. Remember whether you are a model or someone who wants some intimate photos get in touch with me. You wont regret it.

1 comment:

Edward said...

wonderful sessions with Ed Barron; a strong body that exudes sensuality