Sunday, February 2, 2014
arealitystudios:

Sometimes I will do photo shoots that put me in a state of so much excitement that I can hardly breath. Other times clicking the shutter and winding to the next frame will leave me feeling calm, relaxed, and completely oblivious the world around me.
Every once in a long great while taking a picture will do both of those things at the same time.
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arealitystudios:

Sometimes I will do photo shoots that put me in a state of so much excitement that I can hardly breath. Other times clicking the shutter and winding to the next frame will leave me feeling calm, relaxed, and completely oblivious the world around me.

Every once in a long great while taking a picture will do both of those things at the same time.

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Friday, January 31, 2014
brookelynne:

dhswanson:

The Cave Dwellers #3
Age: 25
Print for sale
© Shadowscape Studio

I can only imagine what this print would look like large.
You should contact the photographer and purchase it.
Really. Because its awesome.
And I have no bias. I get no proceeds of the profit. Just do it because its great art that you should hang in your living room.

brookelynne:

dhswanson:

The Cave Dwellers #3

Age: 25

Print for sale

© Shadowscape Studio

I can only imagine what this print would look like large.

You should contact the photographer and purchase it.

Really. Because its awesome.

And I have no bias. I get no proceeds of the profit. Just do it because its great art that you should hang in your living room.

(Source: shadowscapestudio)

Thursday, January 23, 2014
arealitystudios:

I’ve been doing a lot of work lately up against a blank wall in my apartment. I can’t decide if that is because I’m lazy, too broke to go shoot in hotel rooms, or because I’m making some sort of artistic choice to just work in the most simple way possible. 
I’d like to believe it is that last option, but I’m not entirely sure that’s true.
Either way, this was made with a single hot light and my trusty Mamiya TLR set up on a tri-pod. 
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As my life changes my art has to change to. More of the past to let go of and explore how to be creative with what I do have.

arealitystudios:

I’ve been doing a lot of work lately up against a blank wall in my apartment. I can’t decide if that is because I’m lazy, too broke to go shoot in hotel rooms, or because I’m making some sort of artistic choice to just work in the most simple way possible. 

I’d like to believe it is that last option, but I’m not entirely sure that’s true.

Either way, this was made with a single hot light and my trusty Mamiya TLR set up on a tri-pod. 

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As my life changes my art has to change to. More of the past to let go of and explore how to be creative with what I do have.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
I do not define myself by how many roadblocks have appeared on my path.
I define myself by the courage I’ve found to forge new roads.
I do not define myself by how many disappointments I’ve faced.
I define myself by the forgiveness and faith I’ve found to start again.
I do not define myself by how long a relationship lasted.
I define myself by how much I have loved, and am willing to love again.
I do not define myself by how many times I’ve been knocked down.
I define myself by how many times I’ve struggled to my feet.
I am not my pain.
I am not my past.
I am that which has emerged from the fire.
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Thursday, November 28, 2013
arealitystudios:

I won’t deny I have a certain “fetish” for old cameras. I know this doesn’t make me particularly unique among photographers. But hey, I never claimed to be completely original. Doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy what I do!
The only thing I’m bothered by in this photograph is the fact that the lower hand got really blown out from the hot lights. I could fix this in the darkroom pretty easily, but I’m feeling a tad lazy tonight so I’m just going to enjoy the image for what it is. 
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arealitystudios:

I won’t deny I have a certain “fetish” for old cameras. I know this doesn’t make me particularly unique among photographers. But hey, I never claimed to be completely original. Doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy what I do!

The only thing I’m bothered by in this photograph is the fact that the lower hand got really blown out from the hot lights. I could fix this in the darkroom pretty easily, but I’m feeling a tad lazy tonight so I’m just going to enjoy the image for what it is. 

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
arealitystudios:

It was cold as all hell out when this image was made. I have to say that right away if for no other reason than to express some extreme gratitude for the poor model who posed for it. I’m talking freeze your fingers and toes off kind of cold. You’d never know it with such bright and warm colored light, but it was. Just take my word for it.
Photographed out in the Columbia River Gorge right as the sun was rising over the mountains on the Oregon side of the river. I do a lot of photography out in this magical place and I feel so fortunate to have access to it within minutes of my home. Every photographer should be so lucky and I hope I always appreciate this place in the way that it should be.
My biggest concern typically when shooting right into the sun is getting the flair on the lens just right. Open the aperture too wide and you don’t get the streams of light shooting out across the frame. Close it down too far and it becomes chaotic and hard to look at. On most lenses I own, it seems f/11 gets the look I’m after just about right. 
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arealitystudios:

It was cold as all hell out when this image was made. I have to say that right away if for no other reason than to express some extreme gratitude for the poor model who posed for it. I’m talking freeze your fingers and toes off kind of cold. You’d never know it with such bright and warm colored light, but it was. Just take my word for it.

Photographed out in the Columbia River Gorge right as the sun was rising over the mountains on the Oregon side of the river. I do a lot of photography out in this magical place and I feel so fortunate to have access to it within minutes of my home. Every photographer should be so lucky and I hope I always appreciate this place in the way that it should be.

My biggest concern typically when shooting right into the sun is getting the flair on the lens just right. Open the aperture too wide and you don’t get the streams of light shooting out across the frame. Close it down too far and it becomes chaotic and hard to look at. On most lenses I own, it seems f/11 gets the look I’m after just about right. 

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Sunday, November 24, 2013
arealitystudios:

I don’t have a lot to say this morning other than the fact that I am really fond of this photo. 
I’ve always liked poses that can be dissected into really basic shapes. Triangles, circles, squares. It’s one of the reasons I’m attracted to bridges and architecture and I often lump those things into the same category as nudes. The same things about them appeal to me. 
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arealitystudios:

I don’t have a lot to say this morning other than the fact that I am really fond of this photo. 

I’ve always liked poses that can be dissected into really basic shapes. Triangles, circles, squares. It’s one of the reasons I’m attracted to bridges and architecture and I often lump those things into the same category as nudes. The same things about them appeal to me. 

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
arealitystudios:

I think it is one of life’s great tragedies that I enjoy shooting nudes in rainy weather. I mean, I know it is great for me but models certainly hate it. I am sure at least one model whom I’ve worked with will read that sentence and either roll her eyes or shout at the screen, “No shit jerk face!!!”
But let’s face it, there is a lot of drama in the air when it rains. The world is full of life and texture and activity and it looks amazing on film. Skin forms goose bumps and comes to life and one’s breath looks like a dragon blowing smoke that will soon turn to fire. And all of that says nothing of the light. That perfect soft light that is a breeze to meter and looks so soft and eloquent I could cry. 
I love every minute of it even if the person I’m working with doesn’t. So to all the models I’ve made suffer in the pouring rain throughout my life, thank you…and I’m sorry.   
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arealitystudios:

I think it is one of life’s great tragedies that I enjoy shooting nudes in rainy weather. I mean, I know it is great for me but models certainly hate it. I am sure at least one model whom I’ve worked with will read that sentence and either roll her eyes or shout at the screen, “No shit jerk face!!!”

But let’s face it, there is a lot of drama in the air when it rains. The world is full of life and texture and activity and it looks amazing on film. Skin forms goose bumps and comes to life and one’s breath looks like a dragon blowing smoke that will soon turn to fire. And all of that says nothing of the light. That perfect soft light that is a breeze to meter and looks so soft and eloquent I could cry. 

I love every minute of it even if the person I’m working with doesn’t. So to all the models I’ve made suffer in the pouring rain throughout my life, thank you…and I’m sorry.   

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
arealitystudios:

Contrary to popular belief, I get really excited when amazing color opportunities cross my path. I spend so much time in nature during every season of the year I’m in a constant state of amazement at the way the earth changes colors and hues with every passing month.
Typically in my camera bag I will carry a small digital camera for just these occasions. These days that is a small Sony NEX which I essentially just use as a glorified point and shoot with Leica glass attached to it. It comes in handy. I guess I bring this up also to illustrate the point that I am not nearly as much of a camera snob as people may think. I fully endorse whatever it takes to get the job done.
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arealitystudios:

Contrary to popular belief, I get really excited when amazing color opportunities cross my path. I spend so much time in nature during every season of the year I’m in a constant state of amazement at the way the earth changes colors and hues with every passing month.

Typically in my camera bag I will carry a small digital camera for just these occasions. These days that is a small Sony NEX which I essentially just use as a glorified point and shoot with Leica glass attached to it. It comes in handy. I guess I bring this up also to illustrate the point that I am not nearly as much of a camera snob as people may think. I fully endorse whatever it takes to get the job done.

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Sunday, November 10, 2013
arealitystudios:

I know this image breaks that cardinal rule about taking a photograph looking up someone’s nose. But you know what? I really don’t care. I think it is pretty, pleasing to look at, and maybe even a little sexy. So screw the rules! I hope anyone looking at this will just enjoy it for what it is.
Photographed with Fomapan 400 which is a film stock I still go back and forth on all the time. On one hand it’s got a lovely grain structure and on the other the quality control can be deeply flawed on this stuff (notice the scratch lines across the top of the frame). Sometimes I simply don’t care about this, and other times I do. That’s just the way it goes when you spend so much time criticizing yourself.  
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arealitystudios:

I know this image breaks that cardinal rule about taking a photograph looking up someone’s nose. But you know what? I really don’t care. I think it is pretty, pleasing to look at, and maybe even a little sexy. So screw the rules! I hope anyone looking at this will just enjoy it for what it is.

Photographed with Fomapan 400 which is a film stock I still go back and forth on all the time. On one hand it’s got a lovely grain structure and on the other the quality control can be deeply flawed on this stuff (notice the scratch lines across the top of the frame). Sometimes I simply don’t care about this, and other times I do. That’s just the way it goes when you spend so much time criticizing yourself.  

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