A nice place to spend the night before going back out and killing zombies/aliens/demons. Working on environments cause I am not very good at them, this one took about four hours, all on one layer with only brushes, no photo textures though lots of references.
No, I'm not getting married, nor am I married currently. I wanna make that very clear. lol This was just a modeling project I helped my cousin out with. Wanted to upload at least one of the photos to DA, so here's one of my faves...which was actually not posed for. I was fixing something and our photographer snapped this one real quick. Those typically are the best, though, aren't they~
This is a shot from my Fit Women Australia Calendar. I did for many years [about 15] produce a calendar titled Pumped Up Down Under that gained a loyal following all over the world. It featured shots of fit women often with free weights. The idea back then was to encourage women to use free weights. In those days most women were not attracted to the concepts of building muscle as most of the imagery in the market was of very masculine looking women. My calendars featured women who used weights but whose bodies and features were balanced and feminine. At least in a small way these calendars inspired some women to venture into gyms to use weights. Also due to the style of shot and the women chosen the calendars also eductated men to appreciate fit women in a respectful way. I still do fitness shots these days but mostly for model's portfolios. However when I was approached by an online German publishing house I decided to once again release a fitness calendar, the first for about 6 years. Here is the link to the German website where the calendar is being marketed.
This is an older shot taken when I was involved in producing my own calendars. I have titled it fit presence as these are 2 key ingrediants in my photographic passion. I love fit women and also presenting imagery where the subjects are not absorbed by need or fear relating to the camera click. I feel the model in this pic is very empowering for her balanced fit body. I also feel that she is very present and that this can be felt by viweing and feeling the shot. All too often sexy shots of women are accompanied by fake or suggestive expressions. To me a woman or person is much more attractive when they are secure within themselves.