Mysteries of the Big Salty Lakehttps://vimeo.com/62365738
Mysteries of the Big Salty Lake is a collection of images that I shot on location at the Great Salt Lake in Utah over the past four years and is accompanied in the preview linked above and below by the haunting music of the Mystic Rhythms Band.
One of the most amazing wonders of the natural world, the Great Salt Lake is a remnant of Lake Bonneville, an ancient inland sea from the Great Ice Age that once covered most of the state of Utah and parts of Idaho and Nevada. About 17,000 years ago an earthen rupture at the north end of the lake drained most of its waters leaving behind a much smaller lake that had no exit and that became increasingly salty as the millenniums rolled by.
This cataclysmic change in the climate brought about heavy evaporation which resulted in a vast sprawling desert where the lake had once been and a persistently harsh terrain that at first glance seems barren and lifeless. As most of t
HOORAYYY!I have 315 watchers. I know most of them don't view my work and that truly upsets me, but it's good to think at least at one point in time about 250 of them actually viewed my work. So, therefore I am celebrating. I give thanks to all of those who view my work and appreciate it. You are in my heart.More Like This
I also thank those who favorite my work. I might not thank you, but I do appreciate you dearly. I try to view others' work when they go through my gallery.
With all that lovey dovey junk out the way time for what happens in every journal!
Weather Man by *TheMadMulattoLe journal - Block CDLVII by *bwitiEntrance by ~wiebkerostPlain Photograph by ~AzizAlaricAmitaiA Winter Dream by *intaoicrul by ~vassoga:thumb272796440:Old And Tired by *EintoeRnThe last unicorn II by ~KittysdeadBlack Death by *Lithium-TearsMirror by *FlexDreamsInconstant ... by *zakharova:thumb91347985:Velveteen by `ulorinvexLong hard road out of hell by ~Dina-bv
Male NudesMore Like This
There is always so much conversation about female nudes, as if men don't much factor into the conversation. In my work I photograph mainly men, but women are anything but forgotten. I work with women who are more about their wholeness than their holeness. If a woman comes to me with her butt pushed out backwards and wearing a hand bra I refer her to my heterosexual friends. If a woman comes to me with grace and overwhelming sensuality then I take pictures of her. As you can well imagine, the field is sometimes limited depending on where I'm living. Take a look at my collections - you'll see what I mean.
At the same time I have no problem finding some of the world's most beautiful men to photograph. I'm lucky. And my being gay has everything and nothing to do with it all at the same time. I don't have sex with my models. What I do have with my models, both male and female is an intimacy that comes from a deep deep trust. I sometimes joke that when peopl
Nudity, Open and Free...More Like This
One of the reasons why complete nudity is so important to me in my artwork is because it creates a vulnerability that doesn't seem to surface in any other way. In that place of rawness and vulnerability my models are often reaching deep into places in themselves that they don't readily access otherwise. And out of that comes an ephemeral grace and gentleness, a spontaneous creativity and a beautiful sense of self.
It's not your genitals, your anus or your breasts that I need to see. It's a gentle incorporation of those parts of you into the whole that feed my artistry. The intentional covering of genitals or breasts becomes the focus of the image; a distraction from the wholeness of our bodies. When we lose the hand-bras or the cupping-hand fig leaf or the conspicuously raised leg we return our bodies to a place of oneness where no part of us is marginalized.
My eyes want to follow our bodies uninterrupted from the tops of our heads to