Introducing: Tracee

Introducing: Tracee

I would like to introduce my friend, Tracee. She is a new model with some experience with performance and modeling. We have talked about working together in the past, but it has never happened. Now, I’m proud to say, I have some great photos of her.

For this shoot, I decided to change things up a little bit. Normally, I like a clean, blank slate and then create on top of that. I didn’t feel that was right for this shoot. Instead, I wanted a crude, plain non-set: A simple, basic area so I could focus on composition and feel over “glamour.”

I like to work with subjects who are untrained or inexperienced. They haven’t had a chance to practice every action, pose, and expression. It’s good for making art over glamour snaps. I get candid poses and expressions and unpracticed bits. I’ve always preferred those in-between moments, anyway.

Lighting was a combination of overhead sunlight with a pair of strobes to boost it. The plain, random background leaving wires and a poor transition to the floor. The challenge is ultimately in the composition. Any photo can be made compelling with the right composition.

For some shots, I used a portable nylon green-screen as a background, a thick, plain, black tablecloth I got at a thrift store and I alternately draped some lacy material I picked up at another thrift store. Thrift stores love me.

Lately, I’ve been playing around with different lighting situations. I’m particularly interested in conflicting light to get a different effect. Sometimes, this effect can play out as simply filling in shadows or beefing up the light in a low-light situation. Other times were mistakes that I liked too much to stop. I blasted out highlights and crushed shadows, but used a neutral-exposure picture style (Cinestyle by Technicolor) to add some exposure latitude so I can post process the way I like.

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Great Photos and Amazing Talent at the SASCO Mines

So I had a great photo shoot out in the deserts north of Tucson. 5 miles west-southwest of a little town called Red Rock is a long dirt road called Sasco Mine Road. The mine is gone now. It hasn’t been there since the 1940s. It’s an interesting story and a fun read. I love it for all the amazing graffiti and it’s a great location to shoot models and create awesome and incredible image experiments.

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Jane is a Tucson model and photographer . See Jane at the SASCO Hotel Ruins in the desert around Red Rock and the Silverbell mine. From our recent shoot on October 22, 2017. Visit her Facebook Page here and here.

Another new model for me was Marissa. Such a great and mysterious look. She loved to hide her face with masks and cloth. Stunning eyes, too. It’s always nice to meet new models with a great look. Hope to work with her again.

You really should check out her images here.

The model, Soul, is a tremendous pleasure to work with. She is friendly and a little bit shy, but bold, responsive, and completely unafraid.

Check out her great photo set here.

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This was my first time working with Alexis (photo gallery link). She is a model here in Tucson. Since I’m not great at chatting, I didn’t get much info from her. I guess I prefer to get to work versus talking. Regardless, she has such a great look and her hair and dress were mesmerizing. Such great forms and curves.

I’ve not known her, but I had seen her amazing work before. Sarah has such a great, natural form, poise, p0se, and an amazing. This was my first chance to work with her and I can’t wait to work with her again. Such great fire in those eyes and some of the sexiest looks.

Check out her set here.

Check her Facebook Page here.