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twin cheeks

I would simply like to make the following casual comparison observation regarding two different photo composites by different photographers at different times.

These are ‘Blue Moon’ by Max Operandi, 2012, and ‘Moon Worship’ by Thornback, 2014.

I suppose I’m happy to be typecast as the disembodied melancholy blue bottom.

Moon Worship

‘Moon Worship’ (c) Thornback, 2014

‘Blue Moon’ (c) Max Operandi, 2012

‘Blue Moon’ (c) Max Operandi, 2012


Figures of Grace 2015: Iceland

Dave Rudin has put together an epic calendar of his adventurous, billowing, northerly nudes on the magical island of Iceland. I feature in the autumn (fall) months – September (at Stjórnarfoss with Nadine Stevens), October (at Fjaðrárgljúfur) and November (atJökulsárlón).

Admittedly it’s a bit late to be shopping for a 2015 calendar, but you can look at the pretty pictures here: Figures of Grace 2015: Iceland.


Another Photo in PHOTO

Dave has had a photo published in the French magazine PHOTO, and here is his nice detailed account of our gorgeously icy adventures.

Figures of Grace

Nude, Iceland, 2014 Nude, Iceland, 2014

A few months ago, I posted some photos from the beginning of my trip to Iceland last summer.  I really hadn’t planned on posting any more from that trip until I had finished posting more photos from my trip to Iceland in 2013 (and I do indeed have more).
However, I will break with that plan today to post and write about another photo from the 2014 trip.  That’s because I found out today that one of them (yes, the one at the top here) has just been published by the French magazine PHOTO in its annual contest issue.  You may recall that I wrote about a year ago (here) that one of my photos had been included in the contest issue after a six year absence, so it’s gratifying that I was able to get in a second year in a row, and for…

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… on targeted advertising, young Wittgenstein, a wilderness and my elf

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I really approve of targeted advertising. In my experience it’s been a win-win situation. (And more generally, I’d say about 80-85% of my happiness and accomplishments in life have been due to searching- and sharing-technology, but that’s a topic for another essay.) In the summer of 2012 my liking a Facey B page on Wittgenstein led to my seeing an ad from Riding-Iceland for a horse trip that would follow the trek that young Wittgenstein and his pal David Pinsent made 100 years earlier in the south of Iceland. Continue reading


bubblewrap in the bathroom

(c) Stephen Roberts . Luxembourg . Feb 2013

(c) Stephen Roberts . Luxembourg . Feb 2013

Also in February (2013), I worked with Stephen Roberts, a Brit living in Luxembourg, using one of my favourite lighting setups – the ringflash combined with ambient light. I think it makes just about any genre of people-photography look fashionarty. Likewise bubblewrap as a form of makeshift clothing. That’s all. Here are the results.

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one or two or three Christmas pics

Over the Christmas period I managed to dash outside into the cold with a suitable model in tow on a few occasions. Here are three of my winter portraits from the last couple of weeks.


the Male Nude

My little brother is quite hench. But I can forgive him because it makes him a brilliant subject for art nude, and furthermore he was willing to shave his whole body, get the coach with me to Bedford, spend the whole day doused in oil, and get back only just in time for the gym. Continue reading