Sunday, November 25, 2012

Shower series

My good friend who is a painter asked me to make some reference photos of her in the shower so that she can use them in some new paintings. Some of them turned out well enough for me to think this might be an interesting series for my own work. I think I need to find a bigger shower room, perhaps one of those walk in showers with abstracted glass doors.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Judy Hopen

Today, one of my long time model and collaborator passed to her reward after a long fight with cancer. I first photographed Judy in 1999 when she was a WU art department model and I used her in one of my elective classes. This started a longer professional relationship that this spring turned into a collaboration while she confronted her illness. Though out it all, she was amazingly positive and upbeat, using art as a way to understand and make sense of this terrible situation she found herself in. I shall remember her not as the woman who's body in the end was ravaged by both the illness and the brutal medical treatments she endured, but as the beautiful person I found her to be both in body and spirit.

Fair winds and clear sailing Judy, you'll live on in work we did together.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Aimee Mann

I don't usually do a lot of concert photography, but I was hired last week by Ivan Edwards, the drummer for Aimee Mann who was performing this past week in STL. I was great show and gave me the chance to dust off my 70-200. It was a great concert and everyone was great backstage.