Nicolo- Fine Art Nudes II {NSFW}

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As I mentioned in another recent post of mine, I recently got caught up on all of my client work and have been able to start editing more of my personal work (it can sometimes take over a year before I'm able to edit an entire personal set). I shot these last March; the model is my current muse, Nicolo, who I've photographed more than anyone else in my photography "career". These photos were done at his own request. They are lit with a single window. The backdrop has creases, and admittedly I'm too lazy to edit them out. Feel free to critique. All editing done in photoshop.

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I used a reflector in this first shot. I decided later to stop using the reflector because I enjoyed the depth created by the dark shadows.
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Great as always. I am really running out of good things to say! ;)
 

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I'm not a big fan of the line going through his head in the second, but really nice use of light to sculpt his body.
 

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Great stuff! Love your B&W rendering.
 

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As I mentioned in another recent post of mine, I recently got caught up on all of my client work and have been able to start editing more of my personal work (it can sometimes take over a year before I'm able to edit an entire personal set). I shot these last March; the model is my current muse, Nicolo, who I've photographed more than anyone else in my photography "career". These photos were done at his own request. They are lit with a single window. The backdrop has creases, and admittedly I'm too lazy to edit them out. Feel free to critique. All editing done in photoshop.

screen_shot_2015_09_27_at_5_31_01_pm_by_danostergren-d9b5ybu.png

I used a reflector in this first shot. I decided later to stop using the reflector because I enjoyed the depth created by the dark shadows.
_mg_3788_by_danostergren-d9b5x9s.jpg


_mg_3804_by_danostergren-d9b5xaf.jpg


_mg_3777_by_danostergren-d9b5x8r.jpg

Multiple comments.

First, thanks for sharing...this is some good work.

Second, I like the 2nd photo the best--that's the strongest one in my view. Here's why...
#1...angle of the shins to the camera makes them look abnormally short. But the lighting and angles from the pose are lovely.
#2...I'd blur the demarcation/line coming out of the model's head. Otherwise, I like this one a lot.
#3...I'd crop from the biceps up...I think that would be a much stronger pose. Being seated and then cutting off the legs mid-shin makes a very athletic and muscular model look very short. Conversely, a crop of the upper half (couldn't tell if he was standing or sitting) would be more effective IMO.

Lovely work.
 
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Great stuff! Love your B&W rendering.
Thank you.

As I mentioned in another recent post of mine, I recently got caught up on all of my client work and have been able to start editing more of my personal work (it can sometimes take over a year before I'm able to edit an entire personal set). I shot these last March; the model is my current muse, Nicolo, who I've photographed more than anyone else in my photography "career". These photos were done at his own request. They are lit with a single window. The backdrop has creases, and admittedly I'm too lazy to edit them out. Feel free to critique. All editing done in photoshop.

screen_shot_2015_09_27_at_5_31_01_pm_by_danostergren-d9b5ybu.png

I used a reflector in this first shot. I decided later to stop using the reflector because I enjoyed the depth created by the dark shadows.
_mg_3788_by_danostergren-d9b5x9s.jpg


_mg_3804_by_danostergren-d9b5xaf.jpg


_mg_3777_by_danostergren-d9b5x8r.jpg

Multiple comments.

First, thanks for sharing...this is some good work.

Second, I like the 2nd photo the best--that's the strongest one in my view. Here's why...
#1...angle of the shins to the camera makes them look abnormally short. But the lighting and angles from the pose are lovely.
#2...I'd blur the demarcation/line coming out of the model's head. Otherwise, I like this one a lot.
#3...I'd crop from the biceps up...I think that would be a much stronger pose. Being seated and then cutting off the legs mid-shin makes a very athletic and muscular model look very short. Conversely, a crop of the upper half (couldn't tell if he was standing or sitting) would be more effective IMO.

Lovely work.
Thank you for the feedback.
 

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Great lighting! The poses seem very classic, which I like. I'm sure he is pleased, and I hope you are too. Very well done.
 
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Great lighting! The poses seem very classic, which I like. I'm sure he is pleased, and I hope you are too. Very well done.
Thank you. Yeah, he loves them. From my perspective though there could be a lot to improve on.
 
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One more shot from this set. I'm completely entranced by Nicolo's beauty.
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