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Shadow Play

Liz Ashley, July 2007

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Another of the beautiful Liz Ashley

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Liz Ashley #131, July 2007

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Arielle on red futon

Arielle on Red Futon #168

Arielle Lee, May 2003

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Hair Tossing

At some point in the shoot, Liz and I were playing with tossing her hair. This was my favorite…

Hair Tossing, Liz Ashley, July 2007

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Five More of Liz Ashley

Here are five more photos of the beautiful Liz Ashley. These will probably be the last photos from this shoot that I post en masse like this, but there are plenty more keepers that I will post from time to time. In fact, I can’t think of a shoot where I’ve ever had such a high percentage of keepers. Big props to Liz for being such a great subject!

The Daily Dose

At the risk of looking like a Liz Ashley fan site, here is yet another set of Liz:

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Liz Ashley #140

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Liz Ashley #29, July 2007

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Liz Ashley #80, July 2007

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Liz Ashley #220

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Liz Ashley #11

Another dose of Liz Ashley

Some black and white this time…

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Liz Ashley #260, July 2007

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Liz Ashley #274, July 2007

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Liz Ashley #168, July 2007

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Liz Ashley #146, July 2007

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Liz Ashley #14, July 2007

Last Liz Ashley for this evening

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Liz Ashley #189, July 2007

Liz Almost Smiling

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Liz Ashley, July 2007

Liz Ashley, Yellow Chair, Dark Curtains

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Liz Ashley #58, Los Angeles, July 2007

Liz Ashley, Yellow Chair, Sleeping Cat

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Liz Ashley #257, Los Angeles, July 2007

Photo Shoot: Liz Ashley

I shot with the lovely Liz Ashley today at Kevin Break Studio in Los Angeles. One of the cool benefits of shooting there are the several studio cats, who love models and are very agreeable to being photographed (even without a release).

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Liz Ashley #199, Los Angeles, July 2007

Undiscovered Gem

Sometimes I like to go back through my image archives in search of undiscovered gems (Adobe Lightroom is great for this, btw)…


Martina Warren #25, Los Angeles, 2002

Martina Warren, 2002

Arielle, 2003


Arielle Lee #112, Los Angeles, 2003

Martina Warren, Red Wall, White Boots

To make up for all of the non-nude content I’ve posted lately, here’s a shot of Martina Warren from a shoot we did in 2002.


Martina Warren #73, Los Angeles, 2002

Martina Warren, Red Wall, White Boots
San Pedro, CA, April 2002

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Another one of Arielle from 2003


Arielle Lee, Los Angeles, 2003

I wish my digital black & white looked as good as my film work. I’m playing with LightZone, and the Zone Mapper tool is awesome once you figure it out, especially for black & white. So maybe one day I’ll be able to get such nice tones from my digital black & white.

Suzana Striped

Heather urged me to post more photos from my shoot with Suzana, so here’s another.

Your photostream has been viewed 473 times.

Since finally getting Flickr to open up my photos to the public, my photo stream has been viewed a whopping 473 times.

And this photo I posted just last night has already been viewed 261 times. Surprisingly no one has commented on it, though.

Despite my beef with Flickr and their stupid NIPSA policy, I really like Flickr, particularly its community features, which I think are what set it apart from Zooomr. I have pretty much settled the internal Flickr / Zooomr debate I’ve had with myself over the last couple of months, and I think Flickr is the winner. Zooomr Mark III will have to be a real masterpiece and their community will have to grow a lot more to change my mind.

While I’m on the topic of Flickr: I gave my permission to a fellow user to make a drawing from one of my photos. He posted a draft of it a few days later, and I’m really impressed. It’s exactly this sort of community that I want. I’ll make another, more detailed post about it shortly.

Everything old is new again

It seems like every time I get a new photography toy of some sort, I become reacquainted with many of my old photos. I was home from work today, so I imported a lot of my photos (over 6,000) into my Adobe Lightroom library on my laptop. In the process, I rediscovered some oldies but goodies, like this one of Suzana. Enjoy!

Negative Scan vs. Print Scan

Once again I was playing with my film scanner. After scanning a particular negative, I realized that I had previously scanned the print on my flatbed scanner, and I thought it would be interesting to compare them.

So here are the two different scans:

Print Scan Negative Scan

The one on the left was scanned with a MicroTek ScanMaker 4900 flatbed scanner. It was scanned a long time ago, so I don’t remember the particulars other than that.

The one on the right was scanned with a Minolta DiMAGE Scan Dual IV film scanner. 3200 dpi, 16 bits. I had to quite a bit of dust cleanup on it, and I reduced its size to roughly the same as the print scan.

I didn’t do a particular great job of scanning on either one of them, but which do you think looks better? Any preference?

Like Old Friends


Arielle Lee #180, Los Angeles, 2002

Arielle Lee, October 2002
(Camera: Casio QV-4000)

I feel like the new film scanner is bringing me back in touch with photos that I took years ago. It’s like becoming reacquainted with old friends.It has even inspired me to revisit some of my digital photos, like this one, from 2002.This one was an experiment with empty space in the photo. I’m not sure how successful it is, but I do like the lighting and I like the look on her face.

For this I used the Casio QV-4000 camera, which was my first digital camera. It was a really nice 4MP point & shoot with some pretty advanced features, like an f2.0 Canon lens and a sync socket for external flash!! Try to find either of those on a point & shoot digital these days. This was lit with a couple of White Lightning strobes in shoot-through umbrellas.

By the way, I have started hosting my photos on flickr.

Color Negative Test


And now a color negative test.

Model: Julie Simone
Contax RX, Carl Zeiss T* 135/f2.8
Kodak Portra 160NC