There is something timeless and very simple about working with the human figure that I much enjoy. For the commercial work that I do, I am always concerned with what the client’s expectations are, and with my more conceptual work, I operate within very strict parameters governed by what I am trying to say. Likewise, for the photographs that I produce for Photo Flood Saint Louis, I am constantly thinking about the story my images are sending. However, in figurative work, I am free to pursue both form and content in a way that is completely untethered from any mental constraints.
The human body is a classical motif in art, one which conveys both the grace and tragedy of life. As such, it is a conduit for both our notions of beauty and scorn, and a subject that I have tremendous respect for.
In this most recent shoot, I was fortunate to work with a great model that seemed to know exactly what I wanted (perhaps because we are already friends or because she is also a photographer). I am very happy with this body of images, and look forward to working with Monica again in the future.
Sam is a senior in high school preparing to embark upon a college career in baseball, while pursuing a degree in engineering. I recently had the lucky opportunity to photograph Sam for his senior pictures, which was no sweat for this confident, bright athlete (that his location preferences were easy to work with and the fact that he’s got a little James Dean-ness to his look perhaps supported as well).
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