Friday, January 1, 2016

2015 "My Nude Year" project review

Thank you all so much for following Shannon and I over the
course of this yearlong project. Many of you have been asking for another year
but Shannon is ready for some well-deserved time off. I will be working on
other project but most likely without Shannon as the focus. I'm sure at some
point we will start shooting together again but only when she is ready. Until
then we want to genuinely thank you all for your support.

JW Purdy

©JW Purdy 2015

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Art of Nude by JW Purdy Episode 36 - Model shoot – Girls in garages

In today’s episode we will be exploring a shot concept centered around one of Jim Morrison’s poems. In the poem Angels and Sailors Jim uses the phrase, “Girls in garages, stripped” and for some reasons this line has always stayed with me. As with a lot of Jim’s work I find a way weave it into my life some how. I found the Doors when I was still in elementary school and Jims voice has been echoing in my head every since the sound of his voice passed through my ears.

Thank you,

JW Purdy

Monday, December 28, 2015

The Art of Nude by JW Purdy Episode 35 - Model shoot – Difficulties with...

Sometime things just don’t work out as I plan during a
shoot. This is an example of a failed idea. I made the best of the situation
but really in the end I chose the wrong pose for the models body type.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Art of Nude by JW Purdy Episode 34 - Model shoot – Small light adjus...

In this episode we will be shooting with a one light setup. The light is positioned at a 45-degree angle to the model and a shoot-thru umbrella has been used to soften the source. After the first shot I noticed a harder than desired shadow was being cast on the wall behind the model. To reduce this shadows effect I raised the light to a higher position causing the shadow to fall more on the floor than the wall.


JW Purdy