Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Playing hookie

So, I've been playing hookie from school this past week. It was pretty much necessary - I've been bogged down with stress, the blues, and family gloominess that I just needed to hop on a plane, escape, and go have some fun and make some art.

I've had an amazing time this week. I finally got to work with two photographers I've wanted to collaborate with for a very long time: Nad Iksodas & AJ Kahn. They were wonderful, and I had an absolute blast creating art with both of them. I also got to visit and stay with Lela Rae again, which was so very lovely. She is a sweetheart.

(Photo by AJ Kahn)

I also got to work with two favorites again: Dave Levingston and Chip Willis. Both have very different styles, but both are brilliant in their own way.

(Photo by Chip Willis)

"Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up." - James Baldwin

I am happiest when I am naked. And with friends. Preferably at the same time.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Another Bout

of the beast this week.

Its my own damn fault though. I have been careless, reckless and forgetful.

Its hard when you're stuck in your own box and cannot get out.

My education is very important, this I know... but I wish I could suspend it so I could just create art for a few years.

It's all good though. My life is a rollercoaster and I'm getting used to the ups and downs.

Bring it on.


Ed Freeman.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

You're going to make mistakes, you're young

Get hot, get too close to the flame
Wild, open space

Talk like an open book
Sign me up
Got no time to take a picture

I'll remember someday
all the chances we took
We're so close to something better left unknown

I can feel it in my bones

Gimme sympathy

After all of this is gone

Who'd you rather be?

The Beatles or the Rolling Stones?

Oh, seriously

You're gonna make mistakes, you're young

Come on, baby, play me a song

Like, "Here Comes the Sun"

Don't go, stay with the all-unknown
Stay away from the hooks
All the chances we took
We're so close to something better left unknown

I have to make mistakes to learn. You make me forget and remember who I am.


Erin. Taken with a Diana.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Summer Adventures - Sylvie Blum

One of my greatest ambitions in my fine art modeling is to work with artists that share my passion for creating classic, tasteful, figurative and/or abstract and/or structural fine art nudes. Although I greatly respect and admire other forms of fine art nudes, including but not limited to, conceptual, emotive, experimental, erotica, fashion-esque...etc., it's not what lights my fire and passion deep within.

I think the most beautiful thing in the whole world is the human body. Not only for aesthetic reasons, but also for intrinsic reasons.

I've only worked with a few photographers that share my passion for figurative/abstract nude art. But every time I work with said photographers, I always come away from the shoot feeling that rush of adrenaline and the superb satisfaction of collaborating and creating impeccable art with extremely talented artists, not to mention I receive a few masterpieces for my portfolio.

Sylvie Blum is, no doubt, one of those few photographers I've had the utmost pleasure of working with. She has a true, passionate artist's heart, an exceptional eye and talent, and a generous, kind, and beautiful personality.

I'm extremely giddy to say that I will be working with her again soon.
Very soon, in fact.

We will be shooting together over the course of three days... next week! I'm flying out to LAX next Monday and staying in Hollywood September 7-10. I expect these sessions will be as wonderful and productive, if not more so, as our first session was.

I feel extraordinarily humbled and privileged to have such favorable regard of such a prolific and internationally renown fine art nude photographer. It makes my heart swell with joy!


Sylvie Blum !!!