Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Jordan, originally uploaded by austinspace.

A beautiful woman, a river, a day off: photo heaven.

Monday, February 11, 2013


Talieh, originally uploaded by austinspace.

Talieh was referred to me by a friend. She needed some basic head and body shots to submit to people in the movie biz, but we also managed to do some simple portraiture. Really, she needs no adornment as she's a very elegant beauty. This shot, taken with my new chair from Pier 1, was after we did the headshots and I got down to one light--the composition is simple but the result is without flaw.

The shoot went well enough that we plan to shoot again very soon!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012


Emily, originally uploaded by austinspace.

High key lighting on a girl with absolutely no blemishes. Lucky!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Gabrielle, originally uploaded by austinspace.

In praise of Gabby, who is the perfect model. No ego, endlessly creative, and so, so photogenic. This is backlit, using my two Alien Bee 800 lamps without the strobes.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Crystal, originally uploaded by austinspace.

I don't know how we found this most perfect light, but this shot just thrills me. Crystal wanted to do a Fall shoot and I've always wanted to shoot along the trees on Manito Blvd on Spokane's South Hill so we went up there on a Friday afternoon. The day was cloudy so this little bit of sunshine was very, very welcome. Within a couple of shots it was gone. Luck is the phototgrapher's friend...

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Adrienne Mondrian

Adrienne Mondrian, originally uploaded by austinspace.

I've been painting a lot of women lately. I should be painting my house.

I had the idea of taking the simple geometric shapes of Piet Mondrian's work and applying it to the curves of a woman, and was lucky when Addy agreed to be the canvas. Even luckier, my friend and model Kaitlin agreed to come over and paint Addy.

The process took about 2 hours to complete, from head to foot, using washable paints from the kids' craft section of Walmart. Keeping my Flickr safe for all viewers, you can't see the amazing job Kait did here, but you can appreciate the otherworldly look that Addy brought to it. If only every photoshoot was this creative and fulfilling!

Friday, December 02, 2011


Suzy, originally uploaded by austinspace.

Argh. Suzy is one of the most stunning women I've ever photographed, but she is also one of the most frustrating. It's hard to take a photo that will please her. This one barely passed her inspection! I consider it a challenge to find out what she really wants (she has some model aspirations) but it's hard when the subject is so vague.

In this shot she's actually lying on the floor of my studio, where I recently got a sheet of grey background paper donated to me by my buddy Eric as payment for finding a model for him to shoot. He also gave me confidence to use my Alien Bees strobes, and it's been kind of weird but exhilarating to shoot brightly lit models these last couple of months.

I think Suzy's a classic pinup model. What do you think?