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!