Submissions for The Male Nude blog post

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I’m planning to do a blog post about the Male Nude in photography. Many of the male nude photos (applies to many female nudes as well) I see are unimaginative, lack drama or artistry, have no sense of humor, and/or are simply smutty or pornographic.

If you have some male nude photos you’ve taken that you think rise above these common pitfalls, I’d like to see them! You may submit up to 3 images. I will feature the ones I like in my upcoming blog post with appropriate photo credit and link to your website.

Please size the images you submit within a 640 pixel high and 760 pixel wide rectangle; the closer they are to 760 pixels wide and/or 640 pixels tall, the better. Please make sure your attached image/s is/are less than 1mb in file size.

Depending on how long it takes to receive enough images I like, I expect to put the blog post up by October 1st, 2015.

Thanks!

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New Photo Art Print at Saatchiart: Workout (August 2015)

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I’ve got a new photo print available at Saatchiart. It’s a black & white male nude titled: “Workout (August 2015)“.

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J at the Cleveland Museum of Art (August 2015)

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I was walking behind my son as he passed through this “glass tunnel” at the Cleveland Museum of Art. It immediately struck me that this had some photographic potential; so I took 3-4 shots as he walked. This was one of the better compositions, I think..

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J at the Cleveland Museum of Art (Aug 2015)

J at the Cleveland Museum of Art (Aug 2015)


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Downtown, Race Track Opening Weekend, Saratoga Springs, NY (July 2015)

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I found myself near Saratoga Springs, New York last weekend and heard it was the opening weekend of race track season. Though I briefly considered buying a ticket and going to the race track itself, I convinced myself it would probably be expensive and that my family would be mad at me for being gone too long.

So, I simply parked and walked downtown for about an hour (Saratoga has free 2-hour parking). The weather was perfect for little photographic stroll..:-).

Here now is a photographic “taste” of downtown Saratoga Springs during their 2015 opening race track weekend…

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GrassRoots Festival 2015: Photos from my ‘Slant’ Perspective

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I have been photographing the GrassRoots Festival in Trumansburg, NY over the past couple of years in exchange for free admission to the festival. So, though I am being “compensated”, it feels like I’m shooting for free.

Rightly or wrongly, this “feeling” leads me to take liberties when deciding what to photograph–i.e., I tend to photograph whatever I find personally interesting or compelling, along with the more “standard” photos I believe the festival organizers actually want from me. (Shooting both types of photos almost in parallel has become quite natural for me.)

Here, then, are the photos the organizers are fairly unlikely to use, but which capture aspects and scenes that I find personally entertaining and which keep me going back to photograph the festival each year. They are a reflection of my skewed and maybe slightly jaded perspective (:p), and are in roughly chronological order.

(On a side note: in general, I think my 2014 GrassRoots photos turned out better, and the cause is probably 2-fold: 1) the heat this year negatively affected both the festival participants and me, and 2) I was having some equipment issues that will inform my equipment choices next year! I did, however, get better photos of the GrassRoots Happiness Parade this year with an equipment combo that now seems obvious. Those are coming soon…)

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