Friday, September 21, 2012

News from my Fine Art World

A Summer of Gallery Shows....

I just wanted to give you an update on my Fine Art work, with exhibits up in Los Angeles and New York, this could be the only time I can describe myself as bicoastal ;-)

Soho Photo Gallery accepted "Classic Beauty" into their National show juried by Forrest Old.

The show opened July 5th..

Perfect Exposures Gallery in Los Angeles accepted two pieces from my new painters series into their inaugural fine art show Perfect Exposures 2012
The show opened on July 26th

                "Dune"                                                                                           "Rousillion"

The Vanderbilt Republic included two "Naked Animals" in their "Art For The Heart" pop up show in Brooklyn, New York.
The show was on July 28th

Saturday, August 11th saw the opening of "Best In Show II Art Gone To The Dogs" at the Liberty Art Gallery in Long Beach.  
"Morning Constitutional"  made an appearance
I was so happy to be a part of this, they raised over a grand for "Animals Rule Rescue". 


Finally my last show for a while is coming up next week.  The Opening Reception                                                                                  is Friday September 28th from 7 till 10pm


    I will be showing two naked ladies and .......................a gorilla!.....Why not?!  ;-)

It's Personal: 13 Photographic Visions is a show that features very diverse work from myself and 12 extremely talented local photographers.  Each project has been created or completed throughout this year, it is all fresh pieces from new series of work.  And I'm not just saying this cos.....This is a BEAUTIFUL show....
So get your bottoms over to the Julia Dean Gallery, 755 Seward St, Los Angeles, 90038 next Friday...Drink a little wine, nibble a little cheese......And make me very happy xoxo

RSVP here:

It's been a very busy Summer,
And it doesn't end with shows here's some more exciting news
  • This month debuts Diffusions IV, A yearly Photography magazin.  It is on the shelves as we speak, to order directly go to
  • I received two honorable mentions in the International Photography Awards (IPAs), one in the Professional Nudes category and in the Wildlife category
  • Speakeasy Beauty has recently won A Julia Cameron Award in the Nudes Category,                 she will be off to Paris in 2013 to be part of the Womens Photography Biennial

 I'm so excited honored to be a part of these projects.......
OK, I'll stop bragging now, Have a wonderful day x0x

Sunday, August 5, 2012

An Homage to Marilyn.......

When you spend your days taking pictures of naked ladies it's only fitting that you jump in front of the camera every now and again.  For no other reason that it's such fun.  Especially when you put yourself in the hands of a truly talented photographer like Christa,  
I wanted to share our shoot inspired by Queen of the Bombshells, Marilyn Monroe today, as it is the 50th anniversary of her tragic death....
Many of us have an inner Marilyn busting to get out, here is mine

We used the inspiration shots of Marilyn shown here, but me being me, we switched the milk for wine.....hee hee!

Being photographed in your birthday suit is so liberating
 and empowering, 
I highly recommend it!

Good times!
Thanks for the experience Ms Meola..... xo

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May Day! May Day!

 The earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian times, with the festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers. Many pagan celebrations were abandoned or Christianized during the process of conversion in Europe. May Day these days is best known for its tradition of dancing round the maypole and the crowning of the May Queen.

This collection shows our May Queen basking in the springtime sun, which ironically there was none of today......
And being adorned with beautiful flowers in honor of Flora. It includes a couple of pieces from a Fine Art collection "Wildcat Nudes" which you can see in it's entirety at   


 May Day means an end to April showers......................Bring on the sunshine!!!

"Love is Like a Butterfly"

"If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now, 
                               It's just a spring clean for the May queen. " ...........Sorry I couldn't resist :-)

FYI "Flowers" and 2 other pieces from wildcat nudes are available for sale for the next two weeks to raise money for  
Go to the following website for details

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring is in the Air.....

The Spring Equinox is upon us marking the official beginning of the springtime.

This collection of pictures is inspired by the blossoms, sunshine and the promise of renewal that comes with this season.


Time to bask in the sun....

Time to Reflect
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

It's Only Rock n Roll.....

"I love rock n' roll
So put another dime in the jukebox baby,
I love rock n' roll
So come an' take your time an' dance with me!"

When photographing live bands I approach it the same way as if I were street shooting.  I'm looking for the angles that give me the best background to the subject.  I'm watching for a great quality of light which be tricky because the color and quality is constantly changing, as the Lighting Director conducts his own symphony along to the music.  I'm watching for the emotion in the artist which is usually in abundance as the musicians are up there bearing there souls for the audience.  I wait for that decisive moment and.....Click!

Recently I had the honor of photographing the gorgeous and talented Abby Travis at one of Los Angeles' longest running live venues, The Dragonfly, in Hollywood.

 A stellar bass player, Abby has played with bands such as, Beck, The Bangles, Eagles of Death Metal and Elastica to name but a few.......Oh, the stories that bass could tell.......

Abby has just released her latest solo album "Abby Travis IV" click the link below for more info:

Joining Abby on the stage that night was the incorrigible Tony Clifton and his beautiful burlesque dancers......Such a fun night!!

You can check out more of my rock n' roll work at
Bands if you are interested in shooting with me 
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Watch out Fellas....It's Leap Day Tomorrow

According to English law, February 29th was ignored and had no legal status.
It became the one day when traditions were not upheld.  As leap year day existed
to fix a problem in the calendar it became the day that women could fix a problem
within her relationship. Namely the proposal that she had been waiting and
waiting for.  So to all the ladies out there who've been waiting patiently,
tomorrow's your day.....Put your big girl pants on and Pop That Question!!

I love to shoot a story, whether it's based in reality...or not!  In honor of Leap Day I've put together a cheeky little editorial of love at first sight......

 One day, as an act of fate, a girl meets a boy..........

They fall in love.....

The girl takes a leap of faith and follows her heart

Want me to tell your story....
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It's Mardi Gras Bitches!

If there is one thing you ought to know about me...... I LOVE New Orleans! 
So what better day than today to share a really fun photo shoot from the Crescent City.  A place steeped in mystery and voodoo, with it's smoldering sensuality oozing from every nook and alley.  My mum calls it "my soul city" and I couldn't agree more.    

The streets of the French Quarter offer the perfect backdrop for sexy escapades.  The exquisite light, the colorful characters you run into and of course the gorgeous buildings all make for fantastic inspiration.  And so the beautiful Kacey and I head to the streets, for quite the fun filled afternoon....

    As Kacey ponders....What to do?.....What to do? On this last day of Carnival!

                   Hmmm.................                                          Maybe go for a bit of a twirl..........
                         Where dem beads?

"Let's get to One Eyed Jacks and get our drink on!"
(It is Mardi Gras after all)

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