When I first started into boudoir photography, which was the stepping stone for me creating this nude art magazine, I was determined to create something more compelling than just the usual “pictures of naked girls.”
A big part of making that happen for me is to find or create compelling scenes, especially since I try to approach still photography with a “cinematographer’s eye.”
Finding locations to photograph nude art presents many challenges. A portrait or fashion shoot can be done virtually anywhere–nude and sensual art has to be created carefully, not only for your model’s safety, but also to keep you out of trouble.
Two years ago I partnered with a certain studio under certain pretenses. Part of my reasoning for entering into the partnership was because the principles of that studio meshed up with what I wanted to create.
In the Spring, a multitude of factors resulted in the dissolution of my partnership. One of the many reasons I chose to leave that studio was because I could not claim that it was truly mine, and it was difficult to convince my partner of drastic changes.
I have spent the last three months acquiring material and constructing a brand new studio, and I am thrilled to have finally been able to test it with the gorgeous Sophia Marie.
Of course, I am a lover of classical European architecture, and after our trip to France and visiting the Chateau Versailles, it was only natural for me to create a set inspired by that amazing place.
“Salon Privé” is my answer to a classical, elegant setting. Adorned with beautiful gilded trim and black marbel, its dark setting is perfect for evoking the machinations of the night.
“The Wave” is the antithesis of “Salon Privé.” This setting suggests a more modern, yet equally sophisticated and elegant feel, and you will see it photographed with both low- and high-key lighting methods.
These are just two of the many setups I’ve created to adorn my new studio. This option has also proved to be far more economical, and so I will be free to travel and secure other unique locations, as well as work with a wider range of talent!
The future is bright for Black Label! I hope you have enjoyed this little sneak peek of this latest creation, and that you’re looking forward to seeing the Black Label Beauties photographed in these settings.
Thanks for taking a look!