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Addicted. I didn't know it then but when I first saw that first black and white print bloom in the developing tray, I was already hooked. I've been messing about with images for a while now; still haven't figured out much.
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  • "I know why the caged bird sings." by Ahem

    Thank you very much, Bill.
    • 5 Apr 2020 4:18PM
  • Anna by Ahem

    I appreciate that comment, John. Thank you.
    • 2 Apr 2020 3:03PM
  • Built-in bike rack? by dudler

    It looks like some sort of McLaren. I hear their customer service sucks, not like I'd ever know from personal experience. Did my envy just show there?
    • 22 Mar 2020 6:29PM
  • Price of love by Ahem

    Thanks for the critiques, gentlemen. I used Ilford HP5 for the shoot.
    • 19 Jan 2020 10:50PM
  • Dancer in repose by Ahem

    Thanks for looking, Tony. I appreciate you taking the time to comment.
    • 4 Oct 2019 12:44AM
  • Keep Looking Up by Narvesen

    You've still got to teach me this technique, Tom. I do think the juxtaposition of the gravestones with the star trails does give rise to the notion of the finite vs. infinite. It gets one thinking.
    • 2 Oct 2019 4:43AM
  • Torso by Ahem

    Thanks for the info, John. I'll go and check it out now.
    • 31 Aug 2019 3:07PM
  • Seline by dudler

    I'm looking forward to seeing more of this series, showing "the way time works on a body but without extensive processing." The beauty lighting used in this particular shot is flatteringly flat. It would be interesting to see imagery that is a bit more contrasty.
    I think it's fair to say we idolize youth and beauty yet "ultimate beauty requires that edge of sweet decay, just as our casually possessed lives are made more precious by a whiff of the abyss." - Sally Mann.

    • 27 Aug 2019 10:25AM
  • Thallophyta by Ahem

    Thanks for the “Dudler”, John.
    • 26 Aug 2019 3:48PM
  • Boodle Hole by Ahem

    Thanks for taking the time to look at the image and give amazing feedback, Norm. I agree with all of your observations. In fact, you've given me more than what I had initially seen in the imagery. It was also Ashley's first time as a nude model so I'm guessing there was a bit of anxiety there. I should have been more empathetic to that, to try to make the situation more comfortable for her. Her reservation is evident in the imagery and that's okay. It was part of what we experienced during that shoot.
    • 4 Aug 2019 6:44PM
  • Erica backlit by Ahem

    Thank you so much, Ju and pablophotographer.
    • 1 Aug 2019 1:07PM
  • Salt Marsh Grass - Wellfleet, MA USA by Ahem

    I think you are absolutely right, Alan. Thank you.
    • 30 Jul 2019 11:08AM
  • Enso by Ahem

    Thanks, Norm. I was debating on whether to with a black and white version. I sometimes still can't get over the fact that we can make a choice to use either color OR black and white with digital imagery; it's freakin' nuts.
    • 9 Jul 2019 12:03PM
  • Isobel - light shaft by Ahem

    Thanks, John.
    • 7 Jul 2019 3:01PM
  • Two yogis by Ahem

    Thanks again, John, for providing your commentary. There is a certain maternal protectiveness portrayed in Lana's pose. Honestly, however, your view of the image..."about emotions that are not fully public, not in the spotlight" is deeper and more telling than what I had in mind when co-creating the picture.
    Having read that, it may worthwhile to delve further into the use of dark/secrets in my imagery.
    "If I could tell you what. it meant, there would be no point in dancing it." - Isadora Duncan
    • 27 Jun 2019 1:13AM
  • Two yogis by Ahem

    Thanks for the comments. I really appreciate it, especially Alan's, which was very punny.
    • 23 Jun 2019 2:06PM
  • Ex malo bonum series by Ahem

    Thank you very much, Tony...for looking and for taking the time to write your kind message. Much appreciated.
    • 21 Jun 2019 11:19AM
  • That which I am becoming by Ahem

    Thanks for looking, commenting, and awarding the image, Ron! I appreciate it.
    • 14 Jun 2019 11:43PM
  • Bridge by Ahem

    Thanks for the "Dudler", John. I like the swirly out of focus bits (bokeh) this lens produces but it sure is finicky.
    • 9 Jun 2019 10:44AM
  • Nude abstract in grass by Ahem

    Thanks again, as usual, for the insightful critique.
    • 3 Jun 2019 12:28PM
  • Cycles by Ahem

    Thanks again for the comments/critique. It's very helpful.

    For what it's worth, the blood isn't real. It's beet juice boiled with a corn starch slurry to mimic the viscosity of blood.

    I really don't know what my motivation(s) are for co-creating this image. I sensed it was about depicting and challenging taboos.

    Tangent - In the US, reproductive rights have been making headlines. It seems odd to me that most of the more restrictive laws are being passed by male lawmakers.

    • 27 May 2019 3:18PM
  • ex malo bonum series by Ahem

    Thank you all very much for the feedback.
    • 23 Apr 2019 3:38PM