Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Holidays

Just a quick note to wish those of you who are still reading this blog all the best for the holiday season, however you choose to observe it.

I've been having a form of "browser wars" on my machine lately, which has led to a lack of posting via Blogger... attempts to upload an image to Blogger would not only crash the browser, but it would cause the computer to go offline, and the only way I could figure out to re-establish my internet connection is to re-boot. So, hopefully you can understand my reticence to update. If nothing seems to be happening here, you can check out my activity on Tumblr, or Flickr, Model Mayhem, or even to a certain extent on Facebook. Those sites all seem to play nicely with my machine.

The year has flown by, as they tend to do... a new studio, a little slower shooting pace, a few exhibitions, a few publications, some more stuff in the works. Wow, I'm just a fountain of information, eh? There have been a few developments that have dampened my enthusiasm as well, sorry to say, but hoping the new year will help me put those things behind me.

In the throes of the exhibition submission season, with fingers crossed. Going to expand the reach a little this year, see how it goes. Narrowing down still doesn't get any easier, but I guess the upside to it is that at least it feels like there are way too many strong candidates.

Made some new friends and contacts this year, and look forward to pursuing new opportunities. Did very little traveling outside of Ohio and Michigan this year... feeling a definite pull to somewhere warm and new.

So, again, thanks for your support throughout the year -- I encourage you to add me of Facebook, Tumblr, or wherever, and hopefully there will be an uptick in activity in the new year.

For now, I leave you with Brianne, looking back on the year just past...

Friday, November 12, 2010

Welcome new visitors

Seems I'm getting an uptick in traffic that I'd attribute to the new book showing up in people's mailboxes around the country... so I'd like to welcome everyone who found me through there. Please take a minute to comment and let me know who you are, where you're from, and whatever else you care to share.

Sorry the place is in a bit of a mess. Haven't been as faithful to my blog as I'd like to be, but I'll be updating more frequently now that some of the smoke is clearing. You can also see stuff posted over on my Tumblr page where I encourage you to follow me. Those are generally just photos with a few words, but the blog is usually more in-depth and insightful commentary. Don't judge it by this entry though.

This is the intrepid Kelsey Dylan from her visit over the summer... she may pay a visit to her family not far from here over the holidays, so perhaps another shoot will happen.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

"The New Erotic Photography" arrives...

Received my copy of "The Mammoth Book of the New Erotic Photography" today, and it's really a beautiful collection of work. I'm very pleased and proud to be included, and would like to thank my models who appear in the book: Danaid, Sweet Romance, Iris, Mosh, Zinn Star (above), and Sativa. I would also like to thank editor Maxim Jakubowski for inviting me to participate, and for doing such a fine job putting everything together and making sure the finished product looked great. Congratulations to all the other photographers and models who are included as well, especially Chas Ray Krider for his cover shot of Trishii.

It's really a beautiful book, and even if I wasn't involved, I'd urge anyone with an appreciation for provocative photos of women (men are almost entirely absent from the images) to pick up a copy either from Amazon, or it should be on the shelves of major bookstores very soon now.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Repost... for female visual artists!

"The Other 95%"
Calling all female visual artists! According to the Social Issues Research Centre, a supermodel weighs 23% less than an average woman, and less than 5% of the female population have figures like her. This show is designed to feature the other 95%... The Society for Women in Erotic Art Today (S.W.E.A.T.) is putting together an exhibition proposal for a respected gallery, and ...we want Rubenesque, full figured, BBW, plus size, fat... Whatever you call women of the larger persuasion, we want to see them! From powerful earth mother imagery to pin-up sex kittens, we want to explore the many ways in which this often invisible part of womanhood live and love.

"Echo: The Art of Self-Portraiture"
Calling all female visual artists! The Society for Women in Erotic Art Today (S.W.E.A.T.) is putting together an exhibition proposal for a respected gallery, and we want (to see) YOU! All interpretations of "self" are welcome, from the abstract to the literal, from sculptures to photographs. You are encouraged to include reflections on your sexuality, your identity, your role in your society and culture, the impact... of your outward self on your inward self, and how the perceptions of others effects your perception of yourself.

If you want more information on S.W.E.A.T., please feel free to visit our boards. We describe the group as one that brings together female visual and performing artists to provide an information network and a network of opportunities to promote women in erotic art. S.W.E.A.T. is a network for photographers, fine artists, models, make up artists, wardobe designers and performance artists in the erotic / boudoir / burlesque field.

More information at the S.W.E.A.T. Website or visit their Facebook Group Page

Sunday, September 26, 2010

"Hey Boo Boo..."

Kelsey, originally uploaded by Gary M Photo.

Here's Kelsey Dylan from a few weeks ago, at the mouth of what passes for a cave in southwest Ohio. Of course, we didn't go inside... could be Yogi Bear's apartment just beyond the darkness.

Posting from Flickr as a bit of an experiment...

Monday, September 13, 2010

Four in Hand

Here's Kelsey from her recent visit to the studio...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Urban Nights - Dayton - September 10

Just a last-minute update/addition, I'll have a few pieces on display at Jimmy Modern, 605 E Fifth St. (across from the Trolley Stop in the Oregon District) as part of his 3rd Annual Erotic Art Exhibion during the downtown Dayton Urban Nights event this Friday, September 10.

As overused as the word 'eclectic' has become, that seems the best description of Jimmy's combination gallery space and retro furniture showcase. My friends Kidtee Hello and Todd Champlin will have work on display along with a variety of other artists of various mediums (media?). Jimmy will also be collecting donations for the AIDS Resource Center Ohio. The show starts at 5:00 and continues into the evening, and the art will remain on display for a while if you can't make it down Friday.

For more information on the other galleries, entertainment, and fun stuff, visit the Urban Nights webpage.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

...and it don't rain in Indianapolis in the summertime...

Talk about last minute... have neglected to mention I'll have seven pieces on display starting August 6 at the Art Bank at 811 Mass Ave in Indianapolis, as part of their "First Friday" event. I'll be at the meet and greet event from 6 to 9 on Friday, and the art will hang around through the month of August.

Many thanks to my "host" for the event, Travis Little of Hommage Studio, who will be displaying some of his remarkable paintings at the show. There will be numerous other artists and activities happening, so stop by and say hello if you can, or check out the art at your convenience this month.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Sorry this blog's been getting ignored lately... there's been a pretty steady stream of images going onto myTumblr because it's so simple to use, but then again, it's tough to comment on them there. It's always something. Anyway, if you're a Tumblr-umba person, why not go follow me there as well?

Been good, been busy, been trying to catch up on editing. August seems to be less crowded, although I always say that and *poof* it books right up. Hoping to do more experimenting in the weeks ahead... maybe you'll see some of the results here, for better or worse.

Friday, July 16, 2010


Nina D

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Strange Days

A Tuesday that feels like a Monday, after a holiday that also felt like a Monday.

A few odd things seem to have cropped up over the weekend as well... not in the mood to sort them out, but sort I must, if only to put them into the "eventually" stack or the circular file.

Here's another of Erin O from a few weeks ago... would be good to bring her back.

Looking at very light studio scheduling in July and August due to the record heat... but sometimes there's a break.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Carrie Leigh Nude on newsstands now

Well, the Spring issue of Carrie Leigh's NUDE Magazine finally turned up at my local Barnes & Noble store, although mail order copies have not yet arrived. For what it's worth, I've discussed the availability problems with the good folks at CLN, and while they've been fighting against complications from earthquakes and the BP Oil Disaster, they're keenly aware of the distribution problems and are taking steps to prevent the problem from occurring with the next issue.

Thanks to models Spilt Sugar, Ana Tevka, and Xaina whose photos the editors chose to include in the feature. Also, thanks to Beebs, whose shots were not chosen, but who was every bit as intrepid facing Detroit decay and freezing temperatures.

You can still order online for $13.95 postpaid and I'm assured you'll get yours soon. It's generally available at Barnes & Noble stores, either with the art, photography or gentlemen's magazines, and while it's out here, it may not be everywhere just yet.


Well, based on input from a few regular readers, and a couple apparent limitations with Tumblr, I'll probably keep the blog thing going here, at least for a while longer. May have solved the image uploading problem, but it sure would be nice if tools from the same company would play nicely with each other -- but what can you expect for free?

This is Katja Gee with Danielle from their recent visit to the studio... this was featured over on the Tumblr, but here it is here now.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


First off, the Cleveland Dirty Show that had been scheduled for July 10 has been postponed until sometime this fall. More on that as details emerge...

Second, I've been having a lot of trouble uploading images to Blogger -- yeah, that empty window over there is about the size of it.

As a result, I have been dabbling with Tumblr, so for the time being, you might meander over to my Tumblr page to see new images and such. Might end up moving the whole operation over there. -- please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Friday, June 25, 2010



Thursday, June 24, 2010



Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Hard to believe it's just now the first (well, second) day of summer... it's been so crazy hot for the past month or two, I can't imagine what it's going to be like in July and August. This shot is Deanna, shot outside Tucson, Arizona... but there it's a dry heat.

Monday, June 21, 2010

By request...


Have a request? Please leave a comment... or even if you don't have a request.

Dirty Show Touring Editions

The Detroit Dirty Show is taking it on the road this summer, with a stop in Chicago this Friday and Saturday night at the ViaDuct Theatre, 3111 N. Western Avenue. ("Why a duck?" indeed.)

Then Saturday July 10, it will be at the 78th Street Studio (1300 W 78th) in Cleveland, with a possible preview the night before. Visit the website for details on both shows.

I believe I'll have work up in both shows, as well as an assortment of "loose prints" in the store for your perusal and purchase. I'm hoping to make it up to the Cleveland as well, so any of you NE Ohio readers let me know if you plan to attend.

NOTE: Cleveland Show has been postponed until "Early Fall" -- stay tuned.

That's Reveille up a the top of the post... this shot isn't in the show, but maybe it should be. Hoping to work with her again, soon.

Sunday, June 20, 2010



Thursday, June 17, 2010

Waiting on a friend


Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Sweet Romance

BTW: Anyone else having trouble with that Flickr gimmick in the right column, with the photos floating in space? Google Chrome for Mac doesn't seem to like displaying it without it flickering like crazy. Appropriate, maybe.

Monday, June 14, 2010



Sunday, June 13, 2010


Ami Amnesia

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Fade Away and Radiate


Friday, June 11, 2010


Erin O

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Ophidian Marie

Wednesday, June 9, 2010



Tuesday, June 8, 2010

l'esprit d'escalier

Mina Mechante

Monday, June 7, 2010


Sweet Romance

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Art Heart

Saturday, June 5, 2010

By any other name

The Thorny Rose

Friday, June 4, 2010

Detail Driven


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Total Recall


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Come and gone...


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

On newsstands now

Very pleased to mention that I received an "Excellence Award" in the B&W Magazine's 2010 Portfolio Contest (issue #76). They featured nine images in a six-page layout, and many thanks go out to the models: Danaid, Amalia Sue, Lucy Dominga, Sweet Romance, Stephanie, Char Rose (above), Galetea, Keira Grant, and Zinn Star. The issue is out now at Barnes & Noble, as well as most other bookstores and should be available through August. Check it out and let me know what you think!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Carrie Leigh Redux

A number of my shots will be included in the upcoming Spring issue of Carrie Leigh's NUDE Magazine. My images were all made in abandoned spaces around Detroit, and are featured alongside an interview with Detroitblogger John, discussing the situation in Detroit. (And despite the headline, I received no bailout dollars for this project.) That's Spilt Sugar, taken at Michigan Central Station from the preview page, but I'm still waiting to see a copy myself, so I don't quite know which other models are included. More on that as it develops.

You can order online for $13.95 postpaid. It's generally available at Barnes & Noble stores, either with the photography magazines or the gentlemen's magazines, and should be out soon. (Update: Website indicates it will ship June 5 and be in stores June 15.)

Thanks to the team at Carrie Leigh, all the intrepid models, and the team of Dan S. and Silke for their urban sherpa skills.



Sunday, May 23, 2010


Kira Nova

Saturday, May 22, 2010

New York Minute

Lynz and John

Friday, May 21, 2010

Escape Clause