“This set is from a recent photo-shoot I did with a model named Kimberly Nicole. The concept for the shoot was to get a more rustic feel to some of my nude work by using the cabins, mill and waterfall.
I love the way the model merges with the different environments to make some really unique images that pull in the viewer. The season changing to fall further adds to the rustic look so it all worked out really well.”
“My love for modeling spawned from my love for photography. I first picked up a camera for the sake of making art when I was 14– an old film camera that I found at Goodwill.
I would ask friends to pose for me, and I would shoot them in mainly monochrome; I loved how the lack of color drew attention to the lines and shadows of the body. The human figure is a landscape that can be interpreted in so many incredible ways; and so eventually I found myself in front of the camera, in love with the feeling of creating art with the curves of my body and being able to project a mood visually.
Modeling is a kind of catharsis that takes you out of your head and puts you in the place reserved solely for artistic expression, and that is my absolute favorite place to be.”
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“My name is Darius Ollison. My journey in photography started back in college. I remember I would obsess over photographs on Flickr for hours on end before I even picked up a camera. The sunsets were so beautiful in the small town where my college was, and I would always try to take photos with my cell phone.
They never quite came out how I wanted so I eventually got a DSLR the summer after my junior year. Photographing anything and just trying to get better quickly became an obsession. After about three years I decided to focus on portrait work. I was influenced heavily by great photographers like Stefan Beutler and Andre Josselin. The thing that always keeps me coming back to portrait photography is the interaction between model and photographer.
Now and then you work with a model who just understands your artwork and what you are pursuing. The two of you just vibe on a deep level so much so that your ideas begin to mesh during the shoot. Eventually, your ideas are her ideas as if she is an extension of your mind.
The movements you want her to make she makes as if she is an extension of your body. I love that moment because it’s so real, so raw and so honest. Interactions like that don’t happen often. To take a look at the inside of a person and get a glimpse of their soul and to share yours in the process is one of the most beautiful experiences.”
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