March Print of the Month

My pick for the March 2021 Print of the Month is entitled: BOou –  Dance shapes V.

For this print of the month I chose to work up an image from a studio shoot with the French Dancer and Model BOou

The image was shot in the white room at the Natural light spaces at Weeton Bec in Northampton. Using a single studio light.

Dance Photographer - Dance Photography - dancer her front leg bent and held on poinet

If the print interests you, and you would like to purchase a copy of this Print please click here which should take you to my shop page. 


February Print of the Month

My pick for the February 2021 Print of the Month is entitled: Reaching toward the light.

For this print of the month I chose to work up an image from a studio shoot with the dancer Bou.

You can see more images from this shoot in my dance protfolio here.

The image is from a studio session with the dancer. We used a single studio flash setup for this shot.

If the print interests you, and you would like to purchase a copy of this Print please click here which should take you to my shop page. 


Ayla – Handstand (NSFW)

Artisitic nude photography - Artistic nude Photographer - dancer performing a handstand arch with one leg vertical
Artisitic nude photography - Artistic nude Photographer - dancer performing a handstand arch
Artisitic nude photography - Artistic nude Photographer - dancer performing a handstand
Artisitic nude photography - Artistic nude Photographer - dancer starting to performing a handstand arch
Artisitic nude photography - Artistic nude Photographer - dancer performing a handstand with arms flat on the floor and one leg pointed straight and the other bent
Artisitic nude photography - Artistic nude Photographer - dancer performing a handstand with arms flat on the floor and each leg angled to match each other
Artisitic nude photography - Artistic nude Photographer - dancer performing a handstand with arms flat on the floor and both legs pointed towards the light
Richard Spurdens Photography – Dance photography series

Model : Ayla

  • Lighting: Window Light
  • Model: Canon 5D Mk IV
  • Lens: EF50mm f/1.8 II
  • Shutter Speed: 1/125 second
  • Aperture: F/8.0
  • ISO Speed:100

Capturing someone performing a handstand you would think it would be easy. However you need a model that has the athletic ability to perform them. Ayla is a model with a dance background and has great athletic ability as you can see in the above images. So was idea for working with to capture these strong athletic shapes.

I worked Ayla a few times in the past. You can see some of my dance images which featuring Ayla in my Dance portfolio by clicking here.

So she was ideal to work with to capture the strong athletic form of the handstand shape.

I had arranged to work with her at the Loft studio in Rochester. Which is a small and compact studio. Worth a visit if you need a studio in that area. The studio has a window at one side that gives some really good natural light. Which worked really well for shooting these shots.


January Print of the Month

My pick for the January 2021 Print of the Month is entitled: Duo figure shapes IV.

For this print of the month I chose to work up an image from a studio shoot with the artistic nude models Gem and Elle Beth

The image was shot on in the my studio using two studio lights fitted with gridded strip boxes.

If the print interests you, and you would like to purchase a copy of this Print please click here which should take you to my shop page. 


20 in 2020

2020 a challenging year

Well, what a different and challenging year 2020 has been.

None of us have been unaffected in some way by this global pandemic. Little did we know what was coming in the early part of the year. Shoots and travel were booked and then slowly they were all cancelled as the lockdown came into being across the world.

For all creatives this has been an incredibly challenging time.

Fortunately some enterprising people saw an opportunity to use technology and the web to enable remote shooting and thus image making could take place. With me at home and the models in another part of the world, this was a way to keep producing images during the periods of lockdown.

This certainly enabled me to work with creatives in other countries which would not have been possible in normal times. A few of the images selected here were shot remotely with models/dancers as far away as Denmark. When the restrictions eased mid year, some social distance studio work did take place.

I think I have learnt a little bit about myself during this time. I am more interested in the engagement with people and creatives, then the popularity of my photographs. If people like my work then that is fine, but I am not interested in creating images to be popular.

That would compromise my creativity and my style of image making. I have certainly found a calmness in creating images that I like and not being driven to follow the trend to be popular.

As is often said “Art mirrors life” and aesthetic output reflects on us as people. The twenty images I have selected here are ones where I felt strong connections with the creatives I was working with and reflect my style and values.

Thanks to all the creatives I managed to work with this year and lets hope that 2021 brings a return to a more normal artistic environment. 

fashion photography - fashion photographer -model in her leather jacket leaning against the wall looking at the viewer

Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - model in her leather jacket looking directly into the camera

Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - model seated on a chair wearing a black body and black unlaced walking boots

Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - model laying back on a chair wearing a black body and black unlaced walking boots

Dance Photographer - Dance photography -dancers poppyseed and jasmin who is holding a handstand with her legs at ninety degress and the second is holding her in balance

Dance Photographer - Dance photography - dancers poppyseed and jasmin one laying on her back holding the other on her feet above her

Dance Photographer - Dance Photography - monochrome image of dancer Elesha in mid air with front leg bent at ninty degrees and the back leg pointing down her left arm is pointing straight to the right of the image

Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - model wearing torn jeans caught in mid air pointing out to the side of the her body

Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer -model wearing torn jeans doing a leg kick towards the camera

Dance Photographer - Dance Photography - dancer her front leg bent and held on poinet

Dance Photographer - Dance Photography - dancer on a single pointe and has her backleg up and angled

Aerial Arts photographer - Aerial hoop photographer - Aerial Arts photography - Aerial hoop photography - aerialist sitting inside her aerial hoop holding position with feet and back

Aerial Arts photographer - Aerial hoop photographer - Aerial Arts photography - Aerial hoop photography - aerialist hanging from her hoop with her kness as the anchore
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - model seated side on looking to her left into the light with her jumper off her shoulder.

Portait Photography - Portrait Photographer - head and shoulders shot with model wear a spiky necklesss

Portait Photography - Portrait Photographer - head shot from the remote shoot with Zoi

Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - model wearing a black leather skirt with attitude

Dance Photographer - Dance photography - dancer making shapes against the wall lit from the side

Dance Photographer - Dance photography - dancer making shapes against the wall lit from the side

Models/ Dancers: Carla Monaco, Riona Neve, Poppyseed Dancer & Jasmin, Elesha Eden, Natalia, BOou, Ariel Taylor, Amie Boulton, Zoi, Erica Mulkern.


Erica – Black Tutu shapes

Dance Photographer - Dance photography - dancer Erica Mulkern wearing a black tutu as she makes some kneeling floor shapes
Dance Photographer - Dance photography - dancer Erica Mulkern wearing a black tutu as she makes some kneeling floor shapes
Richard Spurdens Photography – Dance shoot series
Dance Photographer - Dance photography - dancer Erica Mulkern wearing a black tutu as she makes some kneeling floor shapes
Dance Photographer - Dance photography - dancer Erica Mulkern wearing a black tutu as she makes some kneeling floor shapes
Dance Photographer - Dance photography - dancer Erica Mulkern wearing a black tutu as she makes some kneeling floor shapes
Dance Photographer - Dance photography - dancer Erica Mulkern on pointe with her black tutu background is a steel shutter door
Dance Photographer - Dance photography - dancer Erica Mulkern wearing a black tutu as she stretches forward to a front foot. Shot from above to get the shape
Dance Photographer - Dance photography - dancer erica wearing a white tute and seated on a chair holding her knees and looking towards the camera
Dance Photographer - Dance photography - dancer Erica Mulkern seated on a stool wear a white tute and looking back to wards the light
Richard Spurdens Photography – Dance shoot series

A set of dance photography images featuring the Dancer Erica Mulkern. I have worked with Erica a number of times. Creating some strong dance photography images. As I will be working with her again in the near future. I decided to work up some images from my last shoot with her.

The first four images are a set shot with high key lighting and feature Erica doing ballet style floor shapes with a black tutu. The other three were a selection from the shoot and feature different lighting and a change of outfit.

She is great to work with and can produce ballet as well as contempoary dance shapes and moves. More images featuring Erica, feature in my dance portfolio here.


December Print of the Month

My pick for the December 2020 Print of the Month is entitled: Aerial hoop shapes hold a glode.Read More


Paisley pattern tights leg shapes (NSFW)

Fine Art Nude Photography - Nude Photography - Fine Art Nude Photographer - Ivory flame wearing paisley patterned tights and making strong female form shapes against the edge of a settee
Fine Art Nude Photography - Nude Photography - Fine Art Nude Photographer - Ivory flame wearing paisley patterned tights and making strong female form shapes against the edge of a settee
Fine Art Nude Photography - Nude Photography - Fine Art Nude Photographer -Ivory flame wearing paisley patterned tights and making strong female form shapes against the edge of a settee
Fine Art Nude Photography - Nude Photography - Fine Art Nude Photographer - Ivory flame wearing paisley patterned tights and making strong female form shapes against the edge of a settee
Richard Spurdens Photography – Fashion nude series
Fine Art Nude Photography - Nude Photography - Fine Art Nude Photographer - Ivory flame wearing paisley patterned tights and making strong female form shapes against the edge of a settee
Fine Art Nude Photography - Nude Photography - Fine Art Nude Photographer - Ivory flame wearing paisley patterned tights and making strong female form shapes against the edge of a settee
Fine Art Nude Photography - Nude Photography - Fine Art Nude Photographer - Fine Art Nude - Ivory flame wearing paisley patterned tights and making strong female form shapes against the edge of a settee
Richard Spurdens Photography – fashion nude series
  • Model: Ivory Flame.
  • Location: My Studio
  • Lighting: Mixed constant and a grided studio flash.
  • Camera: Fuji XT-2
  • Lens: XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR
  • Shutter Speed : 1/125sec @ F -5.6
  • Aperture: F /5.6
  • ISO – 200

I have worked with Ivory Flame (Holly) a number of times in the past, She is a great artist nude model, as the images show. This set of images were shot at my studio. During a session with Holly, I had purchased a pair of Paisley pattern tights and decided to use the edge of a settee to give a base shape for Holly to work against and show off the Paisley pattern tights and her figure shape. Lighting was a studio flash fitted with and striped softbox fitted grid plus an Arri contast light focused to give a strip of light coming down the background.


November Print of the Month

My pick for the November 2020 Print of the Month is entitled: The form of a straight leg raise.

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Natalia – Torn jeans

Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - model wearing torn jeans seated on a stool with a strong look towards the viewer
Richard Spurdens Photography – fashion series
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - monochrome image of natalia wearing torn jeans seated on a stool reach and pointing her right arm out and up to the ceiling with her hair flowing out backwards
Richard Spurdens Photography – Fashion series
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - model wearing torn jeans standing and holding her arms above her shoulders
Richard Spurdens Photography Fashion series
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer -model wearing torn jeans standing with one knew bent and arms slightly out to her sides
Richard Spurdens Photography – fashion series
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - model wearing torn jeans standing and pointing up into the air with her left arm
Richard Spurdens Photography – Fashion series
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer -model wearing torn jeans doing a leg kick towards the camera
Richard Spurdens Photography Dance series
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - model wearing torn jeans caught in mid air pointing out to the side of the her body
Richard Spurdens Photography Dance series
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - model wearing torn jeans jump off the floor with hair flowing up into the air
Richard Spurdens Photography Dance series
  • Model: Natalia
  • Lighting: Single studio light fitted with a large Octa box
  • Camera: Fuji Film GFXs
  • Apeture: F5.6
  • Focal lenght: 110mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Outfits: models own

I have not worked with Natalia before but was really pleased to have had the chance to book and work with her in the studio. These images are from the first set we shot with Natalia wearing her torn jeans and a white teeshirt. Love the energy and expression that she produced while we worked this setup.


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