September 2021 print of the month

My pick for the September 2021 Print of the Month is entitled: Hamish leaping shapes II.

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

The image was shot at the natural light studio at Weedon Bec.

Hamish is a pro ballet dancer and works out of Birmingham

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August 2021 Print of the Month

My pick for the August 2021 Print of the Month is entitled: Sissonne

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

The image was shot in a dance studio using  studio lights to freeze the dancers action.

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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.


Carla – Leather Jacket mood

Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - model in her leather jacket leaning away from the wall with her eyes closed
Richard Spurdens Photography – Fashion photography leather jacket series
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - model in her leather jacket
Richard Spurdens Photography – Fashion photography leather jacket series
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - model in her leather jacket with a single eye looking into the camera
Richard Spurdens Photography – Fashion photography leather jacket series
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer -model in her leather jacket leaning against the wall looking at the viewer
Richard Spurdens Photography – Fashion photography leather jacket series
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - model wearing her leather jacket
Richard Spurdens Photography – Fashion photography leather jacket series
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - model leaning against the wall in her leather jacket looking back over her left shoulder towards the camera
Richard Spurdens Photography
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer -model leaning against the wall in her leather jacket
Richard Spurdens Photography
  • Model: Carla Monaco
  • Lighting: Single Studio light fitted with a gridded Octa box
  • Styling Carla
  • Jacket: Models own
  • Camera: Fuji Film GFX 50S
  • Lens: GF110mmF2 R LM WR
  • 1/125 sec @ f-4.5 / ISO 100

I have worked with Carla a number of times in the past and when she was in the area she contact me and we arranged to work together again. Above are a few images from a fashion set.


Em – Silk hanging (NSFW)

Aerial Arts photographer - Aerial Arts photography - Aerial silks photography - aerialist using hanging silks to make strong hanging shapes just using arm and feet strenght
Richard Spurdens Photography – Aerial Arts Series
Aerial Arts photographer - Aerial Arts photography - Aerial silks photography - aerialist using hanging silks to make strong hanging shapes just using arm and feet strenght
Richard Spurdens Photography – Aerial Arts Series
Aerial Arts photographer - Aerial Arts photography - Aerial silks photography - aerialist using hanging silks to make strong hanging shapes just using arm and feet strenght
Richard Spurdens Photography – Aerial Arts Series
Aerial Arts photographer - Aerial Arts photography - Aerial silks photography - aerialist using hanging silks to make strong hanging shapes just using arm and feet strenght
Richard Spurdens Photography – Aerial Arts Series
Aerial Arts photographer - Aerial Arts photography - Aerial silks photography - aerialist Em using hanging silks to make strong hanging shapes just using arm and feet strenght
Richard Spurdens Photography – Aerial Arts Series
Aerial Arts photographer - Aerial Arts photography - Aerial silks photography - monochrome image of an aerialist Em using hanging silks to make strong hanging shapes just using arm and feet strenght
Richard Spurdens Photography – Aerial Arts Series
Aerial Arts photographer - Aerial Arts photography - Aerial silks photography - aerialist Em using hanging silks to make strong hanging shapes just using arm and feet strenght
Richard Spurdens Photography – Aerial Arts Series
Aerial Arts photographer - Aerial silks photographer - Aerial Arts photography - Aerial silks photography - aerialist Em using hanging silks to make strong hanging shapes just using arm and feet strenght
Richard Spurdens Photography – Aerial Arts series
  • Aerialist: Em Theresa
  • Lighting: 3 x Studio flash fitted with soft boxes
  • Location: Natural Light Spaces
  • Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Lens: 24-70mm.
  • 1/100sec @ f /11.00. ISO100

To collaborate with Aerialists in order to capture their skills is a real challenge. Em Theresa the Aerialist featured in these images makes these poses look effortless and easy, but they are not.

It requires core strenght and concentration to hold these poses while hanging from the suspended silks several metres from the ground.

The biggest challenge for the photographer is to know when to capture the image, to show the artisty and skill that the aerialist is displaying as she holds the pose.


Elle Beth – harness top (NSFW)

artistic nude photography - artistic nude photographer - monochrome image of model elle beth wearing a simple black leather harness and posing towards the camera with a relaxed look with her arm resting on the arm of the chair and on her forward knee
Richard Spurdens Photograhy – Artistic nude photography
artistic nude photography - artistic nude photographer - monochrome model elle beth wearing a simple black leather harness and posing on a low captains chair- holding her long hair up towards the ceiling and making a strong figure shape
Richard Spurdens Photography – Artistic nude photography
artistic nude photography - artistic nude photographer - monochrome image of model elle beth wearing a simple black leather harness and posing on a modern metal chair holding her long hair in one hand and the other resting on her knee looking towards the camera
Richard Spurdens Photography – Artistic nude photography
artistic nude photography - artistic nude photographer - monochrome image model elle beth wearing a simple black leather harness and posing across the edge of a chair with hands on her head and hips to create a strong figure shape
Richard Spurdens Photography – Artistic nude photography

I have worked with model Elle Beth a number of times over the last few years. Elle Beth is a top full time model with lots experience and is good to work with as she is tall and also athletic and works hard to produce great images.

The location for the shoot was the Natural light studio at Weedon Bec. This studio has some great natural light, but also good studio lights if required,

The planning for this shoot was to do several different sets. Some using the natural light others using the studio lights. The location also has some long aerial silks, which we used for the first set. These certainly gave Elle a workout hanging and posing using them.

To give Elle a rest from the athletic posing she had been doing. We decided to use a simple leather harness top that Elle Beth had recently purchase as prop for somthing a bit different to the other sets. I want to create a bit of edgy tension in the shots so I have kept them monochrome.

The shots were all lit with a three-light set up. Starting with a large overhead softbox and then adding two gridded strip softboxes. These were set to each side of the model but slightly behind her to provide a rim light the her figure shape.

Slightly less symmetry in this one. A more relaxed feel and yet still with an edgy feel as Elle again engages with the viewer.

Elle Beth Symmetry

artistic nude photography - artistic nude photographer - monochrome image of model elle beth wearing a simple black leather harness she is placed on the left hand side of the frame and looking directly towards the camera this image is about a simple symetry
Richard Spurdens Photograhy – Artistic nude photography

I liked the symmetry in this front on image there is also I feel a really feeling of tension in the image. This coming from Elle pose and look directly into the lens of the camera. Almost if the subject is awaiting permission to do something.


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