When my wife and I visited the Art Museum of Cincinnati a few years back a very large sculpture of a nude Eve by Hiram Powers stood watch over the entry to the main hall. It was likely designed by him and carved by someone else, or at least finished by someone else, as he died before it was completed.

If you exclude the biblical references and concentrate on the woman that’s in the work, it’s clear that what started out as art then, continues to be art now.


I’m certainly not going to compare what I do with a camera to what Powers did with a chisel, but the art that we portray through the beauty of women, remains the same. Timeless.

Be Open to the Experience That Could Change You

Be open to the experience that could change you.

Author Julie Burstein said that during a now famous TED Talk in 2012. She was talking about how sculptor Richard Serra came to realize what he was to do in life, but I think it applies to anyone at a crossroads.

Getting yourself out of your comfort zone and seeing yourself in a new light can be that experience.

I really can’t say yet if my new friend Aaron had an experience at her session that changed her, but she did tell me this afterwards, “I totally respect your vision, and I would love to be a part of it (again) in the future,” which was a deeply profound compliment, I thought.



Leg Sculpture

I usually try very hard to present the story behind the beautiful women who appear in the photos here – but that’s not always possible. So this will be the first in a series of images that represent the sculptural, artistic qualities of the female form.

Many of the friends you’ll see here have appeared before, but you won’t likely be able to recognize them.

That’s almost by design as I’m just really trying to show the walking, living, and loving sculpture that any woman is.


I’m Going to Find ME Again.

I photographed Hollie over a year ago for the first time, and it was for a special gift. A lot, though, has changed in her life in that year, and when I asked her about posing again, but this time for another gallery show that’s now in the planning stages, it took a good while for her to say yes.

She kept saying to me that she had “lost her spunk” because of the breakup, had lost confidence in herself, and that she wasn’t sure that she could ever pose again. I was persistent I guess, and eventually here she was in the studio.

It was a turning point.


I sent her this image last night, and here’s what she told me, “The girl in the pic you sent me is sad and, broken and insecure. I needed to see that because that’s not who I want to be. I’m gonna be ok, I’m going to find me again. Sure I might be a bit different but I’m going to be ok…”

With a second photo she asked me what I saw, and I replied, “Someone who’s struggled, has been scarred, loved, and is still holding her shoulders high.”

The scars will remind you that you’re healing.