Turning some photos into something printed. Watch this space for Under Sun and Stars, a book/zine of outdoor shots.
Brooklyn, New York, 30 October 2013
Hot sexual pic
Now, see, this is why we can’t have nice things. Is it a hot pic? Yeah, I guess you could say that (he said with a tone of mock humility in his voice). A sexy pic? Again, see my answer for hot.
But the intent of the image is not sexual. What’s the difference? Well, for one, the image is meant to be more architectural/abstract. I shot this (and there’s a whole series of ‘em) intending for it to be a photographic combination of Rothko and Pollock. desalle's pose here is the stand-in for Pollock's drips of paint over and around the canvas. There's no intent to depict a sexual or erotic situation. Hell, I have a few shots that are intended that way on my blog. But this one is not that.
NUDITY IS NOT DE FACTO SEXUAL. IT’S JUST NAKEDNESS.
Attitudes like this are why schools steal education days from girls for the crime of dressing for the weather. Attitudes like this are borne out in dusty puritan idiots chastising women for daring to feed their baby in “public.” Attitudes like this are behind that pitiful excuse for hagiography that New York Magazine published about a certain famous scumbag GWC (that I won’t even give the minuscule traffic it would get from my blog).
I’m a largely self-taught photographer based out of Washington, DC. I started getting back into film photography with some street subjects, but moved to portrait and nude work late in 2012. My aim is to draw connections between the subject and the viewer.
I shoot largely on a Pentax K-7 DSLR and Pentax K1000, with occasional appearances from a Bronica ETRS and two Polaroids.
You can find my work here
Thanks for publishing, photographersdirectory! This shot of coconutdreamin is among my favorites. Shout out to lomographicsociety's Lady Grey film, too. I usually go Ilford HP5, but took a gamble on this for this shoot- to great effect, IMO.
Brooklyn, New York, 16 June 2013
Happy Name Day, camdamage!!
Brooklyn, New York, 6 June 2013
This community lost a hell of an artist and an even better dude yesterday. The kindness that he showed to people that he had only just met or met through friends was, quite frankly, staggering. That empathy carried right through to his art. Every image I saw from him, I was amazed by his use of light, the depth of feeling captured, and the general care that Rick communicated for his subjects.
Rick was the beating heart of all that could be good about art and community. Always giving, always encouraging, and always excited when pictures were happening. Till we meet again …
The day I met Rick back in 2011, with Meagan.
Goodbye Dear Friend
Yesterday was a difficult day for many. We found out that Rick Ochoa had passed away.
i met Rick 3 years ago in Brooklyn. Since then we had become good friends and talked often.
One of my favorite things he would say is this - After a shoot with one of the many models he photographed - “I think we got some good stuff”. My response was, Duh, I know you did. He was very humble. He was dedicated to doing a great job and making sure everyone was happy.
i loved Rick’s attitude, warmth and caring towards others. You don’t get that from seeing photos but the people who he worked with can attest to this. He was a great guy.
One of the realities I have to come to grips with, is there will be no more photos from him. I looked forward to seeing his work, and talking to him about it.
You can add in every other cliche about life being short, cherish those people who make it a better place, and so many others, but it still hurts and it probably will for some time.
What Chip said! Rest in peace friend
No words better than Chip’s. Wherever you are, Rick, I hope pictures are happening.