February 19, 2018

My tribute to Jeanloup Sieff

Jeanloup Sieff
30 novembre 1933, Paris, 20 septembre 2000, Paris, France

"All aspects of photography interest me and I feel for the female body the same curiosity and the same love as for a landscape, a face or anything else which interests me. In any case, the nude is a form of landscape. There are no reasons for my photographs, nor any rules ; all depends on the mood of the moment, on the mood of the model."

Dave Rudin, UdA Editor met him :

I met Jeanloup Sieff at a gallery in New York a few years before he passed away. He signed three of his books for me. The one thing I remember was when he was signing his book "Derrieres." In the book, he wrote that he had some personal favorites, but that he did not want to say which ones. So when I met him, I mentioned that he had some favorites derrieres of his own in the book, but then he waved his finger at me and said with a smile :
- No, no, no! I cannot tell!

Auto Portrait

"His interest in photography was first piqued when he received a Photax plastic camera as a birthday gift for his fourteenth birthday.

He recalled his holidays in Polish winter resort of Zakopane as a period when photographing newly met girls he got really hooked on photography.

In 1953 he attended the Vaugirard School of Photography in Paris, later on moved to the Vevey School in Switzerland, and in 1954 he was already working as a freelance reporter, leaving aside his brief interest in cinema.

In 1956 he began shooting fashion photography, and in 1958 he joined the Magnum Agency. His work for them made him travel to Italy, Greece, Poland and Turkey. He settled in New York for a number of years in the 1960s, where he worked for Esquire, Glamour, Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, becoming extremely popular in America."

Landscapes and Life and Dance

The impulse that led you to make an image is a thing that you cannot share with anyone, even if you explain it. What remains is a surface that will live its own life, that will belong to everybody. I accept that surface. 

"Affiches sur un Mur"

"Ambiance urbaine, In the car" 
Monte Carlo, 1960

 "The Hand of Painter Jean Michel Folon"
Paris, 1960

Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris 

"Shadow lines"
Vallée de la Mort, 1977

Fine Art Nudes

There are no reasons for my photographs, nor any rules; all depends on the mood of the moment.

I tried to show all his facets and I noted that Jeanloup Sieff had a preference for studio and indoors shootings.

Etretat Normandie, France

"Nude climbing Dune"


Paris, 1956

Paris, 1989

"Nude on Sofa"

February 14, 2018

My Facebook wow!

 Art Model Adriana Ceara


Dan Van Winkle
Devi at Death Valley, USA

Dave Rudin

Gabriel Olude

Art Model Adriana Ceara

"Rain Dance on the patio"

Art Models Minh Ly and Carolyn Lacasse 
"Dust and dirt series"

Art Model Anna Uchiyama

Josée Houle
Art Model, concept and styling Carolyn Lacasse

Art Model Lillias Right in Sicily

Yoga Art Nude Series

Art Model Lera Russkikh

Art Model Erica Jay

Art Model Erica Jay

February 8, 2018

Welcome Don Ricchilino

At the beginning of my discovery of this multi-talented photographer, I believed Don Ricchilino was a noble and old Italian due to this beautiful avatar and of course his name. But no, Don he's younger and from Munich.

At the beginning, I believed Don was only a wonderful BW addicted Street Life photographer. Then I discovered with surprise his beautiful fine art nudes, his first passion before the street photography.

Don Ricchilino is a surprising and passionate artist who told me a warmful yes for his publication I wanted since a long time.

I call him in secret (don't tell him) "Master Don Ricchilino" because his photographs are pieces of art which equal the greatest old Photographers. Although, he has received numerous honors and prizes for his work.

Dear Don, I'm honored you call me "my friend" and I thank you for your confidence and your enthusiasm.

"That's love"

Hello my friend,

It is difficult to find words about myself. I came to photography by traveling to distant countries. By chance, I got orders in the field of fashion and so I had a lot to do with models.

I had a studio in Munich and worked a lot, always the same, nude, fashion and portrait. It got boring. Now I decided to realize my ideas. stagings and time travel.

I'm very interested in street photography, especially in countries where history is still to be found.

I have had a lot of good experiences and got to know nice people. I enjoy it a lot and I enjoy working with people. The many human photos I like more than the numerous honors and prizes I have already received.

Photography is entertained for me. It should not bore the viewer. With competition, as many others do, my art of photography has nothing to do. I prefer to be modest.

I was influenced by the great work of the old Masters, dear black and white, but luckily I have my own style. Many others copy and will always be a copy.

If you have any questions, ask me.
Dear regards

Street Photography

Sur le mur : Zite zitoune, Huile d'olive

Émile Zola, French writer, would have loved this photograph for "La Bête humaine" (1890)

La Bête humaine (The Beast Within or The Beast in Man) is an 1890 novel by Émile Zola. The seventeenth book in Zola's Les Rougon-Macquart series is based upon the railway between Paris and Le Havre in the 19th century and is a tense and psychological thriller.

"Out of school"

Fine Art Nude

"The hero"
Art Model Nurry Necker