I recently had the pleasure of photographing Hungarian model, Fanny Muller. A talented model who was great to work with and provided me with many wonderful images.
I recently had the chance to once again photograph one of my favourite models, Sylph Sia. Sylph is a wonderful model to work with and I never fail to get great shots while working with her.
Yesterday I posted an image to both my personal Facebook page and to my Business Facebook page. Within a half hour, I received a 30 day ban for showing a female nipple.
There are 2 interesting things to this ban that I would like to mention. Firstly, the image in question did not expose any nipples. I deliberately edited them out to abide by Facebook rules.
Apart from people reporting images, Facebook uses robots to go searching for what it believes to be inappropriate content. Unfortunately, when this happens Facebook becomes faceless, as there is no real way to dispute it.
As you can see from the image below, (it is the exact same one I posted to Facebook), no nipples are seen
What happens next from Facebook is even more absurd. Just before a was banned, Facebook sent me a notification on my business page where I had posted the exact same photograph. To my surprise I was informed that this post was performing better and that for a fee, they would be happy to promote it for me. In fact, I have since received another message from Facebook since the ban was imposed still offering to promote it for me. Go figure!!
It appears that if a piece of sculpture or a painting or drawing is posted, then Facebook seems to turn a blind eye, however, if a piece of photographic artwork is shown, Facebook takes it upon itself to deem what is acceptable art and what is not. Which leads me to the question, are photographic artists being discriminated against and if so, Why?
I was fortunate enough recently to photograph a wonderful model from the UK, Stephanie Dubois. A wonderful model and a great lady.
I had the opportunity several months ago to shoot with QLD model Loz Lightyear at the Great Northern Hotel in Newcastle. We got some fantastic shots in a short period of time.
When you get the chance to work with one of the best fine art nude models going around, then you jump at the chance.
Model: Sylph Sia
Baphomet is a Pagan God and the photograph below is my interpretation of it.
I recently had the opportunity to photograph model Shay Jellick for the 2nd time. A wonderful model and we got some great shots.
Nikon D810 1 softbox either side with egg crate baffles on. Shot at 0sec at f7. Except for some cleaning up of fluff from the models gown on the background, this is straight out of camera with a simple B&W conversion.