15th Anniversary Model

Nude, Ohio, 2010

I am sorry, my friends, for not having made a post here in over a week. One of the reasons was a good one: my friend Dave Levingston was visiting me from Ohio for several days. Dave had a couple of photo shoots lined up while he was here but we also met a couple of friends and went to see the excellent Elliott Erwitt exhibit at the International Center of Photography in Manhattan. It’s definitely a show worth seeing if you’re in New York or will be visiting soon.
As for this new entry, the photos I’m posting here today have waited a long time to be put up – nearly a year – and yet were nearly not posted at all.
The latter part of that comment is a reference to the fact that my scanner really weirded me out last night. I had just finished scanning some negatives to prepare a big upcoming blog post, but when I tried to scan another one, the green light on the scanner decided to turn red and nothing worked. I tried turning the power on the scanner off and on several times, but that didn’t do the trick. I thought that maybe it was going to need to be repaired or even replaced.
I decided to try again this morning with a reflective item to scan. Thankfully, it was able to do that. Then I crossed my fingers and tried to scan another negative. This time, lo and hehold, it worked! I don’t know what got into the scanner, but I guess it was just a temporary glitch, so hopefully it won’t happen again.
The 15th anniversary model that I’ve referred to in the title of this post is the beautiful Jypsie Nahmana. She’s the girl in these two photos that were made nearly a year ago, on August 19, 2010. That was 15th anniversary of my very first art nude photo shoot way back in 1995, and last year, it was I who was visiting Dave L in Ohio. I knew that the 19th was the day of the anniversary, so I contacted some models, Jypsie was available, and out we went.

The location was the same spot in the same park that Jypsie and I had gone to with another model in February, when she had nearly frozen her ass off in the snow. This time, though, it was much warmer and the photos were easier to make – though Dave L, who came along as my guide, did warn me to park my car facing toward the park’s exit, not away from it, just in case we had to run!
We did not have to run, as it turned out, but our photo session was truncated due to the presence of some teenagers who were coming our way. Still, I did get my 15th anniversary photo, and that’s what counts.
Regarding my 16th anniversary, which is this coming Friday, I have prepared a special blog post to celebrate the occasion, so do be sure to check back then.

About Dave Rudin

Dave Rudin is a fine art photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. He specializes in art nude and travel photography, using black & white film and making silver gelatin prints in a darkroom.
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