Flashback with Liz Ashley

Studio Nude, 2006

Studio Nude, 2006

I’ve been hoping to make a new blog post using a newly scanned image, but I’ve been so busy with things lately that I haven’t had the chance to scan anything for a while.  Certainly I enough film to be scanned.  Most of my photos from Asia I have not gotten to yet, and a lot of figure work, too.  I’m even thinking of doing an informal archive project, in which I’ll just pull out a binder of negatives, choose a page at random and scan an image from that (or a neighboring) page.
Still, that will have to wait.  As I want to make a post today and not wait any longer, this will include some already scanned images, some of which I have posted in the past and some which I may have not.  All are from my 2006 home studio session with travelling model Liz Ashley.  I got this idea from a recent blog post by photographer A.J. Kahn, who posted some photos that he made recently of Liz.  Perhaps I will have the chance to work with her again at some time.

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Among the things that have kept me busy were printing photos again last weekend – the second in a row that I’ve done printing.  I’m really going to try to keep printing on a regular basis, though definitely not every week.  You can see the results in the photo below..
Yesterday was a busy day, too, as I met my friend Dave Levingston from Ohio, who’s visiting New York.  He had recently been in Philadelphia to testify in court as part of a lawsuit brought against the federal government and its (in our view) unconstitutional 2257A regulations pertaining to erotic photography and its overreaching record keeping requirements.  (You can read more about that here and here.)
In New York yesterday, besides getting together with several models, we did some gallery hopping and saw some great work by photographers Bruce Davidson, Lucien Clergue, Elizabeth Sunday, Oliver Gagliani, Penti Sammallahti, Vivian Maier, Bill Brandt, and Lalla Essaydi, among others.

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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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3 Responses to Flashback with Liz Ashley

  1. A. J. Kahn says:

    Bravo! Thanks for sharing. I especially love the portrait with the blurred fabric. It’s interesting to see how differently each photographer’s results can be when working with the same model. Beautiful work Dave!

    • Dave Rudin says:

      Thanks, A,J.! I’m glad you like it.

      The Suzi Solidor collection, located in Haute-de-Cagnes in the south of France, has about 50 different portrait paintings of the famed cabaret entertainer Suzi Solidor. It’s interesting to see how each artist saw the same person so differently from the others.

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