The Floating Head

Nude, Nova Scotia, 2012

Nude, Nova Scotia, 2012

My last post was dedicated to some of my travel photography, so this time it’s back to nudes.  Today, I’m choosing to go back to my very successful trip to Canada two years ago with Erica Jay and Dane St. Clair.
On this particular day, the three of us went out with local photographer Eric Boutilier-Brown and local model Kyla Nicolle.  In the afternoon, Eric took us to one of his favorite locations – a place in the forest with a shallow river near Halifax, Nova Scotia.  I had been working with Erica and Kyla, who were in the river, and Eric was working with Dane.  When Dane had finished working with Eric, she came over to me and asked if I would like to include her in what I was doing.

3311_4 - Erica Dane and Kyla_nr Halifax

At that moment, Erica and Kyla were standing side by side, facing the camera.  Yes, I thought, including Dane would be good to make it a trio.  Upon further thought, I decided that while good, three models standing together looking at me would be a little ordinary.  I wanted to do something different, so the bizarre side of me took over.  I asked Dane to get between Erica and Kyla, and then crouch down so that only her head could be seen above the water, as if it were floating by itself – hence, the title of this post.

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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