Two Hits (To The Body)

New Mexico Nude, 1998, #4

New Mexico Nude, 1998, #4

I found out two days ago that two of my photographs had been selected to be included in the jurored exhibition, Body/Image, at the Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction, Vermont.
The show will run from March 30 to April 23.
The two images were made in the southwestern United States, though a dozen years apart.  The earlier image, “New Mexico Nude, 1998, #4,” was made late one afternoon at a ranch outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  I had photographed the model at a workshop in Santa Fe the previous week and arranged to photograph her at this location a few days after.
The lighting, as I like to tell people, is pure late afternoon New Mexico sunlight.  The sun was so low that the shadow it cast was almost straight to the side, as you can see.  I did not ask the model to place her hand over her face, but she did so herself to shield her eyes from the bright sunlight, and when I saw her do that I knew that the photo was perfect.
Nude, Nevada, 2010, #1

Nude, Nevada, 2010, #1

The other image, “Nude, Nevada, 2010, #1,” was made early one morning in the desert outside Las Vegas with model Fiona Flowers, who was modeling for the first time.  The content of the image was very much a collaboration, as it was Fiona’s idea to get behind the column of rock, and after she got there, I asked her to raise her arms into the position seen.
You can see all of the photographs selected for the exhibit, including two by my good friend Dave Levingston, at the gallery’s website (here).
I have already had two other photos selected for exhibits this year – one at the Lightbox Gallery in Oregon and one at another Darkroom Gallery show – so I guess that having four pictures chosen for exhibition is a pretty good way to start the year.

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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2 Responses to Two Hits (To The Body)

  1. Thom Peters says:

    Excellent images, and congrats!!

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