So, we have once again come to the beginning of January, so I wish a happy new year to all of you.
As always, the new year is a time of great expectation when we wonder what lays ahead during the next 12 months. For some photographers, those can be questions like: Will my work be exhibited? Will my work be published? What opportunities will I have to photograph, and will anything worthwhile come of them?
When it comes to publications, I do have one piece of good news to report: some of my photos will be included in the special edition devoted to model Elle Beth to be published this month by Model Society.
I had admired Elle’s portfolio for some time, so I was grateful to have had the chance to work with this stunning young woman from England when I visited London in the summer of 2017. I photographed her at an artist’s residence in East London for several hours and returned home with many fine photographs from the day.
I had thought of submitting some photographs to Model Society for inclusion in its publication, but I had never gotten around to doing so. Therefore, it was a nice surprise when, after I had posted some photos of Elle Beth on the website, David Bolt of Model Society wrote to me, asking if I could submit the photos for the upcoming special edition devoted to her. As the issue was mostly laid out, he could not guarantee that my work would be included, so I was again happy when he wrote to me telling me that not only was my work included, but that it would be up front accompanying the words that Elle had written about herself.
So, as you might expect, I am excited to have my work included in this issue and look forward to seeing it, both as a PDF and in print. I’ve been told that it includes the work of 23 photographers and will be over 100 pages. For now, if you’d like to see a preview, please click here.
I will be posting my own photos of Elle Beth sometime soon.
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.