entry by Vincent
When I first met Brian A. Childress, my initial impression was that of a pragmatic, technically astute Photographer. I had not noticed his artistic sensibility; not yet. He and I, along with a few other Photographers and Models would all get together and rent a studio. In my early days of professional shooting, it was an opportunity to hone my craft through the sharing and learning of techniques with others. The more we shot together, the more impressed I became with the images Brian created; images, not “captures.” He doesn’t like it when I call them “captures.” To him, “captures” denote a casual happenstance, as if luck played a part in the effort. As an artist, Brian takes great care in planning the composition while expertly manipulating the light and shadow, whether it be natural or manmade.
As an Artist, Brian says,” I am fascinated by black and white and color and eyes and lips and doors and flowers and windows and stone and skin and wood and motion and quietness and light and shade and everything in between. If I see it, I want to capture it. If nothing else, I want my art to be honest and real! “
Even though we don’t rent that studio together anymore (I really miss those days) several members of the old group get together separately, sometimes. Every now and then, a model or a photographer will have an idea for location or a concept and a few of us will have some fun making it happen. In this set, Brian got together with one of the models from those times; Vanisha.
I’ve know Vanisha as long as I have known Brian. She has long been an inspiration to me as well. A professional dancer who models, Vanisha says she lives life to its fullest with no rules or boundaries, she simply does what she enjoys.
Now I don’t know whose idea this location and concept was but I will say that when the two of them got together, they made magic. Check it out. And make sure you check Brian’s work on his website at www.bacphoto.com. The man is truly talented and this set of images is only a taste of what he is capable of. And make sure you check out Vanisha blog too. The woman is a living M– USE and when you see here dance I am sure you will be inspired as well as entertained. Vanisha blog is TheDailey
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