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Steve Hanks Inspired Nudes

Steve Hanks Inspired Nudes

These three photos are from a series I did in the early 1990s.  In a make shift studio with construction lights. I recently scanned the negatives.  A lot of loss and damage to the negatives over the years.  I spent some time fixing them up.  They are not perfect but are still some of my most treasured photos. 

Inspired by a favourite artist:  Steve Hanks.  You can see his work here: Steve Hanks Work 

Unfortunately Steve passed away in 2015.   HIs work lives on, though.  Check it out.

I’ve also lost track of the model. Would love to shoot with her again even though more than 25 years have passed.

I still have the quilt and now much better lights and modifiers, if anyone is interested in a shoot like this. 

I’ve also put these three photos through a ‘painterly’ filter.  You can see those on my Instagram Account: @portraits.by.martin  The only way these are acceptable to Instagram is to either block out the nipples or make the photo into a painting. 

I’ve converted a number of photos into paintings using various apps and Photoshop.  Photoshop has a feature where you can add brush strokes to an image.  It’s time consuming and sometimes doesn’t work but I’ve gotten some very cool ‘paintings’ this way. 

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