Thank you for your words NEWVERYKINKYME
I know, as already mentioned, that I did not speak often. I do not want to justify anything, because everyone has their opinion and that's a good thing. I respect reasonable criticism and can deal with this meanwhile very well - even if not everything just passes me by.
I'm a 100% professional designer and therefore do not have the time to do a lot of shootings and sets. For me, however, that fits very well, because photography is a form of art for me. If I were to realize this more intensively, then it would only be mainstream. I consider what I do as a lifetime project in which I always want to develop step by step.
But I thank all those who appreciate my pictures and the Metart team, which makes it possible to be a really very versatile platform for erotic art - this soon for 20 years!
The greatest value, however, are the female artists with whom I was allowed to realize pictures in the past!
Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 on Gitesa
Thanks again for your opinion Picture Lover.
I know it may not be good or not interesting for most people when you tell a little bit of stories. But I think it's part of it, too, and I have not read so much about myself. I have to say that I am very proud to be a photographer for the Metart project and I admire many series here myself - I have to say that I like to look at the older works because for me these are sometimes more artistic than today's works ,
I want to tell a story about my model Mango A, which is definitely one of the most successful on Metart and Metart Network. I remember exactly when Mango wrote me in the fall of 2012 a message by mail, if I would like to take pictures with her. So I did not look for the model, but the model contacted me. I asked Mango why she wanted to take pictures with me. She gave me the answer that she admired my imagery very much and the way I present the models - how I present different views and expressions to the people.
I know that not everyone here is interested in Metart, but personally, as a photographer and artist, I find it important not only to portray womanhood with closups of the genitals, but also to be able to express feelings and emotions in the face of the women.
Dear Picture Lover
I thank you for your opinion. When I was 14, I got my first camera - even with a flash.
I started taking pictures with nude and erotic photography 10 years ago. It was the time when I had bought a digital SLR camera - without a flash, because I did not know exactly what I would have to buy. Then I had a few shootings at my home - only with the light coming through the window. I soon realized that this is exactly what I was looking for. About 9 years ago I found a location for in an old factory near my home, which I wanted to use for my studio. At first, I thought that a studio flashgun would be great - but due to my budget, I initially decided not to. However, I also found there that I achieved with the natural light pictures, which otherwise would not have been possible. This kind of light allowed me to win numerous prizes at exhibitions and competitions, including Photographer of the year 2016 at the Masters Cup of Color Photography. However, I do not want to bore anyone with any enumeration of what I have already done.
But do not you think Picture Lover too, that it would rather be the other way around and be boring, if there was another photographer working on Metart with flash or headlights?
I am aware of the drawbacks, but I think the cameras will always take a step, so that this genre of photographic art will also change.
Best regards and all the best
Hello and happy Christmas to all!
I do not often write here. For one thing, my english is not good enough, on the other hand, I do not like to comment on my work. But today is Christmas and Frank has invited me so to speak.
In my youth, that was nude drawing and painting my great passion. It was part of my architectural education. At the same time, I photographed the landscape and architecture as an analogy.
10 years ago, I discovered digital photography and immediately began working on nude and erotic photography. Since I lacked the necessary budget at that time to invest in a flash system, I put my pictures only with the natural light. But since that fascinated me so much, I have remained faithful to natural light until today, that is, for 10 years. I was fortunate enough to find a studio in an old factory that perfectly matched my vision of light.
I am aware that you can achieve a different image quality with flash and studio light. Unfortunately, the camera manufacturers are mainly on this type of photography received. However, one does not reach the same kind, which often gives the pictures an almost painting character.
All my work involves editing with Photoshop, as this is necessary because of the difficult light. In addition, all my pictures of errors such as dirt on the floor.
My job as a designer does not make it easy for me, because I have a great demand on the posing, the expression of the model.
My work is the result of a creation by myself and the corresponding models. Thank you very much for the patience and the openness to my work.
I enjoy working for books, competitions and exhibitions. The fact that I can implement and show a set for Metart from time to time is a great honor for me. I like to go back to Metart's early days, as I think there were some of the best photographers and photographic implementations.
I can deal with negative remarks and criticism meanwhile very well.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Monday, December 25th, 2017 on Ranady
Thank you very much! Yes its true, the work with Mango is amazing and i am endless happy to shoot with her 4 times in past years.
She is not only a very great model, she is also a very nice and wonderful person with a beautiful heart!
Thursday, August 13th, 2015 on Mellia
;-) i say... some write stupid things and not all, thats a difference.
Thanks for comments. Its true, some peoples like vignette, some not. A lot of my sets are made with a minimum of light and you see the vignette shadows on out of cam pictures. I am personally like these and increase these in post production.
I dont write, "all" comments are stupid here. I mean only some of them and i think that helps nobody. Not the models, not the users and not me. What helps comments like "Very poor photography, bad lighting and colors. Went straight to the trash can." or "this must be the most repetitive set ever."
I think a lot of peoples post a nice and good comment. But also its good to hear critical comments there can help to made better works. But also critique can present in a good way with words.
Thank you for comments!
Normaly i dont post a comment here and These is the first time. I know, my style of photography like not everybody. Thats ok and i never change my style and my visions for somebody here. I try to create artful picture sets with beautiful and talented models. If some of you know, how i do a lot of my works, you understand something more about my pictures. I work always only with natural light and most of my works are made with minimum of light only from one window. I know, in photography is everybody an artist, but in fact you dont find a lot of brillant works in the web. It's easy to post here a comment and write stupid things about a photoset, but it isnt easy to create nude and erotic art!
Thank you all and Kind regards!
Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 on Mellia
Dan, this is a fantastic set. It seems not everyone agrees but in a way that is inductive of great art. It is easy to produce something bland that most people find good but when you push art in a particular direction you will lose some people but those who get where you are at will really appreciate it. I honestly think this is the best set I've seen for a long time, it is great all around so well done :-)
Thursday, February 1st, 2018 on Gitesa
Nice reply to Picture Lover.
Some members it seems, want more and more to see what I like to call "mug shot" sets - photos that have no props, shot indoors in sterile surroundings with studio lighting and a very limited range of poses - including anatomical closeups. They rail at photographers who present photo sets that do anything but this. I often wonder how they would feel and what they would say about the sets shot by Tony Murano posted way back starting in 2008?
Just keep doing what you like to do - you have plenty of supporters around here.
Thursday, January 11th, 2018 on Gitesa
Dan, you have photographed some of the most beautiful models. Mango A is a prime example of the quality of your work, as well as right here. Keep up the good work. There are many more people who enjoy your work than not.
I love your sets. Please keep up the good work.
Many thanks for Your Prompt Reply.
I like drawing with coloured pencils...I love delicate Works...and Poetry.
I have received an important artistic education...and I keep studying.
I know it...You have a lot of Work...and pratically You have no time to write on this very important WebSite.
I consider myself the biggest supporter of You in the whole world.
I have dedicated to You Beautiful Thoughts...as You know well.
Incredible Artist You are!
I adore You, Maestro. ♥♥♥
To next time. :-)
Good Night...and Sweet Dreams...
I congratulate to You for Your Precious Letter.
I understand You profoundly...because I am an artist too.
Please, keep writing to us as often as You can.
I appreciate Your Words very much...I do not want You stay a ghost like many other photographers.
I adore Your Wonderful Work, Maestro...and naturally...I adore You. ♥♥♥
Good Night...and Sweet Dreams...
Thank You for your wilingness to join the comments. You, Natasha, and oher Arist that have their sets attacked because of the style they shot in, caused me to write the ending as I reposted in my other comment here, You only had 9 sets posted in 2017 , Natasha 19 so obviously K agees with me, and others that diverisity is what makes MetArt so good. Keep giving us YOUR vision.
keep up the great work
Thursday, January 4th, 2018 on Ranady
Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 on Ranady
It is most refreshing to see your "available light" work here... it harkens back to the heady days earlier in MetArt's history and much of the great work that languishes back in the archives, seldom visited by anyone any more. I for one, don't particularly care for the ANATT format that seems to have become rampant in the past several years. Telling something of a "story" is what I look for in a photographer's work - not just simple "mug shots".
And as for the use of PhotoShop... in this day and age, any viewer should realize and accept that ANY image, be it in the digital environment or print media, has been modified in some sort of manner. To do so otherwise is just plain unreasonable, to be blunt. To do that modification so that there's little or no evidence of that is an art in-and-of-itself and has become part-and-parcel of a photographer's line of work.
Keep up the great work with all of your models.
Art of Dan and Mango. "Perfection"
Thank you and Merry Christmas.
Thank you, Dan. Your english is fine, you should comment here more often. Many of us enjoy hearing details of a photo shoot such as when and where as our friend DeltaGamma often provides.
I appreciate very much hearing this background of how you got started and your philosophy of nude photography. I now have a new understanding of your work.
Merry Christmas and happy New Year to you as well, sir. May you continue to contribute to Met in the new year.
Thank You. Your comment is exactly what I hoped for. It was very enlightening helful to understanding your style.
I don't mind vignetting. It can be a great tool to support a set and to create a certain mood.
I do mind total loss of detail thanks to high noise & massive noise reduction, like it is rampant in this set.
In fact, I can more easily deal with noise (especially with B&W photography) than the slurry like mess agressive noise reduction introduces. It just grates on my nerves.
I agree with Rose:-)
Dan, you are truly a lucky man... ( :
So I guessed correctly. If you recognize me or check you will find I am in cahoots with Deltagamma on many things here and I see your vision is a lot like my friend Davi. As my earlier post expressed that you did a great job with Mango/Clover and according to Ken Tavos another artist friend she is very good to work with. Please join us whenever you post the more artists we have in comments the better. And remember many of the "experts" here are pompous asses. As Davi says: "If I am satisfied with my work and K accepts it, I have succeeded already!" Be proud of you efforts if K accepts them then they really are good! And screw the critics!!!!! 50+ years ago my first work with nudes was when a fellow student ended up with "gross" nudes for class and with just his negatives I had to turn them into "Artistic" nudes. Well he got an A. I have never looked back....
Dan, thanks so much for responding to members' comments here. It's really great when our artists get involved in the discussion and share their viewpoints. I always learn something about their technique and motivation, it's very interesting to me.
And let's face it, we are all a little jealous of you getting so close to Mango! I think you did a beautiful job :-)
Thanks for your answers Seller and Art of dan.
Well,Met-Art get the members feedback,and it has a direct influence in your
submissions to the website.
It´s not a good thing,if you´re posting here for the first time,to say that members write stupid things about the sets.And this is not a good thing for you in the first place.
There´re stupids everywhere,and certainly there are two or three here,but,you
know,the majority of members here are knowledgeable and intelligent people,more intelligent than you seem to be,and don´t post stupid things;they
simply make statements about something very concrete;what they like or not,and
as you can see,your new submission hasn´t been acclaimed,precisely.
There´re among us proffessional photographers.They could give you good pieces of advice.
As of me,I like your work,but I don´t like you.Move with the times.
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