More Arkansas Models – Jon

While down in Arkansas on my annual fall vacation, I had the opportunity to photograph a few guys once again. I had the pleasure of working with a new model back in July, Jon from the Little Rock area, and I had told him I wanted to work with him again in the fall with the normally beautiful fall foliage in southern Arkansas. However this year, the color was nowhere to be found in that area, certainly not at any of the normal places that I shoot at outside…so when Jon showed up, we opted to just stay inside and shoot…we started out with some art nude images…

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…after shooting inside, we decided to drive over to an old mill to see if there was any color over there…I had not been to that side of town yet, so had no idea if there might be color there or not. I had photographed it a few years back and discovered the whole hillside behind it is usually lit up by several small maples…however we arrived to find all the trees barren of any leaves whatsoever, so we decided to try the inside of the building…a bit dirty inside but pretty neat at the same time…..since it was a very dirty floor, Jon decided to keep his socks on at the very least…I dont blame him a bit…

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…where there is a giant waterwheel next to a creek…as it turned out, in the background up on the hill there actually was some color and we were able to get some nice reflections in the water…the first few photos have a painterly look to them, which unfortunately washed out his skin tones a bit….

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…Jon, once again, I enjoyed working with you and really look forward to the next time, hopefully next spring….maybe the dogwoods will be in bloom this time around. 🙂