I love your work. seriously, I normally think you can see if a man or a woman took the photo, because most men decide to go for sexy rather then sensual. But your images have something soft and edgy at the same time and they show women in an extremely sensual and classy way. Thanks for sharing your inspiring art. :)
Oh yay. Thank you for the kind words. I love that ambiguity, so this is a wonderful thing to hear.
Hi! Your art (very beautiful by the way!) makes me feel like experiencing again portraits with natural light. But it's usually difficult to avoid blurs. What's your method? Tripod? ISO level? Shutter speed to avoid camera shakes? Divine intervention? Patrick Demarchelier's genes?
Hei, thanks. I’ve either not encountered those issues, or I encounter them daily without realizing they are “issues.” I don’t typically use tripods, prayer, or genetic engineering during a shoot. However, I do make the technical information about each photograph (including aperture, exposure time, and ISO) available publicly on Flickr. Perhaps you can find the answers you are looking for there!
Hi Eduardo- I've admired your work for a long time. Your eye and talent is incredible. I wanted to ask you about professional photography in itself, and if it's your full-time gig. If it is, if you've got any advice. I've been freelance for almost 2 years now and am hitting a rut in making freelance work/finding freelance... and I wanted to pick your brain if you have any advice. Take care.
Hei there. Thank you for those kind words. Photography is not my full time gig. I do it almost exclusively on the weekends. I’m a research scientist. I spend the majority of my time creating, programming, and analyzing mathematical models of nervous systems, bodies, and behavior, writing papers, and attending meetings. So I may not be the best to offer advice, I’m sorry. Perhaps if you have a more specific question, I might be able to speculate a bit. All the best.
I am truly blow anyway and inspired by your photos! They're so intimate, passionate, and beautiful. You have a gift for capturing and highlighting beauty! If I want to be photographed by you, what should I do? Are you looking for more models to shoot for any particular projects?
Hei there. Thanks for the kind words and for saying hi. I’m always interested in collaborators/models. Easiest way to arrange is through my photography page: Send me a message. We’ll dream up of projects together.
Hi, Where do you take your photos in Bloomington? I love the windows and outdoor shots.
Hei. The outdoor photos are in lots of different places, mostly on campus and the alleys downtown. The indoor photos are shot in a studio, one of the four houses where I’ve lived in the past four years, and a few other places.
Hey your work is truly inspirational! Its just my scene, I am currently using you for one of my artist links for my photography college coursework here in England. I would love for you to give me any advice you can for my own work would I be able to send a photograph or two, to review and give me tips and advice on by any chance?
Hei. Thank you for the kind words. I’d be happy to see your work.
I know you get asked a lot about the way you edit your images, but I was just wondering, do you create a filter for your images and then apply that filter to all your photographs. Or do you tweak each photo individually. I am asking this, because I'm not sure whether this is a better process to go through when editing my own photos and creating my own style.
I have over time become more and more organized about saving presets in Lightroom from photographs that I think are unique. Once I start playing around with a new photo, I will try out some of those presets on it. But the preset only gives me a rough ballpark. The remaining 90% of the time spent on processing the photo involves tweaking it individually to make it feel good. Indeed, the majority of the times the final adjustments are significant enough that I will create a new preset just for that photo.
Hope that helps. Also, if you are interested in learning the specific types of adjustments that I’ve done to a photo, then you might be interested in obtaining some of my Lightroom presets (you get to select the photos you want the presets for).