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04/27/2020
Premier Issue of Krome Magazine - Part II (NSFW)

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We were pleasantly surprised last week when we were asked to be part of the international premier issue of a brand new fine art magazine called krome magazine!

This is an excerpt the second of two sets included in Volume 1 Issue 1 featuring a brand new fine art model, Laura Conrad, who recently left us to move out west, from a set we shot as part of my Chasing Waterfalls series a couple of years ago at Fire Brook Falls near Bridgewater, NS. We had plans to shoot at a second waterfall when I found out she was leaving us for better prospects, however, the weather never did cooperate with us and it just didn’t happen. 🙁

We miss you Laura and wish you all the best in your new home!

Check out this cool new magazine and pick up your copy here.

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HatMan2K
04/24/2020
Premier Issue of Krome Magazine - Part I (NSFW)

We were pleasantly surprised last week when we were asked to be part of the international premier issue of a brand new fine art magazine called krome magazine!

This is an excerpt of one of two sets included in Volume 1 Issue 1 featuring the incredible Toronto based traveling art model, Joy Kidston, from a set we shot a couple of years ago at Churchill House, Hantsport, that remains one of my favorite sets of images to this date.

Hope you like it too! Check out the new magazine and pick up your copy here.

Watch for the second set in the coming days as well!

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HatMan2K
04/28/2019
NUVU Magazine feat. Laura at Churchill House (NSFW)

You may recall seeing a fine art session I shot some time ago while I had the Churchill House in Hantsport all to myself for the day. It’s such a beautiful space and since my first shoot there 3 years ago, I’ve seen dozens of people use the space. To the point where it’s hardly worth using any more. That said, I always try to look for a different perspective when using a space and I hope you will find the 8 pages of images that were published this morning in NUVU Magazine’s Book # 33 (available for purchase at THIS LINK) show a different side of this beautiful 200 year old mansion in the picturesque Annapolis Valley.

NUVU magazine has very quickly become one of my favorite art nude magazines, especially since Volo is now defunct, and I find their editorial quality is incredible and consistent, so I’m absolutely thrilled to have been included among some of the finest art nude and beauty photographers from around the world. I’m already working on my next submission set for them. 😉

I hope to shoot with Laura again but I recently learned she is leaving Nova Scotia for greener pastures so I wish her all the very best in her life and future modeling endeavours regardless. I think you’ll agree, she’s got an incredible potential for fine art and fashion and a positive and winning attitude to boot!

Pick up your own print or digital copy at the link above and enjoy!

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HatMan2K
05/10/2018
Andivero Magazine #16 (May 2018) - Ezra's House

I’ve been a fan of Andivero magazine since their first issue back in 2012. They started out as a fine art nude showcase with an edgier side and I loved the presentation, look and whole feel of the magazine. I knew I needed to get to the point where I could see my own work in this magazine. I tried many times and was rejected over and over. Then in 2014, the magazine went into a hiatus for a couple of years before returning in 2017 with a vengeance. The new concept was more fashion and fitness and nudes were gone. Playboy did away with them too. They weren’t cool any more. Or socially acceptable. Too much sex. 

While there are magazines (which will remain unnamed here) that are much more focused on women as sex objects, the fact that Andivero always treated the images as art and while the images were beautiful, the women and the photographers who photographed them understood the difference between beauty and sex.

Part of the philosophy behind Elegant Boudoir is to show the strength a woman possesses when she takes control of her image and showcase the inherent beauty of the human form in a provocative and elegant way. To me, Andivero shares these underlying beliefs and is the perfect home for our images.

So, I was thrilled when I was told a few months ago after our first submission was accepted that they were returning to their roots and bringing back nudes that featured fitness and fashion. 

Enter Joy Kidston, a travelling model from Toronto, Churchill House near Hantsport, NS and the chance to share it with one of my friends and favorite photographers, Steve Richard.

Being a little off the beaten path, we don’t see a lot of travelling models in these parts and when Joy, a choreographer and former dancer reached out that she would be in town for a few days while passing through on a trip to Europe, I checked out her portfolio and fell in love with her style and knew we had to shoot while she was in town. She was recommended to me by Steve and had worked with Steve at a couple of his workshops in Toronto in the past, so it only made sense to me that Steve needed to be involved in some way.

Churchill House Museum was built in 1890 by noted Nova Scotia shipbuilder Ezra Churchill and is a perfect example of late 1800 architecture in rural Nova Scotia. It has been preserved and operates as a museum and community center in the village of Hantsport near Windsor. I’ve shot there once before and loved the natural light and stained glass windows of the main areas as well as the darker areas of the foyer and sitting rooms with a group of photographers and the mansion is often rented by groups for photo excursions. I’ve been wanting to shoot something on my own there and decided that it was the perfect spot to photograph Joy. So, I invited Steve Richard to share the daily rental with me and bring along his own model to try his hand outside of his studio and he eagerly agreed.

I picked up Joy and my assistant, Chandrae, early that morning and we headed off for the 45 minute trip to Hantsport. I wanted to showcase the incredible stained windows on the second floor gallery above the main room as well as the hardwood floors and incredible natural light while also featuring the natural curves and lines of Joy’s body in contrast with the hard late 19th century straight lines of the windows and floors, so when we arrived, we were pretty much ready to go.

We shot for several hours at a few locations in the mansion and it was so difficult when going through the images afterward. There were so many amazing photos. Typically when shooting fine art sets, I am thrilled to walk away after a shoot with 1 or 2 fantastic images and ecstatic if I have 3 or 4. This session resulted in nearly 35 submission worthy images and nearly a dozen print worthy photographs. Andivero selected 8 of these images and graciously gave us 10 pages out of the 90 page May issue for our second publication in their fine magazine. You can check out this issue and past issues for free in digital format at www.andivero.com.

Here are a few more images that were my favorites from the session. I hope you enjoy them. 

 

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HatMan2K
12/05/2017
Xpressions Magazine - The Ka (NSFW)

It’s been a crazy busy year and I hope to add a few more updates over the coming weeks but I wanted to share this bit of good news right away. 🙂

We’ve been published for our third time in Xpressions Magazine (https://www.facebook.com/XpressionsMagazine) for their December 2017 Fine Art Nude edition featuring a shoot we did with the incredibly talented Kelly “The Ka” Martell. These images were shot in an underground bunker about 2 years ago with my friend and fellow photographer Glen Burnett using only ambient light and a small LED flashlight as the source. 

I hope you enjoy the images.

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HatMan2K
05/25/2016
Kyla - Xpressions Magazine
I’m rather proud of this one. 🙂
 
I shot a set of fine art nudes with local model Kyla Nicole nearly 3 years ago for a magazine that ended up shutting down before the images were ever edited and when submitted to another magazine was told they didn’t use “alternate” models. I don’t shoot a lot of what I would call “alternative” models and the images weren’t really suitable for the more “pin-up” style alternative magazines I knew, so the images sat on a back burner and were forgotten.

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