Today's fabulous shutterbug is a little different from the others I've posted in that he shoots mostly women. I find his photos absolutely beautiful and true works of art. Here is the amazing Paul Ward.
How long have
you been capturing the world around you, either professionally or from the
first time you picked up a camera?
I have been
taking pictures since I was very young, since I was the only person in my
family who could take photos without cutting off people's heads! I remember using the old kodak 126 camera
with the flash bulbs you had to buy separately and stick onto the top of the
camera. I started doing nudes around
1998 or 1999.
What/who is your
favorite subject? Do you find humans difficult or intriguing to shoot?
Art nudes is my
favorite subject. I photograph both men
and women, but predominantly women, as it's getting difficult to find men (and
increasingly women) who don't have some sort of body art on them. The models I photograph are easy to shoot
since most of them have some years of experience modeling for photographers,
painters, sketch artists, and sketching/painting groups. They don't have any problems being nude and
are pretty confident individuals.
If you could choose
any one person in history, alive or dead, to do a full photo shoot of, who
would it be and why?
Bettie Paige and
Marilyn Monroe would be a tossup for an artistic nude shoot. It is very hard for me to find models over a
size 10 to do figure work, and those two women would be my dream shoots !
Do you have a
fantasy location you would love to shoot? If so, is there a specific subject to
go along with it?
I've never done
location shooting. I look at a lot of
the outdoor nudes and abandoned building nudes and I don't "get" most
of it. I find most of the images too
busy with too many distracting elements in them. I've never thought about shooting anywhere
else than my place of residence, so I can't really say I have a fantasy