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“Exploring the Human Landscape”















The light that flows openly over…
It accentuates the beauty
Highlights ones’ curves and
Exposes the deep dark crevasses of the soul.

Follow the light…
For it will yield the human form
Bring out a voyeuristic curiosity
Make the luminescence a vulnerable path to our inner vision.

Create a brilliance on the imperfect form…
Let the lens reveal
Let It expose a unique vision
This cold mechanical device has now bonded with the radiance of the

‘Human Landscape’ .



These images were created after shooting the ‘Human Form’ on 3 separate occasions. I guess… “third times a charm”, as the light, models and location proved to be the difference. I would like to thank Frank Veronsky for providing the venue and guidance and to Noah and Jackie for being my canvases for the day.

30 responses

  1. WOW Mike! Perfect lighting and imagery! You have captured the landscape of the human very well! (Insert stand ovation here)


    May 4, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    • Cynthia… always nice to hear from you… just my lil spin on the subject.


      May 5, 2014 at 6:58 am

  2. LAS

    Wow. Beautiful, sensual images of the human form. I like the artistic poses of the models. My favs. Embrace, Humanform1-2, 1-4, 1-9 & 1-11. The light….fantastic. I’m just beginning to learn that it’s about capturing the right light and the correct compositional elements which often are attributing factors to an aesthetically successful photograph. Your images certainly display these qualities. Thanks for showing us newbie’s how it’s done.

    P.S. Superbly written description. Let’s add poet to the list of talents.


    April 24, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    • Thanks Linda… that poet thing just lent itself to the ‘body’ of work 🙂
      So glad you liked them.


      April 25, 2014 at 12:14 am

    • Lisa S.

      Mistaken identity, but Linda has a nice ring to it.

      Lisa S.


      April 25, 2014 at 12:04 pm

      • Ooops… my bad… It started with an ‘L’ 🙂


        April 25, 2014 at 10:14 pm

  3. Beautiful work, Mike. I’ve not yet had the opportunity to work with models in a setting like this, but you’ve certainly inspired me to try!


    April 23, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    • Hey Gary… glad to give you that push. My first 2 tries over 3 years with diff photogs did not come out the way I had envisioned it. Almost gave up on it… really happy to give it one more try… never know.


      April 25, 2014 at 12:12 am

  4. Beautiful lighting and beautiful form. Well done.


    April 23, 2014 at 1:06 pm

  5. EXCELLENT! … the lighting, models, poses, compositions, execution, processing … all of it!


    April 22, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    • Hey ‘D’ … really appreciate your follow.


      April 23, 2014 at 3:05 pm

  6. Another set of amazing and beautiful images. I do look forward to what you come-up with next.


    April 21, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    • I will try and keep you guessing


      April 23, 2014 at 3:07 pm

  7. Pat

    Beautifully photographed, powerful images. The lighting is wonderful.


    April 21, 2014 at 10:47 am

    • Thanks Pat… that light really made a difference.


      April 23, 2014 at 3:07 pm

  8. Hard to comment…so outside of our humdrum landscape world…but pleasant, languid, graceful, dramatic, striking all come to mind.


    April 21, 2014 at 10:47 am

    • Glad it impacted you that way


      April 23, 2014 at 3:08 pm

  9. Very nice. The human form is quite beautiful indeed; you’ve captured it well.


    April 21, 2014 at 10:12 am

    • Thanks Dan for keeping up with my blog


      April 23, 2014 at 3:09 pm

  10. Bonnie

    Stunning images Mike. The lighting is amazing!


    April 21, 2014 at 10:00 am

    • Bonnie you would have just ate up that light with your vision 🙂


      April 25, 2014 at 12:10 am

  11. Stunning images. These are really beautiful-tranquil-but strong at the same time.


    April 21, 2014 at 8:24 am

    • Tough subject for a so called landscape photographer… glad their power came out to you.


      April 25, 2014 at 12:09 am

  12. You have an intuitive lens for life that filters everything with a humble appreciation for beauty. This poem casts a light upon the artist as much as the subjects.


    April 21, 2014 at 7:41 am

    • Really like the last line…. this was one of those times that I felt inspired and drawn to posting both image and prose.


      April 25, 2014 at 12:08 am

  13. Frank Veronsky

    Mike these are beautiful and thanks for mentioning me. Always nice having you here. We are going to do this class again sometime and we always need images to promote in the e-blasts. Would you be willing to let us use one or two of these with credit to you of course? Thanks again. Frank 212 255 5162


    April 21, 2014 at 7:05 am

    • As always please feel free to use the pics… I thank you for bringing this out in my photography.


      April 25, 2014 at 12:06 am

  14. Mike,

    Some really interesting stuff. Your blog is one of the few that I’m willing to spend time with.

    Thanks for sharing.



    April 20, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    • Thanks Marty… I also feel inspired the times we shoot together.


      April 25, 2014 at 12:04 am

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