Friday, September 20, 2013

Our Attraction To Human Skin by Montreal Fine Art Nudes Portrait Photographer Hera Bell

November 17 2004. James was in my studio. It is his birthday today. Happy Birthday J.

Later on, PBS USA contacted me. They wanted to do a 15 minutes on TV at Art Express on me.

They came in town. And I had to do an actual shoot, with a male and a female (while they were posing nude).. However we could not show butts and boobs. Check the link to see what was shown on conservative public television after they have taped.

Gutsy I must add.
Hera Bell On USA PBS Art Express

 That particular show that I have appeared had so huge rating that they used it at their annual fundraiser campaign.

 Human skin attracts attention, no matter what.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Topic Of The Day. Quebec Charter Changes Montreal Portrait Photographer Hera Bell

This morning I was digging out some old CD's.. I came across to some images which brought back fantastic memories. Pictures tend to do this.

In January 2008 Bernard and Marina were in my studio. Bernard had just returned from a contract in an Arab country for a TV station. He had asked me what I would like to have from the country. I said, burka... Afghani burkas are colorful. Saudi burkas are totally black.

The next thing, husband and wife were posing for me in my old downtown studio with my gift.

I have always imagined creating a photo about extremeness of women in both societies. Western versus Middle East. Being born as a Christian in a secular Muslim city like Istanbul I had never felt what's going on in the world now. I hear Turkey is changing as well.

I also had traveled for business as a woman to several Arab countries. I have seen and experienced all cultures. I learnt to respect other cultures yet I have always kept my own believes.

The first shot is called: The Portrait Of Newly Weds.
Go ahead and analyze it.

 The second one is called "Her Alter Ego Behind Closed Doors" Both of the woman in the shot is Marina.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Photographing People Portraits And Fine Art Nudes With Single Studio Light Montreal Glamour Portrait Photographer Hera Bell

I have always loved photographing portraits with one single studio strobe.

Recently I photographed an entire series with two subjects in my studio with single light.

I would like to share some of the results with you today.

I did also the styling, make-up and hair. Camera Canon 5D Mark III.

Thank you Andre for the inspiration.