A few weeks ago I got together with Fall Frenzy. She is a model that I found on Model Mayhem. Here is some of the photographs that I have found the time to retouch.
Model: Fall Frenzy
Photography by: Bryan Shuman
This was a fun shoot and I am just now starting to go through this shoot. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by often. Never know what kind of crap I’ll be posting, but it will be good. At least I hope.
A portrait and documentary photographer in Springfield, Ohio.
Happy New Year folks. The new year brings new sets up on Zivity with the beautiful Taylor Williams. Taylor and I now have three new sets live on Zivity.com. Here are a few sample photos from the sets. Did you know if you are not a member you can still see the sets for only $2.00. Want a Free trial account to the place were the most interesting, best looking, most talented artists hang. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Free Zivity in the subject line and I’ll have them send you a free trial.
Taylor Williams in “Hot to Trot”.
Photos by: Bryan Shuman
See the whole Hot to Trot set at https://www.zivity.com/models/TaylorWilliams/photosets/14
Taylor Williams in “Just Taylor” a nice clean un-retouched set shot with all natural light in the my living room.
See this whole set at https://www.zivity.com/models/TaylorWilliams/photosets/15
The third set that Taylor and I shot is called “Flipping Beauty”, a kind of old peep show feel to the set when the images are click through quickly on Zivity.
See this 23 photo set at https://www.zivity.com/models/TaylorWilliams/photosets/13
Until the next post, Cheers
Back to shooting some new shit now that farming activities have slowed down a bit.
Photos by: Bryan Shuman
All Photos ©2014 Bryan Shuman/BK Shuman Photography
Here are some photographs that I made of an abandoned motel in Portsmouth, Ohio on my little get out of Springfield, Ohio Trip last weekend. This motel sits along US23 heading out of downtown.
That is all for today.
Closed is what I found along The Ohio River Scenic Byway, highway US 52, this past weekend. I had to get out of Springfield, Ohio and away from the farm for a few days, so with the break in the winter weather to spring for the weekend I went on a road trip. We, the wife and I, picked up US 52 in Ripley, Ohio. The Ohio River Scenic Byway runs the entire length of the Ohio River in Ohio, 452 miles. Starting at US 50 at the Indiana border, this route follows US 52, State Route 7, State Route 124 and State Route 39 to East Liverpool at the Pennsylvania border. We traveled it from Ripley to Portsmouth, Ohio. Great time in a beautiful part of Ohio.
Closed! Here is a Marathon station that just stopped and closed from the looks of it. This is on the west side of Portsmouth, Ohio on US 52.
Next to this gas station was a little pizza joint that is fading away.
Ok, Ok so maybe not every thing down there is closed, but the area is having a bad time like rest of Ohio. Portsmouth is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Scioto County. The municipality is located on the northern banks of the Ohio River and east of the Scioto River in Southern Ohio. As of the census of 2010, there were 20,226 people, 8,286 households, and 4,707 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,885.0 inhabitants per square mile (727.8 /km2). There were 9,339 housing units at an average density of 870.4 per square mile (336.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.1% White, 5.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.
The median income for a household in the city was $23,004, and the median income for a family was $31,237. Males had a median income of $31,521 versus $20,896 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,078. About 18.3% of families and 23.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.1% of those under age 18 and 14.5% of those age 65 or over.
More stories from the road will be posted over the next few weeks. Be sure to check out my other blog that I am using more and more, hint, hint. This one might go dead at some point in time. See my post of the Ohio River Scenic Barn Photos.
Been busy these past few months. Going though some older work, rebuilding the portfolios on my web page. Deleting albums on Facebook. Using Twitter more, @ShumanBk. Love following farmers and photojournalists on Instagram. I post some farm photos every couple of days while I’m working so follow me, BKSHUMANPHOTO.
Rebuilding the web site has giving me new hope. Looking through the past five or six years of work has help me to narrow my focus down on what type of photography and story telling I want to do moving forward in life. My new direction will be more in depth story telling on agricultural and environmental issues that are local to my area. No point in doing a story if you can’t spend the time to dig in long and deep to the heart of the story because of cost and distance. The new hope comes from really looking at my work with a refreshed eye, I discovered that my work doesn’t suck ass. In fact some of it might even be good. So one thing I am planning on this year is to enter some contest and submit to some gallery shows. The hard part will be to remember. So we will see, maybe someone else will see value in my work. If it turns out to just have been a waste of time and money, so be it. Maybe I had some fun along the way.
I found this in my files and really like it.
Photo by: Bryan Shuman ©2014
If you have time check out my site at www.bryanshuman.com and let me know what you think. It will take me about another month to get it all done. But I think it is now better than before.
I hope you all having a great start to the new year. I am already running behind on projects this year. Farming just takes up so much freaking time that the photography just has to sit and wait some times. I wish it was the other way around. I had the pleasure of working with Lexii Henry again over the holidays while she was back in Springfield, Ohio for a few days. These photographs are the result of her visit to my camera room a couple of weeks ago.
All photographs and text ©2014 Bryan Shuman / BK Shuman Photography
Model: Lexii Henry
The Main Light was a medium size softbox on an AB800 head to camera right and a 30 degree grid on an AB400 on the background. The color photos has a cross process thing going on.
Cheers, until next time.
Merry Christmas folks. I had some extra money to spend so it wouldn’t end up in the hands of the over spending government this year. So I pick up a new Canon 17- 40 f4 L lens and the Sigma 85 f1.4 to my kit. Love both of these so far, I need to get out and shoot more with them or get a model over to the studio to test them out. I have shoot enough with them to know that both are very good copies producing sharp images.
Be sure to stop by my Zivity page to check out my latest set with TaylorWilliams. If you are not a member did you know that you can unlock a set for only two bucks. What a deal. or send me an email and I’ll send you a free trail good for thirty days.
Here are some teasers for Warming up the Place with TaylorWilliams.
Photos©2013 Bryan Shuman / BK Shuman Photography