My background is classical Fine Arts. In art school, we worked with models for years both drawing and painting. This is how it's traditionally done.
Unlike Europe, our contemporary society tends to be very conservative when it comes to nudity (even in some art circles). However, from the old Dutch Masters to Impressionism up to contemporary times, figurative art has never gone out of style.
These images are from several different photo shoots. It is my hope to express the beauty and creativity from working with models. There is a magical connection that happens when the artist and model come together and create visual art!
© John Arif Verner - Clear Lotus Photography