My guess is, here: “The Egg”.
Thank you, Fred.
There probably have been more nude models in that chubby hole than Carter had fart pills.
I’m not saying this is not a good photo. On the contrary, I like this one.
I have just seen a thousand or more photos of this very place. Sort of like the slot canyons. It is a place you go to photograph a nude model. And if I lived around either of those I would probably do the same. Heck, I have shot more than a dozen models on the same rock on the north shore of Lake Superior. You know them all if you have been following my work for any amount of time.
But this location has got to be the top spot, or damn near the top spot for having a nude model posing in it. I can’t even imagine how many nude models have crawled up into that spot. Thousands upon thousands. It is almost like “virgin territory” because of the nude female bodies that have been in there. Come to think of it, I have never seen a male nude in, “The Egg”. Probably would be burned up in a flash should he attempt to enter that chubby hole.
The slot canyons would probably rank second. That is a hot spot for photographers to shoot nudes. Only a few places, which make them all look alike. On another note, Joshua Tree might edge the slot canyons out. Trouble is the rocks in Joshua Tree all look alike, so you can’t tell. Other than me I have yet to see a Joshua Tree photographer shoot anything but a nude laying or standing on a rock that looks like a billion other photographs of people who have shot there. The workshops in Joshua Tree are worthless. Don’t waste your money. You get a girl on a rock that looks like all other rocks, and everybody shoots the same image. If you go to Joshua Tree, go by yourself and explore. There is so much more than what the crappy work shops that rob you of your money offer. Take a gal and explore on your own. There are mountains; there are lakes; there are so much more than stupid rocks that have been photographed a million times with the same old models posing on them.
Taken at Joshua Tree, but no standard rock formations that everyone else has photographed at. Snow capped mountain. Lake. Wonderful skyline.
I would ask the photographers of this world, look beyond the “Egg”, “The Joshua Tree”, “The Slot Canyons”. There is a world out there right next to that, that everyone else misses because they are focused in one the one thing.
I have not been to, “The Egg”. But I bet there is some great things right next to it that would be amazing to shoot at. Maybe not as exciting, but more original. And original is far higher in my ranking than, good, but it is the same old, same old.
One more from Joshua Tree. And still, no Joshua Trees, or same old rocks in the photo. The work shops you sign up for are worthless. Put on by people who just want to take your money and herd you around like cattle to the same old rocks to pose the same models on them so you each can take a picture. There is so much more if you are willing to go it on your own.
I have been around the block, several times. So far I have run into only one workshop in my life that I thought was of any value. It is put on by a man named, Doug Beasley. It is called, Vision Quest. He is good. And he is expensive. But you will learn. Even if you are an advanced, long time photographer, you will learn. Forget the Weston bullshit workshops. Forget the Zoe workshops. You won’t learn a thing and you will be wasting your money. They will be happy because they have taken your money, but you won’t be happy once you realize that you got took. Oh, you will be happy for a few weeks, thinking you got a great education, but then realization will set in and you will come to find out you didn’t learn a damn thing. You just lost a couple thousand dollars and all your images look exactly like twenty other photographers that were there.
There are damn few good photographer workshops out there. Damn few. Most herd you like cattle to shoot what everybody else is shooting. And they love your money. I host one workshop per year. I am not the best because I have little patience with people who don’t know how their camera works and just want to see nude women. Serious photographers are about one in ten. Here in northern Minnesota that means I get about one person who is serious per year, and I will spend my time with that one person. The rest can eat shit. And those will never recommend me because I will not let them photograph a nude figure until they can comprehend how their camera works. I don’t play the, workshop game.
Damn, I’m getting wordy on this post…. Sorry!
You never know what is right next door to the thing everyone else goes after.