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Last Activity:
Mar 02, 2021
Very Experienced
Depends on Assignment
May 09, 2018

About Me

Its the eye that matters!

Lets all enjoy the fun and creativity of photography! A picture paints a thousand words and isn't that what's brought us all here :-) The art of communication lies in using words (pictures) effectively - but with so much misunderstanding going around what does all that mean?

To the purists: the majority of my pictures are unapologetically processed. Capturing reality is for journalists, my interest is in glamour and fine-art therefore i try to present the best 'image' i can. After all this is how the world beyond the reach of our fingertips presents itself.

My style has been described as edgy, I take this to mean bordering art, erotic and glamour, hopefully being neither.  I shoot what I like to see, hoping others might appreciate the same things. I don't try to anticipate the likes of others mostly because I cannot read minds and I feel this would be guaranteed to go wrong. Like everyone else I have my preferences, and make no excuses for this.

The glamour nude style separates from 'fine art nude' by showing sensuality and femininity, displaying women as neither unemotional inanimate statues, but portraying women who once in the mood like to feel appreciated, attractive, and sexy. Stern austere or blank faces have no place here, rather friendly and warm.

2nd Place POTD 18+ 25.08.2020

Art-Nude - The unemotional nude human form is integral to an image intended to convey a deeper broader meaning and the viewer is invited to determine this.
Fine Art Nude - expresses the aesthetic qualities of the nude human form
Glamour - attractive subject depiction in an arousing yet non-pornographic manor.
Pornography - depictions of sexual subject matter.
Soft-Core - pornography without explicit depictions of sexual acts.
Balancing across such definitions is the daily tightrope we all walk!

LEVELS are understood differently by everyone, this is how I see them -
Implied Nude - nude yet concealing female nipples and genitalia from view
TnB - Tit-and-Bum little referred to these days, clearly it is what some have in mind
Art-Nude - visible breasts, as much intimate zone visible as when standing upright ,
Playboy - slightly more revealing than art-nude; may be described as shy OL- using poise, shadow or soft focus obscuring genitalia from 'clear' view.
OL - Open-Leg - legs east-west with a clear view of the intimate zone.

In printed form Playboy reflects the generally accepted standard of nudity in contemporary society. Several major corporations advertise with them, meaning should they reveal more anatomy than tolerable they would loose substantial revenues. This level may be observed to have progressed over the preceding decades, with little indication that the direction of liberalisation will subside.

I have not mentioned the Erotic genre as I have no prescription in this regard. To some everything nude is erotic, to others all nude photography is pornographic, and for some erotic automatically means explicit OL images. MM lists Erotic under Genre without guidance as to its meaning in this context, so neither shall I.

Following less than pleasant experiences with some models, at the commencement of a shoot time will be taken for a Release/Restriction Form to be signed, witnessed, and photo ID taken. These days due to the paedophilic scare age verification for nude shoots is absolutely necessary even for grandmothers, or the shoot cannot proceed and no payment given!  Please understand this is for the protection of all concerned.

In general I always credit the models in my pictures, where this is absent it is either an omission or at the models own request.

A model mentioned that she noted the amount of hits to a photographers profile before deciding to work with him, and it became apparent that many models would also be doing likewise. I made a survey of the number of hits to Berlin nude-erotic photographers profiles, compiled 23.08.2020.

Heiko                          1,94 Million
Henning von Berg        72,350
DeanR                          67,620
Tommy-Berlin              54,230
Jo Schwab                    42,260
Philipp von Ostau        35,260
Daktari Lorenz              32,710

* As of today Berlin has a total 90 active photographers in this category; the survey was capped at 35 days of inactivity; and the figures have been rounded for simplicity. Needless to say hits to someone's profile are not a reflection of the artistic merits of their work, and there may be many factors affecting the hit rate.

Purely out of curiosity I took a look at the concentration of nude-erotic photographers around Germany active within the previous 65 days, 23.08.2020.

Berlin          140
Frankfurt      41
Munich        39
Hamburg      29
Kölln            29
Düsseldorf  22
Stuttgart      16
Hanover        9

Photographers - friendships, comments, tips welcome
                          willing to relate model experiences upon request
Models - I do not seek free shoots, please state your rates.
Hosting - 11 models have used the guest room so far.
Re-touchers - THANKS, BUT NO THANKS!

Up to now I have had no problem with models requesting to bring an escort to a shoot for their safety (so far this has only happened three times). However recently i have heard of too many instances where this has resulted in the photographer being mugged by the models escort. Any model requesting they bring an escort will not be denied (advance notification of such is of course required), but must in turn accept that a security person of my own will be also be present within close proximity for the duration of the shoot.

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"Working with Dean was a very good experience for me that will have to happen again in the future. Extremely friendly, very invested in his work and very professional, he made me feel really comfortable, and privileged confort to rush which was very nice for me. Dean has a lot of experience and meeting him was a blessed for me a lot as a beginner! I loved working with him and hope to do it again soon." Read less

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"It was a absolut pleasure to work with Dean. It took me the whole day, but it was worth every minute. I hope to work with Dean in the near future again. We had a lot of fun." Read less

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"Thx for the nice shooting. Like the pictures and your ideas. See you soon :D" Read less

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"It was fun working with DeanR. At first, I was not sure about the Cleopatra theme as I thought it would be too trivial. However, Dean proved me to be it the other way around. And now it might be the most erotic pictures we did, comparing with other sets. I also really loved the make-up artist he invited to realize his Egyptian Goddesses' Idea. I can't wait for our next photo shooting journey! *And yes I love his edgy energy :)" Read less

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