What’s The Point Of That Picture…
Making pictures, I get to rub elbows with all kinds of people. Variety is the flavor of life and I intend to enjoy a bit of everything. This image is of Kelsey she is a love. Her eyes are of the blue that is striking. She is a stunner.
As a photographer, it is my job to create an environment that is conducive for good work. What do I mean by this? My responsibility is to create a place the models feel comfortable opening up. When we started something was off. I had not done my part. People are not always going to come in and be ready to perform.
As soon as I put a gun in her hand everything came together. The result was immediate. I am a gun enthusiast and am fiercely protective of my 2nd amendment rights. You will see this many times over in my portfolio. The representation is about my feelings about guns and women. I love photographing women and kelsey with a gun in her hand is in direct contrast to her. I believe it will get the attention of the viewer and get you thinking.
The portrait photography process is like a puzzle. Each piece has a place. The equipment, light and technical side is just the beginning. There is another side, the direction. I have found very little material on this subject. I have learned piecing together what I find here and there. It can take a bit to find a groove but when you do the results are well worth the effort.
Now how can this help you? Do you want to make people feel more comfortable in your presence? I will add a list that I believe will work for anyone.
- I ask questions, I like to know about their interest and what their comfort levels are.
- Don’t be pushy or expect anything when first meeting someone.
- Take things slowly
- Read body language and be patient
- Be a friend it cost nothing to be respectful
If you have any questions I’m happy to answer.Details
The point of being an Artist
I shot this a few years ago. It is one of my favorite images. I call it the Ally Codex. It reminds me of a hunger and an insatiable thirst for more. Willing to do whatever to devour the world. There is something very interesting about it. As an artist, I believe we all come with a part of that. A hunger to be great. Is the cost too much too expensive? Do the benefits outweigh the cost of isolation and the many days of feeling defeated as if you will never see your dreams come to fruition.
Too many days being unsatisfied with good days peppered in? Is anyone even watching anyway?
How to deal with that is to not have expectations. Sadly, I don’t come made that way. If you create chances are you have been caught up with the same thoughts. My advice is to keep creating. Art has made me much more than I ever thought I would be. I am grateful to be me even if it doesn’t matter to anyone else.Details
I Got In A Fight…
I shot this series of images after seeing a photographer use Dry Ice. I felt the situation was Dangerous. I said as much, The photographer said she knew what she was doing and would not burn anyone. She was not aware of the Gas that is emitted. CO2 gas is a property of dry ice. To make a long story short it drew out with her fan base over a few days. In the end, I made a statement to the effect of “take you and your kids to your garage and turn on your car and sit there because essentially it’s the same thing.” Fog creates the same effect without putting anyone’s life at risk.
It’s uncalled for to use anything dangerous. I love my models and never want to put them in harm’s way. I had an Idea to have Sushii stab herself as a Voodoo doll. I call the set Self-Destruction. Thanks for reading and have a great day.
My husband and I watched Machine Gun Kelly video. I don’t recall the video offhand. In the video was an umbrella and the fog was being caught underneath. I called up Sushii, I asked her if she was interested in modeling. I needed a way to incorporate a scene that would involve an umbrella. My husband suggested clockwork orange. Sushii replied, “Fuck Yeah” and an Idea was born just like that out of thin air. I admit I never saw the movie but my muse is a Cosplayer who loved the idea. I did watch the trailer. I try not to get too visual with concepts based on movies or well-known stories for fear of being caught up in someone else’s creative vision. An artist always wants to make it their own version.
Curious about the details that would only interest a photographer?
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This is my Hero. JT money is a Miami boy through and through. He has roots in Atlanta as well. JT is as solid as it gets. As his photographer, I have seen his interaction with the public and his loved ones. He is as chill, easy going, fun and loyal. If you see him in the street he loves to interact with fans. No risk of getting hit in the head with your camera, Chris Brown Style.
Kolyon and JT Money Got A Hot Song Check it out
This is the Overtown neighborhood in Miami. Yes, we are under an overpass. It was a beautiful night for pictures and If I got a camera in my hand I’m happy. Kase 1Hunnid is from Liberty City AKA Poonville
Kase is a Humble figure with a self-assured demeanor. The quiet confident types. I liked him at once. When the camera starts clicking the swag comes pouring out and he is in his element for sure. The first shoot I did with Kase we immediately hit a vibe and the whole shoot was magic.
His music is addictive. Kase 1Hunnid is a BMI award-winning ghostwriter. his credits include Trick Daddy, Trina, and Missy Elliot. this year Kase had the whole state rocking with RNGLI (real niggas gonna love it) and I Love My Dawgs. He has a voice that is unmistakable and I would recognize it anywhere.
I have had the pleasure of shooting with NITRO on a few occasions and I am pleased to say he impressed me. we got some shots that I was more than happy with.
NITROGETLiVE is an indie artist/ producer from central Florida who continues to stay consistent with his music. He has been making music since 14 and at 25 he’s ready to take his music to the next level. NiTRO has music on iTunes, Spotify, and even Pandora. Be on the lookout as he will be dropping his “Feeling Myself” EP before the summertime.
Wait those two things don’t match
This is the first shoot in a series I am doing with Babyfaced models. When scouting models I was looking for very sweet looking faces and poses. This kind of shot gets people thinking. A photographer’s job is to convey your message visually. This is not something I was able to do right off the bat. I believe the eye is to photography what the ear is to music. An artist must train their eye to get good results. This takes a lot of shooting. I am of the belief no one has a good eye from picking up their first camera. There are a lot of factors to consider and those can’t be learned overnight.
To empower my subjects is my goal is my model work I shot poses that normally I would have stayed away from in the series I usually don’t look for the Damsel in Distress type of poses. In this set, I instructed the model to give me submissive facial expressions and body language. I also shot from above and I usually stay lower to the ground. Victoria did a fantastic job. I would like to thank her for traveling all the way from St. Petersberg.
In my photography, I try to offer something different. Being a woman it’s much more important to me to empower instead of to show a submissive female. I’m looking for Fierce. I’m always looking for experienced models to shoot when making my art. If you feel like you have something to offer contact me at Darcy@darcydelia.comDetails
Boudoir Photographer In Front Of The Lens
I am a boudoir photographer and behind my hip-hop work, it’s my favorite. I would never ask anyone to sit in front of my lens in any way I would not be willing to do myself. I am just as comfy sitting for boudoir pictures as I am photographing them. I shot these images just this morning. Trust me to see your boudoir photographer modeling is not something you see every day. I’m not sure I have ever seen it.
I believe in my product enough to throw on my lingerie and join my own portfolio. I know how to achieve sexy. I have loads of experience.
Experience? Yes, I peddled lapdances for over a decade years before my married life and photography career. Most of the time that would not be something anyone would mention but considering the line of work I am in I see it as a plus. I am not exactly bashful about such things. Plus if you know much about me I don’t really care what people think. Now how does my past employment help you it helps you? I know exactly how to pose. I achieve amazing shots simply from directly applying everything I learned in my past job. I am also educated on body language and have extensively researched how body language helps me to improve my work. Valentine’s Day is very close and I know there are some ladies that are on the fence. Every year they consider a boudoir shoot but for one reason or another, they have not made the leap.
It has been quite a while since I have shared any images like this with my audience I was happy to do. To the people who were not expecting it I hope that it is a pleasant surprise. To book your shoot contact Darcydeliabookings@gmail.com if you mention this blog I will take 200.00 dollars off of your shoot.
Who Dat Who Dat?
JT Money That’s Who!
I have been a lover of hip-hop my whole life. This has been the coolest new year ever. I grew up in Gainesville florida and didn’t quite graduate but was set to walk in 1996 from my delinquent high school. I never took math seriously and that walk never materialized. That’s ok I have done just fine in life. The world is my classroom.
Colin and I got in the car and headed to tampa. We had plans to spend the weekend with Desloc Piccalo and his crew. His good friend happens to be J.T. Money. Piccalo and myself met a few weeks before when I shot with him and another Hip-hop artist Kase 1hunnid. We hit it off quite well and Piccalo has been amazing. Desloc Piccalo is one of the most creative people I know. He is a dope musician and also a hell of a visual artist.
As soon as I got out of the car the heel breaks off my shoe. I’m thinking oh great I’m one shoe down. I hobble into the club where My boys are performing and at the door the bouncer looks at me questionably doubting I am really with the headliners. Piccalo comes around to the door and I am allowed entry with my camera.I head over to where everyone is standing and JT Money is among them I say like an idiot I have lost one of my shoes and he said he would give me one of his. I might have taken him up on it except my wonderful husband dug around in the truck and found a pair that didn’t match but they did the job. Then I got to work
I was able to shoot some amazing shots
This was Just Day One I will continue with my part Two in my next blog
Every Photo Is An Experience
I am passionate about my dance photography because I love my dancers. Call me a bit sentimental and I will be completely fine with that because I am. Taking someone’s pictures means you have to be in close proximity to them. This means that of course you’re going to have experiences together. I have never had a shoot that was not fun for both parties. This is a byproduct of loving what you do. People feed off of your energy and they tend to really have a good time. Today I am going to talk about some of the experiences with the photos I have shot.
This is Kate. She is a ballet dancer. If you are familiar with my work then you know I have a knack for ballet photography. She has been a dancer for twenty-eight years and I could watch her all day. The grace and the passion that has gone into her craft make for some of the most beautiful images I have ever shot. We met about 2 years ago she is one of the first models that I have had the pleasure of working with. Plus she has been with me almost my whole career and that means she was with me even when I sucked. Kate is not what you would think the traditional ballerina would be like. She is very down-to-earth none of that Prissy primadonna traits are in her.
We shot these sets on christmas eve. We have decided to make a tradition of it. I am doing a show in February and I am only showing my dance work. I was contacted because one of their curators found me on IG and was drawn to my dance photography. The day started off a bit rocky because it was christmas eve and we both are a bit challenged when it comes to following schedules during stressful times. We originally only had an hour to shoot but as we started it was difficult to end such a great shoot and we went way over schedule. It is a testament to our love and devotion to creating together.Details
DARCY’S PIN-UP PHOTOGRAPHY MURDER EXTRAVAGANZA #4
Who knew you could die from a shot to the toe?
I received a comment from a blog reader that scolded me for not writing anything on my blog. I take full responsibility for slacking on my writing, so I vow to try to do better.
Number four of my Halloween photography project this year. Pin-up photography is goofy the more cheese factor, the better. I don’t shoot pin-up in this manner. Why? I think it portrays the subject as unintelligent and only good for sexual use. Before the rotten vegetables start flying through my computer, this is only my opinion. If you have a different take on it, I won’t knock you for it. I shoot my subjects in positions of power. The point of my work is to empower others.
I deviated this time to make light of a serious subject. I have always been someone of the opinion of you take a life for any reason other than the protection of yourself or your family you are an idiot. That is my point in this series.
I make sure to make it as cheesy as possible. The model has not a speck of blood on her after killing someone with a chainsaw is just one example. I found it deliciously mischievous and we all had fun with it. I give you permission to enjoy it as well. If you can’t have a laugh at it, this may be the wrong blog for you. I can point you to a few others that may be more your style. They might not have updated it for two years, but that’s OK.