Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Favorite Photographer of the Day: Bill McClaren
I so enjoyed my time today researching and looking for just the right pictures to include with this post. Not many photographers have provided me as much joy as I had viewing the work of Bill McClaren. So much to love about Bill's work! Firstly, it was refreshing to see the ages of the men Bill shoots are not all 19 and 20. Secondly, although Bill has photographed some very beautiful men, he also has the talent to bring out beauty in others I initially would not have seen as attractive. In addition I also love the diversity in the models Bill shoots.
Bill shoots everything; nature, environmental shots, men and women. All with the same love and care one should have for their passion. It is interesting to me that some photographers who shoot the male form don't seem to put the same passion when shooting face shots. It is clear with Bill that he shoots nothing that has not had 100 percent of his energy and love in it.
Below: Amazing Portrait of Pavel.
The following quote by painter Wayne Thiebold could also describe one of my attitudes toward photography: "That's what you do as a painter, you live on hope, that next painting..." And like Ansel Adams I believe: "You don't take a photograph, you make it."
"My approach to shooting is cinematic and psychological, and a willingness to "play" becomes an asset. I find this a very exciting way to work; there have been times when a model and I have both been surprised at what "comes out" or "shows up." It's been my experience that photography can be both revealing and therapeutic. And fun."
Thanks Bill for your support with the post and for the wonderful shots!
You can check out more of Bill's work at his official site HERE: and his Flickr Page HERE: You can also check out the post below which includes work with the model who led me to discover Bill's work!
Below: Eric H.
Below: The adorable William Charles Adams.
Below: No Hunks to be found but still two of my favorite shots by Bill. Love the green and it looks like Bill put each one of those daisy's in place!
'Oak Leaves in Oakland'
'Early Spring in Northern California'
Below: Yes I am a lover of hunks, but I am also a lover of Love. Really like the two shots below of Adrian and Alex. Beautiful!
Last three shots: Brody Harris by Bill McClaren
Loved Bill's work with the beautiful 22 year old Brody Harris. Brody is a model, actor and painter. Brody has a great eye for all things artistic!
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