'The shoot was exactly as I envisioned and for an artist. Those moments are few and far between.'
'It is not just the greater creativity enjoyed by this work, but also helping a model understand the business. I'm very honest with models and let them know that it takes far more than just being pretty and standing still for a photo.'
2013 marks the 4th year that have been featuring the imagery of Indianapolis photographer Jay Rickard. (LightWeaver) Although Jay took a bit of time off shooting, but he is now back behind the camera. Jay never stopped creating however, focusing his artistry creating beauty in other areas. The results, can be seen at Jay's site Exquisite Elements Arts.
When I think of Jay Rickard's work, what stands out most is the passion he has in supporting and working collaboratively with the models he shoots. Jay is truly invested in having the images he creates, help the model build a unique and creative portfolio. Jay takes time to extensively plan and tailor his shoots to each model. Jay matches model to location, wardrobe and accessories to create a theme which captures a specific essence in each of the men he shoots. The theme of collaboration also weaves through his new page on Facebook, The erotic male in photography which he calls an interactive place, inspirational, informative and thought provoking.