Showing opens tomorrow May 5, 2017


I just wanted to remind everyone that the showing at the A. Smith Gallery opens tomorrow May 5, 2017. The showing titled  "she" will by held from May 5 to June 11, 2017, with a reception on May 27, 2017, from 4pm to 8pm. Shannon and I will be in attendance at the reception and hope to see you there. We drove up over the weekend to drop off the print and had a wonderful time. The gallery was very nicely arranged and the owners are great. We talked for a few minutes and really got a good feeling from them both. We then had lunch at a nearby cafe and just spent a pleasant day together. It was well worth the drive from Richmond. 

Thank you and hope to see you there,

JW Purdy

My nude year - Shannon Purdy Day 118

A. Smith Gallery showing

I am honored to have been selected for an upcoming showing at the A. Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas. The showing titled "she" will by held from May 5 to June 11, 2017, and was juried by Kat Kiernan. So far one image from the My Nude Year project has been accepted. If you are in the area during the showing dates I encourage you to please drop by and pay a visit to this great exhibition. 

Thank you,

JW Purdy

First YouTube post is up

Hi everyone,

I finally did it and put my first Youtube post up. I had to make a video for a Kickstarter project and figured it would make a good introduction. Please tell me what you think. 

Also you can view our project by going to

Thank you,

JW Purdy

"My Nude Year" project

Hello everyone,

Sorry for the late submission but I have been sick all week. I sat down to write a few days ago but just could not concentrate. I will post another principals of composition breakdown next week. I really hope you are enjoying these posts in which I detail the element of composition I try to present in my photos. If you have any suggestions, questions or feedback please let me know.

I would like to give everyone an update on my long-term project that is currently underway. On January 1st of this year Shannon Purdy and I started a new project that we have decided to call “My Nude Year.” In this new joint venture we will take a nude photo everyday for an entire year. We have already had so much fun with this and I really love the challenge of it. It has not always been easy even though we are only 35 days in. This week of being sick made it really difficult but we just pushed on. We will be posting some of the photos from our daily shoots but not all the work will be up until early 2016. We are planning on releasing a book at the end of the 365 days.

Please sign up to my newsletter to keep up to date on “My Nude Year.” Typically this newsletter only goes out on the last day of the month and gives everyone a little wrap up of what we’ve been up to plus usually a unpublished photo or two. You can sign up by following this link

I am posting a few photos we have taken so far. There’s are more up to see and I will continue to post a few from time to time. I hope you all have a great weekend.

JW Purdy