My Nude Year: Day 348 of 365

Tonight Shannon wasn’t feeling very well but she was a trooper anyway. We took several shots of this pose before we found one that looked the way we wanted. She had to get into position three separate times before we had the image we desired. She is a really dedicated and does not let personal comfort stand in her way. I really wish all of you could meet her for just one day. Like everyone else I’m sure you would just love her and want to be her best friend.

Until tomorrow,

JW Purdy

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My Nude Year: Day 347 of 365

Today Shannon and I went shopping. Normally I don’t really like fake Christmas trees but Shannon wanted to get one since all the kids are grown now and we have all the responsibility of decorating it ourselves. We went to a half a dozen stores trying to find a tree that looked like something other than a bunch of pipe cleaners stuck together. After having viewed a lot of trees we finally set our eyes on one of the first trees we had seen. We went back to the store to confirm the price and I’m happy to report that the tree has currently made its home in our living room. It turns out that it looks pretty good and we wont have to worry about all the clean up once the holiday is over.

For tonight’s photo Shannon curled a few strands of her hair and used it to frame the broad side of her face. I place our key light slightly above her and at a 90-degree angle to create dramatic shadows. I cropped the image so that her red lipstick and the bottom of her nose would be visible without the rest of the details giving you a sense of longing. I really enjoy this type of image and it may become one of my favorite images as time goes on.

Until tomorrow,

JW Purdy

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My Nude Year: Day 346 of 365

Today has been such a long day. I got about 30 minutes of sleep last night and then had the busiest day at work since I have been there. I came home a got a two-hour nap and then we were off to the rodeo party. It is hard to believe that it is almost time for the rodeo again. It seems like it was just here but you know what they say, “time fly’s when you are having fun.” We had a wonderful time and the food was great.

Once we got home we set up for a simple shoot in the foyer. I used a one light setup with a shoot thru umbrella. After the first shot I adjusted the light stand higher so that I would lessen the amount of shadow cast on the wall behind Shannon.

Until tomorrow,

JW Purdy

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My Nude Year: Day 345 of 365

Tonight was our corporate Christmas party we were shooting for. You can really tell the price of oil has dropped. Everyone at the party was super nice but the mood was down. It just wasn’t like it has been in the past. Very few people stayed long after dinner and the ones that did were not interested in taking a photo. You can tell everyone is struggling to survive the oil supply war currently going on. I hope for the entire US economy that oil prices will increase to at least $75 a barrel very soon.

Until tomorrow,

JW Purdy

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My Nude Year: Day 344 of 365

Tonight I wanted to simply work with a classic pose and a single focused light source. I told Shannon my idea and asked her for a suggestion of a shooting location. She said she thought it would look best if posed on top of our coffee table. I set up our scene and we went to work. We changed her pose with a few slight variations and had the shoot done relatively quickly. I’m happy the shoot went so fast as it gives me a little more time to prepare for my corporate party tomorrow night. It should be such a fun shoot and I love working for them since they are all so happy and easy to be around. It almost doesn’t feel like work at all.

Until tomorrow,

JW Purdy

My nude year - Shannon Purdy Day 344-2
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My Nude Year: Day 343 of 365

Today we received another package in the mail. This one was not as exciting as yesterdays little brown box of goods but something new to play with by and by. I have a corporate party to shoot this weekend and after one of last years parties needed to restock my supply of props. Shannon and I picked out several fun items for the partygoers to play with and they have started to trickle in here and there. The box we received today had two hats. One is a big green stovepipe hat with green hair attached and the other was a 30’s style flower derby. Shannon braided her hair and wrapped it into a bun and then dawned the derby. I used a small shoot-thru umbrella to light the foyer and concentrated on her beautiful eyes. After a few photos she thought to blow me a kiss and it came out perfect.

Until tomorrow,

JW Purdy

My nude year - Shannon Purdy Day 343-3
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My Nude Year: Day 342 of 365

Well it was a very interesting evening to say the least. We received a shipment today that was expected in for yesterdays shoot. It didn’t really matter what day it came in to tell the truth. It was just a few small things for us to play with. Shannon got as far as trying on one outfit before I grabbed my camera and started shooting. She sat in my office chair with a light setup to her left and I took up a low position next to the light stand. We shot a total of 264 photos in all. I am providing one of three images that are fit for viewing keeping the project in mind. I should note we are still a relatively young couple and sometimes the tension is just too much to ignore.

Until tomorrow,

JW Purdy

My nude year - Shannon Purdy Day 342-3
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My Nude Year: Day 341 of 365

Tonight I grabbed Shannon’s dresser mirror to give us a little different perspective of my wonderful muse. The photo is not a pretty photo and was not intended to be. It is an intense photo that plays with you sense of depth due to the long mirror. Shannon’s visible eye was the strongest part of the image for me and gave you a creepy feeling if you stare at it for too long. I love the catch light in her eye was well as the very small strand of hair that falls in front of it. The image as a whole gives you an uneasy feeling.

Until tomorrow,

JW Purdy

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My Nude Year: Day 340 of 365

Today we celebrated our oldest son’s birthday with a party at a nearby park. We had such a wonderful showing of family and friends. We try to have all our big gatherings at the park and today was absolutely perfect for being out doors. It was in the 60’s and the sun was shinning with a perfect breeze blowing. We had planned for a game of kickball and were a little worried it might get rained out but there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. We split everyone who wanted to play on two teams and the fun began. We named out team, “Team Awesome” and just as the name implied we were awesome. We ended up winning by a final score of 15-2. I do have to admit that all of us adults are a little beat up from running and falling down but no worse for wear.

Shannon found this little cover up while shopping today for $8 and thought it would be cool to shoot in. We setup in the foyer with a one light set and a shoot-thru umbrella. Shannon varied between three different poses however this one was the strongest.

Until tomorrow,

JW Purdy

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My Nude Year: Day 339 of 365

I can finally let the cat out of the bag. I got to work with the wonderful Leah Velocity tonight. I made mention of it before but didn’t want to reveal her name just in case something happened and we couldn’t work together.  Leah is such a professional and a pleasure to work with. We have been talking off and on for the past five years but never found time to work with each other. Mostly it has been my fault due to working like a madman for so many years now. She showed up on time and gave both Shannon and I a big hug and was full of energy. After she freshened up her makeup we got right to work. I used a very simple lighting setup and Leah really did all the work. She is a natural and reminded me why working with a pro is so nice. Her posing skill is amazing and she has a beautiful figure. We shot on both high and low key backgrounds and I was able to capture some fantastic photos.

As we neared the end of the shoot I asked her if she would be willing to pose with Shannon for the photo of the day. She agreed and even let me film it. The girls got on the floor and had to get face to face which must have been a little uncomfortable, as they don’t really know each other. They took it in stride and even started laughing at one point, which I happened to get on camera. I accidently over exposed the front light in this photo but it was awesome to just to have the two of them work together. If you happen to be a photographer I highly recommend working with Leah Velocity, she’s awesome.

Until tomorrow,

JW Purdy

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My Nude Year: Day 338 of 365

I don’t know if I have stated it during the project but I have this obsession with giraffes. A few years ago there was a commercial that featured a mini giraffe on a treadmill and I have been asking for one since then. Well tonight my dream came true. Shannon had me go sit in my chair and told me she would be right back with a surprise. She walked into the living room wearing a giraffe onesie and it is so cool. Just for fun we took tonight’s photo with her wearing her new gear.

Until tomorrow,

JW Purdy

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My Nude Year: Day 337 of 365

Tonight after a meeting I started digging through our odds and ends wires looking for an old phone we have. I wanted to test and see if I had hooked up the phone jack in our bedroom, which I hadn’t. While looking in the basket of wires I thought it might be fun to entangle Shannon up in them and take a shot. Shannon put on her glasses just to change things up a little and we had the image in one try. I took a few more photos just to make sure but the first one came out the best.

Until tomorrow,

JW Purdy

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My Nude Year: Day 336 of 365

Tonight we celebrated our oldest son’s birthday. I can’t believe the years have passed so quickly. I say that with every child each year but really I must be getting old. We have two already gone off into the great wide world and now one more on the way, which leaves us with only one left. Before I know it he will be off as well. It seems like only yesterday I was loading them all up to take to school every morning. I was luck in the fact that while the kids were young I was able to take them to school, the doctor and attend all school functions just be rearranging my day. I will never regret having had time to spend with them as they grew up. Those years can never come back.

For tonight’s photo we wanted to use a prop that you may recall already seeing. We used this mask a few nights ago but really wanted to feature the great contrast of it in a more direct way. I set a light with a medium grid and had Shannon turn her body away form the light while turning her face towards it. This ensures her face is properly exposed while creating deep shadows on her figure accenting the curves of her breasts.

Until tomorrow,

JW Purdy

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My Nude Year: Day 335 of 365

Tonight wanted to try a pose she had dreamed up. It was a really interesting looking pose with a strong emphasis on her arms raised above her head. I used a spot to illuminate then and then used a second light, split lighting, to light her body. We took a few shots but the shadow side of her figure was too dark for my taste and needed just a little more light to be visible. I grabbed a reflector and placed it opposite the sidelight and got just enough bounce to make out her legs on the shadow side of the photo. Novembers photo set will be up for purchase within the next few hours. It one of the last chances to purchase the sets as individual months so grab yours today.

Until tomorrow,

JW Purdy

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My Nude Year: Day 334 of 365

I hope all of you had a wonderful day and were able to take advantage of the online sales that are now in full force everywhere you look. We went online and bought a few items for future shoots in the coming year. We were able to save over half the purchase price on some items we had already had our eyes on. You have to love the online deals at this time of year.

For tonight’s shot we set up with a single gridded light as our key light. Shannon got into one of my favorite styles of pose by stacking her lines. This type of pose is very difficult and hard on her body but she always takes them in stride. I shot the scene from two different angles and liked this one best. This was actually our first shot, lighting test, and I was guessing at my settings. Due to not having my settings dialed in yet the photo was too dark. I brightened the photo in postproduction, which gave it a very grainy feel. I really think that actually added to the photo and I am very pleased with my mistake.

Until tomorrow,

JW Purdy

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My Nude Year: Day 333 of 365

Today Shannon and I had to go to the store to get a few items. While we were looking around she found a knit shawl she really liked and we bought it for her. I thought that it would make for a great photo tonight and it was fun trying a few different poses with her new outerwear. We took photos of four different poses and like this one the best. We are really getting down to the end of the project now and time is starting to move really fast. I have a lot to get completed on my end before the end of the year gets here and a corporate party to shoot the first few weeks of December. I should have planned a little more to make the end of the project a little easier on myself but I will just have to work a little harder to get everything done on time.

Wish me luck,

JW Purdy

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My Nude Year: Day 332 of 365

Tonight we thought it might be fun to set up a scene in which Mrs. Purdy was typing a letter to a store manager regarding her displeasure over a recent purchase. She was finding it difficult to express her dissatisfaction without sounding like a whining child and had written and re-written the letter several times as seen by the litter scattered across the floor. Just to put Shannon in the right frame of mind I went ahead and actually started the letter for her on the Smith-Corona machine. The letter started in this way,

“ November 28, 2015

Dear Sir,

I am writing you regarding my recent purchase.”

It is fun to really get into it sometimes.

Until tomorrow,

JW Purdy

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My Nude Year: Day 331 of 365

I was able to avoid most of the Black Friday madness today. I had to work until 5:30 and then Shannon asked me to meet her at the cell phone store. She wanted to cash in on the discounted phones for both of us. I don’t really care about having a phone but she really wanted a new one and the one she has is starting to give her a lot of problems. So we are both owners of new phones as of today.

For tonight’s photo I really wanted to control the amount of light in the scene. I setup our black drops to absorb any spill from our key light. I used a soft box place about one and a half feet from Shannon’s figure. In order to draw the viewer to her figure she dropped her head back so all you can really see is her neck and chin. I really enjoy the photo and hope you do as well.

Until tomorrow,

JW Purdy

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Black Friday/Cyber Monday discounts until 11/30/2015

Hey everyone, I hope you are having a great weekend. We are offering a 25% discount on all orders until 11/30/2015. Please take this opportunity to get all the sets before the end of November. I will be ending the individual set sales as of January 31, 2016 and grouping everything into one set for one price so take this chance to get your individual sets on sale before the offer expires. Just use offer code D4ETF3L at checkout. You can visit the shop by clicking this link http://www.jwpurdy.com/shop/

Thanks,

JW Purdy

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My Nude Year: Day 330 of 365

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, I hope all of you had a wonderful day. We spent the day with family and friends. We watched football, movies and played some really fun games. Actually I have stayed up too late and am taking the photo in the early hours of the morning. Too bad I have to go to work tomorrow but it will be okay. Tonight’s photo will be simple and quick. We haven’t even shot it yet but hopefully you will like it.

Until tomorrow,

JW Purdy

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