Warning!!  This site mayWILL contain nudes!


A selection of prints are available to purchase on Artfinder




Ok so YouTube have banned me and deleted the AVs,

I now have all the AV slideshows back up on site via Vimeo, just click the AV tab as normal



Happy New Year to everyone!

In 2018 I will continue being me but with more controversy and mayhem.

I will also be continuing to support Young Epilepsy as I did in 2017.




This workshop is now full, thank for your interest, hopefully there will be another one at a later date


I have compiled a new lecture called ‘Adventures in Art Nude’, this features tales and stories of adventures when out shooting, Including studio and locations shoots with all models I’ve ever worked with. This is now ready for the camera club circuit and I am now taking bookings. It is a light hearted and fun personal history of the strange and crazy things that go in the art nude world. Each short story is accompanied by 4/5 images and questions are encouraged throughout the talk.
sample topics include:-
Suntan Lotion
Unexpected Nudeness
Frogs and Condoms
Orange Sheep
Coldest Shoot Ever
The Cruel Photographer
Elephant Rock
The Cow Shed
Stolen Goods
The Car Key incident
The Stabbing
Squirrels are a Headache




I have added a new section which will host AudioVisuals of various shoots, you can find them under the AV section. Using youtube to link them I can use popular music without breaking any copyright rules…happy days. The AVs are best viewed in full screen but a fast broadband is needed for this

Side note: The songs selected for each AV are chosen in relation to the model, the shoot theme or the storyline, eg.  Fire is a word play on Ivory Flame’s name, Love will tear us Apart is a favourite song of Helen Stephens, Helen Diaz loves Kate Bush, Without or Without You is chosen to match the storyline in The Change, etc etc. The songs have no bearing on me personally other than they have to be songs I actually like.




A new storybook called The Change is online now with an image and music only AV version, check the Storybook tab. Please read the story first before the AV or it wont make sense.



From 2017 all proceeds from my lecture, Nude without Rude  and Adventures in Art Nude will go to the charity ‘Young Epilepsy’

Young Epilepsy is the national charity working exclusively for the 112,000 children and young people aged 25 and under with epilepsy and associated conditions.

They exist to improve the lives of children and young people with the condition to enable them to fulfill their potential and ensure they have the best quality of life.


One of the best references I’ve ever had. About a recent shoot with Cheryl Elizabeth on our tour/shoot of the Highlands south of Inverness. The link contains nudes and is not safe for work.

Cheryl Elizabeth



Some feedback from the good folks at Wakefield Camera Club.

It definitely wasn’t rude – a guide to the genre of nude photography.



I will be hosting regular Studio Art Nude workshops from Sept 2015 onwards, please contact me for further details.



My lecture called Nude without Rude is now taking bookings in the camera club circuit, a short summery is as follows:-


Nude Without Rude


This lecture explores the ins and outs of nude photography, ie … what is nude photography? and how to get started. It examines the main genres and its sub cultures, the difference between studio and location work.

It demonstrates the difference in themes using digital and print methods, it follows through with how to book a model, what to expect and achieve. It covers subjects like cost and the different types of payments, also how to act during an actual shoot.

It lists the Do’s and Do Not’s of working with models, what to expect when working in the studio and what to expect when working on location, camera settings and how to deal with weather. The lecture also deals with composition and editing, and finally how to build a portfolio.



If you would like to book a lecture please feel free to contact me on john@mrspider.co.uk