One of the large Dream Away prints heading off for the @snaporlando Snap! Miami show opening Sept 19th. I’ll be up in the mezzanine with a bunch of beautiful contemporary photographers. #dreamaway — ps, I scrubbed this shot to make her a social media barbie — the actual piece has nipples like a real human body. (at Two Dark)

23 hours ago

Dream Away series makes a debut

I’ve been working on a new nude series this year called Dream Away. The images are light, floaty, dreamy if you will, and capture a certain otherworldly spirit. These started off as an ethereal vision that I had floating in my mind, something that I wanted to materialize. I was also drawn to it as it seemed like a project I could mull over, shoot a few sessions, play with it a bit, shoot more — something that I could both explore different facets of, while refining a core thread of the series. Already I have a decent idea of a concrete variant that may become it’s own series to develop.



Part of the inspiration for the series was to approach them much in the same way as a pencil sketch — focusing on an interesting form, developing strong lines, and letting other elements go. The technical approach is more subtractive that additive, in that I begin with a full figure and reduce it to the core spirit. This is augmented by the use of blur to let certain elements go, while employing careful dodging of the image to continue to draw the eye in.

The results are beginning to get some notice, and I’ll be showing one next month at ModernBook Gallery in SF as part of the APA SF Curator’s Voice show. I’ve already received a positive response on the series as a whole from the guys at MB and am looking forward to them possibly handling a few more pieces in the months to come. 

1 week ago 1 note

Dream Away series makes a debut

I’ve been working on a new nude series this year called Dream Away. The images are light, floaty, dreamy if you will, and capture a certain otherworldly spirit. These started off as an ethereal vision that I had floating in my mind, something that I wanted to materialize. I was also drawn to it as it seemed like a project I could mull over, shoot a few sessions, play with it a bit, shoot more — something that I could both explore different facets of, while refining a core thread of the series. Already I have a decent idea of a concrete variant that may become it’s own series to develop.



Part of the inspiration for the series was to approach them much in the same way as a pencil sketch — focusing on an interesting form, developing strong lines, and letting other elements go. The technical approach is more subtractive that additive, in that I begin with a full figure and reduce it to the core spirit. This is augmented by the use of blur to let certain elements go, while employing careful dodging of the image to continue to draw the eye in.

The results are beginning to get some notice, and I’ll be showing one next month at ModernBook Gallery in SF as part of the APA SF Curator’s Voice show. I’ve already received a positive response on the series as a whole from the guys at MB and am looking forward to them possibly handling a few more pieces in the months to come. 

1 week ago 1 note

Excited to have #dreamaway included in the @snaporlando collector previews with a number of other exceptional artists.

1 week ago

Settled on a paper for my #dreamaway series — Museo Max. These 16x20s and 24x30s have great detail and dmax. Another from this session with @elleperil will be at @modernbook next month as part of the APA SF Curator’s Voice exhibition. (at Two Dark)

2 weeks ago 1 note

The family that plays together … (including creepy kid singsong in the background)! #ransommitchell #fakebelieve #roughnready (at Two Dark)

1 month ago 1 note

Testing a new direction for my #dreamaway series. I thought it paired well with her kinetic pose. Still needs some treatment and a bit of swirl for the background. And no worries ‘cuz it’s #scrubbedforyerprotection

1 month ago 1 note

We had a bit of fun when we got together @niksin666 and @betweentheditches for some of the @ransom_mitchell treatment. Here’s a teaser for the show at Red Truck co-curated by Alix Sloan coming in September. #tafinda

1 month ago

I truly enjoy shooting and processing these #tortuous sessions — so wonderfully visceral.

1 month ago 1 note

More of our @ransom_mitchell #diefamilie fun — this time with @theartofskinner as Brudder Hausmeister. Prints and the postcard pack is in our store at http://store.ransommitchell.com

1 month ago