Monday, December 29, 2008
Jessica was a good friend of mine back in Chicago in the mid '90s. She wasn't part of the fetish scene but was always happy to model for me. Someone let us have access to their farm for a shoot so I brought Jessica along. I remember one of the first ideas I had was to capture Jessica mid-air on a country road. I tried it one time but didn't feel confident that I got what I was looking for. When someone jumps in the air like that, it lasts for only a half second at most, and capturing that split second with my camera seemed impossible, especially using natural light. So I gave up and moved onto other shots. It wasn't until I got the proofsheet back that I realized that I had actually gotten what I had hoped for. And the truly amazing thing is how relaxed and natural Jessica looks floating in mid-air in that 1/1000th of a second that the camera exposed the film. It was a truly random moment that worked on a technical and aesthetic level.
Detail of Jessica
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
A portrait I did of cult film director Monte Hellman taken at his home in the Hollywood hills in 1998. George Hickenlooper, my childhood friend and ace film director, introduced us while he was making Monte Hellman: American Auteur, a short documentary on the director. Hellman's cult classic Two-Lane Blacktop (Criterion) remains one of my favorite films of all time.
Monday, December 1, 2008
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Steve Diet Goedde Little Editions
Compact 4x4-inch limited edition prints. Perfect as gifts or additions to your personal art collection. Limited to 30 prints each. Each print is signed and numbered on the back. Only $30 each. Price includes standard shipping to US addresses. Non-US destinations may have to pay slightly more depending on location.
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