PJ Mears Member Since May 2009 Artist Statement Like many photographers, I’ve tried different styles but I came to realize some time ago that taking pictures for the next Littlewoods catalogue or something just doesn’t press my creative button.
My ‘epiphany’ if you like came when I discovered the unparalleled pure beauty of fine art / artistic nudes. To that end my work with models centres on that genre. I can find no subject more beautiful in the truest sense than the unclothed female form. (Dolphins admittedly come a close second, but are less reliable)!
Working outdoors is my great passion, exploring the physical and emotional contrasts of shapes & textures between a body and a variety of natural / man-made materials & settings. I love the spontaneity this approach offers. In my view making environmental nudes should be a joyful experience for those on both sides of the camera; one should go home feeling uplifted from a release of creative energy.
I am based in the west of the UK, (a long way from civilization), where there are some fabulous locations. The granite torrs and wild moors of Dartmoor, a host of ruined buildings, wooded valleys, beautiful beaches & rocky coves provide much of my inspiration. The rest comes from allowing my imagination to fuse with that of intelligent, intuitive models who share my aspirations.