strange and beautiful things

photos and musings of mister graves

mistressaliceinbondageland:

Anatomy of a #spanking #Femdom 

It helps when information is cute.

(Source: gayboyslife69, via blackulaphoto)

Textures of St. Louis Cemetery #3 in New Orleans, LA.

Sometimes at night, I wish I could be at the Port of Oakland.
Unkempt. Self portrait, April 2014.
Storing dirt underground.

Send Me to Taiwan to Be An English Teacher!

Hello people that follow me for my photography!

I’ve accepted a job in another country, but my broke ass still needs to raise the funds to get over there. Help me out and you’ll get to see parts of Asia like you’ve never seen them before.

Open to both gifts and loans. Get at me.

ohthumbelina:

I need someone to take pictures of

Picture me. Men are quite under-pictured.

aayla:

I have always found it interesting how little attention, or love, my favorite photos get.  I’ll wonder if it’s the quality of the image or the subject that’s disliked.  Then I remember that it is always this way.
It’s not that I am driven by the response of images but it is a little defeating to know that very few care unless the image is showing skin.  
Catching light with Ava Snow.

It is not the subject matter so much, in my opinion; it is the lack of focus on the subject. Indeed the f-stop allows the creature to be the sole object… but an image is more than the object of focus. The light reflected off of the books near Ava’s left eye, for instance, take away from the impact of the emotion held within Ava’s right eye. These are things that are hard to see as the taker of the image and are part of the reason that constructive critique is essential to the effective communication of any real artist.

aayla:

I have always found it interesting how little attention, or love, my favorite photos get.  I’ll wonder if it’s the quality of the image or the subject that’s disliked.  Then I remember that it is always this way.

It’s not that I am driven by the response of images but it is a little defeating to know that very few care unless the image is showing skin.  

Catching light with Ava Snow.

It is not the subject matter so much, in my opinion; it is the lack of focus on the subject. Indeed the f-stop allows the creature to be the sole object… but an image is more than the object of focus. The light reflected off of the books near Ava’s left eye, for instance, take away from the impact of the emotion held within Ava’s right eye. These are things that are hard to see as the taker of the image and are part of the reason that constructive critique is essential to the effective communication of any real artist.

(c) Mister Graves 2014

Black Sheets on Flickr.

Black Sheets on Flickr.

The Dead of Winter

First shoot of the year.

Model: Prys

(c) Mister Graves 2014