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May Fitness Workshop by Tonyr
May Fitness Workshop
Shot of Anna from one of my fitness workshops. Used to do calendars years ago featuring images like these that sold world wide and were very popular. Feel that whilst the looks of the models were great that people that bought the calendars felt drawn to the images for more than just the looks. I think they were attracted to the authenticity of presence that Anna is showing here. So much of life and especially model photos are about tacky poses and expressions. I believe that shots of women should be about inner and outer beauty.
Shot from a recent art nude workshop series that I run in Melbourne. Have titled it determination as when I started in the late 80's this was the title of an American poster series that my posters used to sell against. I always admired these posters as they were so dynamic and authentic. They inspired me to keep improving my imagery.
Everything in life is relationship. In photography we are often meditating on our subjects. I believe that how we perceive what we are seeing affects the model both in her physical appearance and in her mood. This shot was taken about 1 hour into a photographic workshop I was running. The earlier shots had been really good but my level of excitement was perhaps only moderate. However as soon as I set up this pose and looked through the camera I was immediately inspired. I believe that this amped the whole shoot up and that Sienna felt this and that for the next 30  minutes the shoot rose to a much higher level. I think we forget or are not aware how much we can affect each other in a positive or negative way by the thoughts and emotions we exchange. However photography has illuminated for me just how much influence this aspect of relationship can have.
Felt Presence by Tonyr
Felt Presence
Have titled this felt presence as it relates to the theory behind much of my imagery. Whilst I love beautiful aesthetics and sculpt models to what I sense to be their most beautiful angles it is the emotional presence that I believe adds the real impact to my images. So many people become camera conscious when being photographed and to me this blocks the sense of authenticity. So I am very aware about having the model drop their walls and just be present in the moment. Often such presence cannot be easily seen as 2 shots with almost identical aesthetics will obviously look the same. However even without eyes being visible in the image a shot with real presence can be felt. So a saying I am now very much aware of is that presence can be more felt than seen. I believe that the model in this pic looks great but also feels great.
Olga workshop
Shot from a recent art nude workshop that I run here in Melbourne.
Thought it was time to do an update on my photographic workshops. Running them every 2 weeks in Melbourne and every few months in Sydney. Also prepared to take them anywhere in Australia or overseas if the interest is there. I love the aesthetics and essence of people and the workshops help others to bring the best out of their subjects in both aspects. Classes are open to any level of experience and are run in a very relaxed manner. You can check out videos, testimonials and pictures on the workshop section of my personal website


Tony Ryan
Have been on Deviant for a few years now and really enjoying it. I am a photographer and writer based in Australia. Adore women's bodies and also the essence of people. Try to present words and images that inspire. These days am not doing as much commercial work as I used to. However am running workshops in Melbourne and sometimes Sydney that help photographers to pose and connect with models. Also please note that all of the shots in my portfolio are natural and without air brushing.

Current Residence: Australia
Favourite genre of music: Any
Skin of choice: any
Favourite cartoon character: Scooby Doo
Personal Quote: Be honest and fear nothing.

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SkiesDiaries Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015

Just wanted to tell you that I appreciate quite a lot your gallery and that your photography is very wonderful to look at.

Keep up the great work.

Tonyr Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
Thanks very much Simon, appreciate your comments.
setophis37 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
I could fave the entire gallery:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: , I'm litteraly in love with your work!!!:D (Big Grin) Love :D (Big Grin) 
Tonyr Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
Thanks for your interest in my work.
setophis37 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
HasssanArt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Your photos is so amazing
Dragonlheart Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Very nice work, these are invaluable for drawing and 3D modeling references.
NigelBritern Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student Photographer
Tony pal, These girls magnificent also photos exper work, regards..
lexxii Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your fine art you include in :iconcutieshots: Keep up your fine art :) xoxoLexxiiCutieShots
YoYobuddy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've noticed a recurring theme in your work.

Erect nipples.
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