Journal

New year... new work.

Well it’s not really new work but just stuff I haven’t posted since I shot it six months ago. But I wish all of you a happy new year and much success in the coming year!

New Work...

Well after a few years of dealing with a pretty wild depression I decided to come back to the art I love so much. Although you might see a change in the work perhaps it’s due to the significant changes in my life over the past few years. My goal is as it always was, to celebrate the beauty of woman and nature together.…

I’ve started painting again. I’m not sure if I ever wrote about painting here but about a year ago I started dabbling with paint and about 2 months ago I started feeling the urge to really go for it. So I am. I’m working on two oil paintings at the moment. Mainly because it takes forever for them to dry so I go back and forth on them. Right now I’m painting from my photos and have done one shoot that was strictly for painting reference. I’ll post something from that shoot s

deleting...

AHHHHHH! Deleting is tough for me but I’m doing a little bit of tidying up a bit to make room for some newer work. Specifically some new calendars I’m working on for World Aids Day this year. Of course there’s the beauty project which will be available as a book and maybe a calendar as well. I’m still unsure of that at the moment but the book is a definite. My books are currently available at blurb.com.

An update about the Beauty Project!

So far things are going ok. I’m very happy with the response people have given me when I talk about the project. And I’m very happy with the pictures I’ve gotten so far… However, Im really behind in finding people to pose for the project. Over the past few weeks, I’ve had several respond to ads I’ve been putting up, but only two out of the 15 who’ve contacted me have showed up for the shoots. The rest have been no-shows on the shoot day or called last minute to cancel due to societal conflicts. The most common reason has to do with parents not approving of the person’s choice to pose nude. I understand the reasons and I don’t judge anyone for them. It is what it is.…

I’m now starting to talk to my friends about posing. I’ve kept a very low profile about my work because I’ve been afraid of

Gratitude

I wanted to just write a quick not to say thank you to everyone who has commented on my work. the comments always cheer me up so to you I say thank you thank you thank you! =)…

In the next few days, I hope to be starting a new nude project. The idea is to photograph people nude in nature… but this time I won’t be using any models and I will shoot with anyone who wants to pose regardless of race, creed, size, shape, or any age above 18. The goal is to prove what I’ve always believed, that beauty is not about what you look like but who you are. And once I have collected enough images to put together a book, I’m thinking that I’ll put it together and then donate the profits to either an AIDS research organization or some other organization, I’m sure yet which one to donate to. RIght now

I been gone...

but I’m back again!…

The last 6 months I’ve seen a great deal of ups and downs. Ok ok… mostly downs. Dealt with a breakup with a very amazing woman, surgery to remove one of my organs and then just the usual depression associated with breakups, christmas, and losing body parts! ;)

It’s funny how love can come into your life and make you feel so amazing and then suddenly without warning it leaves. Taking with it all of your hopes, dreams, and confidence. Questions creep into your mind that you wouldn’t give a second thought to normally. And they take over. I spent a good amount of time crying and trying to cope with what felt to me to be the only woman I wanted. I was sad at the loss, I was angry, frustrated, and finally just let it go. It took me a long time to get to that place.

I'm back!

So I just got back from a trip to the deserts of Arizona! I had a great time hanging out with friends and family. I even made a couple of new friends!

During my trip I also got in a few Art Nude shoots that were beautiful! I’ll be posting some images from those shoots today and over the next few days!

Stay tuned!
Jason Tag

Gearing up for a trip!

I haven’t been on here in a while due to my day job getting a little crazy. I also haven’t shot anything in a few weeks due to it as well. Gotta pay the bills right? Ok that’s the excuse I keep telling myself so I can bear with it.

So now things are back to normal and I"m taking a vacation!

Where do people from Hawaii go for a vacation? Phoenix! I know it doesn’t sound as exotic or exciting as Hawaii but… I’ve got a few shoots lined up so that should make the trip quite interesting!

So you guys should see some new images soon! I can’t wait!

~ Aloha,
Jason Tag

A few words about my latest images with Ashleigh

So I feel I need to explain my latest images…. The black & whites with Ashleigh. 1 2 3 4 5 6

I was talking to a friend of mine a few weeks ago, who is also a photographer, and he had said that he liked my new images because they reminded him of his images. This freaked me out pretty good considering that my work is nothing like his and yet I could see the resemblance. So I started to search for an answer as to why they looked similar. The reason had to do with a combination of locations, models, and the quality of light in my images.

So I decided to start playing with different styles in an attempt to re-discover my own style. In the process I got the black & whites with Ashleigh.

These are not meant to be pretty, in fact far from it on purpose. All I wanted was to capture something

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