Thoughts, Musings, News About The Site And My PhotographyIf you have any questions, comments, suggestions, please email me on artcore-cafe (at) outlook.com and I will try to answer.
Performance29th May 2020 09:13 Sorry, the site is a bit slow. It looks like there is an issue with the network at the service provider. We are looking into it!
Grunge, Grime And Grain4th May 2020 18:58 I've been stuck in my house for a month! I have just finishing processing all the material shot in Riga. I had planned 4 shoots in a studio and a couple of fetish shoots in my apartment. I couldn't use the studio as it was closed, and the fetish shoots were cancelled as the models didn't want to shoot because of the virus. So, I ended up doing a huge amount of shooting in the apartment, doing a lot more shoots than planned, and a lot longer. It was a dark basement apartment and almost all the material has come out grimy and grainy. So, get your art appreciation goggles out!
Coronavirus Update 214th April 2020 07:51 It looks like we will be shut down for a long time. Due to underlying health issues I am in a high risk group, so I will be very restricted until we get a vaccination. Although I am unlikely to be shooting for a while, there is plenty of material waiting to be released! I have recently completed a project of going through a lot of older material that was shot for other sites, removing the unsuitable bits, and re-photoshopping the rest. I was going to publish 1 or 2 sets a month of this, but I may have to publish a little more for a while. I may also struggle to keep to my normal plan of publishing 1 or 2 new models every month. You will, however, get the usual amount of updates :) Anyway, stay home and stay safe.
Joining Instagram2nd April 2020 14:22 I've passed some of the time while locked up by joining Instagram. I've been told its a good way to find new models but I'm not so sure. Anyway, it might drum up some business! The trouble is, very few of my pics are "instagrammable" :) This one of Lauren is, just about! Anway, here's my Instagram page. At least you can look at it when you're at work. If we ever get back to work, that is...
Coronavirus Update27th March 2020 15:43 I got home from Riga ok. The flight was fun. The crew were all in full HazMat outfits! I took a picture of a stewardess, but I didn't think it was appropriate to publish here. Anyway, having stayed longer in Riga than intended I have an enormous amount of new material. For obvious reasons all shoots are on hold while we are under lockdown. Stay at home, stay safe. Some day we will be back to normal :)
What-A Mistake-A Da Make-A20th March 2020 10:43 I had my trip to Riga all booked, but with the Coronavirus I wasn't really sure... I checked as I went to the airport and Ryanair were still selling tickets for the flight back (today), so I decided to go through with it. The next day they cancelled all flights, with no date to restart, and have switched off all their help lines. Typical Ryanair. I have booked a flight on another airline via Stockholm for Sunday 29th, but I have no faith in that either. There was an emergency repatriation flight today but I didn't find out until too late. So, I've booked several more models, and two models I saw this week (Edite & Galina Fedorova) will be coming back! I will have no money, no clean underwear, and a mountain of new material - but I hope to get home one day! Update 21st March... The Latvian government are running repatriation flights (NOT the British government!). I will be home Wednesday :)
Finally A New Computer12th March 2020 12:59 I've been maintaining the site since 2014 using my dear old Windows 7 laptop, now held together with sticky tape and hope. So, the time has finally come to splurge on a new beast of a laptop which will maintain the website, do the photoshopping, and eventually the video editing too! The migration is a nightmare...
What's With The Art Nude?8th March 2020 18:05 I've been asked this a few times, and blogged before. Maybe I'll make it a sticky... Why do I put "art nude" on almost all the updates? It comes from an older site I did where I was selling photo sets and needed to specify how explicit they were. I just continued it here. So... what is art nude? There are a lot of definitions of this. Traditionally it would be old style playboy nudes, legs together. However, I've had some models not want to face the camera, I've had others sit on the sofa and put a leg over each arm (er... "met-art style"). My definition is somewhere between the two. If a models legs are more or less closed she can be pointed in any direction, if her legs are open her pussy has to be pointed away or down, not at the camera. So... why bother? Because some models are happy to be on an art nude site, but don't want to be on an adult site. So, I keep this place broadly art nude. I get a wider range of models, so do you. Simple!
Home Again1st March 2020 10:13 I'm finally going home. For 2 days! Then a weekend at the show in Porto, a couple of shoots in Southampton, and a big trip to Riga the following week with a lot of new models. I'm also planning a trip up north for April. Then again, I might stay at home and sleep for a few weeks!
Performance Problems6th February 2020 07:51 You may have noticed that the website performance is impossibly slow. Apparently it has been for a few days. Big thank you to the member who contacted me about it! I am travelling at the moment and I'm not checking as much as normal. The webhosts have found the problem, it is an internal issue in the data centre. They're working on it. Hopefully, normal service will be resumed soon. Update 11:40. The server needs a new network card. They will install it tomorrow or Saturday Update 16:18 8th Feb. Back to normal :)