Featured Artist #1 – John Dunnigan

John Dunnigan is a Fine Art photographer from Baltimore who’s journey into the world of photography has allowed him to create some beautiful evocative concepts. We are excited to Feature his work and gain a little insight into how he produces his art.

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I’ve always been interested in photography, ever since I was a boy. I didn’t start taking it seriously until about 4 or 5 years ago, though. Earlier in my life I took what could be considered the “normal” path… Meaning college (undergraduate as well as graduate) and then regular job after regular job (by the way, I still have a “regular” job). Somehow, though, it seemed that I was always called back to exploring my creativity, whether it was acting, writing, drawing or painting. At some point, I’m not really sure how, I began to explore photography again. Since I am such a visual person it just seemed to fit.

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Most of my work (I concentrate on fashion, boudoir, and fine art female) involves women. Women to me, as far back as I can remember, are the most beautiful of all of God’s creations. I enjoy capturing that beauty, that wonder, while admittedly attempting to invoke emotion in some of my work. I love working as a team, whether it be just myself and the model, or a team that includes makeup artists, hairstylists and/or designers. The collaboration with other creatives can be terribly invigorating. Currently, I find myself moving more and more toward the fine art side of expression, but with a mix of fashion.

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Sometimes it will start with just an object or piece of clothing that I build ideas around. Other times it might be an idea that just comes to me, or a suggestion from a model, makeup artist or designer. Then I add pieces to the puzzle. I’m constantly looking through magazines (both print and online) for inspiration. I also really enjoy creating my own sets, to the point where I turn my apartment into a tiny stage. There are many times when ideas strike me during a shoot… I’ll have a general idea beforehand, but it’ll grow once we start shooting and exploring.

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Equipment:

Camera: Canon 5D MKII

Lenses: 24-70mm, 70-200mm, 50mm and 85mm

Lights: Aliens Bees + LOTS of natural light

Modifiers: Octabox, softbox, grids, beauty dish

 

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All photos used with permission from John Dunnigan

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Check out his other work and keep up to date with his most recent project here.

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What do you think of his work? Why not post a comment below.

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All photos used with permission from John Dunnigan

 

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About The Author

Ed Gregory

Ed is the founder of Photos in Color, Stokpic, In Color Studios and Co founder of Dance Lovely. From performing on broadway and International world tours as an actor to shooting editorials for magazines he has been obsessed with the creative industries his entire life. He says 'I was born an artist, its the only thing I know'. Ed has traveled to over 30 countries lived in 10+ and even lived in the jungle in Borneo. As a visual artist he has created documentaries, magazine covers, TV spots and countless digital publications the world over. .... 'Judge you success by growth not by comparison' ....

2 Comments

  1. Gérard Gilli

    Magnifique !

    Reply
    • Ed Gregory

      Thanks…. His work is great….

      Reply

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