"First ..." is, well, first. First, that is, of a series of reasonably priced volumes that will cover the years since 2001 that Stephen Haynes has been photographing the female nude. "First ..." covers years 2001-03 and several models, some of whom were also doing their own first -- their first nude modeling, that is.
See all page images from the book at http://www.shaynes.com/books/First/.
Since 2003 Haynes's work has been known to a large and growing number of collectors across the world who own his prints and follow his work online. Now the best of that work will be disseminated more widely through this series, of which "First ..." is the initial volume.
"First ..." contains thirty-six photos of thirteen models, in studio, on location, or out in nature. The book is an especially cost-effective way to acquaint yourself with Mr. Haynes's work.
For another, larger, thematic collection, see his other book, "The Box."
Stephen Haynes is a fine art photographer living in Minneapolis, MN. His principal subject is the fine art nude, and he has also done notable work in travel scenes and the performing arts. About his art he says: “I am largely self-taught. Even without much formal training, I try to produce photos and prints of high aesthetic quality, to exacting technical standards. With the female nude, I always seek new settings, lighting and poses in which to present the human form. In travel, I hope to photograph either from special vantage points or at a unique moment in time. Form and structure often triumph over grand vistas or photos that will appeal to an ‘art show’-type clientele."
Fifth ... Published June 29, 2011
Fourth ... Published April 01, 2011
Third ... Published March 18, 2011
Second ... Published January 16, 2011