About the Author

Ian X.
Blurbarian Since February 2009
Name Ian X.
My Web Site http://ian-x.com
Location Malden, MA USA
Gender Male
My Occupation Photographer
My Bio Ian X. is a self-taught fine art portrait photographer, who began his work at the turn of the Millenium while a student in the United Kingdom. He studied Philosophy at Reed College in Oregon, the University of St Andrews in Scotland, and the University of Sheffield in England. Born in New Hampshire, he now works out of a studio in Lawrence, MA and resides in Malden, MA.

When asked to describe his work, Ian responds, "I mostly take strange portraits of beautiful girls, or maybe it's the other way 'round. My constant themes have been contrast (both visual and conceptual), beauty, darkness, personality, and the unnatural or supernatural. The same character, whether it's the subject herself or a fictional creation, should be seen as both powerful and vulnerable-- either predator or prey-- within an instant."

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
my longest ongoing series of photographs, featuring representations of Odin's Ravens, and variously titled "Muninn", "Huginn", "Crow Girl", "Sister Crow", "That Bastard Raven Again", and "Crow Bitch" and featuring most of the models I have worked with in the last five years.