There's a quite interesting post over on the Fluffytek Photography blog. In it, Lin, one of the blog's two authors, examines the photographer's ego and how it defines their resulting work.
I'm not sure I agree with all of Lin's observations but I'll admit I found them all noteworthy.
In a nutshell, Lin contends a photographer's ego and psychological make-up (make that, psychological and emotional flaws and dysfunctions) heavily influences his or her work. Of that, I'm in agreement. Moreso, I suppose, when shooters are free to pursue their visions without the influences of third parties like clients and others.
Click HERE and take a look at what Lin has to say about the nude photogapher's ego.
The pretty girl with the vaguely Paris Hilton-like face is Candy. I shot Candy the other night for some DVD artwork. Whatever style might be evident in the images was heavily influenced by the requirements of my client. I doubt, however, the client will be converting any of the images to B&W for their uses.