Miramichi – Morrisey Bridge – NSFW

Miramichi – Morrisey Bridge – NSFW

About a month or so ago, I was travelling through the eastern shore area of New Brunswick and was looking for an excuse to photograph something. Although I enjoy a good landscape, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked as a great image and thought “Wouldn’t that be amazing if there was a person right in that spot?”

I absolutely love the curves of a female body and how they mimic so many things in nature. So much so that I feel compelled to photograph them. 🙂

So… I’ve been practicing over the last year or so photographing nudes in outdoor locations. I’d like to think I’m getting at least competent at it, but I am certainly no expert yet. For the record, I also plan to continues practicing as long as i can use a camera and can find people willing to pose for me.

Once in awhile, I stumble across a really cool location and even more rarely, just the right model.

In this case, I looked into my usual resources and found there really weren’t any models around the Miramichi/Bathurst area who would be interested in shooting outdoor nudes, but I do have a photographer friend who is from the area. So I called him up and he introduced me to Jessica. Originally from Halifax and having modeled in Europe for a number of years as a commercial and runway model, we discussed a few ideas by email and agreed to meet. We chatted about some ideas and when the shoot day arrived, I happened to stumble across the old Morrisey Bridge in what was once a vibrant downtown Miramichi.

Now I used to travel to this area often for work years ago. I haven’t been there in a while and was shocked by the number of abandoned shops and homes now that the three paper mills in the area have all closed. The downtown is not so vibrant today. It probably doesn’t help this particular spot very much that a new full size concrete bridge was built a few years ago and the old Morrisey Bridge – which was once the main way to cross the Miramichi River – has been closed, condemned and abandoned.

With only an occasional pedestrian, we surveyed the location and decided it would make an awesome background.

With a special thanks to my helpers – Colleen and Stephen – we took over the bridge and surrounding area and spend a few hours shooting.

Personally, I think the results are some of my best to date. Jessica was incredible, comfortable and obviously beautiful.

The set as submitted a few weeks ago to Andivero Magazine and they were selected today to be included in their Facebook timeline and potentially for future publication. Fingers crossed. 🙂

In the meantime, here is a sample of the results. Hope you like them.