Glamour and Fine-Art Photographer D’ Magi Visual Concepts of Los Angeles, California

two afro american girls sensually kissingN. M. Williams of D’Magi Visual Concepts is a Los Angeles based portrait, glamour and fine-art photographer.

If you don’t like his sensual, thematic glamour, and what’s not to like, then there are his pretty cool portraits of celebrities, like Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and Neal Patrick Harris.

Soon, soon … soon we will all be there shooting the rich and famous too.  Right ??

Elvira - Mistress of the Dark (The Real One) 2008 Magic Castle Hollywood

Elvira - Mistress of the Dark (The Real One - Cassandra Peterson) 2008 Magic Castle Hollywood

 

Williams recalls an early start to his photography …

“I remember buying my first camera (a 110 film camera) around 1973, when I was in the 7th grade.exotic woman starring through a veil of hair in shower

Growing up in Compton, California, I used to photograph people and places.

I recall going to places like the Watts Towers and experimenting with angles, perspectives and composition (as much as I could with a little 110 Instamatic).

I would take the film to the local drug store for development.

The man behind the counter, Mr. Cox, would love it when I came to pick up the prints.

Woman Dressed only in silver tinsel

He would tell me that I truly had an eye and would one day become a great photographer.

Stone Cold Love, Nude bronze toned couple

Stone Cold Love

Seated nude straddle split on mirror

In 1976, I went to college and majored in Theater Arts.

I needed to work my way through college, so I offered headshots to my fellow Theater students.

I purchased a Minolta XG1, a normal lens (50mm), a telephoto zoom/macro, and a wide-angle lens.

All of a sudden, I was a ‘professional photographer’!

Nude leg splitsWhile I never took a photography class in college, I started studying under Dean Collins in the early ‘80’s by attending his seminars and subscribing to his ‘Finelight’ publications.

Dean taught us to not only see the light, but to move it, bend it and most importantly control it, no matter where or when we were creating images.

He was a brilliant educator and often referred to as the finest presenter in the industry.

He introduced me to the art of Glamour photography.

In 1982, I purchased my first medium format camera, a Mamiya RB67.

I also purchased a Speedotron Black Line 2400 ws Pack Speedotron Blackline 2400ws pack and some heads.

Nude Ballet Standing Split PoseI practiced Dean’s principles of ‘3 dimensional contrast‘, and I was very much on my way.

In 1987, I got out of photography when I moved down south to Alabama.

There was not much of a demand for glamour photography there.

Even upon my return to California in 1990, I stayed out of the art.

In the early 2000’s, I had begun hearing of digital cameras.

I thought ‘Wow! A camera with no film or processing? Cool!!’

Neil Patrick Harris in Black Tuxedo Looking into camera

Neil Patrick Harris in Black Tuxedo

As soon as they make a 35mm digital SLR, I’ll get back into it.

In 2005, I escorted a friend to Best Buy and saw my first DSLR, a Canon Digital Rebel.

I said to myself, ‘Well, I guess I’ve got to get back into the business’.

I purchased that camera, and before I knew it, I was back as a full-time professional photographer.

I later purchased some Alien Bee’s (lighting), a Canon 20D, then a Canon 5D and Canon 5D Mark ii.

Bling Bra on big boobs, dark skinned brown eyed exotic woman, belly chain

Bling Bra

I am known for some of the creative concepts that I’ve created, especially my ‘Treasure Chest’ series (in which I ‘glued’ jewels to the models breast as a bra and ‘pearls’ as a thong).

Busty Nude Woman seated on bench playing piano by large windows

Other series I’m known for are my ‘Fox ‘n Socks‘ and ‘Girls ‘n Pearls‘ series.

vajazzle, bling bra, decor

Nowadays, my current projects include doing a fine-art nude series on dance, capturing different genre’s (i.e., Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, African, etc.).”

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Images © D’ Magi

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2 Responses to Glamour and Fine-Art Photographer D’ Magi Visual Concepts of Los Angeles, California

  1. Marko says:

    Those are some great photographs! Leave the cheesy frames and script off of them. Trust me, they’re really horrible.

    • Yucel says:

      Watermarks and logos… Where would Mickey D’s be without the golden arches?

      Those frames and scripts are the photographer’s watermarks. Helps advertise the photographer’s name and track down unauthorized usage.

      Tho, not everyone likes to see logos at every turn, they help when one is looking for the source of a quality photo service or a Big Mac.

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