A photo reunion with Miss Samantha.

Turning up the heat another notch.

I’ve been playing a bit of catch-up of late on here.

These images were created this past October when Samantha was in the area visiting. We’ve worked together a few times over the years and each time has been more amazing than the rest. This year, we kept it a little more low key than usual as I was still working out the kinks with the new lights, using the apartment as a studio, et cetera.

That isn’t to say that we didn’t capture some amazing images. We certainly did that. In fact we charted new territory with the candle work. I had quite the collection of them with the recent storms and had lit a few just to add to the atmosphere. She saw them and was drawn to them like a moth to the proverbial flame.

I’ve entered a stage of experimentation. I’m going back and polishing off some old studio tricks and updating them while also exploring new avenues of lighting and expression. I realize some of the upcoming images may push the boundaries of PG but art is supposed to be daring. It’s supposed to push you into  unfamiliar places – both as an artist and as a viewer.

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I just wanted to give you a heads up.

Mark Knopp is a Yorktown/Hampton, Virginia-based portrait photographer covering the Hampton Roads community and beyond.

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