Category archives: Conceptual

  • POW: David's back with some new tricks

  • What better way to announce a return than with a super hero pinup illustration? This is one of those shoots where I do the shoot with an idea of what I want to accomplish at the end, but don’t really know how I’m going to get to that end point. So the shoot just sits and sits and sits. How long [...]
  • Dark Waters and the Surreal

  • Here’s more from my shoot with Korah. It was a completely new location for me and our first time working together, but I don’t think you can tell given the work we were able to create. The original idea was to simply shoot some creepy cool stuff with the rabbit mask. While we were able to create [...]
  • Of wood nymphs

  • Gah! It’s taking me way too long to get these posts up. Between getting my paying work done, back to school, the list of models that still want to shoot, and life in general I’m finding myself overwhelmed. When I finally do make time to work on what inspires me I find myself hobbled by artist proble[...]
  • A Word on 'Adrift'

  • ‘Adrift’ started as nothing more than an attempt to place my subject somewhere other than on a mattress in a studio. A week or so earlier I’d seen a photograph of a mother and son floating in a boat and the image stuck with me, so when it came time to relocate my model I set out in search of a b[...]
  • Stitched Together

  • I’m finding myself thinking back to the Academy of Arts a lot these days. My time there, however brief, taught me lessons that I’m only now taking to heart.   The first and most obvious lesson was that being the most artistic of your senior class in a dusty ag town doesn’t amount to muc[...]
  • Gothic Beauty Teaser

  • Hey all, I'm running around like a decapitated chicken. Over the last two weeks I've done four sexy shoots and I've got another one scheduled for tomorrow. Along with all of that, I just started up a Facebook page where magazines can send followers once we start submitting things ... and, of course,[...]
  • Ice Personified: Illustrative portrait by David Noceti

  • I attended the Academy of Arts in San Francisco from around 2000 to 2002 at which time I dropped out to pursue a BA in English at CSU Stanislaus. Over the years I’ve listed many reasons as to why I made that change: mounting school debt, being closer to home, a passion for writing, and wanting full [...]