The very earliest outdoor nudes I created were set in the ruins of the forts that surround Halifax, Nova Scotia, where I live. This was not done so much by design as by the sheer fact that these spaces are remote, empty and evocative.
As I progressed with my figure work, I moved farther and farther away from references to civilization, and began to make images rooted in nature (found in the water Nude, earth Nude and Tree Nude galleries). The more I worked with the Nude in nature, the more I realized how incredibly difficult it was to work with it any other way - juxtaposing the figure with artificial structures added elements to my work which were undesired and unnecessary.
All that said, it is a simple fact that many of the places I work in have architectural ruins which call to me, and inevitably some successful images of the Nude have been made. Rather than ignore this aspect of my work, I have dedicated this gallery to nudes in man-made environs, images which do not fit with the pervasive lean of my vision, yet which deserve acknowledgment on my site.