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Philip Turner

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Former museum curator, commercial advertising and fashion photographer who worked out of a studio in San Francisco in the 80's. My undergraduate degree is from RIT (Rochester, NY) in... more
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about Philip Turner


Former museum curator, commercial advertising and fashion photographer who worked out of a studio in San Francisco in the 80's. My undergraduate degree is from RIT (Rochester, NY) in Photo Illustration with a minor in Photo Science. As a commercial photographer, I was represented in San Francisco, LA, NY, and Tokyo (advertising and stock photography). I am constantly learning new (for me) techniques and visual modalities from others as digital nudes are fairly new for me. I love seeing how the work of others inspires us all. I am grateful to be part of this vital community.


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  • Hey thanks for taking the time to look over my work, I'm new to MS and looking forward to seeing good work and yours is really wonderful

  • Thanks for the kind comments, Phil. I truly respect your eye and opinions, so I'm always humbled by your words.

    • Very nice of you to say so Blake. Great calendar BTW! So happy to see your work here too. We all can enjoy it.

  • Such wonderful's so good to see a bit of a different point of view.....kind of inspires on to look at things in various ways instead of the tried and true.....thank you!!!

    • Thanks for your kind comments. I added a couple of your images to my favorites galleries as well. I love a good nude in nature with an artistic flare making the image even more interesting. Thanks for sharing with us too.

  • Great portfolio with a very high number of very good pictures. Congrats.

    • Thanks Jurgen for taking the time to comment on so many of the images. I appreciate you doing so and it has the added benefit of letting me follow you as well. I have missed seeing your work before now and will take some time to go through it. Many thanks, Phil

  • Thank you very much for adding 'Oil Man' to your gallery 'Portraits'. It is a great honour as a model to be in your favourites!

  • thank you for your well researched comments and my pleasure to discover your classic approach to figure photography.

  • Magnificent portfolio. I look forward to taking some time to browse through the images more slowly when time permits. Congratulations!

    • So glad you had a chance to comment on some of the images. Glad I began following your work too.

  • Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing :)

    • Thanks for taking the time to leave a beautiful comment, much appreciated. Your comment allowed me discover your fine work as well. Thanks for that and I have begun following your artistry as a result.

  • Philip -

    You have nothing to apologize for and all to be proud of. When I commented on your portfolio, I meant for it to be very positive.

    From what I see in your portfolio you may have already escaped your "commercial past."

    I don't have any art training but I don't let that stop me from finding the beauty in the models that I've worked with.

    Good luck,


    • Thanks Neil for the kind words. I think what I am looking for is a more edgy approach and I may not have that in me based on my past training. I have to be content with with the unique imagery we all create in so many varied and distinct ways. It really does keep it interesting.

  • Great port, Philip. I like how you used a variety of styles to express yourself.

    I've followed you. I hope that's okay with you.


    "It's the woman in you that makes you want to play this game..."

    • Great, I appreciate your follow as well as the Neil Young reference in the last image I commented on with Sienna. I am a photographer who keeps trying to escape my commercial past in search of better fine art nudes. Hence you see the variety of styles evolving. I may be on a lost cause, but I am getting better. I try to attend a workshop or two every year to try and re-hone my focus on the essential elements. But I still find myself defaulting to full bodies, softer indirect lighting and have only recently become a fan of natural light as I had to relinquish some control! We are God in a studio; you bring all the elements and the light/darkness to the image. It's tough to give up that power and be more flexible in the approach with natural light.

  • Thank you very much for follow my profile, you have great pictures.

    • Thanks much Cosmopolitano, happy to see how your portfolio develops going forward too. I love a good artisan in all media.

  • Fantastic images....Thank you for the add, such grace and power in your work!

    • Just left a corresponding post on your profile. Thanks for the follow and interchange in messaging. Looking forward to future possibilities,

  • Phillip, I am just in awe of your work, talent and experience! Thank you very much for stopping by my page. Truly honored!

    • Thanks Angela you are so very kind. I am biased towards voluptuous figure models without being overt about it (beauty comes in all forms). I really love your work with STphoto, superb.

  • Thank you for the compliment. Benny is a fantastic model.

  • Thank you for adding my photo to your gallery. Your works are fabulous and exceptional. They are inspirations to me.

    • You are too kind, but thank you. I see we like a lot of the same models too. That always makes things a little easier for good images. But thanks for your inspirational comment!

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