Psyche Fine Art photographs are the work of Mike Lawson. He currently lives
in London, England and his interest in photography, in which he is largely
self-taught, goes back more than 30 years. He came to art nude
work very recently after seeing the beautiful studies produced during the
1920's in New York by one of the genre’s greatest exponents, Alfred Cheney
Johnston. He operates very much within the parameters of Johnston’s tasteful
and artistic style, which is now outside the mainstream of art nude work.
Johnston was closely associated with Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.’s Ziegfeld Follies,
and is known for having pictorialised Ziegfeld’s stage presentation of
Woman as Goddess. He did this partly by recording the beauty with which
light strikes textiles, objects and the human body, and it is this beauty,
as well as that of the female figure, which Mike attempts to realize in
his own work.
A selection of his photographs, all of which are sepia in
their tonation, can be seen on his website at www.psychefineart.com . He
sells them as gloss Lambda archival photographs, sized at 14x11" in limited
editions of 50 per photograph.