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Sexy with tattoos.

 Sexy with tattoos.

I’ve been telling myself that ” I’m going to show some love to the sexy tattooed women out there” but over time I strayed away from the idea. Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of art on various people that I want to capture.

The image above is is more about being sexy in natural light in a natural setting, and I want to incorporate something like this with the beautiful artwork on someone’s body.

It doesn’t matter about body size, it’s about the art, the beauty of seeing, the beauty of understanding that you can be sexy with tattoos!

photos coming soon…….


Art or Porn?

There is a fine line between art and porn. The human body can be viewed as something natural as well as a object of desire. Now I’m an ass man myself but being a photographer I have learned to love all aspects of the female body. Take this breast for instance, its lit in a manner where it doesn’t become an image to lust after but gives you a sense of sensuality and natural form.

I am asked a lot about capturing shots like this, but people are reluctant to get this type of photography taken of themselves because of the way someone might interpret it. Nude art is about form, shadows and other various things that creates a story for the viewer without being seen as just “sex”. I know your thinking how can this guy be serious when his post is displaying a “TIT” Well I say to those who see it only as a “BOOB” take an artistic approach to my post and think outside the box.

Art or Porn, you decide……… But I say its natural, beautiful and definitely something that needs to be shown without prejudice.

Peace and Love.


The Makeover.

The Art of makeup is an amazing thing to me. I work with a makeup Artist her website is pamperedprincesschicago.com I was just watching her do her thing this past week trying to understand the craft of the “beauty makeover” . Somethings aren’t meant for us men and I think makeup is something that goes back to little girls with crayons and barbies…..lol.

What we see and what the camera captures is a night and day type of thing. Ever put on makeup and take a picture and was like…. “what happened to my lipstick or eyeshadow”? Well the the camera is what happened. Professional photography and makeup services gives you insight, recommendations and information that will help you get the desired look that your looking for.

The photo above is a perfect example of professional makeup application and photography combined to create an image designed to display the beauty of the model’s facial features. A different perspective was taken so that the viewers eyes can travel across her face but be drawn in to the eyeshadow.

Just a quick post about Professional services. Remember you get what you pay for and if you want a professional portfolio, at some point your going to have to invest in professional services.

Peace and Love


Motherhood.

What’s up everyone? Tonight is going to be short but sweet. MOTHERHOOD, This post is for you mothers out there who might not have heard This in a while……… Your beautiful!

Peace and love.


The female form.

What’s up everyone.
Today I have been thinking ALOT about one of the greatest gifts ever giving to man……. THE WOMAN! I have the pleasure of shooting all types of women from short to tall, petite to voluptuous and from all walks of life. Now being a man I would like to think that I know what appeals to the viewers of the women that I photograph, but there are different flavors for everyone.

Shelly (who is our model above) Has a smile to die for and other ASSetts, but as you can see she has a intimate and very sensual side to her as well. The total shoot wasn’t shot as artistic as this because it was more for a starter portfolio, but we did an outside location at a mansion near my home and some indoor backdrop shots as well. I was looking to highlight the form of the breast and contour their shape to draw the viewers attention to the upper body, but seeing that I love the lower body my light fell lower than I wanted and this shot was born.

Its always a pleasure to shoot with someone who is comfortable with the camera and thats pretty good with directions as well. In all, Shots like this are some of my favorites and this one I wanted to show to you. Hope you like it.

Peace and Love.


Private Dancer

Sup people. Today I think that I will change my pace a little bit and give love to the Chicago night club V-Live. I was out shooting a lingerie show and received a invite to this club to shoot a JM Couture fashion show. I didn’t know what to expect since this was my first time there, but BOY OH BOY it was definitely a place for young men to find the hottest latin women in the city.

I walked in the joint prepared to chill until the fashion show started, but Damn it was so many women walking around I had to give my camera another good workout. I had my cousin with me that night and he was like “don’t forget That I have to be at the shop in the morning” (he’s a barber) But as soon as we walked in he woke right up and disappeared. By that time I had my camera in hand and shooting every which way that I can. As I made my way around the club I spotted “HER” (the dancer in the image above) Staring right at me and my camera.

I made my way to her and the closer that I got the sexier the dance became. By now we were in our own world, every shake of her hips, every lick of her lips, every bounce of her ass made my camera pop, burst and flash. As she finished giving my camera what it needed she politely blew a kiss and I moved on. Totally satisfied I made my way to the stage as the show began.

I never saw her again that night but I will never forget our “special moment” it was the most ultimate mini shoot that I ever had. If your reading this post and your a photographer, seize the moment when times like that arise because “you only get 1 shot do not miss your chance to blow, this opportunity comes once in a lifetime”…… Eminem

Peace and Love.


Second time around.


Whats up everyone? Today I was just going over a few thousand photos that I have shot and saw a few that I thought was “junk” when I shot them. Well to my surprise I have an external hard drive full of images that are the total opposite.

This shot of the Field Museum is a second shot that I took similar to another that I posted to facebook a few months back. The first shot was taken from the side of the Museum facing Soldiers Field and this shot is from the Lake Michigan facing side.

Now I totally understand about “cliche” photos, but When you love where your from and want the world to see it the way that you see it, is the best part about being a photographer. I waited for a semi clear night, jumped in my car and headed east from where I live to shoot the Shedd Aquarium.

Now anyone who is reading this from Chicago knows that parking downtown for a few hours is damn near the cost of a monthly bill at your home, so I decided to head down around 10:00pm so I could park over by the Buckingham Fountain on Columbus for free (meters only charge from 6am to 9pm over there) just so you know.

The walk to my destination was cool and it was plenty of people out enjoying the night. I knew that the park closes at 11pm so I had to move fast so I didn’t have the CPD questioning me about why I’m taking pictures of landmarks, (you know photographers are seen as the new terrorist).

Well either way I got my shot and walking away from there I stepped right into this shot…… BAM!!!!! With camera still on tripod, I shot away. After looking at this image I was like, “its alright I could’ve done better” and put it in a folder and went on with my life.

Sometimes we need to step back and take a look from a different perspective or remember to have fun doing what we do. This pic didn’t come out bad at all but I couldn’t get out of photographer mode to see it for what it is. Thanks for reading my rant and I hope that you enjoy this photo as much as I am, Peace & love and remember to BELIEVE!!!!!


Bringing sexy back!!!!!

Now who came up with the rule that you have to be “bone skinny” to be sexy? Over the past few months I have had sexy women from all walks of life step out of their box and get “down wit it” I am a visual artist and I see beauty in everyone and everything, even if they don’t see it themselves. Now some women describe themselves as “phat”, “thick” or “Voluptuous” whatever the name, sexy is in all packages and I know this from seeing them in action in front of my lens. Today I’m posting this for all of you women who know your sexy but are a little timid about breaking out of that shell, BE BEAUTIFUL, BE BOLD, BE SEXY, AND MOST IMPORTANT……….. BE YOU! Much love from D.Luttery.


Cook County Hospital, My life began here.

Living in Chicago is a very good thing for those of us that love it here. Some may dispute that New York or Los Angeles is better but when you Bleed hot dogs with no ketchup, Italian beef dipped with hot peppers, and Chicago style pizza who can top that? The fact that were broke bothers me because everything here is being sold to the highest bidder. I took a picture of Cook County Hospital not only because the architecture is AMAZING but also my life began there. This is one of those must have things to put in the photo album just because……….


Puerto Rico……. This ones for you!

In my travels around Chicago I had to stop and get a shot for all my “Ricans” out there. I was being looked at kinda strange and I had a load of beautiful women questioning me about my photography. In all it was a good time just standing there doing what I do.


I’m stuck in HDR land.

My friend James has me stuck in this HDR stage that I cant seem to get out of……. I’m a portrait photographer……… No wait I am a visual artist……… I am loving what I do, Here’s another From Lake Shore Drive


My kind of town…….. or city.

“MY kind of town Chicago is……. my kind of town”…….. I love this place. No need to explain any further I’ll let the picture speak for itself.


Everybody’s a photographer nowadays.

So Saturday I had 2 photoshoots in downtown Chicago. Once I made it to the location with my first client I was getting everything setup and BAM! out of nowhere this lady showed up with a wedding group. I was like “that’s gonna be a perfect picture” until she pulled out this point and shoot camera, popped up the flash and went to snapping away. Now by this time I have my gear setup and people are starting to look at me then back at her like “what the F**K!” All I could do was give the typical shoulder shrug and started with my shoot.

Now I have people coming up to me asking for business cards and commenting on that lady. Being a photographer I wasn’t going to talk down about her, who knows whats going on in her life, she might have a family to support. So I kept doing my thing until it was time to move to the next location. Once we made it there, low and behold, some type of teenage “rights of passage” or an “extremely young newly married couple” was there and BAM! another photographer with another point and shoot camera popped up out of nowhere.

By now everyone in the group were screaming at the photographer “HEY LOOK THERE’S A REAL PHOTOGRAPHER OVER THERE” talking about me and they even turned and posed for me instead of their own photographer. This is something to be taken serious for the many photographer’s who make a living from their trade. If you want professional results you have to acquire a professional service, and if you just want pictures then be happy with what you have and try not to be disrespectful to whoever is helping you out.