June 24/14

as promised the new Czech Campaign gallery is up and running to rave reviews...once again thx to all my Czech collaborators and friends for making this European trip such a blast...one that i hope to repeat again soon...

i am a little sad to report that traffic on the site has dropped off over the past few months...this may may be do in part to the fact that i haven't been feeding the supporting 2.0 sites which provide traffic here...i'm not sure perhaps the taste for adult content is slipping...or perhaps there are just too many other places to find it...i certainly hope that the images themselves continue to provide a unique window into our contemporary sexual landscape...viewer feedback is always welcome... try the site mail... info@dnurv.ca...i'd love to hear your thoughts and would be willing to share them here and in other places where the work appears ...

getting back to site performance...i am happy that the new gallery has done wonders for the quality of the views if not the overall volume...the number of page views and time on the site are up while the bounce rate is down...all good trends to be sure...a couple of other items worth sharing...the US Canada and Germany continue to provide the greatest number of visitors to the site in that order...over 80% of the visits are from viewers under 45 yrs of age...and the split between the sexes is almost even with more men making visits but by less than 5 percentage pts...an amazing result which i have reported previously but which still enjoy enormously...

thx once again to everyone for stopping by...spread the good word...and drop me a note anytime

dana

May 25/14

i am pleased to report that the site will soon be seeing a new gallery filled with some fresh and exciting images from my recent working trip to Prague, Czech Republic...this history filled and "stunning to look at" european capital provided some great inspiration for these sessions...the models were open minded, focused, fun and a dream to work with...as well as being very attractive which probably comes as no surprise... i would like to thank them and especially model/agent Kamila Moravcova, who i didn't shoot on this trip, but who provided a wide variety of models to chose from and also helped co-ordinate every stage of the trip with great results... i will be introducing in the new Czech Campaign gallery as the images become available over the coming weeks...stay tuned

Feb 17/14

hi there...it's been a while since i've posted to the site news ... so much of my time of late has been devoted to other tasks which involve making more money than shooting beautiful people and their beautiful bodies...sad but true

i am shooting when time permits... also posting new work to the site...and i do enjoy taking a daily peek at the numbers  provided to me by google analytics for the site's performance...

thank you...to all the over 100 thousand visitors to the site since it has been up (sept '11)... i am especially impressed by the fact that during this time almost 46% of the visits are attributable to ip addresses owned by women...

i can't tell you how heartwarming and inspirational i find these results...

thank you and 'njoy

October 24/'13

thx to my pal thomas halle/inferno artist for taking the time to prepare this interview and format it for the web...

www.justmeetingpeople.tumblr.com/post/64684200523/meeting...

still a few typos and loose ends but 'njoy

July 1/'13

i am taking some time to regroup reconsider and refresh...

have a great summer...

Feb 16/'13

i generally send out a notice when members of various 2.0 sites make me a contact...

it reads...

____________

"why not take five and visit my personal photo site where you will see my top images presented in the best possible web format...

www.dnurv.ca

PayPal print sales enabled...new format and attractive pricing now in effect

all my best for 2013


dana richardson
toronto CA"

___________

recently someone got back with this...


"Why would I want my prints produced by someone I don't know half way round the World?

You're crazy."

____________

here's your answer...

Sir...

if you are confounded by my suggestion perhaps you should have thought twice before adding me "a complete stranger" from "half way round the world" as a contact on this site...

as a rule i don't harass people randomly... if they show interest in my work... i try to inform them where they can best find my photography on-line and where they can purchase a print if they :

-appreciate the effort expense the inspiration that went into the image
-might want to add something of this nature to their collection or offer it as a gift
-support the arts and the people who aspire to providing others with memorable and lasting representations of the way we live our lives

and yes... transactions of this kind occur everyday for people who care about art and culture...

you can have your prints produced anywhere you like... however if you or anyone else want a stamped signed and numbered original from me then a leap of faith is required ...

thank you

dana richardson
toronto CA

Feb 01/'13...effective immediately 

revised print format and reduced pricing

in response to requests for smaller more affordable prints we are doing exactly that...eliminating the large format print option in favor of 16" x  22" (40.6cm x 55.9cm) stamped signed limited edition prints...all details can be found on the ORDER PRINTS page...

www.dnurv.ca/order_prints

or by clicking on the red order print icon below each gallery image...

the original  30" x 40" prints versions offered here will be available at future gallery exhibitions only... pricing will increase to reflect the change...

goodbye 2012 ~ happy '013 to all

2012 was full of pleasant surprisez...

i'd like to thank the many talented models who i worked with this past yr... especially those who truly "bought in" to my methodZ and embraced the dnurv madness... you helped make this past year a very productive and satisfying one...

my photography is meant to describe the sexuality of my subjects... either in real terms... as straight up nude portraits... or as fictions... or fantasies sparked when models and i are in the process of engineering a shoot...developing a rapport involving trust and respect is the key to creating images that actually mean something...

my job involves helping models transform themselves in front of my lens and i get especially inspired on occasions when a model morphs into several different characters within the space of a single session...thx again ladieZ...you know who you are...

 

Nov 8/'12

new gallery... touch... (a work in progress) featuring some older images that were previously shown elsewhere on the site with some new stuff mixed in...

there is talk of some very exciting prospects for the dnurv brand in the days ahead...for those of you who are in the toronto area we have at least one upcoming exhibition in the works....and also a collaboration that will likely involve seeing the work in print in time for Xmas 2013...more on these items as they evolve...

however... since the PayPal links went live here print sales have sadly been disappointing... i am not sure why...

-the economy and a slow art market

-the format and/or overall expense of the pieces

-the nature of the work or its general lack of appeal to the serious art buyer

-poor marketing choices on my part

i tend to think that all of the the above have played a part to this point in time...i would love to hear from anyone with insight or perhaps even recent experience with the sale of adult content on line... try me here... info@dnurv.ca anytime

regardless... i do this work not because i have to sell it but because it provides me with a channel for expressing the way i see contemporary sex and sexuality playing out in my little world...  i really have no choice but to continue my journey... quiitting is not an option... i always maintained that the value of a piece of art is determined by how much people are willing to pay for it... but i'm not willing to either throw in the towel nor am i about to concede that the work i create has little value for anyone other than me

i plan to continue selling prints from this site in the format outlined on the ORDER PRINTS page... however ironic it may seem... prices will likely be going up rather than down in january... and by a considerable margin...

finally...i am happy to say that i have been working with some top notch individuals lately and i believe it's showing in the results...

'njoy

dana

Sept 29/'12

I'm not sure where to start with the thx... but the 1yr anniversary of the site has come and gone with over 60k unique visits to the site and another 12 thousand return trips to boot... the US Germany and Canada provide the most eyes... with referrals coming from all over the web... more and more viewers come from tumblr and from similiar sites that remain true to the original spriit of the web... less traffic comes from those that are censored sites or where the object of the game is to keep people walled up inside fortress platforms (you can probably guess which ones those are... i don't care to promote them here by name)

conservatively speaking at least two million image views have occurred... thanks again to all... and thx to google for providing such fascinating and exhaustive analytics

i am very happy to report doing some very satisfying creatives in the last couple of weeks... so you should be seeing some exciting new content here soon

on a parting note... i'd like to add some thoughts i sent to a friend who swore he was finished providing adult content for web viewing... we all have our crosses to bear... pls get back via the site mail anytime with any comment or concern... and keep those print orders coming...

 hey there ..."i've been pondering your comments and am saddened but not entirely surprised by them... i think the burn out rate among those shooting adult content for the web is probably quite high compared to photographers in other genres... i encourage you to take a break and reconsider...bearing in mind however...that we have a huge responsibility by engaging in this type of image making...we owe it to ourselves to be hyper critical of the work itself... as well our motives require constant scrutiny in order to avoid the common pitfalls of the practice... like.. letting internet views convince us that we are perhaps more gifted and more valued than may actually be the case...like allowing ourselves to believe that second best is actually good enough... like believing that we are a solution when more likely by catering to lowest common denominator tastes we actually may be part of the problem in contemporary culture... i personally believe we will see you shooting nudes again but probably under much different auspices and with the knowledge that you are doing it for the love of the game and not for any other reason"... like trying to make a buck


dana

August 24/'12

the one yr anniversary of the site is coming up next month and i will be indulging in a performance review including thx for all the visits from all the various continents...

the PayPal ecomm print sale links are up and i will also be reviewing various print sale options...in terms of both sizes offered and delivery methods...as in locally produced limited editions versus outsourced high volume generic prints ...more on that next month as well...

critics have said the site lacks interactivity...i urge anyone visiting to drop me a line via the site mail...pls fill out the contact questionaire...i do respond to everyone who takes the time to comment....

for now i will add some thoughts on creating adult imagery for today's audience...once again your comments are welcome...

for my money people creating adult imagery these days are either...

completely mad

or

fervently committed to values and beliefs that are more than just skin deep...

the only way individuals like me my peers and my collaborators can validate what we are trying to accomplish is to bravely and stubbornly stand behind our efforts with faces and names that others can truly identify with and believe in...

anything less is a cheat that hampers the act of communicating true feelings and emotions...some individuals involved in this type of practice have collegues family and friends that they often feel they should be sheltered from certain harsh realities... like... i enjoy working in a sex related industry

but i believe we have to ask ourselves why we are involved in this type of work in the first place ...is it just for the cash... purely an attention getting ploy used to narcissistically stoke our egos... or is there more...

for me creating adult imagery is the primary way i keep myself engaged as a creative human being... it provides a channel for me to communicate the way i see contemporary sex and sexuality... the crux of what i do extends to creating scenarios around certain behaviors and deeming them fit to openly and freely celebrate as cultural norms in the modern context...

at times i feel off the mark entirely...relying all too often on hack cliches rather than creating compelling and relevant original material...but to reiterate...there lies the fundamental dilema and the principle challenge...to create imagery that speaks intelligently and compassionately to the humanity in us all...

 

thanking you as always

dana

toronto CA

June 24/'12

i want to thank my web team...Ken Chong at the Baitshop and JC Roux at Toff Systems here in toronto for the great work designing engineering and enabling the ecomm part of the site...as promised we now offer archival limited edition dnurv prints at introductory prices...all payable with PayPal links convenience and security...

needless to say the prints are even more compelling and sensual in real life than on the web... there is no better time than now to actually own a dnurv original... take advantage of special low pricing and show your true appreciation by adding one of these beauties to your collection...

according to plan I have been shooting as much as time has allowed and am finally starting to feel comfortable with the D3s purchased last year just after the tsunami hit Japan...although  similiar to the D300 i've found it to be quite a handful and am just now starting to make the most of it... it does get harder and harder surpass the many great adventures already in the can... but as previously stated... we can only perservere and hope the best is yet to come...do we have a choice...

thank you for your support

dana

Apr 22/'12

finally... i have some breathing room in a year that to date has been booked solid...i plan to get some serious creatives done over the next ten weeks...hopefully that will mean some new images for you all to enjoy and perhaps even a new gallery for the site...anyone planning to be in the vicinity of TO or MTL who wants to shoot during that time frame should give me a holler...

i remain very impressed with the quality of the traffic here...as someone who is accustomed to several thousand hits daily on various web platforms i am adjusting to less volume... however the page visits are evenly distributed among the galleries...the number of page views...the length of time on the site...and repeat visitors are all up...which all tend to suggest that i am doing something right...

btw..,every visitor should take a moment to click on the sites on my links page (check the pop up side bar menu on the left margin)...these include some of my personal favorite artists photographers creators and friends...

and yes...i still hope to have the ecomm print sale page up soon...

on an off note...recently i was the target of an on-line "Nigerian" style phishing scam which likely originated via Model Mayhem...fortunately i contacted the editor of the magazine involved and discovered the the gig and the payment were a scam...anyone curious about the details can contact via the site mail here...

Mar 5/'12

I am happy to report that traffic is still brisk on the site...thx to old and new visitors alike...

i have yet to see the ecomm portion of the site go live...partly because of other commitments and partly because i think that i'm fearful of the response or lack of it...i am pushing ahead with this feature regardless and also adding new images from recent shoots as well...you'll have to dig to find them...

in the meantrime pls contact me directly at info@dnurv.ca and i will be sure to get you the prints for your collection...

as much as i hate to promote certain Y_hoo owned web properties i do want to add a new link to a post with some thoughts i had on the topic of contemporary adult imagery and image making...this is for those that like to read long-winded pompous ass diatribes...enjoy

http://www.flickr.com/groups/d_nurv_update/discuss/72157629114067364/

pls copy and paste

Feb 2/'12

It's been a while since my last update...I'd hoped to have my ecomm element and print sales up and running by now but like every other web related launch...you have to multiply time frames by two then pray for good weather i guess...

life doesn't always go as planned...sometimes as with this site the results and the traffic are beyond expectations...then there are times when we get bogged down and disappointed...my shoot in January for Knave the Brit skin mag ...turned out to be a web based South African money laundering scam...fortunately i called their bluff before any serious damage was done...all it took was a quick note to the editor

i hope to have some new material for the site before the end of the month...and of course the paypal links set up as well...once again thx for your support...the traffic volumes have dropped off appreciably since launch but page visits time on the site and the bounce rate are all going in the right direction...no complaints there...plus there have been over 1,500 unique views to this page so i'll probably be posting here again soon

best regards

dana

Nov 22/'11

thanks again for the solid support and feedback...

google analytics provides some very interesting insights into where the site traffic originates and i am particularly grateful to visitors from the US (NYC  LA) Germany (Berlin) and Canada (Toronto  MTL) ...individual image visits based on the number of site and average page views can be conservatively estimated at just under 1million hits to this point in time... which for me is pretty outstanding considering the site has been up for less than three months...

many who have replied via the contact page questionaire have asked about up coming shows...

solo and group gallery shows are the backburner right now... i am focusing on promoting this site and completing new work for presentation and for sale here...


the ecommerce links for print sales here are very close to ready...although i am not entirely certain of the potential for on line dnurv fine art print sales but i can assure you the prints themselves are worth every penny and present like a million bucks...stay tuned...

best regards

dana

 

Sept 13/'11

thanks to everyone who dropped by for a peek at the new site...i haven't had time to look at all the numbers but we did go off with a bang thx to a several blogs that gave the site rave reviews...

for instance....

http://www.fleshbot.com/5838368/were-obsessed-with-the-nudes-shot-by-dnurv

this put us over the top and beyond all expectations...three out of every four visitors actually opened a few galleries and hung around for a while...

i am very busy for the rest of the month with TV and film work but hope to finish off the yr with some hot sessions here in the GTA (toronto CA)...men or ladies give me a buzz if yer pheelin' phriskee...

and pls use the contact page to let me know how you found the site and of course the images...

dana

first post...Sept 2011

long awaited launch of the dnurv brand image site is here...thx for taking the time to visit...the site is devoted strictly to the original photo imagery of toronto based shooter dana richardson...all content has been created by and is the property of dana richardson aka dnurv exclusively for nurv productions inc toronto CA 2011

tipZ...the site is blog-like in appearance only...at any given time there will be over fifty images on display in the various galleries so be sure to noodle around and 'njoy all the bellZ n' whistleZ...

Galleries..

pop up screen right

Web pages...

red arrow on the left margin...

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this News page will remain chronological as the site evolves with notices of...

exhibitions

model castings

travel advisories

plus general news and announcements

...........

all pages including the galleries have been designed to change and they will be reconfigured often ...the goal is to keep it fresh and current...with select new images appearing as they become available

so be sure to check back whenever you can

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old and new friends alike... take a moment to get in touch via the Contact page...tell me how you found your dnurv brand experience...hihi...your feedback on site performance and navigation is especially appreciated

and pls note...

for the first time since exhibiting on-line this site allows me to offer select images for sale as limited edition prints...check the Order Print page for complete details

warm regards to all

dana richardson aka dnurv

toronto CA

sept 2011

 

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