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About Me

Thanks everyone for the great shoutouts!
Photography of the naked body does not have to be pornographic. It can be artful, celebratory, and reverential.

My process begins with the straightforward appreciation of the human body, first from a primal place, then adding layers of geometry and personality. I hope to go beneath the surface of skin. Not only glorifying the body, but also the complex dance of personality, particular time and place, mood, light. My models are not static objects, but collaborators. Spontaneity and improvisation are the way, an openness to possibilities. Then pursuit of vision: mine, the models, a third party, all together.

I believe the human body is among the most beautiful ‘things’ on earth. From a purely geometric point of view, the body, especially the female body, has deep primal roots in our being, as the creator of life. Our culture has repressed this, fearful of the awesome power of the feminine. But that power cannot be denied, and so we have pornography and misogyny running rampant. Can we not celebrate the glory of the body, of sex and eroticism even, without losing grasp of our humble awe and heartfelt respect for our bodies.
My books are available through Blurb.com. Buy it now, support the arts, enliven your coffee table!:


(Volumes I and II)
Nude Portraits for the 21st Century




New Orleans, LA

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Sebastopol, California

My Superpower

doing the details with an eye on the big picture

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Posted on 08/23/2011 by tanguero   
my new website: www.FelizPalomaGonzalez.com

  • Posted on 03/25/2015 by hexhypoxia   
    thanks so much for the support, awesome work!

  • Posted on 03/13/2015 by Amarena   
    Your support means the world! Thank you for the love on Water Pressure. <3

  • Posted on 11/21/2014 by sobootyful   
    Thanks so much for the love!

  • Posted on 10/25/2014 by zerotia   
    Thanks for the vote :)

  • Posted on 09/26/2014 by Eleanor   
    The new set is super cute!!!

  • Posted on 11/21/2014 by tanguero   
    thank you! (just saw this). you and i will shoot together someday. i'm planning a trip back sonoma county next month, will you be around over Christmas/new years?

  • Posted on 11/30/2014 by Eleanor   
    I will! :)

  • Posted on 09/22/2014 by TimothyPatrick   
    Thank you for your vote! Much appreciated!

  • Posted on 09/10/2014 by StoneNYC   
    Thanks so much for the appreciation of one of my sets!

  • Posted on 07/06/2014 by Eleanor   
    Just realized you come from my neighborhood! Sadly I realized so while searching for photographers in my neighborhood, which you certainly do not qualify as out there in New Orleans. :(

  • Posted on 09/08/2014 by tanguero   
    well, i'll be passing through again at some point and will def be in touch. would love to shoot with you! and of course, let me know if you end up in New Orleans ;-)

  • Posted on 06/05/2014 by KatrinaWhite   
    Thank you! :)

  • Posted on 05/01/2014 by sobootyful   
    Thanks for the love!!! I love your work with Miss Sally <3

  • Posted on 09/08/2014 by tanguero   
    thank you, she is awesome!

  • Posted on 09/08/2014 by sobootyful   
    That she is!!!!

  • Posted on 03/29/2014 by Kealani   
    Love the new set with Sally, beautiful work :)

  • Posted on 09/08/2014 by tanguero   
    thanks kealani! hope we can shoot together someday!

  • Posted on 02/25/2014 by sally   
    dawwww zivilove!!

  • Posted on 10/29/2013 by Eleanor   
    Thank you for accepting my friend request! I hope you enjoy my sets! ;)

  • Posted on 10/17/2013 by MissLoLo   
    ever shoot in MD? :)

  • Posted on 11/12/2013 by tanguero   
    i've never been there, but if i do, i will definitely get in touch. thanks!

  • Posted on 11/12/2013 by tanguero   
    thank you, and me too!

  • Posted on 09/06/2013 by Shakikai   
    Just stopping by to let you know that I genuinely appreciate the love and support you give! Thank you uber much! <3

  • Posted on 07/01/2013 by MsLorelei   
    hey there! thanks for leaving some love on my recent sets! hope you had a nice weekend.

  • Posted on 06/20/2013 by TimothyPatrick   
    Thank you for voting for my set with Rose! =)

  • Posted on 03/25/2013 by ClevelandFineArt   
    Thanks for voting for Shadoes

  • Posted on 03/23/2013 by MsLorelei   
    checked out your site - LOVE your work also ! how fun it would be to be photographed by you sometime!

  • Posted on 03/24/2013 by tanguero   
    yay, we have a mutual admiration society starting ;-) i will definitely be in touch next time i'm heading up to Memphis, which seems to happen every month or. i hope it works out!

  • Posted on 03/23/2013 by MsLorelei   
    hello there! thank you for visiting me and stroking my ego, hehe, it definitely improved my weekend! hope you are doing fine.

  • Posted on 02/28/2013 by Kealani   
    Thank you for the vote! :)

  • Posted on 02/25/2013 by studiozinc   
    Thank you for the vote, appreciated!

  • Posted on 12/02/2012 by modelMel90   
    Thanks so much for the lovely comment and vote on my Lazy Sunday set! I really appreciate it :)

  • Posted on 11/29/2012 by TimothyPatrick   
    Thank you for the vote!

  • Posted on 10/16/2012 by SpecialK   
    Thank you so much for contacting me and squeezing in a shoot! I'm excited to see the pics...I think we got some great shots together. I hope the rest of your traveling went well:)

  • Posted on 09/06/2012 by VespertinePhotos   
    Thanks for your votes and comments! :)

  • Posted on 12/20/2011 by Kealani   
    Hi Tanguero, just stopping by to wish you Happy Holidays! :)

  • Posted on 12/13/2011 by NeoGeo   
    Thanks for the vote. Nice work yourself!

  • Posted on 12/11/2011 by i_four   
    Thanks for the add! How goes it?

  • Posted on 12/09/2011 by Kealani   
    Thank you for the vote! :)

  • Posted on 12/08/2011 by MichelleYoder   
    Thanks for the vote! I'd love to model for you sometime:)

  • Posted on 11/25/2011 by Kealani   
    Hi, hope your enjoying your Thanksgiving weekend! :)

  • Posted on 11/25/2011 by Arkanist   
    Thank you for the vote on "A Secret in Scarlet". Checked out your website. Great work. Looking forward to seeing more.

  • Posted on 11/24/2011 by (deleted) Iguny   
    I love your last set <3

  • Posted on 11/24/2011 by TimothyPatrick   
    Thank you for the votes!

  • Posted on 11/10/2011 by sankie   
    just WOW.

  • Posted on 10/16/2011 by Kitty me-ow Mcmuffin   
    I love our set. I wish it would get more love. Hope we can shoot again sometime soon. I have a great house with beautiful natural light...xo

  • Posted on 09/26/2011 by JuliaDream   
    Thanks for the vote. your work is so beautiful.

  • Posted on 09/03/2011 by Kealani   
    Mmmm Screamin Mimi's is the best!! Would love to shoot when your back in town! Your book looks pretty awesome too, like something I need!

  • Posted on 09/03/2011 by Kealani   
    Hey hey, I live in your hometown! Beautiful sets you have!

  • Posted on 08/20/2011 by Kitty me-ow Mcmuffin   
    Let's upload our pix for a prize! Xo

  • Posted on 07/13/2011 by sally   
    Atlanta!!! thanks so much <3

  • Posted on 05/20/2011 by ChryseisDawn   
    Hi there hun! Love Love Love how intimate your sets are! :)

  • Posted on 04/22/2011 by Shakikai   
    Thank you sooo much! I love to see a man genuinely smile. :)

  • Posted on 04/18/2011 by Shakikai   
    Absolutely Beautiful sets dear sir! :)

  • Posted on 04/18/2011 by Alatusphoto   
    I love your set "In the Shadows", great use of lighting and focus in your shots. Oh, and thanks for the votes. =D

  • Posted on 04/11/2011 by Evohe   
    Oh hello new unexpected fan! ;)

  • Posted on 03/16/2011 by Evohe   
    I so agree with your status sentence! Ah!!

  • Posted on 02/04/2011 by Viking   
    thanks so much for the love on my new set. so awesome of you! the book looks incredible, ill put it on my wishlist. :) i saw your pictures on flickr, theyre awesome. have you ever shot any girls from zivity or suicidegirls? x

  • Posted on 02/01/2011 by Kitty Wood   
    thanks so much :) I love to shoot that contrast!

  • Posted on 01/14/2011 by PJPaints   
    Hey new friend thank you for the accept! I hope you enjoy my photos!
    <3 PJ

  • Posted on 12/24/2010 by EnglishBabs   
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  • Posted on 11/03/2010 by Fedora   
    I love your work and will contact you next time I am coming to Portland. There are several Zivity artists I'd like to work with, so I plan to make a week of it in December.

  • Posted on 11/03/2010 by Floofie   
    Let's do a set for sure :)

  • Posted on 11/01/2010 by Spaci   
    I would love to shoot with you.
    Please email me @ [email protected]

  • Posted on 10/27/2010 by WhisperDeCorvo   
    I would love to work with you soon, I'm taking a tony break while my body recovers from my sons birth :)

  • Posted on 10/15/2010 by El_Mercurio   
    Thanks for the Purple Shirt Vote.

  • Posted on 09/20/2010 by Kitty me-ow Mcmuffin   
    sure, let's talk more! send me a message about what you want to shoot. thanks!

  • Posted on 09/04/2010 by Kitty Wood   
    thanks so much! I love getting comments on sets like that :)

  • Posted on 07/22/2010 by SarahBeth   
    thank you! <333 yes I love out of the normal photos! love the victorious set. the jacket is awesome! ^_^ you did well capturing it

  • Posted on 03/20/2010 by AnnabellLee   
    Hey, and thank you so much for the add! :)

  • Posted on 01/15/2010 by (deleted) KessM   
    thank you <3 xo

  • Posted on 12/28/2009 by Ivy88   
    I was just surprised with my Yankee contest set going live right away
    Vote if you like and be sure to comment as well :)

  • Posted on 05/25/2009 by (deleted) KessM   
    thanks so much for the support! xoxo

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