New pages added 8-6-08
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*Please note that I photograph people who are naked. They are not ashamed of their bodies even though they may not be perfect or conform to the prevailing Hollywood standards of beauty. I have photographed school teachers, homemakers, students, artists, dancers, actors and parents. There is nothing immoral or indecent about the way they present themselves. I don't expect everyone to like my photos, but if some of them make you smile or surprise you or make you think, thats all I can ask for. If you can't handle that or think nudity is vulgar please leave, no one is forcing you to look.

Notice! - I've added new pages including some of my photos I made in Italy and France as well as some interesting Non-Nude pictures. Check them out below. *New Images added 8-6-08.

Welcome to my photography pages. I am a photographer / artist in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I am the chairperson of the photography department at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. I have been photographing the nude since 1973. My first nude portraits were of friends and acquaintences who wanted to see what it would be like to model nude in a nonthreatening environment. As I became more comfortable working with the nude portrait I began to add props and situations to the photo session. I still work with the general theme of being naked in front of the camera, but from there I try to evoke a multilayered mood or emotion, be it serious, humorous, satirical, sensual, disturbing or a combination of the above. Another aspect of my work that many people find disturbing is the way many of the models confront the viewer with a direct stare. It's as if the viewer were caught looking at a very private moment. The point is that the people I photograph are not ashamed of their nudity and neither should the viewer be. These photographs are a collaboration between myself and the subject, often exploring their own psychological attitudes toward their bodies and the way they see themselves.

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B/W Photo Gallery
*New Old Work
Black Light
Digital Nudes 1
Recent Photos
B/W Gallery
B/ W Gallery 2
Ebony Images
Strange Photos Gallery
Big Nudes
Motherhood Images
Ebony Images
Strange Photos
Big Nudes
Digital Nudes 2
Art by S. Rungis
Purchase Book
Travel Art Prints
Travel Snaps
Pretty Pics
Neat Links
Purchase Info
art statememt


Purchase Prints
Artist Statement
KIA Workshop

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I have found that my pages can look quite different on some computer monitors. I have included a 20 step grey scale and a continuous tone color spectrum for you to check your monitor on. If your monitor is set correctly you should see 20 discreet steps in the Grey scale and in the lower band you should see a color spectrum going from red on the left through yellow, green, blue, violet back to red. There should be a smooth transition through the colors.