Saturday, 11 December 2010

Change in venue

I've moved the blog over to Tumblr as most of my posts are picture posts. If you could all go to and bookmark it instead I'd much appreciate it. I may still post some things here from time to time as a more "behind the scenes" type thing. I haven't fully decided yet.

See you all on the other side.

Friday, 19 November 2010

It seems that a photograph Leopard Second Skin  that I took of the very lovely KumiMonster around this time last year has attracted attention over on deviantART and was a DailyDeviation on 7th November. I really enjoyed this shoot and got lots of brilliant photos from it, some of which I'm still getting round to posting.

Maybe I should be getting on with that!

Friday, 29 October 2010

Autumn Update

It has been quite some time since I posted an update. Things have been super busy here and between regular work, photographing some events and weddings for clients and sorting out lots of little everyday life events there has not been much time to generate new images.

I did however find some time to go back over some old photos from a few years back and found this of Skin which was something like my 3rd studio shoot ever.

There have been some other huge changes lately and I have taken over new premises to set up a dark room and so will be able to get some yet-to-be-seen shoots finally off the film and into print. More news to follow.

And for those who asked about the book sales: going very well. 56 sold which is excellent!

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Spring Cleaning

I'm having a bit of a spring clean on the blog to make way for new projects and to streamline exactly what Ruthless Photography is all about. It was all a bit fragmented in terms of aim and style.

So, to anyone who has been following who doesn't want to see fetish themed imagery, nudes or things of a generally more adult nature then you probably won't like where I'm going.

Anyone who does want to see these things is going to enjoy where this is all going next.

Thursday, 31 December 2009


Originally uploaded by Ruth Tolman
I've been updating my flickr account with some of my old work. If you're new to the blog then check it out by clicking on the lovely Yvonne.

Thursday, 10 December 2009


Originally uploaded by Ruth Tolman
Went for the minimalist approach to nudes and rather liked the results that came of it. Once again the wonderful Kumi is the model and on this occasion the only technical equipment required was a window.

More like this available by clicking the picture.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Step by Step

Step by Step
Originally uploaded by Ruth Tolman
Slightly old picture this one, but it fits in well with my current thinkings on new work. I'm probably going to be spending a lot of time in black and white over the next year and trying to forge out my idea of "fine art fetish".

There's not a lot of followers here yet and hopefully this will increase as I would like to hear opinions, objections, critique, suggestions..... anything really.

Monday, 30 November 2009


Originally uploaded by Ruth Tolman
As promised, a shot with a lighting explanation.

My thanks go to Con Carson for helping me get my head round this set up and breaking my personal best on lights used in a single shot - 6. This was shot in Contrast Studio in Glasgow using 6 Bowens units set up as per the diagram that follows...