I LOVE feet....here are some observations cuzzzz I find it tough to write about myself.
"There is no one out there doing so clearly and beautifully what Collin Rae is doing. He is like a Van Gogh (who I don't like) or a Paul Gauguin (who I really like) whose work is so exceptional, few understand it. Rae is that DEEP into his worship of women's feet. The photographs are a simple testimony to his obsession. He journeys to Portland, to Los Angeles, to Simone Kross' dungeon, to Craig's list, to make these compelling photos. His education is the best; from the work of Elmer Batters to the technique of Natacha Merritt. The tattooed women lay there, sometimes in pairs, allowing him to expose their feet to his hard-on and mine and yours. It is the feet he is having the relationship with. That is the attraction. The person is important but secondary to her feet. It is not unusual for Collin, once he has photographed a woman, to ask if he may arrive late at night and photograph her while she sleeps. That is the clarity and devotion Degas employed when he moved into a brothel for a year to draw his favorite subject...."
"I think of Collin Rae more as a painter than a photographer. He's a painter who uses vivid, saturated light to create stunning portraits and fantastic depictions of perversity."
- Steve Diet Goedde
"Whenever the sole of the foot is visible in a set up, I try to style it to appeal to those who appreciate it. When capturing a foot image, I keep Collin J Rae in mind as the standard to meet." "Collin J. Rae is renowned for putting his subjects' best foot forward, both literally and figuratively. Not since the great Elmer Batters has a photographer so obsessively and provocatively adored the sole of women. "
-Chas Ray Krider