Deacon Tyler

Photographer Male Los Angeles, California, US
My Website: Deacon Tyler
Mayhem # 1003285

About Me

I'm a Los Angeles photographer and studio owner specializing in commercial and fashion photography, with over 17 years of professional experience. While we mainly shoot department store and eCommerce advertising, I keep an ecclectic portfolio of fashion, editorial and portraiture as well. My studio has a full time makeup artist and we make our working environment fun, relaxed and down to Earth.

Our websites are - commercial, product photography - fashion, headshots

I run a very busy studio and are highly selective of the models that I work with for both paid and unpaid projects. 

Sorry if any of this seems blunt, but I've been doing this a long time and I'd rather scare a few away in advance than see the same issues repeat.

What we look for:

- Good personality.  I've been shooting for a long time and while I'm really easy to get along with, I have no patience for flakes, disrespect or bad attitudes.  Let's get down to work and have a good time, without the drama. I'm sure we've all worked with huge brands, famous people and everyone is the next big thing, but when we work together, let's all just humble ourselves a little and focus on the shoot rather than name dropping.

- Real credits.  I don't mind working with a newer model for some shoot, but if you claim to be 'agency represented' and are not, or your profile lists fake credits for 'Fast and Furious 7', we will not work together.

- Nice clothes (new looking, clean, pressed and on hangers), styled hair and a fresh manicure.  Please do not bring old wrinkled clothing in a garbage bag (which has happened, sadly). 

- Punctual and reliable: Over the years, I have heard about at least four dozen grandmothers getting sick or dying right before a shoot.  Leave early to ensure you're on time - this is L.A. and traffic is a thing.  Don't be an amateur and double book yourself, or cancel out at the last minute.  If you show up and ask us to rush our shoot along because you have another casting or audition, the shoot ends.  If we're hiring/paying you, then we have clients to please and can't wreck the shoot for your convenience.  If we're working TF, then it blows my creativity to have to check the clock and rush our concepts along. 

TF shoots: I'm usually bogged down with projects, but if you have a well defined concept in mind that has a seasoned model(s) with a great portfolio, stylist (or at least a killer wardrobe), location and if your would directly benefit us, I'd *love* to hear about it.  If it's just "hey we should shoot some time", then please at least elaborate on what you're looking to shoot.

Escorts: If you're bringing one, I want to know who it is.  Please understand that I work alongside a female professional makeup artist and assistant and we're established professionals that provide a professional work environment.  Please do your due diligence in advance.

If we approve your escort, that escort becomes my unpaid assistant for the shoot - they can hold reflectors, move lights, etc.  They're not going to take behind the scenes photos, and can't risk getting robbed by an unattended escort, or have your escort play creative director and start shouting out poses and concepts.  If you show up with a crew of strangers, we're not going to shoot.  If your escort becomes a problem, I will wipe my memory cards on the spot and everyone can leave.

Lastly, stop calling me 'Tyler'.  *Deacon* is my name, not a church title.  First name DEACON, last name TYLER lol :p

Hugs and kisses, hearts and feathers!

- Deacon


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