Shiva Sharifi

Photographer Female San Francisco, California, US
My Website: ALLSHIVA.com
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/allshiva
Mayhem # 10186

About Me

"I am sorry if I have been late to reply to any of your emails lately, I have been really slammed with work this summer and will catch up with each of you as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience and understanding!" ~

I am female photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area with years of experience in various styles of photography. I visit Los Angeles, Seattle/Portland, Vegas as often as possible when my schedule allows. I am always determined about creating excellent imagery. I have been seriously shooting since early 2001. My photography is of a particular artistic style that I have cultivated and developed over many years. I do not function or create work like other photographers and intend to keep things this way. I do not like to rush the process of capturing great photos. I do like to make people feel at ease and do not push people to be something they are not. In addition to working with models, I shoot many events, weddings, portraits and do landscape photography as well.
~ I love all aspects of photography! ~

W W W. A L L S H I V A .C O M   ~  MY FACEBOOK PAGE

CURRRENT PROJECTs:::

PROJECT1: COUTURE FASHION NOIR
~ I am on a new Noir lighting and Beauty High fashion couture meets old Hollywood Glam kick. Hope that makes sense !! LOL. Some of this project may even be Psychobilly inspired as well.  I will be using multiple indoor/outdoor industrial locations for these concepts. Some of these shoots might be outdoors at these beautiful Headlands that have old military ruins. Other sessions of the project will be indoors. This project will be mainly focused upon Beauty & Portrait head shots. However I am also looking for ladies who are interested and comfortable with capturing some semi-nude images, or suggested yet covered nudes and/or topless, these are all of an editorial style look, so that we may capture a variety of images for our books. I don't want anyone to be uncomfortable, just let me know so we can work creatively and successfully together. If you are interested in testing within these styles please message me. ~ I have items from designers, 2 stylists and MUA involved for some portions of this project ~ Some shoots may have a team, some may be more intimate and just one on one. I like to shoot both ways for different results ~ Expect to set aside 3-4 hours for accomplishing these images, mostly because of travel time, wardrobe changes, location scouting, playing with new lighting techniques, etc. It is a much more enjoyable experience to not be rushed.

PROJECT2: WHAT MATTERS CAMPAIGN
Please inquire for further details if you are interested in becoming a model volunteer as this is a humanitarian / green awareness imagery campaign with developing concepts for each unique shoot that are difficult to describe in brief as it is still in its roots of launching.  If you care about the planet as much as I do and female empowerment, respectfulness and equality then this is a statement project you might enjoy collaborating upon with me.

AVAILABILITY
~ In Fall 2012 I began working in advertising for division of Penthouse Social Media. At this time my schedule is very full and I am only available for shooting on weekday evenings after 7pm, Saturdays and Sundays until otherwise noted.  ~

LATEST PROJECT:::
2014 DJ CYCLES Motorcycle Pinup Calendar


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Model::: Olivia Dantes MM#2033082

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Model::: Liz Ashley MM#26159

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Model::: Miss Rockwell Devil MM#195637

I work very well with models of all different levels of experience.
I feel most models have always had a strong sense of confidence and trust in my work style turning out results. Having drive, creativity and an easy going attitude is mostly all that is needed to accomplish great results. I do prefer models who are definitely comfortable with themselves, some minor body awareness is also a plus but I will always provide direction as well. +++ Basically meaning in other words, I am one of the most mellow photo shoots you will experience. But you need to leave behind your drama and bring your confidence with you, or else I will beat some sassy fierce into you and make you realize you had it all along.

        **** Bring flat shoes for walking around in and high heals or healed boots for when we are shooting the photos. Most of the time I ask my models to handle their own makeup unless we plan for something else that is special through our email correspondence.

ASSIGNMENT PHOTOGRAPHY
In general I am 80% of the time always an on location photographer.  My style preference is to be in a real environment, whether outdoors or indoors as white or black backdrops become very visually boring for me and lack the adventure and dynamic advantages to on location imagery.  Yes I can shoot with you in a studio with advanced scheduling, I do have access to using a handful of industry associate studios around the Bay Area. On the other hand I am always looking for girls willing to help me with scouting new locations that we could possibly utilize to shoot. Talk with your friends, friends of friends and please let me know if you can offer any indoor or outdoor location recommendations. I love discovering odd/new places to have as a shoot location. Of course I am also capable of coming up with or networking my own shoot locations, but it is always nice when someone offers ideas for this too, because she might think of something or know of places I havn't thought of exploring yet. Collaboration always makes the process of shooting much more fun!

I am generally involved with ALL the styling work on my models, which is represented in my portfolio
unless credit is given otherwise

I do all my own Retouching and post-processing work
which means many additional hours goes into every photo shoot

~BOOKINGS~
If you are looking for portfolio content or have a specific shoot concept you want to capture I would love to assist you in accomplishing your goals. Whether you are a model, MUA, hair stylist, or clothing designer that needs to start or update your imagery, marketing or web content, please email me to inquire about scheduling and coordinating details.

Session fees range from $300-700 and up for half to full day, prices vary depending on booking criteria and retouching services. If we are shooting for your benefit please do not ask me for a trade. My rates are very reasonable and can be discussed. A non-refundable 25% deposit fee is required for scheduling any sessions.

~TFP ASSIGNMENTS~
I am becoming very selective about the models that I will take the time to TF.

If I have made initial contact with you then I am offering a TF assignment because I think your look would create something amazing in front of my lens. Most all models I have contacted have been willing to work with me on a TF basis as they view the quality of my work and assignment ideas as something that is worthwhile and would benefit their modeling portfolio. I supply 5-10 retouched FULL resolution digital images as well as maybe 15-20 more RAW originals for you to review and keep depending on # of outfits we shoot, etc.  I believe in the mutual value of TF so I try supply to you just AS much AS I would expect to receive on any collaboration. But what you will get is only what came out the best from our shoot session.

My currently offered TF project is detailed below, please message me if you are interested in becoming involved.
These project starts SUMMER 2014 and TBD end date

CURRRENT PROJECTs:::

PROJECT1: COUTURE FASHION NOIR
~ I am on a new Noir lighting and Beauty High fashion couture meets old Hollywood Glam kick. Hope that makes sense !! LOL. Some of this project may even be Psychobilly inspired as well.  I will be using multiple indoor/outdoor industrial locations for these concepts. Some of these shoots might be outdoors at these beautiful Headlands that have old military ruins. Other sessions of the project will be indoors.  This project will be mainly focused upon Beauty & Portrait head shots. However  I am also looking for ladies who are interested and comfortable with capturing some semi-nude images, or suggested yet covered nudes and/or topless, these are all of an editorial style look, so that we may capture a variety of images for our books. I don't want anyone to be uncomfortable, just let me know so we can work creatively and successfully together. If you are interested in testing within these styles please message me. ~ I have items from designers, 2 stylists and MUA involved for some portions of this project ~ Some shoots may have a team, some may be more intimate and just one on one. I like to shoot both ways for different results ~ Expect to set aside 3-4 hours for accomplishing these images, mostly because of travel time, wardrobe changes, location scouting, playing with new lighting techniques, etc. It is a much more enjoyable experience to not be rushed.

PROJECT2: WHAT MATTERS CAMPAIGN
Please inquire for further details if you are interested in becoming a model volunteer as this is a humanitarian / green awareness imagery campaign with developing concepts for each unique shoot that are difficult to describe in brief as it is still in its roots of launching.  If you care about the planet as much as I do and female empowerment, respectfulness and equality then this is a statement project you might enjoy collaborating upon with me.

Models asking me for pay ~  Models get paid when I have paying clients and/or the model has a very professional portfolio ~  I do not pay models when collaborating on a fun photo session that we both want to create for our portfolio benefit ~ If all you want is your rate, then I will return to my circle of awesome girlfriends who are more than willing to play dress up or dress down with me.


EvErYOnE SiGns MoDeL ReLEaSE FORM


MUA's, Hair Stylists and Couture Designers please contact me for potential collaboration.
Im REaLLY LooKING To WoRK wiTH ClOThiNG DesIGNerS aNd WaRdRobE STyLIsTs

*** The largest full day photo shoot assignment that I have coordinated was 18 looks, 2 MUA's and 8 models both male and female.  It was a great day, lets make things like this happen again!


Shiva Sharifi Photography

W W W. A L L S H I V A .C O M   ~  MY FACEBOOK PAGE

In photography you really have to have a understanding for people. You have to be empathetic and capable of seeing into people to understand them sometimes in a way better than they understand themselves, because most of the time they are coming to you to be shown who they really are. ~ Shiva

~Thank you!

Credits

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
I wish to give thanks to all the models that have worked with me. Your beauty, your time, your energy to inspire and create some amazing work.

Some of My Favorite Models, Photographers and Other Industry Associates.
The people on these lists are some of my favorite models,  industry related friends and connections I have made over the years.... sorry I have been around for a while and could not list everybody.

Models :::
Alice Sin #1705
Amy Vosters #1999274
Apanduh #2390092
Bri Chronicles #2186567
Floofie #65089
Erin #155824
Gummibear Geisha #137190
JEM #713507
Jenni Lee Cupcakes #410234
Jessi Jayne #1065073
KathArine #1274578
Kitty Meow McMuffin #553658
Kumi #3707
Laura New #751285
Liz Ashley #26159
Lux Lacheln #671776
Marlo Marquise #712342
MinhTu Van
Miss Elly Diamond #2347580
Miss Rockwell Devil #195637
Mzre Yuen #4011
Natalya Bryant #21723
Nikki Mayhem #1581965
Nikoley #1299496
Olivia Dantes #2033082
Romona Vaine #2647849
SaraLiz  #23425
Shelly dInferno #1566187
Sophie Nova #764254
Ulorin Vex #2178
Velocity #800145



Designers, Photographers & Other Associates :::
Amber Dawn #322337
Ashes Monroe #1333
Ashley Fontenot
Big Al - Caricature Artist
Bill Selby - NoirCity.com
Black Lotus Clothing #1436367
Brian Peterson
Brian Sullivan
Chad Michael Ward
Charly B
Craig Morey
Dark Garden Corsetry
David Perry #12070
D.M. Gremlin
Eddie Muller - NoirCity.com
Fabrizio Bianchi
Gerald Oar
Ivy Red #692663
Jaq Wear Designs
Joel Belmont
Josh Coffman #634536
Kennie Whonge - KW Images #444520
LLednor Nadirehs
~ Lovechild Boudoir ~ #1267186 Designer
Midori - Beautybound.com
Michael Rubenstein - Fatal Beauty.com
Mike West - TiedOutWest
Penny McClish - ~ Lust Designs ~
Phil Edelstein #2496
Owen Johnson - Studio Imago
Rafa ~ peripheralvision -#1312782
Rich Yee #32396
Shaun Alexander
~ Shibuyasf Lingerie ~
Steve Diet Goeddee
Tyher #2593
Ward George #220503
Zille

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