I have been a nationally syndicated TV commercial producer, and advertising photographer for over 35 years. My "second" job is as a travel writer/photographer specializing clothing optional recreation as such I have photographed all the major nude beaches and resorts in North America and the Carribean for N magazine, international travel books and resort websites. My self assignements and currently gallery display photography features the barns country churches and one room school houses in Wisconsin. Currently I also teach photography at the local technical college and at occasional workshops around the county.
I am always seeking talent age 20-40 male and female for my on going TV commercial projects. Please visit www.workforce-com.com
to view samples of my work. These are well paying occasional roles.
I also have a variety of naturist projects in development that requires nude models male and female, with couples preferred, of all ages (21 and above), looks, sizes and races. These assignments range from expenses only local assignments to opportunities for Caribbean travel and on occasion client funded modeling fees. Models will need to be comfortable in a clothing optional environment as well as being able to swim. For more information on naturism please visit www.naturistsociety.com
Naturist models often received preferential booking in my commercials as a way of additional compensation.
All assignments require an audition shoot which offers the opportunity for you to get to know me and for me to evaluate you for the various projects. Please note I have two very separate worlds and as such commercial talent has no involvement in and most often is never offered naturist assignments.
If you are interested in either commercial assignments and/or naturist projects please leave a message and I will get back to you promptly.
Experience or great looks are not as important as a desire to do the work and a professional attitude. My job is to make you look good and then I look good and my clients are happy, a total win for everyone.
CURRENT PROJECTS: Winter-Spring 2013
Broadcast TV Commercials for a variety of career areas - speaking and non-speaking roles available.
Nudes in Nature - "Wild in Wisconsin" Photo documentary project utilizing Wisconsin's natural areas for publication, web and instructional use.
Location photography Tulum Mexico for Mak Nuk Resort, new clothing optional facilities. Five model couples invited for week long shoot.
The Body Art Project - with projected images and poetry
Brave Women, Breast Cancer Survivors - book in development.
Pioneer Churches of Wisconsin - on going project in cooperation with Oshkosh Public Library, book in development.
ONE MODELS EXPERIENCE:
I believe all models hope that every shoot they have goes smoothly. Shoots can be nerve-wracking when working with a new photographer or a new model, doubly so when it’s a nude shoot. Female models and I would imagine many male models as well, are often plagued with offers for shooting nude with less-than-upstanding people; happily, this was not the case with Michael Cooney or his model Matt.
Michael had contacted me through Model Mayhem, and we exchanged many emails back and forth prior to shooting. He excelled at communication, and I knew I’d be working with a male model he’d worked with in the past, I knew the concept of the shoot, where we were shooting, and what was expected of me as far as hair and makeup. Michael made sure to alert me to clothing and footwear that I’d want to have with me. I’ve had experience in the past with other photographers who have glossed over many of those details, leaving me with a lost feeling going into a shoot.
I was met by Michael at the designated meeting spot, and we fell easily into conversation. The same can be said for my fellow model, Matt; it was my first time meeting the both of them, and I was instantly at ease. Michael’s passion for his location shooting and the realism he wants portrayed in his images is evident. The locations were gorgeous and I’ve thanked him more than once for showing me areas of our state that I hadn’t been to previously. The ease of working with Michael makes for a fun shoot, and he’s one of the few photographers I’ve worked with who doesn’t ask a model to do something that he’s not willing to do himself. He also gives a history lesson on the location you’re shooting at!
Matt, my fellow model, was a joy to work with as well, personable and fun. I hadn’t worked with another male model before, let alone one for a nude shoot, and Matt’s easy-going nature was a pleasure to be around. We were told to look natural and be one with our surroundings, and I felt that our personalities meshed well and we made that happen.
I am confident that any models who choose to work with Michael or Matt in the future will find their experiences equally enjoyable. The locations are beautiful, the time spent is fun and in the end you turn out some great images for the story Michael is looking to put on film. I have since assisted Michael on another shoot in my area and look forward to working with him on any future projects.