My goal is to create images that have impact and not your ordinary studio face and body. The images must not only show the beauty of the model; but hint at the personallity and character of the person. Images are created by starting with the eyes and then letting the rest of the image bring the story to the emotion that is in the eyes. Every image must carry the story through the model, the placement, the location and the little details that create IMPACT. Without impact you are just another pretty face.
I have a thousand thoughts and images that I want to shoot. Most of what we we see here on MM are portraits of different types and styles that are showcases for the models. They are good images but most lack story. Afterall, what we are about on MM is showing our models with good images. I have collected a file of about 600 images that are "intriguing" for various reasons; the smile, the lines, the exposure; the seductiveness; the innocence; etc. Of course they are of others work that I use to get ideas as a baseline to work from. I want my own work to be different and pop off the page; but these give me clues from where to work.
My next step in developing the image file is to create a list of images/models/settings/stories that I want to complete. I would be happy to share the list with models who will treat it as confidential and not share it with the world. There is a ton of creative work that goes into my list and I don't care to share it unless you are interested in choosing a venue/style from it and working with me. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or here at MM and provide me with your details. We can then communicate and transmit the list via e-mail or CD.
I have a studio at 1720 NE 64th Ave., Suite B, Vancouver, WA 98661. 360-901-9560 - mobile; 360-448-4902 - desk; 360-750-0800 - Studio.
Check out photo session portfolios at www.impactimages.zenfolio.com
My travel schedule:
Cowgirls and Indians - West Photo Shoot: Arizona April 8 - 19.
Professional Photographers of America - Certified Professional Photographer
Professional Photographers of America - Masters Degree
Professional Photographers of America Approved Business Instructor
Member of PPA, WPPI, PPW, PPO, NAPP, NAMPA.
2007 Professional Photographers of Oregon "Woman Portrait of the Year"
2006, 2007, 2010 Professional Photographers of Washington "Animal Portrait of the Year".
Instructor of Photography and Photoshop for the Pacific School of Photographic Arts.