MarkHayes Forever Film

Photographer Male Aurora, Colorado, US
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/hayesphotography
Mayhem # 11544

About Me

2015 marks my 10th year on ModelMayhem. 

For and for most my greatest appreciation and thanks to all the wonderful models who have worked with me over the years and those that will work with me in the years to come.   

I know most models are hammered with requests from every fauxtographer on this site after joining - even more so if she shows a little skin.   That's why I typically just comment photos and leave a tag on newer models, if I do that I'm interested in working with you but really want you to come see my work, read my profile, and decide if it's worthy of your time and talent.    All of my work is TFP - there's nary a shot in my portfolio where I paid a model, but neither is there a shot where the model paid me.   If it's not worth both our efforts in exchange with each other - then we don't shoot. 


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ESCORT POLICY!!!!

I love escorts - heck I put them to work with bags, lights, reflectors, etc.   As long as your escort is someone who supports you and you are comfortable with and they are present in the moment of what we are doing (no talking on their cell phone "Sure we'll be over after her photo shoot is over, I can't imagine this lasting much longer"). 
Escorts are not allowed to bring cameras and "second shoot" although behind the scenes shots are fine - also I'm not a fan of people looking over my shoulder to see if I'm trying to get a naughty angle or not.   While all of these (and much more) has happened in the past, most escorts are a great help so bring them on.   Just keep in mind that with film I have a financial investment in the shoot, not just my time and talent, and if I feel the quality of the session is being undermined - that's a wrap folks.

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TRANSITION TO FILM

Things have been in transition this last year.  For health reasons I retired from being a full time wedding photographer and went back to an IT based M-F sit at a desk job.   In 2014 I also needed to raise funds quickly for surgery for my dog, and sold my entire camera collection (about 30 different cameras at the time). 

Of course this also means I let my studio go some time ago so despite all the studio images in my portfolio I'm currently shooting only on location.

Starting over from nothing I first replaced a few of my favorite digitals, but they felt cold and lifeless in my hands.  Just a bunch of 0's and 1's - no character.   Looking back over the last 2 years and I realized just about every shot I took that I truly loved, was taken on some old FILM camera. 

For film I shoot medium formats, I still shoot a little digital - either my infrared camera or my Fuji's - anything digital will be pre B&W processed - for color stuff I love the medium format film look far too much.

If you'd like to see more work that wasn't model specific but still gives a good frame of the feel visit:
http://foreverfilm.photography/

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WHAT IS THE PROCESS IN WORKING WITH A FILM PHOTOGRAPHER?????



I literally had one model recently decline to work with me (after she reached out to me and  requested to work with me) because she didn't need prints, to her film meant the results where a stack of 4x6's from a 1 hour photo lab.  I thought to correct her, but decided to let it go since she obviously didn't take the time to actually read this before emailing me about working with her.

1) Yes you still get digital copies of the image.   The film lab processes the film and then scans them to create high resolution jpgs. 

2) Time - 3 weeks on average to make images available to the model.  The film is mailed to the lab and then they take up to 2 weeks to process and scan depending upon how busy they are.

3) No "spray and pray"  With digital a photography might have a 32gb card in his camera allowing him to capture 1000+ images, and there's always a backup card.   So you can shoot everything, 10 shots of every pose, maybe one of them will work.   The never ending sound of the camera shutter becomes the drumbeat to your posing.   But how many shots do you ever really use in your portfolio of those 100's  of images.  Two, three, if it was a great shoot maybe five or ten.     
With FILM more time is spent on each shot, checking the light, the background, the pose.   I may take only 50-100 photos, but odds are you'll find as many, or more, keepers out that smaller batch of choices.  Quality over Quantity.

4)  The images will be unique in your portfolio.   Real FILM doesn't look like those piss yellow filters on instagram.  Medium format has a depth and beauty that can't be matched by 35mm DSLR's.   


Drop me a note if you think you're interested in creating something along these lines.

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What am I looking for in models?

I'm looking for a muse.  Someone with a desire to create imagery similar to what I'm working on.  Love models who bring their own ideas to a shoot and can be expressive.   Comfortable in their own skin and knows  how to pose their body for best look is a plus, able to connect with the camera and draw the viewer in.  More than one expression is a huge bonus, if you're idea of modeling is to go "runway blue steel" all day - you should find another photographer.

Despite the amount of nudes I've shot of the years I seldom start with that on the first session with a model.  While there have been exceptions, I often find working together a time or two to build a level of working trust to be a benefit for nude work. 

All  of my work is TFP, yes even the nudes.   To me a photo shoot is a collaboration and exchange of talent to create something greater than either of us could have done without the other.  My experience and photography talent speaks for itself, this isn't a case of a model trading time with a new photography taking at best average shots. 





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Blue Shift Infrared Project
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Those Blue Shift infra-red images - studio required - so that part of the project is closed but I am toying with experimenting with the infrared camera and battery pack strobes out doors at some point. 


Greatly inspired by the amazing work of StudioCMC in Delaware
http://www.modelmayhem.com/300105
this studio infrared project is mostly done in a modified DSLR with one of the stock filters replaced with a traditional infrared filter - and then a few custom tweaks have been made.  I'm not the first photographer locally to do this - but my years of studio lighting skills combined custom white balance (in camera) and tweaks to the lights,  and the final results are fairly unique and striking amongst anything being done on the local level with this.  Printed on a metallic or pearl paper the prints are exceptional.  The effect is almost entirely done in camera with photography and not in photoshop.  The photoshop tweaks to these images are fairly light - just brightness and contrast for the most part - no more than I'd do for a good headshot or portrait.

Credits

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MM Models I've had the pleasure to work with.
* indicates have worked on more than one occasion
** Indicates lots of times.
Dawn of the Rockies #3826 ** 
Teressa #33827 *
Kit #35963  **
TreannaDawn #16186 **
Ashlee #114759 *
Alisha #122483
Brittni Lynn #112530
Samantha OMP #235415
Ashly #154017
Jamie #5030 *
Candypants #158313  **
Jacquie #399192
Sara Liana #365532 **lots**
Lovelechavez #390263
tattoodangel #375650
Michelle #402701
Melanie #377484
Luna Sea #368772 *
LightningStorm #390827
Briana Rose Sprague #402314 *
BellaLynn  #231851
Rocky of the Rockies  #318932
Dangerous Curves#324990
Kyanne #404300
Andrew #541441
Danielle #516267
Agraphena #473406
JessM  #388046
CRJ (MUA)   #524637
Shannyv  #498985 **
Amber Tolchin #549335 *
Mari Lynn #528863
J-Chans Designs #542467 **
Shann Cox #555109
Dasha Vinae  #429210
Elizabeth Maiden #401472 **
Laura-Mrs Great Britain #587019 *
Pam S #534514
Angela Chung #520686
Leslie Moen #534914
Colorado Model Amber #5532
JLyn #343001
Durell #525689
Rochell #626945
Sean Moyer #381730
Lainey B       #653034
Natalia #451727
Ashley Klotz  #529860
AshyHin #577720
Kari Tanner #671759
Starphyre #669030
Kristilux  #668820 *
Perish #1262
Ianthe #691262 *
Sarah Cate #324990 *
Andrea #698230
ENLK (#605980)
Amber Tolchin (#549335)
Ianthe Wells (#691262)
eRin Tran (#697007)
Tricia (#550011)
Anastasia Danger #600887
Courtney Roxanne #715627
Xaphan #475954
Miss Ellen #197136
AEoN of AuDiOFLuX #184896
Kelsie Leigh #659810
Pinky and her Brain #712247
Anikka Von Lee #755572 *
Fetish Dolly #5023
sqooshie #711038
Catherine #1281525
Aly K #71492
Britts Eternal Sunshine #1830336
V Elliott #1868481
Miss Niki M #1603864*
A R I E S #26796*
Velocity #800145
Bigjae #1972466
Patrick Maderia #1944505
Joshua M #1924894
Sarah H #1892921
Molly #1992195
Stephanie ManerMillonig #1722815*
Jessica Rowell #2223415**
Miss Ashley Bell #2092090
Alyssa Caitlain #1367275*
Nabila Fenix #783467
Cynthia Hinojosa #1362817*
Christa Mary #1124828
Ernes K #2448708
Bonnie88 #2001278
Laura Orduno #1450793
Victory Gail #2001597
Jenny Renee Boswell #2304811
Jessica - Allie #1839690
Valeri K #1812421
Anita Joy #1116591
Marie Francesca #2037102
Miss Bella Notte #2475031
Kellie Nedrow #1623067
Nicole Kristine #1928874
MaryBeth Foxx Lauro #1516486
Charlotte Gilner #1876239
Quest #9306
Dayna Louise #36789
Sassicaia #2500411
Adriana Michelle #1644840**
Megan Pottinger #781569
Krystalle Crow #1283578
MeganAnn #1889313
Jenea #2520031
Antoinette #2205252
Talya Vylyt #2215786
_AshleyRose_ #3349467
gorramreapers #3668980
Shelby Carr  # 2234359
Caitlin Ratliff #1247586

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