"Art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder, 'I know what I like' is a legitimate comment." - Scott
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." Thoreau
I'm an independent photographer in southeast Missouri with many years of experience. I have a studio and equipment, as well as the desire and ability to produce great photographs.
As a way to help aspiring models, I will do portfolio shoots for a small fee. The shoot can be done in my studio, but I am willing to travel within reason for the shoot or further with compensation. My studio is on a picturesque farm with many settings available for outside shots.
TFP is possible for models who I feel will make a positive contribution to my portfolio and my art.
My photography has opened an exciting world for me. Hopefully, it can do the same for you.
Feel free to email me at ScottMatthews1957@Yahoo.com.
Some samples of my work:
IDEAS I'D LOVE TO SHOOT:
*Artistic - I love the art of the human body.
*Available Light - I want to experiment more with the sunlight streaming through a window, with candlelight, and shooting beside a fire.
*Construction - I have some construction-type helmets, gloves, safety vests, a flashing light, signs, etc. that I think would make a really cool shoot, especially if we could do it at night.
*Couples - Ive done some couples shoots in the past and love the way they turned out. I have lots of ideas!
*Fantasy - I have a fairy costume that's never been used. Some of the photos in my port were taken at a spooky, old, abandoned building that I have permission to shoot in. I've thought of doing something vampire themed there. I have some ideas for a sexy vampire/couple shoot I'd like to try.
*Fur - I have a beautiful coffee brown mink stole that we could use to make some incredible implied or nude shots with. I also have some other kinds of furs and skins we could use to do some great work with. ** I just bought several rabbit skins that were dyed to look like young bobcat skins (with spots). I think we could make a very sexy native/wild girl costume using them if you're interested.
*Light Painting - I want to experiment more with sparklers and try some work with flashlights or lightsticks.
*Lingerie - Got any sexy lingerie you'd like your photo taken in?
*Native American - I have some very un-authentic Native American garb and would really like to do a shoot with the Native American theme. I would absolutely love it if a Native American and/or someone with some authentic outfits would help me do the shoot. ** I just bought several rabbit skins that were dyed to look like young bobcat skins (with spots). I think we could make a very sexy native/wild girl costume using them if you're interested.
*Outdoors - I live on a farm out in a rural area where there are LOTS of great shooting sites.
*Pinup - I'd love to try some more pinup shots. I've been thinking of doing one with the model bursting out of a giftwrapped box full of packing peanuts.
*Tattoos - I don't have any tattoos myself but am impressed with some of the artwork. If you have good tattoos, I'd love to get some pix to put on my website.
*Water - I have some great water sites - waterfalls, creeks, secluded "swimmin' holes", etc.
*Your Ideas - Feel free to discuss your ideas with me. I'm pretty easy going and, who knows, you may get your dream shoot!