L J Art Gallery

Artist/Painter Male Middletown, New Jersey, US My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/lsantoreartstudio
Mayhem # 1167017

About Me

Welcome to my profile.

I am currently creating a body of work that is geared towards Boudoir, Pin Up, Fetish Erotic, and Romance both in painting and photography.

Goals and process:
I am looking for professional models that are experienced in the genre of Boudoir and Erotic Pin Up that know how to look sexy behind the camera.
I have worked with some incredible models and have grown much as a painter and photographer.
For each composition I will sketch out storyboard thumbnails that will clearly illustrate what I am looking for at the shoot.

It is encouraged that all models I work with for the first time to bring an escort/friend to the shoot.

Terms:
Models are paid $100.00 Cash an hour for nude/implied nude as well as clothed and/or provocative wear, Swimsuit, Lingerie, etc. To All models that have specific rates please indicate your rates in your message when contacting me. I will gladly match them within reason...

For models that travel from a great distance I will cover traveling costs. Please indicate an exact or round about cost of travel. 

If interested in working with me please feel free to contact me here. I have an email address and will gladly give it to you if you are selected for a shoot. I will also exchange phone number if needed.
A standard contract will be written up that will confirm our agreement and your compensation. A copy of that contract will be sent to you for your review through via email.

Cancelation Policy:
If you are selected for a shoot and you need to cancel for any reason please send notification 10 days prior to the shoot. I will work with you and gladly reschedule. Last minute cancellations without extenuating circumstances and/or reasonable cause: such as illness, hazardous weather, and unavoidable emergencies etc., will not be acceptable.
It is expected that every model to give appropriate notice if a cancellation is required.
If you fail to cancel within the ten day policy or without reasonable cause you will be sent an itemized expense report showing the fees that need to be reimbursed(for all kill fees which include, Makeup artist, studio rental, set up and deconstruction etc.)

Closing Statement..
I have found some great interest in photography and working with some of the models I've have worked with, I have become extremely inspired to pursue Boudoir photography.

As a painter:
To be able to capture what is actually being seen is more than just a painting of someone you know: its the ability to respond and to translate what you actually see.  To be a great painter requires a great deal of discipline, desire, passion and dedication. Understanding what to do in certain circumstances can be quite challenging.  The one thing that I find very valid to my work is having a narrative. A narrative is a great way to illustrate an idea.  Every study I have done and every painting I have made each one of them have helped educate the artist I have become. Every picture has a story. The key is to convey that story clearly. Unfortunately not everyone will see things the way you do but if you understand the basics you will have the ability to connect with any viewer visually. Everything I have done in my life I have learned from visual study. Art is a way to be yourself and a way for you to describe who you are and what you have. No one can ever take from you what you’ve gained but you can always learn more about yourself and learn more about the world around you.

Credits

EDUCATION:
Art Academy of Hillsborough:
Painting Techniques, Illustration principles and concepts: Instructor: Kevin Murphy
2009-2010

New York Academy of Art New York, NY    2002-2004
Master of Fine Arts in Painting
Awarded Cum Laude and $2500 scholarship

School Of Visual Arts New York, NY    1997-2001
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration

Marvel Comics Inc. New York, NY    1999-2001
Internship: Assistant of Editor Bobby Chase and assistant Editor Brian Smith


GALLERY EXHIBITIONS:

MONMOUTH FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Monmouth Reform Temple, Tinton Falls NJ, 2006-2013
Juried Show:  Demonstration: Facial expression in watercolor Spring
Exhibited in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Chairman Artist management: Alice Berman

Joseph Thomas Galleries
White Plains NY
February 2008 Something About Love:
Alden staffing Inc.

Gravity Artworks Gallery
Norwalk, CT
Awfully Beautiful:
April 18 - May 16, 2009
Alden Staffing Inc.

Monmouth University
ROTARY ICE HOUSE GALLERY
(Faculty Exhibition)
Long Branch NJ, 2006:
Gallery Director, Scott Knauer

Covert Gallery
Red Bank NJ, 2005
Gallery director, Chris Covert
Art alliance
Open House Red Bank NJ, 2005


New York Academy of Art:
Diploma Project Exhibition: New York NY, 2004

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