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Jun 29, 2014
Apr 15, 2009
Male Reno, Nevada, US
Mayhem #1175141 Photographer
MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/studiotempura
My experience is primarily in fine art photography, but I am branching out into fashion and portraiture as well. My photos have been featured in galleries, print and popular websites.
If it's fun and interesting, I want to shoot it. I am very open to suggestions and love working with models on concepts they are passionate about. I am not interested in shooting nudes or erotic images... it's just not my style. Everything else is fair game though.
FAQ's Can I bring an escort? Absolutely! I encourage all models to bring someone along to the shoot with them. Good for your safety and anything that adds to your comfort will probably result in better images. As long as your escort doesn't interfere with the shoot itself, they are more than welcome to accompany you.
Why no nudes? I mean no offense to anyone who prefers nudes, but personally, I feel like nudes are a bit of a gimmick. I have seen many images that wouldn't even be remotely interesting to look at if it wasn't for the naked woman featured. There are certainly exceptions to the rule... there are some images that are very tasteful and the nudity enhances the image in ways that another subject wouldn't. But those are rare. I don't want to fall into the trap of using nudity as the reason for people to view my work. I would rather attempt to do something artistic and interesting that stands on its own.
Have any specific projects for me? I get this question a lot... "hey, I like your work, if you have any projects for me, I would love to work with you". While I do get paid for professional photography, it is generally not for the kind of shoots I do on Model Mayhem. The work here is mostly for fun and for building up my portfolio to show clients that will pay me to do totally different things. When I work with a model here, it is almost always a project that we come up with together... something the model wants in their portfolio and something I find interesting or fun to work on. And if you have no ideas, I can certainly come up with some, but I don't know what your wardrobe is like or what kind of looks/environments you are comfortable with. It is a much easier process when you give me something to start from.