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Photographer Male Costa Mesa, California, US My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/TopTweens
Mayhem # 1189662

About Me

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FASHION, LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL, SPORTS & RECREATION PHOTOGRAPHY

I'm putting together a series of promotional pieces with tween and junior models.

Most of the models I work with are in their late teens or early twenties, but, since I sometimes work with companies targeting the teen fashion market, I also work with younger models. I set this MM page up specifically for projects involving models under the age of 18.

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BACKGROUND

I'm a Southern California photographer who spent most of his career handling editorial assignments for magazines, newspapers and corporate publications, both on a staff and independent basis.

The link on the top of this page will take you to my general photography work. The opening slide show provides a good overview of the type of photography I get involved in.

I've been doing this for a very long time. I've had considerable experience shooting fashion, lifestyles, sports, and travel.

Over the years, I've done a lot of runway coverage, including things like LA, OC and Las Vegas Fashion Weeks, and I've done quite a bit of studio fashion work. But my preference is working on location.

I have a separate MM page for my fashion oriented work. That can be found at:

www.modelmayhem.com/12170.

My work has been carried by numerous national magazines and major daily newspapers. Along the way, my articles and photographs have been featured in some of the top photo publications in the country. I've also taught photography and modeling seminars through various community education and extension programs, and I've written several books on photography.

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WORKING TOGETHER

All models under the age of 18 have to have a parent or legal guardian at the shoot.

A model release signed by a parent or legal guardian is required for all shoots.

I'll do trade shoots with models that have agency, commercial, editorial, stock or artistic potential, that might be interested in participating on one of the projects that I'm working on. I'm particularly looking to work with younger, talented, models just getting into the industry, who have the drive to succeed. and have a well developed fashion sense.

Having taught both photography and modeling, I have considerable experience coaching models for both print and runway, so attitude is more important than experience. While experience may not be all that important, dependability and dedication certainly are.

One of the biggest problems for younger models is not concentrating on what they're doing. They're very easily distracted. While parents are welcome, in most cases, having other siblings along for the shoot is not a good idea, unless they also are modeling. Siblings generally distract younger models, making them lose focus and reduce their attention span.

Bringing friends along is even more of a bad idea, again, unless they're also modeling. Friends are more distracting than siblings. No boyfriends, girlfriends, distant relatives, or groups of friends can accompany models under 18. And, no texting, tweeting or checking e-mail messages during the shoot. (For tween models, parents hold on to cells phones during a shoot, to avoid that frequent checking of messages that seems to be so common.)

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ONGOING INTERESTS

I'm currently in the process of developing a series of new promotional pieces for tween, junior and collegiate models.

There are a number of things that will be part of that:

* Beach/activity/lifestyle branded shoots (such A&F, Gap, Forever 21, H&M), including things like roller-blading, razor scooters, biking, beach volleyball, etc.

* Models/dancers/athletes with special talents or athletic abilities (such as gymnastics, aquatics, cheer, ballet, BMX, etc.).

* Costumes, characters and fantasy outfits. (very interested in shooting models with Thai, Indian, Irish, Mexican and similar ethnic costumes.)

* In-the-water/under water shots. (particularly interested in finding models with access to heated swimming pools.)

* Animal related themes, including animal patterned outfits such as zebra tights and leopard leotards, and actual exotic animals. (Any one have an elephant, giraffe or camel hidden in their closet??)

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IMAGES

Models receive a CD with a dozen or more high-res images for each hour of modeling, generally within 10 to 14 days of the shoot.

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