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Unique Nudes

Riverside, California, US
UniqueNudes.com - The Art of Richard Rasner

Mayhem #120679

MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/UniqueNudes

About me

NOTE: Weekends book the fastest (as of Sept 2013 I am booked pretty solidly through the end of the year) but there is the occasional Sunday open.  Many weekdays are still available as are a few evenings. I am still willing to shoot with any model who has a desire to create fine art, but my time is getting more and more limited as demand increases for my work.  I will be happy to photograph you, but it may be a while before we can get something set up.  Just message me and we'll work it out.

If you want to expedite the process, the very fastest way to book with me is to fill out the questionnaire on my website and send it in.  Once you are in my database the booking process is much smoother and easier.
Direct Link: http://uniquenudes.com/NewModelFAQ

My name is Richard Rasner and I have been a fine art nude photographer for over 15 years now.  My ideal goal is to make fine art nudes a respected art form once again, by creating unique and tasteful works of art to be shared with the world.  My work has been displayed in museums and art galleries worldwide, and my first book "Whispers of the Mind" was published in early 2006 to great reviews and rapidly became a best-seller on Amazon.com. 

I am an actual functioning professional photographer; this is my only job.  As such, I treat it very seriously.  I never want to have a "day job" ever again.  If you are contacting me about work, please make sure you are both serious and reliable.  Other than that, I can't wait to hear from all of you.  It's been a few years since I have been on any of these sites (having long ago dropped OMP, Musecube and the like) but enough pressure from my models and an upcoming world travel schedule has made me cave in and change my mind.

ALL MY WORK IS PAID OR TRADE, but if you think that you are worth $300 an hour/3 hour minimum you better have the credits to back it up.  98% of all my work through here will be TFCD, but I offer 50% profit sharing on prints sold at my shows *plus* shared copyrights and lots of positive exposure (such as nationally published books.)  Also, when I do have high paid commercial shoots, I only use models that have shot with me TFP before.  It's only fair.

If you want to contact me for a shoot (or even if you have any questions about upcoming shows, book signings, etc) you can e-mail me or even call my cell.

Contact e-mail: nakayama.studios@gmail.com or info@uniquenudes.com

Contact Cell: 909-519-4456 (Noon-Midnight PST)

Please Tag or Note first before Friend requests.  I'm trying to limit my friends page to people I actually have some form of meaningful contact with.

**Upcoming work/open calls:**
Currently I am looking for models with a true vintage look (not Rockabilly) for my ongoing series about the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Am I also looking for heavily-tattooed models for the ongoing "Beauty of Ink" series, now announced as a book!

"Belles of the Sky" is currently on hiatus indefinitely, as is the Alice Project.

"Abandoned: The Relentless Passage of Time" Part 1 is now available from Blurb Press.

I am currently spending most of my time at the Riverside, CA studio, but I do try to get to my Alaska, Pennsylvania and Beijing (China) studios at least once a year.

-- 2009 --
Dallas TX Oct 23-26
Las Vegas NV Nov 4-10
Beijing, China November 18-Dec 3
San Diego, CA Dec 25-27
-- 2010 --
Jan 13-17: Ephrata & Lebanon, PA
Feb 11-13: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 17-22: Houston, TX
May 27-29: Las Vegas, NV
June 3-7: San Antonio, TX
June 14-21: Ephrata, PA
June 24-30: Orlando, FL
July 2-4: Big Bear, CA
July 10-11 & 16-18: Los Angeles, CA
Aug 20-23: Las Vegas, NV
Sept 2-7: Victorville, CA
Sept 9-10: Providence, RI
Sept 10-11: New Haven, CT
Sept 27-29: Cleveland, OH
Oct 6-11: Los Angeles, CA
Oct 22-25: Phoenix & Flagstaff, AZ
Nov 4-6: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 27-29: Primm, NV
-- 2011--
Jan 6-10: Lebanon, PA
Feb 9-14: Queen's Creek, AZ
Feb 19-20: Los Angeles, CA
Mar 16-20: Dallas, TX
Mar 21-26: Anchorage, AK
Apr 12-14: Las Vegas, NV
June 7-11: Portorose, Slovenia
June 12: Venice, Italy
June 13: Florence, Italy
June 14: Pisa, Italy
June 15-17: Rome, Italy & The Vatican (Holy See)
June 18-19: Bucharest, Romania
June 20-21: Vienna, Austria
June 22-24: Giswil, Switzerland
June 25-27: Venice, Italy
June 27-19: Rome, Italy
July 15-19: San Luis Obisbo, CA
Aug 4-6: Las Vegas, NV
Aug 6-7: Los Angeles, CA
Aug 11-16: Ignacio, CO
Aug 20-21: Big Bear, CA
Aug 25-30: Maui, HI
Sept 2-7: Victorville, CA
Sept 12-13: Houston, TX
Sept 14-16: Dallas, TX
Sept 17: Los Angeles, CA (Emmys)
Oct 5-10: Bakersfield, CA
Oct 11: Houston, TX
Oct 12: Dallas, TX
Oct 26-30: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 10-15: Winkelman, AZ
Nov 15: Los Angeles, CA (Manny Pacquio party)
Nov 18: Lancaster, CA
Nov 24-25: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 26-27: Primm, NV
December 2011: New Orleans. Hong Kong. Beijing.*
Jan 9-11: Las Vegas, NV
Jan 13-15: Ventura, CA
Jan 19-20: San Diego, CA
Jan 27-30: Austin, TX
Feb 03-05: Ridgecrest, CA
Feb 13-14: Primm, NV
Feb 17-20: Kern, CA
Mar 27 - Apl 2: Queen's Creek, AZ
July 27-29: Lone Pine, CA
Aug 10-19: Big Bear, CA
Oct 2-8: Bakersfield, CA
Dec 12-15: Laughlin, NV
Doing my best to actually stay home this year!

(Dates with a "*" are subject to change.)

The documentary about my "Fire II" shoot (featuring the Burning Sands production team) is currently in the editing studio and due for a Jan 2013 release!

**Upcoming Shows**
There are no shows currently planned; in the meantime be sure to check out my works on permanent display in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Beijing & Vienna.

Best Regards,
Richard Rasner
Nakayama Studios

Past Clients and Projects include:
Motion Pictures & TV:
Dark Reel
Angels in the Dark
Lethal Orbit
Conquest (History Channel)

Charity work:
The Los Angeles Midnight Mission
RatzenMauzers (rat rescue) RMCA of Las Vegas
Hollywood Hoopsters Celebrity Basketball Team
The Erotic Heritage Museum, Las Vegas
Zombie Squad Chapter 009
Harmony Kids
Susan G. Komen Foundation
Heroes Against Hunger
Three Square
ChildHelp, USA

Corporate Work:
Crown Boxing
Arabian Breeder's World Cup 2007
Associated Press (AP)
ARME (A Rich Man Entertainment)
Millionaire Marketing Group
Mojo Republik (Lead Staff Photographer)
CatHouse at the Luxor Casino
Burner Bros. Productions/Odds On Records
Harry Mahoney's Erotic Heritage Museum
Zombie Squad Chapter 009
The Midnight Mission, Los Angeles
CieAura (official staff photographer)
KCXX Radio (official staff photographer)
KATY Radio
Killarney's Pub, Riverside
Avengence Records

Published Works:
Whispers of the Mind (Top 1,000 Sales Rank on Amazon - 2006)
Borders Pet Project (2007)
MojoRepublik Magazine (2007-2009)
Ultrafeel.TV (Dec 2007)
Univers d'Artistes (2008)
RevolutionART Magazine (Issue 12 - 05/08)
US Weekly (Nov 10, 2008)
RevolutionART Magazine (Issue 18 - 05/09)
Las Vegas Weekly (May 05 2009)
The Naked & The Lens (2009)
The DEATHbook Project (2009)
The New Nude (2009)
Abandoned (2009)
RevolutionART Magazine (Issue 23 - 03/2010)
EmPower Magazine (Vol 4 - Issue 1 2010)
NPS Magazine (Spring 2010)
Anata Your Art (2011)
RevolutionART Magazine (Issue 37 - 07/2012)

Celebrity Clients:
Mr. T, Billy Idol, Kevin Bacon, Seth Green, Dick Van Dyke... (the list really would take up too much space) and nearly every band under the sun.  For a peek at just a few of them, look at my music portfolio on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= … amp;type=3

Recent Showings:
The Palms - Long Beach (solo)
L.A. Center for Digital Art group show (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
Apparatus Gallery (solo) - Las Vegas
Inter-Expo - Lodz, Poland
Personality Exhibition at thebeatfarm - Las Vegas
Horror @ The Box Office - Las Vegas
AVN Featured Art Show (Solo) - The EHM Fine Art Gallery
"LOVE" (Group Show) @ The Box Office - Las Vegas
Mini Mini at Push Gallery (Group Show) - Phoenix
Solo show - AMP Outdoor Gallery - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
The New Nude (Book Show) Abnormals Gallery, Berlin
Goose N Duck special exhibition - Beijing, China

Permanent Installations:
The Midnight Mission (1 image)
Austrian Arts Museum (4 images)
Erotic Heritage Museum (1 image + Video installation)
Goose N' Duck Beijing (1 image)

The Parisian for Fine Art Nudes
OMP Showcase (2004)
#1 on TheNudeInsider.com (11/06)
Artist of the month: Atmosphotography.com
deviantART featured artist (07/06, 12/07, 10/08 & 12/08)
deviantART featured print artist (multiple)

All of the films currently made about my work (from full-length documentaries to short makeup timelapse vids) can be found on Vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/nakayamastudios
Canon, USA
MojoRepublik Magazine
RiskReactor.com UV
ZizZazz Energy Powder
The Las Vegas Erotic Heritage Museum
KCXX 103.9 Radio
Zodiac Tattoo Studio
Nakayama Studios LLC
Professional Member of the National Press Photographer's Association

*If you would like references, I can provide a list of literally hundreds of models that I have worked with.  You may also check the section below for Model Mayhem models I have worked with and contact them through this site.  In addition, I was a member of TheBlackBookProject.com (promoting model safety and awareness) when it was still active.

NOTE: I have included all the models and artists on Mayhem that I have ever worked with in the spirit of full disclosure.  However, I CANNOT in good conscious recommend all of them.  Please note me for specific references.

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