Ron EggersPhotographer Male Costa Mesa, California, US My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/RonEggers
Mayhem # 12170
COMMERCIAL, EDITORIAL & STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY
* LIFESTYLES * TRAVEL * FASHION * SPORTS * RECREATION *
All Images Copyrighted - © Ron Eggers 2014
I've got extensive fashion photography experience, including a lot of runway coverage, such as LA, Orange County and Las Vegas Fashion Weeks. I've also done a considerable amount of studio work, but I prefer creative location work.
I've spent most of my career handling photography and writing assignments, mainly for editorial outlets, but also some commercial and corporate clients.
I've shot in more than 40 countries in North and Central America, Europe and Asia, including such unusual and interesting locations as the North Korean border; Havana, Cuba; Borneo; East Berlin, when the city was divided; and Southeast Asia's Golden Triangle.
Earlier in my career, I've taught photography and modeling, written several book about photography and had a couple gallery exhibits of my work.
More recently, I've been concentrating on personal projects and building up my stock image library, but I still do selective editorial work and handle some commercial assignments.
WORKING TOGETHER (A RELEASE with PHOTO ID is required for all shoots.)
While I'm not doing a lot of testing right now, I'm always looking for models with strong agency, editorial, commercial or artistic potential that have a desire to succeed and the work ethic to follow through.
I work with models from preteen to young adult. With younger models, I go for cute and colorful lifestyle, casual fashion and activity shoots with a little edge to them. With older models, I'm going for edgy, dramatic, sensual, and classy.
I've done a lot of model coaching, so dependability and dedication are more important than experience.
Unless I specifically propose a paid shoot in the first message, any offer to shoot would be on a trade basis.
I usually schedule one to two weeks out, and prefer to do trade shoots during the week, since there are usually other things that I'm shooting on weekends.
I'm not interested in scheduling shoots with models that have another shoot booked the same day, either before or after.
I never reschedule shoots with models that are no-shows, and generally not with last minute cancellations, unless its an emergency. If you've cancelled more than three shoots for any reasons in the last six months, it's probably not a good idea to set up something.
If we wind up working together, go ahead and bring a friend, a female friend works best, maybe someone to help with wardrobe changes, or hair and make up if there's no MUA or stylist involved. Boyfriends or husbands are fine, if I've met them before. (For models under the age of 18, it has to be a parent or legal guardian; no boyfriends, girlfriends, older siblings, other relatives, or friends of the family, even if your 18th birthday is next month.) And never any entourages or group of friends.
On shoots where you're responsible for bringing wardrobe, preselect and arrange five or six coordinated outfits that match the discussed theme of the shoot. Hang or package them individually, to make sure that all the components involved get packed and that they're ready to go.
Have your makeup shoot ready, but bring a touch up kit and hair brush. (Basic stuff, but so frequently forgotten.)
On beach and pool shoots, besides anything else we might be shooting, always bring four or five stylish bathing suites/bikinis, including a neutral color one, as well as a large beach towel and sandals.
For trade shoots, I usually provide a CD with 25 to 30 images on it, including at least six optimized images per hour of shooting, within two weeks. I never provide all images taken, and I don't provide images on paid shoots, unless arrangements have been made before hand.
Provided images may not be edited, cropped, manipulated, composited or modified in any way by the model or a third party. That would constitute a violation of the copyright. But I am open to input from models who might want a specific photo optimized or cropped differently.
If you want to work together or like my work, just send me a message, tag or picture comment before the Friends Request. I'll do the same. (I have no interest in extending and accepting Friends Requests, simply to beef up the numbers.