Simon HammondPhotographer Male Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
My Website: Simon Hammond Official WebsiteMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/picsbysimon
Mayhem # 1230915
About Me[b] I will be travelling once every three months the the United States, usually to New York City, but also Memphis, and Nashville. Please contact me if you would like to set up a shoot in these cities while I am in town[/b]
ABOUT SIMON HAMMOND
I know the right way to get a good shot. I have studied everything: digital photography, film photography, lighting theory, classic and modern Photoshop post-processing techniques. You name it. I have spent years reading the books, taking tutorials, mentoring, researching industry tools and following the trends. I have worked with Lifetouch Studios, Canada’s industry leader in classic portrait photography, so I know my way around a three-point lighting set-up. I have got access to traditional studio space and I have got a respectably equipped PC for post-processing. I know the “right” way to get a “good” shot. And I know the “wrong” way to get a brilliant one.
Unique and edgy shoot locations. Strange and unusual props and accessories. Collaboration with exciting new designers and make-up artists. The ethereality of natural light. The unadulterated brashness of a boldly-placed light bulb. Creative digital processing without help guides or rule books. An artist’s eye for my subject and a poet’s ear for what they’re trying to say.
I didn’t learn how to get a brilliant shot in school, or between the pages of an operating manual. The way an actor knows their character. The way a musician knows the hum of perfect harmony. The way a DJ knows the vibe on the dance floor. I know “good” photography. And I know photographic brilliance.
Images are given on DVD in high resolution
(Approximately 1-2 hours of shooting, and approximately 12-25 images of My choosing)
[i]Please note: Shots that do not turn out are NOT released. These are my terms, if you are not comfortable with them, then I suggest you find another person who has a practice more in line with what you are looking for. [/i]
Models are welcome to bring any escort they please, I only ask that they be a person who will not distract from, or inhibit our work.
[b]Sorry, but I do NOT shoot TF. Also, out of respect and love for my Beautiful Wife, I do not shoot nude.[/b]
Some ideas I'd be interested in doing:
Anything Disney that we can put a trippy gothic spin on ( Snow white, cinderella, beauty and the beast etc)
Bubble Bath Fun
Dark and Demented (Willy Wonka Tim Burton-esque style. )
Urban fragment alley or abandoned warehouse
Rural (farm, or barn ETC)
Fun/Sexy Athletic themed/Racing themed
Lingerie or swimsuit
Clock Work Doll
Colorful Flowers (sunflowers, roses, violets surrounding the model, and matching make up)
Colorful Fruit (see above and sub in some fruit, LOL)
Airbrushed Body parts (by this I mean airbrushing parts of the body to match urban fragments of the city. Somewhat of an urban chameleon. Msg me for details or examples)
Old school Stewardess shoot in an airplane hangar
if you are interested in working with me, drop me a line and we can work out the details.
********************************************************PLEASE NOTE: I am not always glued to a computer, so if you don't recieve a reply here, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
if you do not receive a reply right away, don't sweat it, I am not ignoring you :) I'm just busy taking care of my Son, or shooting.
feel free to contact me for any work or to arrange a time to shoot.
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Credit NotesPast Subjects:
Stevie Starr-Mayhem #1974120
Lauren Ernst-Mayhem #1259658
Angela SanFillipo-Mayhem #1623035
Caitlin Saunders-Mayhem #1268323
Kanati Clothing - Not on MM
Eros DIY- Michelle Weins -Mayhem #1333204
Make up Artists
Katelyn Nadon-Mayhem #861980
Katie Alves- Not on MM
Katarina "Sweetness" Simon- Not on MM
Tegan Lynn-Mayhem #1546786
Niko of Bilalo Hair Artistry-Mayhem #1621097
Vicky Tadros of SoChiq Studios
Aisha Bennett of Styled Society
(Music and Television)
Pauly D. (Jersey Shore)
Maestro Fresh Wes
A-Grade (Prynze, Juvy)
Gon Gotti- Cut Throat Mafia Music Group
Tyma Getit, and Dizzy
Scott Evans (Z103.5)
Dave Blezard (Z103.5)
Tony Monaco (Z103.5)
Adele Newton ( of 91.5 the beat, and now 96.7 Chym FM)
Ashley Greco (Z103.5 fm)
Cory Kimm and Ami A. (Z103.5 fm)
MMA Fighter Aaron “The Cambridge Crusher” Wilson
•DBS Studios: Featured in all marketing material, both digital and printed.
•2010 Total Woman Show (Kitchener):
•2011 Pioneer DJ Stylus Awards (Toronto): Red Carpet and VIP coverage
•Kanati Clothing: Fashion clothing product photography
•Bilalo Hair Artistry: Fashion photography
•Avont Inc. (www.avontinc.com): PR shots for signature artists