dcrPhotographer Male Oroville, California, US
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/DancePhotographer Photography by Derek Ralston
Mayhem # 132448
I am a full-time professional photographer and former studio owner. My journey with photography began over 42 years ago, when I took my first photography class. From that time on, I have never stopped learning, and I will never truly finish my education in the art of photography. The art is an ongoing process.
I am a traditional, as well as a wet plate collodion photographer, but my heart has tugged me back toward shooting wet plate on a more regular basis. While my love of historical processes is very strong, I'm not one to attempt to recreate the shots of the 1860's. I would much rather lend a modern look to a historical process.
This site offers a great opportunity to not only showcase some of my work, but also provides me with the chance to help out aspiring models, in the same way that others helped me to further my artistic abilities as a professional photographer.
What do I require of a model? A simple work ethic - Be on time, be ready to work, work as hard as you can throughout the shoot, don't be afraid to try something out of your normal genre, take direction without attitude, and save the drama for your mama!
Are you a model who can do all of the above and have fun at the same time? Have a specific look that you feel is missing from your book, but you really want to try? Maybe you don't even know where to start and just need some ideas about what kind of looks would work well for you. Drop me a line and let's talk. If we can come up with a plan that would benefit the both of us - let's shoot it!
I am always looking for models who are looking to expand their portfolio by trying new and different looks.
Remember that if I agree to shoot with you, I am blocking out time from my paying clients. Take your booking very seriously.