Mayhem # 1327382
I have been shooting photos for a bit more than 24 years and it's not challenging for me anymore, as I would like to use photos to tell a story, but now new tech videos and editing are more practical in conveying emotions and story-telling. Therefore, I no longer shoot just still photos for fun. The diminishing print publishing business is also another reason. Playboy and Penthouse will not have nudes, the Internet(free nudie pics everywhere) has taken over. My shoots now involves higher complexity (no glamour or headshots, meh), higher production values, thus more exhilarating fun Website coming soon!!
I am now interested in shooting commercials and short movies, perhaps some day you will see my commercials during Superbowl ***
Also if you are a model from Europe, I welcome you to visit me. I have a private room you can stay at also a private garden. I am near Disney, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld.
Please Please if you want to send a friend request to me, at least leave a couple of comments on my photos or tags, I have over 300 friend requests in a month and I am swamped! update!! looks like a lot of people here don't even bother to read, and blindly send friend requests like there's no tomorrow, this is not Facebook people!! you don't get a price by collecting a bunch of "fake friends"!!
Sorry, I am no longer interested in shooting lifestyle, fashion or portraits. We used to make money by submitting pretty photos to magazines but now they gave reasons such as "declining advertising revenue" "we get cheaper photos from Eastern Europe". I think print magazine business will be gone away in the next 5 years, even Maxim is using low quality photos now. Sad.
$$$ I take this business seriously, my time is money. I have found "models" who don't want to provide a contact phone number are usually flake or fake. If we were to work together, please provide a contact phone # (I will only contact you for business and confirmation of appointment). No exceptions.
One wise man once told me. "Shooting a beautiful girl is like shooting a sexy Ferrari sports car, you don't shoot with the car cover on to hide all the sexxy curves"
I have been shooting for 24 years off and on, my first ever camera was a Nikon FE2 given to me from my grandfather. I now have 2 Canon 5Ds, several 1080HD video cam, adn the new Sony 4K camera/video cam. I have been dabbling in landscape, weddings, infrared red, portraits and now mainly in fashion and glamour. I am also a member of NAPP( National Association of Photoshop Professionals). I sometimes shoot on assignments for various glamour/fashion magazines. My grandfather once said, "To be a great photographer, you must be a student of illumination. To be great at illumination, you must be a master of the Lights." Took me 3 years to figure out what he meant. To me, photo is the result of using technology to capture the beauty in that right moment of time.
I have more than 800,000 of my own photos in all my harddrives, however I don't post a lot of here because of the blatant thief mostly from other photographers or retouchers.
Models if you want something different and some new angles in your modeling portfolio, feel free to contact me. My sessions are always fun and exciting. I tend to use very vibrant and refreshing colors in my style. Oh and I don't overdone on photoshop so as to give the model a plastic barbie doll look--- I always believe humans are perfect with some flaws.
I also own some Canon HD video cam and shooting some short film and will venture into music video. If you have a project in mind, let work together!
My next project is the RED camera( the same camera they used to shoot Michael Jackson's final "This is It"), getting into HD video shooting future ad commercials and movies.
Grasshopper once said:
"Just because you can push a button, doesn't make you a good photographer"
"You can't call yourselves a photoshop wizard(or guru) when you are only using illegally-downloaded plug ins. It's more like buying Magic for Dummies at a Harry Potter convention."
"I am an artist--- and my paint brush is the camera"
********** As of January 2012, I pay for great nude shoot in the Florida and Georgia area. I am not going to pay for non-nude shoot. I can fly to New York and my friend at the agency will give me a list of runway models who need new images for their port, and they don't charge me anything. ****************
******* I always appreciated comments and friend tags from models and fellow photographers. This is a sincere Thank you to you all. I might not reply right away because I have a full time job and sometimes I work 60 hours a week, I really apologize. ^.^ **********
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To all the leachers, image thieves and photoshoppers:
All my image posted on my profile are copyrighted and I have the model releases and exclusive rights to use them. I have embedded a secret watermark( non-visible to the naked eye) on the models' body. Just because you steal the photo without asking, or heavily photoshopped, the image is still mine. I have a good copyright lawyer who will hunt you and take you to court.
If you want to use any of my photo for a website or book, you must contact me first via photopros AT yahoo DOT com (No spammers please!!)