Hi! My name is Laura, some in the business know me as Lu. I am a photographer located in the Northern Ohio area.
I am not your run of the mill conventional photographer. I use lighting that is available to me; natural light, floor lamps, work lights and some actual photography lighting.
I always look for new things to do and like to experiment with lighting, poses, angles and props.
I am always looking to capture something on film that I have never done before. I like the bizarre. I have a warped sense of humor and style. I try to shoot exactly what I see in my demented mind, no matter how "whacked out" or crazy it may seem.
I can shoot mundane glamour, and I do on occasion, for portfolios and models who want that look. There are tons of photographers out there that specialize in pretty airbrushed glam. I don't want to be one of those people. I prefer to call the portraits I do "Dark Glamour". I like to capture the harsh reality of life in people, and sometimes, their secret hidden side. I am starting to dive more into my own secret hidden side, so I am looking to create some deranged and demented works.
I don't like rules and doing things the "right way" - so far it has worked for me.
My TFP/CD is very limited now. I only do it if you can fit into any of my projects or I approach you for it.
I am currently looking for male and female models that have a unique style and aren't afraid to show it and are flexible enough to roll with my ever changing visions. I take my photography seriously, but I am very fun and easy to work with. Some of the projects I am looking to do involve horror, macabre, alt porn, artistic nudes and darker lifestyle.
I like to get to know the models I work with. The more I work with a model, the more diverse and bizarre the images will get. If we work well together, plan on shooting a lot with me. I would love to have a core set of models to call on the fly and say, "Feel like shooting today? OK LET'S DO IT!"
When I work with models that I recruit for my projects, I pay by TFCD, unless otherwise noted. I retain all rights to the photos and grant the models the rights to portfolio, display and promote themselves with the images, not including commercial use or resale without consent.
All models will be given a CD of internet ready, watermarked images. All Tragic Beauty models must sign a model release.
*For new models, I like to schedule a test shoot to meet, discuss ideas and see how well we work together and how you photograph. This gives my models and myself the opportunity to work out details of the shoot, see what works and what doesnât and come up with more ideas from there. Test shoots are basic, but if we "click", we may end up with some pretty awesome material!
I have a hair and makeup stylist to bring to shoots, if needed as well.
PRICING (as of 10-21-10)
Portraits (for personal use and/or internet)* - $50/hour (2 hour minimum) includes a CD of low resolution images, with basic digital edits and watermark, for use on the internet. If you need prints, let me know and we will work that out.
*If you are one of my models for my site and various projects, or working with me TFP, you receive this package. All models must sign a model release.
Professional Digital Edits - Priced individually by professional retouch artist.
Make-up/Hair Stylist - $25 (If needed, please let me know in advance.)
As with any other business in the service industry, tipping is always appreciated.
I retain all rights to the photos and grant the models the rights to portfolio, display and promote themselves with the images, not including commercial use or resale without consent.
CD of royalty free images (high resolution - unedited): $300
CD of royalty free images (high resolution - edited): $450