My name is Jan Valeur. I am an experienced Danish amateur photographer with a great passion for model photography. I have been working with models since 1985, and I work on location as well as in ARVO Studio in central Copenhagen.
Today my photographic passion is to explore the female universe of beauty with my camera, searching for just precise what I find the most attractive by each of my models, and to create photos that shows their individual beauty in a beautiful, elegant and also sensual but never vulgar or degrading way.
As I do not have any income from my photography I am generally limited to work on tfp-basis. But I do occassionally work with paid models as well if their rates are fair.
To be my model you have to be a slim (not thin), preferably pretty tall female model with a nice, clean skin and a pretty face. I am not interested in models with face piercings and/or more dominant tattoos.
*** I expect an active and serious dialogue with any models who want to work with me, so don't waste our time by contacting me if you are not able to match this important basic demand. ***
At my homepage www.valeurfoto.dk
you can find more detailed information about my conditions and what I can offer models working together with me. There are of course more images too, so check it out!
*** Female models from other countries visiting or staying for a while in the Copenhagen area in Denmark are welcome to contact me for a shoot as I am very interested in adding a more international touch into my portfolio.
I generally don't like heavily edited images ("marcipan skin" etc.). I do my editing carefully as I want my models to look like what they really are: alive and beautiful humans - not dolls.
*** Attention: As I want my photos to represent me and my style 100 % I never let other persons retouch my photos, as the retouch work has great influence on the final appearance of the photos. So please respect that I have NO interest at all in any offers from commercial retouchers! ***
I am the founder of the Copenhagen based photo group Kamera5 having four of my photo friends as members as well. Together we occasionally arrange photo exhibitions. Furthermore I am a member of the ambitious model photographer group 6PM (www.fotogruppen-6pm.dk
Thank you for visiting my profile!
Model on profile photo: My supermodel Šarūne Bendaravičiūte, hair & make-up by my talented MUA Louise Block Andersen