du4photo

Photographer Male Belfast, Maine, US
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/du4photo
Mayhem # 1450527

About Me

Self-taught, I describe myself as an artist who uses a camera. 

ARTISTIC PERSPECTIVE:  I believe that we are not simply "on" the Earth, but rather "of" the Earth.  Overall, my work reflects that viewpoint.  My nudes by definition should be categorized as "nature photography" as well as fine art nudes.

The images I've submitted here are fairly representative of my photography shoots featuring people.  Otherwise, I shoot nature absent of people.

ON NUDES:  Creating art, I don't let conventional thinking guide my work.  Whether certain body parts are hidden or exposed should be irrelevant; what matters to me is whether or not the composition is aesthetically sound.  That's what I strive for. 

COMPENSATION: I am generally hired to do commission work for personal purposes or portfolios, BUT I ALSO WORK TRADE if both of us can benefit from an artistic shoot/project.  Otherwise, my rates are fair.  Most of what you and I see on MM is quite mediocre or even poor.  If that's the look you're going for, well, good luck!  Otherwise, email me and let's create some beautiful art that you'll always be proud to have been a part of!

TOOLS OF THE TRADE:  My photographs are minimally manipulated (what you see is pretty much what I saw when I depressed the shutter).  Currently, I shoot almost exclusively digital using Nikon D7000.  My primary film cameras are Bronica ETRSi, medium format cameras.

EXHIBITIONS:  Since 2003, over 200 people have modeled for my natural / fine art nude shoots.  My work is  exhibited at Art Space Gallery in Rockland, Maine, Barn Gallery in Ogunquit, Maine, and at a variety of art venues mostly in the Northeastern U.S. 

I AM PROUD TO ACTUALLY HAVE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS:

1. FLAKING:  I have never and would never "flake".  I have no place in my world for anyone who "flakes", that is, someone who promises to show up for a shoot and somehow doesn't.  Canceling even as late as the day before is forgivable, life is full of twists and turns, but flaking is incredibly disrespectful and selfish and I will not reschedule with a flaker.  Neither should you.  Flakers hurt our profession.

2. MM FRIENDING:  If you are reading my profile, you're probably the kind of person I would friend.  I'm not in competition to win an award for having a bunch of MM friends.  If you like my work, tag me, send me an email, or comment on my photos THEN send me a friend request.  I'll accept every one of those requests.  I deny requests from people who are simply "friend collectors".  Don't you?

Credits

Charles Laurier Dufour  (Select Recent Awards/Honors/Juried Exhibitions)

2014 - 2nd Place - Nature category, Nude 2014 - PhotoShoot Awards - Montreal
        - 3rd Place - Urban category, Nude 2014 - PhotoShoot Awards - Montreal
        - Honorable Mention- Black/White Spider Awards - "Nude"
        - Finalist - Nature category, Nude 2014 - PhotoShoot Awards - Montreal
        - Merit - Urban category, Nude 2014 - PhotoShoot Awards - Montreal
        - Jury Selections (3) - Hue - Darkroom Gallery - Essex Junction, VT
        - Jury Selection - Maine Photography Show - Boothbay Harbor, ME
        - Jury Selections (2) - Face and Figure - River Arts - Damariscotta, ME
        - Jury Selection - Artist's Choice - River Arts - Damariscotta, ME
        - Nominee - B/W Spider Awards - 5 in "Nude", 1 in "Fine Art"
        - Nominee - Masters Cup - International Color Awards - 1 in "Nude"

2013   - 1st Place B/W - Maine Photo Show - Boothbay Harbor, ME (830+ entries)
          - Best Photograph - Art 2013 - Harlow Gallery - Hallowell, ME
          - 1st Place Urban, Nude 2013 - PhotoShoot Awards - Montreal
          - Honorable Mention - B/W Spider Awards - "Nude"
          - 2 Jury Selections - L/A Arts Through the Lens - Lewiston, ME
          - 2 Finalists in Nature/Scenery Category - Photo Shoot 2013 - Montreal
          - Jury Selection - SKIN - Darkroom Gallery - Essex Junction, VT
          - Jury Selection - Trick of the Eye - Darkroom Gallery - Essex Junction, VT
          - Jury Selection - In Bloom - Darkroom Gallery - Essex Junction, VT
          - Jury Selection - Maine Icons - River Arts - Damariscotta, ME
          - Nominee - Masters Cup - International Color Awards - 1 in "Americana"
          - Nominee - B/W Spider Awards - 2 in "Nude"

2012 - 1st Place B/W - L/A Arts Through the Lens - Lewiston, ME (300+ entries)
        - 3rd Place B/W - Maine Photo Show - Boothbay Harbor, ME (800+ entries)
        - Nominee - B/W Spider Awards International - 1 in "Nude", 1 in "Fine Art"
        - Jury Selection - Maine Art Scene - Annual Virtual Online Gallery

2011 - 3rd Place B/W - L/A Arts Through the Lens - Lewiston, ME (300+ entries)
        - Jury Selection - Maine Photography Show - Boothbay Harbor, ME
        - Jury Selection - Maine Art Scene - Annual Virtual Online Gallery
        - Nominee - Masters Cup - International Color Awards - 2 in "Nude",
                1 in "Still Life", 1 in "Wildlife".

2010 - Best in Show - Maine Photography Show - Boothbay Harbor, ME (756 entries)
        - 1st Place B/W - Maine Photography Show - Boothbay Harbor, ME
        - Nominee - Masters Cup - International Color Awards - 3 in "Nude"
        - Jury Selection - Maine Art Scene - Annual Virtual Online Gallery

2009 - 3rd Place  POTD 18+  Dec 30 2009

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