I'm David Blackwell, a visual designer, photographer, and writer. I'm a creative soul looking for new ways to express myself whether it is through photography, writing, or film/video. Experimentation and trying new things is always a must in the world of photography and visual design. I'm looking to challenge my photography skills more and looking for more models to tackle various new creative projects.
My continuing project, October Gothic, continues to spawn new ideas. Currently, I'm working on various ideas and other edgy concepts. Sometimes it is good to switch midstream and always experiment.
I shoot some digital, but I also shoot a few black and white photographs in 35mm and 120 formats with all negatives scanned into digital for post-production work. I'm branching out into graphic design projects and looking for good creative challenges. I use Photoshop and Lightroom to process my images (Lightroom is a tool that any good photographer should not be without).
Some of my various photos can also be viewed at my Flickr account- http://www.flickr.com/photos/enterlinemedia
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Basic rules for working with me on a shoot-
1.Treat people like you want your friend or co-workers to treat you.
2.Call if you are going to cancel or need to reschedule a shoot. It's not professional to not show up and not even contact the photographer about it. It's my time. I like to use it to the best to get the projects and photos I want done. Don't say one thing to me and do another.
3. I like to work on photo projects and open to ideas from models if it means getting the best work or improving on a concept I want to shoot.
4.Given to the people who flaked on me in the past, I want your number so I can contact you on the day of the shoot if you're late. This is due to the people who didn't show and never gave a reason why (or replied back on why they didn't show). I don't do facebook drama.
5. Also I'm requesting all models sign a release before the shoot. If I pay you, you won't get paid if you don't sign a release. Also bring any issues about the release before the shoot and not on the night before.
6. You can contact me through myspace, facebook, or even my October Gothic web site. Always willing to photograph someone to build their portfolio. Might pay model if project is of my own design.
7. Models, please be grown ups, don't leave me hanging and read your messages and not get back to me. I always love feedback and sometimes a no or more questions is better than the dead wall of science. I'm out to build my portfolio and also give your portfolio some images that will hopefully give it more pop too.
Latest projects were Alice In Wonderland 2013 (shot in digital, 35mm film (black &white XP2, Infrared black & white), and 120 format film (on the Holga which is a plastic camera that creates some very artistic images if you know what you're doing) and Nature Witch. I have shot at the Soucie Soucie art shows which feature runway model shows in addition to art and live music.
Looking to work with more models and submit pictures to magazines.