- The man who arrives at the doors of artistic creation with none of the madness of the Muses would be convinced that technical ability alone was enough to make an artist... what that man creates by means of reason will pale before the art of inspired beings. (Plato)
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My name is Allan and I am a photographer that has worn many hats in the field of photography. I've been shooting since I was a kid... 50 years ago! And I'm still learning.
~ Models - I shoot nudes. I'm relaxed and easy to get along with. I'm respectful. I'll make you laugh and give you top quality images. Promptly. If you are comfortable in your skin and if you like my work, I'll be happy to work with you. If you see me only as a paycheck, or are hesitant about your own nudity, please move on.
I will gladly produce prints, cards, calendars and posters for you from our work. I welcome your input, your wardrobe and skills. I want to take your ideas and bring them to life, in my unique way.
~ New models - I do quality work and have been frustrated with no-shows and non-communicators and don't want to deal with that anymore. Serious inquiries only please. I generally only have time for 1 or 2 shoots per month, if that. I guarantee my work and in one session you can have several looks/changes ready to use in your portfolio.
I will require a telephone confirmation from new models. Flakes that no-show, no email, no text, no phone, no MM message, will be listed as " Do not recommend" within 24 hours.
Dec, studio mostly closed Thanksgiving thru New Years into mid-January
TF shoots always available, let's talk
Paid shoots (the ones that I get paid) take priority
~ Studio Rental & Hosting - 100 year old farmhouse (under repair/restoration) surrounded by fields of grass (not THAT kind, the hay kind) with 500 sf studio downstairs, a big sky and big yard. I rent my studio and am willing to host traveling models. Not fancy but comfortable, 2 dogs and peace and quiet. Mine is a cannabis-friendly household.
And I now have WiFi!
I am old enough to be a lot of models' grandfather, so no, I won't be hitting on you. I shoot models because I enjoy the process, the conversation, connection and creation - and I'm good at it. If you are interested in shooting with me, contact me here with a message.
I take my work seriously while also having a hell of a good time. Photography is not all I do but it is my prime artistic outlet. I love shooting. I'm a photographer and passionate about the craft.
Yes, I do pay experienced models. And... I am always open to negotiating trade/barter ideas.
and my models say:
"I LOVE the pics! You are so AMAZING! Can't wait to see how all the ones on my list turned out! I am so excited!!" - Shandel
"So in love with the last shoot can't wait to explore new ideas... thanks again" - teesa
"Thanks for having me over for a great shoot! You were a very gracious host and I am excited about the amazing pics we got. I would love to work with you again." - Verity
"Thanks for being a fun and spectacular host, I can't wait to come back!!!!!! Snuggle the pups for me!!!" - Bree
"It was a pleasure to work with you! I look forward to doing so again in the future!" - Rarity
"I've worked with Allan twice so far and he has been wonderful. Very professional and prompt, and makes one heck of a turkey soup! Thanks so much, I can't wait to add more of our photos to my portfolio." - D Kathryn
"Allan is great to work with. Besides having a gift behind the camera, he's respectful, intelligent and works hard at his craft. I'd encourage any models to utilize his talents."
primary credit goes to the mother, woman, goddess - Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Inanna...
Helped save the Guadalupe Dunes (CA central coast), late 1970s
Helped save Opal Creek Ancient Forest (google it), 1990 - 1993
Eugene Emeralds team photographer 2007 - 2009 (the last photog to shoot at Civic Stadium)
Selected for Eugene Mayor's Art Show, Jacobs Gallery, 2011, 2012
Writer and photographer, Cannabis Now Magazine, current
ColorMeRad 5K race Eugene, OR, April, 2014
I have worked with and gladly recommend models (* more than one shoot):
Emmarose - MM# 3597185
Marissa Armas - MM# 2897105
Meagan Model - MM# 578084
Krystal Lynn - MM# 3070208
Shandel Rose - MM# 3459127 *
Sarah Jain - MM# 900278 *
Muneca - 3451467 *
Verity Mehringer - 2701753
Bree Addams - 1668548
Danielle Star - 441151 *
Kimberly - 2918923 *
Serenity - 2343206
D Kathryn - 3008409 *
RaritySweet - 3343627 *
Courtney Appleseed - 3102286 *
Raine Aisha - ISO #2388
MustangChely - 3582352
I DO NOT recommend:
AmbreB - 3352122
Bijou Goldstrand - 2553155