Steve DiltsPhotographer Male Kitchener, Ontario, Canada My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/stevedilts
Mayhem # 1627923
I started doing photography about 8 years ago. But I feel that I've really been a photographer for about 5 years now. I've done some commercial, clothing, art and portrait photography. But my main body of work has been in modern pin-up. It's been my experience that a photographer is only as good as his model and vice-versa. While developing as a photographer I've enjoyed the privilege of working with one of Canada's finest models, Kelly Abbass (MM #39202 and at KellyAbbass.com). Mostly shooting her and other models for her fine-art/pin-up website. Kelly and I have worked with a number of people interested in pursuing modeling.
Aside from my paid work I'm looking to Model Mayhem as an opportunity to branch out and work with newer models of all ages. At the same time growing as a photographer myself. I'm very interested in people who have the desire and humility to create something new. Kelly has been very helpful in this area and she herself enjoys working with developing models. From posing and clothing to hair and make-up, she is there to assist and advise. A day of shooting with Kelly and I includes many images to go along with the experience and advice.
I'm also interested in shoots of all types. In particular, I've found that in shooting pin-up I've become attached to the 'set' format. By that I mean shooting sets of sequential photos, from fully clothed to nude in a particular setting. A format that dates back as far as the earliest cameras and that has carried forward through the Bettie Page years, Playboy and to the modern Pin-up websites. The sets can be 30, 40, 50 or more photos long. Sometimes telling a story, other times just a provocative striptease. I attempt to ensure that each photo in the set can stand on it's own, for use in your portfolio. Sets vary in style and can be colour or B&W. I have samples from sets in my portfolio, as well as a complete set as an example. I emphasize tasteful nudes and avoid shots that are too 'personal'.
I love location work. I have a portable set-up, including lighting and simple backdrops, and don't mind coming to you. Indoor or outdoor, I'd like to photograph you where you are most comfortable. Where in your home or on your property have you wanted to be photographed?
Comfort is extremely important. Your comfort as well as mine. Kelly works alongside me on all shoots. Escorts are welcome. We will all sit down before the shoot begins and define the parameters. This is mainly to put everyone at ease. But please make sure your escort is aware of, and supportive of, the photo shoot that we have agreed upon in advance.