MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/FormaInvenitArtem
Note: I changed my name because people complained that they couldn't remember Forma Invenit Artem (Latin: Beauty is found within expression). I'm not sure I did any better with the new one.
I'm here to find beauty in myself and the world around me. I believe there is at least as much beauty in real, gritty, flawed emotion as there is in perfection. I have been enjoying my work in front of the camera and have come to consider it an excellent creative outlet.
If I send you a friend request, I'm interested in working with you. I accept friend requests from people I'm interested in working with that are either local or have had some contact with me about one of us traveling.
-What You Need To Know-
I'm all natural. No tattoos. No piercings. No hair dye. I do have scars.
I've had multiple knee surgeries which severely hinder my ability to do kneeling or squatting poses. If you want something specific that you think might be difficult for me, please discuss it with me prior to the shoot.
I am available for shoots most weekends. I have a (non-modeling) job that has me working 8.5 hour days in Santa Clara, Oakland, Walnut Creek, or Hayward. My work schedule is slightly flexible with start/end times and location if I have notice. I have on rare occasions managed to squeeze in an evening or early morning weekday shoot when it's near where I'm working that day.
I love animals and am comfortable working with most of them. If you have access to unusual animals, I am most likely interested in being photographed with them.
A few of my interests: animals, fairy tales, weapons (mostly the sharp pointy variety), water, artistic knotwork and bondage, fire, and getting dirty. I'm interested in being photographed underwater. I'm also a PADI Master Scuba Diver.
I have a dream of being body painted like an ewok; I'm short and chubby and think I would make an excellent ewok.
I will consider TF for photographers or projects that specifically benefit my interests or portfolio. If you have me in mind for a project, contact me with the details, I might be interested. I expect to be able to use all finished images in my portfolio. If you have a different policy and want TF work with me, discuss it with me at the beginning of our correspondence.
I will travel if my expenses are paid. I might travel if they are not. I love traveling, but rarely have the funds and time off to do so. If you are out of area and can't afford my travel expenses, let me know. I'll keep you in mind the next time I'm in your area.
* Multiple collaborations
~People I would like to work with again
R Michael Walker #28107*~
Frank Rehm #173425*~
Nissim Images #414980*~
Baque Photography 379595*~
Horn and Bone 2955557~
Andrew Gettler #56378~
sss sss sss #1983281~
Kevin Necessary #801063~
Eric Johnson #2547685*
Alexander Studios #1299228*
Reality Images #126485
A Moment In Time_ #189739
MM Rope Artists/Bondage/Riggers:
Savage Arts #376430~
Nevaeh Lleh #326805*~
Pearl Pardo #837958~
The Naked Desert by Savage Arts
Savage Arts #376430*~
Alexander Studios #1299228*
Luminon Photography #725156