MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/tragicphotography
1 RULE.... BE HONEST WITH ME, Please do not tell me you live nearby and then the week of a shoot reveal you live in Cologne Germany.... (example)
I am a freelance Photographer and an Employed Photographer. I AM FOR HIRE and for FREE if the shoot is interesting and I feel it will benefit my portfolio.
ABOUT ME - I grew up in Laguna Beach CA (That town from MTV :P), Graduated from Laguna Beach High School and tried to get into about as much trouble as I could in that town. I now live in Los Angeles (That town with no stars in the sky but plenty on the ground)
I started out just taking photos of Cemeteries and Old ruined and abandoned buildings. Then I decided to get a bit more artsy with it and shoot some clothing lines and Model friends of mine. Well, I am now at a point where I have so many ideas but have run out of people in my circles to use as models.
I like to shoot in low light or natural light and on location. I am not a closed door / studio type of person. I chose this as my hobby and future career because I want it to be fun and adventurous.
I travel to AZ often (Kingman area) and to Orange County CA. so if anyone residing in those areas wants to do a shoot let me know. I'm usually in AZ a couple times in the summer and in the winter OC anytime. Actually I'm willing to drive anywhere if the location is really worth it and attitude is as well.. Bad attitudes make bad photos.
If you are in the L.A. area and like location shoots, I LOVE THEM,day trips to shoot at various locations off of Route 66, Imperial Valley and the Mountains just to shoot.
Im extremely easy going, no drama and no pressure.. I just want to get the shots, a cup of coffee on the road and go home and edit.
How I prefer to shoot... I write little stories, I then attempt to tell them in photo stories without using words.. I prefer the art over the $$ honestly. If you have an idea and want me to shoot.. let me know.. I might like it.
How I will shoot... anything, Head shots, Portraits, Weddings, Bands, Clubs, Artistic nudes, Landscapes etc...
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me... If you want to Model.. PLEASE by all means just ask... I need LIVING subjects.. The Buildings and the Dead can't hold good conversations and tend to be stuck in one pose.
I do all my own editing and manipulations using a variety of software including Photoshop and Nik Tools and Aperture.
For most of my shots I pay a subject in Lunch, coffee and a ride to the shoot plus I supply you with a Full DVD of the raw photos and Prints of the Finished work but I am willing to negotiate.
Models - I don't like "Posers" and what I mean by that is... I do not make a Model Pose. I let them think they are getting into a pose but all the while I am shooting away and they don't know it/ I personally feel that the best photos are improvised. The face, body and style comes out when one is getting into what they think is a pose position. Most of my "eye contact shots" are the Model actually asking me if this is good?? So If I seem a little un-orthodox.. Now you know why
I have tons of project ideas in mind and could always use models for them.. If you are interested in building a modeling portfolio as I am building a photography one, please email me.
I enjoy carrying a camera with me wherever I go. Whether it be a Cell Phone or a Point and click because you never know what you might find.
I do all of my own editing as well.. and each time I do.. I learn something new
If you have a good story line or just a quick idea for a shoot you are willing to let me roll with.. Please contact me..
References Available upon request
If you feel the need to bring an escort or friend Please read below.
1. If other models are present during the shoot (No escort permitted)
2. Paid shoots involving MUA/Stylist (No escort permitted)
3. General TF shoot, request that if you prefer to have an escort present.
4. Please limit an escort to a "Friend or professional" Not your BF or GF. That just complicates everything.
I reserve the right to terminate a photoshoot whether I am paid or not if an escort becomes a distraction.
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