Helping clients and photographers pick models for various assignments, I thought Model Mayhem would be a great place to find local talent here in the Bay Area. I've been doing both analog and digital illustration for a long time, and am constantly seeking new ways to make contacts and generate business, especially with photographers.
My creative work runs the gamut. I've worked on everything from national advertising campaigns to posters, magazine and book covers, production design, and even matte painting and special FX for feature films. I've won numerous awards for illustration and been included in the New York Society of Illustrators Annuals.
I began using Photoshop in 1994, and have a deep knowledge of the software. I bring a special 'sensibility' to my retouching because I learned how to draw and paint long before I began using Photoshop. All of my individual portfolio pieces combine anywhere from one to a dozen photographs, and/or original art to achieve the final image. I conceptualized, managed, and art directed most of these photo shoots, and in many cases worked on site with the photographer.
I'm not currently doing TFP, but I encourage you to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about rates (they're very reasonable). And, if you're a photographer seeking expert photo retouching, please get in touch.