My name is Clifford Jackman and please visit my site at http://www.cliffordjackman.com, fashion designer. I am a trained clothing designer and artist who holds degrees in Menswear Design (AAS) from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and a Painting Degree (BFA) from Massachusetts College of Art (Mass Art).
I never had the desire to do a clothing line as I joined the military and then got into real estate development, but I did last year and it was a lot of fun! The furniture in the shoots I'm designing and making also. It's a cheaper and safer bet as opposed to real estate development... I hope you folks at MM enjoy my work and please contact me if you'd like to work together.
*** - I'm also very interested in collaborating and designing outfits with models (male or female) for themselves and a photo shoot. The model's "good side" is always brought out by designers and photographers; models, make-up, and stylists usually don't have that vision.
I'm doing this because the model makes the clothes/photo; the clothes/photo do not make the model. Unfortunately on this site lame photographers (mostly male and/or guys with cameras (GWC) and some females) line you models up in derelict and graffiti strewn shit holes, throw you in bathtubs with flower pedals, tie you up in bondage with blood dripping from your mouth, and then lead you onto the railroad tracks to wander around and call it fine art or fashion photography when it's really just dated soft-porn. All of these photos are boring and petty plagiarism and everyone's portfolio, and the industry as a whole suffers because of it.
I have more fun looking at original model's, designer's, and photographer's work in third world area's like Alabama, Eastern Europe, Arkansaw, South America, or Ohio rather than looking at the the lame portfolios of NY and LA, or anyone else who emulates NY and LA.
A model and I can split the cost of fabric and construction of your outfit, we do a photo shoot and I get good photos of my designed clothes and you the model gets photos of the shoot plus a custom fit outfit DESIGNED and FITTED to YOUR BODY and YOUR PERSONAL FEATURES!
Hopefully this sounds like a win-win to you models so please email me to discuss further. We can start moving fashion photography, fashion, and society out of the rut it seems to be in for the last 30 years.