photo212grapherPhotographer Male Saint Louis, Missouri, US
My Website: Facebook: Photography by EricMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/photo212grapher
Mayhem # 1736525
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) said, "The finest clothing made is a person's own skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this." Meet society halfway.
35+ years in photography. I'm a serious amateur wanting to produce the best I can. I love to collaborate to bring your ideas to life. I refuse to specialize in one area, as Lazarus Long (by Robert A. Heinlein) said, "Specialization is for insects." My background is wildlife photography, and I love to shoot on location outdoors; however, if the shoot requires it, I can arrange a studio.
I love to collaborate with talented and artistic people. Models are not mannequins to dress and pose. They process artistic souls as well. Let's capture the vision. The collaboration extends beyond the shoot itself. I will make proofs available of all the shots (less my mistakes) for you to see and review. While I will select the one(s) I like best, I will also edit a few you prefer. We all see something different in the images. I love a great smile, but you may have too many smiling shots in your portfolio. No worries, as I will happily edit and include the images you find appealing. I am not a photoshop wizard, but far from being a complete hack, too. If you are still not satisfied after my second try, I have no trouble providing you the high res image for you to edit or for you to find your own retoucher. If anyone edits one of my images, I only insist you give them proper credit.
If you wish to contact me about a reference for a model in my portfolio, I can provide my experience, not what you might get. Life situations change rather quickly. A model I had difficulties with, you might never have a problem. It was just that day for me. Likewise, a model who has always been on time for me, might really have car problem on the day of your shoot. Also, I will not provide the model's personal contact information - please use the Private Message here, or look for her on Facebook. I provide their MM profile links in my portfolio here, as it was when I shot them. If they closed their MM account, sorry, I assume it was for their own reasons not to be contacted.
Saint Louis Artists Guild
House of Style
StL Fashion Network (Studio31Four)
Southern Vixens Magazine
House of Style Magazine
Midwest Living Magazine
National Great Rivers Museum (solo exhibition)
Alton Visitors Guide
Grafton Visitors Center (solo exhibition)
Saint Louis County Library (solo exhibition)
Saint Louis Artists Guild
feel free to contact any model in my portfolio as a reference. Links provided when available through MM
Recently, I've been assisting Ron Barlow MM#19387