If you have received a "Friend Request" I am interested in working with you. Once I receive your "friend" reply, I will be forwarding a photo shoot inquiry. The timing of the initial contact letter will depend on my current work schedule. I will inform you of my interest to discuss a photo shoot with you. The letter will normally include the location indicated in your Model Mayhem portfolio.
I review each portfolio prior to submitting, or responding to, a "Friend Request."
I am a freelance photographer who likes to shoot models using beauty of nature as the background. The models and/or actors I work with frequently comment that they like the natural appearance of my images. Because I do not have a studio and travel to sites, I am not opposed to the use of escorts.
I am open to most ideas, excluding sacrilegious and sexually explicit images. Based on the nature of the photo shoot, I may rent a local studio for the duration of the session. I listen to each model regarding the substance of the images that they want to display in their portfolios.
Unless noted otherwise, I have conducted any retouch and/or edit of the images contained in this portfolio. There have been no other manipulations of the photographs.
UNDER AGE OF 18
Minors (under the age of 18) will always need to have parental involvement to work with me. For the safety of all underage models, I will need to receive approval from their parent or guardian prior to any photo shoot. All photography, involving a minor, will be conservative in it's scope. I have passed an extensive FBI background investigation and have been approved to work projects within a local school district. The avatar for this portfolio is an example. The image has not been retouched. The photograph was taken at a high school authorized ROTC military formal ball.
EXPENSE and PAYMENT:
Currently I work TFP/CD. All of my photographs are natural and can be easily edited by any photo shop software. At this time, the purpose of any image that I use is intended for display in my personal portfolio. The model and MUA will receive a letter indicating that he/she is permitted to reproduce, edit, manipulate, and/or sell the images.
For the benefit of the models and MUAs that I work with, all photo shoots I conduct will be retouched prior to the uploading into my portfolio. I will maintain all photo shoots in an untouched state on the Photo Bucket web-site.
I would also like to assist models and MUAs who are trying to build their own portfolios. Currently I use digital as my primary media type. I use three lenses and can capture both headshots and/or portraits and full standing images. While on a photo shoot I bring film cameras in reserve. The majority of my photo shoots last two hours in duration. However based on the location, nature and the model's time constraints the photo shoot may last 1/2 of an hour to five hours. Most of my sessions are available for viewing by 10:00 p.m. the same evening on the Photo Bucket web-site.
Occasionally, I will be willing to pay a reasonable rate to an experienced model and/or MUA, (with a strong portfolio). I will contact them directly.
I visit and explore new shooting locations on a consistent basis. On separate occasions, models Sarra Hansen and Breana Gabriel accompanied me on photo shoots to the Maritime Museum located in the San Diego Bay. I have used Torrey Pines State Park, located in La Jolla, CA, several times for background. Model Princess Tierra used rock formations on Route 66 in Apple Valley as a backdrop. Alivia Campbell was photographed at Historic Perris Lake and Park. The beaches in Santa Monica, Huntington, Newport and Oceanside have been visited, at least once, by a model and me for a photo shoot. Patrick Reid, Wyldcat, and Everett Savoy were photographed on the grounds of Cal Tech and the University of California at Northridge. Finally, although I do not list the exact location, model residences have also been used on multiple occasions as a photo site.
Regarding the models, I have not worked with any that I would not work with again. All the models and MUAs listed in my portfolio have been extremely pleasant and easy to work with, including their escorts. I enjoyed working with each of them.
Based on the large number of actors and models I work with, short descriptions will be limited to recent, active and/or worthy of special mention. I credit all images. If you are interested in information regarding the actor/model please follow the link to their personal portfolio.
A special thanks to Payton Trix, Danielle McVicker, Autumn Becerra, DanniBambi, Everett Savoy, Karri Lauritzen and Wyldcat for their energy and creativity; my respect and best wishes to Alli D who is currently battling cancer; Danielle McMillian for her impressive graduation from Stanford University; to Hallie Hoefer who is attempting to reach the next selection stage for "America's Next Top Model." I hope to see Brittney M. (New Jersey), Haley White (North Carolina), and Alivia Campbell (Florida), visit California again. Breana Gabriel, at 5'2", is one of the most talented models I have seen. Finally, ALWAYS MY BEST, to all the other models and MUAs who took time out of their day to permit me the opportunity to photograph and work with them.
The couples in my portfolio are: Karri and Dutch; Wyldcat and Patrick; Candy and Ty; Dayna and Russell; Lacy and Eric; Ly and boyfriend (visiting from Estonia); and Chanel Lynn with boyfriend and Baby.
Yes, that is me "The Photographer". The picture was taken recently at the Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma outside San Diego, California.
I am 58 years old and have been married for 25 years. I drink very little alcohol and I do not use illicit drugs. Please respect my feelings on this matter during the time we are together on the photo shoot. This includes your escort(s). I will not shoot nudes unless I have previously worked with the model and he and/or she requires a personal need for the photographs.
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