SGO PhotoWorks

Photographer Male Rockville, Maryland, US
My MM URL: PhotoWorks
Mayhem # 1751331

About Me

I am a Washington, DC area professional who, after quite an extended hiatus, has decided to get back into the business. I ran a successful studio for over 20 years and  have been published numerous times locally, nationally and internationally. 

I had the good fortune of learning my craft from working with the late J. Frederick Smith in New York.  His influence is still seen today in the glamour of both high fashion and editorial fashion photography. During my career, I was named "Best Fashion Photographer" in Washington by The Georgetowner and the "The Best Photographer in the Washington Area" by the Adams Group.  My clients ranged from local shops, to a major cosmetics company. 

On Shooting TF

I am continually updating my body of work and focused on producing stylized beauty, high fashion and editorial fashion images that will represent my work to designers, art directors, publishers, etc.  I work in studio and on location with both males and females.

If I message you offering a TF shoot...

I will provide the MUA and stylist.  I will also provide a detailed description of my concept(s) and what I am trying to accomplish prior to the shoot.  You will receive edited high resolution images for print and low resolution for web publishing.  The number of which will be based on our shooting agreement.  I do not release unedited images...ever.

If you message me requesting a TF shoot...

I am willing to do TF work if you bring me a concept that will benefit  both of us.  A call or meeting to discuss your idea/concept prior to me accepting your TF request is a must.

Please arrange for at least an MUA.  I don't shoot TF without one.  If you don't know any, contact me and I will be glad to either arrange for one or give you a referral. I can't emphasize enough the difference working with an MUA and stylist makes.

I expect you to be professional and show up for the session on time. All shoots are to be confirmed the day prior.  We all have cell phones or email, so this shouldn't be difficult.  If you do not confirm, I will assume that you aren't interested in working with me and if you don't show up without a very good reason, I will not reschedule.

Again...I do not release unedited images.


From time to time, I may have availability for testing with agency represented models.  Please contact me for my schedule.

Shooting Agreement/Release

On the day of the shoot, you will be required to sign a comprehensive model release detailing copyright ownership, image use and the number of edited images you will receive and when you will receive them.  I will provide a copy of this prior to the shoot.

On Paying Models

It's real simple...I don't pay models unless I am paid.  If I have a pro bono assignment and you are willing to work for a tear sheet...let me know.

My Rates

Rates are determined on a case by case basis. I will always provide at least an MUA for any paid work and I promise you won't be disappointed with what we will produce.

Friend Requests

Please write a comment or message me first introducing yourself before sending a Friend Request. All "drive bys" will be ignored.


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Credit Notes

LaMaur Cosmetics
All Conde Nast Publications (Vogue, Glamour Mademoiselle)
Washingtonian Magazine
The Georgetowner
Washington Goodlife
Greycliff Publishing
Mouratidis Furs
Saks Jandel
Hect Company (Now Macy's)
Lord & Taylor
La Fleur
Up Against the Wall
Commander Salamander
PGA Tour
Footjoy Shoes
Printing Industry of America
David's Bridal
David's Hair Design
The Childe Harold
White Flint
One Central Plaza
Snowshoe Ski Resort
Holy Cross Hospital
Bootsie Collins
Clarence Clemmons
Donna Dixon
Dorothy Mays
Divina Celeste
Painted Silks
Earth Divas

To name just a few...


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