Photographer Male Saint Paul, Minnesota, US My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/WendigoWoods
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About Me

I've recently resumed work in drawing and painting but am now choosing to expand from the oil on canvas realm (where color and pattern are my subjects) to create art with the camera. As a newbie when it comes to shooting with models, I'm willing to shoot anything and everything with anyone to gain experience. During the week, I reside in Grand Rapids. I also maintain weekend and summer living space in St. Paul. With adequate notice and scheduling, I can work nearly anywhere in Minnesota.

Just because I'm a newbie doesn't mean I lack respect or carry myself in an unprofessional manner. Photography and the visual arts are, for me, a creative outlet that I will pursue full-time when I retire from teaching in 2016.

I'm drawn to the human form in natural settings where the model and the environment complement one another. I also am drawn to contrast the harsher elements in urban and industrial settings with the beauty of the human presence. Show me old barns, bridges, masques, faces that can tell a story, subjects that are somehow contrary to our commonly accepted norms of dress (or undress), affect, or physical presence. Even song titles in today’s pop music can inspire a set of images. Whatever the inspiration, I want to tell a story that arouses an emotional reaction in the viewer while leaving sufficient ambiguity for interpretation.

Even though I'm relatively new at making art with the camera, I am capable of "visioning" the types of images I want to produce. Now the challenge is manipulating the reality of light that, as a painter, I could do in my imagination. The challenge now is gaining experience and continuing to learn how to make my visions become reality.



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