*** Please check out my homepage (click the link above). The work here on MM is such a small representation of what I do. If you want to know me, visit my website PendolinoPhotography.com, and if you have Facebook, you'll see that I update my page even more often than my website. Check out www.facebook.com/PendolinoPhotography ***
If you are a model just starting out, you should seriously consider booking with me to get your portfolio started in the right direction.
There are so many girls on this website that have the looks to become a model but their portfolios really need work if they are serious about a career.
Over and over I see the same facial expressions and unnatural poses that someone thinks is attractive or cutting edge and it really just looks bad. I can help you get good looking, professional photos that aren't contrived and at the same time aren't cookie-cutter either.
Although I haven't done as much with my MM Portfolio as I would have liked, my career as a photographer has exploded in the short time since I first started on MM.
I now have photo credits for important events at some area colleges. My photos have made it to The Plain Dealer's website. Some of my clients have moved on to incredibly successful modeling/acting careers. I've photographed well known politicians.
Yes, my camera has opened some doors for me that I'm sure would have been closed otherwise.
Regarding TFP.... Well I've almost entirely stopped those for now :(
Unless there's something spectacular about our shoot (like you're giving me access to some really cool place I'd otherwise not have access to, or it's a genre of photography I've not yet done, something like that..) I am only taking paid work for now.
My roots are still in artistic photography of objects, cityscapes, nature, and some very creative abstracts. I am hoping to bring more of that to my portraits to take them up a notch.
I started out on here as TFP/CD only. I learned a lot about the different styles of photography, but sadly I learned more about the challenges of working with young models and to always have a backup model for anything important. I've also learned that just because a girl is drop-dead gorgeous that she won't necessarily make a good model.
You can message me on here but I really prefer you email me directly (those 502 errors really irk me when I'm trying to read a message)
**Here are a few links for my photos in various places online:
http://www.examiner.com/performing-arts-in-cleveland/actor-profile-series-faith-jolie-lemasters (both photos of the young actress on the left)
http://www.oberlin.edu/alummag/summer-fall2010/ats.html (second photo on the left)