login help join!
(31) Portfolio
Details
Experience: Some Experience
Compensation: Depends on Assignment
Genres: Acting
Art
Bodypaint
Dance
Editorial
Fashion
Fit Modeling
Fitness
Glamour
Hair/Makeup
Lifestyle
Parts Modeling
Performance Artist
Pregnancy
Runway
Spokesperson / Host
Sports
Stunt
Swimwear

Info
Last activity: Jul 09, 2014
Joined: Oct 25, 2010


Gestalt Photographs

Male
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Gestalt Photographs

Mayhem #1906285
Photographer


MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/gestaltphotographs

About me
A picture, an image capture in less than a second, put away, long forgotten, lost in time. Yet, rediscovered, communicating half a century later, is a sublime gift to me, family, and future generations. We all love seeing those rediscovered photos.  However, the photographs that intrigue me the most are those that speak without words through decades of time.  Where the subject is everpresent in a photo, an undeniable sublime beauty captured aesthetically traveling through time.  I'm in search of the perfect photograph, always aware of my own imperfections, and how the right imperfection, if captured, creates a beauty that cannot be easily replicated.

I'm focused on the techniques to creating that timeless artwork.  I try to setup a shot with as natural a setting as possible, taking advantage of the natural light, and the right lens for the picture.  While I use Photoshop to clean up a photo of things that might be a distraction, using healing brushes, masking layers, correcting white balance, etc. I don't alter the natural beauty in the subject.  Often I will cycle through a photo in bright color, to monochrome, to black and white, to see if removing color can accent the picture and draw the eye into the aesthetic.  The subject is the object, not the computer or gross modifications of the subject to create an abstract ideal.  I'm not looking to add to the picture but draw out what I see inside of the subject. It's the art that interests me, not necessarily the commerce. 

I'm currently interested in capturing diversity and stuggle with the interplay of society's changing ethics.  The early part of the century leads me to many black and white or monochrome pictures, but not exclusively.  Diversity accepted today juxtaposed with previous generations aesthetics creates an interesting tension and place.

While many focus on the technical details of photography, My goal is to understand an aesthetic that can evoke emotion and communicate for decades from now for family, friends, and others.

I hope the pictures are enjoyed as much as I enjoyed the journey of their capture, and the aid they are in refining my eye and skills.   Suggestions and comments are greatly welcomed.

Credits
Member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA)

http://www.complexd.co.uk/2011/04/magaz … -issue-06/ (pages 94-97)


Friends

Model
Eikoo

Model
Graveyardmary666

Model
StarQuality-Yerdi

Model
Stephannie Hernandez

Model
lovechildk

Model
sahiyah

Model
Keiko Cosplay

Makeup Artist
Philly MUA

Model
LIA LUGO

Makeup Artist
Melissa Luther

Model
kittypendergast

Model
A L I Y A

Gestalt Photographs has 215 friends.
Tags
Block this member
Pics

Commentsdata:comments Viewsdata:views Hidden Listdata:count_list
|
Loading Content
data:comment



main | browse | casting/travel | forums | shout box | help | advertising | contests | share | join the mayhem

more modelmayhem on: | | | edu

©2006-2014 ModelMayhem.com. All Rights Reserved.
MODEL MAYHEM is a registered trademark.
Toggle Worksafe Mode: Off | On
Terms | Privacy | Careers