Mike OlivellaPhotographer Male Tallahassee, Florida, US
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/baselineshots BaselineShots Photography
Mayhem # 1922854
About MeI am a photographer for the Florida State University Athletics Department, a Featured Staff Photographer for Unconquered Magazine, a Staff Photographer for the Seminole Boosters, and a stringer for the Associated Press (AP). My images are published worldwide in print, internet media, and televised broadcasts. Many have won photo contests and/or have been exhibited in galleries and shows.
I opened a photography studio so I could explore the creative world of fashion and beauty photography. I have an extensive arsenal of lighting, backdrops, light modifiers, props and accessories and have many creative ideas as to how to use lighting to create the kind of mood that makes images special. My goal as a photographer is to create the most stunning images that can be conceived in collaboration with my subjects without resorting to anything approaching nudity. I prefer to leave the viewer of an image with a desire to use imagination to finalize the effect I'm creating. It's a lot more challenging to get a "WOW" from an image that does not rely on nudity and that's what I strive to create.
I take great pride in the knowledge that most of the models who have come through my studio for portfolio work have been subsequently signed by modeling agencies in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Jacksonville. Many aspiring models have portfolios that lack the kinds of images that agencies look for and apparently my concepts have filled those voids for my clients.
I'm not one of those guys you've probably already met (or will meet) who think photography is their ticket to score with hot babes because they're too pathetic or insecure to meet women otherwise. My only motivation is to make you look as beautiful and stunning as I possibly can. Rest assured that no matter what, you and I will be friends but with no benefits other than great pics.
There are two things I enjoy the most when it comes to studio photography - 1) enhancing the natural beauty of a subject through artistic lighting; and 2) identifying themes, acquiring the outfits/costumes, wigs, props, furniture, etc., and then putting it all together in images.
Aside from technical photographic skills, an element I bring to the table is my skill with Photoshop. I have extensive experience with processing, layering and manipulating images. I am a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, have published articles for Photoshop User Magazine, and have had my images on the cover of the magazine. Coupled with my imagination, my Photoshop skills allow me to create what many others can't.
I have a limited selection of images as part of my MM profile and space does not permit me to air it all out, so to speak. visit my web site portfolio @ http://baselineshots.com/beauty-fashion-in-color/ and http://baselineshots.com/black-white-in-the-studio/ to see more of my work. I also regularly post images on Google+ (Mike Olivella) and on Facebook (Miguel Antonio Olivella Jr.
THE FINE PRINT
Please treat any shoot we schedule with professionalism. My time is as valuable to me as yours is to you. If we schedule a shoot, please don't call me the day before to cancel the shoot, don't show up late, or worse yet, don't be a complete no-show.
Before any first-time shoot, it is necessary that we spend an hour or so together bouncing ideas around and just getting to know each other. This also gives me a chance to see what you look like in person as opposed to relying on your portfolio pics. This process allows us to not only generate concepts for the shoot and plan out what we will be using, it serves to create a level of comfort with each other that minimizes the initial awkwardness that is inherent to two strangers spending time, one on one, in the studio. If you want to bring someone along for our meeting or to a shoot, that's fine. I want you to be totally at ease.
I will consider doing TF shoots if the ideas or your look will compliment our portfolios.
Thanks for taking the time to find me. I look forward to working with you.