Mike Jarvis-BorderlandsPhotographer Male Birmingham, Alabama, US
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/borderlands
Mayhem # 1929660
I paint faces with light. My images are many things, from wonder to whimsy. They are slices of time, pieces of fine art, glimpses of that "beautiful you" that everyone else sees, and more. I believe a great photograph should capture all of you... your body, your soul, AND your spirit.
I like to work with gentle warm light from large softboxes or windows instead of flash lighting. My philosophy is that the vision I can create with my own eyes and intuition is almost always better than the readings of my light meter.
I'm willing to work TF* as time allows with selected models, MUAs, and/or designers that are a good fit for my style and when I think I can contribute to your port or project. Please message me with your ideas or requests... I'm very approachable. Getting to know you is an important part of my process, so if getting together for coffee to discuss ideas before shooting works for you, I'm always up for that.
I'm semi-retired now, and with that comes a great deal of maturity, flexibility, and responsibility. I'm not going to ask you to do anything creepy, degrading, uncomfortable, or to pose nude (there's plenty of others on Mayhem doing that). I'm more interested in getting something that will improve your port, your confidence, and our mutual success.
I've just moved to Birmingham, Alabama, from the San Francisco East Bay in California, and and am hoping to have a studio space up and running in the area by Spring of 2012.
Thanks for listening. Hope to hear from you soon.