Beauty in all its forms has been my passion since early years. I studied fine arts in Europe, and have close to 40 years' experience in photography.
I do many types of photography and my work often takes me to amazing, exotic, remote locations. But while back in Victoria - my home city - I am happy to offer personal art photography services to interested parties. I also offer professional services to magazines and other media.
If you are a model or to-be-model looking for photos for yourself but can't pay for a photographer - we may do TFP or TFCD exchange without fees (depending on style required).
I do portraits, street action, nude art, lingerie, erotica, glamour and other similar styles. I also do portraits and performance photos of musicians. Having university education as a classical violinist and years of career as a jazz musician - I know by heart musicians' movements and expression when performing - which helps big time with catching that right moment.
On top of these I also do lots of architecture and landscape photography on locations for the most discriminate clients. Clients and locations already in my portfolio include Jade Mountain (St Lucia), Cap Maison (St Lucia), acclaimed architect Lane Pettigrew (LPA Inc, Florida, USA), Jalousie - Sugar Beach (St Lucia), Fort Young Hotel (Dominica), Le Sport Resort and Spa (St Lucia), Portal del Angel (Honduras), La Source, Mt Hartman Bay Estate, Azzurra (Grenada), The Crane, Maddox House, Cove Spring House, and Fustic House in Barbados, Grand Lido Braco, Hedonism II, Couples Sans Succi, Sunset at the Palms in Jamaica, Diamond Gardens, Bay Gardens, Montreal Gardens, Hunte's Gardens in West Indies, DahDah Palace in Syria, Sotheby's International (UK), Sotheby's International (Canada) and many more. I also created a series of 3D holographic animated images for Royal Holographic Art Gallery.
Quite a lot in my intro? Yes. I keep busy and don't like being idle. Photography is more than job to me - it is my passion.
I offer my photography services as well as specialized stock images for upscale magazines and publications, advertising agencies and private clients.
Always looking for interesting assignment photo work on a contract or freelance basis.
1) Please don't be a one look poser and I promise I won't be a one trick photographer. (If you have only one expression and you explored it with other photographers, why repeat the same story?)
2) If you break an appointment without notifying me, don't bother trying to come back later. Life's too short for sloppiness.
3) I DO NOT INVITE THE MODEL'S FRIENDS, RELATIVES, MOTHERS, MANAGERS, BODYGUARDS, ESCORTS, BOYFRIENDS, GIRLFRIENDS, OR ANYBODY ELSE OF A PERSONAL NATURE TO BE PRESENT DURING THE SESSION, AS I FIND IT DISTRACTING TO BOTH ME AND TO THE MODEL, AND NEITHER OF US CAN PRODUCE OUR BEST WORK. If you don't trust me - don't work with me please.
5) If you want to send friend request - thank you. But please first write a line, say what's on your mind, introduce yourself. Fake friends are no friends, like always in life.
Contact me by email for more details or to book, and visit my site, please.
Thank you for your interest!
derek at ozonezonebooks.com
If you wanted/planned to shoot with me - please note: Because I am getting overly busy, backlogged, and my time is shrinking - I am limiting my Time For Print/Picture sessions to the ones I choose on very selective basis. If you want to shoot with me, please contact me ASAP with your idea or expectations, and we will see what can be done (but no promises, hope you understand). Still - don't be intimidated, you won't know until you ask. You may be just that model i wanted to meet :-)
If not - paid sessions for a modest fee are surely available as always. When asking for one, please mention MM for a better quote. Thank you for your understanding.
22 August 2013
7 Sept. 2011, 26 Sept. 2011, 13 Dec. 2011, 3 January 2012, 12 April 2012, April 16 2012, 24 May 2012, 2 June 2012, 23 May 2013, 21 August 2013.
January 01 2012, January 27 2012
April 03 2012
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE WEEK
and May 27 2013
20 August 2013, 26 August 2013
Concept Shot Of The Day - Winner 23 august 2013.
Photographer Of The Day - 27 August 2013.
Concept Shot of the Day - 22 Feb. 2014 (Musical Instrument)
22 Feb. 2014
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#2790840 Crystal Weiss - sparkly and brilliant
#2798837 ShannonAce - going extra mile, a pro model
#2430239 Joy Divided - pleasure to work with
#2920603 Serafina 007 - hard working and devoted
#1301938 Tara Fergusson - sheer brilliance
#2228399 Karissa T - one of my top favourites
#1803868 Sophia B - fantastic and unique
#3117795 Azalea Jones - great potential, hard worker
#1454113 Xevv - fantastic model, pleasure to work with
#2913048 Stephanie Kingston - a wonderful person, a wonderful model.
#2798837 Shannon Ace - a classy lady, nice to work with.
#2181182 Xarra Liaera - professional and beautiful.
#2945931 Kristin Urbanheart - body painter.
#2593912 Walking Dreamer - goes extra mile when needed, great model - also a photographer.
#1302606 Chrisscreama - fantastic acting skills, poetic soul.
#437105 Kyrstie Kayla-Rose - a refreshing experience.
#1521827 Daniel Corbett - much more than just a model!
#901759 Brandy Sapala - professional, prompt (!) and quite amazing to work with.
#2561647 Musique - one tough, creative model - up for any challenge.
#1668725 Robyn Chari - beautiful and professional - real artist's muse.
#273717 Rowen Bellamy - amazing, versatile and great acting model.
#1626011 Camilla Dobbie - great experience in a different category. You have to try it to understand :-)
#2134896 Kasha Chang - Yes! Simply breath-taking!
#1882019 Night Sprite - a walking inspiration...
#1755108 Carmen Zhou - broken porcelain doll with a vibrant soul.
#370816 Misty Anna - thank you!
#1150873 Michael Ward - professional artists' model and a mighty knight
#1819114 Lady Kimberly Rose - real professional with real flair :-)
#1828713 Deva (Quite something, I tell you!)
#1371296 MUA Alecia Repp (great vision, skills, and sharp eye)
#2112920 model, Jesse Nordwall (brilliant!!!)
#2194725 model, Nikki London (dazzling colours!)
#109622 model, Eden Celeste (talented and edgy)
#1094642 model, Brenda Bones (fine model and fun to work with)
#1632964 model, Koko Kitty - (with flair and talent, love working with her!) - many times...
#1790304 MUA and a fine model Aleta Eliasen (really talented and creative. Yes, i really mean it!) many times...
#1466851 Hair Stylist - HairByArlana (very professional, highly recommended) - many times...
#1134420 Model Brett Ashleyy
#1998267 Model Devlin Konstantinova. Has looks of young Isabelle Adjani - a photographer's dream.
Over the years, I won photography awards and exhibited my works in Europe and Canada.
Most recent awards and exhibitions:
Canadian annual CAPA 2011 - Honorary Award.
March 2011 - Award at IGPOTY International Photo Competition (by Royal Botanic Gardens, KEW Gardens, GALPA, in UK.)
April 2011 - Award at "Monochrome" International Photo Competition (by Royal Botanic Gardens, KEW Gardens, GALPA, in UK.)
June 2011 - Award at "New Mornings" International Photo Competition (by Royal Botanic Gardens, KEW Gardens, GALPA, in UK.)
February 2012 - "Textures" at IGPOTY International Photo Competition (by Royal Botanic Gardens, KEW Gardens, GALPA, in UK.)
Southampton International Photo Competition and Exhibition 2012 (UK)
66th Bristol International Photo Salon 2012 (UK)
Bronze award at epson International Photo Panorama Competition 2012
Welsh International Photo Salon 2012 - two "Highly Commended" awards
Oxford International Photo Salon 2012 (UK)
Southampton International Photo Salon 2013
Bristol International Photo Salon 2013
2nd place at IGPOTY 2013 (UK)
GOLD MEDAL at TRIERENBERG SUPER CIRCUIT 2013, Austria.
MEDAL at London International Salon of Photography 2013, UK.
Gold Medali FIAP at 151st Edinburgh International Exhibition of Pictorial Photography 2013 (in UK).
My published Photography Coffee-Table Books:
Tropical Homes of the Eastern Caribbean (Received Benjamin Franklin Award 2010)
Exotic Gardens of the Eastern Caribbean (Received Silver Award at Nautilus 2011, and also Book Of The Year 2010 - finalist)
Caribbean Highlights - Barbados (limited edition wall calendar 2011)
The Caribbean Architect - in publishing now
Tile Tales photo published in limited edition book No Words, by Scandinavian gallery 1X. Book shows world's select fine art photographs. Oct. 2012.
My photographs were published in many magazines, such as:
Petite Alternative, august 2011
Debbie Travis - Caribbean Charm, April 18 2010
Luxury Home Quarterly – Summer 2010 (main feature - 26 pages)
Building Savvy magazine vol.2 2010
ZING magazine (in-flight Liat airlines) vol.8 Summer 2010
Good Life Connoisseur magazine (Heat Wave feature) Summer 2010
Trellis – Toronto Botanical Garden mag. Winter 2011, vol.38, nr 1
ZING magazine (in-flight Liat airlines) vol.10 Jan-March 2011,
Real Life magazine, March 2011
Luxury Home Quarterly – Spring 2011
Pin-Up Magazine (New York) - April 2011
Real Life magazine, August 2011
Caribbean Property Investor summer 2011 (in-flight mag for business class Virgin Airlines)
Canadian Camera magazine- December 2011 (Sinister Kabuki series)
Vogue - Feb. 2012
Travel + Leisure 2012
Real Life Caribbean magazine - July 2012
Real Life magazine2013 - a feature about myself.
Canadian Art Photographers Association (CAPA)
Royal Photographic Society (UK and Canadian Chapter) ARPS
My art prints are available on line at http://photogalleryvibrante.com