Paul Gerard SmithPhotographer Male Marlborough, Massachusetts, US
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/PaulGerardSmith
Mayhem # 200192
I am a professionally trained portrait artist. I have studied at the N.E. Institute of Professional Photography and have earned more than enough merits for my Masters Degree through PPA. I earned Photographer of the Year honor by PPA in 2004.
My raison d'etre is to produce art. I was bitten very hard by the "Shutterbug" in 1993 and have been devoted to various forms of photography since then.
I am willing to do selective TFCD with up and coming models. I'd also be very happy to work with young models who need a professional looking portfolio. I can assist with posing and wardrobe selection.
I have recently joined SOPHA in Manchester, NH and am hoping to do a couple of shoots a month there.
A must see posing tutorial for newbies: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=784579818253835
I am willing to do most communications via e-mail, but must insist on having a phone number in the event I need to get ahold of you last minute. I also require a phone call from models confirming the session prior to shooting.
I fully understand and appreciate that a photo session is a collaboration between photographer and model and I encourage you to come fully prepared to add your touch and style to the session. Although I show a lot of artistic nude images in my portfolio, I am equally adept at producing classic head shots as well as fashion related images. No model will ever be asked or pressured into doing anything outside of her comfort level. As model, you set the limits and parameters of all shoots.
While I do allow and actually encourage that you bring an escort or friend, they will not be allowed to be in the studio during the shoot. The changing room/den is adjacent to the studio where your friend may enjoy themself watching television or just hanging out. I do have a wireless network so they may access the internet while we shoot.
When I hire a model, the clock starts when we begin to shoot unless otherwise discussed beforehand. All art that is produced is for my personal portfolio. I am not engaged in any commercial enterprises with regards to this work.
Please note that when I offer image files for portfolio usage, these will be web sized digital files.
Please, no drive by friend requests. If you'd like to be my buddy, I'd appreciate a TAG, a pic comment or other signs of love. Thanks!!
Testimonial from Tiffany Flynn MM #2189586:
Awww OMG OMG thank you soo much love these!! I absolutely adore these, you're amazing!! : ) we make a great team.CANT WAIT TO SEE THEM ALL!!!!!!!!! lol And I cant wait to do different ideas and positions, you were really great with instructing exactly what it was you were looking for and i must say you were by far the most professional but the FUNNEST by far.. I'm so glad we got to do this together, I hope we find things to enter my pics in )) Talk to you soon sweety.
KeithDewey3 wrote http://www.modelmayhem.com/1496407:
"You have an amazing talent and ability to see shapes and form! You have taken many shots that seem simple on the surface but are amazingly complex when dissected into the parts. I love your vision. Your work makes me want to try to be better than I am. Thank you."
From Ana Ivanova MM2169531:
The images are stunning. I am in love with them.
"The model is phenomenally beautiful and your attention to detail with wardrobe makeup and accessories paid off to produce this super sensuous serene and unpretentious image." http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 8#25773808
You made me look AMAZING!!! Love these--- WOW!!!! Thank you so much, Charlie K http://www.modelmayhem.com/2107598
From Brenda Keymen: If you ever want to shoot again, don't be afraid to give me a shout. I loved working with you and your photos are spectacular!
From Ivy Lannon: Thank you so much for the gorgeous pictures! I absolutely LOVE them! You were a blast to work with, thank you again!
From Chloe Lynn: Hey Paul!!
I had so much fun today!! I can't wait for our next shoot!! My boyfriend and I felt completely comfortable shooting with you! smile
Chloe Lynn: http://www.modelmayhem.com/3008315
From Kitty Cresta: These look great. I'll definitely use them in my portfolio and give you credit. www.modelmayhem.com/2932378
From Midnight Starr : I do love how the artistic work has turned out. Thank you so much! I love it all! Oh my thank you thank you!! These are beautiful! ^_^
From Alyssa Gabrielle: Thank you these images are beautiful. It was such a pleasure working with you! Thank you very very much!!!!!!!!!!!
From Reilly: Hello Paul,
Thank you so much for a great shoot! I'm so pleased with those images and will definitely use a few in my port and give you credit. I cannot wait to work with you again!! http://www.modelmayhem.com/2849160
From Svetozara: These are amazing! Thank you so much!! I am absolutely in love with the infrared one!! So awesome! It was awesome shooting with you! http://www.modelmayhem.com/3287884
I have had 6 prints selected into the PPA Loan Collection....the highest honor one's work can receive. I have won many local and camera club competitions over the years with portraits, landscape and nature images.
I am currently the Director of the Executive Board and past President of the Gateway Camera Club in Framingham, MA and am responsible for finding talent for portrait shoots that we do during the year.