I am passionate NYC-based photographer currently in Southern California with a lot of range in terms of genres. I have a wealth of experience with varying specialties from editorial/beauty to fashion, travel/photojournalism and fine art. In addition I produce/direct/shoot digital short films. I shoot with Canon DSLRs in studio and on location with Canon and Zeiss prime lenses and have experience with Hasselblad and PhaseOne MF as well. My partner is a PhaseOne Certified Pro. I use Elinchrom and Broncolor strobes in studio with a multitude of modifiers and Lowel hot lights for video. I shoot for agencies and private clients. Please message me for rates and include a detailed description of your desired concept.
I think it's critically important to make sure the visions of the model and photographer align to put forth superior, compelling work. For that reason alone, I usually won't shoot on short notice unless it's with someone I've shot before and never without a vision and plan specific to the model and other talent, regardless of the compensation. I will not commit to resources and a shoot date with a model I haven't met personally, so please be accurate with height, hair, etc. - let's not waste time saying you're 5'9" when you're 5'6.5", etc. I rarely (as in once per year) do TFP tests unless it's something really interesting and the timing happens to allow it.
I'm methodical - borderline obsessive with lighting - but very thorough. I'm told I put talent at ease, make them feel very much part of the creative process and am very good to work with. My goal is to make compelling art, tell a story, make the talent and myself feel rewarded and for everyone to grow creatively from the project.
My site is above or here http://www.perfectsavage.com and check out my tumblr page for more travel shoots and inspirational content at http://perfectsavage.tumblr.com. Stop by our FaceBook page at http://www.facebook.com/perfectsavage .
Please send me a message indicating your interest, not just a friend request, I delete them if I haven't received a message indicating specific interest - sorry.