My name is Todd Anderson and I've been professionally involved in advertising on the design / art direction end for more than ten years. I've always practiced / studied photography passionately on the side, and have recently picked it up again to get serious about it. The portfolio shown here are a few of the recent images I've created in the last twelve months or so, and I've come to model mayhem to find some more collaborators in terms of subjects / models.
**(NOTE: I'm definitely open for TF** with individuals that are in line with the direction I want my portfolio to go. Just please be patient as I can have a busy schedule at times. But if I accept your friend request, or submit a friend request, then it is likely I like your work and would be up for a possible future collaboration. Thanks! — Todd. )**
I'm originally from Southern California, but it is safe to say I have some European influence in my sensibilities. Los Angeles / Orange County are my closest markets, but I am open to travel if the collaboration seems like a good fit. Feel free to ask if I may be in the area.
I should also mention that ninety percent of the images in my portfolio have been created with analog film cameras. I have plenty of digital cameras to work into the mix when need be, but I am after a more poetic / painterly quality in my images at this time and find the journey a little more rewarding working with analog. Also, I am still a firm believer that for portraiture, and much fashion / beauty work, film is still the more appropriate medium. Beyond the softer texture, and before mentioned painterly qualities, skin tones just seem to fall into place when you need them to, as well.
Lastly, feel free to contact me if you would like the e-mail addresses of a few of the other subjects / models in my portfolio. I would be glad to share them with you if you need them as a reference while I'm building my presence in the MM community. Regardless, expect me to be very reliable, professional, respectful, a perfectionist and easy to get along with.
Looking forward to expanding my portfolio and pushing myself creatively by collaborating with some other like minded individuals.
p.s: I also have studied cinematography / film, and eventually I will be working on some motion projects in the near future.
I'm the male figure in all the images below (I suppose this is fair on some level). They are self-portraits I did about three-years ago with a cheap digital camera. The two female black and white figures hidden within are shot with a film camera -- as is everything else in my current portfolio. But those two images are noteworthy for being a few of my first images (an old friend), and perhaps when I found the passion for taking such images. That passion being, trying to find 'truth' in an image, I suppose. My favorite personal images tend to feel naturalistic not only in technical terms (lighting, etc), but in expressions that seem to show some sort of honesty in character, be that posture, pose or expression. I guess in many ways, that is what all this trouble of scanning film negatives for hours is for — to have just captured just one or two of those moments, perhaps. Or at the very least, something humanistic or personable on either side of the lens. Additionally, you also have the only digital images and the only male images (coincidentally of myself) all on display here. Admittedly, I hate being in "front" of a camera by a long margin and will call these embarrassing on a few levels, but I will stand behind the graphical quality of their design and share with you my adoration for juxtaposing images. As you can be sure if we shoot together, I will be thinking about how to translate the images into design, as well. As for the secondary purpose of the images, .... "glad to meet you."
... and I do very much own a laugh and a smile when working. But neither of these qualities are on display here. And neither would they be for free on a place like the internet. We'll have to meet and work in person for all that. Until then, enjoy my serious side at no charge to you.