ChrisJohnsonPhotographyPhotographer Male Oakland, California, US
My Website: InstagramMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/ardphotography
Mayhem # 2213320
"Professional, Respectable, Driven and very down to earth with a good sense of humor. I've been shooting seriously for a little over years now and looking to keep it going for many more, if god willing. I love photography and I am looking to work with experienced models and some new to modeling looking to start a portfolio. Having fun when I shoot is key when I shoot, you know... talk, joke a little bit, keeping the vibes positive and fun but at the same time taking what I do serious. As I want to create the best images possible for you. Having good chemistry with my subject makes things a little easier and for better photos, IMO. Fashion/editorial/glamour style photography is pretty much what I'm looking to shoot and use the art we create for my portfolio since I do seek employment or contract work in those genres of photography. I would really like to be contracted with a high-end magazine company, really pushing towards becoming a published photographer, which is one of my goals. So I would also like to use some of the images for magazine submissions too, with permission of course. I do have model release forms. One of the models I've worked with was published in Ms Bombshell Magazine Summer Issue #6 by the name Jenny Jean. So I was pretty stoked about that, gotta start some where right???. "
"Married with kids, so I'm not looking for anything but to create some awesome/amazing photos. I've had models tell me stories of some encounters with male photographers and I was pretty shocked. I can see why female models don't want to work with men photog. I totally understand it though... yeah so recently (mar2014) I left the 9-5 world to pursue a career for my passion. I do professional headshots, I photograph events, and provide photo booth services from time to time so I do not have money like that to pay models a lot, due to my recent leap of faith . I do however like to offer/give compensation for travel expenses. A lot of times if I have provided clothing for a shoot I let the model keep the clothes if they like and it is always nice and NEW, never used. I'll pay if its a reasonable rate or if we can negotiate something. "
CURRENT STATE OF MIND:
"I am a big fan of fine art nude photography and looking to do more since my last nude shoot, which I really loved and had fun while shooting. I am currently subscribed to VOLO Magazine which I believe is one the best nude photography magazine co. and would really like to submit some of the work from doing fine art nude to VOLO. I'm like really determined. I currently have a few ideas for some nude photography. I live in the bay area Oakland/Skyline hills and I would like to do one of the shoots in the trails, which is awesome place to shoot with a lot of trees. There are so many places in these hills along trails to shoot. To get an idea I've a few images from shoots there which were just a couple of spots out of many. I would like it to take place early in the morning like right at sunrise so we can get some good light and catch some nice fog/mist in the shots. I will also provide some clothing(jacket) and boots for as you would not be totally nude at all times of the shoot. The jacket and boots will be given to you as some compensation (its not cheap either). So I am really looking for a female that has some experience and is really serious/reliable since we would have to shoot in the Oakland Hills early morning."
I'm open to work with everyone...MUA's, stylists, designers, other photographers and of courses models of all ages, sizes, shapes and colors... and gender. I'm still learning a lot and I get inspired by a lot work I see on here. So let's collaborate and inspire each other to keep creating the art we do. I'm open to ideas and I have some ideas in mind, some concepts and themes."
"I'm always down to shoot trade. If you have to travel from outside of Oakland I'm willing to compensate travel expenses. For trade, I will send you a link with photos taken via email. You pick those that you like and I will edit them (basic editing NO RETOUCHING) and send you a separate link to the edited photos. I do have advance retouching skills using photoshop. I do not use shortcut techniques such as just blurring the skin. With that being said if you would like to have any image retouched there would be a charge as for that takes a good amount of time and attention. Ask about price if interested."
"I have a studio located in my home, which is located in the Seqouyah Hills in Oakland. Its not a big fancy studio but its good space to use. Eventually I will get a separate space from my home to shoot in, but in the mean time you have to start from somewhere. Again...I am not here to date anyone. I'm here to work professionally, gain more experience and also help others. I treat everyone I work with, with the utmost respect and I expect the same in return."
WHAT I BELIEVE:
"A photograph that expresses emotions, feelings or some form of art should be shared with world...if not, they're like lost souls." - Chris Johnson
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