Chris Rifkin

Photographer Male Tampa, Florida, US
Riverview, Florida, US
Mayhem # 223024

About Me

Please read entire bio before contacting me,you will be quized

in the works
Sept 3rd Tog of the Day,Sept 27th PoTD

Aug 4th POTD

Hi there,my name is Chris,and I like to photograph models in water in various ways
Its fun
I especially love shooting at sunset,and use the sunset and water as more of a natural canvas to shoot models in almost a dreamlike atmosphere

Headshots in the water are fun as well,especially also at sunset
I go on trips and take models to find unique and different spots to shoot in water
Or just a plain ol pool can be just as interesting

I also shoot swimwear,because I live in Fla,and that is what we do down here

and when the weather starts to chill,or just as a change of pace,this is always fun to shoot

of course I like taking pictures of other things,as a registered skywarn spotter,my first love when it comes to photography will be severe weather related
This inspires me
I am also a lover of most things heavy metal,being a musician/guitarist/songwriter with numerous CDs and tours to my credit,its only natural that I also have fun with photgraphy at shows
My friends from Sarasota,Jon Drenning and Ben Jackson,from the band Crimson Glory
My friends in Evergrey

I also have just had a CD of mine re released on an american label(FnA record,for my Eye of the Storm project recorded back in 1995,this rare demo track recorded during these sessions was included on this,check it out

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Some other random things about me.
What you don't see me shooting;
I don't shoot nudes.If I want to see nekid girls,there are places to go for that.
I don't shoot cliche/trashy glam
Shots of models on toilets are tacky,don't know who or when this became sexy.
I'm STILL  searching for a muse.
I am a GWC,I am always eating chicken(Guy With Chicken)
I have nicer hair than most models(so I've been told)
I am an active musician in the scene,with many CD releases to my credit.
I love underground metal,prog rock/metal,trance,and electronic music.
Riverside is the best band in the world at this time
if you don't believe me,hit this link
Rush is the best band ever. is a dating site
Model Mayhem is not
I drink up to 60 oz of Coke Zero a day.
I am endorsed by Jackson guitars.

little note here on some other items that get brought up

I am escort friendly as long as he/she does not interfere,and wouldn't mind helping in certain spots.I usually have no helpers with me,especially when I am on the road,and an extra hand,especially when shooting in the water holding a flash is a great thing.Again,as long as there is no drama,no problem

I am a long haul OTR trucker as photography and/or music does not pay the bills,therefore my time is extremely limited when in my hometown of Tampa.I travel often to the Mid Atlantic/Deleware,Chicago,So Cal,and occasionally Phoenix and Dallas,and starting Feb of 2012 I will and can possibly
be available in the Toronto area as I might have a steady run from Chicago to Toronto.Due to my extremely limited home time and busy schedule,as of 2012 extremely limited TFP,which means only if I contact you or your look blows me away

This was never a problem until a up to then close friend of mine no showed on one of my trips.I now have a zero tolerence policy.I might not be a "name"in this scene,but I am very good friends with a lot of people who are,whether it be models,photogs,MUA's,ect.I am very tight with people in Fla.What I'm saying is that flaking on me would be the same as flaking on a lot of people,just bottom line,I know emergencies happen,a phone call or text before the shoot would be appreciated.If you think you might have issues in a month or so,let me know ahead of time so I can find a replacement.A no call,no bueno

I'm quite silly during shoots so be prepared to laugh


I have worked with many talented and amazing models since I joined here in 2006,as much as I would love to list every single one of them it woul dtake up most of my page,and inevitably I would forget a few.If you need any references the models I shot with in my port are credited
However,if anyone needs to see their name on my port ,sign here x__________________________

Jason Becker-640834
Jessica Covalla 710711
War Paint 573927


Amazing images of friends I have shot   2 pics
Amazing models on Model Mayhem   10 pics
Chicago Area Models on my radar   0 pics
Close enough to Houston when I'm in the area   1 pics
Dallas area models i would love to do my wet fashion photography with   5 pics
delmarva area models on my list when in that area   2 pics
Female Vocalists I might be interested in using for my next project   6 pics
ideas I want to try   1 pics
In Memmory of Onyx.His images will live forever   7 pics
intested in using for my 2014 trips to the carribean   5 pics
killer hair   8 pics
Killer Sunsets   0 pics
Mid Atlantic Models I would love to shoot wet fashion with   4 pics
models I must shoot with in So Cal   6 pics
Models in South Fla I would love to shoot in the Keys   9 pics
Models I would love to fly down to shoot in Fla,the Keys,or St Thomas(Virgin Islands)   36 pics
Models I would shoot on my pending UK trip   2 pics
Models that live in places I never travel to that I wIsh I did   2 pics
Models to shoot when I'm up at winston Salem   1 pics
Models to work with while in Seaford,De   0 pics
MUA's/Stylists in the Tampa area   1 pics
My to shoot with wish list for 2012   5 pics
New Jersey area models on my to shot list when I`m in the area   5 pics
Next time I am in indy   1 pics
Other assorted jaw dropping images   28 pics
Pa area models I would like to work with in early June   3 pics
Photographers I hang with   5 pics
Tampa/Orlando/central fla area models on my list for 2014   2 pics
Tampa/Orlando/Central Fla models on my list to shoot   6 pics
unknown models   1 pics



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