Who I am, What I do, and Why I do it
Who - I am a Philadelphia based fashion photographer. What - I shoot fashion, lifestyle, still life, commercial, and artistic imagery. I've also recently begun a trying my hand at film making
Why - (this is going to be long... grab a cup of tea
) I grew up in an artistic household, but not only was it artistic it was involved in the fashion industry. Growing up in this environment I began to see things from a unique perspective and learned the business of fashion imagery as part of "the family business". I came to know people in fashion and art as family and friends. I also spent time moving from place to place throughout my childhood. I learned about these places and came to call them all home over time, because I learned that it isn't the location that makes a place great but the people in it. While in college I studied different photographers of all ilk just like everyone else in college does, but I found repetition in the histories of the photographers who's work inspired me the most. They were all valuable members of the photographic community and
valuable members of their own geographic communities. To that end I endeavor to constantly improve the art and profession
of photography by being an active member of the photographic community both as an artist and a professional AND I endeavor to improve my own geographic community by working with community programs and charity organizations on a regular basis. Photography is not a stagnant art, and as a living art form we must constantly strive to not only improve our output, but also be advocates for our profession and art form by establishing and discussing; norms of etiquette, laws affecting us, and business practices we undertake.
What you'll find in my MM portfolio is a sampling of my most recent personal fashion projects... typically stuff I've worked with other MMers to get in my downtime. You can also find a bunch of artistic work I've done with other MMers in my artistic MM profile #278: http://modelmayhem.com/member.php?id=278
My current fashion projects are:
* Winter - Line of winter clothing and winter themed shoot
* Spring - Line of spring clothing and spring shoot
* Summer - Line of summer clothing, preferably outdoors/tactical clothing - summer themed shoot.
* Several short film concepts
**I am extra interested in finding fashion designers or stylists who can pull the clothes for these shoots**
If you are interested in working with me for your own portfolio, your best bet is to fit in to one of these projects.
Not only am I typically willing to work with someone for free to get these personal projects done, but I am actively seeking models, makeup and hair stylists, wardrobe stylists, and assistants to help with these.
If you're not interested in any of these projects, and you would like to have a photo shoot for either experience or portfolio work, I have very inexpensive testing rates as follows:
$300: Half day test. Approximately 3 looks. Includes - up to 5 web sized retouched photos per look and portfolio prints at cost from my professional lab here in Philadelphia. Does not include hair and makeup. Additional retouched photos will be charged at $20/hour of retouching.
$1000: Full day test. Approximately 5 to 7 looks. Includes hair, makeup, and wardrobe (feel free to bring your own as well); up to 5 web sized retouched photos per look, and portfolio prints at cost from my professional lab here in Philadelphia.
For references please feel free to contact anyone from my "friends" list. Most of these are people I've met in person and/or worked with on personal projects.
Forum threads of note
-I'm trying to keep a list of important forum threads on both my profiles... here's what I have so far:
THE Monitor thread
THE original portfolio size thread
Studio Resource threads
Pro Advice - Model likeness rights releases #000
Pro Advice - What should I charge? #001
Pro Advice - I want a cd of every image shot #002