studio1409

Artist/Painter Male Norman, Oklahoma, US My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/studio1409
Mayhem # 2304147

About Me

NOTICE: Due to problems with the reliability of models I have scheduled through Model Mayhem, I have stopped making appointments until further notice. If I have worked with you previously and you wish to again, you may contact through e-mail. Since I am no longer using Model Mayhem to recruit, I am removing the photographs I have posted here. I am also through with Facebook since their new revenue model has severally restricted traffic to the studio's page, so I have deactivated it. 500px has been deactivated for the same reason. Sometime soon I will rebuild the Tumblr site. In the meantime, my work can be seen in galleries and shows.

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From the film school, I am a curator of beautiful imagery. I am a purest who believes in capturing photographs in the camera and I rarely manipulate images in post-production. Esoteric camera technology is often employed, including spectra shifts (for example, infrared and ultraviolet) and hand-made equipment. I enjoy reverse technology, such as wet plate colloidal, Polaroid (including recovered negatives), expired film, and film that I have made myself. I shoot a variety of formats using 35 mm (Canon and Leica), medium-format (Hasselblad), and large-format (Toyo 45) equipment. My color work is generally digital, but these days 90% of my photographs are B&W. I am an aficionado of light, and I am highly skilled at manipulating it. 

I removed the studio’s presence on the internet (Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and the studio’s site) about six months ago because I found it to be a distraction. However, I have recently reestablished the Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/studio14ohnine) and a Tumblr (http://studio1409.tumblr.com) site for unidirectional communication (I will not respond to requests, comments, or messages on the sites). I have become introverted, focused on my art, and interested in working with models who are equally committed to their craft. I prefer to be contacted through this site or via e-mail at studio1409@gmail.com.

Information for Models: I generally hire art models for figure drawing/painting on Sunday mornings 9 to 11 AM. If you are unfamiliar of the expectations for figure drawing/painting, see this link: http://www.artmodeltips.com/. I usually do photography Monday through Saturday; again, I prefer to work in the morning. Although much of my work is in the studio, I also enjoy work outdoors, weather permitting. Most, but not all of my work involves nudity. Examples of photographs may be found in the studio’s Model Mayhem portfolio. I respect the profiles of models and will not contact you to work unclothed if your profile indicates you do not work nude. If you are interested in discussing potential projects, please feel free to message me through this site or via e-mail at studio1409@gmail.com. I will provide references and my cell phone number. I require the real name (for the model release), a phone number, and at least two references from the models I work with. Please bring photo identification the day we meet. Note that I have not cancelled or rescheduled a meeting with a model in ten years, and I have worked with hundreds of people. My time is at a premium. While I appreciate that circumstances are sometimes out of one’s control, I do not generally reschedule appointments.

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