Doug RikkardsPhotographer Male Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
My Website: Doug the Bear on DeviantartMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/doug1956
Mayhem # 2307223
About MeI will not ask a model to pose nude for me:
Current major focus:
"The Good Mourning Project"
I will respect what you have noted on your profile, and I think that I have reached the stage in my life and photographic hobby that I would only take nudes if the model asked me to or she had some ideas to add to her portfolio. I am not doing this to see naked women.
I am currently looking to work with models in the area of traditional style pin up, not modern 'lads magazine stuff', but more like the 1940s and 1950, the cute 'girl back home' look. Also some quirky shoots, some that may be edgy, others that are just fun.
Ther other area that I am working on is 'fitness', which is a great way for a model to show her figure and legs, whilst not distracting from her face with nudity.
I am based in the eastern suburbs of Sydney and usually shoot Saturdays or Sunday mornings.
Over the last few years I have worked with amateur and semi-professional models as much as I can, often with pleasing results. I have two separate pages at an arts / photographic website that you may be aware of - deviantart - my pages being http://dougthebear.deviantart.com/ for general photography and http://dougtehbear.deviantart.com/ for photography based more on the female form.
I want to expand my experience, by working with women who enjoy working collaboratively. I don't think that I have all the ideas.
I have absolutely no difficulty with models bringing chaperones to shoots, and on more than one occaision I have put a camera into the chaperone's hands so that they too can take photos, with sometimes very pleasing results.
Models get a USB stick with all images taken at the end of every shoot and they later get edits and prints.
Whilst I am an amateur I always pay models, at least a nominal amount as their time is valuable.
I don't work with any model who is under 20 years old and prefer models over 23.
CreditsLeura Kane http://www.modelmayhem.com/3512137
Lani Z http://www.modelmayhem.com/3067187
Zoe Page http://www.modelmayhem.com/3258779
Cassandra Crone http://www.modelmayhem.com/3222151
Amy Segal http://www.modelmayhem.com/2651717
Zara Que http://www.modelmayhem.com/3141621
Nadia Stoker http://www.modelmayhem.com/2920340
Cortney Dewick http://www.modelmayhem.com/3147455
Sarah Frances Jennings http://www.modelmayhem.com/3147455
Laura Montero http://www.modelmayhem.com/2995827
Nicole 788 http://www.modelmayhem.com/3132796
Stine Monk Jensen http://www.modelmayhem.com/2640592
Poppy Hart http://www.modelmayhem.com/2635718
Tal Eden http://www.modelmayhem.com/2595660
Skya Brooke http://www.modelmayhem.com/2293826
Stephanie 89 http://www.modelmayhem.com/2457044
Holly Royce http://www.modelmayhem.com/3258129
Caroline Cherry http://www.modelmayhem.com/1354043
Luana Marchi http://www.modelmayhem.com/3424610
Cherry Buttons http://www.modelmayhem.com/2357577