Universal Image

Photographer Male Chicago, Illinois, US
Atlanta, Georgia, US
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/universe
Mayhem # 2311496

About Me

Mission Statement
    Our goal is to provide photo/ video shoots for aspiring modeling and acting talent. We also work in the area of Photographic performing arts: centered on short film, theatrical, and performance modeling and acting. We believe modeling and acting go hand in hand and we prepare all talent to explore, discover, and develop in their talent of choice.  Our shooting specialties evolve around all themes (High Fashion, Urban chic, Fairy Tale, Costume, Sci-Fi, Goth-Vampire, and much more). Primarily we work with select models on TFCD portfolios and we do offer photo/ video packages for models and actors (please inquire for pricing; image development and retouching service also available).
    Traveling between Florida, California, and Georgia as well as Britain our goal is to act in good faith (hoping the best for each shoot). We require all model talent strictly “RSVP” and confirm prior to the shoot. We will have TFCD opportunities and have a great time directing and allowing talent to be as creative as they’d like. Escorts are always welcomed (as long as they are willing to help-out if the need arises).
     We work with all ages; styles, ethinicites; sizes, and needs. Currently, our focus is on promotional markets and short film festivals (as we are currently under a series of projects that range from: Sci-fi, Horror, Action, Drama, as well as Suspense style shoots). Moreover, our current expansion is into photo/ short film shoots for the upcoming webisode series: “La Kindred: Vampire Tales” (2015). We are holding auditions for short films as well as photo/ trailer video shoots. We do offer modeling and acting contracts to superb talent that we’d like to represent and shop to larger markets in Los Angeles, New York, London, and Tokyo.
Get ready to work with a cool, hip, radical creative artistic director of photography and short film Kris Casey (former model/ acting coach). Currently in pilot production for a short Vampire project Kindred La Vamp, touring Los Angeles and London UK to name a few in 2015. Be the best model this year with Universal Images. *New Magazine* lifestyle, fashion, and lingerie promo mag coming...

1: Escort-friendly- permitted at any shoot I do "as long as he or she is not disruptive during shooting"
2: New and beginner models are welcome to shoot with me and can select professional poses from my tablet during shooting and not have to worry about the images looking unprofessional.
3: I shoot in a stress free environment with your selection of music, so the flow of the shoot remains a positive one.
4: Re-scheduling a shoot is not a problem however it does lose your place in line so depending on the work load and other models appointments it could be a while before we actually get to shoot if you Re-schedule.
5: Paid shoots and prepared shoots will include a specific look to be determined before shooting by the model and myself to ensure we get the desired results for both parties involved. This means I will go through whatever measures are needed to make sure the model has proper attire for the shoot even if it means buying the items needed for a successful shoot.
6: Model release forms are readily available for review before shooting and any specific release forms the model has will have to be read and agreed upon before shooting.
7: Models under the age of 18 must bring a parent or guardian to any shoot they do,there are no exceptions to this rule.
8: Any non exclusive clothing or other items that are used during a shoot will be available for the model to keep after the shoot.
9: If you are keeping an appointment and are running late the only rule is communication.   
10: I work with any budgets within reason and TF with new models who need help getting their
    You should be having a blast when shooting and excited when you see the results. I value your business and our friendship.
  Rates; $150 per Hour (Photoshoot package all genres- Commercial-Lingerie- Implied).
$75 Per hour for Headshots and Still images.
Video packages are also available.
TFCD Limited but will certainly do TFCD for special projects, film festival collaborations and more...

Making it’ in the Industry (Blog)

Before the Shoot- *Hygiene alert- All models note that good hygiene on the set is mandatory (we haven’t had any hygiene alerts thus far) but here are some tips to help make the shoot more pleasure. Keep all hands manicured and toes pedicured. Keep lotion, toothbrush/ paste, oral freshener, nail clippers, hair grooming articles as well as make up in your model tote bag (Stylist and MUA are usually on deck- but keep you model tote bag with you just in case). Please shower or bath an hour before your shoot. Also keep your Hygiene bag handy just in case. Make-up- A make-up artist will be present at our photo-shoot but keep Make-up in you model tote bag just in case.

*Punctuality: Please arrive 15-30 minute early to your scheduled shoot. Be mindful that your name carries weight in the modeling/ acting industry so strive to establish a good name for yourself at all times. No shows will not be invited to work with again and will be defriended and discouraged among other networking photographers.

During the shoot- Be open-minded, smile (be charismatic; not nervous when shooting), and easy going during shoots. Follow Directions 1st Time Given (reference to Hollywood). Be willing to take constructive criticism. Be flexible when it comes to poses or role play scenarios in order to pull off an emotion or character prompt. Follow up with the artistic director if you haven’t heard from them regarding detail or instruction.

After the Shoot- Thank the director, show love to the cast/ crew and exchange information with any talent scout or personnel present. Make sure you gather all of your belongings before you leave the studio (we are not responsible for any lost items). Follow up with the artistic director if need be in regards to the next step or level of the project if it is continuous.

Artistic Director:

Meet the Young and Talented Casey Martin,
       One great thing is a lot of people feel comfortable working with me. I am a photographer, performing artist, and choreographer. I came from a modeling, acting, and theatrical background. I enjoy 'improv' and working with all talent levels. I believe that modeling and acting go hand in hand and that it is therapy to those who give themselves permission to allow beauty and passion to take them to another place. To tap into different worlds of characters and become universal is our pursuit. To take images that tell stories is the best examoke Instead of ordinary become extraordinary. Can’t wait to collaborate with you on a concept project! Cheers


Always looking for creative ways to improve my portfolio….

Always looking for paid work...

Always appreciate feedback...

Universal Images photography exists to provide opportunities and exposure for models seeking photo/ video shoots. Creating images that 'tell a unique story' is our motto. We enjoy working with charismatic talent who possess star quality a univeral image. Our secondary specialty is coed photoshoots, book series modeling and contemporary fashion. Our secondary concepts range from: High Fashion, Alternative, Urban, Retro (Goth), Adventure, Horror, Hi-Tech, Religous, and Sci-fi. Paid assignments/ contracts are preferred as we offer affordable rates; which include editing, manipulations, and marketing (please inquire within).
    Feel free to add us as a friend and post a comment below if you would like to work with us. We work with several agencies and short film festivals as we are always looking to work with both male and female models in the industry.


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Credit Notes

Miami, FL. January 30th-Feb. 2nd
Los Angeles CA. April 8-12th
London U.K. June 8-22nd
Los Angeles City of Angels Shoot (Kindred LaVamp)
Toronto Canada
Chicago Continuum
14th Street Playhouse (Acting Coach)
Tyler Perry (Extra; Acting Photographer)
NYC- Julliard Acting Academy
Los Angeles School of Film
Royal Oak Actor's Center

Photo/ Video Shoot Tour 2010-2012
Los Angeles CA- Venice Beach PlaMagazine Shoot
San Diego, CA- Dusk to Dawn (Horror shoot)
Yuma, AZ- Desert shoot/ Short film
Toronto, CA- Caribana Festival Photoshoot
London, UK- Retro V2k shoot/ Short Film
San Juan Puerto Rico- Isla Verde Beach Shoot
Miami, FL- Collins Ave Lamborghini Shoot
Chicago IL.,- Kindred Vamp Shoot
San Francisco- The Bay Watch Photo/ Video Shoot
New York City- The Times NYU Theater (Coed Themed Shoot)
Detroit, MI.,- Abandoned in Detroit (Shoot 1-3)
Boston, Mass.,- The Constitution Lingerie Shoot
Portland, Maine- Port of MA Photoshoot
Philadelphia, PA- Urban Chic (Coed Shoot)
Atlanta, GA.- Karma Short Film/ Kindred Short Film Photoshoot
Dallas, TX- Southwestern Lover Coed Shoot
Upcoming Schedule
Tokyo, Japan- 2012 Universal Images Photoshoot Party
Rio De Janiero- TBA

Casting Calls

Casting Call
Jan 11, 2016 Vampire Shoot



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