Beauty, Fashion, and Glamour Photographer in Toronto.
I am a professional photographer in Toronto who is looking for models, makeup artists, hair stylists, and fashion stylists to update, expand my portfolio and try out new ideas. In return, you will receive photos for your own portfolio and I will use the photos for self promotion purposes. Please contact Alan here if you have ideas to collaborate. I would like to thank those people I'd worked with before. Without you (the team) none of these images that I have would be impossible to realize. My schedule for SELECT TF* work is LIMITED at the moment. I usually do paid work during regular business hours. Comments and constructive criticism are always welcomed and will return the favor. Thanks for dropping by.
A few words about TRADES:
I will normally show you all the good photos from the session and may give them to you via email or online hosting. However, I will only retouch a few of the best shots for everyone involved so we can use them on our portfolios. If you wish to have a 100 photos retouched please look elsewhere.
I am offering paid workshops now and need experienced models, MUAs, and stylists to join me. My studio is located near the QEW and Royal York Road in Toronto. I live in Thornhill/Markham.
WHAT I REQUIRE from Models:
Proof of Age:
I may take a picture or photocopy your government issued picture ID at our first shoot for my records prior of any shooting. I do not shoot with models under 18 years of age unless your parents are present in the session.
A signed model release. I will ask you to sign my model release form at the beginning of each session. I will not shoot without a signed model release. NO exceptions.
A Pre-Shoot Meeting (GO-SEE), if we have never worked together before. You get a sample copy of my model release to keep, so you can become familiar with it. We get to meet and get acquainted. You get to see more of my work and how I am. I get to see if you look like the pictures in your portfolio. Our meetings are held in a safe, public place like Starbucks or Tim Horton's or some casual restaurant convenient to us.
ESCORTS: Escorts are no problem as long as the person is unobtrusive and willing to help. If your escort is willing to help me with things like holding a reflector, I'll take advantage of the offer, but it is not a requirement. In my past experience, husbands, boyfriends and parents do not make good escorts. Even the most experienced models very often feel self conscious with them watching but if they are your preference I can't object. No escorts are allowed if you are hired to work in my workshops.
BODY ART: I have no problem with tattoos or piercings but I prefer to know what sort of body arts you have in advance.
I am always on time and ask the same consideration from you. If I am running late because of a situation beyond my control I will call.
Quotes I like:
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever;
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness." John Keats. 1795-1821
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." Helen Keller
"Beauty is an experience, nothing else. It is not a fixed pattern or an arrangement of features. It is something felt, a glow or a communicated sense of fineness." D. H. Lawrence
"The highest form of beauty is where no form and no structure are left." Hoseki Shin'ichi Hisamatsu
"Art can never exist without Naked Beauty displayed." - William Blake
Interested in the following themes and ideas:
Edgy fashion, swim wear, lingerie, lifestyle images, glam, pin up, semi nude, and artistic nudes.
If for whatever reason you can not make it to the shoot please tell me about it at least 24-48 hours in advance. I always confirm the shoot the day before. Once the session is confirmed I do not wish to cancel the session.