I'm a published, professional photographer, filmmaker and painter (and formerly a member of Stuckism
) based in Western Massachusetts. I specialize in lomography, pinhole, medium format, fine art iPhoneography, DSLR/digital photography as well as Super-8, 16mm and digital filmmaking.
Interests: authenticity, undefinable small moments, addressing the shadow, improvisation, photogénie (Jean Epstein), sculpting in time (Tarkovsky), impressionism, capturing internal energies and states of being; self confrontation, and the aesthetics associated with Remodernism.
Other specific interests: atmospheric gothic horror esp. vampires (think Jean Rollin or FW Murnau rather than contemporary gothic); impressionistic moody/emotive erotica, doppelgängers; 19th & early 20th century maritime imagery- sailors, shipwrecked ghosts, mermaids; Georges Bataille; Leopold von Sacher-Masoch; Knut Hansun; the inhabitants of Dostoyevsky novels; Rainer Maria Rilke; the accursed poets (Verlaine, Rimbaud, Baudelaire, etc).
GENERAL- All are welcome, but I especially value models that are into improvisation, and are interested in expressing situations, that are interested in exploring moments- whether brief or extended...
NUDES- If we are shooting nudes, I work with women and men with natural bodies- meaning having body hair and not having plastic surgery. Tattoos and piercings are ok, but I'm less interested in sleeves and that kind of thing.
Read the article about my work in Filmink magazine here:
http://www.inpassing.info/2011/06/artic … -from.html
PLEASE READ BEFORE MESSAGING
It's definitely best to contact me via email. I don't always check this and sometimes I'm not alerted when there are messages here. jesse . richards . film @ gmail . com
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I'm located in western Massachusetts, but am willing to travel anywhere in the world depending on the project and providing that my travel expenses are covered.
I prefer and mostly take on work now where I am paid- however the art does comes first and therefore will work for free for certain projects/circumstances/models. My rates are reasonable and negotiable.
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Your rates. When I am working for a client and we need to hire & pay a model, I will reach out. If you are just in the area and would like me to shoot with you because you like my work and want to have it in your portfolio- awesome! If it seems like we're a good match for a shoot and you can't pay, I may consider shooting TF.
Recent News, Articles, and Interviews
A new feature film in development, an avant-garde omnibus homage film to 1970's erotic Euro-art-horror films
You can read more about me on Wikipedia:
and the film movement that I initiated:
My work in the first exhibition of Stuckist art at a national museum, The Stuckists Punk Victorian
Feature article in Filmink Magazine
Roger Ebert tweets about my manifesto
New interview for iNews (Bulgaria)
New interview for Sofia Live (Bulgaria)
Article in Bright Lights Film Journal about "In Passing" and Remodernist film