||Dec 17, 2013
||Aug 09, 2011
Elgin, Illinois, US
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Welcome to my dirty little corner of the Mayhem!
My focus had long been motorsports and wildlife photography but my fascination with portrait work and the human form have quickly moved this type of work to the forefront of my current interests. My tastes definitely run to the alternative genre. I am a fan of punk and goth inspired fashion, cosplay and themed shoots as well as more traditional subject matter. I like gritty, colorful and edgy. I'm a generally affable person (look it up) and am involved in photography because I enjoy the results but I think I enjoy the creative process itself even more. This should be fun, so if you're a generally uptight twisted bunch of nerves let me know what I can do to throw a calm over everything.
Trading is Cool
This is my art. Due to the non-commercial aspect of the majority of my work, I do not typically hire models and when working on commercial or commissioned works I tend to hire experienced models only. I do understand the concept of compensation. I frequently TFP/CD and occasionally TF other things (travel, shiny things, wardrobe, kittens). Studio shoots, location shooting or creating a studio environment at your location are all a possibility. Yes, believe it or not sometimes people pay me.
The 'Either you're going to like this or hate this' part.
No shows (commonly referred to as 'flakes' here) without a call or last minute cancellations are immensely inconsiderate and not cool. If you commit to shoot, please follow through. If you are unsure of your level of interest or integrity, please don't commit. There's never any harm in saying "Let me think about it and get back to you" if you are genuinely considering an offer. A succinct 'no' with or without an explanation is always better than being wishy-washy and leaves little room for misunderstandings.
Photography and modeling is a job for some, a way to express yourself creatively for others. Regardless of your financial and professional goals, I feel that everyone on here should be treated with respect both personally and with regard to the time and money invested by both parties participating in the process. This should hold true whether the shoot is paid or trade. Artistic integrity, talent and personal responsibility as a member of the human race are not mutually exclusive. This should be a fun environment!
Now Let’s Create Something Cool
I look forward to meeting interesting new subjects through networking on Model Mayhem. Let's twist the light into something remarkable. Your vision, my vision, our collective vision.
References available on request
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