Craig Solomon

Photographer Male Portland, Oregon, US
Albany, Oregon, US
Honolulu, Hawaii, US
Mayhem # 2388399

About Me

Visit My Other Links: |Pinterest; Inspiration Boards for Magazine Shoots |Flickr | Facebook| NW Creative Arts MagazineNew - ModelMayhem Editing & Retouching Page | Follow Us On Twitter @Concierge_Photo | Shop our page on EtsyOur Magazine Website

>>Note: I do rent my studio space by the hour 2-hour minimum, It's around Tigard, but still Portland, near King CIty. GPS shows Portland. Studio is small, but we have lights, a strobe, several backdrops, 100s of pieces of wardrobe and props, bath and shower, and a large outdoor green space

Here are our mood / inspiration boards for the upcoming magazine themes.  Please note, even if you don't shoot with us.. Any photographer from the NW can submit images.  from Northern CA - Oregon - Washington into BC, Canada.

November Theme: Black & White Deadline 10/29

Decembers Theme: Sacrilege Deadline 11/29

January 2015 Theme: Reflections Deadline 12/30

February 2015 Theme: Boudoir & Sensuality: (Due date near end of January / Will update soon)

Contact: with any questions

I the 80s and 90s my career in Photography was mixed.  I worked in Rock & Roll for a while.  My work has been in magazines and tour guides for many Grammy Award winning artists and some that, well, just never had a hit.  I also shot for the adult industry doing model photography for magazines and box covers.  You can see some of my Rock & Roll work on my site

Our rates are not the highest, nor the lowest.  We are very competitive for the quality we provide. Our Trade-For work is limited to only magazine, publication, gallery and promotional shoots.  Our area of concentration is model, fine art and print.  We pay models, when we are getting paid by a client or company.  If we are trading our time, so are you, and so will the MUA... if that does not work for you, than sorry.  I have no need to pay a model to just take photos unless they are already sold.  Please remember the magazines do not pay us even if published, we only get tear sheets.  We don't even get a free copy of the magazine.   

My Public Google Calendar will be updated when I will be at the Portland Studio / House, as well ad event dates.

I am also available for PS graphics, editing and retouching.  I am a member of the NAPP and working to become an Adobe Certified Expert. I now edit mostly in Camera Raw & PS CC exclusively, I do not use Lightroom or actions, sorry not my thing.  3rd party tools, Alien Skin, OnOne & Lucis.

Our photos are only printed through our lab of choice (BayPhoto) via our site  We don't have any exceptions to this rule.

Looking forward to creating something remarkable.

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I am honored to have worked with some amazing models, makeup artists and MUAs over the years. There are 100s of models NOT on MM so I will not be listing them here, as it would just take up too much space. In the 80s I worked with dozens Adult Artists, including Nina Hartley, Traci Lords, Nikki Charm,  Annette Haven, Sharon Mitchell, Barbara Dare, Brandy Alexandre, Ginger Lynn, Kristara Barrington, Lynn LeMay, Shauna Grant, Marilyn Martin and more.

About Punctuality Please keep us informed if your plans change or you're running late.  Valid reasons are fine, illness or family illness, legal issues, accidents, etc.  Hanging out with your friends and forgot to show is not valid. Regardless if it's a TF_ shoot or not, we have allotted time and resources to be there and blocked that time away from paid clients to work with you on that shoot.  It's unprofessional to just Not Show and just leave us hanging a waiting.  If you need to reschedule, that's fine, please let us know as far in advance as possible.  Sometime we need to move times too, that's fair, but please communicate.  In the past we have had paid and trade models just never show, nothing.. and may never hear from them again.  It's not a proper way to conduct business or treat others.  Please be respectful and communicate.

My style is my style.  I can't name it, I can't explain it more than saying I see beauty, art and music in everything, and I try to capture that! That's about it.  I am who I am, I don't copy styles, but will of course copy concepts if really cool and exciting, after all, flattery and all that!  I will always put my own twist on things.

If we are planning a shoot together, or you wish to shoot in the future, please use any model below as a reference.  I treat everyone the same, kindness, courtesy, respect, and with humor.  If you don't laugh, please find a different photographer, we will clash and the time at my studio will be dull and boring!  If you're either a paid or TF model and you pull a no show or cancel without notice or valid reason we will not reschedule.  Please show common courtesy and respect of our time.

Here is my view on escorts.  Models are welcome to bring one.  I prefer you bring a female escort. I find male chaperons (boyfriends/husbands) distract the model, she does not pose or act herself with him there. I will make an exception if we talk in advance.  I don't like surprises.  Again contact any/all models about my studio presence.   I normally have a female assistant at shoots.  I always have a female assistant on client paid boudoir shoots, no exceptions. 

Studio rules: No smoking inside at all, and if you smoke, please don't come reeking of smoke, it lingers in the house/studio.  If smoking outside, please do not do that using my wardrobe.  If you smoke outside, please clean up after yourself, we don't have ashtrays.  All my wardrobe with the exception of vintage beaded, wedding dresses and jackets are washed after every single use.

The Studio a rented 1/2 of a house in a small mfg community  While here I always provide models and guests with the following: Water, Flavored Water, Coffee or Tea, Protein Bars, Fruit, Snacks, etc..  The bathroom you can shower, there are robes, clean towels.  I also provide baby wipes, flush-able wipes, stack of clean hand towels so each model gets a fresh one, puffs plus, and more.   Please park in front. Try to arrive 10 min early to shoots to be safe.  Please park in front, don't block any driveway. Entrance is on the left side, sign in window.  See our Gallery here on the studio, showing inside and out.  It's an odd location, but works well for our needs.  Remember the studio for me is a live/work location while in Portland, but my home is in Albany, OR, near downtown, so I am not always in Portland.

Model Tips:  If using our MUA(s), please arrive with a clean, fresh, moisturized face. Do NOT come in makeup.  If you're modeling anything cropped or plunging in the back or front, or lingerie or topless please do not wear a support garment to the shoot.  I don't mind removing small lines, but massive lines and buckle marks are an unneeded time consumer.  I stop shooting about 1/2 hour before our time ends.  If you're there from 1pm - 3pm, 1 to 1:30 is prep 1:30-2:30 is shooting 2:30-3:00 is wrap up.

Numbers inside (__) = number of times (more than once) I have worked with model. (Non MM Models NOT listed, there are 100s)

Models from MM
Aimee #1005206
Aka_Serenity #3292232
Alexis Stetic #2475457
Amanda Oswell #2444020
Amy Crump #3093451 (3)
Angiegirl223 #3341123
Arie Aesthetic #1046825 (2)
AmayaMeda #1795600
Ammo Larribas #774026 (2)
Anna Modeler #3340221 (2)
Aschlee Rabbit #197903 (5)
Ashley Rene #3011673
Ashlii Skyy #3354678
Aurora Storm #3340981 (2)
Brandy Hagan #3145618
Brittany Nicole Jones #2895243
Bunny B. Luxe #2401884 (2)
Cameron Winters #1183086
Candy L Lane 2288061 (2)
Captain Belladonna #2874971
Catherine Martin #2921621
Chelsey Butchard #2157
Chloe Calypso #1172285 (2)
Ciara Jean #2267082 (3)
CrayTay (Taylor Diane) #3295447
Cre8tive Girl #2694325
DanikaMilles #2544393
Delilah Jaded #2939003
Deviant Angel 79 #3352748 (3)
Dimitri Thomas #320760
Divinity Doyenne #3160868
Echo1074 #2923188
Emily Linch #537155
Erin Verdigris #188362
Evanella #2925753
Franziska Faulstich #2831197
Glor #2739238
Hailey Groh #2939369
Hemi Syke #2399592 (4)
Holly Talkington #1183086
Invy #135322
Jenny Velocitas #2449941 (9)
Jessica McCree #3130590 (2)
Jo-chan #1024337
Jordyn Wilde #2984656
KaitLOM #600179
Kanon Demonia #3231394 (4)
Kanya Sesser #881343
Karleena Gore #1499920 (2)
Karmeleon #2951793
Kate Bloom #2897809
Katie Pierog #3305764 (3)
Kayla Easley #2618542
Kendra Dick #3083038 (4)
Kimberly Jaden #123889
Kruzkontrol #2422559
Lara Amor #3397781
Laura Eliza #2600956
Libra89 #3126366 (6)
Lila Bruce #3090990 (4)
Lindsay Lavender #1757748 (2)
Lindsey_maya #2856517 (2)
Lola Fatale #2984690  (2)
Magpie Morningstar #3422441 (2)
Mairani Cuevas #2703749
Mary Ward #3165808
Meera Lee #2962500
Meilyn Saychow #2562789
Mindy Parker #2521833 (2)
MisMoonfire #2667766 (2)
Morningtree #2917534
Ms Cindy Michelle #2754009 (2)
MsLithium21 #2933292 (3)
Nathalie Portland #34325230
Nikki Darling #3399244
Night Flower #3081946
Paige Thirteen #1476588
Porcelain Dawn #2382495 (3)
Pure Rebel #2621488
Queen Reya #3429974
Rebecca Purcell #1752313
Rikki G #2703650
Roanoke #310022
Rosalee Rae #2638340
Rose Winters #2183441
Rummy Rose #3451277 (4)
Sage Bell #229 (2)
SamaraMae #1184851 (3)
Sara Richelle #2462160
Sarah Henderson #1883870
Sarah LD #1603120 (4)
Selene Suicide #2465422
ShawnaMC #2559861
Shelbi Rae #3103710 (3)
Sienna Arnold #3074878 (8)
Sister Crawley #3171505
Tabitha Knight #1041392
T.D. Cheer #3447475
Thomas Martinez #3008219
Tugboat Annie #2947545 (2)
Twin Print Models #2934223 (3)
Uneekint #2408497 (5)
Venus Kathleen #2848703 (2)
Victoria Nanette #2890489
Yvette Meek #2176941 (3)


Heather Henna
Jae Marquez #2543073
Paloma Ortiz #2625885
Sarah Bradshaw #3203007

Aschlee Rabbit #197903 (5)
Bella by DSD FX Studios #2172195
Candace White #2318863
Celese Williams #3207216
EnolaGrey #3140426 (2)
Honey Bo Bell #3442552
Magnificent Marjani #2918074 (3)
Matt Huntley (Body Painter) 852938
Moulage Guy-1438186
Mz Midnight Makeup #2839545 (3)
Paloma Ortiz #2625885 (4)
Sarah Bradshaw - Eyeheartmakeup #3203007 (4)

Amy Stickel #3093451 (4)
Artistic Cliques #1586474 (2)
A Spark of Glamour - Brandon #2827817
Be Art Photography #2716109
Black Orchid #3137450 (3)
C LeMay #2466493
Cody Augustine #2697630
DB aka Bruce-1787519
DB Nudes etc #2829609 (2)
Death by photo #1353760
Ed Beck #2305620
Eric Hobart #2452694
FORM72 #2737534
Grit City Pinups (Pat C.) 1411673
Hobart Photography #2452694
Mearle #268994 (3)
NW-Glamour-Photos #2457468
PhotoSlavery #1224165 (4)
Riamux Creations (Liam) #1715144
TenBall Photography (Russ) #552463
Tiny Bee Photography (Aymee) #2716109

MM People - I have worked with, but will No Longer Photograph or Work With.
Aerie Anna #3080059 | Alexandra Renee Hysmith #3098049  | Ashley Jade #3179028 | Ashely Zaggs #646191  | Avara Butterfly #3147531 | ButterflyKissesBaby #2248161 | Eden Cox #2894053  | Gennivive #123455 | Jadea27 #1872713 | Janessa OBrien #1902355 | Jim Kennedy #514209 | J Kegley #380205 | Kelsie Carroll #2991576 | Kimberly Miner #2321339  | LoveChildK #2916112 | Luna Dyemond #2671617 | Marvolo #2895142 | Mikki Marvel #1611087 | Miranda Jean J. #474675 | Miss Justine Marie #2089326 | ModelKrista #2906956 | Noah Hibiscus Eaton #2706735 | Rachel Chagnon #2353024  | Rosie Van Houton #2949348  | Sativa Model #3216920 | Shelby Kinney #2547162 | Skullbroom Stiletto #3038049 | Skye G #1988506 | Skyler Bleu #3118694 | Stiletto Styles #3222627 | Thumbelina #2589044 | Tiffiny A Boyd #3132039 | Vivi Rotica #3338627 | WilleyCoyote #1715062

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