Craig Solomon

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

About Me

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Our Current Castings:
Women who keep Portland Weird

International Women of Portland

First Kiss

>>Note: New studio location as of 4/1/2015 is 123 NW 2nd, #301 Portland Oregon 97209.  It's a very well known and established studio location in Downtown Portland.  Please see some images on our site. Or look at our galleries here on MM and there is one for the studio. As I live in Albany I won't be booking daily, only when I have time to drive and spend a few days in Portland

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 publications, printed gallery and promotional shoots.  Our area of concentration is model, fine art, boudoir and commercial.  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.  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 as well as event dates.

I am also available for Photoshop 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 include Alien Skin, OnOne & Lucis.

Our photos are only printed through our lab of choice (BayPhoto) via our site, no exceptions.

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 is shared space I share with a few other Photographers. Even though it's 2500' of shooting space, if they reserved it, we need to give them their privacy.  When I plan a shoot I reserve that area for us, so another reason to be punctual. Parking is street only. Metered parking and paid lots are directly out front.  The Max station is only a couple blocks, and the bus is right outside.  We're on the corner of 2nd Ave NW and Davis, near Chinatown. Studio is on the 3rd floor. If you come in the front it's a haul straight up a huge flight of stairs, Suite 301 on the left.  We do have an elevator on the side if you're coming with makeup and wardrobe. When you get off the elevator, enter the building, and follow the hall to your right.  Remember the studio for me is a 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)  Letter "P" = Published

Models from MM
Aimee #1005206
Aka_Serenity #3292232
Alexis Stetic #2475457
Amanda Oswell #2444020 (P)
Amy Crump #3093451 (3) (P)
Angiegirl223 #3341123
Arie Aesthetic #1046825 (2)
AmayaMeda #1795600
Ammo Larribas #774026 (2) (P)
Anna Modeler #3340221 (2)
Aschlee Rabbit #197903 (5) (P)
Ashley Rene #3011673
Ashlii Skyy #3354678
Aurora Storm #3340981 (2) (P)
Brandy Hagan #3145618 (P)
Brittany Nicole Jones #2895243 (P)
Bunny B. Luxe #2401884 (2) (P)
Cameron Winters #1183086 (P)
Candy L Lane 2288061 (2)
Captain Belladonna #2874971
Catherine Martin #2921621
Chelsey Butchard #2157 (P)
Chloe Calypso #1172285 (2) (P)
Ciara Jean #2267082 (4) (P)
CrayTay (Taylor Diane) #3295447 (3) (P)
Cre8tive Girl #2694325
DanikaMilles #2544393
DarlingNikkiD #2579749 (P)
Delilah Jaded #2939003 (P)
Deviant Angel 79 #3352748 (3)
Dimitri Thomas #320760
Divinity Doyenne #3160868
Echo1074 #2923188 (P)
Emily Linch #537155
Erin Verdigris #188362 (P)
Evanella #2925753
Franziska Faulstich #2831197
Glor #2739238 (P)
Hailey Groh #2939369
Hemi Syke #2399592 (4)
Holly Talkington #1183086 (P)
Invy #135322 (P)
Jenny Velocitas #2449941 (9) (P)
Jessica McCree #3130590 (2)
Jin N Tonic #2218778 (P)
Jo-chan #1024337
Jordynnn #360223 (P)
Jordyn Wilde #2984656
KaitLOM #600179
Kanon Demonia #3231394 (4)
Kanya Sesser #881343 (P)
Karleena Gore #1499920 (2) (P)
Karmeleon #2951793
Kate Bloom #2897809 (P)
Katessa Harkey #2365354 (P)
Katie Pierog #3305764 (3) (P)
Kayla Easley #2618542
Kaz #3440633
Kkelliee  #3404723
Kendra Dick #3083038 (4)
Kendra Kensington #2651508 (P)
Kenlyn MacAulay #3650070
Kimberly Jaden #123889 (P)
Kruzkontrol #2422559
Lara Amor #3397781
Laura Eliza #2600956
Libra89 #3126366 (6)
Lila Bruce #3090990 (5) (P)
Lindsay Lavender #1757748 (2) (P)
Lindsey_maya #2856517 (2) (P)
Lola Fatale #2984690  (2) (P)
Magpie Morningstar #3422441 (2) (P)
Mairani Cuevas #2703749
Mary Ward #3165808 (P)
Meera Lee #2962500 (P)
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 (P)
Night Flower #3081946
Nina Natascha #1441515 (P)
Paige Thirteen #1476588
Porcelain Dawn #2382495 (3) (P)
Pure Rebel #2621488
Queen Reya #3429974
Rainbow-Brite #3639867
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)
Sami Jo #3572168
Sara Richelle #2462160
Sarah Henderson #1883870
Sarah LD #1603120 (4) (P)
Selene Suicide #2465422 (P)
ShawnaMC #2559861 (P)
Shelbi Rae #3103710 (3) (P)
Sienna Arnold #3074878 (9) (P)
Sister Crawley #3171505
Taarna Deane #3447475 (3) (P)
Tabitha Knight #1041392 (P)
Thomas Martinez #3008219
Tiara Rose #3512798 (P)
Tugboat Annie #2947545 (2) (P)
Twin Print Models #2934223 (3) (P)
Venus Kathleen #2848703 (2) (P)
Victoria Nanette #2890489
Yvette Meek #2176941 (3)

Pending & Scheduled
Alea Muse #3288041
Amanda Bauderer  #1643957
Annie Christ #585767
Brittany N Jones  #2895243
Daisy Contort #3439333
Eden Cox #2894053
Elizabeth Ross #3182073
Emmarose1 #3597185
EmilyG25 #3558275
Jasmine Gold #3560035
Jazmine B #2739035
JusticeSweet24  #3576870
Kayla Sheilyn Larsen #3238657
Kelsie Carroll #2991576
Kristin_1126 #3596234
Mila Ross #732977
Montana Ocampo #3412761
Rosy Heart #2754164
Shannon Scott #2771527
Shreya Rose #3553690
This is Marie #2776008
Veruca Dulce  #3623219
WildFire  #3493155
Yana Bell #2273859
Yuria Johnson #214743

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 | Cheyenne Rae #2418222 | Eden Cox #2894053  | Feral Faune aka Faune Unveiled 3191335 | Gennivive #123455 | Jadea27 #1872713 | Janessa OBrien #1902355 | Jim Kennedy #514209 | J Kegley #380205 | Kelly Azalea  #3440633 | 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 | Moonchild Meow Dancer #3359466 | 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 | Uneekint #2408497 | Vivi Rotica #3338627 | WilleyCoyote #1715062

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Casting Calls

Casting Call
Apr 20, 2015 Book - "Women Who Keep Portland Weird" - Unique | Exciting | Vibrant | Sexy | Special - TF Book Shoot - Fall Publication MUA & more helpful too :-)
Apr 20, 2015 Book -- International Women Of Beauty - Mix of Culture, Ethnicity, Backgrounds and more... (See Casting) MUA & More Welcome
Apr 20, 2015 Book "First Kiss" the Ladies of Portland - Soft & Sexy - Nudity NOT Required. (2 Model @ A Time Shoot) Downtown PDX Studio Models (& More)



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