Paul Giovanni 3rdPhotographer Male London, England, United Kingdom
My Website: BASE CAMP!!!My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/paulgiovanni
Mayhem # 2411779
About MeMy style of taking pictures is all about making curious and interesting images - I'm not interested in taking text book trend dull photos...
The taking of the photo is often only the start.
What follows is the photohop, then the printing, then the meddling with the print, the development of GOOD errors + paint, varnish, glues, glitter, oils, perfumes, making the image into an unmistakeable
object - not simply forgetable, samey, dull or trendy pixels on a screen...
In subject and feel, my pictures mostly look at movement, blur, haze, YELLOW, RED, action, the weird, chaos, the unusual, emotion, CONFUSION!!!
I'm NOT into BIG camerabags - my approach is almost completely non technical and lacks any learned and traditional merit. I like to use simple digital and film equipment combined with photoshop and unconventional DIY lighting to produce striking images that always look like MY images - unmistakeable...
I've worked with a big old bunch of male and female models - both amateurs and professionals and I'm always looking for good reliable, punctual models to work with.
I'm very happy to provide references.
If I've Freind Requested/Messaged YOU it means I'm interested in working with you and will be in touch to shoot in the not too distant future.
One thing I'm not interested in, is having a friends lists of undoubted beauties who sit there
but don't reply to messages or prevaricate - so please don't waste everyones time by accepting a 'Friend' Request' and then ignore the message - accept only if you're genuinely interested in shooting.
My shooting style is quite peculiar.
If you model for me, you'll spend very little time waiting for me to fix lighting or faffing about with lenses.
I'm generally quiet - I don't pretend to be David Bailey.
'OOH YES!!!! THAT'S SIMPLY WONDERFUL!!!!' click click click
It's more a question of firing off hundreds of shots more or less at random at all kinds of settings wrong and right, before during and after your best pose, using different film speeds, out of focus, in focus, blurred, over-exposed...
I've been talking pictures of all different kinds for years with all kinds of different cameras.
A fraction of my work to date can be found on the following links:
When not taking pictures I'm involved in writing (currently working on the Official Autobiography of a former Glamour Model/Healer/Guru) as well as blogs and other feature length pieces on art, politics...
The thing that most regularly earns is the importation of fine wine mostly from Italy.
Studio & Locations
I have a decent sized studio + as well as a LARGE roof space + lots of props, lights, chairs, wigs, hats, masks, clothes and ideas.
The studio is located right next door to the new Olympic Wonderland in East London. There are plenty of good locations in and around the area of all types: Woods, rivers, marshland, urban, parkland, industrial etc...
Terms & Conditions:
Like everyone, I should be STINKING RICH!!!
But, presently money is tight, so I'm mostly looking for TFP/CD
Should images featuring you go on to make me money now or in the future, I will of course share the pot.
OK, that's about it...
I feel certain the images I'll co-create with you and will put an unconventional and different spin on almost any portfolio.
I look forward to working with you...)!