Peter DaviesPhotographer Male Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
My Website: PeterDaviesPhotographyMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/PeterADavies
Mayhem # 2417402
Three years ago I was diagnosed with a potentially fatal illness that was treated primarily and successfully with surgery. I'm fine now but that experience turned my life inside out and upside down. It taught me how precious and short life is and why it's so important not to take a single moment for granted. To help me get through that period I returned to my love of photography. It gave me focus and meaning. Photography has taught me a lot about myself and helped me through discovery and self-exploration find a way of expressing visually the core of who I am.
A former news-photographer, I have turned my interest to fine art black-and-white nude photography and portrait photography. I believe it it is always better to leave something to the imagination and thus I focus on the art and sensuality in pictures, leaving the explicitly sexual types to other photographers. I am intrigued by the power and vulnerability of the nude figure. Even the plain words "Nude" and "Naked" trigger an emotional response and the picture of the nude greatly magnifies that response. My goal is to capture photographically the power and vulnerability of the feminine inherent in the nude. I want to capture that which provokes the emotions of the viewer. Photography not only allows you to express who you are but also through you, who I am. If you are looking for adventure in terms of exploring who you are via your modelling and art I can help you with that. A model who is also a photographer, who is willing to make the risks involved in growing as a person and as a model would be a perfect partner. If you are just starting your modelling career I would be happy to help you in return for TFP. That includes not only helping you improve your portfolio, but also helping you to become your best in front of the camera, how to pose, how to act professionally and very importantly how to become more confident etc. New/inexperienced models (and of course experienced ones!) of all shapes, sizes and age are welcome.
My preference is for using natural light, either indoor or outdoor. I aim to make an intimate emotional connection between the subject and the viewer. I am especially interested in teaming up with a model who is also an artist, or actor. We could, through photography, jointly explore via collaboration, how to capture the inner essence that goes well beyond traditional stereotypes. This could be a great adventure for the model to discover and become more aware of her own power and femininity. I want to create photographs that brings out the inner beauty of the woman that goes a lot deeper than looks alone. You are not just your looks. Good looks are something you have but do not make you who you are (although society and media try to make you think otherwise). I believe that essence cannot be captured verbally and in most cases operates out of the conscious awareness. However, it is always present and has a dramatic impact on both men and women. So let's explore and discover that inner beauty together and make what's unconscious conscious. Impossible? Let's see.
At present my photography is a form of exploration, of myself and of the model. Ideal for those artistically inclined models who have a psychological and/or intuitive awareness of the feminine within herself. A willingness to explore possibilities in creative and fun ways would be great. Ideally the model is on a quest for self understanding, exploration of self and personal growth through the visual arts. Sessions are collaborative in nature, with the model being encouraged to bring forth her own ideas and creativity during sessions. Most important of all I wish to work with models who are totally dedicated to their craft rather than those who are into just making a few dollars on the side. Free accomodation may be possible for travelling models. If all the above is way too psychological in nature (sorry, my degrees are in psychology!) and you just want to model for the fun of it - heck, I'm open to that too! If the above sounds too sombre or heavy that's not who I am during a shoot. Photography has to be fun for me and hopefully we will not only produce some wonderful pictures but also create a lot of fun and laughter as we work together. Are you ready to grow?
Update: I am currently off work due to illness and so income is very limited. I am not able to pay for models at their usual rate. If you want to have my life long gratitude and create good karma doing TFP or shoot at low rates I would love to hear from you. I am currently going through an experimental phase so a collaboration would at least be a lot of fun.