Simon GerzinaPhotographer Male Brooklyn, New York, US
My Website: Behind the scenes and whatnot.My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/simongerzina
Mayhem # 24278
** TRAVEL PLANS: London UK, June 9-15. London UK, July 27 - Aug 4. Las Vegas, Sept 24-26. London UK, Oct 5-12. San Francisco, early Nov TBD. Las Vegas, Dec 8-11.
On a bit of a hiatus from testing: being kept busy with client work and my free time is rare. Anything I put together right now is going to be more casual but I'll make exceptions for anything especially fun, sexy, unique or if I just can't pass you up. I'm also very focused on my video work, so you're much more likely to get my time if you're interested in making pictures that move! Sample videos here:
Subtlety is lost on me: if you want to work together just send me a message or tag saying as much, as I tend to take comments at face value otherwise.
I'm a Brooklyn-based fashion/portrait photographer but I also travel regularly. I'm available San Francisco every 4-6 weeks. I have worked and continue to work with NYC agencies such as Ford, Wilhelmina, Major, Muse, VNY, APM, Fusion, Click, Boss, Basic, ORB and others. I generally don't provide hair/makeup/wardrobe for non-agency test shoots, so models should be prepared to provide their own. I don't usually shoot fashion tests with non-agency models, but give me a shout if you think I should make an exception for you.
The quickest way to work with me is to hire me - my rates for portfolio development are VERY reasonable.
Models get two edited images from every look we shoot, you make your own selects from proofs. I don't give out original files or every image from the shoot.
A few things worth knowing about me: I'm not interested in having you pose with guns, swords, knives or guitars - you aren't the object, you're the reason. If all we can come up with is "sit there and look pretty" we might as well leave the cameras at home and just go drinking instead. I don't think every shoot calls for nudity, but if the idea of a little side-boob scares the crap out of you then I might not be the right collaborator for ya - I like to shoot a little sexy. I don't have an inherent problem with models with escorts, but I'm not fond having six people show up where two were expected - we're here to work, not take class field trips. You're welcome to contact any model in my portfolio and verify I'm not a psycho.
Oh, and they're not "captures", they're photographs.
This is me, so you can have a face with the name:
Recent video of me working: http://www.vimeo.com/7316697
A profile of me on Profoto's website: http://blog.profoto-usa.com/?p=783
A profile of me on the Mamiya blog: http://blog.mamiya.com/?p=331
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