MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/JoshuaSterrettPhotography
I'm an award winning photographer recently returned to my hometown of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Traditionally my genre has been travel, street, and docum/photojournalism photography.
However, I'm looking to expand my portfolio to some more creative endeavors.
I have some experience in outdoor and indoor model photography as well as runway photography (Seoul Fashion Week Fall 2010).
I'm interested in working with any models that have a creative and open-mind and are willing to work hard to get that perfect shot while also having a good laugh.
I prefer that there are no escorts unless to drop off the model at the shooting location.
Please feel free to contact the previous models I have worked with for character references.
My favorite places to shoot are in dreamy locations near water, among trees, or near cliffs with filtered sunlight. Ancient ruins and old buildings also are a plus. If you know of any and want to shoot there let me know! My work tends to convey some story, emotion, or fantasy aspect that really draws the viewer in.
I do not generally plan every detail before a shoot but work and get ideas AS I'm shooting with whatever props I see in the environment or on the person. I like to have fun with the shoots and collaborate with whoever I'm photographing during the shoot. Improvisation and collaboration are key with me.
Currently I am only doing TFP as I'm building a more diverse portfolio and photography isn't my main source of income.
I work in both film and digital.
Artists on MM that I have worked with and recommend:
#7866 Kelly E. - Attended a 1on1 workshop with her where we photographed a Ford Model as well as a mom/daughter senior portrait session. She's creative, energetic, and hugely personable. She was really fun to shoot with and the models had a great time too. I learned a lot from her.
#1851677 - Tina Tiainen - She was one of my dream models to work with as her creativity is bursting from the themes. She always brings something (she brought a scythe) interesting and new to shoots. You won't regret collaborating with her. She's a natural.
#1607475 - Maya - Maya was fun to work with, we did some serious and funny shots. She brought her own style to the shoot which I really enjoyed.
#1570201 - Shawndrea Ray - Shawndrea was a natural at posing. She could follow instructions and also input her own ideas during the shoot.
#1851677 - Tina Tiainen - Tina did all of her own makeup for the shoot (two different looks) and the results were great.
#1570201 - Shawndrea Ray - Shawndrea did a wonderful job on her own makeup, giving her a very nice complexion.
#1851677 - Tina Tiainen - Tina tends to create all of her own outfits and props for a shoot. Once she has an idea she goes with it and the magic starts to happen. It's one of the reasons I wanted to work with her while I was in Iowa. She created her own head piece for our 'dark' shoot and has multitudes of props seemingly popping out of thin air at a snap of her fingers.
Non MM reference:
“Josh is a superbly talented photographer with unmatched creativity, insight, and interpersonal skills. His vibrant personality quickly befriends even the most inexperienced model; his keen eye for aesthetics helps put together a beautiful background using the most quotidian objects.”
Tamara (Desiree) Kim - www.youtube.com/tamaradesireekim