A Little About Myself
I'm Ashley Annelisa Overkleeft, 20. I've just moved out to Redford, MI, about a month ago from my hometown, Ypsilanti. I've had a (SLR, disposable, or digital) camera in my purse since age 14. Originally starting with landscapes, eventually working my way to shooting band photos about two years ago. My work as been described as "eye-candy", "edgy", and "raw." I feel like I've finally found something I'm passionate about. Expect this name around here more often.
Weapons Of Choice
Nikon D1X & Olympus Stylus 740
Past Experience & Fees
I've taken live and off-stage band photos for about two to three years. Other projects include a lot of graphic arts (photoshop cs2) and web design (dreamweaver mx). The only professional training in photography that I've had was a digital photo class through Washtenaw Community College.
Typically, I don't charge local bands for photos. I simply request that my name be put on the list as publicity (i.e. press pass) for live shows. PLEASE, make sure you verify the list with the doorman for any venue AND notify me that I've been put on said list. Any other photographic venture, you can discuss pricing with me over myspace or through this website only. I'm not out to meet weirdos...
As far as models go, I'm looking for those willing to expand their portfolio with me for free. The only thing I charge models for are high-quality, 8.5x11", glossy prints of my work for $10 per print ($20 for print and matting), for those who are interested. All other photos are strictly digital and strictly free! Though I do expect models to supply their own transportation.
Update: I may have to charge bands (not models) for gas to get to a venue, unless we've worked something out in advance.
I'm interested in becoming more of a graphic artist and photographer, so anyone interested in flyers or any other form of advertising would be ideal. Currently, (if I must shoot nudes) I am only interested in shooting female nudes, in regards to my own comfort-factor. I'm very much into using unique lighting effects. Colored lights, fire in it's many forms, reflections, and manipulating natural light. If this sounds like your kind of thing, get a hold of me!
As you can see, I also "model". But it's my person belief that I look a hell of a lot better behind the camera. Either way, I'm interested in meeting new people, so please drop me a line.
(if I could code footnotes into this box, I would)