Please note... if you hire me for a shoot I will be donating ALL the money to charity www.famaid.org which I am in charge of helping raise money for and my father has been helping for many years. I do not get a tax deduction for this, only you do! The foundations main focus is throwing birthday parties for children who have life threaten illnesses. I would eventually like to raise enough to help non-kill animal shelters as well, some environmental causes, and veteran organizations. None of the money goes towards anything political or towards research involving animals and over 90% of the funding stays in the United States! If you are interested please let me know.. you can use Paypal or write checks directly to the foundation, so if you think you owe taxes it's a win win situation for all involved. Thanks, Ant!
First, if I leave you a photo comment it doesn't mean I expect one back. I leave them because I want to also if you think a model looks gorgeous please leave a message on their images because they appreciate the love as well!
Second, Please judge me by the quality of my work and not by what the style might be or the models I shoot.
The reason I am writing this is because I on occasion hear models say things like, "well you only shoot this style" or "all your models look like this" etc... To me this isn't fair and not a smart way to view things! I don't believe I am the greatest at any specific style but I think I can shoot whatever I want so if you are a fashion model lets shoot fashion, if you are a glam model then lets shoot glam, and so on.. I like being diverse even if the rules say I should stick to one type of photography because I love shooting everything!
One more quick note... I prefer working with models who do not need to bring an escort to a shoot, but I will accept this in certain situations. If you want to bring an escort that is a makeup or hair stylist that is better and everyone can feel comfortable as well as achieving better images. You are welcome to contact models I have worked with on my top 12 list and see I am very chill!
Also, I don't mind if you are not shooting nude images.. you don't have to be nude to have a sexy image but you do need to be comfortable with yourself!
About me: My name is Michael Antorietto but many people know me simply as The Ant
I obtained this nickname because I use to do ad's in Japan for surf companies and they couldnt pronounce my name so they started saying The Ant lol but I like it and it is short for my last name. Also, although I live in San Diego I shoot in Orange County and Los Angeles often!
If you are here to get solid images, tear sheets
, etc... then you have found the right photographer
I currently work directly with several magazines
, as well as submit to larger publications, so I am always looking for models who need exposure
As mentioned above, look at my work and you will see I have a lot of DIVERSITY!!!
I can shoot everything from swim to glam... from nice head shots to fashion and so on. This is good because I am not one dimensional and can bring everything to the table.
I have references
and will barter/trade if you looking for a good photographer to hire. I am not some perverted donkey like some of the people you see here and OMP, or every where for that matter. I treat people with respect
I guarantee you will always feel comfortable and we will become friends
If you would like to email me please send me a message as I have been getting a lot of spam!
Lastly I am making a list of Models I do not recommend you work with.. If you are a photographer, stylist, company, etc... I never did this before, and this list will probably stay short, but I am just sick of people who lie, deceive, flake, and so on. Any model I list you are welcome to contact me and ask any questions concerning the situation. It sucks to have to do this but I do not want others to get taken by these people and just remember there are tons of models so take everything into consideration when shooting, hiring, recommending!
1. Lauren Calaway mm#146764
Published print ad's for: Quiksilver, Billabong, Redsand, Ripcurl, Vans, Rusty, etc....
Published magazine editorial for: Surfer, Surfing, Transworld Surf, ESM, Wave Action, Australian Surfing Life, Japanses Surfing Life, Flipper (Japan), etc...