'm a photographer in Riverside, California and have worked in this area since 2003. I find my primary inspiration in 1940's, 1950's pinup art. My interest on ModelMayhem is in finding models who I can collaborate with that will complement and extend the range of my work. My primary interests are in creating work suitable for exhibition at galleries, arts festivals and competitions.
My interest in photography began when my father gave me a 35mm camera when I was 11 years old. I was fascinated by the amount of creative control you had with a camera when you could adjust the light in so many ways. I used this camera through high school (where, of course, I was the yearbook photographer) and I shot my first wedding with it. I interned with several photographers early on.
In the course of accumulating college degrees, I have taken photography and studio lighting coursework at Nebraska Wesleyan University, University of Nebraska, Chaffey College and the University of California, Riverside.
I have collected over 2,000 wardrobe items and props. I have acquired clothing from various Hollywood Studio Prop Houses. Much of my wardrobe is vintage. As a result much of my wardrobe has been in various movies. I am interested in working with models and photographers who are interested in trading modeling time with me for use of wardrobe and props with other photographers.
If you are traveling, my wife and I have a guest bedroom that is available. However, you have to be willing to have your picture taken with our cat for his blog.
The following list covers my primary holdings:
Maid uniforms from 1920's to 1970's
Authentic schoolgirl uniforms
Various outfits of the 1940's -1950's pinup era
Vintage nurse uniforms
Two coffins (one wood; one gray metal)
Military outfits (women's and men's uniforms from Vietnam era to contemporary)
Various prop firearms - Thompson submachine gun, 5 AK-47's, Intratec AB-10
~200 pairs of shoes (1930's to contemporary - all kinds)
Wedding dresses (13 from size 2 to 12); bridesmaid dresses
Lots of costumes and wigs