Mayhem # 2742660
About MeCURRENT PROJECTS AND THEMES
Always open to creative new ideas, so let me know if there is one you want to work on. Here are several themes that I'm currently looking for models to work with:
Luis Royo Fantasy Theme (you get to wield a sword, a body paint artist would paint the tattoos on)
December White Out (This is a publication theme I'm working on)
Holiday Tease with Ribbons and Cookie Cutters
Alice in Wonderland
Musical Instruments (Do you love your guitar, violin, flute, or other instrument?)
Doorway to Another World
My name is Daren and I live/work in Lake Tahoe. I shoot a wide range of genres, from costume to fashion to pinup to implied and artistic nude. You can see more examples of my model, landscape and still life work via the Deviant Art link above. I also shoot for Zivity sets, and would like to try a Suicide Girls set.
WHAT IS MY GOAL?
To create very beautiful, emotive, creative images that both the model and I will want to show off in our portfolios, and/or go for publication. I am open to TF (Time For) trades for which I will provide the model with the best, retouched images for her portfolio.
I love to play with light and natural scenes, sometimes that means studio lights combined with natural light. Shaping light around a model or at a location is my favorite part of the challenge. Location shooting is great fun for me because of the uniqueness of each scene and the ability of the model to interact with that scene. I want to emphasize the unique, natural beauty of each model.
I will always keep things respectful and professional. An escort is always welcome on the shoot, and if you are under 18, an escort is required. Good communication is key. Please note that once a shoot is scheduled I will contact the model in the days prior to confirm arrival and details of the shoot. Some shoots will have a makeup artist or a videographer, depending on the shoot.
REFERENCES & MODEL FEEDBACK
All images in the portfolio are credited, so please feel free to contact any of the models as references. Models are always credited in my port unless they are not on MM or they request that their name be withheld.
Any of the Models in my portfolio here are fantastic people. Each of them are awesome people who show up on time and come ready to work, and I would recommend them to any photographer looking for reliable models to work with. Feel free to ask me about any of them.
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