Real beauty is best. And the best beauty is real.
One of my favorite things to do as a photographer is to show beauty and reality where they are not obvious. I love to shoot with models who don't necessarily feel glamorous -- and show them just how beautiful they can be. And I love to shoot stunning, exquisite-looking models and show them how real they can be.
EVERY person is beautiful in some ways...and a good photographer can prove it.
*** Professional photographers get paid to shoot ***
I don't generally pay to shoot with models, unless my studio has a paid project (we are professionals too!). Having said that, I have other sources of income and am happy to shoot TF* to help models build and enhance their portfolios.
I often shoot just for the love of it, and to help others. And I always enjoy working with cool people. And if you shoot TF with me, you WILL get a full set of hi-res images (and -- if I have time -- I'll edit some of the selects, and you'll get a set of those, as well).
A journalist shows you what's there...An artist shows you what is beautiful, interesting, or meaningful within it...
Sometimes I'm one. Sometimes, the other. I try to be both...
REAL IMAGES: I do minimal retouching to keep it real. I don't alter models' bodies and I prefer shooting out of the studio. Natural surroundings, abandoned places, and the street are my favorite places to shoot.
ABOUT ME: Photographer and professional negotiator from the US (Boston) with more than two decades' experience doing photojournalism and travel/war photography. After spending so much time seeing -- and shooting -- the ugly side of the world (war/conflict/disasters), I decided I would use photography to see and experience beauty, as well. For the last decade, I've been doing mostly street photography, travel photography, lingerie, swimwear, fashion, and glamour/artistic shoots.
Co-owner of B-Scene Studios in Singapore, and owner of Gem-in-Eye Studios in Bali, Indonesia (coming soon). Have shot for several fashion, lifestyle, and technology magazines -- mainly in Asia. I shoot mostly in Bali, Singapore, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. But I travel just about anywhere... Always up for an adventure!...
I'm a gentleman and a professional. I know it can be hard for female models -- especially in Asia -- to find real professionals who treat you with respect. Fortunately, there are still a few of us out here!...
Occasionally looking for models for fashion, lingerie, and swimwear work -- particularly in Bali..."Island of the Gods" (...and Goddesses, of course!...), Bangkok, and Sri Lanka.
I still do a lot of humanitarian work. I shoot for PhotoFoundation.org, and I'm a member of the World Photographers Association, the Professional Photographers' Association, and a few other photographic societies.
There's more, but why spoil the surprise?...