Rick MerrimanPhotographer Male Akron, Ohio, US
My Website: Pretty Woman ArtMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/rickmerriman
Mayhem # 2755440
Recently moved back to Ohio from Los Angeles... let's shoot!
I am not sure if I am a photographer who incorporates art.... or an artist who incorporates photography....
A Little bit of both I suppose! When you look at my portfolio you will see that my work is very artistic and often dramatic in nature. Very often it uses strong or prominent lighting for effect. Is it “straight” photography? Well first of there is no such thing anymore. All photographers’ retouch their photographs (or have them retouched) - or at least the good photographers do.
But No, my photography and art is not plain vanilla. It is often heavily retouched and modified. What looks like one photo or scene is probably made up of 20 photos (mine and/or stock) and/or graphical elements (mine and/or stock). There is a good chance it also contains hand painted (on the computer) elements.
What I am always going for is a look… a scene, an emotion… a piece of art! Something people will remember.
Do I do “standard” photography as well? Yes, I went to school for it and sometime do “standard” photography in exchange for a model letting me use them for one of my more artistic shoots (~wink~ and sometime just for cash flow!). To that end I am available to shoot standard portraits, boudoir, head shots, performance (Dancers please contact me!), pinup, rock-a-billy, and glamor/fashion photography.
Besides standard photography and the custom artistic scenes I have in mind, I have often created custom scene’s for clients (and occasionally TF if you have a great idea). Ever want to be in a fantasy, sci-fi, or surreal scene?… I’m you guy. Want a shot in you port that really stands out as unique that the casting director will remember?… I’m you guy. Ever want to be in a romantic (even steamy!) scene or the main character in a comic, movie, or novel?… I’m you guy.
It is not as hard as you think, and you don’t need exotic backgrounds, scenes, or even costumes. I can (and usually do) add backgrounds, costumes, lighting, props, even different hair do’s or other actors to my scenes. Want to lose 20+ pounds (I won’t tell if you don’t!) I can do that too!
My strengths are post-production (image editing and enhancing) and lighting (I was sold high-end commercial Lighting for many years). I have been an artist and a photographer for over 15 years.
I am currently looking for non-paid exchange arrangements where I provide your with the type of photos your are looking for - in exchange you will pose for several scenes which will be used for “Before and After” examples to sell this service commercially.
This will be a TF CD arrangement. Models will need to sign model releases.