I'm Michael J. Traynor, a commercial and fine art photographer with 40+ years experience. I shoot a range of work including beauty, fashion, editorial and figure, depending on the needs of the model or client. My goal is always to bring out a model's best assets and create artistic images. My expertise is in posing the female form to accentuate her elegance and sophistication.
I typically do the makeup, hair and styling in all of my images. However, I enjoy working with other artistic individuals and welcome collaborations with designers, MUA and Hair stylists.
Nov 9-13: Austin, TX
Nov 26-30: San Diego, CA
Dec 5-Jan 5: Washington DC & Baltimore, MD
Jan 8-11: San Antonio, TX
I do select test shoots with models that have potential. Feel free to contact me if you like my style of images. I can usually arrange a MUA if your look suits my style.
Due to the nature of connections made online, I welcome escorts to meet me before a shoot and see the studio. However, I do not let them stay on the set during a shoot, as I find them to be a distraction when creating artistic images. I encourage you to check with models with whom I have worked. They are listed below.
Always looking to network with creative individuals: makeup artists, hair stylists, designers, body painters, costume designers, etc. If you like my style of work, and want to work on a project together, let me know.
My wife is a writer and we actively seek publications. Numerous articles in press and awaiting print.
Please contact me via email or check out my work on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/modelwithmichael
Models in My Portfolio
I'm relatively new to MM, so most of my models have come from outside MM. I recently returned from shooting fashion in France for a year. Many images in my portfolio are French models without MM accounts, but they are credited on Facebook.