Mayhem # 2765479
I am first and foremost a student. Seriously, I am working on my BA and am a Junior with Southern New Hampshire University. I take my courses online, and despite what many think they are very challenging. I am pursuing my Bachelors in English Language and Literature. I would eventually love to get accepted into Yale Law School, and am working toward that goal. I am older than your typical college student, at 36, but also more dedicated and committed to achieving my goals.
Second, while my photos probably make it evident that I was once very socially liberal, recent reflection has made me realize that the liberal lifestyle is in conflict with my political belief system. I am very political in my thought process - which perhaps is strange for someone from such a humble background. I would be actively working toward replacing all of my photos with more conservative minded images if I currently had a camera and was not spending all of my time in the books.
Also, I do not see photography as a way to become financially secure. I have met many former professional photographers and current ones. One is even a millionaire, but he did not become so through his photography. Photography, for me, is a hobby, and something that I participate in out of enjoyment with socializing with others who also have a creative thought process.
Finally, I will be looking to make new contacts in the future (when I once again have a camera), particularly with models and photographers that share my more conservative leanings and wish to create and celebrate traditional western art and cast aside the more degenerate type of works that popular culture has tricked us into believing are . . . well art.
Most of the models I have worked with before tended to be more liberal in leaning, as are most of the models I see on ModelMayhem. Some just do not care either way. I am happy to provide my analysis on which ones would be open toward assisting in creating actual beautiful pieces of art, and which are not so much in it for the artistic expression as well. I will not bad mouth any model based on his or her leanings, and will provide a summary of their level of professionalism at request. If you have questions concerning any of the models you see in my portfolio ask me. Most of them were very kind people even despite perceived differences in taste.
The fact is that I have worked with more than 60 people between 2009 and 2013 though, and providing credits for each and everyone has just become unreasonable at this point.