Basically I'm doing an independent project with Bong Spirits Vodka which is about to be the next big thing. Its been profiled as one of the "UP & COMING SPIRITS" by Stuff Magazine, Playboy (has an article on it in the May issue), and countless other publications. What's great is that its a totally local operation that is about to go worldwide. And I'm good friends with the guys who started it that were basically 4 UCF Rosen Hospitality Management graduates who made their money opening one of the hottest bars downtown (Rythm & Flow)...they sold the bar and used the money to create Bong Spirts. That said, Bong Vodka is definitely on the up and up and they're big on getting involved in the Art & Music world...hence this project to showcase the dedication to art.
The project entails artful implied nude captures, but done so with the greatest passion towards taste and class, and they'll follow the premise of highlighting the essence of the bottles curvature to the beauty of the sultry lines that trace the feminine figure.
Putting this project together was something I figured that could help boost my portfolio as well as provide a huge stepping stone for the 12 models I choose to be part of the calendar. I've already had an art gallery contact me about wanting to showcase my work and sell framed captures, so the chance for exposure is beyond measure. What's best is you get the chance to take ownership in being part of the rise of a brand!
**This particular project is TFCP, but it could certainly lead to paid work in other aspects hereafter.
My name is Mike, my main profile work can be found on MaloLactic Images...if you can't tell I love wine but its also my primary profession since I'm a Wine & Spirits broker. I also started a small clothing company called Vista Lay Sleepwear. I have always held photography as a hobby since I studied it in Paris where I grew an appreciation for the arts and capturing life's essences through picture since I couldn't draw or paint for the life of me! The 2 interests came together when I decided to promote my products through creative marketing of photography...I've been hooked on finding the PERFECT picture ever since. Herb Ritts is my hero and inspiration...it all started from my love of his work as I tried to emulate his style in photography and I was hooked. Lemme know if you like my work! If you want to know more about me personally, you can also look me up on myspace and if you're cool...you can be my friend! www.myspace.com/vwallstar
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====Check out my other profile MaloLactic Images MM #419572 which carries the work I've started to do with Bong Spirits Vodka.====
**on top of all that, my day job consists of setting marketing & promotions throughout Orlando not only for Bong Spirts (my pet project)...but also setting up promotional gigs for the major players like Absolut, Jagermeister, Beam, Skyy and Stolichnaya just to name a few of the portfolios my company represents. Ever wanted to be a Captain Morganette??? Lemme know!