D Michael BrownPhotographer Male Los Angeles, California, US
My Website: Aventine ImagesMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/aventineimages
Mayhem # 3010540
About Me***I will be in Central Ohio thru September 2014***
What would you like to know about me? Here's the long and short of it. My name is David, I am a 25 year veteran Portrait, Commercial, Glamor, and Editorial photographer from Circleville, OH and based in Los Angeles, CA.
“I can not imagine living in a world where I never photographed beautiful things, beautiful places, and beautiful people. If the only thing I ever witnessed through my lens was suffering, want, and hopelessness, I would hang up my camera forever.”
—DM Brown, A Photographers Journal
1.) Photography is not just what I do, it's who I am. It is the means by which I make my living.
2.) I am not a big fan of MM. I had an account previously for about five years but left when the number of NO-SHOWS began to far out number those of successfully completed shoots. My time is valuable and finite. And so is yours. You NO CALL - NO SHOW one time without a good reason and we are done. We won't reschedule we won't try again. If you are not as driven and passionate about the work as I am then I think the GAP is hiring.
3.) I believe in being honest and direct. I am not one to dole out useless platitudes in a feeble attempt to curry favor. If the work is good I will say so. If I don't think it is I will usually keep my mouth shut.
4.) DO NOT message me saying "Hey, I love your work lets shoot together! I only charge $XXX.00 dollars an hour!" If you want collaborate to make some pretty cool art that will benefit both of our portfolios? Hell I am there. Just say when and where and I am ready. Otherwise, if I aint getting paid, you aint getting paid. Sorry sunshine but I like eating and sleeping in doors.
5.) I do not shoot erotic, pornography, or any variation there of. Nuff said.
6.) I do not shoot pregnancy photos.
7.) I am not as gruff as this Bio might make me seem. But as I said, I believe in being honest. In truth I laugh easy and often. Shooting for me is an exhilarating experience. So if we are not having fun, we are not doing it right. I have a soft heart and a curious eye. I appreciate beauty and creativity AND I am extremely patient.
A.) I am a dog rescuer. My own rescue dog "Shutter" is a common staple in the studio and on the road with me.
B.) I am 8 year veteran of the United States Army.
C.) I travel extensively. I intend to go as far as I can for as long as I can. I collect moments, experiences, and memories not things.
D.) I like people. Specifically interesting people. Everyone has a story. I want to learn about yours and am willing to share with you mine.
E.) I could babble on and on about with whom I have worked and for, but that would be pointless. I possess no delusions of grandeur.
F.) I am a PADI certified SCUBA diver.
Short Work History:
My Photography has been featured by NASA (Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-129 Nov 2009) the United States Postal Service (Capitol Conveyor Oct 2010) the Department of the Navy (USS Enterprise July 2011) and the Los Angeles Times (Space Shuttle Endeavour Sept 2012) as well as many other various local news and organizations. Between November 2003 and February 2011, I've shot more than seven hundred individual portraits and portfolio collections.
If you wish to collaborate on a project please send me a message. I check MM everyday as part of my normal routine.
Social Media Sites for Aventine Images:
Deviant Art: http://aventine-images.deviantart.com/
CreditsLos Angeles Times
A-M-P Fitness and Club Wear
Maxim On Line (19x's)
The Humane Society
The Down Syndrome Association of Ohio
Department Of The Navy
US Postal Service
Georgia Dept. Of Tourism
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