Carter PerezPhotographer Male Monterey, California, US
My Website: Carter Perez ArtMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/invisionarymind
Mayhem # 3033994
About MeHi everyone. I'm Carter Perez. Photographer, fashion designer, artist, painter, digital artist, and super huge fan of tattoos & piercings. Hablo Español, I speak English, Je parle un peu de Français, and a tiny tiny bit of Italiano.
Currently, I am a college student majoring in photography and minoring in fashion design. I love to paint, draw, take photographs, sew, and even some baking, but my true love is fashion photography. I love to photograph landscapes, animals, people, and nature, but I love the possibilities and fantasy of fashion photography the most.
I would say that my love for drawing started when I was in 2nd grade, and my love for photography started when I was in 5th grade. In high school, I found a connection with fashion and the whole world of modeling, clothing, and photography, but I never thought about it as a career. When I graduated from high school, I went with my natural instincts, and studied fashion design & photography. I fell in love with fashion right away and its history, and thought of photography as a hobby. I then took digital photography, and fell in love, and now I know for sure that this is what I want to pursue, especially fashion photography. I have not done anything professional just yet, but I have taken photos and edited them myself.
Some influences for me as a photographer are Irving Penn, Andy Hartmark, Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Matthew Rolston, Tracy Bayne, Steven Meisel, Ansel Adams, Tiffany Ireland, Amanda Wilson, Gayla Partridge(666 Photography), and many more.
I always love getting inspired by models, and some of my favorites are Coco Rocha, Lisa Cant, Dovima, Lisa Fonssagrives, Lily Donaldson, Chanel Iman, Iman, Sasha Pivovarova, Natalia Vodianova, Naima Mora, Cecilia Perez, Liu Wen, Qin Shu Pei, Du Juan, Lea Vendetta, Megan Massacre, Richard Rocco, Dawid Auguscik, Rico Genest (Zombie Boy), Mateus Verdelho, Cecilia Perez, and the list goes on.
I love fashion designers, and some include Alexander McQueen, Cristobal Balenciaga, Carolina Herrera, Oscar De La Renta, Roberto Cavalli, Qi Gang, Jared Gold, Mondo Guerra, Anthony-Ryan Auld, Seth Aaron Henderson, Gabrielle Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Elie Saab, Yohji Yamamoto, H. Naoto, Marchessa, and many more.
I love to photograph pretty much most categories, but when it comes to fashion photography, I am most attracted to high fashion photography, dramatic modeling, classic black & white, Avant-Garde, Vampire Photography, Tattoos & Piercings, Juxtapositions, Fantasy, Gothic, Witch Chic, Extreme make-up, and things that are different from the usual and the norm.
As a photographer, I require all models to sign a contract, and adults to sign a contract if the model is under 18. Compensation for modeling will depend on what the assignment is, and is discussed before the photo session is done. I always have my portfolio with me, and references are available upon request. The contract will be signed the day of the photo session, and anyone is allowed to accompany the model at my photo sessions if the model is more comfortable with a friend/escort. I will not do photographs for models under 18 unless there is a parent/guardian on site and both the model and guardian sign the contract. I will not photograph nudes (including implied) with models who are under 21, even with parent/guardian permission, no excuses. I do believe in respect, so I respect my models, MUA's, assistants, etc., and I expect the same respect back, so any inappropriate behavior will not be accepted during a photo session. I do love to joke around, and love a sense of humor, but no disrespect will be accepted at a photo session, and may result in loss of part/all of compensation, and/or even a loss of a photo session. Also, if for any reason a photo session must be cancelled, I would appreciate it if I am to be notified as soon as possible. I am for the most part understanding when it comes to cancellations, so no need to be sorry, we all have our own lives. :)
I am open to questions, suggestions, tips, and if you happen to be interested in choosing me as a photographer, please feel free to e-mail or tag me. Thank you so much, and I hope to either work with you as a photographer, photo assistant, fashion designer, wardrobe stylist, or artist. Thank you. :)
My Facebook page is Carter Perez Art. Please message me if you have any questions, would like to look at more work by me, if you would like to add me on Facebook (most of my photography is there), if you would like to work with me, see more of my work, or if you have the same love for fashion, photography, models, alternative models, and other art forms like I do. Thank you all for viewing my portfolio!!!! :D
CreditsTo all my models, photography assistants I've ever had, Hair/MUAs, stylists, fellow photographers, friends, teachers, volunteers, and everyone who has helped me and views/likes my portfolio, and all of those who believe in me, thank you. :)