Francois Ward

Photographer Male Paris, Île-de-France, France My MM URL:
Mayhem # 3102368

About Me

I'm a professional photographer & director, and I'm at present living in Paris France.
I've started working as a director about 10 years ago, but I still work for a handful of magazines, fashion mostly.
I usually work with professional model agencies, therefore with professional models, most of the time. I also do sittings & portraits, and I shot many of the actresses that work & live in Paris.
I make my living as a photographer, and work 50% of my time abroad. I don't have an agent for photography anymore, as most of my time is devoted to directing - I have an agent that takes care of all my jobs as a director.
The reason why I'm joining MM is that I was hired for an interesting project, a 24 pages story for a magazine called YELLOW, and the requirement was to shoot only amateur models, as the article behind the story was a study on the MM phenomena. I though it was a good approach to what I call a more genuine and sensitive approach to fashion photography. I'm also working on a website/gallery that will feature some amateur & professional portrait photographers, since I believe there's many great talents out there that are poorly represented.
I selected only a few pictures here, to give an idea of what I do: mostly black & white, portrait oriented fashion photography with or without nudity, with a strong intimate feeling.
About nudity: I'm French, that means I've been around sculptures, paintings and pictures of men & women in the nude since I was born. This may not be a natural thing elsewhere, and I'm well aware of it. However, my pictures can definitely have an erotic content, with nudity or not. I'm also a fashion photographer working for European magazines, where nudity is everywhere. I don't intend to come to MM looking for porn or strong erotica, I think there's plenty of it anywhere else on the web as it is.
I'm mostly looking for models & actors, because I work in both fields. I'm not looking for actors for feature or short narrative films, because I have a casting agent in Paris just for that, but to shoot short commercial-type films.
I'm also looking for models that don't always fulfill the pro agencies criteria, ie not tall enough.
I used my mother's maiden name and my own first name on MM, because I'm not sure of what will come up with internet searches on my real name, but if I'm satisfied with what comes up, I will use my real name without thinking twice.
I indicated below my website, with my real identity, so it's not too difficult to know who I really am, and to find out more about my work & experience.
Let's take great pictures together!



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