My name is D.E. Geraths and I have worked as a professional artist and photographer for 20+ years. I have a small but very nice Victorian Style Photography Studio in downtown Salem, OR. I also travel throughout the North and SouthWest of the US, offering Tintype and Ambrotype photography at historical venues, reenactments and Living History events.
Self portrait. Format ~ Wet Plate Collodion.
I specialize in historical photography. All of my related work is shot with period correct equipment, including antique cameras, 19th century Collodion tintype format or glass plate, using only Victorian Era photographic techniques.
I have a deep love of history and try to incorporate that passion in my photography. I am constantly studying the techniques of early photography and incorporating what I have learned to recreate the imagery of the past. I specialize in Victorian Era Photography and do all of my shooting in that style, using not only the photographic equipment suitable for that time, but also with original turn of the century canvas backgrounds, props and wardrobe.
My studio specialty is Victorian Era boudoir. I have been fascinated with the 19th century "peepshow" style of erotic photography for quite some time and have become somewhat of an authority on it's origins and history. I find it challenging to try and recreate this amazing style of image and am constantly looking for the right model for the next session.
When I work with a model I try to focus on natural, sensual poses; ones that will show a real, warm, genuine woman. I try to create shots that are sexy and feminine. If you are looking for photos of yourself tied up, bathing in blood or caked with mud while playing chess with a stuffed mongoose... go elsewhere. I am an artistic photographer, but I do not shoot stuff that is over the top, completely off the wall or "shocking". I think too many photographers take the "art" too far in their shots and forget about the model they are shooting. The MODEL is the focus of my shots, not showing off my ability with Photoshop.
I do not allow "escorts" on shoots. If you feel the need to be careful then I suggest you contact any of the fine young women I have worked with in the past and check with them about my behavior. I am sure that you will get a wonderful review. Escorts are annoying and distracting and keep both the model and photographer from focusing on the shoot.
I also do not tolerate flakes. If you flake on me there are no second chances. I am sick to death of newbies calling or writing at the last minute with lame excuses to cancel the shoot. If there is a chance you are going to get cold feet, DO NOT schedule with me. I am a professional and my time is money and if you flake on a scheduled shoot then that is time I could have scheduled with someone else.
Models that work a TFCD with me receive ALL of the best photos taken during the shoot, regardless of how many that is. Models work hard for these photos and deserve to have every single solid photo to include in their ports. Some photographers limit the number of shots they will clean up, I don't. If it looks good, I will fix it up and include it. I generally have the CD in the mail within a week or less of the shoot; usually within a day or two.
I am accepting paid and TF*.
I am currently looking for models willing to do a TF* arrangement for the following...
~ Vintage Lingerie/Boudoir (circa 1890-1960 look/style)
~ Ghost and Double Exposure Shots
Contact me if you would like to meet and arrange a session. I am mature, intelligent, personable, pleasant and above all, a legitimate and experienced photographer. I do NOT flake on arrangements.
Currently accepting TF* shoot requests. Contact me if you would like to schedule something.
Models I have had the great pleasure of working with and hope to shoot again very soon... I cannot recommend these fine women enough.
Ratchet Stardust, MM #485281
Katja Reid, MM #840803
Runfrior, MM #1587951
HuLC, MM #846567
Winglessdreams, MM #374068
Kaela_Rose, MM #754302
Kristen_Kay, MM #748972
Ashley Fullerton, MM #714920
Anna N, MM #641236 (x2)
Lindsey Olofson, MM #620242 (x3)
Mollie B, MM #406265 (x4)
Lauren Macey, MM# 597311
IngaElektronika, MM# 90250
Chantrelle, MM #564904 (x2)
Sarah M Davis, MM #559204 (x2)
Sega, MM #276505
La Belle Fille, MM #508639
wolfpup, MM #513233 (x2)
I have been building a small but impressive collection of vintage lingerie (1890-1970) and the wardrobe is growing all the time. If you have been wanting professional grade lingerie shots for your port but lack the wardrobe yourself, I might have what you are looking for.