Ian ScrivenerPhotographer Male Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
My Website: photography by Ian ScrivenerMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/ianscrivener
Mayhem # 321822
***December 2013/January 2014 - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA***
28 November 2013
Back in Sydney after 4 months in Cambodia. VERY keen to shoot!!
Interested in exploring new ideas, trying new styles... expanding my reach.
Very open to collaboration with stylists, fashion designers & MUAs
I read comments very rarely... so pls direct message me if you wanna chat!!
***PLEASE read my bio carefully if you are interested in working with me. There is stuff in it you know to know!***
I've been doing photos for over 25 years... I love it! Its a constant in my life, even if I haven't pick up a camera for many months... or years.
I look for character & personality in a model... a person I can connect with. I've done shoots with fabulous looking girls, but if we have no connection then the shots are flat. Sometimes the photos from a less beautiful model will look fantastic, because of the emotional content/story captured... this is what I strive for!!
Nude, semi-nude, non-nude... that's ***totally up to the model***... I respect her choices. Nudes aren't for everyone - depends the person's character. I don't & wouldn't shoot a girl in a way that diminishes her and if I thought she'd regret later.
Chaperons are fine by me. I'd suggest a close girl friend who is happy to curl up in some corner reading a good book ***a girl friend only - no boyfriends, Dads or Mums!*** (because they mess the vibe & working relationship balance up on the shoot and then the photos are rubbish)
Its great to work with models that are professional, ie on time, have done their beauty preparations & had a good nights sleep, are relaxed and easy to get along with. Its great if she can do her own hair and makeup (having a makeup stylist on the shoot adds and extra person... which kind of divides the focus and energy).
As a rule of thumb for me.. the more the model likes my photography and the better her appreciation of creative photography in general... the more the photos will have a quality of emotional depth to them.. that something extra.. and the propensity to connect with & have deeper meaning to the viewer.
I know the more at ease & comfortable the model is, the more she can open up and give me the good stuff. Character, spunk, heart, soul, personality, story. So I spend a fair bit of energy monitoring her, especially at the beginning of the shoot... ease her into it. Thankfully I'm pretty good with the camera settings & stuff... and my style is to shoot with no crew & a simple setup - usually no lights, no reflectors, no flashes etc... there's a lot you gotta get right (guys and multitasking). So my main focus is on the model, the details, background & framing.
99.9% of the time I work on location. I find studios can be uncomfortable, dry. I try to pick interesting locations with some interesting elements to work with. also I love playing with natural light.
Like most photographers I guess I've had my share of problems with flaky, rude or disrespectful models... the old no-show! Some girls turn up looking crap after an all-niter on the booze, or are grumpy & impossible to work with. Or with more stubble on their legs than George Clooney on a bad day. Once I even drove from Sydney to Newcastle, a 2 hours drive, for a shoot. I confirmed with the model before I set out... but the damn bitch did a no-show and couldn't be reached on her mobile! I was pissed at that for a week!
I prefer (and have almost always have had the good fortune) to work with models who like my photos and are there because they really want to be. I reckon I've developed a sense about who really connects with my stuff, & who doesn't.
For a long time I haven't much been into writing a whole bunch of blah blah about me & my photos... I figured the photos should tell the story. So I thought I write some blah blah so you can get a handle on me.. though I won't be disclosing my top secret creative recipe just yet!!
The Mammoth Book of Illustrated Erotic Women
"... It features the work of 78 photographers (many of whom specialize in nudes), with approximately 8 images each, as well as a short biography and picture of each contributor..."
Best of Black and White: Erotic Photography
"...the best of today’s nude photography in black and white. Classic black-and-white photography shows clearly who knows how to take a good picture and who doesn’t. "