J Mark Collection 2014Artist/Painter Male Catalina, Arizona, US
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/johnmark
Mayhem # 341753
"in questo momento si tria la magia" ~ With in this moment lies magic
"Within the shadows and light is an intangible and evasive phenomena that artists and photographers dwell within. The perfect moment...Shibui. These ambient slivers of life that we capture with our cameras and our brushes transcend time and become both timeless and epic. My passion is to capture these moments in each of our lives. Our art is the music drifting through the air, as essential to our humanity as air and water." JM
Beauty is everywhere if we stop to look, and listen....and imagine.
Thank you for dropping by the gallery. I want to express my deepest gratitude to the amazing photographers, models and talented stylists, make up artists and assistants who I have had the privilege to work with. It is within these collaborations that the most tantalizing and timeless visual images are created.
Many of my paintings are inspired by the Pre Rafaelite painters ... my passion for the classical themes and elegant ambience of the Renaissance era may be evident in these compositions. Whatever we create, the goal is to celebrate the human body in all its beauty, its mystery and magic.
******Very limited TFP with select models. If you have been contacted to pose for me, it is for trade. This consists of only edited photos ( 7-10 portfolio ) from the session. Never Raw Images. (your rights to the images I provide to you, limited to promotional use only) Meaning you may use them on your own personal website/blog or social media pages. Photographer/Model contract required. No models under 18 years of age. TF : minimum 2 hour shoot. Average 4 hours.
Regarding TFP/CD's, as stated above, I am willing to do trades only if it is mutually beneficial. This means we both get photos that are focused on our goals and portfolios. Before seeking or accepting a TFCD with me, please read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TFCD so there is no misunderstanding as to what a TFCD means. All trades cost time and money. I pay the rent of the studio/location. You pay for the make-up artist. This is a win/win scenario for those who wish to upgrade and build an award winning portfolio that will gain work in a variety of potential venues. Quid, pro quo.
Note: If you have not bothered to connect with me within 24 hours of our scheduled shoot, consider it cancelled and another model will be booked in your place. If you flake, there will never be another shoot and you go into the International Flako Report File.
Photographic Commissions and Specific Portfolio work is negotiable but starts at $275 for 2 hours. $400 for 4 hrs. $1K day rate ( eight hours). Final Studio Editing is an art form that should always be appreciated for the amount of time required.
Oil on Canvas Portraits and Figurative s ( gold leaf and duotone drawings ) are also available to Collectors. Artist will work directly from your own photo to complete the work of art under your direction and articulation. Fine Art giclee canvas prints in Limited Editions are also available on select images.
" use your imagination..."
'SHIBUI` shibusa: The seven elements of shibusa are simplicity, implicitly, modesty, silence, naturalness, everydayness, and imperfection. The aristocratic simplicity of shibusa is the refined expression of the essence of elements in an aesthetic experience producing quietude. Spare elegance is evident in darkling serenity with a hint of sparkle. Implicitly allows depth of feeling to be visible through a spare surface design thereby manifesting the invisible core that offers new meanings with each encounter. The person of shibusa modesty exalts excellence via a thoroughness of taking time to learn, watch, read, understand, develop, think, and merges into understatement and silence concerning oneself. Shibusa's sanctuary of silence, non-dualism—the resolution of opposites, is intuition coupled with beauty and faith as foundations for phases of truth revealing the worship and reverence for life. Naturalness conveys spontaneity in growth, unforced. The healthy roughness of texture and irregular asymmetrical form maintain shibusa freedom wherein the center lies beyond all particular things in infinity. Everydayness raises ordinary things to a place of honor refined of all artificial and unnecessary properties thus imparting spiritual joy for today is more auspicious than tomorrow. Shibusa everydayness provides a framework, a tradition for an artist's oeuvre to be a unit not a process
Internationally Published Artist and Photographer
***PICK OF THE DAY OMP ***** PICK OF THE WEEK OMP 2010
Clients too numerous to list. Guess, Anne Klein, Marriott Hotel Corporation, TV Guide, Apple Computers, Atari, The Rolling Stones, Nautilus Fitness Magazine....
Note: I seek a "NO FEAR" attitude and a confidence level that not every model is capable of. If you are insecure and covering yourself up because of angst or personal problem, you should seek out another photographer/artist. As you can see, I specialize in classical figurative nudes and elegant fashion oriented shots. Both require a strong attitude and confidence level to be successful. Bring your A game and highest energy level. Your favorite music will keep things pumping!
"Our shoot the other day was amazing as always, we work considerably well together! " 2012. -Chloe/Scottsdale, AZ USA
" Cant believe how only a few hours can create epic and awesome portfolio images, thanks for a fun and rewarding session. Lets do it again soon!" Tony/Carlsbad,California 2013.
"The pleasure was all mine. I am so glad I got the opportunity to work with you and am delighted with the exemplary work we created, in large part because of your guidance and skill behind the lens. I cannot wait to shoot with you again. Hopefully the island will call you back to it soon." Goddess, Oahu, Hawaii 2014
"John Mark is one of the BEST artists I have ever worked with! Professional, creative, inspiring, and such an eye for beauty, I don't know anyone else better to create with! Such a great person as well as an artist so I definitely recommend him if you get the opportunity to work with him. Blessed to have created so many amazing stories with our minds, nothing but love to you JM!!! " ~ Johnna/ Chandler, AZ 2013
"John Mark is a true talent. With his professionalism and personality he makes models comfortable and he brings out the best in them. A model is only as good as her photographer and with John Mark I have consistently got top quality photos. His work always impresses me." ~ Windy West/ Scottsdale, AZ.
"Thank you for shooting me John - I have never had so much fun at a shoot! I will be shooting with you again very soon. Our photos are so beautiful. Thank you!!!!"
~Jen/ San Diego, California 2013
" Love the shots you edited and sent to me so quickly, you rock." Adriana/Colorado 2012.
"John is a wonderful photographer! His artistic side really shows. I was so relaxed with him and really had fun. He made me feel absolutely beautiful! And his editing skills are superior! Very professional and he really knows how to help the model relax! Can't wait for more shoots with you in the future <3! " Shellbii Nelle/ Scottsdale, Arizona model
"Until I saw my edits a week later, I had no idea how fantastic the session was going, we were having so much fun that I forgot the time. John made me feel totally relaxed and confident. His shots are the best in my port and have gained the most attention by far." Simone / Hawaii
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_saUN4j7Gw ( Scene from Blade Runner, the Movie)
Lets concentrate on a fantastic photo session! We can make some amazing art in only a few hours of 100% focus.
Escorts POLICY: Please understand that all models may bring whomever they please to the photo session to drop them off and pick them up when its over. No one but the MUA, stylist, assistant will be allowed on the set during the shoot. I will be happy to meet with you prior to the session if you request to build confidence and answer questions. This is a professional process, procedure and protocol. Professional Models do not bring their family, husbands, boyfriends, children, grandmothers, bffs, uncles, coaches, etc as bystanders. We have only a short window of time to focus on the single goal of producing epic photographs and art. If you are insecure, perhaps a different line of work is in your future.
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