FotoMark

Photographer Male Oxnard, California, US
My Website: Whitaker Foto
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/FotoMark
Mayhem # 37501

About Me

Hello, and welcome to my Model Mayhem profile and portfolio.  My name is Mark A. Whitaker, I am a 2006 Graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography.
I live and work in Oxnard, Ca and travel to LA frequently, I am available for pin up as well as portrait photography. My favorite past time is photographing live bands, seeing the passion the artist brings forth in their music is truly inspiring for me.

  I am currently working on a project photographing heavily tattooed models for an annual gallery show entitled 1313. Many people feel the number 13 is an unlucky number, I don't know for some it is for some it isn't for me it has been both. I just let it reflect 13 prints shot throughout the year for a gallery show on Friday 13th. My goal is to capture the model's inner beauty as well as their fabulous ink work. Looking for heavily tattooed models. No ankle fairy, or cutesy butterfly on your pinky toe.

   Limited TFP, my rates are reasonable just ask
Lastly if I send you a friend request it is because I am drawn to the beauty of your work and am inspired.

  I also play bass guitar and decided to shoot models playing or posing with my bass, it is an Ibanez acoustic/electric, nothing fancy just a cool guitar that sounds good.
   
   Pin up models, I now am shooting for Garter's and Grills Magazine, if you are interested in modelling let me know.

Credits

Credits:
 
Published Work:
   Garters and Grills: Contributing Photographer 2013
   VC Buzz Magazine: Contributing Photographer 2011-2013
   Santa Barbara Independent: Freelance Photographer 2008-current
   SkratchMagazine.com Contributing Photographer/writer 2000-2008
   ConcreteDisciples.com Photographer/writer 2001-Current
   Planet-Loud.com Photographer/writer 2006-current
   Concrete Wave-Summer 2007
   BMX Plus-Spring 2007
   Green Door Skateboards and Records-Photographer 2006-Current

Awards:
    1st Place: Ventura County Fair 2014 Professional Photography (Automobile)
    2nd Place: Ventura County Fair 2014 Professional Photography (Portrait)
    2nd Place: Ventura County Fair 2014 Professional Photography (Fashion)
    1st Place: Color Photo, VC Reporter Annual Photography contest 2013
    3rd Place: Black and White, VC Reporter Annual Photography contest 2013
    3rd Place: Ventura County Fair 2013 Professional Photography (Journalism)
    Honorable Mention: VC Reporter Annual Photography contest 2012
    2nd Place: Computer Graphics, Ventura College,
    Student Art Show, April 2008
    1st Place: Artistic, Ventura County Fair 2007
    Honorable Mention: City of Ventura Photography Contest
    (Arts and Culture) Summer 2007
    3rd Place: Brooks Institute of Photography,
    Student Competition,  2003

Gallery Exhibitions:
    Architexture Hair Salon, Summer Art walk (Current)
    Pangea 1313 Art Exhibition 2011*
    Elements Art Show 2010
    Dirty Vinyl 1313 Art Exhibition 2010*
    Artist Union Gallery Annual Erotic Art Show
    2007-2009
    *1313 has now become an annual event featuring live music and 13 of my best shots of that year.

   
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I have had the distinct pleasure of working with the following models:
    #59271 Lucky Star (1st Pro Model)
    #4601  Divinora
    #281060 Jess LaBelle
    #279176 Vanessa Lace
    #693966 Miss Heather Hart
    #228233 Dakota Jane
    #349213 Glory Mourning
    #497157 Pin Up Mandy Moon
    #419180 Chasta Freeman
    #2769 Wednesday Mourning
    #584053 Carly Lundgren
    #19545 Cali-Luv
    #330490 Kymberly Jane
    #360189 Lauren WK
    #668457 Cheryl aka "Black Velvet"
    #857459 Kayla-Jane-Danger
    #622853 Sugar Plum
    #856545 Breeana Gardner
    #1229854 Candy Luscious
    #217396 Li Zheng
    #1022784 MsMurder
    #173028 StephanieStone
    #105356 Stacia Easley
    #14883 Club Jeska
    #713944 Torrid
    #727316 Erin Taylor
     + many more...

I highly recommend any of the models and photographers in my top 12 and that I have worked with.

My MUA and hairstylist team: Jess LaBelle MakeUp MM#263772
and Miss April Pie MM#1233761 (my partners in crime) see what we are up to... https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pictures … 8138286092

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Attitude   4 pics
Bad A$$ girls   12 pics
beautifully nude   25 pics
exquisitely wonderful   30 pics
Fashion Conscious   2 pics
Fav Pinups   17 pics
For those about to rock   13 pics
girls n geetars   4 pics
Great retouches   0 pics
Marx tattooed beauties list   42 pics
My work their portfolios   11 pics

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