I am lead photographer and photo editor for an online wine auction based in Napa, and I am currently living in Sonoma. I will still be taking on freelance shoots from time to time, so feel free to ask if you have an interesting project (and after months solid of shooting predominately just wine bottles, anything involving a model shoot again likely constitutes "an interesting project"
) Unless you are within a short drive and want to shoot evenings, my shooting is pretty much limited to weekends except for paid projects that make sense to take a day off for. Paid shoots also take priority weekends, but I'll consider TF* portfolio work. I travel back to the East Coast a couple of times per year to visit with family in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, so I may also be able to shoot in these areas if we are planning enough in advance.
After starting my post-high-school studies at Boston University, I received my formal training in photography at the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Northwestern Massachusetts. I have since worked in many facets of the photography industry, and continue to do so...
I maintain my profile with ModelMayhem for connections/networking within the industry for paid and selective TFP/TFCD portfolio projects that intrigue me. I'm happy to offer discounted rates to new models for portfolio building shoots.
I’m always looking for interesting ideas and more specific interpretations of my own, which tend to be very general until I meet with a model. Basically my concepts center around trying to develop an element of conflict/contrast in the photo through both visual and psychological elements. If its turns out that we are likely a good fit to work together, more specifics will certainly be determined based on the look and interests of the model. I'd really like to stick someone to a ceiling or giant school desk set piece with 10lb + of chewing gum sometime and hopefully it makes for interesting photos; that's how my mind works.... slightly more mundane would be just pairing a model (likely in vintage clothing) with an actual tobacco pipe, but blowing soap bubbles (even if it is cliche; I don't care). Or how about a rhinestone-covered Hannibal Lecter mask.....
Yes, there is a self-portrait on my profile of me with a parasol; no, I am not the blonde girl in the cool-toned image.
Thank You For Your Interest,
Ryan Entwistle - Photographer