Carney MalonePhotographer Male Troy, New York, US
My Website: Carney MaloneMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/carneymalone
Mayhem # 564161
Please note that I rarely update my Model Mayhem portfolio. To get an idea of my current work please visit my website.
Please read my entire profile. It contains important information. Knowledge of this information will avoid misunderstandings.
My approach to photography.
I paint ideas, not things. I paint primarily because I have something to say, ...
I want to photograph ideas. Models, objects and settings convey ideas. They are not isolated entities. They have been placed in an image to achieve a harmonious whole which is a visual recreation of an idea.
...and since the gift of eloquent language has been denied me, I use painting.
-George Frederick Watts.
I use photography.
I am influenced by Arthur Albert Allen, Diane Arbus, Alfred Cheney Johnston, Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton and Man Ray.
What do I look for in a model?
First, I look for intelligence. I don't want a warm breathing manikin. I want someone who understands what I am trying to do and helps to achieve my vision. I want to make clear that I do not equate intelligence with academic achievement. Some of the wisest people I have met never went to college or finished high school.
Second, I look for a sense of humor. I don't want to work with models who believe they are God's gift to the world. If you can't find the humor in "Monty Python's Flying Circus", the writings of Douglas Adams or the brilliant animated series "Squidbillies", I doubt we can be successful collaborators.
Finally, I look for professionalism. I treat my models professionally; I expect reciprocity. I keep my appointments with models. I expect models to keep their appointments with me. Don't schedule a shoot with me if you won't show up. I spend quite a bit of time scheduling and planning for shoots. I often purchase items to use with a specific model for a specific shoot. If the model doesn't show up I have wasted time and money. Finally, don't contact me about working together if you are not serious. Flirting may be fun with a boyfriend but it is not becoming to a model and exasperating to a photographer.
Important Information For Models. I am a patient chap but I do have limits. Any model that is a no show and has failed to answer my emails is dead to me. I will under no circumstances work with her in the future. I will not work with a model that constantly requests to reschedule a shoot without serious reasons. Finally I will not pursue a model with endless request to work with her. After three failed attempts I move on.
Rejection. No one likes to be rejected. It hurts. It makes one feel inadequate.
Unfortunately I have to reject many models who request to shoot with me. They should not take this rejection personally. I don't just shoot models. I shoot for projects that encompass certain ideas and approaches. Often I have to reject excellent models because they don't fit my current projects. My rejection in no way reflects on the model herself but on my needs at the time.
Publications Please follow the link provided to view a few of my publications.
Photo Vogue Please follow the link provided to view my Photo Vogue portfolio.
Interested in Working Together?
If you would like to collaborate in producing unusual, sophisticated and beautiful work which is not within the main stream of American photography let me know.