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If you send me a Friend Request or leave a Tag, I'm going to look at your profile and see who else you have recently requested and tagged. If I find that you're pasting a standard Tag to everyone's profile, I will not only ignore you, but it will prove that you didn't read this and I'll refuse to work with you. Ever. Just because you've figured a way around the email limitations of this site, it doesn't mean you should act like an ass.
This is me. If someone else shows up for our shoot, run.
This profile is for my portrait work and candid photography. I have much more on my website at www.pdbreske.com
. Check it out! Also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pdbphoto
I'm a regular participant in the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Ocala, so make sure you come to the downtown square on the first Friday of every month (except June through August) and say, "Hello!"
Black & white vs. color
Everything in my current portfolio is black and white. Everything you’ll get from me is black and white. The only time I might produce color images is if a paying
client requires it, and there should be a pretty compelling reason.
Black and white is more flattering than color for portraits, and much more forgiving of technical flaws in the image. It has a classic beauty that will never go out of style. So many new software applications nowadays will simulate faded or nostalgic photos, even adding scratches to mimic decades of abuse, but these effects, much like the film emulsions they try to emulate, are only hip and cool today. In a few years, you may look back at them and wonder why so many people tried to make their photos look like they were taken fifty years earlier. Black and white photography suffers no such issues. Human beings will always love B&W imagery and it will never go out of style.
“Color is a reproduction of reality, while black and white is an interpretation of reality. Thus, black and white is art.” — Clyde Butcher
Why pay for photos?
Professional, high quality photos have a better Return On Investment
than snapshots taken for you by a friend. Sure, the snapshots may be free, but they don't add to your portfolio and they certainly don't impress agencies or advertisers.
A quality portfolio will increase your marketability and showcase your own modeling talent. As an advertiser, would you rather spend money on a model with a bunch of pictures, or one with an amazing portfolio? Great photos will pay for themselves in more work and higher paying jobs!
Contact me to discuss my rates and possible exceptions or discounts for any ideas you may have. I am very easy to work with and I'm sure we can come up with a mutually agreeable exchange.
None of the models in any of the pictures I've shared here brought escorts to the shoot. On the few occasions when a model did bring an escort, the photos weren't good. Maybe it was because she was a bad model, or maybe it was because she felt uncomfortable in front of her "friend." Either way, I don't have time to babysit someone who hasn't worked in the industry long enough to know how to check references. If you want to work with me, call any of the models I've worked with
to see if I'm creepy or untrustworthy. Seriously, I don't know why you wouldn't do this all the time.
You're not going to get a CD with all the images from the shoot,
and you won't get anything until after I've edited and processed them. Though you may be in them, these are still my photos and I won't let them out into the wild until I'm satisfied they represent the best I can do at the time. I've seen too many models with (what I hope are) unedited photos that show background edges and lightstands in the shot, the tag of her bra is showing, or there is a black heel mark on the floor next to her shoe. Why would anyone allow that to be shared with the public? In my defense, you will get a disk in a few days, not weeks or months
like some photographers. I work very quickly and you won't be disappointed. Again, ask anyone if anything I have written is false.
I refuse to shoot tired ideas
like train tracks, caution tape or angel wings. If everyone else has it in their portfolio, you should try to avoid it. I may not be the most original photographer, but I still have my dignity.
Don't change my photos.
I really don't appreciate when anyone edits, crops, colorizes or otherwise messes around with my work. If you don't like my style, don't ask to work with me. When you change my images because you like the way it looks with a desaturated tint or a different crop or whatever, other people will see that and think that I had a hand in the creation of it. Either they will like it and want me to make their photos look the same (which I won't do), or they will hate it and not want to work with me. Since I can't physically stop you from changing my photos, I ask that you EXPRESSLY state that any changes you made are yours and not mine. I'd feel a lot better if you just left it alone, though.
EVENTS & PHOTOJOURNALISM
PrettyWoman 101 promotional shoot, May 24th, 2008
Miami SunPost, "Motorcycle Madness," June 7th, 2007
Leigh Fox, MM#1493056
Yendri Diaz, MM#1657613 (x3)
Crazy Mooon, MM#10145 (x3)
Curvy Krista, MM#626103 (x3)
Julie SPG, MM#1166048
Sandra Arango, MM#1073993
Ms Mo Nique, MM#639043
Adele Nicole, MM#813407 (x2)
Ana Maria Leguia, MM#565611 (x2)
Cedric Willams, MM#328560
Christina Roberto, MM#727442 (x2)
Katie's Corner, MM#701834 (x2)
Vanessa Pino Smith, MM#620690
Barbie L, MM#725864
Jessica Rachael, MM#648500
Natalie Renee Cuellar, MM#672982
Aileen Quintana, MM#589879 (x3)
Nevaeh Lee, MM#493003
Chinainhereyes, MM#580419 (I've lost count)
Massiel P, MM#612132
Katherine Eastman, MM#530083
Renee Arana, MM#592851
Sheena Fong, MM#585884
Rachel Ramroop, MM#509381 (x2)
Brandon DeAnda, MM#383272