To my surprise, I was offered an English teaching job in Nagasaki, Japan, starting in mid-January 2013, so I'm moving out of Los Angeles. I'll be back in SE Michigan until January 22nd, and then off to the other side of the world for a couple years or so. I'll be spending a lot of my time in MI packing, preparing, and spending time with my family, but I'll have a little free time here and there if you'd want to shoot. After that, I'm open to shoots in Japan. I won't have my strobes, props, or makeup supplies with me in Japan, so things will be a little scaled-down, but I'm excited to see what direction my work takes there!
I'm Evan. In early 2005 I transplanted myself into San Francisco's fertile soil, via southeast Michigan. Like most people, I moved to California for the opportunities (but I also hate winter). I've zig-zagged back & forth between CA & MI a bit this past couple years (thanks recession!), and now I'm in the megalopolis that is Los Angeles. I can go all over the So-Cal area to shoot, and am often visiting my beloved SF, so keep me in mind if you're in the Bay Area as well! (Michigan too, since I go home now and then to visit family) I like to shoot fashion-oriented shots, often with an unusual theme to them. I love to combine photography and illustration, as you'll see some examples of that here
I love to shoot on location, or in studio (when possible). I own a Profoto 1200 strobe kit with three heads and lots of accessories, and shoot with a Canon 30D. I also have experience with Profoto, Broncolor, Speedotron, Norman, Visatec, and Dynalite strobe systems.
THINGS I CAN DO FOR YOU:
- fine art photography (illustrated-photography my specialty)
- automotive stuff, with or w/out a model. (tuners, classics, avant-garde, etc!)
- head shots & body shots for actor's portfolios
- product, lifestyle, and catalog photography
- pin-up, fetish, swimwear, nude. (I'm a Zivity photographer, so definitely hit me up if you want to shoot for that! I'm looking to increase this kind of work)
- photography for album packaging, flyers, etc
- graphic design for print and web
- assisting, digital tech, or PA for other photographers / shoots
- much more, just ask me!
THEMES I ESPECIALLY LIKE:
- surreal situations
- automotive-themed. I love cars, actually, and love using them as props.
- sci-fi type stuff, especially post-apocalyptic and cyberpunk
- 60's, 70's, or '80s-style retro shots.
- anthropomorphic machines (machines coming to life, taking on human characteristics)
- horror, especially Cronenberg-esque body horror
- vivid color & eye-shattering patterns
- avant-garde makeup and outfits
- anything STRANGE.
Reasonable, and depends on the shoot. I'm cool with TF/trade if the shoot's of a style that my portfolio is in need of, if it's for my fine art work, or if I contact you.
Not all of my shoots require a MUA (especially the illustrated-photography, since I do a lot of the makeup digitally), but I am always looking for a good makeup and/or hair wizard for high-fashion shots. (TFP/TFCD only at the moment, please)
I'm looking for a good wardrobe person, so if you're that person, get a hold of me! I also make clothing once in a while (you'll see examples of my stuff in some of my photos). Sometimes I like to make a transient outfit just for the shoot at hand. So models, if we shoot together, I might want to suit you up in my gear.
I'm cool with escorts on shoots as long as they are not of the "always in the way of the shoot" variety.
...need not apply. Free time is fleeting, so I can't afford to have it wasted. I've sort of turned into a "one strike, you're out" person on this, unless you have a particularly convincing excuse, or if I trust that you're otherwise reliable.
I can't necessarily guarantee an illustrated-photograph for your portfolio, as those take me many hours to make (I'm working on figuring out how to speed up that workflow), but I can at least shoot some creative non-illustrated shots for your portfolio. Bear in mind, if I have an illustrated-photo in mind that I think you would work well for, I'll definitely ask you for your help. A note about my technique, since some have asked. I don't use Illustrator or any other vector-tracing program / filters to get the hand-drawn look. It actually is hand-drawn, with a Wacom tablet. Most of my illustrated-photo pieces take about 20-30 hours of hard labor. Things like Illustrator, while awesome, don't get the kind of outlining style I want, and I wish to make art that is a seamless hybrid between my two favorite media, illustration and photography
OTHER PLACES YOU CAN FIND ME:
- my music
- Tumblr (my stop-motion animations!)
- my portfolio