Mayhem # 606376
Hi, my name is Steve. I was born with a camera in my hands. Well maybe not exactly, but it seems that way. For most of my life I was more interested in photographing nature. Then I photographed a play that I designed the lights for, and heard that the actors wanted to buy my photographs instead of the the ones taken by the "professional" photographer. I though, "hey, I should try to make a living at this." I took classes at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan to learn the basics, and then I started working with models to practice posing and lighting people.
Since then I have shot models, weddings, boudoir, birthday parties, skate and golf events, corporate events, actor head shots, theater pictures, as well as my old standby, nature shots. I have also done some photography for Heelys (skate shoes) I have had quite a few photos published in newspapers and one in a magazine and my several used as illustrations in a poetry book.
At this point I realize I am not interested in becoming a fashion photographer, I am much more interested in creating art. I will shoot fashion or whatever you want (within reason) but if you would like to create something beautiful, or something that makes you think, or something that tells a story, then I am your photographer. Please feel free to contact me. And please feel free to contact any of the models I have worked with. You will see I am very easy going and comfortable to work with.
I will shoot TFCD if it's a concept we both can use for our portfolio.
I do not have a studio though I have access to two in the area, but I can travel to you with portable equipment. The areas that I will typically work is Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester, Ulster, and Orange Counties in NY (Pawling, Poughkeepsie, Brewster, Fishkill, White Plains, New Paltz, Newburgh, etc) and Western CT (Danbury, New Milford, Waterbury, Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, etc)
NOTE ABOUT FRIEND REQUESTS: I will only approve friends requests if we have shot or plan to shoot.
I have shot with: (in order of the shoots, latest on top)
Avalon Cos - Mayhem #3522175
Avasavalot - Mayhem #3258592
Lil_Nikki - Mayhem #2772767
Julie Visser - Mayhem #1151382 (x3)
Eastwick - Mayhem #8564 (x2)
Kate Be - Mayhem #2772428
LisaMarie - Mayhem #2576345
Brittney - Mayhem #2335521
Gabie - Mayhem #1643675
Samantha - Mayhem #1701763
Autumn Fallen - Mayhem #1204767 (x4)
Amanda S - Mayhem #1566040
Aidan Lilith - Mayhem #1570040
Melne - Mayhem #1362122 & #1575336
Shey - Mayhem #1070420 (x2)
Harvey Fae - Mayhem #1061554 (x2)
Christine Mayhem #1258435
Cuteyhoney - Mayhem #861995 (x4)
Jacqui - OMP #413458
Alyssa Morar - Mayhem #772906
Vittima - Mayhem #1648265
Autumn Lynn - Mayhem #434887 (x2)
Katrina - Mayhem #720368
Alexandra Rai - Mayhem #260375
Jen Knight - Mayhem #738313
Angelina Geraci - Mayhem #311358 (x2)
Jaclynn - Mayhem #676394 (x2)
Dia Plaia - Mayhem #689429 (x2)
Action Packed Amanda - Mayhem #631870
Tammy Lyn - Mayhem #882307
Tori Elizabeth - Mayhem #439409
Jessy B - Mayhem #642485 (x2)
Melissa Caul - Mayhem #637501
heathArz - Mayhem #87914
Nikki Dailey Mayhem #664629
Alane Deviare - Mayhem #596635
Jacki K - Mayhem #583224
Erin O Daire - Mayhem #459591
Isabelle Frederique - Mayhem #600260
Miss Erica Jade - Mayhem #382648
Lian-Marie - Actress
Heather Bast - Mayhem #531756
Eclipsedream - Mayhem #374280
Lyric Gabel - Mayhem #464168
Not sure how good a photographer I am, but apparently I'm easy to work with.
"Yes you did make me feel comfortable I had fun with you."
"I am happy they came out the way you wanted them, but I must thank you for the experience. It was great working with you!"
Autumn Fallen 3/11/09
". . . anyway i just felt like writing to say thanks for the shoot, i would've shot with you sooner if i knew u were so cool. you have a good attitude, its refreshing."
Alexandra Rai 6/26/08
"hay steve! wonderful working with you yesterday,"
Action Packed Amanda 4/06/08
"Hey Steve! I really had fun shooting yesterday! I love the shots. Thanks "
"i had fun too! let me know if you have anything you'd like to try out, i'd definitely shoot with you again! "
"Hey, I had fun shooting with you Saturday! I really like the Daisy pic!! Thanks again! Alane"
Erin O Daire 4/01/08
"Stephen, the photographer, is wonderful. He's a gentleman, polite, has a great taste in music, and has a great sense of humor. **Highly recommended**"
Nikki Dailey 3/30/08
"Hey Steve...It was great meeting you..we had such a great time! Thank you for sharing your time with us...here's my email feel free to message me with any ideas you have..take care!
Nikki and Jon"
Jacki K 3/25/08
"heyy thats me in that picture! its kickass! thanks again stephen! hope we work together soon!"
Jacki K 3/24/08
"thank you soo much for working with me! i had a great time and the pics are kickass- hope you dont mind i put one pic up already- it may not be adjusted yet but its still kickass so i put it up talk to you soon "
Autumn Lynn 1/12/08
"Great working with you this morning can't wait to do it again"