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MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/mirlada
I've shot full-time editorial, advertising, fashion, entertainment, and corporate work since 1990, but started VERY young. Throughout that time, won a number of international awards, including Cover of the year at the National Magazine Awards, my own DP spread of work in the Communication Arts Photography Annual, and in a coffeetable book of the top illustrated portraits commissioned by Rolling Stone Magazine.
Throughout the 90's, I specialized in very complex photo-illustration work, for advertising agencies, design firms, magazines, and entertainment companies, often combining CGI elements and digital illustration. Although I still do photo-illustration projects occasionally, I am doing more pure photographic work, in studio and on location. I am not really a "fashion photographer", but sometimes shoot for fashion magazines, salons, and designers just to mix it up. Of course, I use models regularly for my shoots, ranging from entry-level for tests, to very experienced for full-budget ad work. For these higher-budget projects, I prefer to work with models, stylists, and hair & makeup artists that I have worked with before, and have extensive professional experience, like most shooters.
I shoot creatives once in awhile, so you are interested in participating in some creatives, or lighting / equipment tests, drop me a line, with your link, resume, comp card, site link, etc, and I'll keep you in mind. For client work, I find that they are more comfortable with hiring agency models, unless it is a specific "character".
Since 2000, I've taken my experiences of promoting, communicating, and doing business as a commercial photographer, and created what I and my web clients consider the ultimate self-editable fully expandable and scalable, high-performance, well-designed online portfolio system, which interestingly, publishes both a pure Flash and pure HTML site simultaneously, and then cross-links each page, for the best of both worlds. I'm looking for other photographers, stylists, hair and makeup artists, models, agencies, clothing designers, etc, to create sites for. If you're an experienced pro stylist, hair, or makeup person, I can even do a barter with you. I also do marketing consultation and branding for creative businesses and professionals, as well.
In 2008, I launched Capturetek, providing professional photo gear rentals, digital / lighting techs, studio and technical consulting, and training, as a natural extension of our rental studio biz. Best prices, service, and advice in Toronto!
Since 2011, been learning about major film lighting and grip, and have gaffed (designed and set up the lighting) on several short film and music videos.
studio: Boa Studios http://www.boastudios.com
(great rental studios available by the hour, day, week)
equipment rental: Capturetek http://www.capturetek.com
(extensive pro photo gear rentals, digital technicians, training, and consulting.)
portfolio website designer http://www.boamedia.com
(my graphic and web design division)
website technology http://www.intellifolios.com
shows the Visualizer tool. giving you a sneak peek at how easy it is to make global changes, and some of the main options available. (online portfolio technology that I developed for photographers, models, model agencies, etc, who want the ultimate in high-usability, well-designed Flash sites to promote themselves)
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