Jesse Bard

Photographer Male Toronto, Ontario, Canada

My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/jessebardportraits
Mayhem # 621040

About Me

I'm am photographer in pursuit of images that tell stories, provoke thoughts or stimulate emotion. For me photography is a collaboration of ideas and visions achieved with the work of many.

I am always looking to work with like minded people and I am honoured when we create unique images together.

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Moi:

Professional, passionate, easy going but serious about my craft and always up for trying something new and unique to me.

Happily committed to the most wonderful and supportive woman in the world and not looking for a newer model (originals are always best baby).

Proud daddy to 2 wonderful puppies who make it their mission in life to love and be loved unconditionally and test the limits of that love daily smile

Models:

I am looking for passionate, confident and open minded models willing to try and achieve an artistic vision even if it means stepping out of their comfort zone.

I do not want to shoot with people who want to limit themselves to a particular look or style and I never want to work with anyone who thinks their skin is something to be ashamed of and hidden away.

If you are interested in working with me then you should know that clothing is an accessory not the centerpiece.

Compensation:

Negotiable. This means that I am willing to compensate at times and work TFP on other occasions.

Studio:

Sometimes I work out of studio located in downtown Toronto which is easily accessible via public or private transportation.

Sometimes I shoot in my house which is where I've shot over 80% of my images. It's comfortable and allows for a very relaxed atmosphere to create some stellar images.


Booking

You must have an e-mail address and phone number. I do not set shoots without these two things. If you cancel a booking without appropriate notice or don’t show up for a booking we will never work together period.

Chaperones:

Although I am very conscious of the world we live in today I am also painfully aware of the distraction caused by having a friend, spouse or boyfriend at a shoot therefore I do not work with people who must have someone there. I am ALWAYS more than happy to provide references as well as meet with anyone prior to booking a shoot. 

Images:

After the session, I scan through the images and delete all the lighting test shots, blinks and bad expressions.  I create a low resolution watermarked slideshow which I e-mail to you for your review and then you can indicate to me which 5 images you would like professionally edited and I will then send you High Resolution edited copies via e-mail within 5-7 business days.

Does the Model get a CD of all the images?

At no time will I ever give to anyone, the original high resolution, unedited files.  I've had some bad experiences in the past, with unedited files being posted on various modeling websites.  So to protect the integrity of my images, I've adopted the policy of not providing the original files.

Do you allow the models to retouch the images themselves?

No. I've spent a great deal of time and effort perfecting my digital workflow, to get my images to look the way that they do.  I feel that I have a "style" that is unique to me, and the way that I shoot and edit.  If I allowed others to edit the images, than they wouldn't be my images.

I would like to thank all the models, makeup artists, wardrobe stylists and photographers who make this business a pure medium of individuality, freedom of expression and form of social consciousness. You have all inspired and continue to inspire me everyday.


Much love and respect,

Jesse

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