Eric C

Photographer Male New York, New York, US
My Website: website
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/ericc
Mayhem # 64560

About Me

Looking for some NJ talent for some areas around northern nj...

Oct 2014- Now planning for some shoots around NYC.  Looking for some awesome locations....
                     
go to my website for current work.... (click above)
     
Currently looking for models that are good with good expressions and a fresh look. If ur an actor/actress, drop me a email...
     
If you got a ideas, let me know!!
         
website and recent photos-- http://www.ericchenphotography.com
FB Fan Page-- Facebook Fan Page
FB-- Facebook Page
Pinterest-- Pinterest Page
     
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Rates: Drop me an email to inquire smile
                                       
Limited TF Commercial Lifestyle Shoots at this time.  Never hurts to ask and I do have rates.... wink   Always looking for a killer smile....
         
ABOUT ME:                            
  Photographer in the NJ/NYC area. I'm in and out of Manhattan almost everyday. My preference is to shoot on location and not get locked up in a studio.  The white high key studio backdrops sort of bores me.

  Some of my work has been published in travel, lifestyle magazines, books, and calendars.

I also test with a couple of NYC modeling agencies.
I'm on the photographer list of NYC commercial agencies for paid portfolio work.
Agency Rep'd and experienced models preferred.

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Currently looking for:

1. Local wardrobe stylists / designers with experience in styling lifestyle shoots.  - Test and Paid work as part of the team.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/casting/1431370

2. Asian Mix Models
There seems to be a demand for good looking Asian Models that can light up a camera. The mixed look a big plus.

3. Looking for fresh faces for 2013
http://www.modelmayhem.com/casting/1381845

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If you want to work together, please make sure you provide an email addr when contacting me. MM Mail is a pain to sort through.
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I keep getting asked this question so here's my answer:
Expression, personality and a good sense of humor.

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Model: Johanna Sambuchi (Wilhelmenia)
MUA: Jennifer Kinford
Hair: Melissa Castner

http://www.ericchenphotography.com/images/JS0713_IMG_5907_EricChen_800.jpg

http://www.ericchenphotography.com/images/JS0713_IMG_6002_EricChen_800.jpg


Amanda (Flaunt)
http://www.ericchenphotography.com/mm/AT1010_EricChen_Web.jpg

JessB MM# 1349350
http://ericchenphotography.com/mm/JB0810_IMG_0618_EricChen_Web.jpg

Fashion Pilot for a tv network shot at studio
Melissa Seitz MM#108297
Lan Beauty MM#702358
M Castner MM#411411
Katherine Whitehead MM#565190

http://www.ericchenphotography.com/mm/Melissa_IMG_2497_EricChen_Web.jpg
http://www.ericchenphotography.com/mm/Melissa_IMG_2612_EricChen_Web.jpg


Model: Taylor Z (812199)

Running-
http://www.ericchenphotography.com/mm/TZ_IMG_9472_EricChen_Web.jpg


Model: Miss Aliss (499379)

http://www.ericchenphotography.com/mm/Alissa_IMG_8339_EricChen_Web.jpg http://www.ericchenphotography.com/mm/Alissa_IMG_8429_EricChen_Web.jpg

Model: Kel (310413) & Josh (59231)
Assistant: SJ

http://www.ericchenphotography.com/mm/KelJosh_1930_EricChen_Web.jpg

*Above are 5 photos from a couple lifestyle shoots. I put these up since I got a few questions on what I was looking for.

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Something Funny.....

A good friend/photographer came out and helped out my studio shoot for the Fashion Pilot Shoot. It was raining and he couldn't play tennis, LOL.  Below is his comments on my shoot. Its meant to be funny wink

Why I'll never be a MM Legend....

Your shoots will never come close to his. Here's some things you need to work on....

- there was too much light for the hair stylist and makeup artist. The place needs to be darker so they really can't see what they're doing and when you do shoot they will wonder why it looks nothing like they intended.
- You need to find a much smaller space. And a space where you constantly have to unplug things (lights, dryers, etc.) so you don't blow a fuse.
- Pretend you have a game plan but really don't.
- Borrow some photos from other people's shoots and put them in your book. Maybe get the latest issue of Vogue and cut some pics out and put them in your portfolio,
- Don't let anybody eat. Models don't eat anyway.

That's just the beginning. Maybe you can one day assist MM legend and see how it's really done.

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MM doesn't have too much info about photogs- You don't know if you're working w/ a 15 year old or a 99 year old. I enjoy the smile and relief look everytime a model meets me for the first time.  We know everything about the model.  To be fair:
-Age: 25 to 35 age bracket. I'm asian and we age well. tongue I get carded whenever I go out to AC or Vegas.
-Formal training, yes
-Locations: NYC & NJ and sometimes PA
-Weapon of Choice: Canon
-Lens of Choice: L
-Lights: Plenty. Never used all of them in one setup. Should probably sell some.
-I love fashionable stuff, love lifestyle stuff, love pretty stuff
-Street Photography is fun. I call it a photo safari.
-I hate boxy nyc studios.
-I hate seamless. I would rather shoot you doing something real.
-Technicals: I believe every frame should be 100% technically perfect. No out of focus shots and no oops.. This way, everything shifts to the subject and environment at hand. My analogy is a soldier and a rifle.  Would he say oops?
-My shoots: From a model's perspective, I think my shoots are so easy even a caveman can do it (or is that a cavemodel). I'm easy to work with. I don't ask a model to wear tank tops and shorts in freezing weather. Perhaps its just me not wanting to photoshop the goosebumps.
-Photoshop: Yeah I can photoshop. I can't do surgery.  Most of my photos have minimal photoshop work if any. Just ask the models I've worked with.  The camera LCD looks like the proof which looks like the final photo. You'll be amazed how much time you can save if you get the shot right. An awesome MUA and flawless model helps too.
-After a trade shoot, I allow the team to proof online. This means photos.
-Motivation: Creating beautiful images and submissions.  Why shoot something if I can't submit it? The image isn't doing any good stuck in a portfolio.
-Some profiles have quotes on their page so here's mine-
    "Work smarter, not harder" ~Scrooge McDuck.


*More photos on my website.*

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Below are some castings. (trade work)

Looking for fresh faces for 2012
http://www.modelmayhem.com/casting/1381845

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Rules:
1. Model Release
2. Attitude
3. MU- very important
4. Models, if you don't look like your portfolio, please let me know.  If I'm expecting red, please don't show up green. I hate surprises smile
5. Gotta have fun


Best of luck everybody!!!

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Nov 2, 2014 NYC photographer visiting in Nov
May 14, 2014 Fresh Faces- Commercial / Lifestyle Shoot

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