I am not affiliated with Model Up TV or Gene Newell Jr.
We just happen to have the same name.
Friend requests are only accepted from female models who live in Portland and want to work on a shoot.
Comments, tags, messages are greatly appreciated.
I'm a long time photographer interested in working with people to enhance my portfolio as well as theirs.
My shoots are always a collaboration. Some models work well in one set and some work better in another set. I don’t usually have ideas or specific shots worked out in advance. Most of what we shoot is up to you. It is the collaboration that makes the art. I change the lights often and we move from set to set. The better shots just come naturally.
I am primarily interested in a Fine Art Nude shoots. I enjoy working in several clothed - fashion - scarf shots during the shoot.
I would love to shoot some “editorials” of your hobby, musical instruments, “characters,” or work. If you know of a house, barn, loft, penthouse, apartment, industrial building, wooden boat, overgrown back yard, anything funky or junky, I would love to shoot there.
Most of my interior/studio shoots are done in my small cabinet shop in Oregon City. It is dry and heated. I roll out the seamless, hang up some draping, set up some “sets” and turn on the lights and call it a “studio”.
I use fluorescent “hot lights” instead of strobes.
Many people, for some reason, seem to think that somehow film and chemical prints are superior. I am proud to say all of my images are "Photoshopped." Some are scans from negatives and some are digital and some are composites.
Photoshop is my highly sophisticated darkroom. I "develop" my files and essentially "dodge and burn" just like every photographer has done since the first image came out of the primordial soup. The main difference in the process is that I do it with pixels and the others did it with chemicals.
It is our familiarity and skill with the process that lets us make an image for others to see. In the end, It is the image that represents my vision - Not the process.
My rates are negotiable. Please ask about TF shoots. We can usually work something out.
More recent shoots are at
June 2011 Black Box Gallery Jurried show Portrature Now: Constructing Photography http://blackboxgallery.com/Portraiture_Now.html
In March of 2011 - Wind Rain Gallery - Tilamook, OR
July 2010 Juried Show at Gresham Art Center
Publication of 2 images, a Silver Award and Merit Award in Color Magazine = Issue # 7 - May 2010
March 2010 -"Unclad Art" show Gallery by the Bay -in Stanwood, Wash www.uncladart.com
. Sold print of "Dreaming Clouds".
March 2010 - Along The Open Road - Gresham Art Center - Gresham Oregon
Feb 2010 - "Show Us Some Love Show" at the Lightbox Photographic Gallery in Astoria Oregon www.lightboxphotographic.com
Jan. 2010 - "Caught in the Moment" Figurative Art Exhibition by Genre Arts in Portland, OR - only photographer in show of 30 painters and sculptors. The show is still on line at www.ga2c.org
Mar. 2008 - I was selected by Kim Weston (Edwards grandson) for "The Artful Nude" exhibition, sponsored by Camera Arts magazine. The show ended as they were going broke. It is still on line at The Center For Fine Art Photography or www.c4fap.org
Please contact me for available prints.
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