rich cirminello

Photographer Male San Jose, California, US
New York, New York, US
San Francisco, California, US
Mayhem # 661677

About Me

I am a professional photographer, published internationally, and experienced in many genres from high fashion and runway to boudoir and erotic. I have a 1300sqft studio in San Jose, California and have worked all around the USA, in Paris, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

+ Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, New York City February 2015
+ London Fashion Week February 2015
+ LA Fashion Week March 2015
+ Brand Campaign in Spain April 2015
+ Paris HC Fashion Week July 2015

Currently Seeking a Muse.

I can shoot in my studio or on location, indoors or out.

I am available for shooting:
+ agency tests
+ headshots
+ catalog / look book
+ fashion editorials
+ fashion shows
+ magazine submissions
+ contest submissions
+ model portfolios.
+ artistic collaborations
+ engagement
+ maternity
+ personal boudoir

Note: I do not shoot weddings or events

I have worked with several agencies and can help you source models for your project, however if you have your own know that I am experienced and comfortable working with professinal agency fashion models, newbies and everything in between.

Check more of my work out on Flickr
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Creative Director and Chief Operations Officer of MIMI Tran, a Luxury clothing label.

Our Model Mayhem Page
Our website

Come see us at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City on February 19, 2015 and in London Fashion Week on February 21, 2015.

I have shot fashion shows at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, and Hong Kong Fashion Week. I have also shot runway shows in San Francisco and other major cities and my runway work has been published in the US, Europe, South America, and in Asia.

From October 2012 until July 2014 I served as Editor in Chief of VOLO Magazine which is available in print online to an international audience.

See my Not Safe For Work VOLO #10 Cover shot.

In addition to being published in VOLO, my erotic and fine art nude photographs have been exhibited in galleries in multiple cities in the United States including San Francisco, New York, and Las Vegas and have been published in the US, Europe, South America, and Asia.

I have also sold limited edition prints to collectors, numbered and signed.


I require models to sign a release for all shoots.
Ask me about it and I will send you a copy to preview.
If we're shooting anything sexy or nude I will need a copy of your ID as proof of age. It is required of me by law.
Look up 18 U.S.C. Section 2257 for an explanation.


– I am very selective about the models I TFP with –

I prefer to shoot without escorts; I have my own experienced and trusted assistants to call upon if needed. If you have any issues with this, message me about it before committing to a shoot. If you show up with someone I didn't know was coming, that person will NOT be allowed to stay.

If you have any doubt at all, save yourself some worry: check references – it's worth the effort.


NOTE: I do not provide models with RAW photos.

My Studio
Location shoot for MIMI Tran
Always at the ready
Shooting in Paris See this
Tangie at the Eifel Tower by rich cirminello


Fashion, Editorial, Erotic and/or Testing Shoots
FOCUS on Fashion August 2014 cover
MIMI Tran Look Book
+ Lisa Therese
+ Mira Peterlin
+ Jade Valencia

+ erotic with Ariel Heart
+ hotel shoot with Alisha Adam (Portland)
+ hotel shoot with Destine (Portland)
+ 19C Steampunk inspired "Villain and Damsel in Distress" shoot with Jillian Nicole Gomez and Cory Wiltshire (not on MM)
     ^ makeup by Thu Pham
+ hot erotic with Asia Perez
+ fashion, fashion nude, editorial with Tiffiney C

+ beauty with Kacey Boling
     ^ makeup by _VIVIDD

+ glam and implied with Vanessa Vo
+ Femme Fatale theme
    ^ makeup by Thu Pham

+ fashion with Veronica Liu
+ June 2012 self portraits

+ nude with Jovis Castaneda
+ multiple shoots with Aubrey Nichole in USA and Taiwan
+ testing shoot with Natasha (not on MM) for Fashion Division, Taipei Taiwan
+ art nude with Rachell Rene
+ shibari with Caryn (not on MM)
+ Valentine's Self Portrait session
+ Valentines theme with Anna Gomez
+ glamor with Kendall Xu
+ NCFL Pacifica Islanders Glamors Cheerleading team swim suit shoot
+ fashion with tpatel
+ Vampire with Jillian Nicole Gomez
    ^ makeup by Thu Pham

+ chains with Jovis Castaneda
+ fashion with Jennifer Jones
+ erotic shibari with Sakurablossom
+ fashion with Johanna

+ erotic shibari with Jennifer Jones
+ erotic shibari with KathArine
+ fashion with Cinthia M
+ erotic nude with Violet Vixen
+ lingerie with Jovis Castaneda
+ lingerie with Jennifer Jones
+ candy covered shoot with Cinthia M
+ lingerie & implied with Souveche
+ lingerie & implied with Kaitlyn Kay

Fashion Shows
+ Zuhair Murad - Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week July 2014
+ Ran Hourani - Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week July 2014
+ Bilal Barrage - Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week July 2014
+ Laly Designs "Greatest Show on Earth", October 2012
+ Santana Row, September 2012
+ Laly Designs "Decades", March 2012
+ Couture Fashion Week NYC, February 2012
+ Brooklyn Wave Fashion show NYC, September 2011
+ Hong Kong Fashion week, July 2011
+ Charity Fashion Show 2011, San Francisco

Special Events
+ Portfolio Jam 2012 at Pismo Beach and Santa Rosa Speedway
+ 'shoot the photographer' portraits a group of photographers
+ Art Nude shoot with Liz Moody
+ Art nude workshop with -Elena-
    ^ makeup by Thu Pham
+ 20's theme workshop with star nine
    ^ makeup by Thu Pham
+ Lighting workshop with Raven Le Faye
    ^ makeup by Thu Pham
+ School Girl Theme shoot at Motif, San Jose with Crystal from the Bay, Dee Nguyen, Vanessarae, Aprilynn
    ^ makeup by Thu Pham
+ Geisha themed shoot workshop at Hakone Gardens with Souveche, Lissa Lee, Monk561
    ^ makeup by Thu Pham

+ Body Paint nightclub shoot with Souveche, Jennifer Jones, Kristine Valentino, Brenda Norrie

+ Portfolio Jam 2010 at Pismo Beach and Paso Robles
+ Portfolio Jam 2009 at Pismo Beach and Pirates Cove
+ Portfolio Jam 2008 at Panther Beach, Santa Cruz

Galleries, Exhibitions and Shows
+ Featured artist: San Francisco Erotic Art Exhibition 2, September 2012
+ Featured Artist: "Puss 'n Boots" – Amelia Hyde Gallery, San Francisco November 2012
+ Featured Artist:  "On the Edge 3" Erotic Photography Exhibition, San Francisco February 2013

VOLO Magazine Editor in Chief
+ 2012-2014 Issue #4 through #10
VOLO #10 Cover


Amazing Styling   5 pics
Florida   6 pics
food and nude   2 pics
Hawaii   1 pics
Hong Kong   7 pics
Iceland   1 pics
Implied - interesting and sexy   52 pics
LA - Hollywood - OC etc   53 pics
love the style   3 pics
makeup   5 pics
models to keep track of   206 pics
More of my work - rich cirminello   119 pics
NY - NJ - PA   73 pics
Portland   6 pics
rich cirminello's list of inspiration   482 pics
Scottsdale - Phoenix - Tucson - AZ   8 pics
Seattle   3 pics
Taiwan   2 pics
Vegas Babies   48 pics
VOLO mag   44 pics

Casting Calls

Casting Call
Mar 28, 2015 :: Looking for a Fashion Model For testing ::



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