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Experience: Very Experienced
Compensation: Depends on Assignment
Genres: Art
Fit Modeling
Performance Artist

Last activity: Jul 11, 2014
Joined: Mar 02, 2008

rich cirminello

San Jose, California, US
New York, New York, US

Mayhem #661677

MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/cirminello

About me

+ Beverly Hills June 2014
+ Paris July 5-12 2014
+ New York/NJ Sept 2014
+ Prague - winter 2014

Currently Seeking a Muse.

Possessing an unapologetic appreciation of feminine beauty, naturally my favorite subject is the female form. Inspired and influenced by fine art, high fashion, glamor and A/V erotic photography of Japan my goal is to create evocative images that bring sensuality and sexuality out of my subjects while avoiding objectification.

Simply put: I LOVE shooting.

My erotic and fine art nude photographs have been exhibited in galleries in multiple cities in the United States and have been published in the US, Europe and South America.

I have shot fashion shows in New York, Hong Kong, San Francisco and other major cities and my runway work has been published in the US 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. www.volomagazine.com


I am also partner Creative Director and Chief Operations Officer of MIMI Tran, a high-end dress company based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We are often looking for fashion models 5'9" or taller, size 0-2 for photo shoots and fashion shows.




I am available for shooting editorials, boudoir, catalog, look book, for your website, magazine submissions, design contest submissions, collaborations with hair stylists, clothing stylists, designers, etc...
Please describe your project to me in detail and I will provide a professional quote.

If you're a model who wants to sell my photos [of you] at car shows, conventions, meet and greets, etc... ask me about licensing the image for a one-time fee or buying your prints through me.

Working with me TFP

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

I like working with models at all experience levels, but here are a few guidelines: in general I prefer models who have diverse portfolios, who aren't afraid of their own natural bodies, who are confident, have good self awareness. It impresses me to see when a model has taken the time to organize lists of beautiful photos that inspire them here on MM or have created a Tumblr or Pinterest page. I like to see not only where a model has been, but where she'd like to go next and the types of photos she finds interesting and inspiring tell me a lot about her sense of good taste and quality.

I am relatively open minded to a lot of different types of people with different perspectives but tend to steer clear of models who have had augmentation surgery, lip injections, or have done pornography (it's NOT the same thing as erotic art). If the previous sentence describes you and you want my work in your portfolio, message me and we can discuss what I might charge.

I occasionally hire or recommend models for paid gigs, however, as a general rule I do not pay models to make art with them. That includes nude and erotic art to be hung on gallery walls or published in magazines.

I am however, quite reasonable when it comes to sharing expenses. Let me know if you're willing to chip in for the equipment, studio, MUA, assistants, coffee, snacks, etc... and I'll gladly accept.

TFP to collaborate with me.

Don't bother messaging me with your 'industry standard' rates - save all that for the hobbyists and GWCs who will actually pay them.

If you think that's unfair, just assume my rates are at least twice as much as yours and we can start negotiations from there.

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.

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.

NOTE: I do not provide models with RAW photos. Just, NO.

Check more of my work out on Flickr
Become my fan on Facebook

Fashion, Editorial, Erotic and/or Testing Shoots

+ 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
+ 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

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+ 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 beginning with volume #4

Amazing Styling   5 pics
Florida   6 pics
food and nude   2 pics
Hawaii   2 pics
Hong Kong   8 pics
Iceland   1 pics
Implied - interesting and sexy   56 pics
LA - Hollywood - OC etc   54 pics
love the style   2 pics
makeup   5 pics
models to keep track of   239 pics
More of my work - rich cirminello   120 pics
NY - NJ - PA   79 pics
Portland   6 pics
rich cirminello's list of inspiration   522 pics
Scottsdale - Phoenix - Tucson - AZ   8 pics
Seattle   3 pics
Taiwan   5 pics
Vegas Babies   48 pics
VOLO mag   47 pics



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