My goal is to create distinctive, engaging portraiture. I hope to make images that excite the viewer's imagination by revealing something of the character of the model in honest & respectful ways.
I am particularly interested in people with complicated histories - both ethnic and personal - which are visible in their faces or their bodies. I'm a fan of extreme multi-ethnicity, complex racial and national stories, and unusual & extreme features. I work well with unconventional looks and models who push the boundaries of beauty.
I am always interested in working with people whose faces reveal distinct and strong ethnicity.
I am always eager to work with Nigerians and other West Africans, ethnic Mongolians, Dominicans, South Asians and others whose faces convey a similarly forceful ethnic presence. If you're one of these, or a combination of ethnicities that is so uncommon that you rarely meet another with that particular mix, or simply have a very perplexing look, please do send me a message.
My Model Mayhem portfolio is rarely updated and will give you only a small and static glimpse of the kind of portraiture I do.
I have been away from NYC for several years and am in the process of returning.
I am very professional and courteous with models and generous with my time. Please don't repay my generosity with missed appointments, no-shows with no calls or calls 20 minutes after you were supposed to be there. Please don't surprise me with boyfriends, girlfriends, bodyguards, mothers, siblings, best friends, weird sneaky "assistants" or whoever the hell it is you spontaneously decided to invite into our shoot. If your appearance has changed radically from your last profile pic update, please let me know in advance.
I have very little experience with nude shoots but this is an area I am interested in developing at the moment - it is absolutely not a requirement for shooting, but something that is very welcome from models comfortable with pursuing that.
Shoots typically last 2 to 2.5 hours, and Models typically receive 6-10 professionally processed images from the shoot for their use.