Southern Light

Photographer Male Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/southernlight
Mayhem # 69660

About Me


Update 24 Dec. 2014. Wishing you all a peaceful and blessed Christmas.

Arrived in Sydney now for a few weeks. Heading up to Coffs soon probably by public transport after I sell my van. Happy to make a stopover if you have locations and a wish to shoot. TF is my preference but if you insist won't stop you paying me either ...

Email: slphoto2u(at)gmail(dot)com 
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Where to start? The journey has been a long one and looking back seems more important than the destination. But it's principally a journey of love. The joy of making beautiful images and bringing joy to others. You will  judge my success. You might gather I don't do horror/gore/bondage styles. I want images that uplift: not  confront or can be seen as exploitative.

I am principally a landscape photographer and hope that it shows in my portfolio. While I do dabble in the studio I am happiest shooting on location. The studio is too sterile! Throw the lighting and weather challenges my way any day. Always different and rarely predictable. When it works it's fantastic!

My current themes are an interest in edgy fashion, 30's - 40's glamour styles that combine outfits and styling typical of the era and burlesque styling also of interest. Experimenting with tasteful lingerie, dabbling with tasteful fetish styles also is an interest. Landscape art-nudes remain (to me) the 'purist form' of photographic artistic expression. If any of these interest you please PM or email me.

Am cautious when models tell me they're "reliable" and "professional". Please don't tell me ... just show me.

Now having said that  I would like to thank the wonderful models who have worked with me to make this portfolio possible. I am very indebted to you all. Without you I am back to a pure landscape and railway photographer .. and I have no problems with that either.


                               
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Above, the beautiful Elodie "wearing" a painter's drop sheet. Proof that a beautiful woman can wear anything & look great. No MM account.


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The beautiful Allison, aka Audrey Hepburn


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Above, Tara now "Profile Withdrawn" from MM. WE ALL SEE TOO MANY LOVELY WOMEN HASSLED OFF THIS SITE BY UNSCRUPULOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS. Quite pathetic. Sometimes I think there's too much mayhem and not enough modelling. Yes, jealous and insecure boyfriends play a role too but I keep being told of sleazy GWC types.


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Above, the beautifully pregnant Tara Sofia Caruso MM#2205259   Tara's images on my site.

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Above, the stunning Samy MM#2548626  Samy's gallery on my site:


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Above, the beautiful and charming Lani MM#1815592  Lani's gallery on my site:

My interest in photography grew from a love of landscape and railways. My dad gave me an old Zeiss Ikon 6x9 cm folding bellows camera that I still have today. Am more or less self taught through years of personal study and experimentation with medium format film cameras. A physics degree (minor in chemistry) helped too. Graduated the traditional route of wedding photography with all the pressures of waiting 24 hrs to see the proofs .. long after the wedding was over, and too late to re-shoot. This, together with my use of medium format cameras imposed a regime of 'getting it right' in-camera. I retain the methodical shooting techniques honed over a couple of decades (or more!).

However I've now been seduced by the ease of digital technology and have largely exchanged the smelly and lonely darkroom for the lightroom. However I don't shoot the digital scatter-gun approach that relies on percentages and editing software to clean up the mess!


(My) 'Terms of Engagement' are simple really. You work for my portfolio .. I pay you. I shoot for your portfolio .. you pay me. Yes, you read correctly ..   We shoot for each others portfolios .. we share costs. It's called 'TF' & seems fair to me. This is a community of artists who should be uplifting each other. We each bring expertise:  talent and costs to a shoot. I am not interested in paying you to build your portfolio alone. This attitude seems far too common on this site.

Maybe I will hear from a select few of you ... Oh, and I ignore most 'drive-by' Friend requests .. especially if you have hundreds of "Friends" already. You don't need, or will remember me! To take you seriously I need to see you TAG, Comment or PM me first.

Regards, and stay safe.

Mark

slphoto2u(at)gmail(dot)com

Credits

Models in my MM portfolio:

Anne Duffy #23637
Tash Williams #176022
Clancee H #822680
Lucy-Ella Hope  #758132
Lauren Elyse F #1130855
Rhiannon #1243025
KarajaneC #1532016
NikolineB #1425183
Teigan Clarke #1569783
Larni Jean #1815592k
Tara Sofia Caruso #2205259
Mea Culpa #1728082
April-Bella #1215732

MUAs:

Alison #787953  (Sydney)
Caroline, Makeup Masterpiece #1175007 (Adelaide)
Aleisha, Makeme Dutchess #1026680 (Adelaide)
Antoinette #1375415 (Brisbane)
Michael Williams, via #1532016 (Melbourne) recommended
DaveFX #1715856

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