Newcastle PhotographyPhotographer Male Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
My Website: Newcastle PhotographyMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/vk2eo
Mayhem # 697768
I am based in Maitland NSW but am prepared to travel to get the shots.
Unlike many photographers, I am just as comfortable shooting males as females. Alternative models or those outside of traditional ages and weights are also welcomed. For legal and ethical reasons, work with models under 18 is limited.
For now, I am offering TFCD for seleceted models, my rates on the other hand, are quite resonable. This limits my ability to pay for things such as studio rentals, MUA's and wardrobe.
I recognize that many models face similar limitations, so the goal is to follow the KISS (Keep It Simple, Silly) principle and take advantage of special opportunities.
A few examples of opportunities are nearby street construction sites, home and yard repairs or renovations, unusual weather events, and carnivals. In most cases, I will be relying on interested models to bring these to my attention.
What do I have in mind?
Since I'm asked this often, I'll get to the point. Unless you are responding to a casting call, all I have in mind is that the shoot will be casual, fashion, glamour, alternative, or swimwear at a proven outdoor or studio location appropriate for the outfit style .
From there, we will discuss specific locations and styles that suit both our needs without "breaking the bank". I bring photography skills and location knowledge to the table, and will be looking to the model for outfit, makeup, and prop ideas.
I am open to shooting at arranged indoor locations and styles such as lingerie, topless, implied, and nude (both female and male). This would be at the model's request only, and preferably not as the first shoot. I'm open-minded and the only things I won't consider are hardcore adult, bondage, gore, trespassing, and risky locations.
In general, my availability to shoot and edit images is dictated by my day job schedule, out-of-town business trips, weather, time of year, and other photography commitments.
A typical shoot takes 2 hours and yields 200 images, with about 25 selected for editing.
Why shoot with me?
I've been shooting models once a week on average since 2008. I'm in this for the long haul, and most likely will be around for years to come.
I take myself less seriously than many photographers, and I strive to keep things lighthearted yet professional.
I never cancel shoots, and will always strive to meet post production targets to deliver images on a timely basis.
I shoot at locations that are safe and legal to the best of my knowledge. I invest considerable time into finding and exploring new locations.
My general philosophy is "New model - familiar location and new location - familiar model".
I provide high-quality images made with reasonably portable equipment ranging from flashes to full studio lights.
I offer generous terms per the TFCD image policy below
Expectations of those I work with
Ideally, models will either decide not to work with me early on or go through with the shoot. Conversations and planning that end at advanced stages are frustrating!
A completed model release which can be filled out on location will be provided and a copy emailed to you or provided at the shoot.
I do not have an escort policy, and have not had any major issues to date either as a result of their presence or absence. I normally don't require assistants, but will expect that escorts pitch in.
I'd like see at least one image from the shoot given a chance in the model's portfolio.
If the model enjoyed the shoot, I hope that they will be back for another. I place high value on "regulars".
Web-sized proof images will be made available via email as soon as possible after the shoot. These proofs are OK for use on Myspace, Facebook, etc. .
I offer up to 4 priority images and around 25 total images per shoot, and will immediately begin work on the priority images regardless of editing workload. Models are encouraged to make selections, including designation of priority images.
Web-sized images will be made available for online viewing once finished, and a CD will be sent which contains web and print-sized images.
All images are archived indefinitely, and I am open to requests for additional images from past shoots.
Models I have worked with:
Kara Murphy MM #727735
Kyra Shari MM #903519
Joellen MM #640420
Myka Bock #1493373
Amie Vera # 1701212
Aussie Kylie #686751
Dragana Gaga #1019623
Jessica De Armitt # 511385
Jade Walkom # 1951860
Kayla Louise M #2039114
Rosie Hancock #1588392
Tara Jayde 1346134
Elektra Starr # 135176
Kate Watkins #2380355
Simone White #1031521
Bombshell Makeup #1475529
Glen Evans MUA #1435550