Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my portfolio here on the Model Mayhem.
My name is LAW CEFRE. I am a professional Photographer and Graphic Designer (based in London UK) with over 15 years in the creative industry, who is always expanding his portfolio, and who is looking to network and build relationships with models, make-up artists, hair and wardrobe stylists to collaborate with them to achieve great imagery.
Internationally published print and online work, I primarily specialise in Import Glamour & Beauty with a vintage twist as you can see by some of my photos. I have worked with girls and model agencies from all over the UK, Europe, USA, Canada and Asia and soon be Middle East. I'm very easy going, fun to work with and hopefully it shows in my work.
**2013 AUTUMN - UPDATE**
I've just got back to the UK after spending my summer in Orange County, California. I'm so happy to be back shooting glamour again, after taking the most part of last 2012 off (travelling, networking and pursuing other projects throughout the year). I'm currently in the process of updating my portfolio with some new creative work and also looking to build up a new list/network of models who would seriously be interested in working with me.
If you're interested in working together or to book a shoot please email and let me know what you may have in mind, after the third email or so i'll probably give you a call so we can discuss the shoot details. If we can meet up before a shoot, then that would be a bonus. I am always available for any international work too
I take a lot of pride and put a lot of time and effort into my work on shoots and I try to make them as fun and stress free as possible. I enjoy working with fresh faces and new models as long as you know your role and follow my general rules you will have a very fun and enjoyable experience:
(1) You're not the client... You're the employee.
(2) You're not the make-up artist... You're the canvas.
(3) You're not the photographer... You're the subject.
(4) You're not the wardrobe stylist... You're the model.
I am a professional creative looking to work with open-minded, talented and professional individuals. I am very selective with the people I choose to pose for me, as my time these days are very precious and I really hate wasting my time. Please don't take it personally if I take long responding or don't respond to your message.
- Ladies, please leave all your DIVA tendancies at home, as I honestly
don't tolerate it.
- To all last-minute flakers and no shows, you have ONE CHANCE ONLY.
Don't expect me to work you again or be surprised if I ignore any of your
messages afterwards. All shoots should be treated the same professional
respect whether it's a TF or paid shoot. It is a such pain to be cancelled on,
so if you do have a valid reason to cancel (such as a paid job), please have
the courtesy to let me know at least three days in advance as it leaves me
enough time to get a replacement model. There are of course exceptions,
but please don't automatically assume that you're the exception.
- Please NO CHAPERONS. I have turned away models who come with a
friend, stylists or boyfriend even after I specifically said not to bring
anyone prior. I don't need or want unnecessary people on my sets.
It's just how I like to work. If you don't want to waste your time preparing
for my shoot to then be turned away afterwards, then don't bring any
chaperones. Acquiring the self-discipline to show up for shoots and learning
to anticipate and mitigate the objections of people in their lives are the
first hurdles that serious models must clear. I only work with models who
are 18 and older. Yes, I do understand the need of safety, but you're an
adult, so you don't need a babysitter. I am a professional, and have been
for many years. If you don't trust me, that's absolutely fine. I let my work
do the talking. Been there done that. No hard feelings. Just move along.
I seriously take immense pride in all my work, so yes all my images go through post-production and photoshop. I can't leave them untouched, I need to mess with them, I want them looking great. I've no hidden agendas, i'm strictly a creative photographer and will use all my resources to better my final pieces.
Paid shoots are most definitely my priority these days, and vary on each project, final work, extra services required. Because of this each shoot will have a different rate.
I am currently still accepting very limited TF offers and only do these during quiet periods of the year like January/February. This enables me to focus on my specific looks or concepts I am looking to add to my portfolio. If you feel your look/skills could benefit by adding to my work, then contact me directly to tell me more.
PLEASE NOTE: I have never had to pay any volunteer models for any of my TF shoots and therefore Model release forms will need to be signed as standard before anything commences. You will in turn receive finished limited copyright photos to use for your personal non-commercial portfolios for all your hard work and cooperation.
Please leave me a Photo Comment, Tag or Message on my page.. I suppose it isn't much to ask for, right? All your feedback helps me to become more inspired and creative.
Thanks and look forward to working with you.
VISIT MY WEBSITE FOR MORE OF MY WORK: www.CEFRE.com
FACEBOOK / INSTAGRAM / TWITTER: @CEFRECREATIVE