Christopher Griese

Photographer Male New York, New York, US My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/Jittoku
Mayhem # 734003

About Me

You can find more recent work here, on the first few pages of my JPGmag page.


◙ My focus is to make beautiful photographs & build a portfolio.

    * Ladies: I will not ask you to bare anything except maybe your shoulders.
    * Gents: Show it & I'll shoot it! ;.) Nothing beyond shirtless.
    * Escorts: Welcome & encouraged.

◙ Location, location, location ...
    * Always looking for interesting places.
    * Willing to travel (within reason) for a good location or a great model.

◙ Lingerie & Nude
    * I intend to continue doing lingerie and artistic nude work with select models.
    * If you're interested in that, PM me.
    * I will not surprise you during a shoot with a request for such & certainly will not without discussing first in advance.


Message me if you think you'd like to work with me smile
I'm only doing TFCD.



Some general themes I'm thinking about these days are:
- Motion, selective focus, and de-focusing.
- Intimacy & longing
- emergence and transformation
- Introspection
- Vulnerability
- Contradiction
- Surreality and ethereality
- Voyeurism & exhibitionism
- Joy and grief
- Alienation
- Emotional essence
- Artistic nude
- Artistic erotica
- whatever else comes up in the moment


I don't try to force anything.
... just go with the flow, enjoy the process & watch for the moment.
Everything will unfold perfectly when the time comes.

I am not heavily concept driven, preferring to let the location, wardrobe, and look of model drive the creative process.



Why do I make photographs?
I do it because I am driven to do it.
It is somehow part of my nature.

I do it for the love of photography & the joy of realizing a vision.
It is an expression of my own unique view of the world.
In many ways, it is a form of self portraiture.

I started working with models, because I love people in photographs.
A landscape doesn't look right to me unless there's someone in it.
For me, the human element is everything.
Same goes for street photography
... another genre of photography I love.

I don't make any money doing it, or from it, and don't expect to.
I do spend money on it, though. Every shoot costs ...
What I do is not commercially marketable.
Nor do I believe it is art worthy.
But, it has value to me, and that's enough.

I don't produce images for any particular purpose, or commercial consumption.
I only record moments that I hope will speak with their own voice,
and in so doing, will speak for me & somehow confirm my own existence
by proving I was there; the unseen eye.

I'm not a professional, nor do I consider myself a hobbyist or amateur,
yet here I am, unable to define my role as a photographer
beyond being some kind of catalyst.

Credits

Some Treasured comments:

 
"Your images have such an intriguing elegance.
Each shot evokes something that is at once raw and refined, a dichotomy not easily found so naturally in a digital age.
I admire your color choices and composition as well as the beautiful complexities that hold the pictures together ..."
   Tiffany_B
   #25425

*****

"I love your work:
It is soulful, insightful, and visually beautiful!!"
   Numael Hernandez
   #737780

*****

"“A fellow will remember a lot of things you wouldn't think he'd remember.
You take me.

One day, back in 1896, I was crossing over to Jersey on the ferry, and as we pulled out, there was another ferry pulling in, and on it there was a girl waiting to get off. A white dress she had on. She was carrying a white parasol. I only saw her for one second.

She didn't see me at all, but I'll bet a month hasn't gone by since that I haven't thought of that girl.”


- For some reason this beautiful shot brings to mind that unforgettable line from Citizen Kane.
This is the kind of face, the kind of setting, the kind of innocuous pose that can stay with us for a lifetime."
   Crazy D
   #606407

Image: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/10616993

*****

"Thank you for your crit!
I know you take a lot of time to do them and they are as finely crafted as your photography is!
You bring up good valid points and present them well and I appreciate your telling it like it is!"
   Steve Reganato
   #368832

*****

"I always admire your generosity to share knowledge and your critiques are one that I like a lot
... very detail & thorough, IMHO"
   Alien LiFe
   #609661

*****

"You are exceptionally talented Mr Griese.
Rest assured I would certainly be contacting you if I were in the same country, let alone the same state smile "
   Kelly Kooper
   #26633

Lists

Accessories I Want   14 pics
ATTENDEES New York- Super ShootOff/Fundraiser Sun Nov 16th   9 pics
Candles   0 pics
Christopher's Photo Favorites   210 pics
Christopher Wants To Photograph You   92 pics
East End Possibilities   6 pics
Fantastic Photographers!   11 pics
For Marron   14 pics
Great Hair Day   38 pics
Hair / MUA   4 pics
Humor At Its Best   15 pics
I Adore Redheads :)   5 pics
i Love Bare Feet   1 pics
Infrared Images   22 pics
I Want A Print Of This !!!   2 pics
I want this in MY lens   62 pics
Joint CA Shoot Griese+Laij Possibilities   0 pics
Joint NJ Shoot Griese+DeFiora Possibilities   3 pics
Location Favorites   25 pics
Models I Plan To Work With Soon   5 pics
MUAs to Muaaaa for!   5 pics
My Shots In Other Ports   26 pics
New York Fantasy Photo Shoot off - Models I 'd like to work with   8 pics
New York - Upstate - Shoot Possibilities   3 pics
Photographers Who Really Know Their Craft   2 pics
"Project Redhead" possibilities   1 pics
RI + SNE M&G   6 pics
Short Pump Possibles   2 pics
Southern Tour Photo Shoot Possibilities ??   7 pics
Those Wacky Glasses!   2 pics
Wardrobe II   1 pics
Wardrobe Wishes   35 pics
Wizardry   15 pics

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