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Aloha and thanks for stopping by my profile. My name is Richard Kiyabu a freelance photographer for over 20 years. Born and raised on Oahu, HI, I came into photography by accident. I now shoot anything from commercial print to personal portfolio's. I enjoy being creative and expanding the mind.
Im currently seeking models who just want to create and build. I specialize in model portfolio builds and publication. Weather your doing this for personal reasons for as a career I want to capture a quality image. I believe in quality over quantity. Not looking for models who are trying to make money by selling their body so photographers can take photos. I do this full time as a living, I normally do charge for shoots and portfolio builds. I will consider TFP so feel free to ask. I am running great rates for single shoots as well as yearly sessions. Please contact for more info. I want to capture you in the most natural way possible. I don't really care for theme shoots...feel this limits you, I rather find a concept and see what we can create. Sometimes thats when the best things are created. So come to a shoot bring what you like, and lets see what happens!!
I have many personal projects and upcoming publications so please stay posted for my casting calls. Im doing limited TFP work at this time due to my busy schedule. If your looking to do TFP then it will be on limited times and days. Also at this time I will not be doing any Pin-up style shoots...sorry there has been so many pin-up images that there is no interest by the industry with this look. Thank you.
My policy: Any models I have not worked with in the past I will be scheduling a first time meeting so that we may sit and talk about ideas and see if we will be comfortable working together. At that time we may do a simple test shoot if you wish to get a feel for things. I also do interviews via Skype if your in the Orange/Riverside County's.
Paid Models: I only pay models for publication work only! If you are a model who is being paid by a photographer just for images be warned! Those image may be used in any format the photographer chooses. This may hurt your chances of future work in the industry.