I love being able to deliver the concept that we are different people in different times and circumstances. And how we choose (consciously/unconsciously) to allow these shifts between the various parts of ourselves take place, striding between different aspects of our personalities. Providing a visual standpoint of cause and effect, effect and cause. Nature vs Nurture and how to pace ourselves in balance by grounding the contrast of the two through accepting the transcendence that can take place in that moment, which is to erase all patterns: To grow.
THE UGLY STUFF:
I'm a one chance kind of guy so please be certain you can honor your commitment before scheduling with me.
I create Art and this takes time so please be patient in regards to receiving images.
Time is not my friend, if you don't get me quickly, be persistent.
The ONLY payment that you will see from me, is the final images that I create of you. THAT'S IT. You spend a couple of hours standing in front of my camera. I spend anywhere from 10 to 100 HOURS of MY time on just ONE of your images in post-edit. This DOES NOT include the days if not WEEKS I spend of my personal time prior to shoot studying the incalculable shades of metaphors needed to deliver the principle of the philosophy behind the concept taking place yet alone providing substance of story while focusing on the plot. Trade for (whatever) implies EQUAL trade. The time you invest in my Art doesn't even come close to that of mine. So.....it's not at all equal, so therefore...NO TRADE. I ONLY PAY YOU WITH MY IMAGES. I think you get the point. If not...I'm not the guy for you.
THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS!
All models that I shoot must be prepared to do fine art and artistic nude work as illustrated in the portfolio herein as well as my other sites. Take a look at my work......if you want to work with me....be prepared to do the kind of work that I do!
THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS!
This isn't about creating mere fluff, or cool pictures, it's about creating ART...and I take this VERY seriously. My Art is my voice....if you don't share the same thoughts....please don't waste my time or yours.
MY TRADEMARKS ARE:
Known for cerebral story-telling concepts that provide a twist.
Often seeks models that can act in roles contrary to their usual screen persona.
Taking the human form and infusing it with natural surroundings.
My photo's often have obsessive protagonists with a troubled past, who are obsessed to gain justice by any means in life.
Typically provides philosophical monologue.
Most photo's almost always end with the character's fate open to interpretation.
Placing characters in the shadows where you cannot make out their face.
Natural/low-key lighting with cold tone tinted color temperatures.
When shooting a dialogue scene, models are often framed in wide close-up with a shallow depth of field to blur out the background.
Photos usually revolve around characters that are afflicted with some kind of psychological disorder.
Often uses Justified Dishonesty as a theme for concepts.
Photos often display people caught in situations where circumstance dictates verdict.
Known for demanding many takes from my models.
Often listens to Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, Tsavo and Rishloo while editing.
"Artistic elegance and conceptual creativity meet professionalism....
Whether you're searching for a formal shoot or something with a personal twist, Mike Jovanovich (a.k.a Harlequin's Photography) will capture your events and ideas with an edge.
In the quest to explore and improve, head photographer Mike Jovanovich is constantly experimenting with new techniques and settings; always delivering a custom tailored work of art to his clients.
The rapidly evolving styles of Harlequin's Photography have attracted a social popularity amongst models and conceptual thinkers alike.
I have had the pleasures of working with Harlequin's Photography for the past three years. During that time, I have seen the beauty and appeal of Mike's art mature substantially.
If you want a photographer who is exceptional, fair, professional and creative, then you've no need to search further.
- Zack Alvarado"
Unique imaginative conception, infusing art with passion, style and visionary story telling.
Mike's professionalism and direction is a joy to work with, he creates an environment that allows the model to really become part of the story. Mike works with you and what you bring to the table in sharing a one of a kind work of art that you feel both excited and proud to be apart of.
"Working beyond the borders of "norm" creativity, he gives birth to a dream frozen in time"
"Mike is a brilliant photographer with a brilliant mind, he is hands down a must to work with!" - Joshua Shields