Yay! Yay! Yay! We just got an 8 page spread in "Dark Beauty" Magazine!!!! This was such an amazing shoot. The team of ladies, the location, the clothes, the concept. Couldn't have asked for a better day. Pick up a copy of the summer issue we're featured in here:
Just moved back to L.A. and super excited to work with new talent!
Happy to announce I have been chosen as an honorable mention in the Digital Photo Pro Emerging Pro Photo Competition. You can view my work here - http://www.digitalphotopro.com/5th-annu … ml?start=6
Yay! Just wanted to share some really fun news! I have a full page in a new alternative publication named Gaunt Magazine! You can only order the magazine on-line for now, but you can view it on the link below. My photo is on page 57. The concept is kind of an artificial, romantic, Victorian scene - the 3-D real aspect of the girl with the 2-D fake aspect of the clip art prop.
Here's the link to the magazine - http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/304328
Take a moment and go to my photography Facebook page and "Like" it - promise I'll Love you forever and you will be filled with adoration :-)
Super excited to announce I've won the People Choice award for the Digital Photo Pro Magazine Ultimate Creativity II Contest - http://www.digitalphotopro.com/photo-co … ivity.html
I am an experienced, professional photographer living in the Los Angeles, CA. I do limited TF work and usually only when they are my own idea's. If you're interested, please inquire - don't worry, I don't bite... well... not usually.
I'm also very interested in working with new MUA's and Hair Stylists as well as Clothing Designers.
I shoot a lot of events and I'm a contributing photographer for the three largest celebrity and event photography companies in the world - WireImage, Getty Images and Film Magic. I love shooting celebrity red carpet events as well as concerts. It's super fun to have VIP access to some of the most exclusive parties and concerts in the world. And no, I am not a paparazzi... I'm press, I'm invited to be there and that's why they smile instead of flip me off.
I also recently signed on as a photographer for Lucasfilm Ltd. in San Francisco. Super exciting!
Everyone I work with says how easy I am to work with and how professional I am. I hold myself and those I work with to high standards of professionalism. Photography is not a hobby for me, it's my career and what I do full time. So, if I choose to work with you for TF exchange, I expect you to behave like a professional as well. Show up on time, be happy to be there, etc., etc.
I do have some really interesting idea's floating around in my head right now and I'd love to capture them. I'm very interested in shooting dark, storylike images - think, creepy/cute. Fashion with a twist, so to speak. I'm interested in working with models who are professional models or who look and pose like professional models. While I'm very good at directing models, I don't want to have to do your job for you. So, if we work together, I expect you to know what you're doing.
If you are a offering payment for my services, then I will respond in a timely manner. However, if you are inquiring about TF or magazine submission work, I may not be able to get back to you immediately. If I think we're a good fit then I will contact you. If we don't seem to be a good fit, then I may not be able to respond. Sorry, I'm just far too busy to respond to every single person.
For more samples of my work, visit my site -
Also, I regularly shoot for a nude female site - http://zivity.com/photographers/araya
If you are interested in modeling for that, contact me and I can fill you in with more details.
My top 12 are generally the talented people I'm currently working with or people I regularly work with.
Thanks for reading!