My name is Ray and I'm in Chicago.
I have been shooting for over 30 years doing commercial, industrial and portraits. After a few years off recently due to a severe injury, I am getting back into the swing of things.
Model Mayhem was highly recommended as a venue for serious photographers, models, H/MUA's as well as various types of artists.
My goal is to get back on top of my game and connect with great people to exchange ideas to help us all with the never ending process to create the next unforgettable image.
For the time being, I do have some paid assignments for models and MUA's & Hair Artists from time to time, but am also looking for TFP/CD opportunities as well as paid shoots.
I mainly want to concentrate on print and electronic marketing/advertising, fashion as well as promotionals for actors and models.
I take my craft seriously and am easy going. Creative input from everyone involved is always welcomed.
Please feel free to contact me!
""To do a portrait today, I decide how close I can get to my subject. First, of course, mentally or intellectually, then in the viewfinder. Music cues the subject and me when to shoot. The music played during a photography session is most important -- stimulating to the subject and to me. As in a film, the music builds or becomes quiet, romantic; just one note sets the actor up to emote for his audience. I want a reciprocal portrait, not a bureaucratic one," - Victor Skrebneski
I just wanted to give a shout out to everyone that made my west coast trip a blast!
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