Douglass A KeeslarBody Painter Male Concord, Michigan, US
My Website: Out Of the BlueMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/BlackLightPortraitist
Mayhem # 785105
My name is Doug Keeslar and I live in a little town near Jackson, Michigan. I am friendly and easy to work with but I am pretty gimpy and so I work entirely in my studio. As far as I know there is no one else exclusively doing black light portraiture. I am particularly interested in networking with people who have actually worked with me or are seriously interested in doing so. I want credible credits. PLEASE NO DRIVE-BY FRIEND REQUESTS, I GENERALLY DENY THEM. IT'S NICE TO HAVE FRIENDS BUT FRIENDS USUALLY AT LEAST SAY HELLO.
No one who sees his/her face glowing back at him/her fails to grin. For portraiture, that is a good place to start. I demand that anyone under 18 have a parent or guardian with her/him and I strongly suggest that anyone 18 or over bring someone she/he is comfortable with because having someone you like laughing and pointing at you makes for some wonderful expressions. It could be a friend or relative just along for moral support, Vinnie the Enforcer I suppose, or it could be another model hoping to get a shoot in. A full blown shoot for one person takes about 4 hours (paint for an hour, shoot for an hour, bathe, repeat), for two, about six hours because there is a time savings. I like to think that I get a particularly wide range of emotions visible in the pictures I take and that is good for your portfolio. I like to see that a shoot is fun and productive. My policy is everybody leaves here grinning.
"I had a blast! You can quote me on that." Roxi Starr (MM 818842)
My website is coming along nicely through TFDVD WHICH I AM DOING EXCLUSIVELY DUE TO POVERTY though paid work would be nice. It is really great TFDVD which includes a lot of photography in folders which are; RAW so that you can do as you will with them, CROPPED at an 8 x 10 ratio and RESIZED to fit a computer screen. It also contains webpages for you to publish or view on your computer like the ones in the slide show and special effects areas of my galleries. It also contains digital jigsaws to play on your computer or give to family and friends.
My website is getting to the point that I am going to lean heavily in favor of getting the holes filled with my TFDVD arrangement. Below are the things that I think I still need and a section to help you decide what you might want. If you can make a match between what I need and what you want, contact me ASAP.
Hope to hear from you soon,
THINGS I PARTICULARLY NEED
Life's Milestones. Births, First Communions, Bar and Bas Mitzvahs, First Driver's licenses, Graduations, Engagements, Weddings, Divorces, Retirements, Memorials.
Be True To Your School: Cheerleaders and sports team members with school mascot above a girl's neckline or on a guy's arm and graduations for both boys and girls in caps and gowns. This is for both high schools and colleges. I particularly need the latter.
Holidays: Valentines, Easter, Christmas, St. Patrick's Day
Small Group pictures: Up to three friends or relatives, particularly interested in Mother/Daughter pictures and couples to be painted in comparable or contrasting motifs. Couples with arms or faces matching or contrasting.
Tattoo enhancement: Where there is an interesting preexisting tattoo that I can use as a coloring book because that greatly increases the amount of detail I can get inside a narrow window of opportunity to paint and shoot. I am looking particularly for the nifty and distinct tattoo that is isolatable. (I know the darned things are like potato chips, can't have just one.) but as a practical matter I can make a lot better image if I can isolate a single tatto that you are proud of along with your face because in portraiture the face is what matters. If you are proud of a tattoo and we can isolate it with clothing, drapery, cosmetics I am particularly interested in working with you at this time.
Commercial logos: If you know of a company that you believe would be agreeable to having part of you painted with a company logo and might spring for a good rendition and pay "US", I am game for speculation especially if I can get permission to use such a picture as a sample.
Your Idea: The last hole and likely the most important is the idea that YOU have that you think might appeal to a large enough group of people to keep me busy in these trying times. Also, I appreciate honest criticism more than you can know. If one doesn't get and heed feedback, one keeps making the same old mistakes.
TO HELP YOU DECIDE ON YOUR NEEDS OR WANTS
If you don't already know what you want, here are questions I usually ask before a shoot if a models is unsure:
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird, bug or, beast (real or mythological)?
Do you have a nickname that you don't mind telling me about that is graphic like Rose or Bunny or anything else that is basicly drawable?
Do you have a totem or spirit guide or animal?
What school did you go to and did/do you play any sports or care about either?
Do you have a favorite cartoon character or painting? (I once put a simplified but recognizeable Last Supper on a girl's chest. Yes, I really am that crazy)
Do you have any symbols that are meaningful to you, a cross, a star of David, an eagle, a yin and yang, an ankh, anything.
Do You have any hobbies (that are likely to bring images to mind)?
If you could be anybody or anything, what would it be?
Do you have any tattoos that you are proud of, or if you were too sensible to have tattoos and it would not have to be surgically removed, what would you pick? If you do have something specific in mind, get me a picture of it either on paper or as a web address where I can find it.
What is important to you and is it likely something I can draw?
Is there a logo of some product or service that you are just nuts about. I used to paint kid's faces and you can tell how long ago it was when I say that for the same price a kid could have anything he wanted and large numbers of them wanted the Fila "F" which is three brushstrokes.
Do you have some article of clothing that you like that is black, white the way a man's white shirt is white or a neon, day-glo or fluorescent color?
I have worked with and would reccommend:
Alexandra Lynn MM# 743163
Arshes MM# 802990
Aurora Lin MM# 1873871
Chelsea Hoskins MM# 1817758
Dovetail Stormrider MM# 315968
Elsie Laura MM# 2354877
Elyra MM# 1762806
Gina Roary MM# 861630
Greg Shaffer MM# 2159963
Hannah Noel MM# 2527809
Jamie Tulppo MM# 1088546
Jayme Marie Lee MM# 1256638
Jessay241 MM# 2487647
Jessikitty133 MM# 1006164
Kaitrin Dey MM# 1056194, MM# 867682
Kayla Hoskins MM# 1835989
Kristin Sawyer MM# 1346430
Lavonda B MM# 860814
Lynda Waldron MM# 1855422
Massa May MM# 2556347
Melissa Bush MM# 166636
Melissa Martini MM# 882597
Mermaid Luna MM# 2444143
Mermaid Sirena MM# 2380088
Noel Amor MM# 2827202
Officially Amarie MM# 731335
RebeccaT MM# 496232, MM# 839752
Riese Hurley MM# 726183
Sabre T MM# 1303467
Samm Marie MM# 764856
Sarah Mae MM# 32165
Sharynn MM# 1025352
Stacey Edmondson MM# 2475011
T J Russell MM# 2235451
Tammy Belcher MM# 1827135
Terah Sue MM# 890950
TraSheena Dionne MM# 846268
Vanity Starr MM# 818842
Mike Robison MM# 711751
Jason Paul Armstrong MM# 2556728