Lightsource Studios

Photographer Male Port Jefferson, New York, US
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/lightsource
Mayhem # 792036

About Me

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My name is Jay.  Photography is my passion and a source of pleasure I thrive on for the pure joy of creating art and working with creative people.  I love working with people and constantly strive to improve my own technique and to find new ways to bring out the best in others.  I have set up Lightsource Studios, Inc. to invite commercial and retail freelance assignments in portrait, fashion and event photography.  Rates are provided upon request. 

In my photographs I seek to create a look that is contemporary and edgy yet classic and formal.  I draw my inspiration form ancient periods of art.  Ancient Greeks and Romans are unmatched in their depictions of the human form.  Egyptians depicted each part of the human body from the angle of view from which they were best defined (faces and legs being shown in profile, while eyes, torso and hands are shown frontally).  Among more recent artists my favorites are Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and John Singer Sargent.  The photographers I think of most when I work in the studio are James Van Der Zee, Erwin Olaf and Terry Richardson.  When I shoot more candid at events I always think of Henri Cartier Bresson.  I like all the lines and forms in my images to be esthetically pleasing in a classical sense yet I want my pictures to be from the present time.

I have completed an Associates Degree in Photographic Imaging as well as a BA with a double major in Studio Art and Art History.  I have participated in Fashion Photography Workshops sponsored by leading Photographic Agencies.  I have also attended advanced classes in Fashion, Portrait and Night Photography at The International Center of Photography.

In addition to professional assignments I am interested in selective TFI/TFP/TFCD collaborations with models, makeup artists, stylists and students interested in Studio Art, Theatre Arts or Photography, and anyone who is creative, likes to get their pictures taken and would like to engage in a mutually enriching artistic experience. No prior experience is required.

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NOTES FOR TF* COLLABORATORS
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Business issues:
All models are expected to sign a Model Release so that we can legally use the images from the shoot.   Both of us will have rights to use your pictures in our portfolios for self-promotion only.  Neither one of us can sell your images to a third party for other uses.
PROOF OF AGE IS REQUIRED FROM ALL MODELS AT THE TIME OF THE SHOOT. 

Your Images:
TF collaborators will get an agreed number of images from the shoot.  On an average it takes about half an hour to fully retouch and finish each image that you receive from me.  So if you get 10 images from a 3-hour shoot I have actually spent 6 to 8 hours on the project.  You will have full commercial rights to use these images for your self-promotion.

Unretouched Images:
The reason that photographers capture many images is to make sure they get some that are perfect for use.  Unretouched images are actually like preliminary sketches made for a painting and really do not represent my completed work.  However, you will receive small versions of all unretouched images watermarked as proofs so that you can select your desired images and keep the remaining proofs for private viewing.

Credits

My thanks and my best wishes to all the amazing talent I have worked with. The experience has been priceless, and I really appreciate the joy we have shared and the spectacular pictures that we have created. I wish all of you success and happiness on your life's journey.

Models:

Yazeena #793281 (x2)
Amanda - Not MM       
Mary Elisabeth #776855 (x2)
Olga #2733083 (x2)
Mystewie #807681 
Brandi #805584 
Faceartist's model - Not MM
Zeiss #796956 
Jillian Clarke #799129 
Diana Antunes - Not MM 
Sarah Elgut #113050 (x2)
Trish Vicious #473551 
Kerry BCW #1040349 
Alisabeth Cortne #1037060 
Larry Wilkow #1042806 
Vanessa Acey #103193 
Kassandra #3245 
Lolita Fashion Meet Up - Not MM 
Vinwick #793328 
BenevolentSoul #1038878 
Andreantoine #476876 
Dayna O #1299525 
Krista Cousins #1292184 
Nusya ##626184 
Rhisa NYC #617411
T E - Not MM 
Ritika Lall #1243666 
aka red #1266425 (x2)
mortesin # 767330 (x7)
katrina cyanide # 1247960 (x5)
Kristina Anne H #1470615 
Ashley Lewis #1351918 
Jana Dederlova #1579406
Riquette Ramsey #2093378 
Martin McCloskey #2113113 
Raquel Romaine #2168410
Shan #2370953 (x5)
Ria Kapoor #2421377 (x3)
Barry #2486719 
Josy Carol #2442210 
Victoria Rose Carroll #2396404 
Erin Teller - Not MM (x2)
Suzan Leigh #2350260 
Nubia Alexandria #2597609 
JayLongIsland #2842383 
Mee-C #2796516 (x2)
Brannon Niblock #3071198 
Jacqueline Selesky #3161545 
Kayla Wade #3251822


Makeup Artists:

Christina #796706
Aundrea #826168
Faceartist #751919
Mimi Makeup #853367
Melissa - Not MM
Melodie Jade #1017818
Jenny O'Sullivan #1022448
Jarrett Brandon # 1037684
John Caglione Jr. - Not MM
Danielle Baum #1378136

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