Cheryl Jacobs Nicolai

Photographer Female Denver, Colorado, US My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/cjnicolai
Mayhem # 818858

About Me

I've been away from MM for quite some time.  It was a good break.  It's also nice to be back.  My website is currently going through a major overhaul.

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I am a full-time professional photographer working across the US, Canada, and Europe.  I work exclusively with B&W film, and do all kinds of people photography including fine art, portraiture, commercial, and fashion.  My work has been featured several times in Black & White Photography Magazine (UK), as well as in Kodak's ProPass Magazine and several other publications.  I have taught over 500 students in 27 workshops worldwide over the past four years, and also write about photography and art.

I am a dedicated natural light shooter film shooter, and specialize in dramatic and emotive imagery.  I do lots of portrait work, so that's NOT generally what I'm looking for when I work with a model.  I love burlesque, vintage everything, old Hollywood, and freaks n' geeks.  I love mixing various art forms. 

A note to my fellow photographers

I offer extremely in-depth, one-hour "forensic" critiques via web, phone, skype, and/or in person.  If you'd like to follow my blog, you'll find it at www.photodino.wordpress.com.  I have also recently been featured on www.aphotoeditor.com and www.theonlinephotographer.com .  Please note that these are not "model mayhem-style" critiques; they're designed to give you both broad insight into your work style and direction, as well as specific technical / practical aspects for you to concentrate on.

Here's what you should know about my shooting style:

- I believe a great portrait is a side effect of a strong human connection.  I want to get to know my subjects; I want my work to show something deeper than a pretty face.

- I believe in good old-fashioned honest photography.  I believe the image should look like the sitter. 

- I believe in shooting from the soul, rather than following fads and trends.  I don't care what's in Glamour Magazine right now.  Really, I don't.

- I believe skin should look like skin.  I believe in laugh lines.

- I believe substance and depth are greatly underrated these days, both in photography and in life.

  - On a practical note, I believe in getting paid for my work, unless I am specifically looking for models for scheduled projects of mine.  My rates are available on request and depend on the nature and scope of the shoot.  I do TFP on a very limited basis, however please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you think our work would benefit each other.

Credits

Violetta Volare #555717
Phelyx  #431860
Chanellnich #825904
Bob Nicolai #322026 (photographer)
Seth-Michael  #667801
Stephanie #643541
Elle  #710919

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