I am a Fine Art photographer and I also love to photograph fashion. I am in the Reno/Tahoe area, but I do travel to the Bay. I am looking to find the connection and network with models and/or other photographers. I do collaborate with other photographers, but please, I do not like to conform to doing just one idea or project. Art is about freedom of expression (we all have beautiful ideas). Lets keep it that way and not try to collaborate shoots and expect me to photograph the same concept as you. I am very easy to work with and look for those traits in others as well. I am here to create beautiful art with the help of others that speak the same language. I am not here to be judged or judge (or conformed). I am seeking others on the same level of respect and love for the visual performing arts. I look forward to working with not only professionals, but also hobbyists. I respect models and expect the same respect. I am a professional that does not look down at non pros. We all had to start somewhere and I will never forget where I came from, just because of where I am now. I do not want to work with models or photographers that think because they are pro they are above the rest. I am not a fan of shady or pompous attitudes. I am a very down to earth, and a free artist
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I am growing a business to work with weddings, children, and professional portraits, but I also have a Fine Art style. I have a BFA in Fine Art Photography. I graduated from the Art Academy University in SF. I like to work with professional and non professional models, actors/actresses. I am inspired by performance artists and like to shoot circus acts, fire dancers, dancers, and elaborate scenes with costumes. I have many concepts and visions, I need help to create them. I have had many models very pleased with the outcome, and I have a 30 day turn around for CDs (90-120 day for technical projects or if any images need to be retouched) I do request a model release ONLY for me to have the permission to use the photographs of you for my own portfolio. Any model that doesn't provide a model release really is putting the photographer at risk for any usage rights. A model release only states that I have permission to use images. If I do not have that permission, legally, you can sue me. I do not want that kind of relationship. I am looking for models that are honest with themselves and others. Models that are professional, serious, and easy going. Too many rules makes me not want to photograph you. I don't care if you have a chaperon, just as long they are not affecting production....and they support you in your goals as a model.
So I hope I can meet beautiful artists here and also friends. I would love to create art that is not the same old "look at me take my clothes off" look. I create fashion and beauty at it's finest. I am open to new things and really have in mind amazing visions.
I shoot weekends. I am very busy, work full time, and do shoots. I am looking for flexibility. I cannot pay for your travels, but I do have a car if need to be picked up. Some of my shoots will take us to the desert, Lake Tahoe, meadows, and crazy locations. So if you are into adventure, we can be a team. If you don't like to do crazy things, then maybe we can do a studio shoot, but I mainly like to go on location.
I am looking forward to creating amazing work and connections here on Model Mayhem. I'm hoping we can help each other out and have some fun shoots!