Saphire PhotoPhotographer Male Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
My Website: IA PI
Mayhem # 848
Please note: I do not contact models through MM attempting to sell my services. I will do TF portfolio builders with select models.
I am available for a wide range of assignments.
The mantra here is 'Please be professional' ... that goes both ways.
If you have a concept, please pitch it. I will consider financing speculative works with a full crew, if you make me a believer.
I'm drawn to Fine art figure work and anything with an edge. I am open to TF with experienced models. I am willing to pay a flat rate per shoot. I respond to a model's interest, abilities and extra mile efforts by offering a generous amount of edits for the model. Copyright sharing is negotiable.
Inquiries for portfolio builders/Trade/TFP/TFAnything: Please indicate so in your first message.
Please note: I will pay models when a client is involved (so, I am also being paid).
Full digital portfolio packages starting at $399. Print portfolios starting at $499. MUA and hairstylist available; priced according to number of looks. (You may use your own stylists).
Portrait sessions starting at $80. Includes two light sets, two backgrounds and 30 shots. With MUA and hairstylist (two looks), $175
Glamour/Art/Anything Goes sessions starting at $250. MUA and hairstylist available; priced according to number of looks. (You may use your own stylists).
Cancellations within 7 days of appointment incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Cancellations within 24 hours of appointment incur a 100% cancellation fee.
There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ~ Pablo Picasso
If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. ~Ray Bradbury
“To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them that they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed."
― Susan Sontag, On Photography
“You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
― Ansel Adams
“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.”
― Susan Sontag
“Don't we all know that art is dangerous. You play it - then you live it.”
― Stefan Balint
“The brightest light makes the blackest mark.”
― Henry Holmes Smith