Photographer Male Columbia, Maryland, US
My Website: Artistic gallery
Mayhem # 856262

About Me

A few unique things about me.  First: I am an adoptive parent.  There are 100,000's of families wanting to adopt, right now.  I will help anyone in a crisis pregnancy with all their birth and/or adoption needs; no matter where you reside contact me directly and I will begin mobilizing support.  For those DIYers, see

Second: Rock Climbing models (especially with multi-pitch/lead experience) ALWAYS of interest to plan a shoot concept; anytime, anywhere!

Third: I am a volunteer photographer for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. I encourage all photographers to consider applying.

  - Bert

ARTOMATIC 2015 is ON! - But not for long; Closing Party this Saturday!

NEWS FLASH!!! - I just moved into my new 500 sf studio in a historic 200 year-old building!  It's beautiful(!) and I look forward to much good use of this new "creative space!"

Now the regular blah, blah, blah...

Hello MM!

  I am an Artistic & Storytelling photographer.  Now in my tenth year of pursuing artistic works, I am zoning in on completing specific projects. However I am still doing artistic & portfolio work with models when I travel - I want to stay "sharp" and try new locations, models, and stories.  My main passion is outdoor figure images, including California & Florida (2007), the High Sierras (2008) up to 11,000 ft.  (I'm also a rock climber), the Arizona wilderness (2009) and the Northwest, mainly Utah & Idaho (2010) & Arizona rock climbing (2010), East Coast (2011), Ohio (2012), the Gulf Coast & GA/TN (2013), Hawaii (2014) and the Netherlands (2015.)  But I also love studio work or situational settings to capture an image with meaning and context for the viewer to take in.

Sad to say, I am no longer doing non-paid shoots unless you have mad climbing skills or I am looking for a special location model.

*** AMSTERDAM!!! September 2015 - Zoi and Amber, windmills, waves and sand dunes -- what more do you need?

*** MIAMI March 2015 - Stepping up into the fashion and Miami Art scene! Dani, you rocked it!

*** TRAVEL REPORT: HAWAII 2014 - 3 Islands, 5 Models.

*** TRAVEL REPORT: NINPAR 2013 - Thanks to 34 models who participated in the group shoot!

*** TRAVEL REPORT: CLEVELAND ROCKS - Thanks to Gabriel, Crystal, Jessica & Terra for making Ohio a success for both studio and location shooting.

*** TRAVEL REPORT: THE BIG EASY/GULF COAST - After attending Imaging USA (PPA's National convention) I had the pleasure of working with Missy (New Orleans), Doll & Lazrus (Mississippi) and Static (Alabama.). (I believe that makes 24 states I've shot in.)

*** TRAVEL REPORT: EAST COAST I-95 ROAD TRIP - Crove south through NC, SC, GA & FL and back to cover the last rollout of the Space Shuttle to the launchpad 5/31.  Thanks to Al (my road-trip buddy), Johnathan, Jessica, Z, Catibra, and Angela!

*** TRAVEL REPORT: LONG ISLAND ("LonGiland") - Trained for 4 days with Doug Gordon (receipient of the 2011 UN Photographer of the Year Leadership award!) May 9 - 12. Thanks to Anastasia, Staci, Rob & Kaliel.

*** TRAVEL REPORT: SOUTH FLORIDA - Got hosed by the Shuttle launch scrub; made the most of it with some great shoots -- thanks to Yaz, William, Rachel, Greg, J Lynnne & Edwidge for your time and efforts!

*** TRAVEL REPORT: ROCK CLIMBING SHOOT - Arizona.  Locations included South Mountain, Isolation Canyon, Lower Devil's Canyon, Sully's Canyon and "The Pond".  I was climbing and shooting with Model Mila (1323116) & husband on this trip, focusing on vertical walls.  The shoot went great and MM is going to give a collective "No freakin' way!" when these are posted.

*** TRAVEL REPORT: Shot a wedding in St. Thomas, USVI.  While there I had a shoot with the lovely Megan with rough Atlantic waves crashing on the rocks behind, around, and in one case, on her!...

MODELS: I am a professional photographer and happily charge for general portfolio work.  In general, I can offer trade for artistic figure shoots (UNLESS you show a developed and advanced (equal to or better than mine) *artistic* portfolio and are an actual professional model.))  A TF shoot is still 100% work, and is not "free" for the models or myself.  Trade means we both work and both get something we want.  "Trade" deal: Your time, experience, creativity, determination and good attitude for my time, experience, creativity, determination, good attitude, composing & directing, equipment, post processing, archiving, production & printing.  I will get you a set of proof images for you to have as an archive, and process choice images for online portfolios.  I will provide a print if you have a physical book, and a poster print of any art pieces I create of you.  If I personally sell a print of a model who shot for trade, I courteously (not a formal commitment) commission them 10%.  (Don't get too excited, this has only happened 7 times, but I'm working on becoming famous. smile )

My artistic gallery:
My services (commercial & wedding) gallery:

I am based in the DC/Baltimore area much of the time, but I travel often; Always looking to establish myself in new areas with models interested in my artistic work -- If interested, please do email or call.  Thanks!

   - Light Painter
     (301) 356-0326

For those responding to my casting call, I'm impressed you took the time to read my profile - After you reply by message as in the posting, also give me phone call to "jump ahead" of other responders.


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Credit Notes

Publication & Press:
Panobook 2011: The 156 Most Beautiful Panoramic Photos of the Year. - 3 Images published (there were over 2,000 submitted!)
Southern Exposure magazine (Southeastern Regional Professional Photographers Association) - August, 2011, Page 24 gallery
Final Flight, First Sight: Photographing the Last Space Shuttle, November, 2013
On Safari: Telling Life Stories with Photographs, July, 2011

• 2013 Featured Photographer for
ARTOMATIC 2012 - 30' of wall space, including a 10' print of "Converging Lines."  With 1,300 artists displaying, I got named "Top 10 New Finds of AOM12" as well as the distinction of "Best Nude on the Rocks" by DC Art News; "...the resulting photographs are eye catching and superbly well done; this is one fine photographer at work." (Thank you kindly, Lenny.)
PPA Grand Imaging Award; 2013 3rd place, Illustrative (out of 1,800 photographers/5,000 images)
• 2011 Kodak Gallery Award recipient
• Maryland Professional Photographers Association 2009 Photographer of the Year; Portrait & Electronic Imarecipients

Speaking & Workshops:
• October 7, 2013: "Posing the Figure in the Environment", All-day class taking images from concept to printmaking, Rockville, MD  (PPA Super Monday Class)
"Capturing Art & Emotion on the Wedding Day" Laurel, MD May20th, 2013. (PPA Super Monday Class)
• October 24, 2011: "Posing the Figure in the Environment", All-day class taking images from concept to printmaking, Rockville, MD  (PPA Super Monday Class)
• August 30: "Storytelling in Fine Art" - Lecture, slideshow and Print exhibition. Woodbridge, VA
• October 2-8: "The Dynamic Nude" Workshop (Co-instructor), Lake Powell, Utah.)
• Invited artist: "The Environmental Nude", September 2010, the Contemporary Art School and Gallery in Haggerstown, MD.
• PPA Instructor, May 2010, "Ultra-High Resolution Environmental Portraiture"
• Speaker at various photography clubs.
• Photographer, Models Choice Image:


1,000 Words   13 pics
Above & Beyond   6 pics
Artistic Ropework & Chains   39 pics
Blown Away!   0 pics
Body Art Extraordinaire   69 pics
Brrrrrrrr!   5 pics
Classics   6 pics
Clean Pictures   18 pics
Climber Models! (& Photogs!)   49 pics
Conceptual Works - Mind Blown.   3 pics
Couched in Meaning   41 pics
Dance, Dance, Dance!   37 pics
Dirty Pictures   13 pics
Don't Mess WIth   8 pics
Editorial Nudes   31 pics
Expectant Images   43 pics
Feeling at Home   4 pics
Figure Plus Fashion Equals...   49 pics
Figure Studies - Light & Shadow   42 pics
Fire in the Hole!   8 pics
Fun with Optics!   1 pics
Gasp!   18 pics
Geeky Like Me   1 pics
Grungy Location Images   4 pics
How do they... wait... What?   22 pics
I motivi per andare in Italia   41 pics
Ink, Well   7 pics
Instrumental Figures   40 pics
Intimacy, Artistically   24 pics
Just The Girl Next Door   24 pics
Less is More   1 pics
Let There Be Light!   0 pics
Make Yourself at Home   1 pics
Multiple Model Compositions   33 pics
NINPAR 2013 Models   26 pics
Nude Photography   5 pics
Oops, Spilled Something!   10 pics
Outstanding Bodyscapes   13 pics
Parent & Child   9 pics
Parts is Parts   1 pics
Period & Antique Pieces   1 pics
Photo Editing Done Right   29 pics
Reasons to do Studio Work   1 pics
Remakes!   0 pics
ROTFL!   43 pics
Sensuality Embodied   22 pics
Smile!   3 pics
Stunningly Well-Done Portraiture   54 pics
Stylized Images   23 pics
Suspense!   0 pics
Textures   3 pics
The Abandonded and Industrial World   3 pics
The Eyes Have It!   6 pics
Truly Outstanding In Your Field   12 pics
Urban Public Nudes   17 pics
Water World   25 pics
Wish I'd taken these!   49 pics
You too can learn "Hand Position!"   0 pics



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