black swan diaries

Photographer Male San Francisco, California, US My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/blackswan
Mayhem # 875947

About Me

Thanks for reading my profile!   I'm a San Francisco Bay Area based photographer.  Completely self taught and more interested in capturing a particular vision of the world than turning photography into a business.  Polite, professional, down-to-earth and humble.  Don't refer to myself in the third person on my MM profile . . . or anywhere else for that matter.  Don't need to use the camera as my wingman. 

Low key and very casual approach towards photography and shooting -- no weird unnatural poses held for 10 minutes, very limited work done in the studio etc.  I pick a general theme for the shoot, discuss it with the model, then pretty much let her do her own thing.  I think sexy is more about what is left to the imagination of the viewer -- it may be just outside the photo, discreetly covered, or shrouded in shadow or light.  Not about putting parts on display.  Firm believer in beauty in simplicity. 

Oh yeah, have a tendency to talk, write and think in sentence fragments ;-)

current project
Nostalgia.  I think that word pretty much sums it all up.  Check out the port.

for prospective models
Always looking to work with local or visiting models.  No particular "look" required and I work equally well with new and experienced models.  Nudity is not a requirement!   This is what I look for in a model:
- female only
- any race/ethnicity
- thin to athletic build
- creative, energetic, fun and adventurous
- acting experience or ability is a HUGE plus!
- located between SF and San Jose (or can take BART/CalTrain)
- NO princesses (on-location work may require some hiking!)
- NO flakers

My standard model release is available for you to download and read ahead of time here.

I'm always flattered by friend requests, tags and photo comments but please email me either through MM or through my website if you are interested in working with me.

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