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Beauty is overrated. Beauty is boring. True beauty can be found in imperfection.
I am a Photographer/Screenwriter
[Thanks to my father] I have been a "photographer" for as long as I can remember. I am primarily self taught but I have studied with some exceptional and well known image makers. Most of my photos are of people; I try to show the unique and individual spirit that resides in each and every person.
My dad fell in love with the darkroom and black and white photography while in the U.S. Air Force, developing film from Lockheed U-2 spy planes. He later shared his love and passion for photography and film with me. I was instantly hooked and knew immediately that this was what I wanted to do when I grew up. As a young boy, and somewhat of an introvert, I used the camera as a buffer to approach interesting people that I wanted to meet. The camera, always with me, was a major tool in helping me overcome my fear of strangers. Even today, I seldom make a photo that doesn’t include at least one person as the main focus of composition.
(otherwise known as esoteric bullshit):
With my recent work I explore the two opposing elements that reside in all of us – it is a search to reveal the light, dark, good, evil, triumph, tragedy, strong, and weak in all of us that combine to create the human condition. These opposing elements are not always in equal measure, and at times, they may not even be immediately apparent; however, the tension created by the antithetical pairs form a contrast that always enhances the beauty of the work.
"Photographers tend not to photograph what they can't see, which is the very reason one should try to attempt it. Otherwise we're going to go on forever just photographing more faces and more rooms and more places. Photography has to transcend description. It has to go beyond description to bring insight into the subject, or reveal the subject, not as it looks, but how does it feel?"
~ Duane Michals
"Any photographer who says he's not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar."
~ Helmut Newton
"Being in the nude isn't a disgrace unless you're being promiscuous about it. After all, when God created Adam and Eve, they were stark naked. And in the Garden of Eden, God was probably naked as a jaybird too!"
~ Bettie Page
"Art either mirrors emotion or triggers it ... great art does both."
Am I the best photographer in the world? Not even close.
Am I the worst photographer in the world? Not by a long shot.
I lie somewhere in between and just exactly where that that may be is for you to determine.
If you like my work - great. If not, that is fine also, I am not here trying to please everyone. However, if you do like my imagery or find it intriguing and you would like to know more, please don't hesitate to give me a shout.
Models Read this, it is Important
I hate to do this but...... If you are going to be late for a shoot call me. If I have not heard from you before 15 minutes after the start time - Consider the Shoot to be Canceled.
I am very laid back and extremely easy to get along with but I have had enough. My studio is located 35 miles from my home; that is 70 miles round trip and a total driving time of 1 hour and 26 minutes.
Get a studio closer to home you say - my studio is located conveniently in Denver for you, not for me.
Please note - if you contact me to book a shoot I require a $50 deposit through PayPal. This deposit is nonrefundable and nontransferable and it has nothing to do with our TFP agreement; it is a booking fee. Contact me for my TFP terms and conditions.
If you do flake on me there is a strong chance that we will never work together in the future.
BTW, I do not consider someone who acts professionally and contacts me to cancel to be a flake.
Please view my website for more photos - the link is beside my avatar photo at the top of this page.
If you need images retouched I highly recommend Photoshop Wizard Danielle King, her work is fabulous and she is very friendly and professional (Mayhem #779129) http://www.modelmayhem.com/779129