Aberrant Perspectives

Photographer Male Ferndale, Michigan, US
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/AberrantPerspectives
Mayhem # 3089861

About Me

I am Michael Bugard, an actor in the Detroit area. I have appeared in several independent features, shorts, and music videos. Most recently I played the part of Julian in "Dead Quiet", starring Jeff Hatrix, aka "Jeffrey Nothing" of the metal band Mushroomhead, and Kip Weeks, the bad guy under the hood in "The Strangers" (starring Liv Tyler). This autumn I will be playing the role of Vex Skanda, the future's leader of a worldwide, organized crime syndicate in the feature "Aladdin 3477", to be directed by acclaimed Star Wars artist, Matt Busch (who has been called a genius by J.J. Abrams).

I have also done background and modeling work in many Hollywood productions including "Real Steel", "Oz: The Great and Powerful" and the upcoming film directed by Ryan Gosling, "Lost River". I am featured in "Hostel: Part 3" as an elite Hunt Club client, and am also featured as a mental patient in the upcoming "Eloise". I also do underground modeling, and write, with an article published in issue X of Michigan Movie Magazine about the history of horror film production in Michigan, from "The Evil Dead" to present. Recently I started doing my own conceptual photography.

Looking to network with Detroit area photographers, models, and other artists to create original, unique, bizarre, alternative and rebellious art.

"The first thing to realize--though it is difficult in a commercial age--is that what is best in creative mental activity cannot be produced by any system of monetary rewards. Opportunity and the stimulus of an invigorating spiritual atmosphere are important, but, if they are presented, no financial inducements will be required, while if they are absent, material compensations will be of no avail. Recognition, even if it takes the form of money, can bring a certain pleasure in old age to the man of science who has battled all his life against academic prejudice, or to the artist who has endured years of ridicule for not painting in the manner of his predecessors; but it is not by the remote hope of such pleasures that their work has been inspired. All the most important work springs from an uncalculating impulse, and is best promoted, not by rewards after the event, but by circumstances which keep the impulse alive and afford scope for the activities which it inspires. In the creation of such circumstances, our present system is much at fault." -- Bertrand Russell, "Proposed Roads to Freedom"

"That's what makes something funny - where you mix the Absurd with the Real." --Buzz Aldrin

"Rouse up, O Young Men of the New Age! set your foreheads against the ignorant Hirelings! For we have Hirelings in the Camp, the Court, & the University, who would, if they could, for ever depress Mental & prolong Corporeal War." --William Blake

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."-- Oscar Wilde

"Art is part of man's quest for grace; sometimes his ecstasy in partial success, sometimes his rage and agony at failure." --Gregory Bateson


***RATES: I charge $75 for the first hour, $50 for each hour after.***


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Credit Notes

Facebook profile photo for David J Haskins, bassist for legendary goth bands Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, and Love & Rockets

Co-writer and co-producer for The Russian Sleep Experiment feature film. Also cast as Dr. Felix Nast

Primary image for the "Clu Gulager"("Burt" in Return of the Living Dead) entry on Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clu_Gulager)

"Cryptic Climate"(http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/38519586) exhibited as an official selection at Damned VIII: An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness at Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom, Oct 29-31, 2015

Role of Detective Michael Wiltes in the "Deadly Thrill" episode of "Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen"

Role of Juror #1 in Tommy Battles the Silver Sea Dragon

IMDb photo for Jeff Hatrix (aka Jeffrey Nothing of metal band Mushroomhead)

Cover photo for May 2014 issue of MMM Report

Role of Felix Nast in The Russian Sleep Experiment short film

Featured as a mental patient in Eloise

Role of Julian in Dead Quiet

Role of Sol in Behind the Scenes of Horrorcore Hotel

Role of Vex Skanda in Aladdin 3477

Role of the vampire leader Michael in Vampireland

Role of The Seeker in 13th Sign

Role of Cooper in Living Dead World

Featured as an Elite Hunt Club Client in Hostel: Part III

Wrote the article, "Lions, Tigers, and Scares" for issue X of Michigan Movie Magazine

Modeled for two print ads in the Detroit Metro Times and one in Real Detroit for Noir Leather

Photographer for three stories in the April-May 2013 issue of Ferndale Friends

Photographer for one story in the June-July 2013 issue of Ferndale Friends

Photographer for two stories in the October-November 2013 issue of Ferndale Friends



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