CRAYTON PHOTOPhotographer Male Cleveland Heights, Ohio, US
My Website: FacebookMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/CraytonPhoto
Mayhem # 74474
I WOULD RATHER FAIL IN ORIGINALITY THAN TO SUCCEED IN IMITATION!
My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph.
"It's that I don't like white paper backgrounds. A woman does not live in
front of white paper. She lives on the street, in a motor car, in a hotel
room." -Helmut Newton
"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” COCO CHANEL (1873-1971)
"I believe that capturing a good image is about the things that happen before you pick up the camera." ~Joseph Umbro
I have been photographing and working with aspiring models for over 30 years. I have helped many develop their modeling career and get runway and print work. Most of my association with models came from fashion show productions I produced around the country.
Because of my history of working with aspiring models, if you have any "beginners" questions about breaking into the modeling industry-professionally, feel free to email me. I am always willing to offer helpful honest advice. It may help you avoid the many common mistakes people often make trying to get into the mainstream modeling business. Believe me, I have been around long enough to know.
WARNING: I may not tell you what you were hoping to hear, but I will inform you of what you honestly need to know.
I am currently working on a book about how people go about trying to break into the modeling industry and the common mistakes they often make that keep them from achieving their goal of becoming the type of model they wish and dream of becoming. Please feel free to share your modeling adventure with me.
But if you are just taking pictures for the fun of it...HAVE FUN!
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"HE IS AN AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER!!! I FELT VERY COMFORTABLE WORKING WITH HIM VERY ORIGINAL AND PROFESSIONAL IN HIS WORK! IVE CANT SAY I HAVE WORKED WITH SOMEONE LIKE HIM BEFORE"
"Leroy is very knowledgeable about the industry and taught me a huge amount at the shoot!"
"Leeroy was very professional and fun to work with. He immediately made me feel comfortable and welcome upon arrival for our schedule shoot. I look forward to working with Leeroy again soon!"