Model Mayhem #:
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Dec 30, 2012

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About Me

**Not shooting in-country for the remainder of this year (2017) and all of next year.

Drop me a line if you'll be in Paris (France) any time between 09/20 and 10/03.  We can discuss working in one of the studios there.  As always, I'll be reviewing your portfolio on MM and I'll be looking for "variety" and depth in your work.

Absolutely no TF work while out of the States.**

I slid my first Nikon into my hands in 1976 and have been shooting since, so I have a few years of experience. I shoot a rather narrow spectrum of art, now, rather than shooting anything that comes along.  I feel this let's me hone my craft and more readily define the end results of my work.  I sell my work exclusively in Europe and work with curators who have their own private client lists.  So, if you're working with me, your work most likely will NOT be sold in this country (USA) but will be held in private collections rather than open for view by the general public.

I prefer:
  1.) To shoot in the studio versus location but I've have noticed of late that more and more curators are asking for true location work rather than green screen with a dropped background. 

  2.) Late Halsman's B&W styling in lighting and am happily addicted to Photoshop and Lightroom and unapologetic about the use.

  3.) To avoid the standard, high fashion poses with those vapid faces staring off into nowhere land. I feel it's overdone, unattractive, unappealing, and just flat out boring. When pressed I'll shoot it, but I won't be smiling.

4.) Working with models who 'like' to look directly into the lens, who want to show who they are, who aren't afraid to smile, or sneer, or anything else that shows some kind of life, spark, or emotion.

When coming to the studio, I like a model to bring some company along with them, primarily the first time we shoot together. Please note that your escort is not there to make suggestions or to lend a hand.

No one works for free (or at least they shouldn't)!  When I'm requesting to shoot with a model they should expect to be (and will be) paid. If a model is requesting to shoot with me, I should expect to be paid.

I don't typically shoot TF because "I" feel it's much like working for free.  However, if you as a model have a 'strongly defined' project you want to work as TF we can chat about it to see if it works for both of us.

Contact is best made here, through MM.  Once we've worked together we can consider other methods of contact if it's agreed by both of us that it's beneficial.

Best regards as you each pursue the love of your craft!

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