Michael P DArco

Photographer Male Los Angeles, California, US
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/MartiniMike
Mayhem # 1843596

About Me

I'm all about whimsy, odd angles, weird lenses, interesting pairings, sexy, and style.
When people ask me what I shoot the most of, I say "sexy girls and booze". lol Looking at it though I think maybe good girls acting bad, and bad girls acting good is more accurate! Some spooky stuff, some weird stuff... but art. So come on and let's make some ART!

So anyway, my last name is D'Arco... it won't let me use an ' in my name here!
Some people call me "Martini Mike".
I am an award winning, published, professional photographer. And I'm a professional writer.
I take my camera bag and a notebook everywhere. And no, I'm not Paparazzi. Shut your dirty mouth.

So here I am looking to GROW. And for more professional models. By professional, I don't necessarily mean experienced. Professional means you return communications and follow through. Professional means you show up on time and ready and we work together like grown ups.
I am building a network of great makeup, hair, stylist people too.
So if I "friended" you- I like your work and/or your look and we need to talk at some point.

My goals are simple... to become famous (more) through my art! And well I think now I am "emerging" with a wide fan-base and connections. What I want from this site is to network further with the fashion/entertainment/photography community and to collaborate.

The "standard" head shots are nice and all... but I really don't do that kind of stuff very often; weddings, senior portraits, etc. I consider myself an artist. And I prefer to sell huge works in a show, am planning more books, and honestly would like to end up in a museum. Look at my Flickr sets for the big picture. If I have a paid project (designer, magazine, etc) - I can pay all of you. But some projects are personal... so when it sells, you get a cut. And my word is good. At the very least you will get TONS of exposure right away. Because that's how I roll.

My references? Everyone I have ever shot. I aim to please. I want to make us both look good! I want my subject to be as comfortable as possible with me no matter what that entails.

I can be contacted by email at MartiniWorld@Hotmail.com


• Over 3,000,000 views of my online portfolio directly to date. Over 1,000,000 of those have been in 2014!
• Private shows/sales of large pieces.
• Book – A Stack of Napkins
• Book – Tini Time
• Book – “COCKTAILING! With Martini Mike”
• Royce Gracie (some in use at www.gracieacademy.com )
• Breaking Bad wrap party
• Various Playboy, Penthouse, Maxim models
• Santa Fe Fashion Week 2013
• http://la.table20.com/ cover page
• Print ads and web content for Makeup by Christy Mae www.cjohnsonmakeup.com
• Print ads for ABQ Brew Pub
• Burn! Magazine (From the producer of the National Fiery Foods Show)
• Butte Monster Feet - Albuquerque the Magazine
• Swine Flu Adventure Story
Cover of magazine “Alibi”
• Route 66 Easter Bunny
Cover of magazine “Alibi”
• The Angels Want to Wear my Red Shoes
Book- “I Garden: Urban Style” by Urban Garden Casual.
• No Turning Back
Book - Included in WhatsonUK.com printed guidebook.
• San Juan Pueblo Catholic Church
Book - English text book for 8th grade for Gyldendal Education in Denmark.
• Chimay Red Ale and •Beer Pool 002
Book - “All about alcohol and how to quit from addiction” by Tati Papafragos
• Winner of two categories in 2011 Weekly Alibi annual photo contest;
Highway to Hell /Things Are Not What They Seem
Domino Lounging/ Miscellaneous
• Fat Jacob Tiger 001
Grand Prize in the Bow Wow Blues Annual Photo Contest.
• Marketing handbills for "The Art of Fashion"
• La Dolce Vita
Featured on "Whatzin?!"
• "Fascist Pig" Series featured on www.MutantRoot.com
• www.upscalejoint.com
• www.afterpartyshots.com
• www.sierracountynewmexico.info
• www.gpsmycity.com
• http://ampconcerts.org/amp_photos.html
• Many other websites include my photography by permission.

*My work may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or uploaded in any way without my written permission. © All rights reserved !


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Credit Notes

Model Mayhems:
Sabra Steele #2337867
Genevieve Rae #739387
Candace Sandoval #1597565
Jennifer Best #1521789
Eryn Baczek #2440642
Justine Desiree Marsing #1215564
Aliice Black #806092
Julie Mason #381553
Erika Arvizo #1844759
Raime #215018
Sukay #1447827
Robin Decker #1428571
Kristen Gandy #36454
Chriss G #2106103
Becca Hoeschen #1263270
Lindsay Gillenwater #1665360
Oscar Lozoya #58319
Rip Williams #226421
Tony Gambino #1558190
Hair/MUA: J Nicole Davidson #1808646
MUA: Christy M. Johnson /Makeup by Christy Mae #1728067
Hair/MUA: Sarah Bridger

Patricia Michaels/PM Waterlily
Amber Gunn Gauthier/BRAVE Bettie
Syrup Swimwear
Rachel LeeAnn Estes
Gail Orrick/Coyote Couture Colorado
Cock of the Walk
Kendra Williams
Allie Olson/Allie Ollie

NON Model Mayhems:
Royce Gracie
NM Governor Bill Richardson
Cast of Breaking Bad
Michelle Parra, Miss New Mexico Latina 2013
Janene Falsone-Milks, Mrs. New Mexico 2010
Chloe Night, Adult Film Actor
Michelle Rodriguez
Suhail Rodriguez
Serenity Risvik
Renaya Justine
Lori Anne McBride
Britaña Ali Campos
Alyssa Otero
Alisha Benitez
Blake Elizabeth Lewis
Bree Anderson
Lucia Maree
Polina Ermoshina
Teig Morgan
Alexandria Perea
Imelda Arreola
Desirae Martinez
Silver Van Fleet
Rachel LeeAnn Estes
Leslie Tafoya
Deborah Waters
Christina Daly
Cathleen Lixian Daly
Lisa Cinelli
Alexandria Morrow
Lloyd Thrap
And many more!

Sparrow Dance Productions
Drew Estates Cigars
Tito's Vodka
Playboy Mansion
Savvy Boutique
A bunch of events.
Many many bands.
Not so many comedians.
Less actors.
More bars and restaurants than I can list here!


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