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Model Mayhem #:
1195520
Last Activity:
Aug 03, 2020
Experience:
Very Experienced
Compensation:
Depends on Assignment
Joined:
Apr 27, 2009
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n/a

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About Me

I enjoy shooting the female figure and the interplay of light and form. I'm easy to work with and encourage suggestions from models. That's the short version so if that's enough for you, you can skip all the text below. Otherwise, keep going for more details.

I always have some very clear ideas of what I want to shoot but I encourage feedback and suggestions from the models I collaborate with. Yes, I'll provide initial direction but I'm not the director and you're not a prop--this is a team based creative process. My best work has come with models who consider themselves to be artists and/or take pictures themselves. Let me also say that I love, love, love shooting with models who have dance or gymnastic background, you understand the importance of hands and feet in creating flowing lines.

My portfolio here on MM is a freebie one because I no longer shoot fulltime or professionally. Accordingly, what you see here focuses on artistic nudes. But if you want a better idea of my range of work, check out the "my work elsewhere" on this profile (which includes a mix of other MM themes), my portfolio at tumblr, or model society, or 500px all under "afplcc" to see more of my work with models. I also have a non-nude portfolio up here on MM "afplccglamour" that you can check.

Among the concepts and techniques that I love to play with are: bodyscapes reflection/refraction, shadow-and-light patterns, and DoF perspectives. When the weather allows it, I love shooting outdoors and especially around water.

While I'm based in the DC area, I do a lot of travel. I've been to every state except North Dakota, had model shoots in 19 states (including Hawaii and Alaska). So I get around.

I like the shoot to be casual and relaxed with banter. Humor is especially nice. If you expect to just show up and pose, we're probably a bad fit as a team. That doesn't mean I'm looking for a friend or a relationship, only that it shows in the results if we had a few laughs or moments of silliness in the shoot. If it's in the DC area, expect me to bring some home-baked goodies plus bottled water and other snacks. Prior to any shoot, expect me to reconfirm with you and provide a lot of details about props, costumes, styling and themes. Hint-hint: that's a really good time for you to push back or ask questions or offer ideas--regardless of your experience level.

I'm fine with you bringing an escort. I'll show you the release ahead of time if you want and am okay about modifying it if you have any special concerns. If you want to check references, contact the models in my portfolio or who left tags. My shooting approach is pretty flexible (though I'm not someone who spends 8-10 minutes setting up for one perfect shot) and I'm willing to adapt my style and posing directions to what will work best with you.

Yes, I do shoot mostly TFCD since I'm not publishing or selling any of my work anymore. Unless you're contacting me to get some specific shots for your portfolio or unless this (modeling) is your fulltime gig, I assume that our initial shoot is likely to be a TFCD arrangement.

Big negatives for me
--no communication (prior to the shoot or during it)
--showing up late or not showing up. If you can't make it or are running late, at least let me know.
--being unprepared for our shoot. That includes being high or drunk.

Finally, if you wonder what the heck "AFPLCC" stands for, well, an instructor early in my career used to yell at us when we'd critique work, "I want to hear A Fresh Perspective, Less Conventional Criticism!" to the point where's he'd jot down in shorthand on a paper submitting analyzing Capa's work or discussion of composition on someone else's portfolio..."AFPLCC." So there you have it--an explanation for my MM handle. And if you're read this far, kudos to you for wading through all the text!

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"Ed was fantastic to work with! He was professional and considerate and really seemed to know the photography/modeling business. I loved his energy and we seemed to bounce off each other very well. If you get a chance to work with him drop everything!" Read less

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"He was one of the first photographers I ever worked with. He was so respectful and helpful. He's great to work with. He's especially talented with using natural light." Read less

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"Such an amazing photographer with such a warm, easygoing personality. If you ever get a chance to shoot with Ed, take it! You won't regret it." Read less

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"I had a great time working with ed, he is definitely an experienced photographer and very professional. I would definitely work with him again." Read less

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"Working with Ed was one of the best experiences I've ever had as a model. He is highly professional, clear in his directions, and skilled at what he does. He is also warm and courteous with excellent communication skills. I have nothing but praise for this photographer. Highly recommended all the way around!" Read less

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"Really good photographer, he was very respectful, knowledgable. He was also very helpful with good tips to take on to future photoshoots." Read less

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"Incredible photographer to work with. Great direction and feedback while keeping the shoot relaxing. If you have a chance to work with him don't pass up the opportunity." Read less

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"Easy to work with, very professional and great concepts. Both gave direction and was open to my ideas. Excellent composition and use of light!" Read less

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"We had a really great shoot!. He was very professional, positive and upbeat!. He offered great feedback and was just great to work with. I hope we get to work together again soon." Read less

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"What a great photographer and person in general. We have worked together through both paid shoots and trade for hotel lodging. As a traveling model from out of town, hotel lodging can be very beneficial and I appreciate Ed's willingness to work with me on comp. We have shot together a few times and have gotten some beautiful images. I'll be working with him more in the future!" Read less

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"Ed and I have shot together 3 times and each time it has been new and interesting. He captures beautiful shots in nature and has an eye for unique compositions. I always enjoy working with him." Read less

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"Ed's a skilled photographer with a great eye. After my move from Florida, he was one of the first artists to welcome me to the area. Always a pleasure working with him." Read less

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"Ed was very very organized. I arrived at the studio and he had pictures printed out of what he was looking for and lots of snacks!! During the shoot he gave direction well but also let me do my own thing. I had a great experience, I will definitely work with him again. (: You rock Ed!! Willa" Read less

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"Ed is great to work with and I'm looking forward to shooting with him again!" Read less

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"First of all Ed is a good and very thoughtful person. He was asking me all the time if I ws tired or hungry, proposing me snacks, asking again if I feel cold. That attitude arise my will to do my best during the shooting. Ed also pay much attention at concept of shooting. He search for interesting poses, printing them and proposing me to do something similar. It's very comfortable working with photographer who know what he want and at the same time give you some freedon. So I'd defenitely recommend you to shoot with Ed :) Don't miss a chance to work with professional person. " Read less

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"I had a really great time while shooting with Ed. Ed was giving nice compliments during photoshoots which encouraged me. Also, Ed was giving me professional advices which I am thankful for. I would definitely work with Ed again and again. He has very nice attitude. Thank you for the shoot:)" Read less

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"Very attentive and patient! His knowledge of photography as well as his pleasant demeanor made the shoot flow lovely. Love to work with him again!" Read less

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