Robert AlvaradoPhotographer Male Aliso Viejo, California, US
My Website: iie PhotographyMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/alvarado
Mayhem # 15033
Another New Book! Just released
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Catch me at the Laguna Beach Art Walk the first Thursday of every month at the Cast of Crowns Art Gallery. I have some of my work on display there as well as signing books.
Get your 2016 Inked Magazine Calendar featuring my images in the Jan 2016 Issue of Inked Magazine
What People are saying about me...
"Robert who?" People in general
"THAT was FUN!" Model
"Give me a HUG!" Mother
"What the hell are you doing???" Father
My favorite Color is Red
I like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain
My favorite Designer is TeasUm Bikinis and Pleaser Heels
I have worked for my Dad and my Uncle Ralph
I've also traveled extensively throughout Southern California, Bakersfield, Victorville, Beaumont, San Bernardino, Barstow, Yermo, Boron, Blythe, and Gorman.
I also specialize in Runway, but by that I mean the Runway at the Airport...
2016 TRAVEL DATES
Ok, so looks like I'll be home most of the year....
Graphic above by Lyza Figueroa
"I hate good taste. It's the worst thing that can happen to a creative person" .
- Helmut Newton
My name is Robert and I've been photographing people ever since I can remember. I just started doing this professionally about 6 years ago and I'm having a blast. I'm low key, very easy going and I have a somewhat dry sense of humor. I love to have fun and make jokes.
I really enjoy taking vintage type shots but enjoy all of it actually. 30-40's Hollywood type to artistic (tasteful) nudes.
I do this because I LOVE it!!! I love creating and working with creative people. The process of creating and working with like people is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done in my life. I am still like a big kid! Having FUN might be the most important thing in my work. It's just gotta be fun! I cannot think of anything that is more Fun than what I do... Wellll... ok maybe one thing... Sometimes I can look at one of my images and can't believe I did that, and you know what... It's because "I" didn't. I had the help of the Makeup Artist, Hair person and the MODEL! It's a team effort and I appreciate all the help I receive on creating an image. I cannot tell you how much I love all of what I do, this has been the just the best ride ever in my life.
MODELS: Escorts are always welcome to my shoots. I have NO problem with this.
Sorry bout this, but I just have to request that even though Escorts are welcome, I prefer it not be your boyfriend or husband. I need your full attention and bf's and hubbys are just too much of a distraction. This would include Male friends as well.
Thanks for your understanding.
Yes... there's More!
This is NOT directed at anyone in particular. And, I think I'm gettin cranky in my old age.. ha!!! BUT... if we schedule a shoot, PLEASE don't schedule it after a BIG Birthday bash or after a Late night out. It's difficult to work with a hangover or even a no show, so please, and I understand for a lot of you this isn't your job, lets TRY to get good images and not sabotage ourselves.
Hey Photographers... First and foremost thank you for all your praise. I really appreciate it. Unfortunately, at this time, I do not have the time or resources to respond to messages regarding what I do to my images (lighting, setup, photoshop, etc.). I really do apologize as it's difficult for me to say that without sounding like an A-Hole, which I am not. And, it has nothing to do with anyone personally, so please do not take it that way.
Thanks for your understanding,
Special Thanks to:
Julia Gerace, she got me started on this whole pin-up thing... See what you've done Julia!!! By the way... Thanks!
Jacquie Laire... MUA... Where are you???
Liz and Fernie!!! You two are AMAZING MUA's!
Models... I love each one of you for giving me your best, I only hope I have reciprocated.
"I am a poor man and of little worth, who is laboring in the art that God has given me in order to extend my life as long as possible"
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"Robert you were so fun to work with, I was moved by the work you did with me today, it was a truly incredible experience and I will remember it for ever.."
"Wow! What an awesome guy! He is so talented and so professional I consider it a great privilege to work with him. He's humble, approachable, and tells very good jokes. Highly recommended. :)"
"One of the greatest experiences i have had, is working with Robert! He is so fun and makes me feel the most comfortable. The pictures turn out better than expected!!!"
"it was a pleasure and a wonderful learning experience working with Mr. Alvarado loved all the great work we created together :)"
High School Graduate
Survived the Sixties
Fluent in English with Russian accent
I understand people from the South, Roll Tide
I can make you smile