Andres Melo Cousineau

Photographer Male Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
Mayhem # 368842

About Me

“A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.”
D. Lange

“Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.”
A. Adams

"Humankind lingers unregenerately in Plato's cave, still reveling, its age-old habit, in mere images of the truth. But being educated by photographs is not like being educated by older, more artisanal images. For one thing, there are a great many more images around, claiming our attention. The inventory started in 1839 and since then just about everything has been photographed, or so it seems. This very insatiability of the photographing eye changes the terms of confinement in the cave, our world. In teaching us a new visual code, photographs alter and enlarge our notions of what is worth looking at and what we have a right to observe. They are a grammar and, even more importantly, an ethics of seeing. Finally, the most grandiose result of the photographic enterprise is to give us the sense that we can hold the whole world in our heads -- as an anthology of images."
S. Sontag

(Please kindly read the NOTES at the bottom of my profile before accepting any session with me.)


My photographic and artistic work:

My photographic interests:

Mostly B&W and colour portraits/headshots (glamour/make-up ready or natural/clean-clean), minimalism, beauty shots, lingerie, macros of female bodyscapes, black-and-white abstract and colour female nudes, fun ideas, outdoor walks, outdoor portraits.

Deep love of MINIMALISM through black-on-black and white-on-white lighting.

(Enjoy helping models understand lighting and posing)

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(Published Book, accepted as part of Canadian Archives)





My humanities background:

Why add my humanities background? Because it deals with "concepts".

One such issue is the role of eros and beauty in our artistic life. An example, the writings of the female poet Sappho. Among her poems relevant to modeling, this one:

“As a sweet apple turns red on a high branch
high on the highest branch and the applepickers
well, no they didn’t forget —were not able to reach.”

An interpretation of the concept of eros ----beyond what many think here at MM--- can be found here:

Another issue has to do with Susan Sontag's quote above. It is the question of truth. But as they say: "It's complicated".


(NOTE 1: Sessions are a kind of conversation between 2 people, so escorts are HIGHLY discouraged.)

(NOTE 2: Although a high-level athlete, some years ago I was told I would never walk again. Could not walk for 2 years.  Can you imagine that? Took many more to recover.  In the meantime: I started a PhD, was granted tenure as a Humanities professor, was certified as an ESL teacher in Canada, was certified as an official translator in my two home countries, etc. ......   But most importantly, photography was a friend at my side then. It is so now. This is why I do photography. Why do you? Finally, I still have a few issues, though I can beat you at a game of basketball for sure today. Just keep that in mind as setting up my studio for you is not as easy as it is for other photographers. Kindly, no flakes please.)


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  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Credit Notes

MM Models I have worked with (most recent towards the bottom of the list):

---Pretty Dead Girl MM# 337210
---Nataliya K. MM# 371388
---Drothia MM# 422009
---Airy 3x   MM# 306364
---Hailey M. MM# 375823
---Alyssa Lovelle MM# 10520
---Zagadka  MM# 468533
---Tatyana P MM# 460979
---Lady Bast MM# 450570
---Mariazol MM# 593471
---Araina MM# 630212
---Mandy MM# 645474
---Jordannah MM# 503829
---Jenny MM# 658664
---Ann Margaret  MM# 656122
---Kat Stan MM# 683246
---Anna Zamurujeva MM# 694345
---Sylvia A MM# 477556
---Helen Miao Yu MM# 728802

---Siren Thorn MM# 1109963

"Hi Andres, thanks for the pics, They are  beautiful! "

---Cynthia3   MM# 3494053

"My five fav are numbers: 1,8,13,15,18 and 22!! I know you said five but I couldn't just pick five ahha!"

"You are pretty awesome yourself! I can't wait to work with you again big_smile"

---ELLROSE MM# 3417408

"Hi Andrés the photos are so beautiful thank you so so much.
I'd love to work with you again this week  .... They are so beautiful absolutely will write your number down on MM!"

---BobbeH MM# 3666846

" I LOVE them."

---Essaba MM# 2845076

"These are all so beautiful!"

---BobbeH 2x MM# 3666846

"I LOVE them!"

---BlueEyesSallyAnn MM# 3672384

"Hello I just received the pics and they are fantastic! Thank you so much!  I´d love to create more images with you in the future .. Thanks!"

---Emiileeannewilson MM# 3686987

"I love them."

---Annie McDayter MM# 3703994

"Thanks so much for the link and all the images! There are some really truly beautiful shots in there! I would definitely be interested in shooting with you again .....
You really are a very talented photographer and I hope to work with you again!"

---Roxana Moldana 3x MM# 3739482

"The pics are amazing! You did a great job!"

---Moon_Baby  2x MM# 4027763

"Woah. Looks good! ... Thank you so much Andres!  These are so well done smile  I'd love to collaborate with you again .... maybe next week sometime?  Any time really, smile"

---Chanel-LV 4x MM# 2253499

"I did a lingerie shoot last night and wow I was really prepared after shooting with you and was able to do better facial expressions so yes I definitely think we should shoot again because it will only get better. "

"Wow wow wow wow woW! "

---Paigeyoung0301 2x MM# 3524603

"I can't wait for the rest of the picture's these ones look great smile"

---nataiia m MM# 2800251

"The images look great!"

---Regina INSTAGRAM:  @lreginac

"Dios mío santo de verdad que tienes mucho talento! Ya me emocionaste para ver las demás me súper encantaron! Por favor dime que hay más 🙏"  (Last part translated: "Please tell me there are more.")


Other amazing non-MM models:

Ana María


Asian   104 pics
Bike   38 pics
Blue   56 pics
Bodypaint   55 pics
Breathtaking   47 pics
Camera   54 pics
Eros   201 pics
Facepower   272 pics
Fun   78 pics
Gels   19 pics
Glasses   28 pics
Graffiti   16 pics
Heels   32 pics
Inked   95 pics
Lingerie   68 pics
Lips   41 pics
Makeup   117 pics
Natural   85 pics
Nudes   115 pics
Nudes (BW)   103 pics
Ours   11 pics
Pale   85 pics
Red   166 pics
Swimwear   29 pics



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