Art by Michael

Photographer Male Louisa, Kentucky, US
My Website: Art By Michael
Mayhem # 1972843

About Me

I'm 34 years old, a recent combat veteran and early retiree from the army. I've served in the special ops community. I take professionalism, courtesy, and respect for others seriously. I'm hard working, and willing to hike for miles into the wilderness, or scale tall mountains for the perfect shot.

That being said, I have a few policies that I am strict on, and they are NOT negotiable.

Escorts: I don't allow escorts on my set. I'm an ex spec ops soldier, so the last thing I need is some dude getting over protective (Nice way of saying it) then I have to "handle him" (nice way of saying that too).

Compensation: I'm early retired from the army for being wounded several times in combat. I do not have alot of money. Paid Arrangements are on a case by case basis.

Accommodations: I do not own a full time studio. I do have a setup that I use once in a while in a temperature controlled storage unit. I also have lots of mobile lighting equipment. I sometimes have to use rented venues such as windowless conference rooms, hotel rooms, cabins, etc... I'm sorry if that makes you uncomfortable, but I'm not rich :) Also I can provide refreshments (sealed bottles or cans only!!) but need advanced notice if you're a heavy water/juice/red bull drinker.... NEVER accept an unsealed container from a photographer!!!

Setting up: I require EVERY model to meet with me ahead of time. It allows us to verify identities, meet in public, discuss concepts, etc....

Releases: In a TFP shoot, I have a mutually beneficial model release form, with a limited copyright release to the model. (No Commercial use other than self promotion). If I pay you, then there will be a full model release signed, with NO prints given to the model. I won't pay to do free work for you. I pay, no prints!

Flakes: Please... just don't do it....

Minors: Special arrangements need to be made with persons under 18 year of age. Please contact me to discuss these arrangements.

Concepts that interest me:
HDR shots, depicting emotion, highly scenario based. May use costumes, prop, nude (not porn)
Playing with Light - Nude/Implied/Clothed. Bending light and shadow, creating abstraction.
Fantasy Sensual Series using costumes - Ninja, Pirate, Police Officer, Princess, Amish, etc...
Fetish - Ropes, Chains, and Crazy games (I will NOT shoot pain, gross stuff, or porn!)
Body Paint - I don't have a painter, but would love to build my skill in this area....
Erotica - Again NO PORN. I'm willing to stretch a little, but no M+F penetration.
Fashion - See magazines Allure,Vogue, Vanity Fair, G.Q., In Style as examples.


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