Model Mayhem #:
Last Activity:
Sep 23, 2017
Very Experienced
Depends on Assignment
Apr 29, 2008
Fit Modeling
Performance Artist

About Me

I am a full-time artist, not a commercial/glamour photographer.  I use a camera to gather material that I can use to make compositions, and I show these compositions in contemporary art galleries in New York, San Diego, Boston, Philadelphia, and Santa Fe. 

Since I work with a lot of naked people, and my covenant with models is this: 
1. Nobody views any image we take except you, me, and my female assistant.
2. If I come up with an image I like and want to use it in my portfolio, I will show it to you first for approval.  Only after getting your approval will I use it. 
3. I pay models, but only a little.  I will sometimes work in trade--a shoot for a shoot.
4. We sign a release which covers all of this.

Examples of my work can be found here:

"Working with Bear was a very fulfilling experience. The energy he provided made it very easy to tap into my creative wells, and his professional yet personable attitude put me at ease. The mood of the shoot shifted from intense and dramatic to funny, and everywhere in between. If you are a model looking for a great photographer with whom you can really explore yourself and be pushed to your creative limits by, you will have an amazing shoot with Bear."
Sajin Bernhardt (Mayhem #2729934)
Portsmouth, NH

I recently had the chance to work with Bear, and it was an ideal experience. Daring concept, professional setting, great communication, and a respectful process--everything you could want in a shoot. Working with him is an opportunity not to be missed.
MJP (Mayhem #1614864)
Boston, MA

"Working with Bear Kirkpatrick was a blast! From the moment we met I felt like I had known him forever. He was extremely kind and easygoing and very comfortable to talk with. The shoot we did together went really well. There were 3 other girls including myself and he made sure everyone got along and felt comfortable before photographing us. Not only that but we all had so much fun I didn't want it to end! I would work with Bear again without hesitation. Anytime, anywhere."
Miss Grant
Key West, Florida

"Modeling for Bear Kirkpatrick was a pleasure. He is very professional and is a lot of fun to work with. He always made sure I was comfortable and at ease at each shoot and allowed for breaks when needed.  I'd highly recommend Bear to any other model interested in working with him. Not only does he have amazing creative insight and produce beautiful work, he's just great a guy to work with and you can trust him 100%."
Marie Parker
Dover, NH

Fun, healing, catharsis, flow, empowerment:  these are some of the things I think of when describing my experience modeling for Bear Kirkpatrick. As an artist, Bear is enthusiastic about his creations and there is no separation between the personal vision he holds, the respect he gives to me and the gifts I offer to him as an individual during the shoots. This has allowed a surrender of my inner animal sublimated to my outer woman. The shoots have been truly healing experiences, dances of necessary creative self-expression.  He also has a great sense of humor, and the shoots are always fun! It’s been a pleasure and an honor to work with him.
Kheri Mia
Newmarket, NH

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