Cully Firmin

Photographer Male Lafayette, Louisiana, US
My Website: Cully Firmin
Mayhem # 1152768

About Me

*A special note to retouchers:
We wish you good fortune in your endeavors. But regret to inform you that we are not a candidate for your services. With an emphasis on lighting, capture, and hand-crafted media skills, we do very little if any editing on our photos. We reserve Angela’s graphics design and video post-production talents for book covers, CD/DVDs, documentaries, press kits, and various promotional materials.

Our Bohemian Marriage:
My wife and talented partner Angela Rene' Roberts is a world-renowned body painter and makeup artist (MM# 2539503). We were even married in body paint on stage within an incredible performing arts production. She also serves others as a dedicated hard-working model (MM# 2481616). We are a great team together but work separately as well on both sides of the camera. We are especially fond of artistic project partnerships and art shows. I've provided a broad scope of professional photography and production services through many years. However lucrative it may be, I'm not happy enthralled in mundane, monotonous, mainstream photography. I prefer projects of special interest or fine-art merit. I prefer to be poor.

Science & Teaching:
We conduct a variety of workshops and provide tutoring services from the basics to highly-advanced skill development. I design and service sensory and spectroscopic instruments for harsh environments, garnering many technology awards through the years. An innovative geothermal camera is in development now. Although our humble studio is well-equipped, the lab is a great place to shoot too. Our travel kits are surprisingly efficient, capable, and versatile; having evolved for many needs across many borders.

Figure & Body Art Philosophy:
Though I grew up in a home with prudish views about nudity, I became enlightened through travel and education. Unnatural attitudes about the basics of nature have caused many social ills. The human form is scientifically amazing and artistically beautiful. Much of our art admires and celebrates these gifts of nature. The practice of life drawing and a variety of complementary body art media have enhanced my photography and art production capabilities. Modeling for others (MM#1385069) made me a better photographer and a better man.

We pay models when clients pay us to provide performance art packages, product photos, etc. We also provide scouting services for the special needs of casting pros and production companies. Between client projects, we partner in trade with select models for artistic productions. In addition to portfolio images we also provide an equal share of sales profits (TFP+) and anything that may develop commercially. Although rare this has happened a few times. We are also paid by client models for compcard designs with image management strategies, portfolio enhancements, and concepts for which the model desires a copyright assignment. We contribute to worthy causes as able. So we get paid, pay, trade, and donate, all according to what is fair and just with all things considered.

For Louisiana only:
The Acadiana Models Guild and New Orleans Models Guild are independent not-for-profit trade associations. We assist models with protective and support services, striving to improve our regional model marketplace. We are currently seeking qualified professionals who are willing to lead guild chapters where needed in other parts of the state. These chapters will operate with support from other guild chapters and state leadership.


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Victoria Denee

  • Model
  • Female

See Sample Worked together 2-10 times; Most recent: October 2016

Jackie Caraballo

  • Model
  • Female
  • San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico

"Thank you Cully!! it was my pleasure! Hoping we continue our collaborations together. Amazing person and photographer!! Best Regards: Jackie Caraballo"

See Sample Worked together 1 times; Most recent: June 2016

Sy Ren

  • Model
  • Female
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

See Sample Worked together 2-10 times; Most recent: May 2016

Cora Aguillard

  • Model
  • Female
  • Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

"Cully is one guy you wanna get to know:) as he is a great photographer he is also a model and has plenty of experience and knowledge. He is super sweet and helpful."

Worked together 2-10 times; Most recent: February 2016


  • Body Painter
  • Male
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

"Cully is an amazing photographer with an in depth knowledge of many mediums. His experience in the industry coupled with his level of dedication, teamwork and communication makes working with him one of my most memorable and valuable experiences during my career. I look forw...ard to working with him and his circle more in the future." more less

Worked together 2-10 times; Most recent: March 2016
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