DanielJPestaPhotographyPhotographer Male Chapel Hill, North Carolina, US
My Website: Daniel J Pesta PhotographyMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/danieljpesta
Mayhem # 1274503
About MeOkay I am an artist and my grammar might be a little off but I will try hard to focus and write clearly :) The following is the expectations of the professionals involved. Please don't misunderstand expectations as us the tema being stiff. The team is a blast to work with, we have so much fun, and yet we stay very focused on the shooting part to maintain quality. So please read interpreting this as fun people with professional expectations :)
Point blank, I love the camera, shot events and weddings for 12 years. Last year I bought this crappy van, threw about everything I owned and drove around the country for 65 days building this portfolio. I was able to use friends and friends of theirs that were exploring modeling, bartenders, and anyone I could find to shoot. Best experience ever, reminded me of the 70's and 80's. I shoot with top of the line professional cameras, lens, and am presently exploring film cameras. I have a strong desire to fully explore this fascinating world of fashion and editorial in many ways.
I have been building a team of professionals to work alongside with, make up/hair, wardrobe stylist, fashion and set stylist, retouching, and am willing to pay for artist involved that are exceptionally talented with a stellar portfolio. If I am going to pay, you should be amazing on the shoot, on time, and professional. The goal is to create a portfolio for the team approach to where we can make a living doing what we love. If I feel that we are on the same page then I will shoot for print only in the beginning until I feel the shoots are consistently providing stellar images. If you are a beginning model looking to strengthening your portfolio, it is paid shoots only.
Please connect with me to get pricing and information.
Due to some poor experiences in the past with models, hairdresser's and other artist likewise I have to write this very clearly and straightforward. I am not willing to work with flakey, undecided, or undedicated people who cancel at a whim. Example would be "lets shoot next week" and then you keep changing your mind, another 5 weeks are gone by after I have sent 4-6 emails, and we still have nothing set or working on a concept. The team I work with want serious minded male or females that will make it happen unless its a dramatic emergency. For the shoots I expect you are working on ideas for posing, watching how your hands look especially, looking at yourself in the mirror or having a friend take pictures to review. Together, we should be putting quality time into the idea, theme, and working hard to make it the best session for yourself and the team involved.
Everyone on the shoots are highly professional but also very fun to work with. I don't have a love for complete nudes but do love implied nudes or partial nudes that are more on the curious and sensual side. To get a feel of what I mean, please look at my list: "images I love" it has the shooting style and clothing styles I am hoping for. If your a model that is worried about parts of your body showing or super over cautious, please don't shoot with me as it will show through in your expressions.
I am a professional out to make professional images and will not sit there and gawk at you or try to take personal photos for myself later. My concentration will be on the way the light is falling on you, does every part of the body look great in the pose and such. There will be atleast a team of professionals involved in these sessions. Unless we have known each other a few times and we are going to do test fotos for an upcoming idea there will always be professionals on board.
So if you are on board lets shoot, shoot, and shoot and build amazing pictures. I sit at home dying when I can not do it, its like my breathe has been shortened :) If your a model, have a burning desire to make it in the industry, motivated to get things done, then please email me and we will make things happen
I am Italian, laugh a lot, am driven, focused, and love life. Let the starving artist go beyond a plate of spagetti :)
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