Damsels in Distress

Photographer Male Boston, Massachusetts, US
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/didvp
Mayhem # 1079639

About Me

Update: 2 August 2017

I am a professional photographer, who aims to create unique, sometimes disturbing and "on-the-edge" styled images.  This is my "darker side" portfolio - for my "lighter side", check out my other MM link below.

If you want to work with me, please email me directly, as I am not on MM much these days: michaelleachphoto@gmail.com

My goals are three-fold:

1. To make the viewer go "OH! That looks so real" -- knowing full well that everything here is/was staged;

2. To capture realistic expressions - fear, worry, despair, even pain - which is why I particularly enjoyed working with models who are also actresses;

3. To have campy fun!  Some of my work was meant to be truly melodramatic, like an old 1950s horror movie.

These days, I am primarily focused on creative, dark and elegant photographic themes, doing projects that really inspire me (or inspire you, but also interest me).  A key project for Summer 2017 is the Outdoor Elegant Bound Project which combines bondage themes with fashion/glamour looks, settings and poses.  Check out the first images in the new Elegant Bound album.  That said, I am also doing more horror and outdoor damsel in distress themes, too.

If you have an idea you'd like to shoot, please contact me and we'll see what can be done to "make it real."

For FALL 2017, my aim is to focus on 1940s-1950s styled horror and damsel themes:

  - Monsters carrying damsels;
  - Damsel tied to railroad tracks;
  - Little shop of horrors & other carnivorous plants;
  - Swamp creatures.

I will likely also continue my "Elegant Bound" Project into Winter 2017/2018, expanding upon that theme.  IF you can stand the cold, wearing a dress, let me know!

That said, if you have a horror, damsel or other dark theme, let me know: I enjoy bringing concepts to life.

If you want to try out horror, damsel in distress and fetish work, feel free to contact me.   I have dozens (and dozens!) of models who can vouch for my professionalism and experience. 

In addition, I do a lot of freelance/trade work for other producers - so, if you need content, let's chat.

Now, if this darker side of me does not appeal to you, check out my fashion, glamour, pinup and artnude work at http://www.modelmayhem.com/michaelleach

Friend Requests: I only approve Friend Requests if we have worked together.  So, all my "friends" are actually models who have shot with me in the past.   

FYI - I sold my Damsels in Distress Visual Productions (DIDVP) video business to Leila Hazlett & Ludella Hahn back in January 2015. 

Travel - None at the moment

I spend more time on twitter and deviantart than MM.  So, if you send me a message here, best to email me at michaelleachphoto@gmail.com to let me know, or leave a tweet (@michaelL_photo).  Thanks.


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Evelle X

  • Model
  • Female
  • Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

See Sample Worked together 1 times; Most recent: March 2017


  • Model
  • Female
  • Boston, Massachusetts, United States

"I always have a lot of fun on our shoots together, it's great working with someone who is so professional and creative. "

See Sample Worked together more than 20 times; Most recent: December 2016

Nadine Crass

  • Model
  • Female
  • Tacoma, Washington, United States

"Super respectful and great to shoot with overall."

Worked together 1 times; Most recent: November 2013

Mark Stockman

  • Filmmaker
  • Male
  • Scotia, New York, United States

"Very professional, great to have on site. Treats the models like I would want my own daughter treated."

Worked together 1 times; Most recent: May 2014

Brooke Ryan

  • Model
  • Female
  • Boston, Massachusetts, United States

See Sample Worked together 1 times; Most recent: July 2016
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Credit Notes

The following models have done damsel/horror shoots with me.  For a more complete list of the models, MUAs, etc., that I've had the pleasure of working with, please see my main profile.

Violet Stone MM#18013*
PrincessZoey MM# 500257*
Erin Sennett MM# 316552*
Janelle M  MM#168940*
Amaya Solace  MM# 161666
Ludella Hahn MM# 240525 *
Emilie L.  MM# 693547
Cricket le Fey MM# 2008
his MM# 368120 *
Tygress MM# 371456 *
Sky Sierra  MM# 380466*
Mo Green MM# 466555*
Gina-Marie MM#380379*
Heavenly Demonic MM #340512
Eilishia MM #379321 *
Fayleon MM# 372073 *
Kristen Jeanne MM# 323451*
Maxine MM# 790
Amanda Kim MM# 412680 *
KT Baldassaro  MM#324224 * & 1587429 *
Leila Hazlett MM# 104878 *
Jenn Castiglione MM#569268*
Priya Kumar MM# 382353 *

New for 2009

Erika Rose MM# 1129552 *
JennMichelle MM# 1098237 *
Valerie Braunhardt  MM# 1106193
Virgil Scarr  MM# 1117778 *
Tina Louis MM# 124178 *
Looks by Crystal (MUA) MM# 622812 *
Miss Bettie De Vour MM# 1007634 *
Betty Jaded MM# 97482 *
Madame Psychosis MM# 773782 *
Eddie Paradise  MM# 1205805 *
Mist D  MM# 762255
Miss Katonic MM# 42209
Danielle Trixie  MM# 109506
Mallory Page MM# 550195
River Rose Model  MM# 899688 *
Alaska Freed  MM# 1380123
AZombie MM# 1190035 *
Lancelot The Vampire MM# 360018 *
& his other profile: LancelotTheVampire-M 360018 *
JoJo Mikolazyk MM# 1418098

New For 2010

Maya Murphy MM# 1135954 *
Bre-Ann MM# 1519581
Miss Annie C MM# 833045 *
Northern Siren MM# 1558923
Alison Little MM# 282050 *
Julia Desiree MM# 1668426
Barmy Sansculotte 1030313 *
Shelley Nault MM# 1516338 *
Jennifermariefrances MM# 1501885
Rose Donovan MM# 1322035
Anya Aaliyah Lake MM# 1938598
xxSarah_Michelle MM# 1664703 *
Kennedy Fae MM# 1329708 *
I L Y S S E  MM# 1344954 *
Krystal Star MM# 775479 *
Chachia MM# 1843809 *

New For 2011

Sara MacDermott MM# 149085 *
Ashley Graham MM# 128845
Savannah Sly MM# 1066683
Carver Riot MM# 1384218 *
Rae Z MM# 829971
Holly Danger MM# 1940243 *
Ashley AKA MM# 1934200
Miss Andise MM# 1888740
Elvira Bella Morte MM# 1102161 *
Saphora MM# 623688
Krysti M MM# 690138 *
Miss Dixie Comet MM# 1611141*
Crystal L. Frost MM# 12829 *
DaisyRae MM# 1139220
Nyxon MM# 1088294 *
SaraLiz MM# 23425 *
Briella Jaden MM# 1845189 *
Jennifer Yuen MM# 1759175
Deanna Deadly MM# 377063 *
Manchester MM# 371054 *
Darcy Jones MM# 2015361
Caitlin Doris MM# 1605697
Jasmine Robley MM# 1211569
Kerri Taylor MM# 982 *
Magaliii  MM# 2236497
MyraSegal MM# 1037088
Chrissy Daniels MM# 7336
daMuSE MM# 2214408

New for 2012
Trippy Tara MM# 791625 *
Kylee Rain MM# 2429592
Miss Dinah Deville MM# 530715*
Natalie Minx MM# 26618 *
Sarah Gregory MM# 599753 *
Star Nine MM#55228 *
Jordana Leigh MM# 1422 *
Constanza MM# 358117
Naya J MM# 1458917
Ariel Wolf MM# 495547 *
Tara Ashleigh MM# 60599
Cali Logan MM# 133299 *
Pepper Kester MM# 2137358 *
Aviva Leah (MUA) MM# 477597
Sarah Hauk MM# 1118152

New For 2013
Mz. Debbie Gee MM# 2808273*
xMandyMariex MM# 2016564
Bail-ey MM# 2298715 *
Nova Stone MM# 2868052 *
Jen Catalano MM# 1508717
Sekhmet Grr MM#718466 *
Aven Snow MM#2693785*
Bridget Gra MM#1186406
Brenda Keymen MM# 2609536
Genevieve Bellamy  FetLife
Miss Abby W. MM#593654
Constance Cupcake FetLife
CeSquared FetLife *
Gianna Frusciante MM# 1035680
Carole Kalamity MM# 1775850
Mae Bea Jones MM# 3143403 *
Maneki Neko Model MM# 3008712
Caroline Pierce MM# 6475
Miss Sara Darkness MM# 644983*
Valerie De Luca
Sinthused MM# 2889687
Izebel Vivant MM# 1663055 *
Rayne O'Reilly MM# 2529375 *
Luna Minx
Johannie MM# 1457488

New for 2014
Sierra Colleen MM# 2321798
Jennifer Evie MM# 2015330 *
Nira Wright MM# 3556539 *
Kithos MM# 20981
Monica Jade MM# 694445
Kiki Michelle MM# 2178724
Krysta Lyn MM# 3438277

New for 2015
Hannah Perez H MM# 1236287 *
Robyn Screams MM# 2434419 *
Noah of Dreams MM# 3596805 *
Sarah Russi MM# 2300949
Autumn Bodell MM# 1252265
Cassie Helper MM#56772

New for 2016
Aimee Manson MM# 3882952
Johena MM# 2910078
Calima619 MM# 3888514
Brooke Ryan MM# 3345783

New for 2017
Evelle X MM# 2842869

And some of my favorite MUAs & stylists are:

Kristen Strassel MM# 251772 *
Katie Grace Bouchard MM# 1155033 *
DMakeoverCreationz  MM# 1302581 *
Looks By Crystal MM# 622812 *
HairByTrishK  MM# 1326036 *
Nocca Tusicuny MM# 1571804 *
Caitlin Doris MM# 1605697

* = Worked with more than once.

My Top Friends below are models, MUAs, etc. that I've had the pleasure of collaborating with.  I highly recommend all of them.


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