Details

Model Mayhem #:
3129633
Last Activity:
Apr 08, 2019
Experience:
Experienced
Compensation:
Depends on Assignment
Joined:
Aug 13, 2013

About Me

NEWS:
I won 3rd at the National Juried Exhibition in Frederick, MD for "Determined" from the Amsterdam Bike Series. White Ribbon and cash prize! Yay!

I am a Fine Art photographer who currently sells in a local gallery for my G-rated things and BentBox for my fine art nudes. https://goo.gl/Ygcf5c

My specialty is low-light, night and special situations.

I spend the summer trying to get hit by lightning. JK but half-true.

I’ve shot all kinds of stuff since age 11 and have been shooting fine art nudes for 5 years. I welcome anyone who wants to work with me in the pool, ocean and at full moons.

Upcoming project: Winter nights in Big Cypress

At this moment I’m creating romance book covers and similar content. You can view this page with 56 collective awards that shows how I have used my models in the past:
https://www.viewbug.com/member/donframe#/donframe/awards?filter=topclass

South Florida models and those visiting are welcome to ask to be part of my fantasy scene machine. Pay is based on experience.

No second chance for flakes. Release required for payment. I will also give you 10% of any commercial sale.

I like easy-going people and escorts are welcome as long as they are A.) Not photographers and B.) Don't upset the vibe.

Shoot music is to be along the lines of Zero 7, Morcheeba and sometimes Sneaker Pimps.

Generally it’s sun and fun but I shoot the moon and stars too. For me it has to be more than just being there with a camera set on "Auto".

When you look at my Photoshop compositions you will see how I blend the elements into a fantasy scene.

And now some blah-blah-blah from my official artist bio from my shows and gallery:

· Started at 11 with a Polaroid
· Black & White Film developing at 14
· Color developing at 16 (this is all with chemicals, made my mom so mad)
· Full color darkroom at 22, worked for Ilford
· Was a photographic intern at CSI Miami (called something different then)
· Judge or jurist for numerous photo competitions including National Park Service
· Accepted to 2018 National Juried Show
· 57 Collectively voted awards and hundreds of peer awards

Artist statement:
"My set of brushes and palette consists of knowing f-stops in relation to depth of field, at what speed a shutter will prevent or provide a blur, when a child will smile or when a bird will fly. Careful composition is king and my vision for it is passionate. The camera doesn't lie...but it will tell you stories."

Credit Notes

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Cleveland Institute of Photography
Youth Ranch Staff Photographer
Year Book Staff Photographer
CSI Miami Photographic Technician Internship
Ilford Cibachrome Road Show
Assistant National Manager – PhotoAmerica / Topcon
Attended Miami Dade College, Broward College and FIU
Adjunct Professor of Digital Photography at Philadelphia University

ACCOMPLISHMENTS BY CHRONOLOGY

Mcguire Fine Arts Gallery, Frederick, MD – By Invitation - May 2012 to 2015
Published in "Catoctin Furnace: Portrait of an Iron Making Village"
(Textbook) - 4 photographs. - October 2012

2013

Cowork Frederick Gallery Solo Show - January
Auburn Manor Show for CFHS - March
Green Homes Challenge - Contributing Artist - March
Frederick: Town & Country Show - October
Cowork Frederick Gallery Solo Show - July
Article about my show at Cowork Gallery, Frederick News Post - July
Catoctin Quaker Camp Contributing Artist
Blanch Ames Gallery - "Light & Shadow" Jury Selected artist - November

2014

Green Homes Challenge - Contributing Artist - March
Taught Key-Flash Lighting at theatrical seminar - Studio RED - April
Catoctin Quaker Camp Contributing Artist
Cowork Frederick Solo Show - June
Frederick "In The Street” Booth Display
Catoctin Forest Alliance Gallery - autumn - August
Artist Angle - Side-by-side Show with watercolor artist Mick Williams
Blanche Ames Gallery - "Tell A Story"- Jury Selected artist - November
Catoctin Forest Alliance Gallery - Winter Show
"Travel The Gravel" Local Photo Contest Award for "Autumn Light"
"Autumn Light" is published, in a full-half page, front page of Lifestyle, Frederick News Post
The Catoctin Affair - Contributing Artist

2015

505 North Gallery - Mixed media & photography Show - Jury Selected artist
505 North Gallery - Fine Art Nudes Show - Jury Selected artist
505 North Gallery - Solo Show "Focus On Frederick"
Taught Moon Photography, Tips for Canon - Frederick, MD
Tomandy Gallery - Selected Artist
Springfield Manor Resident Artist - produced The Catoctin Collection
Catoctin Quaker Camp Contributing Artist
Staff Winter Selection award
Frederick Camera Clique Member Show - Peer Selected Artist - Delaplaine Arts Center

2016

Catoctin Quaker Camp Contributing Artist
Coconut Grove Sailing Club Contributing Artist - Flip Flop Fete
Tomandy Gallery - Selected Artist
People’s Choice Award for Iceland "Aurora With Trails"*
People’s Choice Award for "Forest Number 6873"*
People’s Choice Award for "Singing To A Kiss" *

2017

Grove Gallery & Interiors - Selected Artist - General sales of Miami scenes
Award for “Waiting For The Rapture"*
Award for “ Forest Number 6873”*
Award for “My Widdle Pony”*
Award for “Sweetheart Pelicans”*
Award for "Solar 17" of the solar eclipse*

2018

Grove Gallery & Interiors - Selected Artist - General sales of Miami scenes
Tomandy Gallery - Selected Artist
Award for "Aurora Over The Glaciers”*
Award for “Moon Rays Over Miami Beach"*
Award for “Sunset At Wilcox Field - I"*
Award for “Floriflection”*
Award for “Embraer ERJ Approaching Reagan National”*
Award for “The Coast Is Clear"*
Accepted to The National Juried Show in Frederick, Maryland
AIR Applicant to Big Cypress National Preserve

*Note: I am only posting Awards that are collective awards, not inspiration or peer awards.

COLLECTIONS

“Moon Over Miami” - The best moon shots over Miami locales.

“Signs Of A Storm” – A collection of blown out signs resulting from hurricane Irma.

"Focus On Frederick" - A mostly night time study of Frederick, Maryland.

"The Catoctin Collection" - A collection of long exposures and scenic photography from Frederick County in the area of the Camp David Presidential Retreat.

"The Color Collection" - Various photographs chosen for complementary color schemes and vibrancy.

"Miami" - Miami scenes and tropical efforts in South Florida.

IN PROGRESS

Stars And The Sea
Miami – Scenes
Amsterdam bicyclist' series.