Ed Meyer PhotographyPhotographer Male Rock Island, Illinois, US My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/edwardmeyer
Mayhem # 361906
I like shoots to be collaborative between myself and the model(s). I usually approach shoots without a fully developed concept - I typically just start with a location, the seed of an idea, and let the shoot unfold organically. I don't usually go into much detail about a shoot beforehand for this reason (and also because I've had models flake on me in the past, only to later see the ideas we'd discussed in their portfolios, but shot by another photographer). I enjoy working on location or studio work. I am currently set as a "mobile studio" meaning that I have a portable backdrop stand, backdrops, and lighting ready to go and set-up where I am needed.
I enjoy beauty of all kinds, but with my work I prefer depicting natural beauty. I am always seeking models brave enough to not hide behind makeup. I like simplicity and timelessness. I like reality, but I also enjoy the surreal and the absurd. I try to stay open-minded. I don't usually like to define what I do, or box myself into (or out of) any particular kinds of work.
If you've seen my portfolio, you know that I have shot some mature images, but ONLY with those who WANT to be photographed that way. If I contact you, then you can safely assume I've not only seen your portfolio, but I've also read your profile. I am respectful of boundaries, and I want anyone I work with to be safe, comfortable, and happy before, during, and after a shoot. I won't pressure a model to do anything they're not fully comfortable with, and as a general rule, I will not ask a model to do anything I wouldn't do myself.
I am based in the Quad Cities, and get to the Chicago southwest suburbs several times a year.
I'm always seeking opportunities to experiment and grow. I understand the need to build a quality portfolio, so I am open to mutually beneficial TF*, but paid work is given top priority. If there is anything you would like to try, a new dimension you would like to add to your portfolio, I am very open to hearing and implementing your ideas. I'm always looking for new people to work with, experienced or not. I enjoy collaborating with models and prefer to not limit the ideas they bring to the shoot, as some of my best images have come that way. I am also patient, respectful of boundaries, and want my models to be comfortable and happy above all else.
I welcome all models to bring an escort if they feel it is necessary.
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MM models I have worked with:
Adrienne Maes #2958044
Synthetic Vision #243331
DiEt RoCKStAr #433944