Justin BessPhotographer Male Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
My Website: Justin Bess Photography and other crazy stuffMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/justinbess
Mayhem # 627025
Hi, My name is Justin and i live for arts. Photography is a social energy explosive, my Music making is an immersion in to another dimension, i love to dance, act and sing - even just for my own pleasure... i have no demands nor expectations of fame.
( this Bio is getting long - and is not a real Bio as i read it now .. ha ha ha .. sorry my friends, its under construct.. )
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Life throws at you lemons sometimes.. and you have to become very good lemon catcher.. :-)
I have till now only worked for myself ( photography as a pure art form, and concept ) i did some stuff for people, but i didn't see it as any Credit.. i was just helping out // to get the product out for the person in question.. if i remember anything i will make a note in credits later..
I am not doing photography for the money.. only for love of it. ( and in retrospect that gave me the freedom of doing just about anything, without restrictions )
Doing a session with someone and producing great pictures is a reward of itself.. but of course everyone grows.. Now i feel that i have both the technical and social skills demanded of the industry, coming from : working in arts as dancer ( choreographer ) as long as i can remember.. so communication, creativity and cooperation are just a normal part of my daily life. I figured out what I'm good at .. and that is: make my models relaxed and uninhibited.. "wow- that's gold.. i figured"..
So if you work with me: don't expect fancy studio.. flashy camera talk, or name dropping.. ( but of course - if i get to work on something exciting one day, i will share that with everyone i know lol ) ...
i have been going through a transition and chose to quit my office job that has been driving me NUTS, to have more time for what is important. and that is Photography and Music Making -2 things i just love. i have said in July this i will change my portfolio a bit to give it more homogeneity and the style i like the best.. ) - well i guess i did not keep my word.. so i will do it this week.. ( today is 2012/nov-20th. )
My Photoshop skills are very good.. not super awesome.. but i can do the most of a picture.. ( no.. that's wrong... i don't need to be sounding so artificially humble - i meant - I CAN PHOTOSHOP THE HELL OUT OF ANYTHING ) - skill acquired by working with some inexperienced models in the early beginnings that need help looking correct, super quick unprepared sessions - and lowest budget on the planet.. plus some 20 years of experience and practice. --- ( i have to add that my private works are often made to look more perfect but with as little hints of retouch as possible, or very visibly editted, I push a little towards a graphic design i many of my works - and often with Magazine Cover in mind, meaning ( negative spaces - compositions that allow for easy placement of the name of the Magazine and additional "bells and whistles"
NOW, I am looking forward to some great MEETINGS and SHOOTS.. totally excited.. :-)
Barcelona today 20th November is beautiful and sunny, 17 deg C. next week i hope to shoot one of my friends, or maybe you ? as long as i am self-employed, i have world of time to spend on sessions and post-work.. so if you are in the hood - hit me with a message.
I use Nicon, but am not discriminating any major brand, since i believe that every one of them has unique personality and it is an extension of the eye... you change equipment it is like changing an eye. .. it takes little time to find yourself again. For Fashion or some evenig shoots i use ABR800 as my multi use flash, and if i have a jolly assistent then we can make some "photography up in here " lol.. reflect refract react and randomize. these mare my 4R's
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cred to Fred, in my bed, not too sad, cos he's red on his head and he hungers for some bread, waking up, wearing only just a shred of a sheet or was it plaid, i can only dread that he may make my neighbors to drop dead.