Ken Marcus Studios

Photographer Male Los Angeles, California, US
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If you are interested in private commissions or would like to model in exchange for content, please get in touch.

Erotic portfolio sessions range from $3,500 - $6,500 depending upon requirements and individual needs. Please email me with specifics for an exact quote.

Content-Exchange Shoots (TF) can be arranged in lieu of payment. These shoots require full nudity and erotic situations. Any images that are considered as 'finals' (finished, retouched, watermarked) and used on my website or published, are provided to the models for their own portfolios, websites, blog pages, or self-promotion. In the event of magazine publication, any payment is shared with the models.
* A Model Release, 2257 info and two ID's are required for all TF shoots. *

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For over 30 years, Ken Marcus has produced outstanding photographs of beautiful women and erotic images. His award winning work has been featured regularly in the finest magazines, books, galleries and museums around the world.

Ken became interested in photography at age 5, and at age 12 began studying under Ansel Adams in Yosemite as his youngest student. He later attended Art Center College of Design and Brooks Institute of Photography while continuing with Adams for 13 years.

At 23, Ken shifted his interests from nature to nudes and began shooting for Penthouse Magazine as their first American photographer. Three years later he switched publications and became the main centerfold photographer for Playboy Magazine. Ken produced hundreds of glamour editorials, calendars, covers and Playmate layouts.

After 11 years with the 'Big Bunny', Ken returned to Penthouse and went on to produce ten years of editorials and covers for Muscle & Fitness Magazine where he photographed the world’s top bodybuilders and fitness models. Also, during that time, Ken was selected as the ‘Artist in Residence’ at the Yosemite National Park Museum where his Nudes in Nature series still exists as part of their permanent photographic collection.

Located on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California, Ken Marcus Studios, Inc. has produced thousands of national advertisements, celebrity posters, calendars and album covers for editorial, commercial, entertainment and international clients.

For many years, Ken conducted workshops, seminars and lectures on the fine art of glamour and nude photography. He has instructed thousands of photographers in the US, Europe, Australia, Asia, and South America. His highly acclaimed video series on the advanced techniques of glamour photography was distributed worldwide.

Ken’s most recent works revolve around themes of bondage, fetish and other erotic situations. He is most interested in working with erotic models, ballet dancers, contortionists, body builders, performance artists, athletes and others that are involved in body modification, artistic self-expression and/or alternative lifestyles.

Ken is currently involved in shooting and producing images for his erotic website.

Ken's nude & erotic work is featured in Playboy, Penthouse, Bizarre, DDI, SkinTwo, Taboo, Marquis, Secret and O Magazine. He also is featured on Playboy TV.

His fine-art photography was recently put on exhibit at the Yosemite National Park Museum


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  • Model
  • Female
  • Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

"It was an honor to work with Ken Marcus, a dream come true."

See Sample Worked together 1 times; Most recent: June 2014

Figuratively Aurora

  • Model
  • Female
  • Long Beach, California, United States

"The best of the best. Ken Marcus has his craft down to a science and working with him flows like water. Such a treat, can't wait for next time!"

Worked together 1 times; Most recent: July 2016

Bella Raven

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  • Female
  • Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

"Best Erotic Photographer! It was an absolute pleasure to shoot with you! Great personality.....really down to earth and fun. I can't wait to work with you again!!!!"

See Sample Worked together 1 times; Most recent: March 2016

Emily Addison

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  • Female
  • New York, New York, United States

Worked together more than 20 times; Most recent: October 2015

Mizz Amanda Marie

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  • Female
  • Columbus, Ohio, United States

See Sample Worked together 1 times; Most recent: July 2012
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