Malcolms Photography

Photographer Male Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Mayhem # 1348066

About Me

I have approached a number of models here on Model Mayhem, who say they have no or some experience and they are happy to shoot on a "TFP" basis so they can add to and/or build up their limited portfolio. So, I contact them with plentiful information and references and that they can view my work on this site as well as on my website. BUT... they read my message to them then don't even have the common courtesy to acknowledge my contact. Why are they on here if they are just playing and pretending to be a model with no or some limited experience. I just don't get it! I am always courteous, honest and polite, and give of my time to make contact with them. If you are reading this and YOU are one of them, get some manners and take time to write back a polite yes or no. Anything... just message the person back.

MODEL states "work for payment only" - very experienced, or do you mean, cash payment PLUS you want photographs from your shoot as well? Perhaps you should clearly state this on your profile if you haven't already. Some seek a make-up and hair artist's as well as cash and photographs. REALLY...! TOP MODELS can ask for all this. So, are you all hoping, because you have a few shoots under your modelling belt, you are qualified enough to ask for all this, and perhaps more? Hmmm, ok, maybe I am missing something here. If this is what you are after, then you better tell us so by supplying all the references of your professional experience you state in your profile to substantiate your stated professional status in the modelling world, and, with images to help support your written experience. Let that speak for the sort of rates you want to charge. If you are receiving all the images from your shoots then your profile should be full of them. Even the "top super models" do not receive all the professional images that are shot of them. Commercially they receive great remuneration and a hell of a lot of publicity for a company's product or service they are representing. These photographers receive excellent remuneration for their work and experience. The model gets paid, the photographer and all their staff get paid to shoot and set up the elaborate sets and equipment. Now that's fair.

I have shot a lot of models over the years and paid for a substantial number of them, but, how many of the images that I send to them (usually between 25 to 45,) do I see on their profiles. And, for how long? So, I pay them cash, and, professionally produced images from their shoot, and they post maybe 1, or, if I am lucky, 2 images (sometimes not even 1) on their profile.

How many times have you been able to get your photographer any business from your being paid to work with them? How much do you recommend them? How do they/we recuperate our expenditure?

Then you ask your photographer not to sell any of your images! So, you do not even allow your photographer to recoup any monies he has invested in you the model, and, in the setting up of the shoot expenses. Then there is the wear and tear of the photographer's equipment and the time taken to prepare your shoot, and then, to actually do the shoot and prepare your photographs professionally after you have gone home with money and any other payment decided between you, like maybe some brand new clothing your photographer has paid for. Then hiring your make-up artist and hairdresser, if that is what you ask for. We are only there to shoot your sequence of images, then pay you in numerous ways and the poor old photographer can't even recoup any of their expenses! REALLY!, REALLY!.

How about photographers taking and making images of and for YOU a two way street.. How do you not see that this is a fair trading practice.

When I have a client ask me to shoot and use a model. I get paid for that, and, I pay the model. We both receive remuneration for the work and effort we put in..

When we offer a "model" a paid shoot, why is it wrong to allow your photographer to receive remuneration also? To recoup his/her losses?

We live but one life...!
Not everyone like's us...!
Our art is not always someone else's art...!
Not everyone agrees with our standards...!
Not everyone agrees with our morals and beliefs...!
But we do still have but one chance at life and it deserves our best...!

My energy as a photographer is to bring out your hidden you, or even to extend further the "hidden you". Together we can bring out your character, your emotions, your hidden inner being that really reveals the person you really are, as well as your outer beauty and passions.

We must push ourselves to our outermost limits to discover things about us that even we didn't know.



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Ami lee

  • Model
  • Female
  • Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Worked together 1 times; Most recent: March 2017
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Sera - Gold Coast
It's always a pleasure to work with Malcolm as he is very professional and amazing at what he does. The photographs he produces are absolutely incredible.  He creates a happy, fun and comfortable environment to work in. He is also an easy person to get along with, which makes the entire time shooting with him an absolute blast!
Best photographer I know on the Gold Coast.

Ami Hemmila - Gold Coast
Malcolm is an amazing photographer to work with. He has a lot of knowledge and experience and is a real pleasure to work with. He produces natural, top quality images and I am very happy with the images. Looking forward to working with you again! '

"Amalia du Ville - Gold Coast"
Thank you very much for the lovely shooting. I had a great day. It's good to see that there are still a few photographers that put a lot of effort, love and hard work into their pictures. I can only say positive things about the way you work. You're professional, easy to work with, fun and you really care about your model feeling her best, Loved working with you and would recommend you to everyone smile

"Megs Hunter - Brisbane"
Thank you for a amazing shoot! your the best!! lots of laughs and a amazing setting, awesome photographer, these are definitely gonna be my best pics YET!!! xxoxo
Woo, been getting lots of contacts already for work !!!! - Your the BEST!!

"Stacey - Brisbane"
Hi Malcolm
It was a pleasure working with you also you are a fantastic photographer you made me feel so comfortable with you straight away not a lot of photographers have that talent! Thank you so much for a wonderful shoot and all the amazing clothes. I look forward to working with you again. I am loving all the photos thanks so much. Thanks again, Stacey

"Ashlee Star - Brisbane"
I love them all, you're a genius. Thanks heaps. Have I told you your the best??? Ashlee

"Katie - Gold Coast"
You Are An Awesome Photographer Malcolm And Your A Blast To Work With The Compilation Images Are Awesome Thank You.

"Summer - Brisbane"
Hi darl,
oh, oh, oh, oh, I love them, I do love your work ... I love my photos they are amazing ... Summer xoxo

"Miss Kitty - Brisbane"
Hey Malcolm,
so happy with the photos. Ur the king of photography!! Thanks so much (Miss Kitty)



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