Mark AllanPhotographer Male Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
My Website: Mark AllanMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/markallan
Mayhem # 35069
Thank you for having a peek at my photos. I am a professional art and fashion photographer. I love what I do, and think that I am pretty good at it. I have been a member of MM for over 10 years, and have been excited to work with a lot of models, and MUA that I have met through this site. Some have gone on to do great things in the industry, and some how just enjoyed being in front of a camera and had a lot of fun! This is an extremely fun business... but it is also a business.
Being a business, I understand that models, MUA, and photographers are looking for money for their time and skills. I no longer live off my photography business, having taken a full time job. With over 17 years experience, and over 5 million photos taken, I no longer look to charge fees, or pay fees. I do as much work as I can for charities, and spend time helping new models to the business.
I love to create unique, beautiful, amazingly epic photos and look to work with models that are modelling for the passion of creating, or expanding their portfolios.
I shoot a very sexy side of fashion, and a great deal of nude, and artistic photos. There is no hidden agenda. I am good at it, and shoot nudes to create art.. Not to see models nude (if I was looking to see girls nude, there is a club just down the road;).
That being said; I am always looking to shoot. I would rather be taking amazing photos with great people, then sitting at home waiting for someone to pay me.
If you like my work, and might like to work with me, then this is important -- I love what I do, and consider every shoot an adventure! I am sure that, the over 100 models that have worked with me will tell you, we have fun!
Thanks in advance
PS~ if the first thing I read in your message is your rates, I am likely not going to work with you. My rates; $225/hour (includes MUA/ wardrobe/ concept/ location/ my experience and talent). When I pay a model, it is for a concept that I want/need to shoot. Other than that, I believe in the industry standard~ a model that offers more to a shoot, or a photographer that offers more to a shoot is worth the money. With a 12 year membership on MM, and 17 years working with, coaching, and providing stunning photos for too many models to keep count, I honestly am no being arrogant ... just confident. I do a great deal of TFP work to help newer models start, or expand their portfolios. I try hard to not turn down any model that is looking for TFP photos. I would rather be shooting, than waiting to get paid.
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My personal rant, and note to friends. I am a good photographer, worried about the model, and the photo rather than a credit, or list of models that I have been lucky enough to work with. I became a photographer because I have a wild imagination, and a true passion for create a photo. Anyone can take a photo
I started as a photographer before digital cameras, when a photographer actually needed to know the skills and techniques to create a great photo. Don't get me wrong, there are so many great photographer, some of which I admire... But with the ease of digital camera, there are also a great deal more people taking photos. It is not hard to get a great photo of a pretty girl... But how does it help a model, or her portfolio if every photo looks the same.. with different outfits or different background?
Because I do not update my MM portfolio, I am setting up a gallery of work from MM models, on my web site. The gallery name is MM, and the password is MarkAllan.