MICHAEL RYAN BRETZ Male Photographer


Model Mayhem #:
Last Activity:
Jul 10, 2017
Very Experienced
Paid Assignments Only
Nov 13, 2008
Fit Modeling
Parts Modeling
Performance Artist

About Me

Thank you for taking the time to take a look at my profile and my work.
        First off, I just relocated to the area. I really only know hair and make up artists along with a few stylists I work with. I am looking to network and pick up some new clients. Also, let me say I have a 9-5 studio position so I have to shoot on weekends. I am only taking paid work. I do
Not do TFP. 
    With that being said. I am incredibly professional on set and I expect the people I decide to work with, to also be that way. I am on here to build a professional body of work, and give people in return the professional portfolio worthy images they paid for.
    I shoot both film and digital and work with a variety of cameras, depending on the job, to achieve the looks I want. I always make my shoots a fun, safe, and professional environment with mutual respect for the whole crew. I also really prefer to meet people in person a few times BEFORE we work together. In my opinion it just allows us to break the ice and remove any first introduction awkwardness on the day of the shoot.

I generally always work with a team of people. I usually have someone to lend me a hand on shoots and with both men and women I always prefer to have professional hair, make up and wardrobe. You are always more than welcome and encouraged to also bring someone to keep you company and lend you a hand when we work together.

I am also looking for people to sit for some portrait work as well as the fashion work I want to do. I mostly want to shoot things in a very similar vein to a lot of the work on the sites I've listed below.

I read a lot and I tend to pull inspiration from books, music and movies. I really enjoy romanticizing concepts and shooting cinematic and intimate feeling editorials and portraits. I like it to seem as if we've either known each other forever and i just came over to hang out and take photos or as if I'm not really even there. (Check out the list below for a better idea) I am getting back into shooting film as well and really enjoy working with a variety of films and cameras.

Photographers and Agencies I love
ART DEPARTMENT (art-dept.com)
James Macari
Vincent Peters


Michael Thompson
Guy Aroch
David Armstrong
Daniel Riera
Grant Thomas
Andreas Sjodin
Alexei Hay
Thomas Whiteside
Ben Morris
Satoshi Saikusa

Frank Ockenfels 3
Alexi Lubomirski
Andreas Larsson
Diego Utichel
Irving Penn
Richard Avedon
Walker Evans
Cindy Sherman
Annie Leibovitz
Norman Jean Roy

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