Photographer Male Honolulu, Hawaii, US
Venice, California, US
My Website: selfmadephoto
Mayhem # 142559

About Me

"Lighting isn't everything~~It's the only thing!"--Vittorio Storraro

And when I'm not looking at the light....

I'm mainly looking to work on My Concepts, High End Portraiture, Fashion and Lifestyles.....To Tell a Story and make it interesting and Unique~Magnifique!!

In my spare Time (which isn't often)....I Light Movie Sets (for 27,519 Union Hours of my life), Hang with my daughter at the Beach on Maui (she surfs better than You!) and spend way to much time on M.M.!!



The one thing Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Giselle, Kate Moss, Kristi Turlington and every other Actor and Model seen in media have in common is that a great photograph got them noticed and their foot in the door.....

....That said....

Very very limited TFP, unless you're with a Major Agency or have Major Agency Potential~~I've got mouths to feed (Trust me, you were expensive when you were little!!).

I pay Models when the Client Pays me!!

My Rates with MUA/Hair and Stylist are reasonably reasonable.....Takes Money to make money!!

A Funky Fun Fantasmic time will be had when we Shoot~~I guarantee it, or your money back!

NUDITY~~If you do or don't, I do not care, BUT--Most Major Actresses and Models have at some point....When Italian Vogue sez loose the Brassier and Bustier, what are you gonna do??

Acting and Dance lessons~~Take them!!....Expression, movement and attitude is what a model is all about....I love to shoot with performance trained professionals ~~They just get it and go for it!!

If your comfortable and completely relaxed while your posing?'re not doing it right!!

ThickSkin....Is a must in this Biz!!

HAVE YOUR NAILS DONE!!!...or we will not shoot!(It's a pet peeve of mine because it makes a difference and it's a bitch to Photoshop nails!!)

No, I don't want to date You... but, you can check with my girlfriend and see what she says?(Joke)

I'm Completely Open collaborative creative ideas....What do you want in your BOOK?

Always willing to test with talented MUA's, Hair Artists and Stylists!!!(You are the wind beneath my wings and you get paid something, no matter what!!)

Comment 4 Comment?? No...Maybe...OK, I'll do my best!!

Party On!!!!!!!!!!!!!


"If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good."~~
  Dr. Seuss

"Pain is Temporary, Film is Forever!"~~Stephen Spielberg (I heard him say it, personally.)

"Art is anything you can get away with."~~Andy Warhol

"I surf, therefore I Am."~~that'd be Me

"No Rain, No Rainbows."~~Uncle Kimo

"Really, have your nails done when we shoot!!"~~that'd be ME again


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Amy Ventura

  • Model
  • Female
  • Wailuku, Hawaii, United States

"Bill is an absolute delight to qork with. I highly recommend him to anyone in the industry!"

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


  • Model
  • Female
  • Los Angeles, California, United States

See Sample Worked together 2-10 times; Most recent: January 2016

Sara Gramm

  • Model
  • Female
  • Glendale, Arizona, United States

"Selfmade ;) I cant wait to shoot with you again! I love your light work, amazing personality, camera skills, attentive eye to details, professionalism... I cant say enough good things about you! Thank you for being such a great photographer and now becoming my friend. We will ...shoot together again. I promise." more less

See Sample Worked together 2-10 times; Most recent: December 2013

Saira Shantelle

  • Model
  • Female
  • Portland, Oregon, United States

Worked together 1 times; Most recent: April 2015

Nicole Stark

  • Model
  • Female
  • Los Angeles, California, United States

See Sample Worked together 1 times; Most recent: July 2008
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Credit Notes

Bella Bu, my Daughter is my greatest credit!!....



.....and then, I've worked with the Great, the Near-Great, and the HasBeen-Great!!


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