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Model Mayhem #:
8995
Last Activity:
Jul 03, 2020
Experience:
Very Experienced
Compensation:
Depends on Assignment
Joined:
May 31, 2005

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About Me

Although you may see artistic nudes on my portfolio from time to time (well, okay, most of the time smile please know that posing nude is never a requirement for working with me. I've never asked a model to pose nude or to shoot fetish, but having said that, I'm always honored and flattered by the trust placed in me by those who come to me for this type of work.

TFP: I am NOT a part time hobbyist. I am NOT building my portfolio. This is my day job and I do make my living with my cameras, and yes, I DO get paid for my work. If all of my work was free, then there would be no studio, lights, editing or printing equipment... well.. no SouthBound. I pay models for images ONLY when I'm being paid by my clients to shoot you. Be realistic. Look at my work and if you think your look and my skills would add to the diversity and quality of BOTH of our books, please contact me. Otherwise, my rates are more reasonable than you might think smile Did you know there was a time when aspiring models actually hired a good photographer to create quality images for their portfolios?? Is the new norm cell phone snapshots for your facebook page? Really? If this is true, I refuse to conform. If I were a painter, would you ask me to paint your house for free? Always looking for video models (paid and no porn).

I am not a celebrity nor do I want to be. My work isn't about me. It's about you and what we create through our collaboration. It's all about the work and the result. Models, I can promise you, The Owner of The Truth about this industry is not on this site. Beware of those who pretend to be.

Art is subjective. So why are there so many experts? Do you really need someone to tell you what is beautiful? Is the 80 year old Native American man, bent and wrinkled with age as beautiful as the perfectly formed nude female? No, if all you see is the physical. But look closer. See the character, the honor, the integrity, the wisdom. See the humor in his eyes because he knows things you don't. See the pain he conquered. Now capture all THAT with your camera and tell me which image brings a tear to your eye. If it touches you, it is art.
                                                                  SOUTHBOUND

Take care...

Don

NOTICE TO RETOUCHERS: I do ALL my own retouch and editing. I also do retouch for other photographers as part of my overall business. Please do not solicit me for this type of work. Tagging my page with these types of self-serving solicitations are not welcome and will be deleted.

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"Don is awesome! He's the sweetest photographer ever and a great host. Shoots with him are super fun! Can't wait to work together again." Read less

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"Don is wonderful, I stay with him whenever I come to Austin, his workshops are easygoing and he is an excellent host. Plus he's really fun to work with and is incredibly funny. :)" Read less

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"One of my favorite people to shoot with. His studio is amazing and he has the best props. I would love to work with him again. A great person all the way around. Amazing photographer." Read less

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"He is very friendly and accommodating. His space is professional. It was a great experience." Read less

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"Absolutely loved traveling to Texas to work with this amazing man! He is so fun and creative. He can't take a bad shot! I will be back <3" Read less

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"A photographer unlike any other. Can sum up everything a model is feeling with just one shot. When you work with SouthBound, it's like you're just hanging out and having fun. Awesome man with so much talent! " Read less

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"very skilled photographer, very professional and knows his skills yet a great friend and safe and reliable!" Read less

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"He's one of my all-time favs. Can't praise him enough for his skills and he's a lot of fun to work with. Amazing results every single time!! I just love working with him!!" Read less

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OMP Featured Photographer November 2005

First Place in the OMP Artistic Nude Photographer competition 2007 (and yes, I did keep my clothes on!)

... and a few other things.

Published Nationally and Internationally. Suuure I'm gonna post my client list on here. Hold your breath smile

I do not enter the MM Picture of the Day contests. Just don't feel the need :)