Mary Durante Youtt Female Photographer


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Jun 27, 2012
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About Me

Photography is my passion, I try to capture the feel, the essence - the very being of my subject. I am a self taught photographer.  My images reflect me (not technically perfect) but always showing signs of my passion and sense of beauty).

My summer obsession is underwater photography.The juxtaposition of serenity and chaos, under and above the surface enthralls me.  There's a quality of inner peace that is ethereal.  Plus it's a lot of fun while being challenging.

I am creating an underwater art book, it will be available soon in soft and hard cover...

The chill in the air has me moving indoors, venturing into the sensual realm of boudoir, bath and showers.  If that is something you are interested in let me know.

I work TF (time for images)  on my personal projects, or if the concept is one that will enhance your portfolio as well as mine.  Headshots, portraits, bump, baby & beyond are paid assignments. My fees are reasonable and I try to work within your budget. 

Working out of NYC midtown (Hell's Kitchen) and Fair Lawn, NJ studio set-ups is convenient for metro NY/NJ models, HMUAs and clothing designers.   

Seeking models who can emote; bringing a deeper sense of who they are to the shoot by having emotions shine through their eyes as well as facial expressions.  People who enjoy the process of creating great images as much as I do. I am looking to work with both new models as well as experienced models (TF).

NOTE:  Seriously, I'm not on this site to build an extensive friends list, so please don't be offended if I don't friend you. I do minimal retouching on my own images, I'm the type of photographer that believes what goes into my sensor is pretty much what comes out. Although I admire retouchers' skills, I do not use their services, so I will decline friend request.  I friend people who are interested in working with me or I with them, people who have made contact or people I have worked with.  People who are so creatively gifted, that I can't wait to see more of what they do.

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Recent publications:  Peau Magazine (Issue # 1 and #3)

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"Mary! You were so incredible to work with! I felt like I had a day at the pool with family, didn't feel like work! Will definitely work with you again! Sending my love!" Read less

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"Mary is considerate, easy going, and so much fun to work with. I am so impressed by her professionalism and skill, as well as her creative brilliance. I'd work with her any time." Read less

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"Mary was extremely organized and professional. She also makes some killer soup :)" Read less

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"I had a wonderful time at last weekend's shoot and hope to have the chance to collaborate with you again. You have great creative vision and were a gracious host at your home studio." Read less

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BAC03  3446905
Michaela 2229978
Pixie Galore
Paul LaBlanc # 1280276
Kimber D G 3359595
Bresafe 3249903

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