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Sep 11, 2005

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About Me

I am an amateur but serious photographer in Northern Virginia.  (I try to be in Berlin every summer.)  For more than a quarter century I have been doing these arsty, geometric, anonymous, abstract B&W figures studies.  I am so old, I still use film at times (but now limited to playing with antique printing).  I show in galleries (now very rarely but still sell some stuff!) so in general I need a release.  I do not shoot often but a couple times a year I am looking for models who like my work and would enjoy working with me on creative projects.  I use female models almost exclusively.  A good model is, of course, a pleasure to work with but don't worry if you have no experience, I will pose you down to the fingertips if need be.  I pay figure models.  Not looking for any particular "type" but a little muscle tone and flexibility are nice, tanlines are bad.  A little ink is OK but too much might be, well, too much unless you want to do a record of an entire ink project.  In general, I am interested in anything that is beautiful, interesting, or fun.  Also, you can't tell from my portfolio, but I CAN take pictures of people with their clothes on, so ask about that possibility.  It has happened before. I have collected a few examples in a dropbox file:

Tech:  I now shoot mostly digital these days except for special printing projects.  Just got a very nice new camera, Woohoo! and still experimenting with it.  I have a rather constrained studio space so there will be no swinging from chandeliers but for the abstract work I do, it works just fine.

I tend not to update the photos on this profile very often but MM basically stopped my "legacy" membership so now I get a 100 pics.  Great!  And I just uploaded a bunch. 

Also, I have new work on Model Society:

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"It was great working with Ivan. He brings such an innovative ideas to figure model photography. He is highly talented, professional and gave great suggestion for poses as well. I would highly recommend working with him." Read less

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"Fantastic photographer. Courteous and respectful. Great at communicating his expectations, and setting this shoot up felt effortless. Felt very comfortable and happy before, during and after. Looking forward to working together again in the future," Read less

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"Ivan is so artistic and captured some exquisite and beautiful poses that were unique. He is easy to work with, but very professional. He gave suggestions throughout and encouragement, which was very helpful. I am really looking forward to working with him again!" Read less

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"Ivan was wonderful to work with, very respectful, and a wonder to work with. His use of shadows creates a wonderful contrast and brings out the best in his models. I enjoyed learning about different aspects of photography during the shoot, it was a very informative experience for a new model." Read less

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"Working with Ivan is fantastic! Not only is he wonderfully professional, but he went above and beyond to put me at ease throughout our entire session. The passion behind his artistic eye and his vision made me feel honored to work with such a creative individual. I learned so much in our session about photography and fine art! You will not be disappointed Ivan’s art…nor working with him..I would work with him again in a heartbeat!!!" Read less

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"Ivan was great! He's very professional and has a very artistic vision! Definitely recommend working with him." Read less

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"I had a great time working with Ivan, he was very professional and brought great creative energy to the shoot. I’d highly recommend him!" Read less

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"Lovely experience! Amazing attention to detail. You are definitely working with a true fine artist." Read less

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"Ivan is such a professional. He made me feel very comfortable while shooting and was sure to make sure that I was okay with whatever we decided to shoot. He is has a great eye for poses, even down to your fingers. I learned a lot about creating different and interesting shapes with my body while shooting with Ivan. The photographs are unique, artistic, and different than anything else I've shot before." Read less

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"Ivan was very professional he has a true eye behind the camera, very creative . Pictures from our shoot turned out very beautiful. Would be more than happy to work with him again." Read less

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"Ivan is a consummate professional. Rigorous with his craft, thoughtful toward his models, and very very giving. He and I have shot art nude photography and editorial photos for my burgeoning consulting visit. I consider him both a professional colleague and a good friend." Read less

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"Ivan was a joy to work with! Very respectful and professional. I'm so pleased with our results. Thank you again!" Read less

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"Ivan is a joy to work with! Looking forward to shooting with him again!" Read less

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"Ivan is a very respectful and professional photographer. He has unique vision and is open to collaboration. He made me feel very comfortable and was a great host. I definitely recommend him and certainly look forward to further collaborations." Read less

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"Ivan is a very passionate photographer. He thoroughly enjoys creating abstract shapes with the body and turning it into a beautiful photographic art piece! I loved working with him and creating unique poses! I definitely look forward to the next time and the time after that! Thanks so much for a comfortable experience with figure modeling!" Read less

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