Model Mayhem #:
Last Activity:
Sep 26, 2020
Time for Print
May 25, 2019

About Me

I am a self-taught photographer with 20+ years of experience making fine art black-and-white images using vintage cameras and classic lenses to explore the script and the unscripted, the eccentric and the taboo, the conceptual and the pragmatic. I take the time and trouble with film because I consistently prefer the aesthetic qualities of paper prints over digital files for my artwork. Subject, form, composition, and emotional content guide my frame and focus rather than color saturation, lens sharpness, or camera pixels.

I am working with slim to medium-build men between 18 and 35 years old to create artistic nudes, figure studies, and intimate portraits. My aim is to challenge stigmatizing memes about the male body while also validating natural human affection between men regardless of sexuality.

I choose to do this work on an unpaid (i.e. TFP / 'time for print') basis in my studio in Port Townsend, Washington or on-location when I travel. This is my art to celebrate personal freedom of expression by creating sensual images that make timeless statements. I find that mini photo shoots often help the guys I work with loosen up about insecurities regarding their bodies as well as fears about moving forward. Actors, performance artists, dancers, athletes, figure drawing models, free range nudists (Freikörperkultur), online exhibitionists, and tattooed extroverts always work well with me, because I enjoy collaborating with guys who are comfortable in their skin or who are otherwise curious about exploring their physical presence through authentic self-exposure.

Models are welcome to use images from their session to help create or update their professional portfolios and/or personal archives. I send edited (and if requested, unedited) digital scans of the negatives to my models and I make three to five archival prints, selected by the model, that will be sent via Priority Mail with signature required.

Photographs are never shared with anyone or posted online without the models' permission, but for extra peace of mind and to guarantee confidentiality, everyone is required to sign a consent form before they leave the studio.

Contact me to explore options. Thanks.

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"Ken was fun to work with and I look forward to doing it again. It was nice to get a chance to see film photography at work and the images he produces have a unique quality to them." Read less

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"Ken is one of the kindest souls that I know. Meeting him and Emil was such a creative experience. I can't wait to work with them again!" Read less

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"I've had the pleasure of working with Ken and his husband Emil (#4475937) multiple times since August 2019 and plan on working with them much more in the future. Ken specializes in film photography which brings a unique style to his work. His work is highly creative and incorporates elements of intimacy, sensuality, contemplation, and more into all of his photos. In the end you'll be left not only with digital prints for your portfolio but also with some amazing, high-quality black and white prints that will last for years to come. I highly recommend working with him if you are given the chance." Read less

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"Ken is my husband and partner of 20 years. I've worked with him more than any other model. As biased as my opinion may seem given our connection, I assure you that he is one of the most thoughtful photographers that you will ever have the opportunity to work with. You will be treated with respect and appreciation for you time. And in the process you might end up with some gorgeous classic black and white silver gelatin film shots. There's nothing else like them when they work out well. Give him a chance, you won't regret it." Read less

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