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Model Mayhem #:
738315
Last Activity:
Jun 29, 2019
Experience:
Experienced
Compensation:
Depends on Assignment
Joined:
Jun 12, 2008

Lists (9)

Inspiration - Clothed nudes

5 Photos

Inspiration - Couples

1 Photos

Inspiration - Erotica

7 Photos

Inspiration - Great portraits

18 Photos

Inspiration - Nudes

20 Photos

MM Models I have worked with

2 Photos

Wishlist - Models I'd like to shoot abroad

5 Photos

Wishlist - Models I'd like to shoot in Belgium

5 Photos

Wishlist - Models I'd like to shoot in Paris

11 Photos
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About Me

Each woman has a different beauty. My art is to show it on paper.

I am a somewhat experienced photographer (around thirty sessions to this day) who tries to explore further the world of model photography. Based in Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium.


I have some precise projects I'd like to work on, and some general themes that I'd appreciate to explore.


Photo projects

Natural beauties. The aim of this project is to celebrate the natural female beauty, the beauty of all women and especially those who do not correspond to the standard canons. It's focused on sincerity and diversity. Photos will include nudes, but not in a glamour or academic way: the aim is to uncover the body to uncover the soul and let the natural beauty blossom. In the same spirit, photos will be done without any makeup or artifice.

Virtues & sins. The aim is to show the 7 deadly sins in all their reality, and not in the positive way usually shown. The project is theologically inspired and the photos would be targeted to be exposed in a church.

European pride. All kind of compositions around the European flag, and in particular reproducing the scenes from some painting masterpieces (Delacroix's Liberty, Da Vinci's Mona Lisa or Last Supper, Botticelli's Venus, Gabrielle d'Estrées, Manet's Luncheon on the Grass, David's Napoleon Crossing the Alps, Munch's Scream...) but featuring the european flag.

Rock. The idea is to play on some strong, exaggerated mood. Typically, that would imply contrasted make-up, big tee-shirt, shorts, untidy hair, strong expressions,  dynamic poses.

Grunge teen. A darker, blurrier scene with more intimate moods. Typically, a half-naked teen-looking girl with some comfy underwear sitting on a bare mattress on the ground.

Chic seduction. The idea would be to express highly seductive behaviour in a very distingué and classy frame. Something in the range of suggestion and glimpse, at the fringe of erotism — imagine a seduction-daring game at an ambassador's dinner. Discreet but efficient make-up, very tidy hair, classic dressing, soft light.


Other themes that inspire me

pregnant women, in different compositions: indoor/outdoor, nude/clothed, alone/with husband...

• in the same range of ideas: parent and child, be it a newborn or a grown-up, what I want to display is the parental link. If I get to have good quality shots from a good range of ages that would make for an interesting exhibition.

couples, expressions of love, complicity, intimacy, tenderness, romance, passion, desire...

academic nudes, to allow me to explore the photography of the human body

• soft glamour in the way of 'American beauty' style image.

erotism, as in play with the body and the positions to suggest desire.

• shootings with animals (in particular I'd like to settle an exhibition about pet rats, so some shots with this animal are very welcome), in different clothing conditions (formal, cocooning, whacky, nude...) and with models from both genres.

body parts (mouth, hand, nose, eye, breast, neck, hair, ear, back...)

• in the metro

• in the bathroom (bathtub, shower, mirror...)

• a girl and a Macintosh computer (geeky, sexy, mothery...)

I am also open to discuss any idea that you might want to suggest me.


I am open to any kind of work relationship with the model — whether you prefer to be fully directed or enjoy being part of the creation process, or anywhere in between. Similarly, we can either settle on a well-planned project or just meet and see what comes to mind.

I tend to prefer when there is some interaction between the photographer and the model, as this raises creativity and make the session much more fun but I also have made some of my best shots just trying to find out how I could take the best out of the model.

If given the choice, I would tend to prefer the indoor sessions to take place at the model's place (I'm beginning to be bored to see always the same walls in my photos), but if that's not possible I still can host the session at my place of course — I have a room with white walls and a bed where I usually do the shootings — kinda my studio.


Compensation policy

I will gladly do TFP sessions with models that wish to pose for themes that could enrich our mutual portfolios. In those cases I am always happy to shoot an additional look or two of the models' choosing.

Otherwise, if you want us to work only on whatever project you'd like, I'm available for hire. Please don't ask me to shoot something that would not fit in my portfolio or significantly improve it for free.

I am based in Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium but I am always ready to move throughout Europe and the world if all travel expenses are covered (this applies to TFP as well as paid works).

I do not pay models unless I am shooting for a third party client; and in that case, I would rather contact her/him myself, and ensure everything is clear with the law (no undeclared work, I'm strict with that). For my artistic work I only do on a TFP basis.


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My photography is naturally focused on sensitivity: I am best at rendering what I can feel from you, capturing what you are, putting your soul on paper, perhaps even revealing a new side of yourself you were not aware of.


My photos show your beauty as it is. Many photographers will use artificial cheating on Photoshop and make you look what you are not. I won't. Actually, is it still you when what constitutes a part of your personality is ripped off? I mean, fixing a pimple is okay, but I will not modify what is part of the daily you.


If you want to see more of my work, please have a look at my flickr portfolio. You may also check my draft of website or my facebook page.





PS : For people not familiar with ModelMayhem, please note that a set of twenty of my photos is available by clicking on the upper left photo, at the top of this page. The photos in the lists hereunder are not mine, they are only my selection of other people's photos around this site.

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