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Jerold Schnauss has been involved in photography for over forty years.  Having worked with film for many years, in more recent times he primarily works digitally.  Over those years Jerold has primarily photographed women, striving to show the beauty, personality and even the imperfections of the many models with whom he has worked.  It is not always about being pretty or "perfect" but more of capturing the mood, feeling and depth of the moment and the experience...His images often tell a story, that both reflect his unique style, and the individual qualities of his subjects.  He is an artist, and does not actively pursue the commercial side of photography.  Each photo shoot is a true collaboration between photographer and model.  His directing is subtle and low key, allowing the model to explore and express herself serendipitously as the shoot evolves and unfolds.  There may be a point of departure, but where things go from there?--The shoot goes where it goes, as the energies and intuition of the participants express themselves in whatever ways they may.  Though very professional, you will find Jerold's approach to be relaxed, undemanding and generally fun! 

During the late 1980's, Jerold studied photography at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, where he received his BFA degree, photography emphasis.  His work has been in publications, and exhibited in galleries.  For some years, he taught photography locally, and  has hosted a photography-related show on Access Tucson television.  In addition to studio shooting, some shoots are on location, often outdoors.  Natural lighting is often preferred.  His shoots are typically kept simple, as it is the skill of the photographer and model that leads to the creation of outstanding imagery, not having a ton of equipment, and complicated set-ups.  Themes vary according to  individual preferences.  Those themes may range from soft and romantic, to more edgy...even dark and disturbing; including surreal, fantasy, fetish and erotic. 

Jerold is mature and reliable.  He expects the same from the people with whom he works.  For him, each photo session is an honor, and an opportunity for those involved to further enhance their skills and portfolios.  Models must be 18 or older, no exceptions.   


"The sheer wildness of your art is heartening – and refreshing, like the crisp air at a waterfall, vivid and pure and starkly true. Most ostensibly erotic art is so tightly locked into stereotypes that it’s hardly erotic at all, almost anti-erotic. Your art like a chaotic torrential stream sweeps all expectations and notions away, opening into a direct immersion in that rarest of experiences – erotic authenticity. What you create cannot be achieved or seen as a style. It can only be lived. This is what makes it so strong. It lives at the core of the core, quintessence, actual feeling.  No reply expected – this is just out-of-the-blue fan mail."  K

"...Your models are not only classic beauties, they emote so well too. Your pics remind me of the great times of bold nakedness on screen .. the 60's and 70's with actresses like Brigitte Bardot lighting up the screen and young people's dreams."  - Sharad G.

"You are one of the best in capturing (the) real woman that I've come across..."  - Walter L.

"His photos challenge and inspire me to do a better job with mine.  His words bring wisdom, insight and an intensity only matched by a few others I have met.  He's an amazing man....And he's a wonderful photographer." 
- Kat Hemrich

"Jerry is an extremely talented artist; his photos reflect someone with an extremely interesting and intriguing perspective on life. He uses colours, tones, light and dark in order to create some extremely appealing photographs, all with their own stories and characters. He photographs models who are all striking, each in their own individual way, captured from various angles and in different poses according to the theme and location...I am a huge fan of Jerry's work and also greatly appreciate his thoughtfulness and encouragement with my own pieces art. He regularly leaves an encouraging or jovial comment or response to my posts, for which I am extremely grateful...All in all, a wonderful man and friend, Love you sweet pea!" - Sky x

It's been said, "a picture is worth a thousand words" so check out my portfolio to get a better idea of my style and genres with which I work.  Thanks!

And just remember...Life is sweet.

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"This is my first time working with Jerry and it went very well. He is very professional and provides a comfortable setting for the shoot. I look forward to working with him again." Read less

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"I had a great time working with Jerold! He was fun and easy to work with, and I felt very comfortable with him as well. I would definitely recommend him!!" Read less

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"This was my photo shoot ever and my first time meeting Jerry who was recommended to me through a mutual friend. He is extremely professional and encouraging! He has an eye for beautiful photos and I was extremely impressed with his talent. He is obviously passionate about what he does and it was a pleasure and an honor working with him." Read less

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"Jerold is great to work with, easy going, very kind and professional, we took a great variety of images together and I would not miss the opportunity to work with him again if I could help it!" Read less

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Credit Notes

Lalaconejita (x21) MM# 4102853
Lillian V H MM# 4343512  (x5)
Jillian  MM# 228986
Teena Lyyn  MM# 4726642
Anoush Anou MM# 1507992
Zoe West  (x2)
Tatum Craft  (x4) MM# 4206912
Lena Bee (x14) #620497
Zoe Vandolof (x4)
Candice_Az13 MM# 2895879
Laurel Rae  (x42) #1071692
Plush  MM# 2257785
piperbeast  (x29) #1630114
Samantha Bubbles  (x10) #2354755
Mina Katz  (x2) #3385588
Stormy Leigh  (x4) #1537355
Meghann Kelda #103961
Rena Grundfast  (x3) #1052632
Cynthia Kay  (x5) MM# 367183
Diana Gen #355217
Charia #735738
Samantha Sharpe  MM# 1444737
Sorsha #795680
Ashley Dacey  MM# 1030446
Ollayah  (x2) #1164406
Tiffany Spencer (x2) #1310425
Anna LW  MM# 363602
Miss Lady Jinx (x3) #108522
Avery Shea (no longer on MM)
Tiffany Dahlia Stone #1852898
Kristin Leigh #1489236
Princess Freeland  MM# 663791
Brandan Lee Pittman  MM# 1148407
Angelmatic  (x3) #1604493
Dani Shotwell  MM# 1754676
Alena Korovkina  MM# 1843467
Jordan Kensley  (x2)  MM# 1882693
Fox #1548342
lopsided heart (x3) #1059504
Ahna Galatea  MM# 38876
Lola Loili #121796
broberts29  (x2) #2135970
Taryn Ashley #223
Egyptian Star #3814446
Daisy A La Mode  (x2)  MM# 2209067
Jen C AKA Charla Ali #2283864
Sunkissed Photography #1651362
Alex Ha #2230974
Patricia Bianca  MM# 2299100
Lavella  (x3) #2189216
Jauntelle Katy Robinson  MM# 2361220
Alabaster True  (x3) MM# 2330899
Jamie Valida Bourne  (x2)  MM# 2384063
TrueToEden  (x4)  MM# 2550720
Bianca Pilar #2609770
Natassia007 #2739208
October Fox #2632636
BettyHarlowe  (x2) #158464
Tani Rogue #3673549
Kayla Kelley (x3) # 3929848
MegglyPeggly  MM# 3903644
romanofrankie  MM# 3908786
Jeane Monroe # 3959283
Dalea Hermanson MM# 3609205
Sparchules  MM# 3898270
Alex Knouse  MM# 3973110
StevieMoon MM # 3947690
skymarie11 MM# 3829130
Stephanie Adduci MM# 4128907
claradoll29 MM# 3704854
the sleepy cat  MM# 3807266