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May 15, 2005

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I've had more than 50 years of shooting photos for fun and profit.* Considering this place is called 'Mayhem,' I decided to add a little to the scenery. I'm a very selective shooter, but if you think there's some way we could help one another, feel free to contact me.
*First paying photo job was in 1966.

I'm typically available Tuesday-Thursday for shooting.

Themes I'll be shooting: Sensuality, physicality and limits to both (special talents such as extreme flexibility always appreciated). Also, I've always been fascinated with really tiny women. And I'm shooting for a showing of sensual ladies of "a certain age."

Since these are personal projects, there isn't a bunch of money just waiting around for people, so don't expect to get rich off of me. But if any of them "takes off" and starts generating income, the people who participated will share in it.

In particular, it would be great to find a muse locally who would be available on a semi-regular basis.

Want a slot? Contact me through MM or at [email protected] Thanks. (Yes, I post my e-mail on my profile. That's because the only people willing to spend money seem not to be on MM. And I have no trouble deleting scam e-mails.)

My attitude is that I'm willing to pay traveling models who are willing to shoot what I'm after. I just can't pay as often as I once did. Don't hesitate to contact me. I'm also willing to work on your projects with you. I'm just not going to be on Patreon or Diverxity or whatever. All of them are skewed for models. But I'll do exclusives for you if you do the same for me.

I have a couple of places to show my work:
These are just for arts sales.
You can also find my "regular" stuff at

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Credit Notes

"Skin Deep"
A showing of a baker's dozen of prints along with 30 electronic images ran in 2008. This show provided an intriguing look at how the Internet, modeling sites and artistic opportunities can work together. Nearly everybody in the show is (or was) on Model Mayhem. And while these are the PG-13 images at their raciest, they do reflect the attitudes of the individuals chosen for the show.
My appreciation goes out to all who helped with the process.
Here's an excerpt from an article by Dorothy Shinn of the Akron Beacon Journal on Realism at The Butler Institute:
"What about incandescent studio light on tattooed skin?
"That's certainly a topic rife with realism, and the subject of 'Michael McGowan: Skin Deep,' an exhibit of high-definition photographs that take an unblinking look at people who express themselves through the tattoos they wear.
"This exhibit looks at what was once a tiny subculture in this country, but, through the magic of Hollywood coupled with the culture of celebrity worship, this form of ''body art'' is becoming increasingly widespread and accepted.
"McGowan examines this phenomenon through his lens, including the dump truck driver who's a semi-pro wrestler by night, the redhead whose cartoon-colored tatts are blindingly bright, and the fashion model with facial piercings.
"You can't get more real than that."

Vanishing Tattoo
And now for some of the shots you couldn't see in the "Skin Deep" show. Vanishing Tattoo has an article by P.J. Reece about erotic tattoos — at — which quotes several photographers and artists as well as displaying their photos and artwork. Kara, Cyndie, Savage Nigh and Mandy are all featured in the images. Yes, there is nudity.

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