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Model Mayhem #:
134163
Last Activity:
Dec 12, 2018
Experience:
Very Experienced
Compensation:
Depends on Assignment
Joined:
Apr 29, 2006

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Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Longmont, Boulder, Denver, Castle Rock, Colorado Springs and even Grand Junction (for the right shoot!)





There seems to be some confusion about the type of photography that I do. Yes, there are many nude photographs in my port BUT if I contact you I am looking for a clothed shoot. I always look at profiles, if I see "Nudes - No", then I assume that shooting you nude is a No. Beware though. If you set "Nudes - No" then have 18+ photographs in your port, that's just confusing to everyone.



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I recently interviewed the wonderful model Laci Hageman (Model Mayhem #: 2106949) for my Rational Alchemy video show.  If you click the photograph of Laci this will take you to our shoot / interview. It's well worth a quick look / see! (IMHO).
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BTW - If you are a model and would like to produce a similar interview video, please contact me.




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"I really enjoyed working with Nigel. Nigel made me feel comfortable during the whole shoot! He also made me laugh many times during the shoot. I will definitely be working on different collaborations with him in the future!"
Gigglefly - Model Mayhem #: 4366984




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"Working with Nigel was a wonderful experience. I was upfront with my comfort level and he respected that. His experience and personal humor made the hours fly by. The location of the shoot was my hotel room and we were able to use his lighting and technique to create some amazing images. Nigel also took me to the airport--bonus!!! I would definitely recommend working with Nigel Aves Photography and look forward to working with him again."
Maria Cedar - Model Mayhem #: 99243





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" I worked with Nigel in the far past as he was my personal photographer for an event so I was very much looking forward to shooting with him one-on-one!! We shot nudes in the comfort of my home and he was not only polite but he made me feel extremely comfortable asking for permission to change position of my attire and props!

He gave my ego such an incredible boost to where I just felt grand during and even after our shoot and of course, joked around a bit to making me feel superb altogether! I’ll be shooting more with this gent in the future and if you have the opportunity to shoot w/him, take it, your sets will look wonderful and you don’t need an escort shooting with such a gentleman!!

Till next time Nigel ! . "
- Savage Van Sage- (Mayhem #1415631)




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"I enjoyed working with Nigel He was really laid back and gave direction when necessary. He didn’t even mind that I brought a few props to incorporate in our shoot! I really enjoyed our session and loved the photos! The images were edited and ready to view in a few days! I will definitely be working with Nigel again!. "
- Ashley Symone- (Mayhem #3275903)




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"I really enjoyed working with Nigel. He's professional, friendly & very helfpul in making me feel comfortable. The shoot was a lot of fun!""
- Anna Love 777- (Mayhem #4256672)



  BTW - I am now doing a TV show at the Captn's Studio, here in Longmont. If there are any Models, Photographers, MUAs or any one at all interested in the crazy world of modeling, and would like to be interviewed, please contact me.

This link takes you to the short promo that I put together, from there you can find other shows.
https://captnslounge.com/1-promo-video-for-rational-alchemy 



Short Bio.

Always looking to the unusual, the interesting, the cutting edge, the art of a photography, the art of life.

My name is Nigel Aves. I’m an Englishman, but I live in Longmont, Colorado, USA. By way of Norway, Belgium, Holland and France, technically. Photography is my passion, and the thing that will undoubtedly drive me insane someday (though many would argue it already has). I don’t photograph subjects. I photograph the way they make me feel. Admittedly, it’s a bit of a strange concept. But it’s honest – and it’s probably the best way to describe my approach to the craft and art. I wrestle with every image I shoot, I try to imagine what was possible when I was closeted in a darkroom and working with many a fine toxic chemical (this could of course help explain the insanity aspect!). I assume perfection is possible and I want to wring it out of every picture. If that’s all you ever know about me, it’s enough to say you know me very, very well indeed.

When it comes to commissioned work I believe in working with you from the beginning, to create images that standout and add a taste of art to every photograph.

I believe in creating portraits that are prettier than the everyday life, but capture the essence of the person.  But I also believe that capturing an image in a 1/120th of a second is the slightest slice of life that will exist forever.

Sometimes the realism of life never needs to be anything else.

There are three quotes that I have always believed every photographer should follow, one related to photography, one related to who you are and one related to the entire state of humanity.

"No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit." - Ansel Adams

"The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over." - Hunter S Thompson.

“Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go and do that, because what the world needs are people who have come alive.” - Harold Whitman


Photography is a democratic medium, in this modern day and age of digital photography and cell phones with cameras everyone can take photographs. They may not be great photographs but the process of taking pictures has become exceedingly easy. This is both good and bad.

It is good because it allows anyone with a creative mind to express her or his ideas without being bogged down with technique, like learning how to paint. This will present a great opportunity to those creative individuals. On the other hand, everyone snapping another picture, to clutter the closet, or more recently, the computer storage takes a little wind out of the photographic sail. This apparent ease of making pictures erroneously creates the impression that photographic art is easy.

Quite the contrary.


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"Nigel is very professional, friendly and easy to work with. For first time and experienced fine art models alike, you know comfort and safety is most important and Nigel understands that completely. Throughout the shoot he was kind, directive and collaborative, encouraging creativity within my comfort zone. If you're looking to build your port in the fine art/nude direction, I would recommend Nigel to work with."
- JoLeo - (Mayhem #2669772)




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"Nigel is a great person to work with. He's respectful, and didn't make me feel uncomfortable whatsoever. Which is highly important for the type of shoot we were doing. The photos came out wonderfully! He is an awesome photographer!"
- Moonflower (Mayhem #2749326)




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"This past August I have had the pleasure to shoot with Nigel Aves from Soft Focus Imagining. He was kind, energetic,  and very professional throughout the duration of the shoot. We worked together well with no struggle trying to get a shot and in the end we created beautiful pictures together. I look forward to working with him again in the near future."
- Tamara Rose (Mayhem #2920950)




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"I had the privilege to work with Nigel on a nude photo shoot. I have been modeling for 8 years, and in that time, there has only been a handful of photographers that I have felt 100% comfortable with, and he is one of them. He is very professional, has a great eye, and very easy to talk with and has a great sense of humor.  I look forward to working with him again, and anyone can message me as a reference. I love the results!!"
- Elisha55 (Mayhem #3180986)
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"I love all of them."

  - Fletching

"I love how the pictures came out. They're awesome."

  - Ningyoo

"SO happy! Awesome work!"

- Victoria Shaughnessy

"Your a great photographer with a fantastic eye. You made my first nude modeling experience really laid back and comfortable and I couldn't have asked for anything better.

" - Anastasia Danger aka Miss Danger

"They look awesome! Thank you so much I can't wait to work with you again!"

- Ms.AshleyKay

"I love them. They're so awesome and I like the look and natural feel"

- Andi Force


"No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit." - Ansel Adams

Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go and do that, because what the world needs are people who have come alive. - Harold Whitman

"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest." -Mark Twain

"The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over." - Hunter S Thompson.




"Thank you for the pictures nigel they're sooooooo amazing"

- Coral Amber Lambert

"Awww thank you Nigel! I couldn't ask for a better photographer...well more like friend smile"

- Caitlin McGee
Caitlin - "probably the nicest thing a model has ever said to me" - Nigel

"You are my photographer!"

- Caitlin McGee

"thanks again Nigel. your awesome!"

- Ste-V

"It was wonderful working with you tonight!!  I really liked SO MANY!! You did a totally awesome job!! Thank you!!"

- Tangel

"Once again, you did a great job with our photoshoot!! The shots came out awesome!! Best wishes to you!!"

- Tangel and Tracie



"OMG THEY LOOK SOOOOOOO GOOD EEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! im so happy you did such a wonderful job!!!! thank you so much!!"

- Misfit Toy

"I absolutely loved all the pictures they look amazing"

- Barbie Beltran



One of my favorite shoots --- Monica3D and Shanna6669 together in a shoot in Crown Hills Cemetery. Two of MM's best! See some good "S & M" in the web album at : Gallery of Monica and Shanna



Small intermission before the next photograph!



TFCD / TFP - I'm very unusual to most photographers because I will supply BOTH a cd containing all the shots (except those I delete) and the finished shots. (I'll also supply web ready  if needed). + I'll give you photo-quality prints (typically 4 - 8 X 11 1/2 and one 13 X 19 (approx sizes), all printed on highest quality photo-paper). I'm sure that Monica3D or Shanna6669 would be happy to give references as to the quality of prints and maybe even let you know what I'm like!

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have an idea to be explored or you need a photoshoot created. Macabre World is always looking for models who want to push the darker art forms to the limit and beyond.

Nigel Aves (Soft Focus Imagining)
Longmont, 80501

[email protected] (or use the form on my web site)




"and isn't it sad that people are more concerned about their own safety rather than competing to create the most beautiful piece of art" - Bob Woolsey (actor/director)

"God will not look you over for medals, degrees, or diplomas, but for scars." -Elbert Hubbard 1856-1915

"You don't take a photograph, you make it." - Ansel Adams

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"Working with Nigel was a wonderful experience. I was upfront with my comfort level and he respected that. His experience and personal humor made the hours fly by. The location of the shoot was my hotel room and we were able to use his lighting and technique to create some amazing images. Nigel also took me to the airport--bonus!!! I would definitely recommend working with Nigel Aves Photography and look forward to working with him again." Read less

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"Nigel is extremely professional, yet, he makes sure you are comfortable and having fun! His personality just makes you open up more so his camera can get the best shots during your set! Can't wait to work with him again in the near future and see what kind of art we can create next!!!!" Read less

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"I enjoyed working with Nigel He was really laid back and gave direction when necessary. He didn’t even min md that I brought a few props to incorporate in our shoot! I really enjoyed our session and loved the photos! The images were edited and ready to view in a few days! I will definitely be working with Nigel again!" Read less

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Credit Notes

(Not all models featured in MM's Portfolio. Please check main photography web site where all these models are displayed in their beauty.)

Large tracts of photographs from all these models can be seen on the web site.

Katlin Tucker - Mayhem #4014956
Sweet Beat Petite - Mayhem #633709
Ashley Symone - Mayhem #3275903
Morgana Mikolov - Mayhem #3857796
Regina Marie - Mayhem #3430053
Courtney CK - Mayhem #1851947
Kookie Knox - Mayhem #3377554
JoLeo - Mayhem #2669772
TheMoonflower - Mayhem #2749326
Tamara Mykle - Mayhem #2920950
Elisha55 - Mayhem #3180986
Fletching - Mayhem #2470591
Angelique Corvo - Mayhem #771431
Avery Greyson - Mayhem #2953097
Ningyoo - Mayhem #284181
Coral Amber Lambert
Ms.AshleyKay  - Mayhem #1617791
A Regina / Andi Force - Mayhem #1223675
Victoria Shaughnessy - Mayhem #1035739
Caitlin McGee - Mayhem #1136067 
Mizz Melyssa - Mayhem #380229
Kelley Trippy - Mayhem #638319
Violetta Volare - Mayhem #555717
Lola Carmen Listerine - Mayhem #520802
Anastasia Danger - Mayhem #600887
Tangel - Mayhem #671584
Sarah Cate - Mayhem #324990
Shanna - Mayhem #95546
Monica - Mayhem #78728
Violet Arcane - Mayhem #1332098
Ste-V - Mayhem #381475
Misty Haze - Mayhem #687475
Barbie Beltran - Mayhem #651350
Misfit Toy - Mayhem #683894
Melinda Jo - Mayhem #52249
Mimi - Mayhem #272986
Wysperplease - Mayhem #233709

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