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Model Mayhem #:
7040
Last Activity:
Nov 24, 2020
Experience:
Very Experienced
Compensation:
Depends on Assignment
Joined:
May 19, 2005

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About Me

INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT UPCOMING GALLERY SHOWS, NEW AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS, SPOTLIGHT MODELS AND FEATURES?
Email Your Name and Email Address to:      [email protected]

Professional (Published and gallery featured) and serious finearts and portrait photographer specializing in both black and white and digital color finearts images (both true finearts and "implied.")  Enjoy creativity in light sculpting and draping.

Fully equipped and professional Studio located in the North Suburbs of Chicago.  Am looking for models (both experienced and novices)  with poise, grace and motion who are interested in collaboration and creating "signature images."

Now, you can see my work at:
http://www.blmfinearts.com         

15 images  on permanent display at Imagine Wine and Art Gallery, Santa Ynez, CA

What The Critics Say:
http://syvnews.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/fine-art-photography-comes-to-sy/article_b2af7006-9c80-11e0-ad38-001cc4c002e0.html
http://www.santamariasun.com/art/6882/from-his-perspective/
Currently have 75 images in the Smithsonian Institution including portraits of Pete Seeger, Bruce  Springsteen, Dave Mathews, Ani DiFranco, Arlo Guthrie, Bela Fleck Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Roger McGuinn and Tom Chapin.

http://www.folkways.si.edu/news-and-press/smithsonian-folkways-remembers-pete-seeger-1919-2014
https://sgalper.wordpress.com/
Watch for details of our next gallery show slated for summer 2020.    You can also inquire about purchasing images on line. All images are printed on 100 year Archival paper and are in signed  and limited editions of 24 images each 16X24.

More than happy to provide references.
Note:  I am not looking for "Friends."  However, models I have worked with are invited to  issue a  "Credit" or "Tag."

Pleased to Spotlight the  Featured Model Juliette Clair.  Juliette gives new meaning to the concept of being comfortable in front of the lens!  She is talented, highly skilled and a pleasure to photograph.  She is the queen of collaboration.







You can find  Juliette Clair  at
https://www.modelmayhem.com/4461532










Katarina Keen, our most recent Featured Spotlight Model.  She is a highly skilled national touring model and brings beautiful posing to the studio.  You can see more of her work at
https://www.modelmayhem.com/3929926
or at:
http://www.blmfinearts.com/

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Images of Minski, a rising star in the world of modeling.  More of Minski can be found at:
https://www.modelmayhem.com/2022936
or at
http://www.blmfinearts.com


or at
http://www.BLMFinearts.com
(Click on Female Form)


Pleased to introduce the PARADE OF STARS feature at

http://www.blmfinearts.smugmug.com

BLM Finearts Recent Publications



Congratulations to Model Mikkymonet for her outstanding modeling in my studio for this new CD release by Chicago Area Guitarist, Kevin Ordaz.  You can find more of my work with Mikky at
https://www.modelmayhem.com/4360130

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"From introductions to leaving the studio he will accommodate you the whole way. Experienced in his craft, you will find that brainstorming with him leads to amazing work. Bruce is one of the most outstanding professionals I have ever had the pleasure of working with!" Read less

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"I can't begin to describe how truly amazing it was to work with Bruce. He is so incredibly talented and has a true eye for beauty, inside and out. This is my first nude shoot and I wasn't even sure I was going to shoot nude, but I jumped right in and never looked back. Bruce cares about his models, making them feel safe and comfortable. He is always checking in to make sure everything he is doing is alright. His work is truly inspirational and breathtaking. I of course would recommend him and would absolutely love to work with him again. He know how to capture not just your body, but the essence of your soul." Read less

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"Bruce has a true eye for natural beauty and exquisite lighting. He made me feel extremely comfortable and confident. There was not a moment where I felt awkward or uneasy. His fine eye for fine arts will have you shocked by your own photos!" Read less

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"Bruce is true artist who cares a lot about making sure his models feel at ease and are ready to collaborate creatively. He helped me figure out and execute transportation to his studio and had anything and everything there that a model could need (makeup/changing room, extra clothes, snacks, beauty supples etc.). He goes well above and beyond to make for a wonderful experience. His love for figure photography is beautiful and inspiring, and he uses many creative props/layering devices/methods to achieve endless interesting shots. I am so elated to have worked with him and I hope to see him again soon in the coming months!" Read less

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"Professional, knowledgeable, friendly and very talented! Outstanding work! I enjoyed our shoot a lot." Read less

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"Was an absolute pleasure working with Bruce. He was friendly, creative, and extremely professional. I felt beyond comfortable the entire time. His studio is spacious and well equipped, with no shortage of props for new and unique ideas. I enjoyed our shoot and look forward to working together again in the future!" Read less

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"I'm so lucky to have met and had the pleasure of working with such an experienced and professional photographer as one of my first on the site. Bruce made sure I was not only informed of everything we'd be doing before I came, but that I was comfortable during (and fed). When I arrived to BLM studios from Wisconsin I was able to get ready in my very own directors chair and vanity mirror (so my makeup didn't ware on the way down), and feel like a star of course. Bruce is honestly a ball to work with and nothing short of 110% professional (our shoots are relaxed and fun)! I love bouncing ideas off of each other, and truly being apart of the process to the final product of our shoots. Seeing him light up about idea for a set, and what I'm conveying was exciting, he said, "no one is going to believe this is your first studio shoot". Bruce is also a magnificent instructor and is never afraid to speak to me while we are shooting. I was pleasantly surprised to find how well we worked together, and thrilled of course to see what the future has in store. If you have the opportunity, I would most definitely take a trip to meet Bruce and collaborate in what I would like to call his magic box of tricks (smoke,mirrors, props, and backdrops). It's apparent that Bruce's high energy and passion is held very close to his heart simply by him bringing his very own breathtaking and unique fine arts style to the world of photography." Read less

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"Bruce was incredible to work with. He was professional, but also had a great sense of humor. He had awesome ideas for us to shoot, but was also comfortable with allowing me a little creative freedom. We created so many amazing photos, I can't wait to work together again!" Read less

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"Working with Bruce was great! He stayed in contact and answered all questions I had leading up to the shoot. He was easygoing as well as directive which helped a lot for a newer model like me. Bruce was very open to ideas and made collaborating simple. He definitely made the shoot fun as well as remained professional. I feel I got some of my best images with his direction and amazing camera work. I hope to work with him again in the near future!" Read less

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"Bruce is a not only an exceptional photographer but also a genuine and kind person! He is extremely professional, patient, and inventive, not to mention his studio is AMAZING! Our first shoot was a total blast and I cannot wait to continue collaborating with him!" Read less

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"Bruce is a very professional photographer, and he makes the model comfortable. He is fun to work with and the result of the photos are very unique and sophisticated. He also has very interesting artistic concepts. I highly recommend him!" Read less

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"Bruce was amazing to work with! He remained very professional and pleasant creating a very fun and comfortable shooting environment! I look forward to working with Bruce again!" Read less

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"Bruce is a creative genius when it comes to fine art. His use of fabric and drapery completely set him apart from anyone I have worked with. I was completely comfortable and catered to while shooting and in between. A true professional and class act. Such an honor to be photographed by such an artist! I sure hope to see more of Bruce and collaborate again. Fantastic experience! :)" Read less

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"Bruce is amazing! Nice and easy to work with, while also giving lots of tips and making sure I'm comfortable. Thanks Bruce!" Read less

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"I had an awesome time working with Bruce! He was 100% professional and I felt totally comfortable in his studio. We worked a number of different concepts and I enjoyed that we could experiment with lighting, fabric, etc. It was truly a creative collaboration. I really appreciate that Bruce offered clear direction that helped us achieve the best possible photos. I could literally feel myself learning how to be a better model from all his tips and tricks. I hope to be working with Bruce again soon!" Read less

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"i learned so much from my experience with working with bruce, he knew a lot about posing, angles and lighting which was incredibly helpful to me! made me very comfortable and our photos came out stunning! looking forward to working together again soon!" Read less

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"Bruce was such a blast to work with! He is extremely talented as a photographer. I felt very comfortable working with him, and would defineitly do it again. I was very well accommodated with drinks and snacks, and we were able to get through so many different sets in such little time. He is very experienced, and it reflects in the images he captured! It was my honor to work him, and I highly recommend working with Bruce when you are in the area!" Read less

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"I really liked working with Bruce. He’s a professional and talented photographer and he made me really comfortable when we were shooting." Read less

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"It was a delight working with Mr. Mondschain with making Artistic photos. He's very a professional, creative, and knowledgeable photographer." Read less

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"I really enjoyed collaberating with Bruce, from the start he was articulate about what he wanted to shoot and provided me the model release form/contract ahead of time. He gave clear directions to his studio and when I arrived it was warm and comfortable. Once we started shooting Bruce offered some creative suggestions but mostly let me choose how to pose. He was always respectful of my personal space and maintained a professional demeanor throughout. Bruce is truly an artist who is interested in collaberation in order to manipulate, celebrate and highlight the human figure. I would, of course, be happy to work with him again :)" Read less

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"I am so grateful for the opportunity to shoot with Bruce. He is such a talented artist. Everything was absolutely amazing across the board. Understanding, patience, professionalism, and creativity made this one of my favorite shoots to date for sure! Thanks again Bruce!" Read less

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"Bruce provided an unforgettable experience. He is professionally-mannered and has an eye for detail. He gave great feedback and insight, helping me grow as a model. It was a nice time and I look forward to working with him again." Read less

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"Bruce was so incredible to work with. His sudio set up is top of the line and in depth. His professionalism and ability to create a fun and comfortable working environment is something that is a very strong point. He’s an amazing artist and continually had set and outfit changes in mind ready to go. I would highly recommend working with him. Thanks again Bruce!" Read less

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"Bruce was very nice to work with and I had fun throughout the shoot. He has a clear dedication to his craft and has a professional attitude about it." Read less

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"Bruce was very kind and easy to work with as well as respectful and artistic! He produced great photos for my portfolio and have great feedback" Read less

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"Bruce was extremely professional and you can tell he genuinely loves what he does and cares how models are treated." Read less

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"It was an amazing experience to work with Bruce, he was open,nice, honest and friendly while maintaining absolute professionalism. A true Artist and a stellar mind who believes in the Art! He thinks of all possible detail and not only tries but also succeeds in accomodating the entire Team, and has a great communication skill, this and his kind heart as a fellow artist has made this an incredible experience, Im looking forward to out next photoshoot on the 17th! Thank you so much for this!" Read less

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"Bruce was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was extremely professional, great personality, great eye for creating art. I look forward to hopefully having the pleasure of working with him in the near future. I so enjoyed his passion, and loved how he allowed me as the model to have fun and let the creative juices just keep on coming. It was a pleasure to work with such a great artist!" Read less

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"Bruce is the best! When we first worked together I had not been in front of the camera in a while, Bruce not only made me feel so at ease and comfortable, but also easily coaxed that model out of me that had been lying dormant for so long. So professional, so at ease, and so much fun! I look forward to working with him again! Thanks for everything Bruce! " Read less

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"Very professional. Kind. He was willing to teach me and explain how and what he was doing with lighting. He would coach me as well as let me do my own thing. Great and fun! I loved working with him and I hope I get the chance to do so again! Not to mention his work is Fantastic and breathtaking! I am beyond pleased!" Read less

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"It is great working with Bruce. He is very professional, and helpful with posing with out being commanding. I would recommend shooting with him to anyone looking for quality studio shots." Read less

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"I had a wonderful experience working with Bruce! Totally professional photographer and studio, and I highly recommend! He made me feel 100% comfortable, and was a pleasurable personality." Read less

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"Bruce was professional, courteous, and accomplished in the photographic arts. There was excellent communication throughout the entire process including: timely confirmation of the assignment booking details, feedback and collaboration during the photo shoot, and secure photo distribution. I also want to add that he was most accommodating and understanding when I had begun to feel ill near the end of the shoot. I had I enjoyed our time together and I am inspired to continue more creative works in the future." Read less

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"Best shoot I've had to date. 15 sets in less than 3 hours with good images from each. Thank you!" Read less

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"I had an amazing photo shoot with Bruce. He was highly prepared for the shoot, professional and respectful, friendly and creative. Working with him was a joy- he kept me comfortable, feeling creative and best of all smiling and laughing. His skills and experience definitely shine through, as I learned a ton about studio photography that I hadn't known before. I would definitely shoot with him again, as he has TONS of artistic and creative ideas." Read less

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"Bruce has a great eye for detail and posing. He has a great atmosphere in his studio as well. I would definitely work with him again." Read less

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"It was such a pleasure to work with Bruce! Not only is he highly professional and thorough, but he also has a great personality. He is prompt and provides excellent quality images." Read less

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"I had a wonderful time working with Bruce as well as another photographer at the same time! His eye for photography is absolutely splendid and his dance moves are AWESOME! I really enjoyed the time I spent modeling for Bruce and would gladly choose to again in the near future! Bruce is very professional as well as easy to work with and had me laughing out loud on several occasions! I would highly recommend working with Bruce if you ever get the chance!" Read less

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"Loved working with Bruce, very professional and has a beautiful studio to work in. He is very easy to work with and is great at capturing what you are looking for" Read less

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"very professional and easy to work with. fun and makes visions come to life in all of his images. cant wait to work with him again very soon." Read less

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"I enjoyed working with Bruce. He had picture ideas that I had never done before, and they were executed well. I'm looking forward to seeing our "Medusa" set! He is also one of the most professional photographers I have worked with, and the studio is very well organized. I would recommend him to both newer and experienced models." Read less

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