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Model Mayhem #:
516419
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Jul 04, 2020
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Sep 12, 2007
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About Me

I attended the Academy of Art in San Francisco eons ago.  There, I was introduced to photography (developing negatives and prints) along with various other visual art subjects, but eventually pursued a teaching/research vocation to avoid hunger.  I prefer expressive emotions to lifeless clothes hangers. I rarely update images here; see instagram.com/chubs.photography for recent images.

As a "Top Drawer" and a member of "The List", I sometimes volunteer a part of my time/resources to help newbie models start up their portfolios even when they do not necessarily help improve mine.  (See
http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=503930 for a description of "The List" and "Top Drawer".)

I am also a member of the "2nd List", a group who volunteer to help mentor newbie photographers.  (See
http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=335562.)  I do not claim to know everything (not even close), but I will gladly share what I know.





Nam, chubs photography

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"Had a very pleasant session with Nam. He is great at directing, when needed, and his professionalism and skill makes him great to work with — highly recommend!" Read less

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"I had a fantastic time shooting with Nam! His studio is top notch. Plenty of backdrops to choose from, multiple lighting options, any type of shooting you're looking to have, he's your man. I can't wait to go back for me!" Read less

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"Great photographer to work with who creates high quality photos and captures great angles. He matched the backdrops with my outfits well. We got a bunch of great images in a 2hr photo session. I look forward to working with him again." Read less

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"Nam is a wonderful photographer to work with. He's professional and is very knowledgeable and creative when it comes to lighting and camera which makes the process go by a whole lot smoother. Working with him gave me the opportunity to explore my posing and expressions more in depth giving me more confidence and expanding my performance overall behind the camera. Would highly recommend him to other models and most certainly look forward to working with him again." Read less

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"Nam is dedicated and diligent in his work whether solo or shooting with another photographer. He's quiet behind the camera, but respectfully collaborative about ideas, details, and making wonderful works. Very professional too with quick turn around with a plush home studio. It took about 2 yrs to manage time working with him; my only regret is not fitting him in sooner!" Read less

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"Nam was a pleasure to work with. Easy-going and offers a model lots of room for self-expression and creativity. Very smooth, enjoyable shoot. It would be a pleasure to work with him again!" Read less

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"By far an amazing photographer and a great person! We was very easy to work with and also professional with his work. HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM!" Read less

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"Such a professional photographer! Very clear communication. Images delivered in a very reasonable time. Spectacular images." Read less

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"Nam is very professional! He is easy to work with and gives great suggestions of what poses look good and how to make them look even better! Definitely would love to work with him again!" Read less

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"Knowledgeable, professional photographer that is flexible and easy to make arrangements with and delivers quality images right after the shoot. I felt quite comfortable working with him." Read less

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"Nam has a fantastic eye for lighting and composition. He was also very invested in making sure I got exactly what I wanted out of the shoot. He's a real pro!" Read less

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"Chubs is an incredibly talented photographer. He is able to capture beautiful shots what almost seams effortlessly! He can capture the perfect shot whether it is full body, 3/4, or headshot. Can't wait to work together again!" Read less

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"Nam is an excellent photographer. Very prepared & professional and gave me a lot of flexiblility to choose my outfits and make suggestions on poses etc... I thoroughly enjoyed the shoot and the pics came out awesome!!" Read less

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"Nam was a very professional and courteous photographer to work with. Our shoot was very efficient and produced many amazing images that I am so happy with! " Read less

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"Thank you so much for all your kind words :) you are an incredible photographer easy to work with and funny:) I love working with you and you should already be famous photographer out there :) Thank you so much for having me :) " Read less

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"I loved working with Nam! He is so incredibly generous and positive! I loved the ideas that he presented to me, and how open minded he is. He is extremely outstanding at what he does, I thouroghly enjoyed with him. He is so knowledgeable In his lighting and photography, and I am so lucky to have worked with him! I am really looking foreword to shooting with him again!!!" Read less

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"Nam is great to work with! Very professional; he made me feel comfortable and directed me easily throughout the shoot while leaving creative freedom. Would recommend working with him, especially for those who would like studio photography experience." Read less

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"Nam is a amazing photogrpher, he has an amazing eye and made me feel totally comforable during our shoot, he was great to collaborate and let me do whatever ideas I had in mind, our pictures from our shoot came out AMAZING!!!" Read less

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Credit Notes

I have had the pleasure of working with the following Newbie Model of the Year (1st Place Winner, January 8, 2011): MM#1372730 Charlotte De Bleecker


Newbie Model of the Year (3rd Place Winner, January 8, 2012): MM#1758350 Alexa Renee Ziegler


I have also been very fortunate to have had the opportunity of working with many talented aspiring models, including some 30+ "Newbie Model of the Week"s below whom I have photographed and successfully nominated.




Newbie Model of the Week: August 17, 2008
Model: MM#686642 Lauren Whitney



Newbie Model of the Week: December 1, 2009
Model: MM#1163691 Chelsea Alexander



Newbie Model of the Week: December 29, 2009
Model: MM#1300559 Jenn Dong



Newbie Model of the Week: February 2, 2010
Model: MM#1341118 Jonny Rockinit



Newbie Model of the Week: April 13, 2010
Model: MM#1560100 Norris Chan



Newbie Model of the Week: May 11, 2010
Model: MM#1577245 Tammy Chung



Newbie Model of the Week: June 8, 2010
Model: MM#1372730 Charlotte De Bleecker



Newbie Model of the Week: November 16, 2010
Model: MM#1860601 V C



Newbie Model of the Week: December 7, 2010
Model: MM#1917346 Paulee



Newbie Model of the Week: December 21, 2010
Model: MM#1901256 Rataya



Newbie Model of the Week: March 8, 2011
Model: MM#2035252 Trista Vanta



Newbie Model of the Week: March 15, 2011
Model: MM#2024726 Hannah Everhart



Newbie Model of the Week: March 29, 2011
Model: MM#2120209 Krista Lee



Newbie Model of the Week: May 3, 2011
Model: MM#2113550 Mallory Quinn



Newbie Model of the Week: May 10, 2011
Model: MM#2167497 Lauren Eckkey



Newbie Model of the Week: June 7, 2011
Model: MM#2137111 Kathryn (Kiashi)



Newbie Model of the Week: August 10, 2011
Model: MM#2202555 Laura Muschelli



Newbie Model of the Week: September 7, 2011
Model: MM#2200694 Danny Ly



Newbie Model of the Week: November 2, 2011
Model: MM#2311000 Emily Duong



Newbie Model of the Week: November 25, 2011
Model: MM#2408865 Kim_T



Newbie Model of the Week: November 30, 2011
Model: MM#1893054 Jessica Leigh Cravens



Newbie Model of the Week: December 14, 2011
Model: MM#2265443 Colleen Moody



Newbie Model of the Week: December 21, 2011
Model: MM#1758350 Alexa Renee Ziegler



Newbie Model of the Week: February 15, 2012
Model: MM#2355843 Just Megsy (Megan)



Newbie Model of the Week: March 28, 2012
Model: MM#2490518 Natty



Newbie Model of the Week: April 19, 2012
Model: MM#2455275 Jeni Nguyen



Newbie Model of the Week: May 2, 2012
Model: MM#2511919 Maritza Yamilet



Newbie Model of the Week: June 21, 2012
Model: MM#2665981 ForeverLiveLaughLove



Newbie Model of the Week: October 17, 2012
Model: MM#2647792 Miss Lizzie Anne



Newbie Model of the Week: February 20, 2013
Model: MM#2647792 Susie Pham


Newbie Model of the Week: March 27, 2013
Model: MM#2817543 Jojo West


Newbie Model of the Week: April 3, 2013
Model: MM#2702456 Elizabeth Darington


Newbie Model of the Week: May 8, 2013
Model: MM#2702456 Angela



Newbie Model of the Week: May 29, 2013
Model: MM#3018170  Cindy Stella



Newbie Model of the Week: December 25, 2013
Model: MM#3062404  Arnette Fig



Newbie Model of the Week: January 8, 2014
Model: MM#3004060  Tricia



Newbie Model of the Week: January 22, 2014
Model: MM#2726418  Nicole Villanueva



Newbie Model of the Week: March 19, 2014
Model: MM#2923087 Modelmoiselle Dimples



Newbie Model of the Week: April 2, 2014
Model: MM#3093751 Matthew Thomas Harnden



Newbie Model of the Week: July 30, 2014
Model: MM#3343151 Laura



Newbie Model of the Week: February, 11, 2015
Model: MM#3526944 CDream



I have had the fortune of shooting every model who appears in my "Friends List" below, sometimes multiple number of times.  (Thus, please do not feel offended if you request friends with me but do not appear as one -- I have tagged you in my "Favorite List".)  Feel free to contact any one of them for an unbiased reference.

In the list below: "more images elsewhere -- many unretouched", the images watermarked with "Chubs Photography" have been retouched by myself and I take credit/blame; others are either straight off the camera or have been manipuated by the models and do not necessarily represent my vision.