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Mar 11, 2015
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Sep 17, 2008

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About Me

I've been away from MM for quite some time.  It was a good break.  It's also nice to be back.  My website is currently going through a major overhaul.


I am a full-time professional photographer working across the US, Canada, and Europe.  I work exclusively with B&W film, and do all kinds of people photography including fine art, portraiture, commercial, and fashion.  My work has been featured several times in Black & White Photography Magazine (UK), as well as in Kodak's ProPass Magazine and several other publications.  I have taught over 500 students in 27 workshops worldwide over the past four years, and also write about photography and art.

I am a dedicated natural light shooter film shooter, and specialize in dramatic and emotive imagery.  I do lots of portrait work, so that's NOT generally what I'm looking for when I work with a model.  I love burlesque, vintage everything, old Hollywood, and freaks n' geeks.  I love mixing various art forms. 

A note to my fellow photographers

I offer extremely in-depth, one-hour "forensic" critiques via web, phone, skype, and/or in person.  If you'd like to follow my blog, you'll find it at  I have also recently been featured on and .  Please note that these are not "model mayhem-style" critiques; they're designed to give you both broad insight into your work style and direction, as well as specific technical / practical aspects for you to concentrate on.

Here's what you should know about my shooting style:

- I believe a great portrait is a side effect of a strong human connection.  I want to get to know my subjects; I want my work to show something deeper than a pretty face.

- I believe in good old-fashioned honest photography.  I believe the image should look like the sitter. 

- I believe in shooting from the soul, rather than following fads and trends.  I don't care what's in Glamour Magazine right now.  Really, I don't.

- I believe skin should look like skin.  I believe in laugh lines.

- I believe substance and depth are greatly underrated these days, both in photography and in life.

  - On a practical note, I believe in getting paid for my work, unless I am specifically looking for models for scheduled projects of mine.  My rates are available on request and depend on the nature and scope of the shoot.  I do TFP on a very limited basis, however please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you think our work would benefit each other.

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Violetta Volare #555717
Phelyx  #431860
Chanellnich #825904
Bob Nicolai #322026 (photographer)
Seth-Michael  #667801
Stephanie #643541
Elle  #710919


Aim model · Model

Hey! Did you get my message? I’m a full time international model with 10+ years experience & I Aim on being in your area September 9th - 13th before I head North but then might be back 25th - 29th of September. I’d love to know if you would like to work with me while I am here or if you know anyone who might. This may be the only chance to shoot me in your area. Do you have recommendations on how else to get more work or who to reach out to? ABOUT ME; I am highly committed, passionate, reliable, open to working with artists of any level of experience & am very experienced in a wide variety of expressive poses. I’ve worked throughout AUS, NZ, UK, EU, Asia, Hawaii, & now in North America with plans to travel through other parts of the world. My many years of experience in the industry with a range of creatives from around the world have earned me features in multiple magazines, art galleries & exhibitions in a variety of countries. I’m open to modelling with other male or female models (locals or traveling) in the studio as well as on location in various conditions & throughout a broad range of styles. My extra talents; I’m a musician, I know how to free dive which is good for underwater shots, can horse ride, go on long hikes & also can crack a stock whip, I practice yoga, & have done basic pole & aerial hoop/silks. IG; @layal.official (non nudes) @aim.model (nude) @aim.backup.model1 (back up nude) Please let me know if you are interested & have a preferred day/time to shoot along with what area you are coming from or have in mind to shoot. Please let me know if you are ok with doing a deposit or if you only pay cash on the day. If you are interested to work with me but not sure when/where/how, please let me know anyway so I know to follow up closer to my arrival. My RATES; for up to art nude $150 per hour for 2hrs or more or $550 for 4hrs or $1000 a day. This covers costs including my meals/drinks, public transportation, outfits I can bring, my own make up & other things to help me be the best I can for you. Surcharges; for 1hr only, light fetish & extra shooters. I do understand people have budgets so I can offer pay off methods where you pay the rate over an agreed time. If Instagram or WhatsApp or even email is better than discussing here, please send me your contact details. Thank you in advance for respecting me. Hope to hear from you soon, keen to see what we can do together, all the best & kindest regards.

Niko Laslo · Retoucher

HI! My name is Nikolas and I am Hi-end retoucher from Ukraine. I would like to offer my service. You get professional, quality and fast help with photo editing.For more information plz email me : [email protected] . Regards!

Anna Becker · Retoucher

You make beautiful work )If you need I can help you with retouch.Cheers!

Eva Novak · Retoucher

Hi))You have a nice page.If you have any questions I always open for you).Best regards

Ruby Slipper · Model

Love your portfolio - the B&Ws are superb. :)