Model Mayhem #:
Last Activity:
Mar 25, 2023
Very Experienced
Depends on Assignment
Sep 07, 2010

About Me

Located in Central Illinois and Southern Utah.

I have a passion to create, and I'm fascinated with the tools and technologies of creativity.I strive to produce images that are graphically simple, technically precise and vibrantly colored in order to render beautiful photographic fine art prints.

I'm old fashioned in that I still believe that the purpose of photography is to produce a finished print. There's something special about a beautifully produced print. It's something you can touch, and it doesn't need any special technology to be enjoyed.

I'm modern in that I have fully embraced digital technology in my photo art, and Photoshop is now an indispensable part of my creative process.

I'm independent in that I like to do things myself. While many photographers have outsourced retouching and printing, I like to perform each step in the creative process. I've invested in high quality professional printers in order to produce state of the art prints up to 44 by 72 inches.

I enjoy learning and sharing. Continuing to learn is one of the most exciting aspects of any hobby, and the rapid pace of change in photography provides a wealth of learning opportunities. I also enjoy sharing what I've learned over the years.

I was recently featured by WTVP-TV for their series "Illinois: Art in the Works"

TF shoots - I'm generally willing to do TF shoots if I'm available and we have a common vision for the theme of the shoot. I feel my normal terms are very generous:

Nude: Choose up to 5 images to be delivered as high-res files (8X10 inch).

Non-nude: Choose up to 3 images to be delivered as high-res files (8X10 inch).

All TF sessions: TF shoots are generally to build your portfolio, or just a creative excercise. However, I also believe that if I end up making any money from the images then we should all make money. I'll commit to share any profits I realize from the images in the future, up to a reasonable session amount.

Or, if you'd rather not gamble on future payments, I'll give you a large-format print (up to 16X20 inches) of any one of your free images. Larger prints are also available at greatly reduced prices.

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"I always enjoy working with Craig. He has creative and unique ideas for shots, and is always open to my ideas and checks to make sure I'm getting the shots I want. He is professional, fun to work with, and has a flexible schedule. I always end up with cool/interesting/beautiful photos!" Read less

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"I really enjoyed working with Craig. It was my first time after having my son three years ago and he made me feel at ease and was very encouraging. I will certainly work with him again!" Read less

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"Craig is very professional and has a great studio. He is very creative and loves hearing your ideas as well" Read less

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""Craig Stocks is a rad photographer - professional, incredibly talented, and wonderfully fun to joke around with. I always feel at ease while shooting with him and end up with AMAZING shots every time!"" Read less

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December Carson - MM#2978714
"Craig is a great photographer to work with! He's very professional, polite, and very skilled. I always feel comfortable and at ease shooting with him. He has some rad concepts of his own (like the Woven Smoke series we're working on) as well as working with the model for what they want to shoot. I loved shooting with him the two times I have and am excited for a bunch more!" - December

Tourmaline - MM #2903109
"Had an amazing shoot with Craig Stocks, he's very patient and makes you feel completely comfortable, he listens when you have ideas and is very professional" - Tourmaline

Tracey Sipka - MM #2798451
"I loved working with you. You are truly professional and I felt very comfortable around you; even under nude, cold barn circumstances! Best of wishes with 2013! I would definitely work with you again." - Tracey