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Jul 28, 2011

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Ideas and inspiration

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Model's I'd like to work with Spring / Summer 2013

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Models I would like to work with in 2014

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Road trip, people I want to work with but are too far away.

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About Me

Hi I’m Michael of Damagedi Photography, that’s my eye up there in the picture above.  I’m in my forties and I have a family, I work long hours but I also take photographs. I’ve been interested in photography since 1999. That’s like 23 years I’ve been doing this.  I started out with 35mm film and moved along with everyone else into the digital era.

I’m not am not the guy you’d call to take photographs for you (I’d recommend you’d go to my wife as she is an excellent wedding /baby / event photographer). I am just not interested in photography that way. I don’t take photographs for money, but that doesn't mean I don’t have a professional attitude.

I’ve worked with a number of people from here on Model Mayhem. I have no qualms about you contacting them about their experiences working with me.  I am always polite, respectful and accommodating at my shoots.

Photography for me is a creative outlet; I have my own ideas and goals with each shoot. Sometimes my goals might sync with your goals but sometimes they won’t.
Ideally I’m looking to work with people (male or female) within 1 hour of Ann Arbor, MI so that's as far out as Lansing, Flint, Waterford, Detroit, Windsor, Toledo, Adrian  and Jackson.

For paperwork purposes (model release etc.) I’m looking to work with people 18 years or older (with ID).

I will give you preview (auto levels and resized to 1000 pixels on longest side) copies of ALL the usable images from our shoot.

My goal for each shoot is to create an image that I’m truly proud of. I get a lot of joy and happiness when I create something that I like.  I have exhibited some of my art at shows and even managed to sell (which really geeked me out a lot ;0) but mostly my images end up in obscurity on my blog  (that nobody reads ;0)

If I can find the time chances are I would probably love to work with you.

The only major drawback I have is that work and my family take up a lot of my time. Finding time to shoot is one of my biggest challenges. Sometimes I shoot during the week sometimes it has to be the weekend.  I normally post my shooting calendar on my blog. 

I usually book ahead of time with plenty of notice but on occasion I have short notice availability. That’s when I get an unexpected day off or cancellation.

My shoots usually last between 2-4 hours. I do have a studio with lights and backdrops etc that I share with my wife but I prefer to shoot out on location.

===Current projects (Fall / Winter 2022)===
Some of the projects I'm interested in (not all at once ;0)

Ropework pretty knots, not suspension
Implied nudity. - I just love implied nude poses.
Working outside. -Snow and what's left of the leaves.
Working with Plus-sized models.
Working with Tall models  6' and over.
Working with unique models.
Working with older models.
Working with smaller models.



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