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Model Mayhem #:
1450527
Last Activity:
Jan 11, 2018
Experience:
Very Experienced
Compensation:
Depends on Assignment
Joined:
Nov 09, 2009
Genres:
Art

About Me

Self-taught, I describe myself as an artist who uses a camera. 

ARTISTIC PERSPECTIVE:  I believe that we are not simply "on" the Earth, but rather "of" the Earth.  My fine art nudes often reflect that viewpoint. The images I've submitted here are fairly representative of my photography.

ON NUDES:  Creating art, I don't let conventional thinking guide my work.  Whether certain body parts are hidden or exposed should be irrelevant; what matters to me is whether or not the composition is aesthetically sound.  That's what I strive for. 

COMPENSATION: I am generally hired to do commission work for personal purposes or portfolios, I sometimes do trade work with professional models, and I pay professional traveling models who have made their way to my area of the world. 

TOOLS OF THE TRADE:  My photographs are minimally manipulated (what you see is pretty much what I saw when I depressed the shutter).  Currently, I shoot almost exclusively digitally using a Nikon D7200.  My primary film cameras are Bronica ETRSi, medium format cameras.

EXHIBITIONS:  Since 2003, over 200 people have modeled for my natural / fine art nude shoots.  My work is  exhibited at Barn Gallery in Ogunquit, Maine, at BRAF Gallery in Boothbay Harbor, ME, and at a variety of art venues mostly in the Northeastern U.S. 

I AM PROUD TO ACTUALLY HAVE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS:

1. FLAKING:  Canceling even as late as the day before is forgivable, life is full of twists and turns, but flaking is incredibly disrespectful and selfish and I will not reschedule with a flaker.

2. MM FRIENDING:  If you like my work, tag me, send me a message, or comment on my photos, THEN send me a friend request.

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Credit Notes

Charles Laurier Dufour  (Select Recent Awards/Honors/Juried Exhibitions)

2016  - Honorable Mention (Second Place) - Photo Category, ART 2016 - Harlow Gallery-
                      Hollowell, ME
          - Nominee - International Color Awards - 1 in "Nude"
          - Finalist - Academic Nude category, Nude 2016 - PhotoShoot Awards - Montreal
          - Finalist - Emotion category, Nude 2016 - PhotoShoot Awards - Montreal
          - Merit - Nature, Academic Nude, Emotion categories, Nude 2016 - PhotoShoot 
                      Awards

2015 - 2nd Place - Academic Nude category, Nude 2015 - PhotoShoot Awards - Montreal
        - 2nd Place - Humour category, Nude 2015 - PhotoShoot Awards - Montreal
        - 3rd Place - Urban category, NUde 2015 - PhotoShoot Awards - Montreal
        - Nominee - Black/White Spider Awards - "Nude", "Fine Art"
        - Nominee - International Color Awards - "Nude"
        - Finalist - several categories, Nude 2015 - PhotoShoot Awards - Montreal
        - Merit - several categories, Nude 2015 - PhotoShoot Awards - Montreal
        - Jury Selection - Maine Photography Show - Boothbay Harbor, ME
        - Jury Selections (2) - Face and Figure - River Arts - Damariscotta, ME
        - Jury Selections (2) - Shades of Gray - River Arts - Damariscotta, ME
        - Jury Selections (2) - Year of Photography - Barn Gallery - Ogunquit, ME

2014 - 2nd Place - Nature category, Nude 2014 - PhotoShoot Awards - Montreal
        - 3rd Place - Urban category, Nude 2014 - PhotoShoot Awards - Montreal
        - Honorable Mention- Black/White Spider Awards - "Nude"
        - Finalist - Nature category, Nude 2014 - PhotoShoot Awards - Montreal
        - Merit - Urban category, Nude 2014 - PhotoShoot Awards - Montreal
        - Jury Selections (3) - Hue - Darkroom Gallery - Essex Junction, VT
        - Jury Selection - Maine Photography Show - Boothbay Harbor, ME
        - Jury Selections (2) - Face and Figure - River Arts - Damariscotta, ME
        - Jury Selection - Artist's Choice - River Arts - Damariscotta, ME
        - Nominee - B/W Spider Awards - 5 in "Nude", 1 in "Fine Art"
        - Nominee - Masters Cup - International Color Awards - 1 in "Nude"

2013  - 1st Place B/W - Maine Photo Show - Boothbay Harbor, ME (830+ entries)
          - Best Photograph - Art 2013 - Harlow Gallery - Hallowell, ME
          - 1st Place Urban, Nude 2013 - PhotoShoot Awards - Montreal
          - Honorable Mention - B/W Spider Awards - "Nude"
          - 2 Jury Selections - L/A Arts Through the Lens - Lewiston, ME
          - 2 Finalists in Nature/Scenery Category - Photo Shoot 2013 - Montreal
          - Jury Selection - SKIN - Darkroom Gallery - Essex Junction, VT
          - Jury Selection - Trick of the Eye - Darkroom Gallery - Essex Junction, VT
          - Jury Selection - In Bloom - Darkroom Gallery - Essex Junction, VT
          - Jury Selection - Maine Icons - River Arts - Damariscotta, ME
          - Nominee - Masters Cup - International Color Awards - 1 in "Americana"
          - Nominee - B/W Spider Awards - 2 in "Nude"

2012 - 1st Place B/W - L/A Arts Through the Lens - Lewiston, ME (300+ entries)
        - 3rd Place B/W - Maine Photo Show - Boothbay Harbor, ME (800+ entries)
        - Nominee - B/W Spider Awards International - 1 in "Nude", 1 in "Fine Art"
        - Jury Selection - Maine Art Scene - Annual Virtual Online Gallery

2011 - 3rd Place B/W - L/A Arts Through the Lens - Lewiston, ME (300+ entries)
        - Jury Selection - Maine Photography Show - Boothbay Harbor, ME
        - Jury Selection - Maine Art Scene - Annual Virtual Online Gallery
        - Nominee - Masters Cup - International Color Awards - 2 in "Nude",
                1 in "Still Life", 1 in "Wildlife".

2010 - Best in Show - Maine Photography Show - Boothbay Harbor, ME (756 entries)
        - 1st Place B/W - Maine Photography Show - Boothbay Harbor, ME
        - Nominee - Masters Cup - International Color Awards - 3 in "Nude"
        - Jury Selection - Maine Art Scene - Annual Virtual Online Gallery

2009 - 3rd Place  POTD 18+  Dec 30 2009


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