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Model Mayhem #:
113014
Last Activity:
Jul 07, 2020
Experience:
Very Experienced
Compensation:
Depends on Assignment
Joined:
Mar 17, 2006

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Body Paint Images I shot

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Hair people that have allowed me to capture their beautiful work

1 Photos

Models that have allowed me to shoot with them

71 Photos

MUA that have allowed me to capture their beautiful work

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Spring Fever 2010

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About Me

Spring Fever 10 is over. Sorry you missed it.

https://www.modelmayhem.com/forums/post/975986

Notice: In 2019, I found a true passion for maternity and am willing to always shoot maternity. I welcome expecting model referrals. In 2020, I am focusing on Extreme Art Lighting and actively seeking extreme models - fitness, style, appearence, etc. If you think you are extreme, please hit me up. This will be fun.

If you are going to send me a FR, please do me the courtesy of telling me why you want to be friends with me. I will deny any that do not.

I DO NOT use retouchers, will not accept a FR from a retoucher and am now blocking retouchers as well unless I know you personally.

Important notice:

Models, if a photographer approaches you and says they are a friend of mine and that I've recommended you shoot with them. PLEASE validate that information with me prior to accepting the shoot.

Future Events:

I am currently scouting locations for group shoot events in Central California. If you have an ideas, please PM it to me.

Current Events

Spring Fever

I have posted the My Spring Fever images (1-8) here:

Https://myfotographer.smugmug.com/

Travel

July 18-20 - Alabama Hills, CA

I travel almost weekly and am generally available to shoot in the evenings.

I am keeping a list of models I would like to work with as I travel. If you would like to be on that list, please PM me. If I request your ModelMayhem friendship, you are on that list.

Who am I?

I am a passionate photographer that loves to create images that capture the natural beauty of people. I shoot mostly for the shear enjoyment of shooting. I have posted images that are representative of what I do. It is certainly not all that I do as I do shot a lot of sports, bands, cheerleaders, flag, rifles, etc.

This portfolio exists as a way to demonstrate my range, high quality and the style inherent in my model work.

My "style" varies based upon what I see and what I feel like creating.  In general, I'd have to say that is Glamor. I shoot a lot of beauty, fashion, swimwear, and lingerie. I do shoot implied, artistic and full figure nudes. That should not be interpreted as I shoot ALL models in a state of nudity or that I want to shoot you nude. I am very selective in who I do nude work with. Model limits are always respected. I shoot on location and in a studio. Whatever the occasion requires.

If some form of nudity offends you, please do not travel to my "nude" gallery. The other galleries are for you.

I own thousands of dollars worth of equipment and know how to use what I have. That doesn't mean that I don't want/need more gear.

I value feedback and welcome any comments - pictures, tags, private messages - whatever suits you. I will take the time to return whatever love or hate you leave me. I prefer that you tell me WHY you love or hate it.

I hope my work touches you enough to want to work together.

While some photographers are not comfortable shooting with teen models. I regularly work with them.

Where am I?

I am available for shoots in Clovis on most weekends. I travel a lot, but am normally in North America. This has blessed me to be able to create with wonderful models all over.

If I send you a Friend Request, it means that I am wanting to work with you when I'm in your area.


Who do you work with?

I work with almost anyone that values my work. That includes other photographers, models, hair, makeup people and of course private clients. Over the years, I have worked with and know a lot of area photographers and models. I will not list them as I would hate to forget one and it would be a very long list.

I have working agreements with several local MUA's and Hair people.

I am looking for local MUA's to collaborate with and to form a long standing arrangement to offer glamor style shoots to regular people.  If this catches your attention - please contact me.

How do I work with you?

There are three ways that you can work with me. I've listed them below.

1.) Hire me: My portfolio is further along than yours. You should be prepared to pay me for my professional services. As a paying client you deserve my full attention and priority. I will shoot what you want, how you want, where you want, when you want. I leave with cash and you leave with images.

2.) Work for me:  Your portfolio is further along than mine. I will pay you for your professional services. I expect your total commitment to my shoot. We'll shoot when, where, how and what I want. You leave the shoot with cash and I leave with images.

3.) Trade:  Our work is pretty even. We can explore a mutually beneficial trade - TF. We'll work together to ensure that everyone leaves the shoot with what they need. We both leave with great images.

I got my start by working with some talented models and photographers that mentored me. To repay them, I will accept a TF shoot, if it has some benefit to me.  Please make sure you know what it is that you want to create, before asking me. Than send me all the details you can. If it is something I need, we'll shoot it. If it isn't something that I need, I'll reply with what I need and you'll accept it or you won't. Nudity is not a requirement for trade shoots.

I am a proud member of thethe Zuul, the group of gatekeepers through with new member pass.

What are your current projects?

Like most artists, I have my own projects that I'm working on.  Please contact me if you are interested in working with me on any of these.

1.) I am looking for Athletes and Body Builders. Specifically Gymnasts, Dancers, Cheerleaders, etc to shoot action composites.

2.) I am looking to shoot Bridal portraits. You must have your own dress and accessories.

3.) I am looking to shoot Maternity both fashion and artistic nudes. This is my current priority. If you are expecting or know someone that is expecting. We need to shoot.

4.) I am always looking to shoot swimwear. This is my favorite so I'll almost always accept a swimwear trade. I am leaning toward a sexier style. So be comfortable showing that side.

5.) I am looking to work with some extreme artistic lighting. I'm working with strong shadow manipulation. I'm not posting what I'm taking, but they are spectacular. Tasteful nudity is generally required, but I'll work with reasonable "limits". If you want to see sample of what I'm doing. PM me.

6.) I am looking to push my style. If you are interested in a style that you don't see on my portfolio, please do float the concept as it is very likely of interest and an ideal TFCD opportunity.

7.) I am looking for a MUSE to shoot whenever and whatever strikes me - in return I will extend the same courtesy. This requires an open mind and figure/nude work.

8.) I love color - I'm looking for models that seek lots of color and energy in their images.

9.) I am doing a series on "Hotel Room Nudes" - For clarity - I stay dressed. ;-) The images can be as erotic as you like. I am looking for a strong sensual/sexy result. Please be fully comfortable  exposing that part of you for images.

10.) I am looking for models with an alternative look - piercing, ink, radical hairstyles - anything that is NOT mainstream. I prefer a nude shoot limit.

11.) I am looking to shoot passionate couples. I prefer to shoot real life couples in order to get real passion captured. I will consider non real life couple as long as both models understand the "real" connection I want to capture. I prefer couples that are open to nude (even if the resulting images are implied nude) on set.

How do I contact you?

I prefer detailed Private Messages. Please provide as much information as possible. I normally respond within 24-48 hours. I do get a lot of messages and sometimes things do happen. If I don'€™t get back in a reasonable time, please assume that something has happened and contact me again.

What about the Casting Calls?

I do post a fairly large number of casting calls. If you see a call that is of interest (even if expired), please do Private Message me with as much information as you can. Generic statements like "€œinterested" won'€™t cut it. Consider your response as a professional application for a job. It should include as much relevant information as you can provide.

I look forward to working with you!

NOTE: If you've read this far, you deserve to know that my budding assistant, is seeking to venture out into the world of photography on her own. To repay the years of service, I will shoot on a TF basis ANYONE for 15 minutes of every hour that you TF with her. This is great for just starting out models. She is photographer number 726010.

- Ed

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"Was my pleasure working with Ed! He is a real professional, and knows what he does. He made the whole photoshoot to go on very smoothly and comfortable. Will definately recommend Ed for your photo sessions and will be looking forward to working with him again!" Read less

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