Model Mayhem #:
Last Activity:
Sep 22, 2023
Very Experienced
Depends on Assignment
Jun 10, 2012

About Me

I am Fashion Photographer James Santiago and I photograph for editorial, magazine, model test shoots, model portfolio development, and catalog clients. I am a fashion photographer who can bring out a persons modeling potential and is able to get the model to look the part needed for a fashion editorial or model portfolio shoot.

There are those that have potential to model but they do not receive the development nor the direction that they need to have their look brought out through photography. I see a shoot as a work art, not just taking a photo. The subject should connect with the viewer of the image. and the image has to cause one to pause and look closer. I am able to create photos that can tell a story as well as look beautiful in print.

As an intuitive photographer with a keen eye in seeing photogenic potential, my work is influenced by day dreams and cinematic imagery. Fashion photography is a more challenging art form than other forms of fixed subject photography. With fashion photography, working with models is a challenge when you need to get the right emotion from the model as well as focusing on the clothing and playing with environment. Working with new faces or under-developed models is even more of a challenge but makes a shoot that much more rewarding. As a former fashion model and then agent, I have been in the fashion industry since I was 15

“I began to work as a scout and then quickly became an agent as i also had a thing for finding hidden beauty. when I became an agent, I was able to help new faces develop their “look”. But I unimpressed with the photographers that the new faces were working with. Many potential models know “someone know who is a photographer” as new photographers are always looking for opportunities to shoot. But many of those the photos turn out to be plain. As a result, I began to set up shoots for our own models in order to get the shots that would bring out what I saw in the models potential and give us material that we could actually use to market with.

Im here only for creativity and experimental shoots intended for models who are breaking into the industry. I unfortunately do not use this platform for finding models for my clients. And I do not hire models from here that I have not worked with previously.