Model Mayhem #:
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Sep 11, 2018
Depends on Assignment
Feb 28, 2010

About Me

About Me:

Hello and thank you for visiting my Model Mayhem web site! My name is Michael Messina. I am a fine art photographer who specializes in capturing the feminine face and form through the genres of figurative, portraiture, and conceptional photography. In addition to having formally studied photography through the San Francisco Academy of Art, I am also an award winning photographer who has shown his work in art galleries from California to London, England. My creative vision and continual journey as a photographer has taken me to a variety of locations and backdrops including the studio, the intimacy of the bedroom, the majesty of nature, and even into the surreal and mystical world of fine art to be found beneath the surface of water (my latest venture and specialty). My basic philosophy as an artist is to be opened minded to achieving a collaborative vision between photographer and model. With the buy-in and trust of the model, the creative force of the shoot is magnified many fold.

Working With Me:

I have several area studios that I work out of and am also well equipped to shoot on most any location. As the photographer has a responsibility to the model to show up on time, act professionally, and to be mentally and physically prepared for the shoot, I as the photographer have the same responsibility back to model. For any commissioned photographs that are of a private and/or personal nature, the client can rest assured that the confidentiality of both their images and participation in the photo session will be held in the highest regard (unless a written agreement is signed and agreed upon by both parties that allows for specific images to be exhibited publicly). Any photo shoot other than a commissioned shoot by a client will require a standard model's release to be filled out and signed by the model prior to his or her departure from the shoot (I will always provide an electronic copy of the signed model’s release sent via email).

In Conclusion:

Regardless of what genre, theme or concept you would like to shoot, my primary intent is to have fun and to provide the model with a rewarding and creative experience. If you find my style of photography and philosophy as an artist in any way appealing to you, please drop me a line. I am always interested in doing TFP or TFCD shoots to benefit both of our portfolios.

~Michael V. Messina

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"Michael Messina is such an inspiring artist. The man that originally sparked my confidence in modelling, I have seen him grow exponentially as an artist and photographer over the last ten years. His eye for aesthetics is refined and his experience as a photographer allows him to create amazing pieces time and time again. I love how he is always thinking 'out-of-the-box' artistically and comes up with unique twists to add to the photoshoot. He is professional and always makes sure his models are comfortable-we are always on the same page. If you want a photographer that will really bring a new, raw and dynamic approach to your portfolio, I highly recommend Michael Messina. Looking forward to our next shoot!" Read less

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Credit Notes

I have had the privilege of working with the following talent:

Andrea Rose N
Arian Scalise
Ariel Stone
Ava Cali
Claire Steen
Daisy Bre
Jocelyn Woods
Kari Lu
Katja Gee
Kaya Hasir
Kendra Bre
Keira Grant
Lia Rabellino
Mallory Ann
Megan McCabe
Merrique St. Claire
Miss Laura Kay
Model Olivia
Pandora James
Raw Muse
Spencer Parks
Tiffany Helms
Vivianne Rogue
Yume Look

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