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Oct 30, 2012

About Me

Photography to me is an act of creation.  It is creating something special; either building a vision, a concept and trying to bring it to life, or simply bringing artists together and seeing what can happen spontaneously. An art piece can be created as part of a transaction, money exchanging hands, a job done, and/or professionals at work.  But for me Art is created as a collaboration of two or more artists bringing different elements together and caring about what is brought to life. 

I want to capture the individual, not just a model.  I tend not to be about concepts (although open to ideas) but rather the person in front of the camera.  I prefer art nudes as there is no hiding behind a billion dollar clothing industry.  I prefer minimal or no make-up.  While I do appreciate the artistry that can be created with that talent, I also love to pare it down to the art and beauty of who we are in raw form, our scars, our stretchmarks are simply footsteps on the road of life.

I am open to a variety of shoot styles, models and looks.  I love to work with both experienced models and models just starting out on the journey.

I mainly love working with light and shadow, textures, contrast etc. and using the body as a landscape, as architecture, as strength, weakness, love, lust and grace. 

I prefer very simple edits, really just playing w light, shadow and contrast.

When a shoot works, it is relaxed, fun, silly and a comfortable environment to create. 

Anything tagged as "home" is what I can shoot anytime.

If you have any questions or like the sampling of my style, feel free to get in touch.

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"An artistic and sentitive creator. Knight Vision Imaging's vision is unique to himself and he has a natural gift to capture raw emotion. A deeply involved and endearing collaborator, I highly recommend him." Read less

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"I have worked with Knight Vision three times now, each time we are changing our creative ideas. He has always provided me with a safe and fun filled session, thank you so much for showing me a fantastic time when I travel to Toronto! Looking forward to working with you again in the future." Read less

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"Shooting with Derek was an absolute blast. He was open to my creative ideas, made me laugh, and sent me photos that I adore! What more can one ask for from a shoot?! Can't wait to hit up Toronto again for another shoot with this awesome dude!" Read less

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"Derek is one of the most creative artist I have ever worked with! He is very clever in using his resources, lighting and angle. Definitely has his own distinct style as well. I have become very good friends with him since our first shoot from 1.5 years ago. Will go back to shoot again once our busy schedules allow us to!" Read less

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"This man must have been born with a camera in his hands! Derek "sees" the shot even while I'm still working on the model. His talents are highlighted especially in B&W photography and his work is consistently stunning. Derek also one of the most respectful photographers towards everyone on set, especially models. Distance keeps us from teaming up more often, but am honoured to work with him anytime!" Read less

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"Derek has a home studio and makes a point of ensuring that the model feels safe and comfortable throughout shooting. Derek really allows for the different personalities of the models to shine through." Read less

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"He has a great personality, an eye for art, and beautiful photo results!" Read less

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"Derek is an amazing photographer, who has a great eye for lines and getting the best art images!" Read less

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"Thank you for doing a photoshoot with me! I had so much fun working you! You are a very creative photographer, I hope to work with you very soon!" Read less

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"Derek is a pleasure to model for! Not only does he take beautiful photos, he is professional in his manner and fun to work with!" Read less

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Credit Notes

I have had the pleasure of working with some wonderful models who have brought a mixture of talent, energy, humour, passion and vision to our shoots.

Aby Stars    (x 1)
Ali Fiend  #2824681  (x 2)
Ally  ( x 1 )
Amanda Hunter #3618785 ( x 2)
Annabelle Day  #3703994  (x 1)
C-B  #1897515  (x 1)
Camille Damage  #1610131  (x 3)
Carly Victoria  #3147970  (x 1)
Caroline Cox  #2752793  (x 1)
Dane Halo  #1393247 (x 2)
Death Kiss  #2547468  (x 1)
DrewCatherine  #3834787  (x 2)
Fredau  #1379005  (x 3)
Jacs Fishburne Model  #2868429    (x 3)
JDG  #3384167  (x 1)
Jemma XO  #1141331  (x 1)
JessiKaos  #1816367  (x 2)
Jessie Yang Model  #3186264  (x 2)
Joy Kidston #2012944  (x 5)
Kaitlin Chapple  #1047758  (x 10)
Kalopsia  #2375823  (x2)
Kandy Vert  #3201033 (x 5)
Kate Snig  #1841149  (x 2)
Katerina Koza  #1614824  (x 1)
katie in wonderland  #3366440  (x 1)
Kathryn Ruth  #2516296  (x 1)
Kimberly Young  #3631991  (x 2)
Kookie Knox #3377554  (x 1)
Krystel Belle  #3190530  (x 1)
Kubota Maria  #3193865  (x 2 )
lara lechner-anderson  #3940921  (x 2)
Leyna Sweet  #192250  (x 2)
LittleMissMaggieMay  #2829460  (x 2)
Madolyn  (x 1)
Mateo Galindo Torres (x1 ) Not on Model Mayhem
Madison Rexx  #3609119  (x 3)
Max Oshiro  #2102028  (x 1)
Melanchelli  #3886378  (x 1)
Mercedes Rose Mitchell  #2759289  (x 1)
NicoleNudes  #2481519  (x 2)
Miss Diia  #2226521  (x 2)
MLT Model  #2945059  (x 10)
Phylactere  #1154401  (x 2)
Roxanne  (x1)
R Y L E A  #1591113  (x 2)
Sarah Butterfly  #2800849  (x 1)
Scarlett Edwards  #2792562  (x 1)
Serenity Hart    #1000446  (x 2)
Shiva Kay  #3843446  (x 2)
Sienna Hayes  #2601467  (x 1)
Siren_Thorn  #1109963 (x 2)
Slinka  #1232  (x 1)
STARLA  #3150262  (x 7)
Stephanie Katherine  #4090884  (x 1)
Suspended In Light  #2905617  (x 1)
taylortache  #3715770  (x 1)
tlcrmt  #3950624  (x 1)
TravisCadeau  #3440670  (x 1)
True Blond (not on MM)  (x 1)
TwistedAngel44  #2883926  (x 2)
Vex Voir  #2351771 (x3)
William  (x1)
Zara (not on MM)  (x 1)

Bodypainters I have had the honour to photograph their amazing work:

Skin Detailz  #2842118  (x 3)