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Dec 11, 2006

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Shot for swimwear magazine feature

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Shot for tattoo magazine

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About Me

** As of January 25th 2020, the notifications system on modelmayhem is no longer working, feel free to click the link to my photography website and contact me from there **.  If you choose to message me through this site, you will likely not get a timely response. Please contact me through my photography website.

I'm currently collaborating with male & female models, muah artists, tattooed/inked men & women, tattoo artists, tattoo shop owners, swimwear and lingerie designers for multi page/photo magazine features.

We are not paid in money, but rather multiple page/photo features with full contact information, links to websites, and a questionnaire that serves as a biography about you, your company & what service you provide. This is free advertising for those looking to market, advertise and promote their business. Potential clients can access and book you directly from the magazines digital format.

From 2011 to 2017, I shot dozens of features and had my own photographer feature run monthly. In 2017 the publisher/editor changed and features are more about the models, makeup artists, designers and hairstylists. Photographer features are only run when we shoot with a model. All models, muah artists and designers are credited in the features of others. It is entirely possible to accumulate dozens of tear sheets from one shoot! Check out my casting calls for more info and contact me to discuss.

Full schedule in the galleries section at:

I'm not on modelmayhem to collect friends. If you've worked with me or I know you from previous communication, I might add you. Simply commenting, tagging or sending one message doesn't mean I will add you. I prefer to keep my friends list to those I actually know. Thanks for understanding. :-)

Want to connect on other sites:
twitter: @mmlphoto
Instagram/Websta: @mmlphoto2 @mmlphoto3 I have two accounts. One is utilizing the business features of Instagram. That is the only difference. You're welcome to follow either or both. I handle all of my online accounts, so you're not being delegated to someone else if you follow one or the other.

Facebook: and
Anything else, just ask. :-)

When contacting me please provide a telephone number, so that if a last minute change comes up, we can get in touch with each other. Also if we're working with wardrobe (swimwear, lingerie,...etc.), they will want to call you in for a fitting.

Looking for toned/fit FEMALE models for swimwear magazine features. Age 18-25, Height 5'7" to 6'2" Weight: 100-125 lbs. size 0-2, Hip measurement 36" or less. Height and weight proportionate.

My photography website.

NOW for a little fun,

"I don't shoot TF (trades)". EVERYONE does trade work folks, no matter how long you've been doing this. If you state that on your profile, then I can only presume you're not getting enough paid work to pay your bills and you're a part-timer, wannabe, amatuer pretending to be a professional. If you don't think anyone else has enough experience or equal experience to trade with you? then you are showing your arrogance. Like I say, EVERYONE does trades of services. It's been a business practice for hundreds of years. Stop thinking you're better than everyone else. Stop letting your wannabe agent/manager write your profile! It's killing any opportunities you might get, by him/her making you sound like an arrogant, uneducated wannabe.

"I'm only on modelmayhem for professional reasons". Wow, so glad you pointed that out! I could have easily thought you were here for other reasons!! I mean sheesh, this is a modeling site, so REALLY glad you're here for that reason. As a plumber, I don't know that you'll get much work? :-P

"I don't shoot nudes, so don't ask"! Whew! me neither (shoot while in the nude)! I heard about this photographer, who took one in the groin when his tripod fell over. Oh man, I don't want that happening to me. Oh and I guess being polite and saying "no thanks" when you do get a message about those opportunities, would show you have a good attitude and by being upfront and sounding somewhat rude, you're telling us you have a bad attitude? Well, thanks for that! I know not to contact you! :-D

"I'll trade, only if it's a guaranteed tear sheet". Just want to clarify with anyone here, there is NO SUCH THING. If a photographer is saying that to you? he/she is doing so without the editors approval. No editor in his/her right mind will guarantee something they have not seen the results for. They need to see the images from the shoot, prior to deciding what will make the issue or not. (guaranteed tear sheeets) That would be like saying, "Mr. Louder, I guarantee you don't have cancer"....without having an exam. It just doesn't happen.

"I'm only doing paid work right now....unless I think your work is good enough". lmao, so now you're deciding that you're better than others and "IF" they measure up to your standards, then you'll let them shoot you for published opportunities or modeling jobs that pay in tear sheets, byline credit and magazine features. haha. Again, thanks for showing your attitude and letting those of us who are reviewing your profile, that you think you deserve only PAID work. FYI, even established models work on trade, no matter how long they've been modeling. It gets them published, updates their book and gives them exposure/advertising.

"I will travel, if all expenses are paid". Hahaha, wouldn't we all. There is a reason the professional models live in NYC, L.A., Miami...that's where the work is and most clients are not going to pay you to travel, when you're an unknown, are not signed to a modeling agency contract and have no real modeling experience.

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"Mikel is a skilled, polite, and patient photographer. I worked with him while I was just an amateur model, and he still managed to get what he was looking for and add it to a digital magazine. Between his skill and his sense of humor, Mikel is a great guy to work with, and a person any aspiring or professional WA model should get a chance to work with." Read less

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Credit Notes

One of our most recent published magazine shoots is in the modelmayhem news (click the link below or copy and paste if you prefer)

Regarding Credit dates--Some of the dates that I last worked with someone are incorrect. (Example) I work with designers on an ongoing basis. I tried updating the dates and it doesn't save the most recent shoot, just goes back to what is posted. Notified Admin of the problem. I work with swimwear designers monthly, but it won't save the most recent date.
Regarding Credits-- I have an additional dozen (12) that are pending. Mostly they are modelmayhem members, who are no longer active, but don't take down their profile.

Full time, published, freelance photographer based in southeastern Washington.  Towns are regionally known as the "Tri-Cities" but you will find them as Kennewick, Pasco and Richland Washington.

I do travel when hired by a client, including regular trips to Bellevue in the Seattle area.  When working in the Seattle area, I am available in various parts of the city and not limited to one part of town or another.  Valid passport with no restrictions for international travel and don't mind the drive up to Vancouver B.C..

For those interested in "trades" of services, I can send you the link to my resume'.  If you can match what I've done since 2011, feel free to contact me.

If you're interested only in paid work, then that would come from a client and they make those choices on compensation and what the rate is they are willing to pay. I do sometimes have input on whom they select, but my suggestions would ONLY be of people that I have worked with previously. No exceptions.

See my work/interview with AH Life and Style

Regular contributing photographer to Australian Swimsuit Edition (since 2011), Bikini Inc USA (formerly known as It's a Bikini Girls Life (USA). 2014 Cover of the first issue and since, Hot Girls/Hot Ink (Cover of the 2014 first issue and since),  (starting in 2015) Latino Bikini Life, Modelstyle and Southern Inked magazines.  Have been published in photographer features several times since the beginning of 2011 and have had numerous models (that I shot) featured since the first in October of 2011.  No model, whom I have shot and submitted has not been featured. While I can't guarantee you'll get in and featured, I stand by my track record.  :-)

Official accredited photographer for Australian Swimsuit Edition, Bikini Inc USA (formerly, It's a Bikini Girls Life in the USA), Latino Bikini Life, Exotic Asia and Hot Girls/Hot Ink magazines. Contributing photographer for Modelstyle, and Southern Inked magazines. Past contributions to Total Ink, Inked and Sexy, Swimwear Illustrated, Bikini magazine and Swimsuit Illustrated.