Model Mayhem #:
Last Activity:
Feb 18, 2024
Very Experienced
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Oct 29, 2007

Lists (29)

Bathtub & Shower

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Breathtaking Beauties

12 Photos

colored lights and gels

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Concepts, Compositions, Poses, Ideas

46 Photos


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27 Photos

Dressing and undressing

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Drinkin' & Smokin'!

3 Photos

Exceptional B & W

16 Photos

Fantastical Photo Manipulations I Like

3 Photos


24 Photos

Gorgeous and Sensual

36 Photos

Hotter Than a Fox in a Forrest Fire!

38 Photos

Images I love

36 Photos

Love and Hearts

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9 Photos


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Mirror Mirror on the Wall

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Models that inspire me and that I'm hoping to work with in the future

14 Photos

Music to My Eyes

2 Photos

Pathos, Noir, Dark Emotion

15 Photos

Pete Checchia (me) work in other portfolios

4 Photos

Photo Sets I Like

9 Photos

Public Nudes that I love

1 Photos


16 Photos

Super Sexy

37 Photos

Unapologetically Dirty and Exquisitely Sexy Shots!

27 Photos

What a Face!!

70 Photos

Words on/and Bodies

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About Me

I am an exhibiting visual artist who incorporates photography into multi-disciplinary artwork.  What ties my various types of art & photography together is a dedication to collaboration and a curiosity about society and people.

Currently I am working on a dreamscapes trilogy of art images through collaboration with models.
1. 99to22 was an exhibit spanning my work with models from 1999 through 2022.
2. Pictures from a Pandemic runs through September and October 2023.
3. Cosmotropolis opens Spring 2024. (it's a sci-fi themed exhibition that focuses on the perception of the female form in society)

Through my Model Mayhem profile I seek creative and inspired individuals to work with. I pay models for nudes, and do some non-nude TFP. I am available to hire for portfolio work, various types of content, and headshot/publicity/promotional work.

Pete Checchia Photography & Arts Studio is located in Philadelphia in the Northern Liberties neighborhood. It functions as my photo studio, an exhibition space, the occasional Pop-Up Shop, and a space that can be rented as a photo studio or for various other purposes including as a storefront window display.

Travel, location, street photography are important aspects of my artistic expression and are incorporated in much of my art work.

Along with creating art I make a living as a full-time freelance & studio photographer.
I specialize in classical music and the performing arts. I shoot for Carnegie Hall, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Curtis Institute of Music and other high-end arts organizations.
I do studio publicity work for many of the classical music worlds leading artists, rising stars, and established groups and ensembles. 
Inquire about my rates for studio work as I have a sliding scale for simple headshots to more elaborate concept shoots. *musicians*  *actors*  *dancers*  *corporate headshots* *portraits* the words of the immortal Leonard Cohen "I'm Your Man"

I have a budget to pay models for some shoots. I also do TFCD with models trading for images for my art work. I love collaborating on concepts of mutual interest.

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"Pete is a talented and respectful photographer. I would work with him any time. " Read less

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"Pete is such an awesome person - we had SUCH a blast working together and coming up with new and creative concepts surrounded by the beautiful works in his gallery! I truly can't wait for next time!" Read less

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"Pete is one of my favorite photographers on the planet. Aside from his fantastic eye and great taste in art, he is super professional and easy to work with. Really allows the model to kind of get in their own world and lets our creativity come naturally. Also a great friend. Highly recommend him!" Read less

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Credit Notes

I'm a professional studio & freelance photographer with an emphasis on the classical music world. My clients include Carnegie Hall, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Curtis Institute of Music. I am also an exhibiting visual artist.

My most recent solo show was at James Oliver Gallery at in Philadelphia, From December 19th 2015 through February 5th 2016

My tumblr sites are:


Freelance & Studio work:

Other social media:

Recent Shows,
James Oliver Gallery in Philadelphia:
Proximity Gallery in Philadelphia
Drurry Gallery at the Marlboro Music Festival

None of my lists contain my own photographs, only images created by photographers, models, MUAs and artists that I admire.
Except for the list "Pete Checchia (me) work in other portfolios"