Model Mayhem #:
Last Activity:
Mar 11, 2019
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Oct 29, 2007

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Breathtaking Beauties

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colored lights and gels

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Concepts, Compositions, Poses, Ideas

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Dressing and undressing

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Drinkin' & Smokin'!

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Exceptional B & W

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Fantastical Photo Manipulations I Like

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Gorgeous and Sensual

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Hotter Than a Fox in a Forrest Fire!

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Images I love

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Love and Hearts

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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

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Music to My Eyes

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Pathos, Noir, Dark Emotion

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Pete Checchia (me) work in other portfolios

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Photo Sets I Like

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Super Sexy

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Unapologetically Dirty and Exquisitely Sexy Shots!

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What a Face!!

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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.

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.

Credit - Melissa "Bang Bang" Forgione

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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"


Julielin · Model

Hi,im julie ,a paid international model for fashion, lingerie, nude and erotic ,will be in NYC during March 13th to April 2nd ,if u interested in book me shooting,plz let me know thx 😀

Here is my instagram

Angie Marie · Model


Myself and Justine Marie (#2089326) will be traveling through Philadelphia October 22-24 and are seeking paid projects if you have any available.

We are both very experienced and creative people and we travel with a good deal of wardrobe. All my piercings are removable and I have only one small tattoo on my foot.

If you are interested in booking either one of us, please let me know and we can talk further!

If you do not hire models, I apologize for this inconvenience.

Have a lovely day!

[email protected]

Anna Becker · Retoucher

You have a fantastic portfolio. I would be happy to work with you)))

Nadia Ruslanova · Model

Hello :) I saw you sent me a friend request to my page. Just wanted to send out a "Hi" back! I don't use MM much anymore (I don't want to play the game with their new policies), so I would rather connect over email please :)

If you'd like to set up a shoot, please email me to [email protected] I do not schedule shoots outside of email. I would appreciate it if you could link your MM or another portfolio where I can see examples of your past work. Please inclue in your email a description of what you would like to shoot, and preference on location (your studio, hotel, outdoors... etc).

I am based in St. Petersburg, FL but I am able to travel with advance notice. I have a list on my page of cities I am planning on visiting in the upcoming future. If your town isn't on the list, let me know what you'd like to shoot and we can work out a budget and such and I can make my way to you sometime! :)

If you find yourself in Tampa, FL... we have our home set up as a shooting space.

If you would like to follow me, please add me:

Nadia Ruslanova

Ajhai · Model

Hey pete!! Keep up the great work 😄 hope we can collaborate on the cosplay concept!