Model Mayhem #:
Last Activity:
May 03, 2021
Very Experienced
Nov 24, 2005

About Me

Instagram:  @stenaarden


I work primarily with creative nudes that are erotic in a sensual and personal way.  I also enjoy abstract images and urban landscape.  I have been fortunate to collaborate with amazing people who enjoy the creative process and share a desire for meaningful images.

‘Pretty pictures’ are not of much interest to me.  My desire is to use photography as a way to express myself and my interactions with people, places, and moods.  It’s the connection to a person and a moment, in an emotional or provocative way, that is important to me.  When I capture an image well, it feels like writing a story or poem without using words.

I like to shoot with friends and acquaintances whenever I can because the trust is already established.  I use this site to meet models for shoots when I’m traveling.  I travel to Europe, Asia and various cities in the US many times during the course of a year.  My style is personal.  I'm not a commercial photographer.  I typically don’t have detailed ideas pre-planned for a shoot.  I want to capture something spontaneous about you and let the mood and light take us on a journey.  You will find me working with all kinds of different cameras – they are just tools.  I have expensive digital equipment, but I often prefer to work with film.  I prefer settings with natural light.

A few other practical notes:
•    If you are seeking images for your own use on sites like Patreon, we may be able to work out a deal where we trade time, I keep the copyright, and you get limited use of the photos for your site.  Feel free to ask about that.
•    My work is mostly personal, but I do plan to publish images in a book or two and I'm entertaining interest that's been expressed for possible niche gallery exhibitions.
•    I require a standard model release before we begin shooting as well as a photo ID.

Instagram:  @stenaarden

Warm regards!  ~ Sten "Scott" Aarden

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"Had a great time of shooting with Sten, he was focused and determined to achieve the desired effect, but also caring of my comfort and sharing results of his work with me. I was enjoying our conversation so much that we went to the photography museum afterwards. I hope we get to shoot again in the near future! Definitely recommend working with this photographer." Read less

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