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About Me

"I just want people to stop and look at the damn pictures"
                                                                                        Helmut Newton

  I shoot mostly film, large format, as well as digital for expediency sake.
No crap, No bull, No flowery idealistic self important language, on "What the philosophy of photography as ART, is supposed to be", bla bla bla!
I don't do boudoir, or glamor, portrait and magazine photographers seem to have that covered.
I shoot traditional and contemporary naked persons, male and female, not artsy nudes. I experiment all the time. I work very hard at producing something of value that will last.
I am happy, I try to be kind, considerate, compassionate and understanding,  I love people, people seem to like working with me.

When I work I work hard.

When I’m not working on photography I’m thinking about photography. Where to work, how to accomplish a piece of work, who is the right person to help make the work happen.
One’s outward appearance is only a very small part of of the process.  I find it’s more about the attitude and the emotion that one brings than looks. Working with people should be a collaboration. Most ideas start with the artist but then begin to work back and forth. Without this I find that most work is just pictures.  Male, female, transgender, non gender specific persons of all body types and modifications, are warmly welcomed to bring their ideas to furition.
I believe that my work speaks for itself, I encourage new collaborators to get in touch with persons that I have worked with for references. My reputation is very important to me as is your safety.

Well that’s it... after a long and decent career in commercial photography in Chicago I have retired, finished my move to Benton Harbor Michigan, built a studio there to work on ART...(😆dry wit),and try to help establish a new community of the art’s here. If you would like to work with me you are going to have to go a little out of your way to get here, I am very sure it will be worth your while. 🌝.

For traveling models tru and past Michigan. We have a lovely home, in Benton Harbor MI,(which is an hour south of Grand Rapids,and an hour west of Kalamazoo), we open our doors if your looking for a place to stay while you're working. You have your own space and 24hr access in and out. If you need help getting around or need a chaperone to a shoot,  we have been able to help, we are pet friendly, so if your traveling with your dog come on by. We know you are here to work and your time is precious, if theres a places you want to see, just ask. we love to make new friends, and help while you stay.

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"Waterbury is awesome. I highly recommend him for shooting as well as for hosting. Super cool dude- he's totally safe and he's a sweetheart!" Read less

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"Waterbury is a great host to models and a professional collaborator. I can definitely recommend him to other traveling models going through Chicago. He provides a safe environment to stay in as well as being incredibly helpful during your stay :)" Read less

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"Waterbury is excellent. Full of stories and kindness. I look forward to working with him again and listening to more yarns. Fabulous photographer as well - direct in his vision and clear in communication." Read less

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"Really fun to work with and super professional. Had a great time and went out to lunch after!" Read less

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"Nothing but an amazing photographer! Waterbury is very respectful and creates beautiful work! I really enjoyed working with him and hope to do so again soon." Read less

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"We had a great photo shoot together and I would be happy to model for him again anytime!" Read less

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"Waterbury is very cool to work with and has unique ideas, I love his moody lighting and images. Easy going and laid back, I recommend working with him if you are in the Chicago area! He's also great at recommending cool spots in the city :)" Read less

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"Waterbury is one of the best hosts in the game, naturally hospitable & a very interesting human. He is easy to work with, supportive, and has a wide range of ideas." Read less

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"I had the pleasure of working with Waterbury when I came through Chicago two years ago and have since shot with him numerous times, each seeming better than the last. He is experienced, kind, inventive, and a reliable photographer/host. Would definitely recommend!" Read less

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"I highly recommend working with this photographer. Not only is he a great and creative photographer, but an awesome person. I stayed about a week with them, and felt completely safe. One of my new but favorite people to work with. Can't get a better photographer." Read less

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