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Nov 05, 2006

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“I have met few people in the AZ art scene who didn’t strike me as being pretentious wankers. Wayne is a beacon of light.”

“Seriously. Most of the people in this scene just pat themselves on the back congratulating themselves for getting themselves noticed. It's a f***ing Academy Awards show without the f***ing Solid Gold dancers... Wayne Michael Reich just pisses you off for speaking the truth as he sees it.”

- Tate Hemlock, Photographer

"The dude is PASSIONATE and cares about local culture, and I'd wish more people in town felt as strongly as he does. And regardless of what you think of the man or his work, Reich f**king cares."

" Like I said earlier, if you’re looking for trash talk, Artbitch is much more adept at dishing it out than I am. I leave it to the experts."                 

-Ashley Naftule, Former Writer for The PHX New Times

"Refreshing to hear someone speaking their mind and burning a torch for their arts community. That's always dangerous in flip flops. Rock on.."

- Leith O'Malley, Australian Artist,

"And what would you do without a Wayne Michael Reich? Admit it, you'd miss his snarky attitude. Truth be told, he's the last snark standing in downtown phoenix."

"yes wayne. you are the hamburger helper of the downtown art scene."

- Peter Petrisko, PHX. Artist & Writer

"Whenever i have time to read one of his ramblings i love to. i think wayne is great, his art is great and his opinions are usually pretty great too."

-Ryan Avery, Star of independent documentary "Hi My Name is Ryan"

"But this movie has one thing that makes it really pop like none other. Not just a solid protagonist, it has a bona fide antagonist. Wayne Michael Reich is an established "serious" artist on the Phoenix scene. He makes an excellent villain, and makes this an excellent, hilarious film."

- Review of "Hi, My Name is Ryan" by

"Your a great writer. Hunter s. Thompson of the desert. F***in awesome."

-Luis Daniel Gutierrez, PHX. Artist

"He has the intensity of a young Nick Cave"

-Bryn Corbett, PHX. Artist

"Speaking of New Times, nobody kept ‘em on their toes like WMR. Snarky? Yes. Well-written? Indeed. Every city needs an Artbitch, and this is yours."

- From "Five Notable PHX Blogs"

“You are a saint for paying attention to all of your fellow Phoenician brothers and sisters and challenging us. If you aren't a saint, a monster, or a bogeyman, then you are a great devil's advocate or muckraker...”

- Aaron Johnson of Lawn Gnome Publishing

"For the most part, I find Wayne Michael Reich to have one of the only tolerable philosophies of art in Phoenix- and while I may not always agree with his particular mode of expressing it (saturnalianly venomous), I find more and more that his attitude, regardless of presentation, is one of the few I find meaningful.

In fact, during the whole censorship-at-the-chaos-theory-show fiasco, Wayne seemed like the only other sane person in Phoenix- a refreshing change of tone from the mob."

- Kevin Flanagan, PHX Performance Artist

(and yes, this does mean you.)

BEFORE sending me a job or friend request , PLEASE READ the following, thank you.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE: I RARELY SHOOT MEN, so if there is the need for me to hire a male model, I already have a list- sending me friend requests is kinda pointless, as you will NOT be added.

This also applies to photo retouchers as well.
So please don't waste my time and yours.


Hello potential clients, models and friends!

I'm an artist and photographer who is looking to expand both my style and my body of work. I shoot several different series, and am looking for a varying range of models.

My style has been favorably compared to both Robert Mapplethorpe (without the inherent strangeness) and Peter Lindbergh. While the majority of my work does involve semi/full nudity, it is NOT required to work with me- I am always open to a model's input and ideas.

If you want to do a test shoot to work out a concept, call me!

I have MUA contacts if you don't, and have no problem with escorts, as long as they don't interfere with the creative process.

I always have a meeting with my models before I shoot. This gives me an idea of what they are like and it lets them get to know me a bit before shooting together.

Now for the fine print-

At the moment, I offer compensation ONLY IN THE FORM OF TFCD OR PROFIT SHARING from sales of the Images. The bulk of my work is displayed in art galleries, but I have a few private collectors along with some commercial contacts whose interests I cater to.

As an incentive to TFP models, you have FULL non-profit usage rights of the Images that would be created, so if you like my work- please email me at: [email protected] to discuss setting up a shoot. 

If you send me a friend request or are responding to a casting bulletin and are not approved / contacted, please do not send email after email asking me why- this is not High School.

I am here to make a living and do good work. If I don't contact you, it will most likely be due to at least one of the following three points:

1) I can't use you for the type of work that I do.
2) I don't like the work that you have done.
3) You live in an area that I will never travel to. 
For instance?
North Dakota- It's too cold, too large, and way too close to South Dakota.

For a more comprehensive view of my range of work, please visit the following:, where you can easily link to all of my artistic endeavors.

  Thank you, Wayne Michael Reich

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Ranie Mae - MM#1475452

Amemilia McMorbid - MM#1850742

Jenacide - Jena: MM#1071993

Kali Om: MM#246415

Ginalyn: MM #846424

Shaun Tia: MM #1047004

Courtney Alaine #1205462

Nichole Eden #3107306


Joi Carey AKA AgonyBliss - MM#197

Martin H - MM#2827

Aaron Gibson Photo Art - MM#32983

Tate Hemlock - MM#241133

Raymond Prax - MM#516717


Amber Revae - MM#329512

Megan Mace (Model and MUA) - MM#1561636 & 792217


Wayne Michael Reich hails from Long Island, New York, and draws many of his artistic influences from his native home. Inspired by the artistic influence of the 1980's New Wave movement, his unique one-off Pop Art paintings have earned him the respect and an unusually fierce loyalty among his dedicated base of collectors and patrons.

His photographic works stem from his personal belief that the overuse of Photoshop and other electronic rendering techniques is a sign of being a digital artist- not a photographer.

"Get it in the camera, not off a disc." is his credo.

With over 150 shows under his belt, he has strongly established himself (In the words of The Phoenix New Times) as a "provocative photographer whose work encompasses the spectra from the wholesome to the kinky".

His ongoing series of architectural studies of Downtown Phoenix, garnered some of the highest praise of his career after an August 2006 show at PHX City Hall, and is being formed into a book project.

Currently, Wayne is working on 3 new shows:
"RetroPOP", "1485", and "Shaming of the Shrew".
  >Private commissions are available- inquire by email with the word "Commissions" in the title line.<
  Artist's Statement:

"Artists are the people among us who realize that creation didn't stop on the sixth day."
                              - Joel-Peter Witkin


October / Blue / Absolut Art Gallery, Scottsdale
December / Two Faced / Absolut Art Gallery, Scottsdale

July / Summer in Paris / Absolut Art Gallery, Scottsdale
September / IOCC Auction / Absolut Art Gallery, Scottsdale
October / Day of The Dead / Absolut Art Gallery, Scottsdale
December / Abstractions / LUX, Phoenix

January / Windows / The Willow House, Phoenix
July / Moment / The Willow House, Phoenix
August / Annual Photography Show / The Paper Heart, Phoenix
September / Masque / Amsterdam, Phoenix

January / Masque / The Willow House, Phoenix
February / Masque / Urbana Productions, Phoenix
February / In Black & White / Calamus Resort, Phoenix
March / Art Detour / Urbana Productions, Phoenix
March / Art Detour / Paulina Miller Gallery, Phoenix
May / New Works / Cone Gallery, Phoenix
June / New Works / Portland's, Phoenix
November / Art Lounge / The Jungle Cabaret, Phoenix
December / Masque V.2 / Cone Gallery, Phoenix

January / Sex,Drugs,Rock N'Roll / The Paper Heart, Phoenix
January / PHX. Architecture / ASU Downtown Center, Phoenix
February / Fetish Revolution 5 / The Paper Heart, Phoenix
February / Masque V.3 / Fate, Phoenix
February / Love Shack Benefit / Studio LoDo, Phoenix
March / Art Detour / Cone Gallery, Phoenix
April / Six Year Retrospective / Cone Gallery, Phoenix
June / Sapphic / Fate, Phoenix
July / PHX. Architecture V.3 / Market Street, Phoenix
October / PHX. Architecture V.3 / The Willow House, Phoenix

March / Art Detour / S&D Gallery, Phoenix
April / First Friday / S&D Gallery, Phoenix
July / Sahar / Fate, Phoenix
August / Sahar / Fate, Phoenix
August / PHX. Architecture V.4 / City Hall, Phoenix
November / Paper Heart Benefit / The Paper Heart, Phoenix

Jan. / PHX. Arch. V.4 /Swollen Design Studio, Phoenix
March / PHX. Arch. V.4 / Dragonfly Viet. Kitchen, Mesa
July / PHX. Architecture V.4 / Mighty Cups Coffee, Glendale
October / Sahar / Swollen Design Studio, Phoenix

July / Heart Felt / Deus Ex Machina, Phoenix
November / AFI Film Fest / Roosevelt Hotel, LA

March / "Release the Fear" / Grace Chapel, Phoenix
December / City of PHX Public Arts program / Phoenix

March / Art Detour / [email protected] Gallery. Phoenix
April / Group Shoot / Payson, Arizona
June / "Cut to the chase" / [email protected] Gallery, Phoenix
November / Project Ethos / AxisRadius, Scottsdale

February / Group Shoot / Phoenix, Arizona
June / "Staring down Andy" (Invited participant) / Phoenix, Arizona

January / "Unveiled" / {9} The Gallery, PHX. AZ.


None at this time.


"Shaming of the Shrew"

                              :MEDIA CREDITS:

MAGAZINES (As Contributing Artist/Photographer):

1990: Computers In Graphics Magazine (Illus.)

1991: Screen Printing Network Magazine (Illus.)

2006: "AZ Fetish Ball 2006" (Photos)

2006: New Times Magazine- "Wrecking Phoenix" (Photos)

2007: LoLo Records- "Laura Sowosko" (Principal Photos for CD)

MAGAZINES (As Subject):

JANUARY, 2004:
Phoenix Downtown Magazine: "Current Showings."
JUNE, 2004:
Phoenix Downtown Magazine: "Current Showings."
JULY, 2004:
Phoenix Downtown Magazine: "Current Showings."
Caliente FlavAZ Magazine: "The Love Shack"
JUNE, 2005:
New Times Magazine: "Art Detour- 2005"
New Times Magazine: "The Reich Stuff."
JUNE, 2006:
New Times Magazine: "Art Detour- 2006
AUGUST, 2006:
New Times Magazine: "Hi, My name is Ryan" (Qouted)
MARCH, 2007
New Times Magazine: "Art Detour- 2007"
New Times Magazine: "Scene stir" (Qouted)
JULY, 2007
New Times Magazine: "Through a lens darkly"
JULY, 2008
New Times Magazine: "Mad Iced Tea Party"
New Times Magazine: "Feud for Thought"
APRIL, 2009
Java Magazine: "Le Bete Noire and the Blackheart Forest."

MAGAZINES (As Author):

April, 2015:
PHOENIX Magazine: A.O.M. article: “Vintage Industrial”-
May, 2015:
PHOENIX Magazine: A.O.M. article:  “Lalo Cota”
June, 2015
PHOENIX Magazine: A.O.M. article: “Yai Crecream”
July, 2015
PHOENIX Magazine: A.O.M. article: “Cyrus & Nona Coron”
September, 2015.
PHOENIX Magazine: Article: “Running in Cycles”
October, 2015
PHOENIX Magazine: A.O.M. article: “Brian Klein”


2006: Author:"My New Favorite Hack"-Critical Review
AUGUST, 2006: "Artists Interview"
OCTOBER, 2006 "Fosse" (Interview)
MARCH, 2007 "Didgeridoo Da Day!" (Interview)
JULY, 2008 "Doggies And Douchebaggery" (Interview)
OCTOBER, 2008 "Jason goes to docfest day 7"
JANUARY, 2009 "Phoenix Circuit Bender" "Looking Inside"
JULY, 2010 "Wayne Michael Reich Disses First Friday and New Times"
SEPTEMBER, 2010 [Issue #13: Featured Artist]
NOVEMBER, 2010 "Scottsdale fashion week is here" "Fashion Week After-Party at Axis/Radius"
DECEMBER, 2010 "Five Notable PHX. Blogs"" (I'm No. 3!)
JUNE, 2011 "My Time at the New Times" "Wayne Michael Reich- The Interview"
2013 "Interview"
NOVEMBER, 2015 "Nightscape- A Collaboration with Filmmaker Douglas Proce"


Documentary: "Hi, My name is Ryan." (Featured Interview)

"Staring down Andy" Film Project (Invited participant)


APRIL, 2008
"Inside The Artist's Mind" (Interview)

"Television Noir" (Interview)

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