Model Mayhem #:
Last Activity:
Feb 27, 2012
Some Experience
Depends on Assignment
Apr 16, 2005

About Me

As a photographer I'll probably always consider myself "new". There is always something new to learn. I've had a camera in hand since I was young, with a passion for photography that would come and go over the years. In high school when I wasn't shooting for the school newspaper I was shooting for the yearbook as editor-in-chief. I loved spending time in my father's quiet dark room doing all my own processing.

I started modeling on a whim in 2003 after having a photographer friend take pictures for me. Over the next two years I modeled for 72 unique photographers primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area and went on over 100 photo shoots. I was published in coffee table books, magazines, was the inspiration for paintings, and was featured in numerous gallery shows as a model. It was a hectic and fun filled period of time, but I slowly realized I wanted more control over the images and the thrill I got from modeling wasn't so much the "being admired" aspect, but it was being a part of something creative. So I started focusing on spending my time behind the camera. Unlike many of the middle-aged male photographers most female models will work with, you will find I try to be sympathetic to the model while shooting because I've been in your shoes. I understand that modeling is not 'just sitting there' and I think every good relationship is easier begun with mutual respect for each other.

I normally shoot in the studio preferring the level of control it allows me to exercise over my lighting and images. One of my goals as a photographer is to NOT post-edit my images. I have a penchant for doing things the hard, or old-fashioned, way. I try to limit my post-editing to color to black and white conversion, cropping, and correcting levels/brightness/contrast.

I find inspiration in the work of Cat De Rham, Pascal Renoux, and many others.

I have begun photographing friends, family, and models on a TFP basis to explore photographing other people. I enjoy exploring pin-up, fine art nudes/figure, and fashion/portrait type imagery.  I am interested in learning and expanding my photography portfolio so any type of project is beneficial to me while I develop my own style. I am uninterested in pornographic or hardcore projects though.

I would never ask you to do anything that would make you uncomfortable.
Don't be offended if I don't friend you back.  I prefer to use the "friends" feature for references and use my favorites to track models I'm interested in.

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One image in the MuseCube Spotlight gallery (Models).
One image in the MuseCube Spotlight gallery (Portraits).