Model Mayhem #:
Last Activity:
May 08, 2022
Depends on Assignment
Aug 28, 2006

About Me

My goal is to create visually rich and arresting images that either offer skewed thoughts on society, provoke an odd story in the viewer's mind, or simply capture beauty.

My shoots are sparse: no $1000 camera or fancy lenses... no mueslin backdrops... no light diffusers.  I use just as much as I need to get the style of shots I like.  As such, my shoots are suited for models just beginning as it's a very non-intimidating process.  Experienced models have commented more than a few times how they enjoy my style of shooting as it's not "the usual". 

Instead of searching for models who conform to a certain size or have an abundance of experience, I prefer to shoot models who have more personality in their appearance, models who appreciate my work and feel it could be fun to explore, models with a great sense of humor and models who like to work outside of the box.  I love collaborating with people who appreciate art.

If you're interested in shooting, I will work up a detailed list of photo ideas for you, which you can then read through and decide which ones you'd like to try.  My work ranges from tame to wild  and I will never expect you to work outside of your comfort zone.  However, since everyone has different boundaries, I find that working out ideas before a shoot is helpful in defining the areas we can work together in.  Not everyone wants to get messy for a shot!

When we have enough accepted ideas to complete a shoot, we can schedule a time to get together!  This way you will know exactly what is planned ahead of time.

I do not actively sell my work, so all costs come directly from my pocket.  However, I believe a model's time should be compensated if they are helping me to create a vision I have.  As such, ALL models I work with are paid, even if the first shoot is a test shoot.  Pay is based on complexity of the idea and wardrobe (or lack of).

Bringing along an escort is fine, but they must behave themselves and not disturb the shoot. 

If you are under 18, you MUST have a parent/guardian at the shoot and you will only be considered for fully clothed and beachwear ideas.


Some of the artists I admire deeply: 

Francesca Woodman
Marina Abramovic
Rene Magritte
Yoko Ono
Annie Sprinkle
Marcel Duchamp
Cindy Sherman
Paul McCarthy
Eva Hesse.


A few of the models I have worked with from Model Mayhem:

#3475465 Becky_bear
#319276 VLynn
#2648422 Scarilyn Monrawr
#4204901 Thatgirlgabs
#420138  Naughtycarebear
#2921015 DMV Deb
#3166946 Corsetta Faith
#3688148 AnnVirginia
#3057193 Sami Hain aka Sami Lee
#1596314 Shaunna Devon
#1120258 Anaia Twitchy
#1591428 Jasmine Highsmith
#513018 Dea Detritus
#821907 A Dot
#2779608 Lizzie Lennon
#3067496 Kelsey Danielle
#2342879 Crystyn


Words from some past models:

"It was refreshing working with such a creative mind." - Lucy V.

"I modeled for Josh on multiple occasions, each experience was unique and extremely professional. He is adamant about you being comfortable with the shoot. He is well prepared for the shots he plans and will even accept your input for something slightly different. Def a fun time." - Stacy M.

"Definitely a pleasure. Super professional and exceptionally creative. I had a great time working with you!" - Kristina H.

"Insanely creative and absolutely inspiring." - Sara C.

"Josh was terrific when I posed for him. I barely knew him, but he made me feel very comfortable and safe, and provided everything we needed for the shoot. He has a terrific eye. I have never felt so pretty (or edgy and artsy) as when he took my pictures!" - Deena G.

"Modeling for Josh was always a fun, inspiring experience! He held a safe container where I felt respected, honored, and celebrated. Josh has the magic ability to try new things – which can be a creative delight for all parties involved. I definitely recommend the opp of being in his art and photos." - Maya S.

"Definitely a fun experience!" - Holly A.

"Doing photo shoots with Josh is a wonderful experience. He has taken some of the best photos of me that I have ever seen. I have done several photo shoots with him because it is a fun and casual atmosphere. Josh always gives me a copy of his ideas so I know what to expect. He also discusses what we are doing as go through the shoot to make sure I am comfortable with everything. He is open to your ideas and thoughts. I am self-conscious about my body and he is very respectful of that. Josh is very professional and I have a great time during every shoot we do." - Wendy W.

"Josh was a pleasure to work with. I had never modeled before but he made me feel comfortable. His shots are interesting and always imbue a bit of quirky humor. The final results were artistic, flattering and had a sense of sensuality to them. It was a liberating experience and so much fun to contribute to art. On a personal and professional level, Joshua has respect for women and it shows in his work." - Marjorie D.

"I really enjoyed working with Josh as a photographer because he is unique and original. I love new ideas that are inventive and a little off the wall from being totally normal. Josh has this edge and I would recommend him to any of my model friends! Keep up the great work, Josh!" - Debbie D.

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