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Model Mayhem #:
3987825
Last Activity:
Apr 13, 2021
Experience:
Experienced
Compensation:
Depends on Assignment
Joined:
Aug 17, 2016
Genres:
Art

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231 Photos

Conjuring Emotion

313 Photos

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About Me

Pic Of The Day 18+ Men Winner- Oct. 3, 2017.

** As of 2021 I am shooting exclusively film, 35mm & Medium Format. I'm only shooting digital as a backup, and so the models I shoot with can have some images the same day.


My passion lies in capturing human emotion, namely through body language, captured in Dreamy/ Ethereal/ Haunting/ Edgy/ Evocative images.

I shoot only with available light: be it daylight, a candle, flashlight, streetlamp, or a motorcycle headlight. I prefer to shoot in awkward, decrepit, abandoned, or decayed environments. I love collaborating with a model, being engaged in the creative process, rather than simply photograph one. Post-editing is minimal, I do not remove blemishes, scars, tattoos, or anything of that nature.

I prefer shooting for TF, working with models who enjoy collaborating for the experience of creating meaningful art, or those interested in expanding their portfolio's, For that you'll receive in a timely fashion, copies of all the Raw digital images, edited images, and if applicable, prints and/or scans of the film shot. If you're interested in working with me but only work paid assignments please let me know, I'll do all I can for an opportunity to work with you. I have a good rapport and a great working relationship with a number of models, please see my Verified Credits below.

My motorcycle is my sole source of transportation, please bear that in mind if I'm traveling for a shoot.

If I Friend Request you it's genuine. I don't unless I'm interested in working/ collaborating together, regardless if should be on the other side of the country!


For those interested in seeing a broader scope of my work, including my painting and other photography:

https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/ian-hemingway.html

Verified Credits (19)

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"Had an amazing shoot and experience with @retrogradeamnesiaar while I was in the area for work! Very respectful and easy to work with, can't wait to get together again! Bless :)" Read less

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"Extremely professional, fun and comfortable to work with. I look forward to working together again. Talented artist." Read less

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"Ian was an absolute joy to work with. He showed up on location, in the pouring rain, on a motorcycle, doing is very best to keep our shoot plans. Our initial location was flooding and closed, but still Ian maintained a positive attitude and embarked upon a real adventure in an effort to find an alternate location. In the end, we found a sweet spot and took one breathtaking image after another. Ian is an intuitive shooter who get into the flow and follows the image. As a fellow artist, I really value that. Ian is thoughtful, respectful, transparent and professional. He also gave me a bunch of instax from our shoot and suggested I sell them, or do with them what I please--That also does not happen often, in my experience. I totally give Ian my recommendation." Read less

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"I really enjoyed working with Retrograde Amnesia! There is a quiet humility in his creative process that is refreshing to encounter. Our shoot was a true creative collaboration, and the results were beautiful. We shot in very cold conditions but he was great about letting me take frequent breaks to warm up, never seeming impatient to start shooting again. He was professional and respectful at all times. I look forward to working together again sometime!" Read less

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"Ian is such a wonderful artist. He is talented in so many ways and he has an incredible story. I was so happy to meet him. He took me to an amazing shoot location. We have great creative chemistry. He was very hospitable and he made sure that I was taken care of in every way a model could ask for. A professional through and through. I would recommend him to any model. I was relaxed and comfortable from the moment we met." Read less

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"Retrograde Amnesia Art is an absolute pleasure to work with! He is very accommodating, hospitable, friendly, energetic, and enthusiastic! Retrograde Amnesia Art produced amazing results quickly to top everything off! I recommend working with him! :)" Read less

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"Anyone can take a picture but artistic photography requires a keen eye and emotion. Ian brings what is needed to make artistic and natural images. My first shoot with Retrograde Amnesia Art was thrilling and very cold. Ian took every measure possible to keep be warm and comfortable during the shoot. I also received a large number of edited images, some were even edited multiple ways, allowing me to choose what I liked best. I would suggest any model work with Retrograde Amnesia Art if they have the chance." Read less

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"Absolutely wonderful photographer. Gave excellent direction, while being completely respectful and considerate. He was an absolute dream to work with. I highly recommend him and will be shooting with his again the next chance that I get. " Read less

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"Professional, comfortable and a pleasure to work with! Can't wait to collaborate again." Read less

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"Had a wonderful shoot in a spectacular location with which I wish we had more time to play. He works with efficiency and a clear idea of what he would like out of each image, the delicate and selective eye of an artist. Retrograde has been respectful before, after, and during the shoot. He's passionate about what he's doing, this is evident and refreshing. Work with him, it will be worth your time." Read less

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"Very professional and polite. I would definitely recommend! Loved the photos to boot! :-)" Read less

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Credit Notes

Published:
New American Paintings Magazine, Northeast Edition- Issue #74, 2008.