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Model Mayhem #:
3119459
Last Activity:
Jan 14, 2021
Experience:
Experienced
Compensation:
Depends on Assignment
Joined:
Aug 02, 2013

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About Me

Hi and thanks for taking the time to view my profile page.

PLEASE NOTE I'M NOW BACK IN THE UK

I'm an experienced semi professional photographer who has built up a hopefully impressive portfolio of images over the years having worked with a number of fashion designers and celebrities. The attached sample portfolio will illustrate the quality of images that have been produced and portray the style that has become my signature.

I've never had any formal training in photography, I just picked up a camera some years back and started snapping away. In fact some of my early images were shot on my father's old war time Roliflex 6x6 camera that I found in a trunk along with some incredible negatives of his time spent in Tanganyika and Kenya during WW2. 

I like to think I'm easy to work with and very collaborative in nature. My black and white images have a timeless quality, almost atmospheric in feeling which is created by the subtle use of lighting and styling. I believe in a simplistic approach to photography, creating uncomplicated images using the most beautiful models available combined with subtle but effective lighting and then simply just let the results speak for themselves.

Styling is critical and as such I only use high end designer or unusual props and have access to a varied warbrobe of designer clothes and shoes which lend themselves to creating the high end fashion nude images you see posted on my profile.

My preference is to shoot fashion fine art black and white nude images and much of my work has been done in this genre. I specialise in anything from fashion, through portraiture to nude. The majority of my images have been shot in a studio environment where I can completely control the image and lighting.

I try to avoid and steer away from cheese cake images, favouring to capture something very special in every shoot. I am a perfectionist and try to leave no detail to chance in my pursuit of capturing that special image. I'm happy to shoot a lot of images to get one that works such is the advantage of modern digital photography.

This approach demands the absolute focus of the model and willingness to take it to the edge. Many of the models I have shot have openly stated that working with me brings out characters in them that they didn't realise existed. I like awkward shapes and try to combine a sense of high end fashion to my shoots. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't but we have a lot of fun in the process and nearly always get something that really stands out from the crowd.

" The model has to give you the moment. It's not you making it. They give it to you and you capture it. "-- Peter Lindberg (1944-)

Have to say I don't really go in for the Picture of the Day competitions, most of the time I'm banned anyway !!!!!  Its not really my thing but now and then I do get tempted to put in an entry or two. Frankly I don't consider my self to be a particularly good photographer and tend to describe myself at best as a good amateur. Nevertheless despite not entering MM POTD contests on a frequent basis I've been pleasantly surprised by the odd win or two. I guess its nice to have your work appreciated. I actually more appreciate the people who take the trouble to tag me as that takes real effort on behalf of the individual to make a statement. Thank you sincerely for all your kind thoughts and compliments.

Banned again for 60 days for apparently breaching POTD rules, the offending picture was a model wearing a red satin playboy bunny costume with absolutely no rude bits on show but judged to have too much of a high cut waist for the POTD contest  !!!!
Here's the link to the offending image, what do you think ?
https://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/44499414
I invite your comments on the picture and whether you think this breaches the rules.

POTD 18+ Winner 25.2.2015
http://www.modelmayhem.com/contests/potd18/female/preview/179023
POTD Winner 1.3.2015
http://www.modelmayhem.com/contests/potd/preview/610721
POTD Winner 14.10.15
http://www.modelmayhem.com/contests/potd/preview/634945
POTD 18+ Winner 21.10.15
http://www.modelmayhem.com/contests/potd18/female/preview/207761
POTD Winner 26.3.2017
http://www.modelmayhem.com/contests/potd/preview/679562
POTD 18+ Winner 14.06.17
http://www.modelmayhem.com/contests/potd18/female/preview/265588
POTD 18+ Winner 20.06.17
http://www.modelmayhem.com/contests/potd18/female/preview/265965
POTD 18+ Winner 21.10.17
http://www.modelmayhem.com/contests/potd18/female/preview/274850
POTD Winner 13.04.18
https://www.modelmayhem.com/contests/potd/preview/700235
POTD 18+ Winner 24.04.18
https://www.modelmayhem.com/contests/potd18/female/preview/287035
POTD Winner 28.04.18
https://www.modelmayhem.com/contests/potd/preview/700886
POTD Winner 6.6.18
https://www.modelmayhem.com/contests/potd/preview/702493
POTD Winner 7.6.18
https://www.modelmayhem.com/contests/potd/preview/702534
POTD 18+ Winner 21.6.18
https://www.modelmayhem.com/contests/potd18/female/preview/290446
POTD 18+ Winner 17.9.18
https://www.modelmayhem.com/contests/potd18/female/preview/295874
POTD 18+ Winner 23.9.18
https://www.modelmayhem.com/contests/potd18/female/preview/296269
POTD 18+ Winner 2.1.19
https://www.modelmayhem.com/contests/potd18/female/preview/301770
POTD 18+ Winner 11.4.19
https://www.modelmayhem.com/contests/potd18/female/preview/307493

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AZZARA · Photographer

Great work! All of it!
Steve Azzara

12-30-2020
Jefferson Cole · Photographer

An excellent body of work presented here, diverse, sensual, and elegant.

12-19-2020
Evora_retouch · Retoucher

Hello!

Amazing portfolio!

I would love to work together someday. Please contact me if you ever need a retoucher.

Best of luck

12-09-2020
craig glatzel · Photographer

Very nice work mate and agreed about the Pic Of The Day discrepancies here on MM. I have a few pics even tolerated by instagram which have been "knocked back in the POTD comp and led to me being sent to the naughty quarter a few times.
I don't want to point the finger too much at our illustrious US friends (this is a US site) but after being a member here for quite a few years judgements are far less harsh if you are residing in the mighty U S of A. That may sound implausible but checkoff yourself...it's pretty boring in COVID lockdown and I've had plenty of time to "do the research" lol.
Don't get me started on what percentage of an image or what attitude to camera a woman's vagina has to be to meet with "the authorities" approval. Womens vaginas are apparently far more "approvable" if they are photographed by Americans.
I recently had a pic knocked back by the "censors" at MM. It was a lovely emotional, beautifully styled and lit image of a gorgeous model sitting in a chair. BANNED I was and sent to the bin for 60 days. Next day a certain Hollywood photographer had a pic win with an image of a model in a very "unladylike" pose, provocatively displacing her "bits" all sheets to the wind.
I pointed out the inconsistency to the powers that be but to no avail.
This is all much along the lines of the baseball World Series only occurring in the US and only involving US teams.
Sounds like case of sour grapes but often grapes are actually sour.
Best wishes from Oz and love your work.

11-01-2020
Eva Novak · Retoucher

Hi!You have great works.We can make good collaboration))Best regards

04-27-2020