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Model Mayhem #:
3752358
Last Activity:
Mar 05, 2021
Experience:
Experienced
Compensation:
Any
Joined:
Aug 18, 2015

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About Me

I’m here for the art and to make a living, which includes the journey of learning and creating.

I've joined forces with the model Irie Jo (MM# 4442275) to form IrieJo Studios (https://www.iriejostudios.com/).

If you’re looking for someone who enjoys helping others further their creative goals through photography, then I may be that guy.

If you visit my flickr page (link above), you’ll see I take many types of photographs and enjoy all types of photography that don’t require me to lie on the ground :-), just too old for that.  There are just under 18,000 (yes, thousands) images on my flickr page, so I have been behind the camera a bit.  When doing photography as a living it was behind the camera and in the darkroom, so I’ve had the luxury of the full workflow with both film and digital.

I find the female form Challenging, Difficult, Frustrating, and Annoying at times. At the same time the most beautiful creation period!  For me, there is nothing more rewarding than walking away from a shoot where everyone enjoyed themselves and the resulting images are those a model would be proud to include in their portfolio.  My current focus is on the female form.  I’m working with high contrast, silhouette, and glamour and portrait lighting.  I specialize in bodyscapes, art nude, and boudoir.

Headshots are a favorite of mine and I always try to work them into a shoot.  When planning a shoot, you can expect the flow to start with the purpose of the shoot and end with headshots.  I try to accomplish two things within my shoots: The first is to capture images meeting the goal or purpose of the shoot.  The second is to try something new, different, etc., with the only expectation of learning something for a future shoot - time allowing.  As an example, a recent shoot, when we were finished, we were going to take a couple of pictures next to a motorcycle or two.  As it turned out, circumstances didn’t allow that to happen, but the point was to gain insight for an up and coming shoot with a motorcycle as a prop.

My preference is to communicate with "Friend" and therefore most likely make a "Friend" request prior to reaching out.  I realize that many models probably have so many friend requests, they really need a way to filter through the noise, but for the time being, messaging as a friend is the most likely way to start a conversation between us.

*** Dancers, I'm always looking for dancers.  Those that can do pointe and leaps along with moves from jazz.  Although, with the right location and outfit, throw tap in there also.  The three classics, Tap, Ballet, and Jazz.

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"It was great working with Cliff! He is respectful, knowledgeable, and creative. He is all about making sure you are comfortable and he's diligent in giving you the best quality photos. I'm really looking forward to our next shoot!" Read less

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"This photographer is a pleasure to work with. Respectful of everyone, has a clear vision in mind, and makes his concept clear in advance with great communication & planning. Also he takes beautiful pics, best of both worlds! *Update: after working more with Cliff my impression of him only improves. He is kind and respectful to everyone around him, open-minded about trying new concepts, & I have never seen a Photographer be so supportive of their models' careers." Read less

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"I just possibly cant say enough good things about Cliff. He was professional, prepared and has quite the unique effect. With his words he will calm you down as he eases you into difficult poses. When you're around him you know for sure that he has done this a long time and knows the female body well." Read less

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"I am grateful for the opportunities I had to work with Cliff while being in Colorado. I would highly recommend him to any model who may also have the pleasure of working alongside him! He is making a huge effort to grow within this particular field of photography and it's very respectable as it means he takes his work seriously. Cliff is not only a spectacular artist, but a genuine person as well. I am counting down the days to my next shoot with Cliff!" Read less

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"Cliff is an awesome photographer, very professional, fun and easy to work with!" Read less

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"I had a wonderful time shooting with Cliff! He was very professional, kind, and was able to produce amazing photos!" Read less

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"Cliff was great to work with and super professional! He gave good direction, was clear on the results he wanted to achieve, and was easygoing and relaxed to work with." Read less

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"I had the pleasure of working with Cliff for the first time on my recent trip to Denver. He is a gentleman, very professional and covers all the details. He was well prepared and did his home work, and a great communicator. He made me feel comfortable and I enjoyed chatting with him during the shoot. I highly recommend him and I am hoping to work with him on my next trip to Denver :)" Read less

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"A wonderful person! He is polite, talkative, professional and overall a joy to work with! I look forward to working together again! <3" Read less

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"Super respectful and fun to work with. He was ready for me at arrival and allowed me a little makeup touchup time after the long drive. He was very worth the journey and I look forward to shooting again!" Read less

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"Absolutely love the results of our shoots and cannot wait for the next one!!" Read less

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