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Jan 23, 2009

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About Me

Hi, I'm Craig Dean, a photographer and painter working in New England and eastern Canada.

The ideal model for me has her own unique kind of beauty that sets her off from the stereotypes and cliches of the modeling industry.

Her beauty comes half from nature and half from her character and her enthusiasm for creative art, for the modeling-photographing process itself. I especially value the model who brings her own ideas to the shoot and perhaps directs some of those shots herself.

It takes two in order for this complex alchemical process to produce a work of art--model and photographer must each create in their own ways.

Favorite themes for me include beautiful clothing and fabrics, vintage fashion and costume, outdoors in nature, boudoir, dance, gymnastics, yoga, classical art, mythology and folklore. I have a special fondness for projects featuring 1890's-1950's styles, including pin-up, burlesque, French postcards...Painters and photographers who have influenced me include Degas, Matisse, Klimt, Schiele, Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Weston, Man Ray...

When time permits, and especially when the model collaborates on the development of the concept, I enjoy working on body painting projects.

I travel quite a bit in the Northeast and frequently work in Maine, New Hampshire, the greater Boston area, Rhode Island, Connecticut,  Vermont, Quebec, and New Brunswick.

I make my living as a professional in an unrelated domain of photography. I'm "moonlighting" here on MM simply with the goal of making art with other creative people.


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Some of my favorite models on MM, all of whom I would RECOMMEND HIGHLY, include:

Angela Zane MM#3155508 Angela walked in the door with the creativity, passion, and focus of a seasoned theater professional. From the first shutter release, this beautiful woman invested our shoot with emotive facial expressions, amplified by evocative body language. I could barely keep up with the pace of her rich improvisations. Tops!

Dylan Fox MM#4516490 What a pleasure to collaborate with this lovely lady.  Dylan brings a wide range of talents to the camera, including, especially, inventive and expressive poses and some wonderful dance moves. Highest recommendation.

GabrielleTara MM#4399523 Beautiful, enthusiastic, creative, inspiring--Gabi has given me many productive and enjoyable work sessions. She is a collaborator who works at the highest level of the modeling art.

Nikki Fae MM#3477597 What a privilege to work with Nikki--her personality and character are as lovely as her face and form. And that incredible red hair! Top recommendation.

Ana Ivanova MM#2169531 A beautiful person in every sense, Ana brings a host of talents to a shoot. An actress, dancer and musician, she amplifies each project with her gracefulness, expressiveness, intelligence, creativity and joie de vivre. My idea of a true "super" model.

Saphora MM#623688 Beauty and athleticism illuminated by the light of intelligence.

Aquarius Funkk MM#1172558 Beautiful, talented, imaginative, collaborative, hard-working but fun--wonderful to work with!

Brightonn MM#102930 This gorgeous redhead is hard-working, athletic, adventurous--and also happens to be a professional photographer and fashion designer--an unbeatable combination!

hannah-bonanza MM#3012216 This very photogenic woman's on-camera  beauty and personality are amplified by the abundant creativity she brings to the shoot from her strong background in music performance and theater. And then there're her head of long red hair, blue eyes and peaches and cream complexion--in short, the best!

A fashion desiger I've worked with numerous times on print and calendar projects in studio, location and runway shoots:

TrenDevian MM#1965274 Superb design line, highest level shooting concepts, great to work with.

A fashion photographer I've had the pleasure of collaborating with on a number of occasions and strongly recommend:

Nueveau Photography MM#35609 Many of my best fashion shooting techniques and "wrinkles" I learned working with this seasoned professional (who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography!). Top recommendation.