Model Mayhem #:
Last Activity:
Nov 17, 2021
Depends on Assignment
May 26, 2012

About Me

Port updated Aug. 2020!

As an artist and a photographer, I tend to take my main inspirations from comic books (I am primarily an illustrator) as well as American and European grindhouse underground movies from the 70's and 80's. Many of my final images would fit right in on a 1980's video store shelf as the cover of a VHS tape next to the rest of the "Video Nasties".

I've always been attracted to the dirty, wild and gratuitous films from the likes of Jesus Franco and HG Lewis. While they were trying to titillate and shock viewers, there was also a joyous tongue in cheek attitude behind their films. Models that have worked with me know that despite the "darker" nature and vibe of some of my work, I'm a very light hearted and laid back photographer always prepared, but willing to roll with various challenges with a smile. If it isn't fun, why do it?

When creating my images, I prefer using extreme lighting, angles, and colors. I'll leave the subtlety to other photographers. I usually try to create a sense of horror or eroticism where less "explicitly" shown flesh and blood amounts to more dread or sexiness. My artistic goal is to create images to show at various lowbrow art galleries, which I have done on a regular basis. I am also currently working on an art/comic/photo book and many of my current photo shoots will contribute to this book.

I also have recently been mixing body paint with my photography. As a painter and fine artist, I love being able to transform a model with my brushes and sponges, then use my photographic skills to create images even MORE fantastical than I could achieve with only my camera.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and if you haven't already, check out my port here I just updated. If you like those images, and wanna model for me, just send me a message and we'll chat!

- Nate (aka Dr. Payne)

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"He was an absolute joy to work with! We did black light with some of my reptiles which can be challenging to work with and he did such an amazing job and we so much fun to work with! Will absolutely plan more shoots with him in the future! Thank you for being so amazing to work with Dr. Payne!" Read less

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"So much fun to work with. Completely professional, made me feel comfortable and at ease. Creative and enthusiastic. Love to work with him again!" Read less

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"So comfortable to work with! Perfect lighting, perfect props! Would definitely do it again!" Read less

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"This was my first "creepy" shoot and I wasn't sure what to expect...but Dr. E Payne had a plan and had me feeling comfortable and creepy in no time....I love that he mixes medias and puts his art into his photos to make them unique. The fact that I am now in "the movies" doesn't hurt either....basically Dr. Payne was anything but a pain. Thank you for the fun and interesting shoot and photos... :)" Read less

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Credit Notes

Photography Credits (Galleries and Print):

Constellation Art Gallery (monthly rotating submissions)
Awesome Hobby Shoppe "Monthly Featured Artist" (x2)
Bakery Photography Co-Op (x3)
Portland Phoenix
Dark Follies Promo Posters
Activities Maine Magazine (Cover)

Fine Art and Illustration Credits (Galleries and Print):

Constellation Art Gallery (monthly rotating submissions)
Awesome Hobby Shoppe (Featured Artist of the Month) (x2)
Portland Press Herald (Featured Listing)
Jade Magazine (UK) "Feature Artist" and story (x2)
Tattoo Savage
G.A.S.P. Magazine (Three issues)
Queeny Love (Six Issues)
Nikki Magusson (One issue)


Aim model · Model

Hey, I hope you are well! I’m a full time model in Australia planning to come to the USA around September. I’ve been working in the industry for many years throughout Australia, New Zealand & Europe in various styles, have been featured in many magazines/galleries & have also completed a certificate in make up artistry. I’m highly committed to paid work & would love to know if you or you know anyone else who might be interested in working with me. I'd most likely go through Boston before or after Portland & come to this area of America early in my trip before it gets too cold.

I’m currently looking into getting an O1 visa to work in America & I would be looking to reach out to American agencies in supporting me with this process. If you have a job proposal for me, I’d love to know.
Thanks so much, kind regards & all the best. Hope to hear from you soon & work with you in future!

Eva Novak · Retoucher

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

Kimberly Twilight · Model

I love your concepts! I'd definitely be interested in shooting with you!

Tattooedndbeautiful · Model

Absolutely beautiful work. I would love to work with you in the future. So beautiful



I hope this message finds you well. I am just letting you know that I am planning my new year trips. If you are interested in wanting to work with you me please me a message. Also please don't hesitate to follow me on social media and subscribe to my news letter as I will do the same for you.