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Model Mayhem #:
801240
Last Activity:
Jul 28, 2021
Experience:
Very Experienced
Compensation:
Any
Joined:
Aug 27, 2008
Genres:
n/a

About Me

I'm a photographer in Austin, Texas who specializes in hand colored photographs. I'm primarily interested in working with models to create painterly images that are shown in art galleries and homes.

I draw inspiration from the great painters of the nineteenth century such as Jean-Léon Gérôme, John William Waterhouse, Ernest Meissonier and William-Adolphe Bouguereau. I create images based on themes from poetry, mythology and music.

I'm just finishing a coffee table book in a retro style reminiscent of the movie Moulin Rouge and incorporates styles from the Rococo to the Art Deco. I'm done with principle photography and now am assembling the text.

I'm now working on a fun gallery exhibit with photographers and models called Red Rope. You can guess what it's about- tied girls! Are you curious? It's very fun and super erotic. Yes, your boyfriend can come and help out! Would you like to be a part of it? Let me know!

And finally I have a new, super fun project! Are you a beautiful young woman who likes wearing just lingerie, maybe only stockings and heels? What could be more fun than posing with a handsome man in an elegant suit? Your boyfriend maybe?

My work has been shown in numerous art galleries and I have been the featured artist several times. In addition I sometimes curate the Models and Artists art gallery exhibit here in Austin. It's an exhibit that showcases the relationship between the models and artists. The focus is on the models and their work by different photographers and traditional artists.
             

Music- Check out Francis Cabrel and Jean-Jacques Goldman doing a wonderful version of an old Bob Dylan song! La fille du nord
              http://video.mytaratata.com/video/iLyROoaftlMQ.html#iLyROoafYVI9

I'm searching for the Spirit of the Great Heart!
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g48_fqX7KJc&feature=related

I just discovered Vampire Weekend! I love their creativity and instrumentation:
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBvNR8Hc13Y

Movies- I have to give homage to the brilliant Australian director Baz Luhrmann who created two of the most beautiful and radiant movies of all time- 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Moulin Rouge'. Another favorite movie that has always inspired me is 'Legend' directed by Ridley Scott and starring a young Tom Cruise and Mia Sara. Although not directly inspiring to my photography I love the movies of Hayao Miyazaki. Check them out if you get a chance.

I have an art history website called 'Orientalist Art of the Nineteeth Century: European painters in the Middle East' at:
              http://www.orientalistart.net 

                     

When I'm not doing photography I'm teaching drum classes and performing with my wife, my partner in Art and Life, Z-Helene:
              http://www.zhelene.com

                     

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"I love working with Rick!! He’s hilarious and so fun to work with. Excited for our next shoot!" Read less

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"Our quick first shoot was a whirlwind of outfit changes and nonstop laughter. Rick was very easy to work with and made me feel very comfortable during our time together. I hope we can shoot together again in the future!" Read less

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"I love working with Rick. I work with him about once a month. So much fun." Read less

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"Rick was amazing I loved every minute and can’t aait to shoot with him again!!!" Read less

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"Love the photos! Great turn around time on editing and super fun shoot. Great guy to be around!" Read less

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"I had a great shoot with Rick, he was a total sweetheart and was fun to work with!" Read less

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"Rick was incredibly professional throughout the entire shoot, He also has a wonderful attitude towards life which radiates off of him and onto the model in the shoot, thus creating fantastic photos with real, genuine smiles. I absolutely hope to work with him again soon." Read less

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"Rick is a wonderful photographer to work with! He brings a lot to the table, including humor, flexibility, and experience. Rick makes modeling fun and easy." Read less

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"It was great working with you also and talking enjoyed it. I hope we can do it again love the shoes you ordered." Read less

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"Rick is awesome! He makes sure the model is comfortable and has fun. He's a great photographer and I highly recommend working with him. " Read less

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"So fun! One big ball of creativity :) Can't wait for the next shoot!" Read less

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"Rick is a pro. He communicates very clearly and allows so much freedom. He truly captures what is beautiful in his models because he brings out the best in people. The setting was intimate and calming. Will definitely work with him again!" Read less

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"Very welcoming and open to my opinions. Easy to work with and has a TON of clothing/props to choose from! Very fun shoot. (:" Read less

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