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Jun 25, 2005

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About Me

General Information:

I am an art and documentary Photographer, covering a wide mixture subject matter including model portfolios, fashion shows, concerts, the alternative scene, and alternative and Fetish NYC nightlife events mostly in the NYC area. I was based in the United Kingdom covering events in the country and in continental Europe but have returned and am working in the NYC area. A majority of my work has been used in the fine art field. Past art exhibitions NYC 2000, London 2002-03, NYC 2005, NYC 2010, NYC 2012, Philadelphia 2012-2013, NYC, 2016, Anaheim CA 2019, NYC 2019. One of my images "Disheartened" was acquired in 2012 by one of the worlds top 5 private photograph collectors for his permanent collection.

I do offer Time For Prints occasionally when I am working on new projects and would do some standard portfolio shots in exchange for models time on my project. -

Locations : Northern NJ, NYC Metro Area, Tri-State area or PA for right opportunities
Payment: CD of images to use for your own portfolio & promotion

Latest released Book "Gothic, Vampire & Alternative Female Beauty: June 2012

For $28 at -
or a signed copy

Gothic, Vampire and Alternative Female Beauty is an Art Photography Book that contains over 200 of the most striking images by renowned Art Photographer and breakthrough artist Swav Jusis, taken during the time period of 1998-2012. This 130 page book contains images of women photographed while he documented the clubs and people related to the alternative scene. This included the Underground Gothic, Vampire, Steampunk, Industrial, Cyber and Fetish lifestyles.

Swav Jusis’s exceptional ability to see the colors of the world in fresh, unexpected ways is epitomized in his "Life Saturated" collection, which is also included in the book. He has pushed the boundary of photography, combining it with color manipulation, to new and exciting limits allowing him to give a visual testimony in strikingly complex imagery. This book transcends his documentary work and explores the deeper side of color and contrast within individuals encountered upon that journey. Artist & photographer Swav Jusis was born in Gdansk, Poland where his family fled from communism to live in England and Vienna before finally settling in the United States, where he currently lives in the New York Metro Area. He has been a Fine Art Photographer for over a decade both in the US and Europe with past work primarily focused on documentary photography related to events and people in the alternative NYC nightlife scene.

Original works by Swav Jusis are found in the collections of Art Collectors Worldwide, primarily consisting of pieces from previous exhibitions in New York and Europe done in 2000 and 2005. “This book contains no commentary about the individual images or stories behind the people. The book is created more to enthrall the viewer with the images, and not tell them what to think about them. The final results are sometimes arresting, exuberant or even mournful, but that should be for the viewer to determine.” Swav Jusis 2012

“Life Saturated “ collection - 2012 gallery release

About “Life Saturated”
In a world often full of or lacking color, one photographer's collection of work "Life Saturated" explores a deeper side to color and contrast within an individual.

Swav Jusis's fascination beyond the way he saw the world viewed through a camera lens extended to his use or elimination of color. His unique ability to see the colors of the world in fresh, unexpected ways is epitomized in this collection. He has pushed the boundary of photography, combining it with color manipulation, to new and exciting limits allowing him to give a visual testimony in strikingly complex imagery.

The final result is arresting, exuberant, and sometimes mournful - all hallmarks of Swav Jusis's images.

"Some see the world as black and white, others in shades of grey. To me the world is filed with sharp contrast and colors, depicting the joys, sorrows and blasts of emotion that make up life."
Swav Jusis 2005

Credit Notes

Mayhem Models I have worked with:
Goddess Sky Claudette #736325
Hawk Model #546759
Drusilla KillSwitch #140247
Arika Rae #2633733
Julia Jupiter #2452706
Farkas #64077
Pope Katherine I #316179
Zenadrine Model #27965
Ramonastar Model #10218
Cordula #4767
Ella de Vil #83240
Raziel Talos #684768
Nadine Malou #48323
Ashley Bad #295859
Mihrimah #1092742
Minnaleah Abrams #2223788
SugarRush #2816725
Rosie Rose Darling #5990
Lizzette Velazquez #902556
Shimmmy #1303888

Main Credentials Include:
Fine Art Exhibits: (NYC 2000, London 2002-03, NYC 2005, NYC 2010, NYC 2012, Philadelphia 2012, NYC, 2015, Newark NJ 2016, Anaheim CA 2016)
Rubberball - London '03
SkinTwo Expo - London '03
Europerv - Demask - Amsterdam '03
Woodstock '99, '00, '01
Rolling Rock Concert Series '00, '02
MTV Music Awards '99
Fcuk Fashions
Baramasole Swimsuits
Demask Fashions
The Donkey Show

Alternative / Fetish Credits:
Skin Two Magazine (Images p 88) Issue 46, Winter 2003/4
Amsterdam - Sabretooth / Demask
NYC - LBV (Long Black Veil)
NYC - Flesh Theatre
NYC - FunHouse Party
NYC - Jackie 60's
NYC - Gamora
NYC - Xorvia

Clubs Credits:
Koroka Milk Bar, Mother, Batcave, Bank, Paddles, Hellfire,
the Tunnel, Limelight, Flamingo, Webster Hall, etc..

Other Miscellaneous Alternative Credits:
Europerv (by Demask '03), Erotica '99 (NYC), Chiller Theatre, DeMask Fashion Show at The Blood letters Ball - image appeared in SkinTwo Magazine.

Club promoters and Performer Credits:
Mater Steelow
Father "Sebastian" Todd

Photographed such Mainstream artists as:

Cheryl Crow - '99
Bush - '99
Dave Matthews - '99
DMX - '99
Korn - '99
James Brown - '99
Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers - '99
Chilli Peppers - '00
Filter - '00
Fuel - '00
Marcy Playground - '00
Moby - '00
Our Lady of Peace - '00
Fishbone - '01
Cypris Hill - '02

Apoptygma Berzerk - '01
VNV Nation - '01
St. Eve - '99, '04


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’m currently looking into getting an O1 visa to work in America & I will be reaching 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 a nice page.If you have any questions I always open for you).Best regards

Anna Becker · Retoucher

You make beautiful work )If you need I can help you with retouch.Cheers!

Eva Evans Retouch · Retoucher

Beautiful portfolio! Hope we can get to work together in the nearest future!

Jamie Lee Bauern · Model

Hey my friends Anna Jialing (MM#4067270), Carrie Englehart (MM#4066481) and I are heading to NYC the March 2nd through the 7th. We still have a few openings left in our calendars so if you are interested in booking any one of us please let me know. We have a great shooting space available if you need a place :)