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Model Mayhem #:
4205425
Last Activity:
Oct 22, 2021
Experience:
Very Experienced
Compensation:
Depends on Assignment
Joined:
Sep 06, 2017

About Me

Hello and thank you for visiting!

I'm 100% vaccinated!

My priorities for 2021/2022 are shooting/filming sets and videos with models to sell for a mutual 50/50. 

I'm available for private client sessions.
If you want to hire me for shooting portfolio images or content for non-mutual use, figure $1,000 USD per day and credit me for what I do. $4,000 USD per day without crediting me. I bring my cameras, artistry/imagination, undivided attention and professionalism. At end of each session, I transfer all images (both RAW and jpg) and all video clips onto external drive supplied by person hiring me. Locations and transportation between multiple locations are to be provided by person hiring me. If you'd like to hire me to edit selections from our shoot, figure $10 (USD) for each of your selected photos and $20 (USD) per minute of video.

When I'm not traveling, I'm usually available in Spokane/north Idaho.
In the springtime and summers I travel to Portland and Seattle monthly.

2021/2022 travel dates for photography, model videos and music videos:

Duluth, Minnesota mid-November 2021
Mexico City - December 2021 through March 2022

Due to covid19, my other 2020 travel plans are pending the lifting of flight/travel restrictions.
Southern Portugal, Rome and Kiev - (TBD)
Athens, Greece - (TBD)
Prague, western Poland, Berlin & Antwerp - (TBD)
Asheville, NC and Atlanta, Georgia - TBD
Phoenix, Tucson, Sedona - TBD
Calgary, Alberta - TBD
Montreal - TBD
Toronto - TBD

I'm planning for photography and filming (music video and art film) excursions to Finland, Norway, Sweden, France and Iceland.

2018 was a good year filled with study and creative growth. December brought my first magazine publication and my first few print sales. Those were encouraging!
My priorities for 2019 were creating for print and making editorial /photo story sets for magazine submissions.
My priorities for 2020 were creating for print, filming music videos, making a couple art films and making editorial /photo story sets for magazine submissions.

I occasionally collaborate with artistically inclined traveling models to shoot in northern Idaho between May and September for a full day (8 hours) outdoors or a half day (4 hours) if I am inspired by what I think can be achieved.

I started focusing on model photography September 2017 as a series of exercises for my cinematography without larger cast and crew on location. I have had 70 cast members in frame while shooting and directing scenes and model photography is really good practice. I enjoyed the first day out in the wilderness with MUA and two models and decided to continue. So far, I've done 222 shoots being really subjective about seeing where to study/improve while editing between each shoot and I have chosen 3 directions I will continue going.

I enjoy writing (short stories, film scripts, grants, press releases for arts centers & theaters and biographies and promotional materials for other artists). I sometimes compose - so far I've created music for 12 ballets, 4 plays, 16 films, 4 TV shows, 2 documentaries and 4 audio books. I've performed original piano music since 1986 as a solo musician and with dancers and I occasionally collaborate as a recording artist with other artists scattered all around the planet. I am currently working on material for a new solo album (will be my 4th commercially available and my 13th independent).

I have been a filmmaker (writer, director, cinematographer and editor) for 7 years. I've been working on a post apocalyptic film series (5 features) for a couple years and I make 2 or 3 short films each year; partially for the instant gratification of getting screenings & IMDb credits and partially because I love writing short stories and doing things with them. Am almost finished writing a romantic comedy feature. I'm nearing production for a dark fable story set in the year 1609. I'm beginning to make conceptual music videos.

I'm easy to work with and very experienced expressing ideas and making adjustments. Although I make sure to be prepared with plenty of specific images to shoot and I have an imagery journal with me 24/7, I know the value of exploring and working with ideas/concepts thought of by those who I work with. If we are on location and you have ideas, I'll certainly shoot them.

I'll always edit and email TFP models a few photos right away (usually same evening of each shoot if shoot is near my studio) but I like to really think about edits for a day before getting into them. I upload (sized down versions of) entire shoot to Dropbox and send link to model(s) to choose from. Model's should choose 10% of what we shoot for me to edit and send full sized. I believe that it is important for a model to be able to have digital copy of the entire shoot, not to inundate their social media with variations on the same theme which is never a good idea but I give entire shoot to model(s) for their memory and also so that they can learn for their future shoots. I usually get everything correct in camera so if you want to use the photos I send of entire shoot for Instagram, Onlyfans or Patreon, feel free to; just credit me.

When I am traveling, it is not always possible to edit photos until I return to my studio although I can batch resize an entire shoot (unedited) in Photoshop and send via Dropbox if my hotel or Airbnb has good wifi.

I encourage bringing an escort for first shoots with TFP models. Especially someone who can help with light and doesn't distract. If your escort would be well suited, we'd definitely incorporate them into an idea or two and certainly snap a couple fun mementos.

I maintain a no contact policy. If you are female and your wardrobe, hair or items near you need to be adjusted, I'll talk you, your escort or a female assistant through it. If you are male, I'll talk you through it.

I'm reliable, adventurous, I do what I say and I value other people's time. I ask the same of anyone who I create with. I've been creating publicly for 35 years and my name, reputation and image are very important to me. I know that yours are very important to you also.

I offer safe, patient, educational and collaborative shooting experiences for newer models and imagination for experienced models.

The great outdoors is always a resounding yes and I have a love for old buildings.

If you'd like to create with me, send a message. I respond in the evenings. 

I've sent 15 sets to magazines so far and was published each time (242 photographs). I'm not so interested in gaining more publications unless they are paid because its more lucrative to simply upload the magazine set to Bentbox, let fans know its available and equally share money with the model(s) in the set. Also, not having to crop to fit a specific format is much better; especially when shooting out in nature or in a really interesting indoor location. But, there are several magazines who will happily publish if I send to them if getting published is on your to do list.

Some of my music can be heard here:
http://www.reverbnation.com/allenjamesteague

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"Amazing photographer to work with, he had so many tips and wonderful ideas. We shot for hours while sailing around the sound. One of my most memorable photo shoots! Can’t wait till our paths cross again (:" Read less

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"Fantastic photographer! I've never felt more comfortable and free to express myself and create! 100% art. Having fun and good communication is vital in photography and life and you will find it with Allen. Get his attention and create something beautiful." Read less

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"Teague was absolutely fabulous to create with-- he has his shoot planned out well ahead of time and was very open to my suggestions during the shoot. After shooting it has been wonderful communicating with him! He puts so much passion into every photo and artistic enterprise! Truly a one of a kind artist!" Read less

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"Teague is an amazing photographer, I’ve worked with him multiple times! We always have a blast. He also makes you feel super comfortable at all times which is extremely important to me. He was the first person to get me into modeling and I’ve never felt so beautiful in my life! I recommend working with him." Read less

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"Great collaboration with this very talented photographer and his crew. Easy to work with. Very professional. Will definitely shoot again!" Read less

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"Allen James Teague is one of my favorite individuals to collaborate with. Allen has an amazing eye for detail and is very meticulous at his craft. Allen is also a great conversationalist and very friendly. He also actually cares about the individuals he works with." Read less

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