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Model Mayhem #:
1838268
Last Activity:
Oct 22, 2021
Experience:
Experienced
Compensation:
n/a
Joined:
Sep 05, 2010

About Me

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* FASHION * LIFESTYLES * TRAVEL * RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES * ART *

I'm fortunate to be working with exceptionally talented, exceptionally bright, exceptionally beautiful models, ranging from emerging talent just getting into the industry to full time agency represented commercial models to creative fine art models.

I'm working on a couple of special projects and my stock image library, so I don't have as much time for basic test shoots and trade shoots as I like, but still, I'm always interested in expanding the selection of exceptional models that I'm working with. Dedication and dependability are more important than experience, but a great attitude is a must.

I've taught modeling (and photography) so I'm pretty good at directing models to come up with quality images.

* TRADE & PAID SHOOTS... I'm generally pretty good at coming up with the models that I need on a trade basis,.but I do do paid shoots, particularly with models who might have a location to shoot at available. However, my rates tend to work best for models who really want to work together but want to make some money in the process.

* DELIVERABLES... For trade and project shoots I usually provide 20 to 30 optimized images per shoot within 10 to 14 days. (I don't  provide images.that haven't been optimized and I generally don't provide images on paid shoots unless an agreement has been made prior to the shoot.)

* MUA & DESIGNERS... I'm also always looking for MUA, fashion labels, clothing designers and other creative collaborators.

* FRIENDS... Obviously, I like to have as many Friends as the next guy, but I only want to be connected with models, MUA and other industry professionals who I would like to work with, and, more importantly, who would like to work with me at some point. Even if it never happens, I'd like at least to see an interest. Otherwise it doesn't mane sense to be connected as Friends.

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MY BACKGROUND

I spent most of my career handling editorial writing, photography and publication development assignments for consumer magazines, specialty publications, newspapers and corporate clients. I've written numerous articles for national and international photo and computer magazines, and I've written several books about digital photography.

As far as photography, I have extensive experience shooting various specialties, including handling news/feature coverage, doing some large format architectural photography and shooting travel articles.

I've conducted seminars and led urban photo excursions. Some of the favorite cities that  I've shot in include Berlin, Rome. Paris, London, Soul, Kyoto, Bangkok, Venice, New York, Prague, Warsaw, Hong Kong,... among many others.

I also have extensive experience fashion, I've shot countless runway shows (I don't shoot runway anymore) and have done some studio work, but I particularly like shooting on location. I'm always looking for interesting locations where it's possible to do some model shoots.

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IF WE'RE GOING TO SHOOT:

*  I WANT TO MAKE SURE that any shoots that are set up are easy going, fun and productive. (Just read some of the Tags and Comments models have left me to get an idea.)

*  PLEASE READ this and all casting notices completely to make sure that you can meet the various conditions, requirements or wardrobe laid out for any shoot or casting call. (Too many models have shown up unprepared, even after discussing details about the shoot.).

*  PLEASE MAKE SURE that the Bio information and images are current.  (I've had a couple of shoots recently where the images didn't reflect the current look or weight, probably because models weren't getting updated images during the lock-down.)

* A PRESHOOT MEETING is required for all paid and project shoots, particularly shoots being held at private locations.. A phone call usually works for basic test shoots in public places..

* A MODEL RELEASE (with photo ID) is required on all shoots.

* NO BOY FRIENDS OR HUSBANDS as escorts. (Almost always too impatient and sometimes too controlling.) Bring a girl friend, if you want. who can help with makeup and wardrobe.

​* I DON"T SCHEDULE  SHOOTS with models who have another shoot scheduled on the same day, either before or after. (Never seemed to work out.)

.* NOT INTERESTED IN  working with models who have flaked out on shoots or who tend to reschedule frequently.

* I DON'T SHOOT WITH TRAVELING MODELS who say they "love" my work so much that they'll give me a break on their inflated rates in order to shoot. (Just a ploy to get hired. If you really "love" my work, lets collaborate on one of my project shoots.)

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"Awesome Artist, Created Some Great Art Work On My Body! Was Very Professional And Polite." Read less

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"Worked with ron in las vegas and he was great! he kept a smile on my face the whole time, he has great pointers for new models." Read less

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"Ron is extraordinary! Such a nice man, and I feel like my pictures got even better from our first shoot — I didn’t even think this was possible! Professional yet friendly; I’m looking forward to our next shoot!" Read less

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"Great Photographer, and I loved the photos that came out. He is professional and experienced, would definitely work with him again." Read less

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"Thank you for the shoot. I was a different experience shooting underwater. Hope you captured some good shots. Thank you, Alexis" Read less

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