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Aug 19, 2012

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About Me

I just returned from living in China and I am ready to shoot!

I am an artsy photographer, retoucher and digital artist. If you are looking for a very artistic piece to add to your portfolio you have come to the right place. My photography is typically just the very first step in my artistic process. I tend to combine various photographs, 3D rendered objects, and hand painted items into a piece and then often will overpaint the whole composition.

What does that all mean? I think the best answer is to go to my portfolio and take a look at the type of work I do. If you want something truly different and exceptional to add to your port - lets chat.

How it works. I tend not to shoot in various real-life locations. Instead I typically shoot against a green screen or plain white wall, usually at my office in Boca Raton. The image will then be extracted for the next step of the process. My set up and lighting is mobile so I can shoot other places when needed but it is almost always indoors.
Unless I have a specific theme in mind before we chat, I will look at your pictures and then we will sometimes discuss a theme or two for the shoot and costumes. Backgrounds, props, and other elements (sometimes even hair or clothes) are added in post work.
In reference to wardrobe and costumes, if you have something interesting, vintage, avant garde, cosplayish pleased let me know. Sometimes I will buy or rent a costume for some unique look I am going for. If I buy the costume it will be your size and I often will give the costume to you after the shoot. (if you want it.)

Besides the costume shoot I usually do a ½ or ¾ shot focusing on your face. I do like to show the neck lines, shoulders and the top of your breast line in these shots. If you are willing to shoot topless this works best (though I will almost always crop the picture so most of your breast will not show in the final piece – and always if that is your desire). If you do not shoot topless, I ask you bring a strapless tube top for this portion of the shoot.

In all parts of the shoots, the face (particularly the eyes) and EXPRESSIONS are what I am looking for. I will ask you to put on various expressions and ask you move your eyes up down right and left. If you are an expressive model, we will get along well.

My shoots usually last about 2 hours (not including make-up and hair)

I do ask my models to do their own hair and make-up. If we shoot at my location, there is a bathroom with good light and mirror).

For each shoot I typically complete 2-3 completed art pieces. They often will not be available for a couple of weeks because of the things I add and my artistic process. You will receive a high-resolution digital copy (for printing or printed portfolio’s) and lower resolution digital copies for email, Facebook and other social media.

The overwhelming majority of my shoots are TF. On rare occasions I will pay a model a nominal amount and/or provide one of the art pieces as a print on canvas (16” X 20”).

I only work with those 18 and over and I will ask you to sign a model release.

Sound like fun? Want something completely different and artistic in your portfolio? Send me a message and let’s schedule a shoot!

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