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Feb 18, 2007

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About Me

Instagram Marquisdesaint
I took time off, now I'm back. FULLY VACCINATED.
NOTE: It's a hobby I love and I don't do this for a living, unlike other photographers.

I've been out of America, most of my life and returned in 2013.
I'm looking to collaborate with new young artist in making artsy images.

I'm a international freelance photographer and a photo hobbyist. I take photos for the LOVE OF THE ART. I don't do boring images and I don't do Photoshop. I want to create artsy female images with new models and I need your help.

I seriously don't carry all the fancy equipment a studio photographer has. I learned to work with what I have,

It's just one camera and one lens, been doing it for years. I take photos for myself as a hobby. Take a look at my photos and judge for yourself, if my style is for you. Oh, please comment on my photos, if you like them. I like to hear what you think.

I'm not looking for a date or any hanky-panky, too old for that game. Your free to contact any models I work with. I insist, because they will do a better job at getting you to come pose for me,

I'm a easy-going, low maintenance, down to earth type of guy, who's very casual with an open-mind about nudity, sexuality, lesbians, etc., who's not sensitive on any topics that might offend others easily. Straight honest talk works best for me. As a traveler, I've seen a lot. I speak a bit of German and a mixture of bad grammar English.

Personality, I want outdoor artistic body poses against tree roots, river rocks, floating on water, against dark clouds or woods. Images that I can put on canvas and hang on walls in art galleries. That's my style.

I do like to work with new models and would like to meet prior to the shoot in a public place for both our safety, It is the internet, after all and you never know who you are meeting.

We can talk over any questions over coffee that we might have, any creative ideas you want to try, pick a interesting location, get to know each other better, and when we shoot, we can be much more comfortable with each other and relaxed during our shoot. This is a collaboration between two artist. Your input and ideas are important for your portfolio and getting you started in a new career.

The models are my friends and I've done numerous shoots with the same models. Your free to contact any model as a references on my behavior. You pose, and I shoot. That's it.

If when we meet over coffee, we find we can't work together, no harm done. My only dislike is for Diva's and I'm not looking for a date or any hanky-panky. I find working with lesbians much more relaxed and easier to work with.

Photography is art. I let my artsy images, speak for me. I do like to experiment with different settings of BW tone, Contrast, Color tone, etc, on images to add a little flair.

If you have no experience or if you never posed before. Don't worry, I can give you ideas/suggestion to try. I want to help you, built a portfolio with headshots and various poses of color and BW style of basic fashion, glamour, causal wardrobe, lingerie, implied and swimsuit (and other styles, you like) :) We both get photos we can use for our portfolio.

If you have questions, just ask. There are no stupid questions - plus, I work mostly with new models and I've heard lots of off-the-wall questions, already.

I'm always open to suggestions for trying different poses or creative images you want to try. So, don't be afraid to speak-up and tell me what you want to try on a photo shoot. Tell me the type of model you want to be and we will shoot the style you want to get across to the agencies or for your artsy self.

If you're under 18 yrs. and/or want an ESCORT(S); you can bring your Mom and Dad, but PLEASE, NO BOYFRIENDS :( or weird clingy old man (*Sugar Daddy), or Pimps, done that already. I'm going to have to add NO DOG(s) of any size, to that experience.

If you must bring someone, bring someone who can help you dress, help you with your wardrobe, hair and makeup. A best girlfriend or lesbian friend who puts a positive attitude on you and makes you feel better about yourself, That you can reflect that look onto your photos,

All Models must provide their own wardrobe, hair and makeup (optional) or their own MUA. A good headshot without makeup, au natural would be needed for agency style head-shots. Remind me to shoot a standard model card image, if you want one,

INEXPERIENCE MODELS - There seems to be a lot scammers and creepy fakes non-professional Guys With Cameras (GWC) If any of the following things take place it is probably a scam:

- You are paid by check up front but there is a clerical error and you were paid too much (check scam).
- A publication or end client is promised but no client is on set (outright lie)
- Photographer refuses to provide personal contact info or Photo ID (creeper alert!)
- Photographer shows up with a webcam (porn alert).
- All their girls photos have no MM# to give credit to models and look like nudes downloaded from the internet (fake photographer).
- Photographer offers to help you find work, also wants to build you a page he can manage and takes a fee from you. Only to pimp you out for nude shoots to other GWCs (Photographer pimp).
- Wanting to come to your HOUSE to do sexually provocative shoots, insisting they are respectful, beautiful photos. (Creep Alert or future stalker).
- Here's a new one; Never undress for a Skype casting either. This is also a common form of new age scam for their pleasure, and often recorded to blackmail or pressure in other ways later. A bikini should always show more than enough for any genuine professional assessment.

Note: If photographer has been on Model Mayhem for years, but has only worked with five people and only has four photos (with no website/other portfolio links), then chances are they are not serious and you will not get what you want from the shoot or you might really find out, why they're not serious enough...and hang out only on MM.

If your contacted on Craigslist by me or someplace else, it's not me...
I only (first) contact by MM, Instagram or Facebook page.
And I like to meet in person, NOT by internet/phone BEFORE a shoot.

Always LOOK at the photographer's photos, are they good - blurry bad? Can you call it art, with good background settings? Is it all crotch and booty shots?? Ugly/cheap backgrounds that don't add to your look?? Would your look fit, with the background?
Judge them on their artsy images. It doesn't matter if he has, a studio full of fancy equipment. It doesn't make it art, if the photos suck.

Expensive equipment doesn't make him a good artist, if all his photos look like porn or cheap naked images. Always trust your instinct.
Do you believe, he even shot those images he's got on his page? Where's the MM # contact of other models?? If not, don't work with him. Sure, it's great to get paid for a shoot. But, SERIOUSLY... Do YOU want crappy looking naked photos of you on the internet forever???

GET ARTSY and ADVENTUROUS IMAGES with your looks and poses.
Don't settle for boring portrait style images or Hustler style images.

Most photographers want money for their time. But, some will trick you into paying for extra photos they taken and/or won't give you all the photos.

Don't sign contracts with photographers who want to be your pimps.
Some will pretend to help you. But, will start to take a percentage of your money from paid shoots. Just like cheap agency that promise work, but you have to pay them before getting the jobs...

Other's will ruin your photos by posting their larger than life name across your face/body just to advertise their poor work. And they will charge you extra to remove their name from across your face. That's not me, I don't do that.

It's art. The Mona Lisa does not have Leonardo da Vinci name scrawled across her face.

Most photographers forgot it's art, and are no longer creative. Most don't have an "Camera Eye" and can only do portrait style images. Don't settle for the boring routine normal. Keep being creative and artsy. - You are an Artist

I will give you a copy of all un-edited photos after the shoot. Just bring a thumb drive, 16 GB (USB) or a camera card. A few days later, I will edit (crop, color, contrast, BW) some of those I liked and will email you those to you :) If you see a photo you like, let me know the No.# and I will edit that photo for you. You will initially get a dozen or more edited photos.

I want to build you a portfolio, because it builds me a portfolio of my artsy work.
Should my photos of you catch the attention of possible clients, I will alway pass the information for you to make contact. I will not give out your personal info to any stranger (period).

I understand a lot of models that I've taken photos of, have been contacted by lots of other photographers as soon as I post their photos on here.
Some of the beginner models I've shot with are doing great things now.
It's a good sign the models are being noticed and sought after.
Pick wisely.

I understand the Creep factor. The constant msg and texts of GWC calling and bugging you to let them shoot you, wanting you to send them nude photos. Those GWC are not photographers. Real Photographers don't have time to waste, when they are editing photos. Only the creepy GWC will bug you by phone & email and you should not give in.

I will always forward any job/model request to you, FOR YOU to make contact (I will not give out your personal information to strangers). But, PLEASE feel free to pass out my name to your friends who want artsy photos and want to work with me. You are my reference.

What I want, is to create artsy outdoor images with the female form, using beautiful nature backgrounds of water, rocks, trees, etc, the blue skies or cloudy. No airbrushing, just natural images. And to be recognize for my art.

I give my time freely when time permits to taking photos. Its a fun and artsy hobby I love doing. In the time of film/print and darkrooms, I would have had charged a lot. Now, in the digital age of non-film and software darkrooms, or having a studio cost. I can shoot freely without the worry of additional cost,

Again, no experience is needed and DO NOT be afraid to ask questions, There is never a stupid question. I want you to feel comfortable and relaxed working with me, during our shoot.

Credit Notes

My photos were recognize two times at RAW Artist event in Austin, TX.

Take a look at my photos to see all the MM # models I worked with so far.

I don't pay for shoots, I have no studio or job as a full time photographer and I don't do Divas because it's a hobby, but money does talk...

Other photographers charge a few hundreds to thousand of dollars for their time.

If you want to shoot your way and not collaborate on a shoot we both get photos. Then my photographer rate: $200 a session. My rates are reasonable, let's talk over coffee. When your paying me, I'll shoot you in any style you want - Fully clothed with a Burka if you want. I'll also accept payment from a Sugar Daddies/boyfriends if they want to attend.

I'm open to TF* (Free shoot) if your idea is artsy enough to catch my attention. And If I contact you, the shoot is "Free" (TF).
But a TF is a collaboration between two artist, so we both get images we can use for our portfolios.