Model Mayhem #:
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Mar 16, 2021
Very Experienced
Depends on Assignment
May 31, 2005

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About Me

Although you may see artistic nudes on my portfolio from time to time (well, okay, most of the time smile please know that posing nude is never a requirement for working with me. I've never asked a model to pose nude or to shoot fetish, but having said that, I'm always honored and flattered by the trust placed in me by those who come to me for this type of work.

TFP: I am NOT a part time hobbyist. I am NOT building my portfolio. This is my day job and I do make my living with my cameras, and yes, I DO get paid for my work. If all of my work was free, then there would be no studio, lights, editing or printing equipment... well.. no SouthBound. I pay models for images ONLY when I'm being paid by my clients to shoot you. Be realistic. Look at my work and if you think your look and my skills would add to the diversity and quality of BOTH of our books, please contact me. Otherwise, my rates are more reasonable than you might think smile Did you know there was a time when aspiring models actually hired a good photographer to create quality images for their portfolios?? Is the new norm cell phone snapshots for your facebook page? Really? If this is true, I refuse to conform. If I were a painter, would you ask me to paint your house for free? Always looking for video models (paid and no porn).

I am not a celebrity nor do I want to be. My work isn't about me. It's about you and what we create through our collaboration. It's all about the work and the result. Models, I can promise you, The Owner of The Truth about this industry is not on this site. Beware of those who pretend to be.

Art is subjective. So why are there so many experts? Do you really need someone to tell you what is beautiful? Is the 80 year old Native American man, bent and wrinkled with age as beautiful as the perfectly formed nude female? No, if all you see is the physical. But look closer. See the character, the honor, the integrity, the wisdom. See the humor in his eyes because he knows things you don't. See the pain he conquered. Now capture all THAT with your camera and tell me which image brings a tear to your eye. If it touches you, it is art.

Take care...


NOTICE TO RETOUCHERS: I do ALL my own retouch and editing. I also do retouch for other photographers as part of my overall business. Please do not solicit me for this type of work. Tagging my page with these types of self-serving solicitations are not welcome and will be deleted.

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"Don is wonderful, I stay with him whenever I come to Austin, his workshops are easygoing and he is an excellent host. Plus he's really fun to work with and is incredibly funny. :)" Read less

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"One of my favorite people to shoot with. His studio is amazing and he has the best props. I would love to work with him again. A great person all the way around. Amazing photographer." Read less

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"A photographer unlike any other. Can sum up everything a model is feeling with just one shot. When you work with SouthBound, it's like you're just hanging out and having fun. Awesome man with so much talent! " Read less

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"very skilled photographer, very professional and knows his skills yet a great friend and safe and reliable!" Read less

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"He's one of my all-time favs. Can't praise him enough for his skills and he's a lot of fun to work with. Amazing results every single time!! I just love working with him!!" Read less

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Credit Notes


OOPS! Guess this means something else

OMP Featured Photographer November 2005

First Place in the OMP Artistic Nude Photographer competition 2007 (and yes, I did keep my clothes on!)

... and a few other things.

Published Nationally and Internationally. Suuure I'm gonna post my client list on here. Hold your breath smile

I do not enter the MM Picture of the Day contests. Just don't feel the need :)


Aim model · Model

Hey, did you get my message?
I’m a full time international model with 10+ years experience coming to your area October 2nd - 5th or 6th before heading to Dallas. I’d love to know if you would like to work with me while I am here or if you know anyone who might. This may be the only chance to shoot me in your area. Do you have recommendations on how else to get more work or who to reach out to?
I have more details in my profile but here is a bit ABOUT me; As a full time model, I am highly committed, passionate, reliable, open to working with artists of any level of experience & am very experienced in a wide variety of expressive poses. I’ve worked throughout AUS, NZ, UK, EU, Hawaii, India, Singapore, Malaysia & Philippines with plans to travel through other parts of the world. My many years of experience in the industry with a range of creatives from around the world have earned me features in multiple magazines, art galleries & exhibitions in a variety of countries. I’m open to modelling with other male or female models (locals or traveling) in the studio as well as on location in various conditions & throughout a broad range of styles from portraits, fashion, pinup, editorial, beauty, lifestyle, swimwear, lingerie, sheer, topless, boudoir, implied, through to art nude. I can do glamour as well as suggestive & slight fetish/erotica but I don’t do open leg or porn. My extra talents; I’m a musician, I know how to free dive which is good for underwater shots, can horse ride, go on long hikes & also can crack a stock whip, I practice yoga, & have done basic pole & aerial hoop/silks.
INSTA; @layal.official (non nudes) @aim.model (nude) @aim.backup.model1 (back up nude)
My RATES; for up to art nude $150 per hour for 2hrs or more or $550 for 4hrs or $1000 a day. This covers costs including my meals/drinks, public transportation, outfits I can bring, my own make up & other things to help me be the best I can for you. Surcharges; for 1hr only, light fetish & extra shooters. I do understand people have budgets so I can offer pay off methods where you pay the rate over an agreed time. If Instagram or WhatsApp or even email is better than discussing here, please send me your contact details.
Thank you in advance for respecting me. Hope to hear from you soon, keen to see what we can do together, all the best & kindest regards.

Andrew Helsing · Retoucher

I could not get around your amazing job.I would be glad to work with you.

Niko Laslo · Retoucher

Great port!I look forward to work with you

Julia Wagner · Model

Hi there!
I'm sorry if this Message sabotaged "inbox zero" for you haha but I just wanted to drop by and personally reach out. My name is Julia, a traveling model from Houston, TX. I’m going to be coming to your area the 7th - 8th of February. I am available for paid bookings at your location, or mine which is just a bonus for shoots booked with me. I will have an entire home to work out of!

I am also traveling with my very good friend and talented model Bonnie May. Her modelmayhem is here

Her instagram is

We are available for solo and duo bookings. We cover hair, makeup, wardrobe, and will sign a release at the beginning of our shoots.

We hope to hear from you!


chelseamariex3 · Model

Hey! Hope all is going well & your having a wonderful holiday season!. I’ll be in the in Austin area Jan 14-15th! If you’d like to work together or have any assignments let me know! (: