Outstanding models I've shot with:
Kristy Ann - Not on MB (MM# 632357)
Mizz Amanda Marie - Not on MB (MM# 1289955)
Cameo Michelle - Not on MB (MM# 1875179)
Natalee Hawthorne - Not on MB (MM# 1706273)
Brianne Blu - Not on MB (MM# 2647335)
St Merrique - Not on MB (MM# 772043)
Deja Mone - Not on MB (MM# 2594334)
Lucia - Not on MB
Amanda - Not on MB
Euphoria: A state of intense happiness, well-being, and self-confidence.
Ethereal: Light, Airy, or Tenuous. An ethereal world created through the poetic imagination.
Hence the name: Euphoreal
Welcome to my page.
Yes I am. ;)
"If desire is a weakness, your art renders me powerless." -Anonymous in my port.
Contemplate, for a moment, the subtle yet powerful differences between simply saying "yes," and simply saying "no."
You want to pose nude. And I'm here to help. ;)
This portfolio is dedicated almost exclusively to editorial nude art, but not entirely. I hope the images speak to you and tell a story. If not, I hope you at least think they look good. If you don't like nudes, then I hope it conveys to you my competence as a photographer.
Nudes, however, are NOT a requirement if you want to shoot with me. There are some ideas I'd like to explore that I think would be quite powerful precisely because they're non-nudes. A couple in general are bikinis and lingerie juxtaposed in unusual settings where bright and beautiful meet bland and dull, and also the idea of clothed passion, where what shows-through is the fire of a soul that yearns and burns underneath.
I rarely, if ever... okay, just about never... have specific concepts and visions in mind for a shoot. So if you're looking for detailed control over a shoot, you won't find it with me. I've tried to convey those kinds of specifics in the past, but our imaginations just don't see the same things, and no shoot ever materializes as planned. So let's not talk it to death. You bring your stuff, I'll bring my stuff, and let's create something that didn't exist before. There's a real art to that. If you're uncomfortable with it, that's why.
As of now, I find myself in a daring public nudes phase. If you have thigh-high boots, that's perfect. Thinking of loooong coats this time of year, for nice lines and to keep you warm!
Pardon my directness, but I also feel an "Ass-Phase" coming on. Non-nudes as well as nudes. Maybe it's because I have a lot of frontal work and I need to round-out my portfolio? Oh man, it's a serious concept but I fear the unintentional puns may be endless! lol! Anyway, if you have a nice derriere, maybe we could do something in that... theme.
I don't believe in model competitions, so I probably won't vote for you. Sorry.
I'm an advanced hobbyist/casual artist. I teach photography classes on and off at a local junior college, off right now. Giving A's or B's doesn't fit as neatly into an Art class as it does in a Math class. My goal in teaching was to instill continual improvement. Where were you when we started? Where are we now? I've always taught that Individualism is Art, NOT Eccentricity. There's a difference. Anyone can be merely off-center. Thoughtfully expressing your true individualism is an art. So the questions I ask of students are, "Who are you? Where are you, now? That's what you should be expressing. Because it will change later."
I now do this for passion instead of profession and I enjoy it immensely more than when I was trying to make money at it. The images are what people remember, not the money. The images will live on long after the money's gone.
I see models demanding two-hour minimums when I've literally done a shoot in 15 minutes and gotten outstanding results. How long does it take to snap a shutter? I don't expect to fly through every session in 15 minutes, especially with newer models, but I'm confused by needing a "half-day" or a "full-day" to shoot. It seems that two hours should be a maximum. Or am I missing something?
I also see models with amateur snapshots seeking paid assignments only. How is that gonna work? Just so you know, I DO want to work with you, but I won't be paying to make you more marketable by improving your portfolio.
I'd like to collaborate with organized workshops who need capable photographers with teaching experience. I can teach camera-lens mechanics, photographic light theory, photoshop glamour finishing (trained by Playboy retouching), studio lighting techniques, and the ever-changing drama of daylight conditions! ;) I can hold up my end and be an asset to any workshop team.
I'm interested in networking with motivated, like-minded individuals in all aspects of photography from the shocking to the sublime, from the edgy to the erotic. It's one thing to be safe, that's good. It's something entirely different to be crippled by caution, that's bad. There ARE limits, always. You can't do everything. There are some things that just can't be done. There are other things that just shouldn't be done. When you cross that line - and you will - you have to take a step back and re-examine.
As artists, it's our DUTY to test, discern, and discriminate. To try new things, to throw out the bad, and keep the good. Subjective? Hell yes, but you know quality when you see it. You know what you like, and that's called "discriminating taste." Discrimination is not always a bad thing. Yes, I challenge many of the lessons you learned in elementary school. For example, I don't think "equality" is a desirable goal - I think equality is flat, dry, uninteresting, detached, and lacks character... not to mention, impossible.
Be smart, but test your limits. You can't do that without trust. The models in my portfolio have trusted me. I am eternally grateful for that.
Let's test ours.
If you'll join me, I can make anything beautiful.
Thank you. (should I be a speech writer? lol)
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Some additional ideas on ways we might shoot:
Back to basics. Thinking of doing shoots where I test the basics of your modeling. Much like my assignments in photography to simply shoot patterns, shadows, textures, forms, or lines, etc.
One vision I have involves alleys or industrial spaces with pipes and conduit, a tripod, utilizing double exposure, then layering and blending in Photoshop. I don't expect you to see what I see. If you're curious, you'll just have to set up a shoot to find out. ;)
If you've read this far and you're still interested, then you're probably the kind of model I'd like to shoot with.
Final Thought: It's interesting what time does to a photo. A passing, mundane snapshot of an "average" person walking down a "typical" street can actually capture an entire bygone era! Most people are simply fascinated by history. The photos will live on.
Photography captures time. Never underestimate the profundity of what you're doing.