I have about 20 years (off and on), of experience in beauty, fashion and editorial. I began shooting during the early 90s in my downtown Chicago studio. Since the turn of the century, I now live in Newport Beach, California (with my studio in Santa Ana), where the winters are decidedly gentler.
Historically I've mostly worked with major agency models, but I'm open to work with independents with a striking / agency-level look (not necessarily 5'8+).
My images are processed to be optimally viewed on a calibrated monitor with a brightness (luminance) level of 120 cd/m2. If you are viewing at a different brightness level, you are not seeing the lighting of the images correctly.
TF/Test - I will still (T)rade (F)or images from time to time, if I'm particularly struck with your look. However I am no longer able to offer a selection for you to choose from, for me to finish for you. My time has just become too expensive and for me to spend an hour or so finishing each of 3-4 images specifically for you on a trade basis, it ends up costing me more than if I used a model at a conventional commercial rate. So for future trade shoots, models will receive a choice of the images I have already finished for my own use. If you want a different image finished specifically for you, my rates are reasonable and I will happily finish what you need. Thank you for understanding the economics of this decision.
If you are a wardrobe stylist looking to collaborate, please contact me, I'm currently interested in doing more editorial fashion.
Note: I do not typically accept friend requests from photographers unless I know them personally (at the street level). Not accepting a photographer's friend request here on MM, whom I do not know outside MM, should not be taken as a comment regarding their level of work.
If you schedule a photo shoot that involves incurring direct expenses, such as Makeup, Hair and/or wardrobe, etc. and you cancel within 24 hours, you agree to be liable for those expenses, as the studio still has to pay them, even if you decide you can't make it.
Credits and Publications
Elite Model Management
David & Lee