I have been a photographer and an artist since childhood. My uncle introduced me to darkroom development and my first camera was a German Voigtlander rangefinder (with the cloth bellows and all). There was always something extraordinary in capturing an image that connected me to a point in time, an emotion or place. I was, and still am inspired most by the quality of light and the richness of human expression. These resonate with something in my core. My early creative attempts grew into something more practical, expanding from photography into graphic design and marketing. Those skills, blending with over 10 years in the information technology world have given me a well rounded understanding of the needs of commercial creativity. But my passion is still photography as a reflection of humanity and the world around us.
As an outgrowth of this observance, I have sought to understand it's pulse. And how our humanity can either harmonize or disconnect us from the world around us. More personally, how I can be influential in a practical way with what I reflect back to those around me. I believe we all have a measure of responsibility to contribute to the sphere around us in whatever degree of influence is possible. I'm keenly concerned for the health of our society to become conscious of our closed loop world. To overcome our unconscious habits, gain empathetic understanding of one another and work toward strengthened communities.
My high minded ideals are contained in a humble and very flawed person, but that doesn't deter me from the quest to move forward, to understand better, to identify with places and people yet unrealized. My tools of communication, be it photography, writing or discourse are my vehicles to accomplish this and provide a small window into the worlds soul and my own.
General design and marketing services starting at $125 / hr. Rate may vary dependent on project scope and complexity. Quote by project rather than hourly rate may provide a better overall value. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the best approach.
Studio Portraits & Model Rates
1 hr, up to 3 wardrobe changes, unlimited number of shots (within timeframe), delivery of up to 5 finished images with corrective retouching, balance of up to 100 un-retouched images on digital media - starting at $350
2 hrs up to 6 wardrobe changes, unlimited number of shots (within timeframe), delivery of up to 12 final images with corrective retouching, balance of up to 300 un-retouched images on digital media - starting at $450
Commercial Studio Rates
Studio time includes simple product or model styling with a 2 hour minimum billed at starting at $225 / hr.
Hair and makeup styling starting at $150 / hr.
Starting at $1,800 / day includes 8 hrs of shooting time and 1 hour of travel time to location. Additional time billed in ¼ hour increments at $225 / hour. Maximum 24 finished photos per day, with additional charges per image as needed.
Available Light Discount: $200 / full day if remote location lighting is not required.
Travel and extra production expenses billed separately
Basic color correction and blemish reduction is included with any final shot. Product styling and additional retouching are billed at $90 per hr in 1/4 hr increments.