I'm no Photographer but I dare to say that I make very good photo's nowadays anyway. I use them as reference for when I'm painting.
So that I can work on a portrait of a model that visited my studio for a day, after she has left for home.
I don't have fancy backdrops in my studio, that would allow me to make the photo's a regular photographer would and actually I wouldn't want to.
I used to not even pay much attention to detail as a photographer should. Because it would change in the painting anyway.
Nevertheless, many recent photos will look excellent on the walls of any room and would even be good enough for a model's portfolio.
That was never intended but it's a very nice perk nevertheless.
I have a flash set and a really great camera.That gives the photos much more depth and dimensions which is important as I want to see passion and emotion in a picture and not just a pretty girl with only one expression.
Another perk of these better photos is that they help me to make better Art too because the basis is better, clearer and well-lit already.
And also because I see more sides of the model than when she would just be posing for the painting. As that is a much slower and less dynamic process.
Because I've worked together closely with an actual good photographer I picked up a lot of insight as well.
When I make an outstanding photo I still have to make a backdrop because I don't have a very roomy studio with all kinds of backdrops that hide all the clutter from an illustrator's studio,
but that gives me more freedom to experiment and make my own unique backdrops.
Which I find much more interesting.
Click on Photo Gallery to see a couple of older photos. The newest ones are so much better in so many ways but I didn't work with any models that would like me to post their photos online yet.
They were just helping me out anonymously even though they look stunning.
So, it's time to work with models that would actually appreciate their gorgeous photos being posted.
If you'd like to be a model for a photographing Illustrator (there's of course a painting in it for you, as well as a whole bunch of photo's) you can mail me a recent and clear picture of yourself.
Preferably from head to toe. I can't work with everybody or any type as time does not allow that. But I hope you will try anyway. But only if you can visit my studio of course, dare to be sensual and aren't afraid of some nudity.
Sandy @ my studio when I painted her poster
Current camera (I am impressed by this machine);