Updated: May 17
Hi, I'm Michael. I am an alternative photographer in the Portland, Oregon area.
I work closely with my partner, Rose. We are a highly experienced professional photographer and model duo.
We are currently on the hunt for creators and creations to photograph.
In search of creators/Artists
We're on the lookout for tattoo artists, barbers, cosmetologists, bands, custom mechanics, sculptors, painters, artists in general, and just about any creator with an alternative vibe. We would love to capture you in your workspace or your creative element, capturing portraits and candid images. We can also plan something more creative if preferred. As long as we're capturing the essence that is the individual/team.
In search of the creation (Product)
Another option is for the creation. Let us capture your product. We're very interested in dark and moody fashion, oddities and curiosities, art, music, spooky stuff, plants, coffee and food, and whatever else can fit our aesthetic. To date, we've only captured products like hats, dresses, a vegan food cart menu, and about 400 wedding rings (for our main line of work). I can certainly take the picture, but your help and product are required to prove it. With Rose and a diverse community of models available to model certain products, items can be sent from far and wide.
What we're currently offering and asking for (FREE, tip, or trade)
Option one (this promotion): This free portrait session will last 30 minutes and produce 5 of the best photos taken, with the option to tip or trade. You'll have full rights to the photos, and we ask that if you post them to social media, you tag us and backlink our website and social media. Option two: If you would like more images or if you're confident in our ability to provide what you need, hire us for one of our normal sessions for more content. We're not just interested in taking photos; we want to network with and grow a larger community of creatives in Portland. By working together, we can create opportunities for all of us to connect, grow, and thrive as individuals.
But... why offer a free option?
Content. After many years of focusing primarily on weddings (weddingphotographerguy.com) for work, it's time to expand. Including my partner, Rose, in my work has allowed us to have the time to delve into other areas when it comes to work aspects of our photography and modeling endeavors. Our goal is to focus on branding and professional portrait photography. While we will always offer our services to any person, we are currently focusing outreach to brands and individuals that we feel fit our dark or alternative aesthetic. So, now we need that initial portfolio before we can truly get started. We hope to meet you soon.
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