After 42 years of photographing beautiful models and would-be models, and some of not quite model material (especially in recent years) I am calling it a day.
Now that modelling "careers" seemingly exist nowhere except in girls' heads and on Facebook pages, "photoshoots" consist of nothing more than a mobile phone selfie in front of a bathroom mirror, and random "advice" from the internet and narcissistic "boyfriends" is valued more highly than that from decades of industry experience, it is time to leave it all to the scam artists, pimps and pretenders, who seem to have the controlling interest on model photography today, and considering the public perception of photography and photographers is at an all time low, they are welcome to it.
I will continue to photograph, nurture, and promote carefully selected models for as long as they demonstrate real commitment; and offer model portfolio services for those few who value their career highly enough to invest time, effort, and money: (portraiture, including intimate portraiture - known in amateur circles by the subverted and malodorous name "boudoir"- will remain unaffected) but at least for the immediate future, I will no longer photograph, train, mentor, or be available for advice to would be models for FREE.
Just a couple of shots from the Berry Love jewelry shoot from two weeks ago.
Berry Love has a range of jewelry, candles, sunnies and giftware at very reasonable prices, and can easily be found on the top floor of Wyong Plaza, the major shopping centre in Wyong, NSW. Allison Berry and her family team are always attentive and very helpful.
Client: Berry love jewelry - Allison Berry
Model: Loula bae
Photography: Stephen Bennett
Makeup and Stylist: LucyLou Elizabeth Scott