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  • Part time Photographer
  • More than 17 years experience
  • I work for trade

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Beauty, Commercial, Glamour, Lingerie, Nude, Portrait, Sheer and Topless

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Photographer specialising in fashion, fashion nude, artistic nude, stylish glamour and blending these styles together. I have been shooting for over 12 years now and have shot over 300 models from the UK and Europe. I work from my own studio in kent where i use a 15 foot high colorama backdrop system and 20K of professional elinchrom lighting equipment including a 2 metre Octa light bank used on high end fashion shoots. I shoot with a professional Canon 5D Mark IV camera. If you are committing your time to working with me collaboratively(TFP) then you can be assured that I am using professional grade equipment.

I am available for TFP shoots and paid commission work, high end only, I am not interested in shooting catalogue, product or anything that might be boring or repetitive! I am only interested in creating amazing images working collaboratively with like minded models, stylists and MUA's or high end commissions.

If you have an MUA and stylist that you would like to work with I would be happy to be part of the team and will provide my studio and time for free. Send me details of there portfolios first.

If you are an agency looking to test models I am happy to provide my time, studio and retouching, models must be of a high standard and something I am interested in working with.

I am currently hiring models for ongoing shoots for a series of shoots for 2022. I am looking for specific looks to achieve my goals.  See current casting requirement below :

 

I am casting professional and experienced models for multiple studio shoots blending fashion, artistic nude and theme based photography. Will consider new models if you have a high end look.

Shoots to primarily take place at my own dedicated 1500 sf commercial studio space which features two separates studios including a permanent water studio installation with a 9 square metre water base and rain system, as well as a standard Colorama studio.

The goal of the shoots will be to create stunning works of art, working collaboratively bringing each of our ideas together, the energy we create will be key to the success of the final outcome, I am relaxed, confident and straightforward photographer and am in a very fortunate position allowing me to be able to shoot the kind of work I want, I am not trying to target a particular commercial style, my end goal is the creation of works of art but i am open to creative proposals based on your own ideas.

Shoots are full day 10am - 6pm with lunch and coffee breaks. If distance is limiting we can discuss a half day shoot or in certain circumstances if a full day is essential with travel needing to take place the day before and after the shoot then hotel accommodation will also be covered by myself, this will need to be agreed separately.  Travel will be paid once receipts for travel are provided and the equivalent return travel payments will be included in the pay for elements of a journey that can’t be purchased as a return journey, ie taxi.

Models expected to have a well stocked model bag with a variety of shoes, several matching sets of underwear, a selection of high heel shoes and is free to bring items that they would like to propose for use on the shoot.  I also have a very expensive collection of custom made design pieces, jewellery and a good selection of clothing including about 40 pairs of shoes, heels and boots.

Nails on both hands and feet must be clear and in good condition please.  Model to wear loose clothing during travel to the shoot to avoid marks from jeans or tight fitting bras. 

A model release will need to be signed at the end of the shoot before any payment can be made. 

I may send select fully retouched images from the shoot to the model granting permission for use in their own portfolios and social media.  If I do the images must be kept in the original form, not edited in any way including cropping and the Mantino watermark must be kept in place. Please remember this is a paid shoot and I do not expect to be chased for images, this is not TFP. 

Images are not to be sold or published and remain property of Marcus Mantino. 

Please provide your rate for a full day shoot (10am-6pm).Please ensure you have checked my studio location and looked into the feasibility of travel before applying.

If I don’t reply to you please understand that I received a very large number of applications to my castings and can’t reply to everyone.

If you have further images, for example on Instagram please provide your Instagram handle or email further images through contact details on my site at www.mantino.com

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