Information about services/capabilities available, straight from the artist!
- Custom Portraiture
- Fantasy Theme Photography
- Dance Art
- Dance Videography
- Figurative/Body Paint/Nude Art
- Landscape & Scenic
- Dance Portraits
- YA/Adult Fantasy Writing
Customer satisfaction is my goal. Collaborating with my clients is a priority. Reputation is everything, and I have worked hard to build one of trust and respect.
Questions and Answers from Jeff
"WHO do you photograph?"
I have experience and ability with a wide range of subjects -- from regular folk to
professional models, from infants to wise elders. However I tend to specialize in the sorts of work clients have told me I do best. Additionally, as I
evolve artistically I am often looking for models or clients willing to help me experiment
with new creative ideas; in such cases I usually reduce or waive session fees. My strongest
Fantasy: turning any age subject into whimsical characters of imagination (my Mythography Creations line)
Children: custom, expressive portraits for little or big kids (individual, siblings, parent/child)
Dancers: portraits, performances, dance art, portfolio/audition images
Nudes: tasteful, classically-influenced art nude and intimate portraiture
Horses: equine portraiture (featuring horses and/or their riders)
"WHERE do you operate?"
Mainly in the Anne Arundel County / Annapolis area of Maryland but can sometimes travel beyond
that region. Options for photo shoot locations include:
Your Home: you may be surprised what's possible in the privacy and convenience of your home or yard
Studio: a mobile studio setting, safe and private, can be established by arrangement
Nature: a forest, beach, or other natural environment can well worth the extra logistics
Location: an old schoolhouse, an historic theatre, a horse farm or other locations can often be arranged
"WHEN are you available / what are your hours?"
By private appointment only (sorry, no drop-ins). I juggle a couple different gig jobs, so my schedule
is a little chaotic but also quite flexible. I can usually find a time that is convenient for you --
and that could even be late at night or a weekend. Nearly all my work is custom,
and please realize that for effective results we need to communicate or meet typically a couple times:
Initial inquiry -- discussion (with no obligation) about your ideas, feasibility, scheduling
Pre-planning meeting(s) -- virtual or in-person to plan session goals, details
Photo session -- arranged based on needs for lighting, location, reservations etc
Post-session consultation -- preview/selection, image treatment etc (virtual or in-person
Please see "Contact" page for more contact and availability info.
Also see this document for some additional thoughts on
preparing for a portrait or figure session.
"In WHAT artistic STYLES to you specialize?"
I am open-minded and like creative challenges, so please do not hesitate to inquire about just
about any idea even if it seems nutty. However, I sometimes restrict new assignments to styles at
which I am best and/or which I want to further develop. For more descriptions and examples of
these please see my portfolio section.
"WHAT PRINTING, DIGITAL, and OTHER SERVICES do you offer?"
My traditional 'top products' are portrait, fantasy, or figurative images suitable for wall art.
This can include beautiful special treatments such as printing on canvas, watercolor paper, or metallic
paper as well as mounting and framing. I also offer digital versions of your images, custom framing,
and can assist with special projects such as books or albums. Please keep in mind that the rights to
professionally-created images automatically belong to the photographer; images may not be duplicated
without permission. However it is often possible to buy the rights to your images in addition to or
instead of having me make prints, or in some cases (e.g. model TFCD) I may agree to provide them.
"HOW MUCH will it cost?"
To keep things fair and flexible, I don't try to box you into big packages that include things
you don't need or want. Prices are separated into three groups:
IMAGE CREATION: includes the planning, photo shoot, and previewing consultation
(click here for portrait prices);
FINISHING: options for things like individual prints, mounting, and packages;
PRESENTATION: options for final touches like high quality framing, books/albums, digital services, etc
"WHY should I work with you instead of someone else?"
"ARE YOU just some GWAC (guy with a camera) or are you a professional?"
As you probably know there are many 'hacks'
in the business--folks who claim to be photographers because they have a nice camera and figured out
how to push the button. Some manage to take some decent shots, but many have no clue how to
deliver a quality finished product or treat people decently. Others snap zillions of shots nearly at random, then
hope to find a few they can make interesting or passable after lots of editing, filters, and effects. I have a different
approach. I've worked as an "above board" professional for over 15 years, and hold a registered trademark for work
under the Mythography Creations name. As for formal training,
I completed the New York Institute of Photography program years ago and over the years have attended dozens of
professional training programs and seminars. It is never to late to learn or re-learn artistic and technical things.
I cannot please everyone's tastes, but I work hard to be honest about what to expect and to
produce high quality results. Beyond that, subjects often tell me they enjoyed the experience
of planning and creating the images collaboratively, and found it relaxing and expressive.
I hope you will find the same!
"Do you GUARANTEE your work?"
Certainly. First, if for any reason the images created during a session are sub-par we offer
a free re-shoot. Second, I almost never have returns or problems with physical products like
prints but when there are I 'make it right'. Some of my products such as framed wall art are
even warrantied from print or frame defects for life.
"Do you respect clients' and models' PRIVACY?"
I consider this very important, especially in this age of identity theft and other concerns.
I never sell or offer personally-identifying client information to third parties without permission.
For clients or sessions involving nudity or other sensitivity concerns, additional privacy and
confidentiality is available. I actually have three privacy levels; for details please see
"Do you offer FREE or TFP/TFCD sessions?"
Sometimes, yes. If you are an aspiring model or an established one looking to expand your portfolio,
or just a creative soul interested in trying something expressive,
we may be able to work something out. Because of limited time I cannot offer "general" portrait
or model work for free or in-kind exchange. However, take a look at my portfolio area and see
if any of my specialties there interest you. You may see notes about areas for which I need
models to experiment with a new idea, and/or to sample work I can display in my portfolio.
Contact me if you would like to discuss possibilities.
"Do you offer ONLINE PREVIEWING?"
Yes, and when appropriate this can be password-protected for your privacy. In most cases it is
also possible to annotate specific images to discuss with me, or to order prints directly from
your preview gallery.
"Do you have COSTUMES?"
I do have some costumes, draping/wrapping materials, and accessories for children and
adults -- especially for some of my specialty styles. If I don't have something appropriate for the
image we're creating, I can usually design one with you. I sometimes can work with a talented
seamstress/costume designer if something more specific or elaborate is needed.
"Do you have a MAKEUP ARTIST?"
I am not licensed to apply makeup and do not have a 'regular' makeup artist. However, I can
usually provide guidance for you to apply it yourself, or in more elaborate cases can work with
you to identify a makeup artist to assist us.
"Do you offer FACE or BODY PAINTING?"
Yes, though not the typical 'birthday party' sorts of designs. I have done some rather successful
abstract and creature type designs, so you are encouraged to ask about any ideas you have or see
if I can come up with something for you. This is a capability area I would also like to expand, so
if you are interested in being a test subject please contact me to discuss ideas. For complex or
specific designs, I know some truly top-notch face/bodypaint artists I can invite to
collaborate with us.
"Do you do NUDES, SEMI-NUDES?"
Yes, if the goal is something artistic and/or expressive and if we agree to appropriate discretion
to protect both our reputations. Every body can be the subject of artistic expression, and we
can confidentially discuss any ideas you may have. However I do not do conventional "glamour"
nudes; my approach is typically more classical, elegant, and/or specialized to a particular goal.
All of my stylistic specialties for portraits and art (identified in the
portfolio area) lend themselves to interpretations involving artistic nudity.
A photo session can include varying degrees of modesty and/or anonymity, allowing us to create beautiful
images that range from ones you'd easily feel comfortable sharing on social media to others that you might
keep to yourself or share only with your closest loved ones. I may recommend ideas, or even challenge
clients to experiment and test their creative limits a little. BUT, I strive to never push subjects
beyond their comfort limits, physically or emotionally, during a shoot. I want to assure every subject feels safe
and secure about the process and resulting work, and to make the
overall experience positive for their self-esteem and creative drive. It is worth the extra care to plan our
photo session and images appropriate for the subjects' age, tastes, artistic goals, and comfort level. We will discuss
things like protecting privacy and security of the photo session and resulting images.
Please see this document about
Sensitive Content and Nudity for more guidelines and details, or contact me with any questions.