Concerning my phone number.

My phone number is 9896005693, and I'll know I'm successful when I have to change it.

The reason I'm making a blog post about my phone number is because I get a lot of calls lately locally asking me why I'm calling them. I'm assuming the same thing that is happening to them is happening to me: People call my phone and when I answer it's nothing. And then I hang up. Sometimes it's a robot saying they're google.

Anyway I want to clear the air - If you've googled my phone number because you got a call from it, somebody spoofed my number and it wasn't me.

Anyway since you're here, I'm a Detroit local photographer and here is my work:


 

Model/MUA/Concept: Alicia Pomarzynski

Model/MUA/Concept: Alicia Pomarzynski

Negligent 2017 Update

I'm terrible at keeping up with this blog, but I suppose I knew I would be. I gave up writing years ago and maybe I should pick up the pen so to speak.

I've had some decent success since last year. I've currently got more reach than our old studio ever did. And I'm about to move.

The industry here is sparse, and corrupted. Nobody pays half the price that media is worth. Nobody values copyrights, and there's 1000 artists here who will work for cheap, many of them very talented.

I don't want to move, but I'll be going to LA next year in the spring. Hopefully I can find work.


I've been criticized for relying too heavily on my makeup artist Alicia, and for shooting things that aren't a natural look. I disagree with these criticisms, because I'm of the opinion that that work isn't particularly difficult or easy. But to humor them, I've changed up my style again. Image below.

 

 

I plan to make some new media soon. I have a full audio studio, and I ought to be using it. Today, Samantha Anderson is going to be modelling for a submission to Nakid Magazine. You won't see that work until it is published or rejected. But I'm also going to have her do a psychic reading of me, because that's what she wants to do with her life. I'm a hard skeptic, but I'm going to suspend my disbelief for the session. Stay tuned.

Maia Kern, her own makeup and styling

Maia Kern, her own makeup and styling

Doing lots of work, not a lot of posts (NSFW)

I've been doing work lately I can really say I'm proud of. I just met Alicia Pomarzynski, who did some excellet makeup for Brenna Kiewicz and herself. I will be using her more in the future.

Since my last post I've shot a couple more chefs and a lot of non-portfolio stuff you're not going to see here. I'm going to be stepping up my portraiture in 2017; I had a long leepless night in which I looked through my work in 2016 and decided I wanted to change direction. Here's a few examples shot recently. NSFW because of nipples.

 

I'll try and get some more content on this blog. If you have any questions about the process, add me on facebook or instagram, or give me a call at 989 600 5693. Nothing I did is a secret and I'm considering offering classes.

Merry Christmas folks.

Alicia Pomarzynski as model/MUA

Alicia Pomarzynski as model/MUA

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Brenna Kiewicz as model, MUA Alicia Pomarzynski

Brenna Kiewicz as model, MUA Alicia Pomarzynski

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Yesterday I shot some food and I'm eating it right now

The chefs were Brian Psenski and Matthew McGrail, serving a pop-up at Yemens St. in Hamtramck. Everything was as delicious as it looked.

I'm getting a lot of tabletop gigs since I've started doing them. It's tricky, deceptively simple work.

I set a new gallery on the website to promote my tabletop work.

braised endive, radicchio, & cranberry compote on sliced persimmon

braised endive, radicchio, & cranberry compote on sliced persimmon

I drove to Tennessee and back. I didn't take any pictures on the drive but I should have.

I took a trip down to Crossville, TN last week. I was contracted to shoot a bunch of auto parts that the studio didn't have the ability to receive, because they were huge. So they sent me down in a van with the studio in the back.

I plan to make a return trip as soon as possible. Driving over the hills in Kentucky was amazing, and a detour in Huntsville and Chattanooga was a trip I might make regularly.
 

I don't have any evidence of any of it, so here's some photos I took in Chattanooga.

Portrait of Toni Zablocki in her Chattanooga loft.

Portrait of Toni Zablocki in her Chattanooga loft.

Left outside a jewelry store. Chattanooga, TN.

Left outside a jewelry store. Chattanooga, TN.

this store specifically. Chattanooga, TN.

this store specifically. Chattanooga, TN.

Portrait of Toni. Chattanooga, TN.

Portrait of Toni. Chattanooga, TN.

I asked Tommy Wiseau a question neither of us were qualified to answer

so first off if you don't know who tommy wiseau is then this isn't going to be funny or interesting.

also know that if you don't know who tommy wiseau is, you're not really particularly missing out. I'm not going to go into detail about him, but anyway, for the context of this post I want that disclaimer.

tommy was showing The Room and people in the theatre were throwing spoons and shit at the screen. It was like Rocky Horror, except the joke was about 7 years old and the guy we were mocking was the person who was presenting it to us.

the energy was weird and it started with a Q/A fan service line. people were dressed up for the show (which was in Royal Oak if that matters I don't know) and as characters from the show. anyway there was a line to hold a microphone and ask the man/myth/legend a question.

most people would play a joke off of the terrible lines from The Room. but again it was weird because i'm not sure if tommy is totally in on the joke or just accepting the mountain of cash his disaster of a movie might be generating. not knowing what sort of person he was but still wanting to have fun at his expense, I asked him about the then current conflict in gaza (2014), which was suggested by a friend.

the energy was weird, people kept chanting USA the whole screening, the sound only worked up front, people didnt shut up during the flower scene, we didnt have enough spoons, but it was fun.