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| Jun 03, 2012|
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PLEASE READ MY PROFILE BEFORE MEETING WITH ME. THANK YOU:
(My Thought for the Day):
Don't you hate it when people say to you, "Nice Look?" It's like this cliche saying that inexperienced people think they have to say to compliment someone. It's so over said, it drives me crazy and makes me just think they lifted the text (and their profile) from someone else's page to try and sound professional--when in my opinion, it makes them sound like they have nothing better to say. It's like saying "that dress looks hot on you" instead of saying "YOU LOOK HOT in that dress!"
I am an established, published, professional commercial photographer. Trade agreements "may" be considered ONLY for extremely artistic pursuits of my passion and original unique creative concepts. Feel free to inquire if the above applies. Otherwise, I offer industry standard and private individual rates per project. Thank you for your professional respect and courtesy.
The Golden Rule applies, here! I'll respect you as much as you respect me. I am a lot of fun to work with, but I take this business very seriously. I'm not going to kiss your ass. I don't need a camera to get laid. This is about creative passion and I only want to work with those who share the same.
CREDITS INCLUDE: British Vogue, Flaunt, National Geographic Society/Line Jumper Talents, The Hollywood Reporter, Item, Vegas, Christina Aguilera, Ice T, Lauren Conrad, Nicky Hilton, Pussy Cat Dolls/Robin Antin, LA Gear, Downtown Los Angeles Fashion Week House Photographer, Estee Lauder, PGA Northern Trust Open, SBE/Bolthouse Productions, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, and Cloghan Castle (Loughrea, Ireland).
***CURRENT LOCATION AND SCHEDULE:
FEB 17th: LOS ANGELES
FEB. 18th (Thurs): Los Angeles to Phoenix
FEB. 19th (Fri): Phoenix
FEB. 20th (Sat): Colorado Springs/Denver, CO (tentative)
FEB. 21st (Sun): St Louis, MO (tentative pending weather)
FEB. 22nd (Mon): Columbus, OH (tentative pending weather)
FEB. 23RD (Tues): Columbus, OH
FEB. 24th (Wed): Columbus, OH
FEB 25th (Thurs): Columbus, OH (MY BIRTHDAY-I AM NOT WORKING)
FEB 26th - March 16th: Columbus, OH/AVAILABLE
March 16th - March 24th: Los Angeles Fashion Week/AVAILABLE
March 18th - 31: AVAILABLE
April 1st-April 11: Key West, FL (Vacation)/AVAILABLE
April 12th-19th: Los Angeles/Long Beach Grand Prix
April 20th-28th: AVAILABLE
April 29th-May 3rd: Louisville, KY/Kentucky Derby
May 4th-May 31: AVAILABLE
June 1st-18th: AVAILABLE
June 19th-28th: Vancouver, BRITISH COLUMBIA/AVAILABLE
June 29th-July 31st: AVAILABLE
AUG 1st-31st: Los Angeles/AVAILABLE
SEPT 1-DEC 31st: AVAILABLE
***RETURNING TO: COLUMBUS (via CA, AZ, NM, TX, OK, MO, IL, IN, OH) DRIVING FROM FEBRUARY 17th - FEBRUARY-23rd.***
2010 - Will be traveling to CA, AZ, UT, NV, CO, NM, TX, OK, KS, MO, IL, IN, OH, KY, FL, OR, WA, and British Columbia/Whistler Canada.
Don't see your State? Please inquire ASAP.
*I am currently in the process of creating the foundation of a unique charity concept that crosses various media platforms, genres, and creative pursuits. This idea will be released later in 2010 as sponsors are on board. Marketing Images were shot in late December through 10 States across the United States with Model, Nikki Cavelli (MM#1519743) who will be assisting in the Model Selection Process. Please look for Nationwide auditions this Spring.
*On Monday, February 9th, I completed my 9th year as Media Relations Chairman for the PGA Northern Trust Open, won by Steve Stricker and Executive Directed by Lakers and NBA Hall of Fame player, Jerry West.
*I will once again be photographing LA Fashion Week in March.
*I will once again be photographing the Tecate Light Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (IRL) as well as the "Miss Tecate Light Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Queen."
*Look for me at the 2010 Kentucky Derby on May 1st.
*CROSS COUNTRY PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO PHOTO SHOOTS - A great NEW package offered by Jack Fleming Photography on an extremely limited, but extremely high value basis. Please ask Jack directly for more details.
After a very undesirable 2009, I have put some much undesirable personal drama behind me and am VERY active, ambitious, and focussed on some major creative photo work in various genres!
In early November, I returned from a 3 week trip back to LOS ANGELES having served as "HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHER" for Fashion Week, participated in a Photo Exhibition at Melrose Lightspace on Melrose Avenue, U2 at the Rose Bowl, and Halloween. Much of my recent work is being purchased by many of the designers (ie. Elizabeth Mason and the Valentino Tribute show which closed Fashion Week: http://www.thepaperbagprincess.com/). I worked exclusively with LookBookLA.com, published by Felix Salzman/Felix Foto.
http://lookbookla.com/?page_id=263 ("Coverage Tab" - Scroll down and through additional pages to see "teaser" Runway Show images shot by Jack Fleming)
Nick Verreos has also recently endorsed LookBookLA.com through our overwhelming work with over 150 Designers in less than 2 weeks time. Please see below for my celebrity and commercial work as well.
OTHER NEW IMAGES: http://www.hollywoodu2.com/Photos%20Page%202/index.html
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION WITH ME ANY WEEKDAY (schedule and locations subject to change) at COLUMBUS' Easton Town Center -
DUE TO A FIRE IN EARLY APRIL 2009 IN MY LOS ANGELES/EAGLE ROCK BUILDING, all of the politics involved and some personal family health obligations in Ohio, I closed down my Los Angeles studio as of June 14, 2009. I am currently available ANYWHERE (INCLUDING Los Angeles and abroad) Everything is completely negotiable. Please note, that airfare is inexpensive and very reasonable out of Columbus to other far away destinations. So, please do not let that inhibit you from working with me. I also can easily drive to you in neighboring States at a very reasonable cost.
I am currently planning projects for 2010 in Ohio, California, Florida, British Columbia Canada, and other locations to be determined. A Road Trip across this great country of ours to do various shoots with a group as well as a project in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico are also on the list.
Please communicate with me directly at
310.428.3574 by phone/text
or at my email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be patient as I reply and THANK YOU IN ADVANCE for your understanding during this challenging time.
2009-2010 MIDWEST PHOTOSHOOTS: Scheduling FASHION, GLAMOUR, COMMERCIAL, and EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY. Please do not ask me to tell you when I am coming where. Book me for your needs and I will schedule with and come to you when you require. I have access to a very professional production studio in Columbus as well as many other resources and creative ideas in various other locations pending weather.
CONSIDER THESE IDEAS:
-Fine Art Nude
-Present for your Husband or Boyfriend
-"Girls Night Out"
-Birthdays, Bat/Bar Mizvah's, Anniversaries, Weddings
-Sport Events (Professional, Semi-Professional, and Amateur)
-Vacations and Holidays
*Any creative or original needs you might have-Just inquire!
Deposit required to book shoot. Refer someone and get a discount. Group shoot discount also. Inquire with me for more details, needs, ideas, etc. Thank you!
TFP/CD-I VERY VERY RARELY DO TFP/CD UNLESS “I contact you” about specific concepts or they are extremely unique creative projects of passion. If you currently have a pending verbal or written agreement with me, I will honor continue to honor that agreement (You ALL know who you are).
I HAVE HAD TOO MANY FLAKY MODELS which wastes everyone's professional and valuable time. EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009: Due to irresponsible models not taking my time seriously, I NOW REQUIRE a $100 Deposit (Check, Pay Pal, or Money Order) to schedule a TFP/CD shoot of any kind. Upon completion of our shoot together, I will hand your check back to you in full UNCASHED. If however, you cancel or flake without a good explanation (ie sickness), your check will be cashed. I'm sorry that a few people have to ruin it for the rest, but this is my strict policy. This requirement should be of no surprise to anyone who has modeled for long.
When TFP/CD is done, it is on my terms (or Production Team's) and my schedule. I reserve the right to deliver finished work when it is logically possible. If you can’t wait, please inquire about my very reasonable rates. All paid work is priority over TFP/CD. All decisions regarding selection of model(s) are by Jack Fleming Photography. Plans and decisions are subject to change at any time for any reason.
Jack Fleming Photography’s various rates are VERY reasonable and I now accept
VISA/MC/AE/DIS credit cards, Pay Pal, and 90 Days Same as Cash.
I have two Bachelors Degrees (Advertising and Graphic Design) and am a very experienced PROFESSIONAL photographer offering photographic services to you, my client. I have been doing photography since the age of 5 (35 years now). This is NOT a hobby, although I absolutely love what I do.
Please respect my profession and knowledge as I respect your pursuits and needs. Unless I am working directly with an Agency or a commercial client, my equipment, time, and travel are without a doubt more costly than your wardrobe and make up/hair products in addition to the obvious marketable results and images you will receive from me. Please understand this is my business and this is how I make a living. Unfortunately, too many people starting out in this business do not understand "real world" economics and commerce. Also, Model Mayhem and other sites like it, often are inclusive of "The Blind Leading The Blind" by it's members. MM, OMP, etc. are NOT the industry standard by any means. Please educate yourself on the industry and have a basic understanding and respect for "real World Business" ethics, needs, and responsibilities.
A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM JACK FLEMING PHOTOGRAPHY AND STUDIO! I look forward to meeting and working with you in whatever context we agree. I love what I do and am living my passion. Please read below for my policies and more information about working with me. -Thank you!
WHO/WHAT I AM:
*Passionate about Photography, Creativity, Art, Beauty, People
*Know that I am blessed (not egotistical) to have the chance to do what I love and the talent I have been given
*Confident and ambitious in all that I do
*Risk taker and motivated by challenge
*Professional, trusting, and courteous because I don't need my camera to get laid
*Your Best Friend if our professional chemistry works together
*Believe that quality far outweighs quantity
*Educated with two Bachelor's (4 year) degrees in Advertising and Graphic Design (Concentrations in 35 MM Film Photography, Oil Painting, and Technical Theatre and Scenery/Lighting Design)
*Also very experienced in Film/TV, Sports, and Music Consumer Product Licensing, Product Development, Merchandising, and Buying with knowledge of supply chain, manufacturing, and retail marketing between the United States, Canada, and China
*Loyal and monogamous kind of guy in relationships--therefore I don't need/use this business for dating or getting laid. I can do that quite well on my own-thank you.
*Established my own 2600 sq ft studio Storefront/space/business for 7 years in Los Angeles long before most Digital Photographers today. In fact, I have worked with 35 MM and other Film Cameras long before many of you were born. So, I understand photography basics when “getting it right the first time.” In other words, I don’t “depend” on Adobe Photoshop for success-it is merely a tool to enhance.
*Honest with you
*Will counsel and advise you on the pros/cons of this business if asked because I have seen, heard, and experienced a lot of things that will shock you
WHO/WHAT I AM NOT:
*Perfect-I make mistakes and attempt to take responsibility if I inadvertently make a mistake.
*Going to "chase" you. You either like what I do or you don't. If you want to work with me--help me help you and communicate, be on time, be respectful, and work hard. I will do the same.
*Disrespectful of your time.
*Manipulative of your vulnerability as a female model
*Looking for a date
*a GWC (Guy With Camera)
*ABSOLUTELY NOT TOLERANT of individuals who flake on an appointment or a photoshoot in anyway UNLESS you contact me in advance OR you have a specific emergency that would be legitimately relevant to cancelling or being late (Traffic, Sickness, Accident, Acts of God, etc.) Communicate with me.
*ABSOLUTELY NOT TOLERANT of drugs, drug use or being under the "uncontrollable" influence of any substance on a shoot.
*Doing photography as a hobby. This is a business. I have earned, studied, and developed the right to get paid to do what I do and for the services and quality I provide.
*NOT an Agent, Talent Scout, or a "so called" Manager
*A "White Knight." - My concern for your safety, respect, and outcome is very high. However, I'm not out to "save" you and be your Knight in Shining Armor. If you think of my photography in that respect--I won't ignore it--but I'm not going to chase you.
Model Mayhem for me, is simply a "billboard on the information superhighway." I don't evaluate my status based on my number of friends or my number of forum posts I've made. It is not the "end all be all" of existence or does MM even remotely represent this industry. It is a networking forum. Nothing more/nothing less.
To understand and see my work and background, please visit my homepage at http://www.jackfleming.com or contact me with your questions.
Me, "Andy Warhol style" during the Arden Realty Holiday Party.
Originally from Ohio and Indiana, I based myself in my studio in the Eagle Rock area of Los Angeles for the past 7 years. I have lived here for 14 years. I have played with cameras for 35 years and been professional for roughly 8 years. My college education includes two separate Bachelors Degrees in Advertising and Graphic Design with a minor in Technical Theatre and Lighting Design. I also spent a large amount of time in the dark room with 35 mm film cameras and in the oil painting studios on canvas. My professional corporate background includes 12 years of Merchandising, product development, entertainment licensing (film, TV, sports, and music), marketing, and promotions for several major movie studios, record labels and sports entities. I also spent 5 years as a college recruiter in Indiana, California and Lugano, Switzerland. However, Photography has been the only constant in 35 of the past 40 years.
I grew up shooting 35 mm Canon equipment but switched to professional Nikon equipment when converting to Digital. I love what I do and I love the equipment I have. Many cameras are good and take great photos. However, it’s not always the camera or how expensive your equipment. It is the person BEHIND the Camera and the subject in the image that make for a successful photograph. I truly believe that “composition” is a natural ability and cannot be learned. I have always had that natural ability since I can remember regardless the visual medium.
I am available to travel ANYWHERE and work not only domestically, but internationally. I make a LOT of trips to Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky for family reasons and often schedule photo projects while there. I am also a featured Photographer at Cloghan Castle (www.CloghanCastle.com) in Loughrea, Ireland for Weddings and Events.
It is usually best to contact me via email at
or via my website "contact" page at:
Models--please insert your contact information on my website and make sure you give me your MM# (or OMP# if you have one).
Jack Nicholson amongst the Paparazzi on the Runway following Daughter, Julie's Fashion Show at Smashbox Studios 2007.
Compilation from the Northern Trust Open and the "Michael Douglas and Friend's" Open in February 2008 at Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, CA. Individuals include, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Alice Cooper, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen, Morgan Freeman, Kenny G, and the Northern Trust Tournament Committee.
POLICIES (NEW for 2009-2010. Please read carefully):
Please note--this is my job. Not a hobby. Therefore I have a business, pay taxes, have overhead, and lead a normal professional life. So, that we are clear on our communication:
*I work by appointment ONLY.
*A one on one consultation (no obligation to work with me following), is required in advance of ANY shoot. I am available weekdays and weekends. Escorts ARE WELCOME during this time ONLY.
*I DO NOT pay models unless a client is paying me. Period!
*If I have approached you to shoot, it's likely because I see something in your look that I feel can benefit your as well as my portfolio or a personal project. I am happy to discuss TF*agreements with you on the condition that I have creative control. I am very easy and agreeable to work with. See other NEW TF* stipulations above.
*If you have approached me about shooting for your book, agency needs, or your own interests, I assume you are inquiring about my "professional" services and abilities.
*My Rates are very reasonable. Please share your needs with me in as much detail as possible. I am happy to provide ideas, advice, or guidance free of charge. I offer discounts to groups or multiple individuals at a time.
*A minimum 50% deposit is required to book any kind of shoot.
*Events booked in under 7 days require a 100% deposit. Deposits under 7 days are non-returnable, but will be credited to a rescheduled shoot if client cancels. A rescheduling fee may be assessed if client cancels. If Photographer cancels, the original agreed upon price will be recognized.
*ESCORTS for safety ARE WELCOME during the initial consultation. However, "so called Managers" are NOT. Managers don't exist in this industry unless you are an AGENT with a licensed and bonded Agency in the State of California (if meeting me in California). Anyone calling themself a "Manager" is usually a boyfriend or a male with possessive qualities. Don't try to convince me otherwise as it will just tell me how unprofessional YOU are.
*ESCORTS DURING SHOOTS are HIGHLY DISCOURAGED for reasons of liability, focus, concentration, and creative pursuits. I am a professional adult and if you are 18+ you should be a professional adult too. For your comfort, I typically have female stylists on my set and limit any male attendance unless it's a professional Assistant, Photographer, or Stylist who has been professionally designated to be there. Escorts "may" be considered on shoots with unique requests ONLY IN ADVANCE.
*ABSOLUTELY NO USE OF ILLEGAL DRUGS or being under the "uncontrollable" influence of any substance on a shoot. What you do in your personal time is not my business, but "when on my time," you will be sober and drug free. I have had enough dealings for a lifetime, with individuals on cocaine and other illegal substances while working in Los Angeles. If a shot or two (or three) of liquor loosens you up for a shoot or keeps you warm on a cold day--that IS absolutely fine-as long as you are in control of yourself. Addiction is not cool on my Set and I'm not your drug counselor.
*If you are under 18 and a Minor, I WILL REQUIRE a Parent or Guardian present during the shoot for accountability, liability, and safety. Any agreements, Model/Medical releases MUST be signed by a Parent or Guardian.
*In any TFP/CD agreement (see above), the model is required to sign a Model Release. All terms are negotiable, but may or may not be agreed upon by Jack Fleming Photography. Jack Fleming Photography also reserves the right to cancel any TFP/CD agreement for any reason at any time in advance of the shoot. Jack Fleming Photography will in his best ability try to reschedule, but reserves the right to not be held accountable if this is not possible in a timely manner or at all.
*Model Releases will require your signature (if 18+) and a Parent's signature if under 18. I will also require to see a Government issued I.D. (ie. Drivers License, State I.D., or Passport) and the I.D. number to make our agreement legal. If shooting nude images, I will need a copy of your I.D. on file. All personal information is kept private by Jack Fleming Photography and not sold or re-distributed EVER for any reason.
*I do not give out full size images unless for promotional usage or a "buy out" at a prior and agreed rate in writing. Headshots are an exception and I will provide a full size image of each look that is ready for mass printing by a printer of your choice, and complete with border and name.
*Upon completion of our shoot, your images will be posted to an online password protected gallery with "proof" watermarks on the images. You will be able to select your favorites.
*Included in your price package, you will be able to select one image from each look for complete color correction and professional touching up. One 8x10 or 9x12 (models) print will be prepared per look. Additional prints and enlargements will be available at an additional charge. Web size proofs from the online gallery will be available to email to yourself.
*I can provide make up and hair styling for additional charges or you may bring your own. If you choose your own make up artist or hair stylist and I have not previously worked with them, I cannot guarantee the outcome of the shoot.
*Experience is never necessary. Confidence and enthusiasm are extremely attractive.
In conclusion, I'm very fun and easy to work with. I love what I do and you will quickly see that. All in all, I am always looking for curious, inquisitive, enthusiastic and interesting looking people to photograph. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to ask.
Me with Actress, Natasha Henstridge at Smashbox Studios during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in 2007.
My old studio in Eagle Rock, CA on L.A.'s NE side. This is only 1/2 of the 2600 sq ft space. The other half was damaged due to a recent fire next door. I closed this location 6/14/2009 after seven wonderful years!