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Marek aka Maz

Marek aka Maz

Username:maznu
Status:Off-line
ID Number:206057
Member type:Photographer
Region:Greater Manchester
Country:United Kingdom
Status:Semi Professional
Level:Very Experienced
Work Preference:Stock Photo
Fashion
Nude
Parts Modeling
Adult
Topless
Gothic
Date Joined:27 April 2011
Last Updated:29 July 2012
Last Login:04 June 2014
Website: http://mazpho.to/
 
Experience:
I've shot models in studios and on-location; I've covered festivals, gigs and news; I'm working towards my ARPS.

I've worked with full-time professional models, semi-professional models, non-models who just want "a damned good picture". I'm a volunteer press photographer for the Green Party and other environmental/ethical causes in and around Manchester.

I've been developing my own prints for twenty years, and even when I wield my DSLR in this world of "digital everything" I still smell of fixer and film.
 
Comments:
My motto: "Only dead fish go with the flow."

Normal is boring and I like to reflect that in my photography with its alternative edge. I'm quite comfortable with your standard studio shoot, but love to get out on location for something really special.

I experiment with my photography but keep Photoshop as far away from the finished product as possible. Instead I'll do strange things with toy cameras and sticking bits of pond liner to my DSLR to fashion weird optical devices and make that new "look" I'm striving for. Not every experiment works out, but the ones that do are unique: you can't point to a plugin or filter that made that image look the way it did.

Each of my photography projects is a serious undertaking. I scout for locations, then I go out and visit to do test shots. I research, practice and plan ahead. I shoot film and digital, work with 35mm and medium format, and do my own developing in a dark-room. After a shoot I'm keen to get feedback from the model on what does and doesn't work, treating this as a serious collaboration. I'm not just a bloke with a DSLR who calls himself "semi-professional": I'm working towards my Associateship of the RPS. I'm not just a photographer who is "good with computers": I want the image right "straight out of camera".

Normal is boring. Dare to be different.

Reviews from other members

There are 8 positive recommendations for maznu Click here to read them all
JenSomerfield recommends maznu
Added by JenSomerfield on 21 December 2011, shoot arranged for December 2011

Marek - what a dude! Had a great laugh, the time flew by, and I really enjoyed our experiments. I wouldnt hesitate in recommending him to others and hope I havent seen the back of him! Thanks for a fun shoot :D J x
ArtemisFauna recommends maznu
Added by ArtemisFauna on 16 November 2011, shoot arranged for November 2011

Marek took two slots on my studio day at Hallam Mill the other day. Marek was very friendly and chatty and made me feel comfortable all the way through the shoot. His Pre comms were very good and we had a lot of fun shooting. Some of the images he took looked stunning and I can't wait to see them. Creative photographer who I believe will only get better and better. Thanks Marek, have fun in Berlin! :)
emethyst recommends maznu
Added by emethyst on 15 September 2011, shoot arranged for September 2011

I worked with Maz 11/09/11. Would highly recommend! Friendly, and very easy to work with. Dispite me recovering from a very accident prone weekend, we managed to get some great shots on the day at Lyme Park! Would definately work with Maz again - just try and stop me!! :)
shobart recommends maznu
Added by shobart on 09 September 2011, shoot arranged for September 2011

Had a shoot last night with Maz, and despite it being a bit cold and rainy, we got some awesome shots! really lovely guy, would recommend him to any model :)
MissKCat recommends maznu
Added by MissKCat on 13 August 2011, shoot arranged for July 2011

I have modeled for Maz many times and all have been positive and encouraging experiences. A combination of creative ideas and his technical knowledge always lead to good photos. Highly recommended!
Fashion
Marek aka Maz
Added: 05 September 2011
Title: Windgather Rocks
Copyright: © Marek Isalski 2011
Comments: 1
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Fine Art Nude
Marek aka Maz
Added: 18 April 2012
Title: Chaise Longue
Copyright: © Marek Isalski 2011
Model(s): JenSomerfield
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Marek aka Maz
Added: 29 November 2011
Copyright: © Marek Isalski 2011
Model(s): ArtemisFauna
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Marek aka Maz
Added: 27 April 2011
Title: Boudoir
Copyright: © Marek Isalski 2010
Model(s): colleeny14
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Headshot
Marek aka Maz
Added: 29 July 2012
Title: Japanoir
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Marek aka Maz
Added: 18 April 2012
Title: Tri-X 400 (EI 1600)
Copyright: © Marek Isalski 2012
Model(s): MissKCat
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Marek aka Maz
Added: 12 September 2011
Title: SarahScarlett
Copyright: © Marek Isalski 2011
Make Up Artist: shobart
Model(s): shobart
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Infrared
Marek aka Maz
Added: 29 July 2012
Model(s): MissKCat
Comments: 1
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Portraiture
Marek aka Maz
Added: 29 November 2011
Copyright: © Marek Isalski 2011
Model(s): ArtemisFauna
Comments: 2
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