Exotic beauty photo shoot with native/ethnic inspiration

The shoot was inspired by native beauty of different world cultures and ethnicities, by exotic features of the model and beautiful long hair. Thank you to the amazing team!

Ethnic beauty photo shoot. Photography © 2012 Alex Maxim

Makeup/Hair: Diana Mejia
Styling: Tasia Cole
Model: Charmaine San Pedro

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New models are always welcome

Hi there!

If you are a model or you want to be a model, or maybe you don’t want to be a model but you are a photogenic person who would like to have a professional shoot, feel free to contact me with your details and a couple of photos (headshot and full body), or a portfolio link, if you have one.

I am always interested in new faces, even if you don’t fit into my current projects, I would like to keep your info on file for future shoots. Please understand that I might not be able to answer to everybody interested, but I promise to look through all your submissions and keep the selected ones on file.

Different ethnicities are welcome. Genres I work in include fashion, beauty, glamour, body parts, erotica, lifestyle, business, health and fitness and more.

Not commissioned (creative) work will be done on TFP basis and you must be willing to sign a model release. If you are under 18, your parents must be willing to sign a model release for you.

Look forward to your submissions!
Alex
http://alexmaxim.ca

PS

If you by any chance have an interesting location for a shoot, please read this post:
To owners of photogenic locations

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The feast photo shoot (2010)

As soon as I posted the ‘Tea party’ photo shoot I felt it’s necessary to mention its sister shoot I’ve done in 2010. Both of them have food and fashion as the main elements of the concept, but that’s probably where the similarity ends. This is one of my most favorite photo shoots to date. I love the dramatic historic feel of it. This is where fashion and fine art meet.

‘The feast’ photo shoot. Photography © 2010 Alex Maxim

Makeup: Beatrice Jean
Hair: Irina Lavrega
Model: Cait MacLachlan

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Tea party photo shoot

Tea party with a beautiful asian hostess Josie at a table served with desserts and accessories. The settings took a few hours to create but it was well worth it. Thanks to the help of everyone involved, we managed to pull it with impeccable quality. The edible part of the set didn’t last long after the shoot.

Tea party photo shoot. Photography © 2012 Alex Maxim

Makeup: Beatrice Jean
Hair: Dat Salon
Model: Josie Lee
Milliner: Blair Nadeau

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Beauty in water photo shoot

Should I mention that I love water? It’s always different, magical and beautiful, especially when there is a beautiful woman lying in it. I was quite curious myself as to how far I can push it in order to create a large variety of looks, from natural to almost surreal, within just a few hours of a single shoot. Thanks to the amazing team, it went pretty far 🙂

Beauty in water photo shoot. Photography © 2012 Alex Maxim

Makeup/Hair/Nails: Delia Lupan
Model: Richelle Coomey

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Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario

Autumn nature at Killarney Provincial park, Ontario, Canada. Landscape photography.

Lake George before sunset and at sunrise. Photography © 2011 Alex Maxim

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Lady Samurai photo shoot

Lady samurai with a katana sword. Modern and vintage looks. Seductive and deadly.

Lady Samurai  photo shoot. Photography © 2012 Alex Maxim

Makeup: Beatrice Jean
Hair: Dat Salon
Model: Josie Lee

Find them at fine art photo archive

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90s Grunge Fashion Photo Shoot

1990s – the beginning of the rejection of fashion. The popularity of grunge and alternative rock music also helped bring the simple, unkempt grunge look mainstream. (wikipedia)

1990s Grunge fashion photo shoot. Photography © 2012 Alex Maxim

Makeup/Hair: Diana Mejia
Styling: Tasia Cole
Model: Hayley Campbell

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Natural beauty photo shoot

The concept of this shoot was to show natural beauty and sensuality of our model Charmaine without indulging into any heavy makeup or retouching techniques.

Natural beauty photo shoot © 2012 Alex Maxim

Makeup/Hair: Delia Lupan
Model: Charmaine San Pedro

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You are publishing a book and deciding on a cover photo

You have devoted a part of your life to writing a book and now it is the time to publish it. No matter if you choose to go with an established publisher or decide to self-publish it, you need to decide on the book cover, and that’s not an easy decision to make.

A cover is what your potential first-time readers see first and make up their mind whether they want to go ahead and take a closer look. The decision is made subconsciously and is based on your reader’s taste and past experiences. A good cover can sell your book, while a bad one can greatly limit your readership.

For most people, whether they are your first-time or devoted readers, the image on a book cover will trigger imagination even before they start reading the story, and will affect the way the book is perceived.

A great book can last forever, but you need to give it a proper take off by choosing the best and relevant cover photo that entices a reader and doesn’t have any flaws, whether artistic or technical.

I am not a writer myself, but I am a photographer. And I believe, there is much we have in common.

You can find a selection of my photographs that I put aside as a separate gallery to illustrate sample book and e-book cover photos here. Or you can look through my entire photo archive here.

Have an inspirational year! And make sure your covers are as amazing as your stories!

Truly yours,
Alex Maxim

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