Justin Bonaparte
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Join:12 Feb 2010
Last:22 Sep 2013

About Me

More of my photos on MM (click here)

It's me!

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Hey Mayhemites, Mayhemians and Mayhooligans, how's it going? My name is Justin Bonaparte (no relation to the French Emperor ), and I'm a serious amateur photographer looking to make some fun, creative and beautiful photographs with fun, creative and beautiful people.

I'm a software engineer with a wife and two adorable, sweet, well-behaved kids (psst - they tied me up and made me say that, HELP ME, PLEASE!!!). I'm pretty much obsessed with this photography thing. When I'm not spending time with family or working, I am browsing any number of photography sites, checking out lighting techniques, and, if I'm lucky, pointing my camera at people.

I enjoy all kinds of portraiture, and I'm looking to collaborate with models, make-up artists, stylists, assistants and fellow photographers. Right now, my style is mainly commercial/editorial fashion, and I hope to move more into glamour and beauty. I'm primarily an available light shooter, but I like to use flash to create some dramatic lighting as well. I'm an environmental artist: I like to use the surroundings as part of the canvas. A lot of my shots are in either urban or natural settings.

You can see my complete model photography catalog...
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If you'd like to shoot with me, feel free to contact me at jfinite[at]gmail.com or on MM. I check email several times a day (one of the blessings/curses of being in IT), so I'll get back to you swiftly. My availability for shoots is usually restricted to Sundays, but a holiday or vacation could change that.

Just like everyone else, I'm fairly busy working and taking care of home and family. Photography is a hobby for me, but I'm very serious about it, and I treat the people I work with with the utmost respect. Please do me the favor of returning that respect. As I have precious little free time, if we've gone through the trouble of setting up a shoot, please respect the commitment. Of course, I understand that things happen and plans change, so give me a call/email as soon as possible if something comes up. I will contact you the day before the shoot to make sure we are still on. Communication is key! I give my cell number to people I will be working with, so if there's anything that needs to be sorted out, just call. I promise I won't hang up on you . I prefer NOT to receive text messages, they cost me money, and 'hi r u here?' really doesn't cut it for me in terms of communication (as you've probably guessed if you've read this far). Besides, we're going to be spending the next couple of hours together, so you might as well get used to my voice.

Oh, if you live 2000 miles away, we've never worked together, we're not at least talking about working together, and you don't plan on being within 50 miles of Charlotte any time soon, your friend request will probably get deleted. Nothing personal, just trying to keep things neat and tidy.

Thanks, and good shooting, break a leg, and all that jazz!

Latest shoot: Heather Harris - Winter Reprieve - January 18, 2010

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Credits

Photographers
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William Rackley - 1026190
Peter Farrar - 749347
Jeffery Eudy - 1116903
Dannie Walls - 397248
Rick Linstead - 1115826
Ed Frazier - 1087894
Debra Nickol - 1028268
Sherry (Photos by Luna) - 890740

Makeup Artists
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Heather Alexander - 806940

Models
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Chris Thomas - 807019
Stephanie Xiong - 706957
Mohagane - 763280
Natasha Chamberlin - 346303
Kimberley Karyn - 732124
Cherokee Cillie - 711193
Anna Jones - 679155
Zoe Shear - 520605
Melissa Straylight - 832181
Mianna Nicole - 896648
Ryan Mintz - 1071100
Lauren Rende - 597075
Quonesha Teope - 1177382
Ezra Teshome - 1054566
Matt Pink - 880976
Breona Barr - 1036304
Mary Washington - 1303364
Morgan Jones - 1355067
Angela Lacey - 1306302
Emma Hageman - 134672
Sarah Kang - 1312974
Allison W - 1442253
Sherena Genenbacher - 1483838
Heather Harris - 672300
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