About Me

I am not new to photography, with nearly 38 years behind me as a career/professional photographer, I've shot many subjects, but models and portfolios are new to me.

I hope a few of the aspiring models at IStudio, both male and female will provide me with the opportunity to expand my skills and I am sure in the process, we can both work together to produce images mutually worthy of our portfolios.

It is this addition to my photographic options that brings me to the IStudio community.

A professional photographer since the age of 19, I have been very fortunate in life.

I've attended dozens of portrait, commercial, illustrative and marketing seminars in the field of photography and business.

I was tutored by world-famous portrait photographer Joseph Zeltsman, the Chromazone Master himself Dean Collins, one of the best photographic as well as practical business instructors Charles Lewis, additive and subtractive lighting expert Leon Kennemer, National Geographic Magazine photographers Bill Campbell and Michael Newler and The Nikon School of Photography, back when you actually spent the weekend with some of the top Super Shooters.

I have documented events and celebrities in 47 of the 50 United States and four foreign countries. My photographic images and feature stories/editorials have appeared 1,180 times in more than 80 mags and rags world-wide including the April 2009 cover of Vegas Rocks Magazine and multiple centerfolds in the same.

Subjects and/or clients I have photographed include, but are not limited to: Vice President George Bush, Andre Agassi, Jackie Gleason, H. Ross Perot, Catherine Bach, David Hasselhoff, Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B.King, William Shatner, Adam West, Burt Ward, Bill Walton, Reggie Theus, Larry Bird, Debbie Reynolds, Tom Jones, Rip Taylor, Sammy Davis Jr., Altovise (Gore) Davis, Rich Little, Melinda (First Lady of Magic), Lance Burton (Magician), Sin City Sinners, Brent Muscat, Rob Cournoyer, Todd Kerns, Mike Ellis, Mike Szuter, D, that's right... just D, Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake & Dio), Carmine Appice (Vanila Fudge, Rod Stweart, Ozzy Ozbourne), Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell), Bobbie Brown (model, Actress, star of Cherry Pie video), Jimmy Crespo (Aerosmith), Dirty (The Spyderz), Jerry Dixon (Warrant), Blas Elias (Slaughter), Dave Ellefson (Megadeth), Mickey Finn (Jetboy), Chris Frazier (Whitesnake, Steve Vai), Ron Jeremy (Adult Film Legend), Ron Keel (Keel, Steeler), Bruce Kulick (Kiss, Grand Funk Railroad), Kyle Kyle (Bang Tango), Jeff LaBar (Cinderella), Phil Lewis (L.A. Guns), Dario Lorina (Jani Lane, Lizzy Borden), Annabella Lwinn (Bow Wow Wow), Tony Montana (Great White), Frankie Muriel (King of The Hill), Michael Olivieri (Leatherwolf), Tera Patrick (Adult Film Star), Vinnie Paul (Pantera), Jizzy Pearl (Love/Hate, Ratt), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Slim Jim Phantom (The Stray Cats), Jeff Pilson (Dokken & Foreigner), Steve Riley (L.A. Guns, W.A.S.P.), Evan Seinfeld (Biohazard, Supergroup), Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls), Tiffany (Former Teen Sensation), Erik Turner (Warrant), Lez Warner (The Cult), Randy West (Adult Film Legend), Kip Winger (Winger), Sami Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks, NY Dolls), Hailey Young (Adult Film Star), Stix Zadinia (Steel Panther), King Kobra, Carol~Lyn, BABYLON, DANGEROUS CURVES, DRIVER, REDLINE and others...

The result of such assignments is that I have exposed more than 1.6 million frames of Kodachrome 64 & EPR-120 film and another 83,000 frames of negative films (most VPSIII).

My feature stories, editorials, spot news reportage and photographic images have appeared in, but not limited to: Better Homes & Gardens, Ski International Magazine, Doll International Magazine, Nevada Magazine, TWA In Flight Magazine, The Las Vegas Review Journal, The Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas Magazine, Las Vegan Magazine, Henderson Home News, Boulder City News, Green Valley News, Trucking Magazine, The Daily Times/Delmarva Times, Entertainment News Magazine, Las Vegas Woman Magazine, Southwestern Art Magazine, Billings Gazette, American News Service, French Vogue.

In 1988, David Phillips, my best friend and shooting partner for nearly a decade and I were contracted by Astronautics International Inc. in association with NASAâ??s Eugene Cernan to document post flight public relations regarding the shuttle Discovery mission STS-26. Gene Cernan was the last man to walk on the moon.

After three days of preparation in the area of security and protocol, Dave and I were assigned to the mission as staff shooters.

We received Secret Service Clearance, NASA STAFF credentials and access to Media Center III on the floor of Edwardâ??s AFB.

A private pilot since 1977, aviation and SCUBA Diving are among my favorite hobbies.

After a nine year retirement between 1999 and 2008, I began shooting again, only this time I decided to photograph only those things that interest me and I began photographing Rock Bands and Rock Stars.

During the past year I have had dozens of men and women ask me if I would shoot their head shots and portfolios and until recently I have always refused, concentrating on the band photos I had decided to pursue.

But after a year of refusing to shoot models and actors, I have decided to expand a wee bit and take on a few model portfolio and headshot assignments.

My interest in models is primarily centered around eyes... I am big on eyes. I like model photos that are edgy and abstract, more often they are more abstract than not, so in the near future, I hope to work with a few select models in an effort to produce a collection of new images, hopefully a few outside of my own technical comfort zone.

I have no real interest in shooting nudes for the sake of taking nude photos, but several of the concepts I am considering might be enhanced and even dramatically accented by partial or full nudity.

June 4th and 5th, 2011, I spent two days and nights with Playboy's top Centerfold Photographers Arny Freytag, David Mecey and Jarmo Pohjaniemi in a weekend SHOOT THE CENTERFOLD WORKSHOP http://shootthecenterfold.com where we shot three Playboy Centerfolds, Miss May 2010 Kassie Lyn Logsdon, Miss July 2010 Shanna Marie McLaughlin and Miss December 2010 Ashley Hobbs.

September 16th, 17th, and 18th, I participated in my second SHOOT THE CENTERFOLD WORKSHOP http://shootthecenterfold.com , were once again, under the guidance and instruction of Playboy's top photographers Arny Freytag, David Mecey and Jarmo Pohjaniemi and with added insight of thirty-five year Playboy Photo Editors Gary Cole and Jeff Cohn, I had the pleasure of shooting Playboy Playmates/Centerfolds Ashley Mattingly Miss March 2011, Olivia Paige Miss September 2011 and Jessa Hinton Miss July 2011.

Links to a few examples of my work:

http://dizeman.com/ Bio
http://dizeman.com/rock&roll/ Rock & Roll
http://dizeman.com/glamour/ Glamour
http://dizeman.com/thisnthat/ Other Stuff



05 Nov 14 11:52
Fabulous work!
05 Jan 10 06:57
Hi,welcome to istudio!
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