‘The Cage’ first drew me into Greg Papazian’s work like a moth to a flame.
What crazy wonderful lines and angles everywhere.
It turns out, Greg was shooting as a professional photographer of rock bands from early in the 70’s.
No wonder he is such a talent.
The move from shooting only music to also shooting models was, in Greg’s case, very recent.
Lucky models, and lucky are we who are lovers of beautiful women in beautiful settings.
Greg has some really cool locations which pepper his images with flavor and spice.
“I began as a professional photographer in 1971 while still in high school and things happened quickly.
I went from photographing in the audience, to getting on everyone’s press list and became highly published in various rock magazines around the world.
Jump forward to 2008, that’s when I decided to present my collection of vintage rock images in a gallery show.
The show was a huge success and it became a permanent exhibition at my
gallery space in Sherman Oaks, California.
After the launching of the gallery show, I decided that I would like to explore the world of digital photography and capture new images.
That was when I discovered Model Mayhem.
My images became very successful on ModelMayhem and many models began contacting me to work with them.
I consider my music work to be professional, since it generates much of my income.
The model work is still what I consider in the experimental stage.
paid as well.”
How does one go from TF to paid?
“By building a strong portfolio and networking with the right people.
At this time, I market mostly to galleries.
Much of my key work has not been displayed because I am waiting for the right venue.
In regards to my music work, they find me for print publication.
Also, bands hire me to cover their publicity and tour photos.”
“Scouting, lots of scouting and understanding the best time of day …”
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