markvelasquez:

A never-published image of Miss Kacie Marie the night we met in her South Philly home. Read about what happened that night and see more images from that night and the five years since in my almost 100-page booklet featuring images that I have exclusively shot of Kacie Marie!Order yours today while they are still available!

markvelasquez:

A never-published image of Miss Kacie Marie the night we met in her South Philly home. Read about what happened that night and see more images from that night and the five years since in my almost 100-page booklet featuring images that I have exclusively shot of Kacie Marie!

Order yours today while they are still available!

If you are a photographer in Berlin that has ever wanted to work with Cam and Jacs, now is your time! Contact them at their links below, thanks!

jacsfishburne:

camdamage:

Update;

It seems he’s flaking.

Note to photographers: this is a huge deal. When a model travels for work, especially when it’s across an ocean, it is extremely rude and unprofessional to just not show up at our agreed upon time/date with no word. Especially after I’ve sent countless confirmation…

This is unfortunately a bit of a big deal with everything going on in my life right now. If you are free to shoot in Berlin, contact Cam or I.

Our ultimate muse, Miss Kacie Marie, has been shooting with resident photographer Mark Velasquez for over five years across the country. Order this special edition book of their stories and images, there are only 50 being printed and 10 have already been sold. Order yours today!
markvelasquez:

LIMITED EDITION KACIE MARIE BOOKLETOnly 40 copies left! I’m proud to finally announce the completion of my almost 100-page booklet featuring images that Kacie Marie and I and have shot together since the day we met. These photos were taken from LA to NYC over the last five years and are some of the best works I have ever shot with anyone.Order yours today while they are still available!

Our ultimate muse, Miss Kacie Marie, has been shooting with resident photographer Mark Velasquez for over five years across the country. Order this special edition book of their stories and images, there are only 50 being printed and 10 have already been sold. Order yours today!

markvelasquez:

LIMITED EDITION KACIE MARIE BOOKLET
Only 40 copies left!
 
I’m proud to finally announce the completion of my almost 100-page booklet featuring images that Kacie Marie and I and have shot together since the day we met. These photos were taken from LA to NYC over the last five years and are some of the best works I have ever shot with anyone.

Order yours today while they are still available!

THERE ARE ONLY 41 LEFT! Or yours today before they are all gone!
markvelasquez:

LIMITED EDITION KACIE MARIE BOOKLETOnly 50 copies available!! I’m proud to finally announce the completion of my almost 100-page booklet featuring images that Kacie Marie and I and have shot together since the day we met. These photos were taken from LA to NYC over the last five years and are some of the best works I have ever shot with anyone.Order yours today while they are still available!

THERE ARE ONLY 41 LEFT! Or yours today before they are all gone!

markvelasquez:

LIMITED EDITION KACIE MARIE BOOKLET
Only 50 copies available!!
 
I’m proud to finally announce the completion of my almost 100-page booklet featuring images that Kacie Marie and I and have shot together since the day we met. These photos were taken from LA to NYC over the last five years and are some of the best works I have ever shot with anyone.

Order yours today while they are still available!

markvelasquez:

The Censorship Project came from a simple idea: if a woman’s natural form is so offensive to the corporate world, women might as well begin censoring themselves. Over the course of several months, women eagerly joined the project. By the end, I had taken portraits of one hundred women that represented a mix of races, careers, and political affiliations with ages ranging from 18-54. There were proud virgins, a set of twins, a grandma, dozens of mothers, and even a woman who was nine-months pregnant.I find that now is an even more relevant time to republish the series in it’s entirety. Over the next week or so I’ll be posting them all here to my Tumblr to remind myself that nothing has changed.

markvelasquez:

The Censorship Project came from a simple idea: if a woman’s natural form is so offensive to the corporate world, women might as well begin censoring themselves. Over the course of several months, women eagerly joined the project. By the end, I had taken portraits of one hundred women that represented a mix of races, careers, and political affiliations with ages ranging from 18-54. There were proud virgins, a set of twins, a grandma, dozens of mothers, and even a woman who was nine-months pregnant.

I find that now is an even more relevant time to republish the series in it’s entirety. Over the next week or so I’ll be posting them all here to my Tumblr to remind myself that nothing has changed.

PLEASE HELP AND DONATE TODAY!!

selinamayer:

Last few days of my road trip fundraiser. If you were thinking of donating something, now’s the time to do it. All funds raise go into buying film or towards model fees during my trip.

This is also a chance to preorder some of the cool stuff I’ll be making with the results of this trip, including prints, a zine and a book of the photos I’m planning to produce. So do please take a look and donate if you can!

freshiejuice:

There so much I wanna say.
Rick Ochoa was a 41 year old artist in NYC, he was an amazing photographer and even better friend. He showed kindness and generosity to anyone whose path crossed his. His death has effected so many people. 
I first worked with Rick almost 4 years ago, I was still fairly green to modeling but I guess he saw something. Our first shoot I would honestly say was more a miss then a hit, but that was mostly my fault. In the beginning I thought I needed to be what other people wanted me to be.
After alot of inward contemplation I looked at Ricks work again with more desertion and thought about how his work reflected him.
I told Rick what I thought about his work, If you knew him, you knew Rick was a spaz, he had a million thoughts a minute and had a hard time resting on a single thing and his job was hectic and stressful (although he loved it)
Ricks work was this: He capture, this quiet gentle moments, he was drawn to women who had a mystery to them. Beguiling in nature. My favorite work of his was the wisps of hair, the gentle focus. He captured the gentleness, the beauty that everyone possessed. He could find the beauty in everyone. I think he found his peaceful moments through being a photographer, I think he emulated the quiet peace he wanted in his life, as apposed to the chaos that his mind often was, not in the sense that he was troubled, but in the sense that I think he had so much more to tell us and share with us, but finding the right way was hard.
Rick hugged me tightly after I told him what I thought of his work, “It’s the nicest thing anyones every said about my work”
Rick was nothing short of spectacular and the loss of him not only is a loss to the community but to his friends and family.
Anyone who had the chance to work with Rick or even just to talk to him, my heart goes out to you.
This hurts so much and I can’t stop thinking about all the time I spent with him, all the laughs, the food, the whiskey. Wishing I had more time with but so happy I got what I did.
please go enjoy his amazing work
Celebrate his memory by doing the things you love to do.
http://transientrandom.tumblr.com/
"All we have is time and then it’s gone"
I fucking miss you dude.

freshiejuice:

There so much I wanna say.

Rick Ochoa was a 41 year old artist in NYC, he was an amazing photographer and even better friend. He showed kindness and generosity to anyone whose path crossed his. His death has effected so many people. 

I first worked with Rick almost 4 years ago, I was still fairly green to modeling but I guess he saw something. Our first shoot I would honestly say was more a miss then a hit, but that was mostly my fault. In the beginning I thought I needed to be what other people wanted me to be.

After alot of inward contemplation I looked at Ricks work again with more desertion and thought about how his work reflected him.

I told Rick what I thought about his work, If you knew him, you knew Rick was a spaz, he had a million thoughts a minute and had a hard time resting on a single thing and his job was hectic and stressful (although he loved it)

Ricks work was this: He capture, this quiet gentle moments, he was drawn to women who had a mystery to them. Beguiling in nature. My favorite work of his was the wisps of hair, the gentle focus. He captured the gentleness, the beauty that everyone possessed. He could find the beauty in everyone. I think he found his peaceful moments through being a photographer, I think he emulated the quiet peace he wanted in his life, as apposed to the chaos that his mind often was, not in the sense that he was troubled, but in the sense that I think he had so much more to tell us and share with us, but finding the right way was hard.

Rick hugged me tightly after I told him what I thought of his work, “It’s the nicest thing anyones every said about my work”

Rick was nothing short of spectacular and the loss of him not only is a loss to the community but to his friends and family.

Anyone who had the chance to work with Rick or even just to talk to him, my heart goes out to you.

This hurts so much and I can’t stop thinking about all the time I spent with him, all the laughs, the food, the whiskey. Wishing I had more time with but so happy I got what I did.

please go enjoy his amazing work

Celebrate his memory by doing the things you love to do.

http://transientrandom.tumblr.com/

"All we have is time and then it’s gone"

I fucking miss you dude.

therealchipwillis:

tanyadakin:

I liked him immediately.

Rick Ochoa was the most talented, generous,sweet and kind person to leave my circle of friends way too soon. His work of the female form was simply beautiful, he knew how to portray a lady in her most intimate moments and in a very quiet way. There was way too much to accomplish and too little time. We almost made plans to go to Paris this spring, I would have never guessed that we would be saying good bye so soon. this is one of the saddest sudden loses to our art community.

his work can be seen among his music and humor interest here

http://transientrandom.tumblr.com/

Love you Rick O.

These make me smile so much! God, this sucks so much. 

therealchipwillis:

The day I met Rick back in 2011, with Meagan. 
Goodbye Dear Friend
Yesterday was a difficult day for many. We found out that Rick Ochoa had passed away. 
i met Rick 3 years ago in Brooklyn. Since then we had become good friends and talked often.
One of my favorite things he would say is this - After a shoot with one of the many models he photographed - “I think we got some good stuff”. My response was, Duh, I know you did. He was very humble. He was dedicated to doing a great job and making sure everyone was happy. 
i loved Rick’s attitude, warmth and caring towards others. You don’t get that from seeing photos but the people who he worked with can attest to this. He was a great guy. 
One of the realities I have to come to grips with, is there will be no more photos from him. I looked forward to seeing his work, and talking to him about it. 
You can add in every other cliche about life being short, cherish those people who make it a better place, and so many others, but it still hurts and it probably will for some time.
Visit his tumblr and spend some time.

therealchipwillis:

The day I met Rick back in 2011, with Meagan. 

Goodbye Dear Friend

Yesterday was a difficult day for many. We found out that Rick Ochoa had passed away. 

i met Rick 3 years ago in Brooklyn. Since then we had become good friends and talked often.

One of my favorite things he would say is this - After a shoot with one of the many models he photographed - “I think we got some good stuff”. My response was, Duh, I know you did. He was very humble. He was dedicated to doing a great job and making sure everyone was happy. 

i loved Rick’s attitude, warmth and caring towards others. You don’t get that from seeing photos but the people who he worked with can attest to this. He was a great guy. 

One of the realities I have to come to grips with, is there will be no more photos from him. I looked forward to seeing his work, and talking to him about it. 

You can add in every other cliche about life being short, cherish those people who make it a better place, and so many others, but it still hurts and it probably will for some time.

Visit his tumblr and spend some time.

modelcon:

The ModelCon campaign has ended, and sadly having not reached our goal, the event will not happen as planned. At least for now.
But I don’t see this as a failure. Every cloud has a silver lining, and the most positive of all the elements I will take away from this campaign is the sense of community that has been shown by so many models and photographers who have spread the word and supported this idea since we went public with the attempt two months ago. 
First, let me answer the most obvious question, since the campaign was set to a “fixed funding” setting, an “all or nothing” style that suited our needs, the few people whose accounts were charged will be refunded by Indiegogo in five business days. No other money has been sent or received by us at the convention, so no effort is required of anyone. If there are any other issues regarding refunds, please let me know.
Next, I’d like to personally thank my partner in all of this, Sierra McKenzie, who worked tirelessly in order to make the best event possible for everyone involved, and a special thanks to Rivi Madison for her graphic design work. Above all else, allow me to say how much I appreciate Brooke Eva, Jacs Fishburne, Cam Damage, Freshie Juice, Mika Lovely, Roarie Yum, Jordan Bunniie, Jenny Boa, L Shima, NOVA, Porcelain, Krysta Kaos, and all of the other immensely talented and understanding models who joined our roster. Your time and effort in getting the word out meant a lot to this campaign and means a lot to me personally. I can’t thank you enough for all of your patience, for your communication and input, and for all of your e-mails of hope, enthusiasm, and general good will throughout this long process. I am humbled by your continued support and friendship.
So often we get caught up in the nonsense of life that we fail to connect with the people we respect and care about, so I am truly touched by the feeling of camaraderie that we’ve shared and the dialogs we’ve begun while working on this project. I hope we can continue to stay connected as an ever-inclusive collective of like-minded creatives. And who knows, maybe we can attempt this whole strange trip again sometime in the future.
If you have any questions, please just let me know and I’d be happy to answer them all personally. Thank you again and please keep in touch.
Mark Velasquez
mvfocus@gmail.com

modelcon:

The ModelCon campaign has ended, and sadly having not reached our goal, the event will not happen as planned. At least for now.

But I don’t see this as a failure. Every cloud has a silver lining, and the most positive of all the elements I will take away from this campaign is the sense of community that has been shown by so many models and photographers who have spread the word and supported this idea since we went public with the attempt two months ago. 

First, let me answer the most obvious question, since the campaign was set to a “fixed funding” setting, an “all or nothing” style that suited our needs, the few people whose accounts were charged will be refunded by Indiegogo in five business days. No other money has been sent or received by us at the convention, so no effort is required of anyone. If there are any other issues regarding refunds, please let me know.

Next, I’d like to personally thank my partner in all of this, Sierra McKenzie, who worked tirelessly in order to make the best event possible for everyone involved, and a special thanks to Rivi Madison for her graphic design work. Above all else, allow me to say how much I appreciate Brooke Eva, Jacs Fishburne, Cam Damage, Freshie Juice, Mika Lovely, Roarie Yum, Jordan Bunniie, Jenny Boa, L Shima, NOVA, Porcelain, Krysta Kaos, and all of the other immensely talented and understanding models who joined our roster. Your time and effort in getting the word out meant a lot to this campaign and means a lot to me personally. I can’t thank you enough for all of your patience, for your communication and input, and for all of your e-mails of hope, enthusiasm, and general good will throughout this long process. I am humbled by your continued support and friendship.

So often we get caught up in the nonsense of life that we fail to connect with the people we respect and care about, so I am truly touched by the feeling of camaraderie that we’ve shared and the dialogs we’ve begun while working on this project. I hope we can continue to stay connected as an ever-inclusive collective of like-minded creatives. And who knows, maybe we can attempt this whole strange trip again sometime in the future.

If you have any questions, please just let me know and I’d be happy to answer them all personally. Thank you again and please keep in touch.

Mark Velasquez

mvfocus@gmail.com

markvelasquez:

I’m proud to announce the second in our series of NSFW Magazine Special Editions, this one dedicated to the always wonderful Hattie Watson. It includes over 30 pages of images we’ve shot together while she was visiting California on various trips. Order your copy today!

markvelasquez:

I’m proud to announce the second in our series of NSFW Magazine Special Editions, this one dedicated to the always wonderful Hattie Watson. It includes over 30 pages of images we’ve shot together while she was visiting California on various trips. Order your copy today!

markvelasquez:

White Foam, 2014

markvelasquez:

White Foam, 2014

immutableinscrutable:

My girlfriend used panties as a bookmark.

Mr. Doughty, 
Thank you for this. 
Sincerely yours,
Mark and the NSFW Crew

immutableinscrutable:

My girlfriend used panties as a bookmark.

Mr. Doughty, 

Thank you for this. 

Sincerely yours,

Mark and the NSFW Crew

markvelasquez:

"In his arms she fellAs her hair came downAmong the fields of gold…”—Model Brooke Eva
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Check out the Special Edition of NSFW Magazine dedicated entirely to Brooke featuring images from this shoot and more. Order your copy today!

markvelasquez:

"In his arms she fell
As her hair came down
Among the fields of gold…”

Model Brooke Eva

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Check out the Special Edition of NSFW Magazine dedicated entirely to Brooke featuring images from this shoot and more. Order your copy today!

THERE IS NOW ONLY ONE OF THESE LEFT! MESSAGE MARK TODAY TO GRAB IT!
markvelasquez:

"The Collar Bone," 2013
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This is one of my favorite photos from winter of last year. It is also part of my limited edition 5”x7” photo book, QUIET, featuring images of Miss Kacie Marie, Hattie Watson, Sierra McKenzie, Brooke Eva, Tiffany Helms aka Lady Sensuality, Roarie Yum, Rivi Madison, and more.
If you would like to order a copy, I only have TWO COPIES of this book left. Message me for details: mvfocus@gmail.com

THERE IS NOW ONLY ONE OF THESE LEFT! MESSAGE MARK TODAY TO GRAB IT!

markvelasquez:

"The Collar Bone," 2013

This is one of my favorite photos from winter of last year. It is also part of my limited edition 5”x7” photo book, QUIET, featuring images of Miss Kacie Marie, Hattie Watson, Sierra McKenzie, Brooke Eva, Tiffany Helms aka Lady Sensuality, Roarie Yum, Rivi Madison, and more.

If you would like to order a copy, I only have TWO COPIES of this book left. Message me for details: mvfocus@gmail.com