My name is Derek Thomas and I am a Professional Photographer in Baltimore, MD…and have been for almost 20 years.
I came by photography the hard way as I am largely self-taught in Photography, Lighting, and Model Development.
I have however created a 20 year career that has included editorial......Read More
, portraiture, fine art nude, glamour, fashion and event photography.
I take pride in the fact that photography has exposed me to new people, places and creativity in my city and around the country…and I use those experiences in the work I produce. The world can be a beautiful place….and as a photographer you can MAKE it beautiful….or just capture that beauty for others to enjoy.
I realized early on that one of my favorite forms, GLAMOUR PHOTOGRAPHY which I truly love to create, had become a “Lost Art” - The Pin-up, or what is commonly known now as “Eye Candy” Modeling….had become lost…and distant from it’s original style.
Don’t get me wrong…I love a beautiful sexy woman photographed in a provocative way, stylized and super sexy …but that is different from the Pin Up form of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.
I like to think I possess a unique vision for a modern Pin Up or Glamour Style….I try to explore this in my many shoots with local and national models.
I am very collaborative with the modeling talent…. this allows me to capture the best in my subjects….to discover what unique personality they offer the camera.
Many of my photographs have been published in magazines dedicated to this ideal of feminine beauty and style. Also when viewing my portfolio you will notice many of my images were chosen for The Showcase Gallerys on various modeling industry sites like Model Mayhem and One Model Place.
I like to think that my love of life, and my keen sense of capturing the moment in its best light is apparent in my best shots. The only way to capture these moments is by creating a trusting and respectful relationship with the talent…the model…and together we create glamorous moments of sexiness, beauty and fun.
I offer an authenticity or “Realness” that is often lacking in many shoots that I see…yes they are well lit, well framed and composed artistically but often there is something missing….the moment of connection between model and viewer…a human spark that flys off the image and intrigues and attracts the viewer….a charge.
I GUARANTEE a personal, professional and creative session with my photoshoots…I’m there to create…collaborate and to have fun while creating memorable images that excite and in some cases…tantalize the viewer…I mean these are some sexy women …and together we create sexy images…stylish, sometimes subtle, often sassy…but always sexy.
I have been a One-Man-Team as a photographer. I take pride in that BUT I’m always looking to find great production designers, make up artists and hair stylists, fashion designers and of course models who are interested in collaborating….working together to create a memorable shoot that results in memorable images.
To put it simply, I offer my talents as a photographer to aspiring Models who want understand the nature of the Industry. I will help them find their outer and inner beauty, and help develop their skills in using their best assets, which differ with each model.
Some might say I can be “rather critical”, UNTIL they realize listening to my direction and knowledge leads them too the furthest point in there career. 99.9% of the models I have managed have become recognized names within the industry. I also continue too work with them present day.
They often thank me for my “Realness”, in an industry sometimes filled with fraudulent advice or even promises.
I offer the opportunity to create beautiful photographs and a chance to take away whatever career training, development and knowledge I can extend to you, to further yourself and career….and have fun making great images!
Hope to be Working with You in the Future
And Have a Safe and Warm Holiday