ModelMosa is currently a 2 man team, Travis Tendo (creator) & Andres Epaloose (relations & booking). The studio was initially founded in Taiwan 2010, and I coined it's name from the basis of the Portuguese word for the Island, "Formosa".
The business relocated along with me to Arizona in 2014, and I regularly cover the regions of Las Vegas, Southern California, and of course all of AZ.
The primary subjects are...people! Glamour & Fashion Portraits as well as Cosplay take a large stake. I also maintain a seasoned approach to Events & Functions, Special Engagements & Landscape. I also have an additional VFX skillset that play into Static & Motion Composites, 3D Modeling as well as Digital Painting and Illustration.
Please take NOTE!! The ModelMosa.com print store features ALL exclusives that are only sold in LIMITED RUN and then GONE FOREVER from that format. You can't find or buy these photos anywhere else, especially with these chosen high-end mediums,. Each Print Store photo will be sold in 3 exclusive formats:
- 13x19 Posters on Satin Photo Paper (100ct.)
- 14x11 METAL PLATES (20ct.)
- 30x20 STRETCHED CANVAS (20ct.)
Each print will be numbered and signed on the back. Depicted cosplayers receive their share, and 10% of the total sales will be donated to 100Cameras, a photographic charity that provides children in marginalized communities access to cameras so they may document their lives and learn a new skill. Because of that especially, I'm very excited to offer these limited prints for the first time!
It's also to note, some restructuring will soon take shape to better cater toward multiple graphic fields...and also provide a '100% SFW environment' for the folks who see only smut on this end, haha. So then, FotoTen has been created and will be that separate outfit. The only thing 'sexy' about FotoTen will maybe only be the luscious food shoots. But it's not just about having a 'family friendly' side. I don't think anybody wants to see ModelMosa do Real Estate, or Product Shooting & Ad Design...or the occasional dog & baby, right?
But this means a couple things for ModelMosa: There will be more non-cosplay stuff. Yeah it sucks..but cosplayers are broke and sometimes I feel bad taking their money, or even worse when they can't afford it at all. After travel, show tickets, hotels, parking, food, cost of cosplay...and then maybe a photoshoot. I completely understand. But aside from the determined people willing to book ahead, I'll be a bit more selective with what I shoot on my own time. HOWEVER...this will also allow me the opportunity to do SHOOT GIVEAWAYS!! Just participate on social media in some form, we'll figure it out when the announcements are ready.
Thank you all for taking interest in my photographic endeavors!