Aspiring Fitness Models
I am now offering model and athlete profiling, 6 month progression snapshots, before & after snapshots, and photo/video services for trade (time for digitals)! If you desire to enhance your portfolio, or if you wish to be featured on this website, please Contact me for details. Note: Paid modeling assignments are possible, but only during periods of active sponsorship.
Athletes, Fitness Models, and Competitors
If you are in the best shape of your life, or just started rigorous training for an upcoming competition and want to capture some progression shots, and you're suddenly in the market for a professional photographer who takes it up a notch, you're in luck! I am currently offering 50% off to select categories of athletes, fitness models, and competitors, so now is the time to get your very own personalized photos, videos, and profile page! Please contact me for details.
Now Scouting Sponsors
Expanding my portfolio and building a quality model base are ongoing efforts. Travel expenses, model fees, web space, camera equipment, etc, adds up fast. The more sponsorship I receive, the more work I can do, and post.
Categories / Requesting Sponsorship For:
- Use of gyms and other fitness facilities
- Active wear / workout clothing lines
- Gym or home workout equipment
- Superhero and other costumes
- Supplements and nutrition
What You Receive In Return:
All sponsors will receive their business, company or brand name credits in all publications and copyright permissions for all production material associated with their product or funding. Sponsors who contribute $500 or more in funding or services/product representation will also receive advertising space on this website for a full year!
Sports athletes, fitness models, muscular men and women, fitness buffs, naturally muscular physiques, fitness/figure/bikini/physique competitors, body builders, weight lifters, and more!
Fitness photography, athlete profiling, training progression, before & after, muscle exhibition, workout photos and videos, fitness/figure/bikini routine demo, bodybuilding posing, and more!
Background / Short Bio
Greetings, my name is Daryl Maniscalco. I began my photography journey over 20 years ago when I was a young teenager. I instantly fell in love with the art so I asked my parents for a camera. With that, I started out by shooting landscapes via good old fashioned film & print.
When I turned 18 I decided it was time to get out on my own, so I enlisted into the Air Force. The "plan" was to do my 4 years, get some college in, save up some money, and get out so I could get back to the camera. 20 years later, here I am retired from active duty lol!
A few years ago, I realized a lot was changing. People, society, the nation, the world...not to mention cameras, and just how fast digital photography tech was expanding. Even though I was still in the service, I wanted to start getting acquainted with digital photography because I knew the time for retirement would be there before I knew it. Right around the same time, the big fitness boom was in full swing, so I decided I would focus on the two together. After applying a little of what my friends liked referring to as another "Daryl-ism", my Fitness Lens Studio and Strong Girls World concepts were born. But, with the demands of military life, time was extremely limited.
So, I started building Strong Girls World, bit by bit, slow by steady. It took years, but today, now that I have Strong Girls World up and running full steam ahead, I am also developing Fitness Lens Studio simultaneously so I can capture the guys as well.
The Company Line
"Traditionally, fitness photography does not focus on the muscle, instead the muscle the model has compliments the shots. In recent years, people began developing their bodies with more lean muscle tone, and both men and women alike have taken notice. The look, feel, energy, and attraction of this phenomenon has been the inspiration for my work which captures the pastime of fitness photography with the added art of focusing on the muscle as well. Strong IS Sexy...Strong Girls World. Insane IS In...Fitness Lens."
Although my focus thus far has been primarily on sport, muscle and fitness photography, I have taken on some swimsuit, casual, and portrait work as well. As a newfound "civilian" with nothing but time on my hands, I am also eager to expand my horizons into other photography genres, which is why my MM profile shows so many. I enjoy meeting new models and working hard for them to create the best shots possible--Let's Shoot!
Hire With Confidence
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*FLS/SGW recently relocated from Louisiana to Missouri. If you would like "good standing" information on Strong Girls World LC from the state of Louisiana, please contact me here>.
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