"I love working with Obscuri. Derek creates a relaxed and fun shoot environment, he has great ideas and he knows how to make you look good!"

Courtney Crave

"Working with Obscuri (Derek Mick) was an absolute smash. His professionalism and talent were only superseded by his love of his work. I was very nervous about the blood shoot, it is unlike anything I have done. But by the time it came the end of the shoot and we were about to start, I was completely comfortable and certain that I would love how they looked. And I was right, they are visually shocking and beautiful. I couldn't be happier with my experience working with Obscuri, and without a doubt will book with him again. And I highly recommend other models of all "genres" to give it a go. You will not be disappointed."

JJ DeVour

“Working with Derek Mick from Obscuri is a spooktastic experience he is super professional and knows how to make anything from your nightmares and favorite horror movies come to life. I absolutely enjoy working with him and suggest if you love the dark side of modeling and photography or if you are looking for something horrific and artistic at the same time with a mix of sexiness work with him. He is fun a great person and creates wonderful images.”

Amber DeVille

"Of all the photographers I have shot with, Derek is most certainly one of my favorites. Not only is he talented, but he is incredibly professional, extremely creative, easy to work with, and a lot of fun! His work speaks for itself. He is the best horror photographer I know - hands down. Great guy, great work. I always look forward to more shoots with Derek!"

Ivory Noire

"I enjoyed my experience working with Obscuri. He made every effort to be respectful. I was told by several girls that he was a great photographer to take implied nudes with; I generally shy away from the idea of nude photos of any kind but decided with all those recommendations to take a chance and I couldn't agree with them more. He respected what things I wanted to keep private and asked me through the entire process if I was ok. Being nude and covered in blood can be a little unnerving but he made the process as comfortable as it could be."

Levi des Peu-Chapeaux

"I can honestly say that over the almost 10 years I have been modeling I have never met anyone like Derek Mick of Obscuri. Working with Derek was a true pleasure. He is a gentleman and an artist. I always look forward to collaborating with him and have the time of my life when we shoot. His photography style is so unique and he is quick, which I love. So many photographers will spend hours shooting, hours editing and weeks to months getting you your photos back. Derek is always fast and has a great eye. He usually takes anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour to shoot and often times will have at least one image ready the same day. His enthusiasm for his art is contagious and his creativity is mind-blowing. One of my favorite things about Obscuri is that Derek knows what he likes, and he is a true pro. He also isn’t afraid to try new things and push the envelope. I cannot think of one negative thing to say about working with Derek Mick, everything about the experience was a joy and I feel honored to have had a chance to work with him"

Malissa Calaway (Fuser L'via)

" Derek Mick of Obscuri is one of the most professional and talented photographers I have ever worked with. He goes above and beyond to make his models feel completely at ease and comfortable, no matter the quantity of blood you may be covered in! If you have not booked your shoot yet, I would highly recommend it. Obscuri’s grotesque vision translates directly to his images. Each model becomes a piece of his bizarre canvas. Distressed and haunting, his photographs truly are works of art."

Mary Baker

" Derek Mick/ Obscuri is an amazing artist with an eye for darkness. Working with him as a model, you get professionalism, comfortability, and fun with what you are creating. I know when I shoot with him; I will come out with exactly what I had envisioned. If you love blood, gore, eeriness, THIS is your go-to photographer. I definitely look forward to more projects in the future!!"

Phoebe Renee

"Working with Derek Mick of Obscuri is a blast. He's professional, badass, and like no other. His work is top notch and he's got the shooting style to match it. If you're looking for one of a kind, you've found it. A top choice for any project and no doubt a personal all-time favorite. Always a pleasure to work with, and always worthwhile."

Shaylene Marie

"Derek Mick of Obscuri is a joy to work with he is very professional, creative, and fun. He is accepting to creative ideas and genuinely cares for his art and the models that help create it."

Victoria White (Minxie Mimieux)


Oh, my! Spooky Creepy Straight to the point. Under that. Secretly having a good time, between finding that sweet shot & pouring blood on a naked woman, VERY professional ... A man of few words  ... But well spoken. I really enjoy working with a bloody great photographer.

Delilah Annette Terrazas Stevens


I loved working with Obscuri. Derek was extremely professional and polite. Made me very comfortable. I would recommend him over and over. Would defiantly work with him again.

 Krystle Wilson 


 Absolutely LOVE working with Obscuri! Derek is extremely professional and personable. You feel at ease right away. He is very good at making his or your own vision come to life. He is someone that I would recommend to my friends/family. 

Lorelei Lee


Shooting with Derek (Obscuri) was an amazing experience. I don't think I've ever felt so comfortable in front of a camera (especially covered in blood & naked!)Not only is he fantastic at his art, but he is a gentleman & great conversationalist on set. Lots of laughs and lots of blood!  He gives great direction and is quick to get the perfect shot.  For photography fans & horror fans alike I would DEFINITELY recommend a shoot with Mr. Obscuri. I know I can't WAIT for another!

 Lacie Dawn


"I had the pleasure working with Obscuri (Derek Mick) and I can't say enough how artistically talented, down to earth and organized he was. He also let me have my own artistic input which was so much fun but also was extremely professional. I felt so comfortable during the shoot and was given great direction. Id strongly recommend him to anyone that would be interested in shooting with him. I guarantee amazing photos as well as experience!"

 -Jennifer Reed

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