If you ever get the chance to work with him, make sure that you do.
Golden Czermak contacted me on social media in March 2019 about doing a photo shoot for potential book cover sales.
I had never done any professional modeling and I was also not quite one year into recovery from drug addiction. My confidence was not very high but he told me that he loved my story and my look and he believed that I would do well. There was a big part of me that wanted to find reasons to back out, but I took a chance and did my first photo shoot with him in June 2019. I have now shot with him twice and have my 3rd shoot next week. I have sold 18 book covers, gained a huge social media following and more and more doors in the industry are opening for me.
I feel very lucky that he has been my entry into the business because he has been a great mentor and friend and has been a great example of the kind of brand that I am working to develop.
I've always been a fan of Golden's work going back years after seeing it on social media and MANY book covers on my page and various posts from friends.
In this industry though, some photographers are, let's say, "not very cool" to work with. So I figured there's no way he would want to work with me. He'd only dealt with models that fit a certain "look" which, I did not.
One day I was working at the gym (I'm a personal trainer) and I got a notification on my timeline that "FuriousFotog sent me a friend request." No Way!! Still, I didnt think too much of it. Fast forward a few months and I posted a photo on one of my platforms and Golden sent me a message afterward asking "when are we shooting together?!"
After figuring out some dates as soon as possible, I flew out to AL and Golden was right there waiting to pick me up with a hug and a "how was your flight?!" Incredible! Someone going out of there way for me like that was something I wasnt used to.
The next day was some of the most fun I've had shooting in my entire career modeling. He already had all the looks he wanted to knock out ready to go and listed, and all the needed props were ready and accessible, too. It was extremely smooth, easy, and best of all comfortable.
All that said, the best part of the day is when he said "Ok, I think weve got everything we need! Lets go get donuts and chinese food!" We went straight to Krispy Kreme, got some donuts then to his favorite Chinese place where we got enough food for a little league team!
Oh, also, as if all this wasnt enough, he STILL managed to stop by a store for me to grab my mom an "Alabama" shirt from my trip.
It was a perfect trip, beautiful photos, and the edits were amazing! Thank you for everything!!
If there is one word to describe Furious Fotog, it would be phenomenal.
Golden is extremely talented in both taking pictures and editing them. As a model, he made me feel so comfortable in front of the lens. He is super accommodating, really down to earth, and makes all his models feel at home in his studio. Not to mention his attention to detail is impeccable. I can’t wait to schedule more shoots with Golden in the future. G is the best of the best in this industry!
Working with Golden Czermak is truly a great experience.
I had never modeled before working with him, so I was a bit nervous. He quickly put me at ease with his friendly personality. The way he interacted with me made me feel like I had known him for years. This made the entire photoshoot fun, and though it was hours, the time flew by. I plan on working with Golden for as many photoshoots as he’s willing to do with me in the future. He goes above and beyond, so I think he has spoiled me for most other photographers. I consider myself very fortunate to have met him and to have worked with him.