Only shooting with select people, mostly people I've shot with before.
My main focus now is my project: "Women in Love with Women", An exploration in photographs of the passions and joys of women who love women".
Portraits, landscapes etc.:
My artistic and erotic nudes:
I've been published in "Carrie Leigh's Nude" twice and I have several galleries on Michelle 7 and Michelle 7 Erotica.
I do Not tolerate escorts of either sex to be present within ear or eyeshot of me or my subject. I'm serious. Even when the "escort" behaved, they were extremely detrimental to the communication between artist and subject. No distractions are allowed, Period. Any disruption of any kind or degree is intolerable. My time is precious and I won't spend it dealing with people who have no part to play in the creative process which is restricted to me and my collaborator.
I don't work with models with obvious breast implants. I have to note also that I've seen two, maybe three examples that weren't obvious.
I'm no longer hosting traveling models unless I offer it first. I'm just not in a place personally (I'm messy and my apartment is small) or geographically (Wilshire Center, no parking anywhere after 5:00PM) to do this. Thanks for understanding.
I photograph only
For nude shoots, I will hesitate if you are less than 21 years old. Not that some of the most mature women I've ever met have been as young as 19. Mika Meiri Mayhem# 1261946 comes to mind as a shining example.
I still shoot nudes and erotica, but other kinds of shoots are very welcome. I can only offer TF or trade.
References. From you, and from me to you, especially if we are doing a trade for lodging. Message me for addresses
I prefer a lot of communication. I find it helps immensely if we know each other. If we're complete strangers when we shoot it simply doesn't result in the sort of photos I'm looking to make.
I'm not interested in working with anyone who hasn't really looked at my work, and isn't excited to make art together. I want them not to be shy about revealing their body and soul and not afraid to push their own boundaries. This is why I love working with artists, dancers, photographers, actresses, etc. They are always pushing their edges. They make some of the best nude models.
You can find tons of my stuff at my deviant art page listed above.
I had to post this love letter to nude models by Rising Son: http://risingson16.deviantart.com/
I've sent it to every model I've worked with and many that I have contact with through correspondence. I think it expresses exactly what many if not most Art photographers feel about their models. We don't just photograph our subjects, we blend mind and soul with them to create something greater than the sum of our talents:
What Makes You Beautiful
What makes you beautiful is not the nakedness of your form or the suggestiveness of your pose.
It is not how close the lens zooms to the most prized and priceless areas of your anatomy.
It is not the illusion of whatever suggestion is conveyed by your expression and the ambiance of your setting,
Nor is it the way the light falls across your frame to cast a symphony of shadows and highlights which seem to play in perfect harmony.
Though all of these things have their place in the art you create
What makes you beautiful is something far more innate
It is your knowledge of self and freedom to express
It is the way you make confidence seem natural and effortless
It is the vulnerability you are not afraid to show
It is the union of your mind, body, spirit and soul
It is how your image transcends the lust of undeveloped minds
And portrays the elegance of a form ordained before time
What makes you beautiful is something much deeper than skin
Than your arms, breasts, thighs and unspeakable gems
It's what you show but don't speak, time and again…
It's something much greater… It's the you that's within