My name is John Mootz and I have been photographing for many years (too many...lol). I'm looking to work with select models, stylists, makeup artist, and hair designers to create high quality images. I shoot stock for iStock
and am always looking for new talent.
Shoots and Model Releases
: Unless you
are hiring me
(i.e. with cash), I'm going to require a model release for stock photography. This applies to any shoot: TF*, colloboration, etc. Please feel free to contact me about my rates (which are very reasonable). If you are a new model and want help developing your portfolio, I’m more than willing to exchange time for a release…assuming you have a look or talent I can use for a current project.
I have a full studio downtown SLC that is two blocks south of the Gateway (map)
Things you need to know before we shoot:
1) All models must sign a release
. No release, no pictures. Any implied nudes will require a copy of your photo ID (the law requires me to maintain proof of age).
2) If asked, I will normally supply the models/MUA a few images and a usage license from each shoot for portfolio use. You can expect a few great images (2-3, maybe more); not a butt load of crap. Please note that processing can take a few days to more then a week (depending on my schedule and workload). Because images will be placed into a stock library, all portfolio images will have a small watermark. I will only release images that have been processed and meet my “quality approval” – I do not release unedited photos, so don’t ask.
3) Escorts are welcome (unless they are photographers - then I have to charge them a small fee, jk). If the escorts are too loud or make a “scene,” I will ask you
to send them home.
4) If you are under the age of 18, a parent
must be with you at the shoot. The parent must also sign the release.
Below are some of the MM models I have worked with and recommend (if I have left your name off the list, please contact me). A star (*) denotes multiple shoots. Due to past issues, my personal policy is NOT to release model’s full names, e-mail addresses, or phone numbers, either male or female, to anyone – so don't ask. Feel free to check my references by contacting any model that I have worked with.