A Little About Me
I've been shooting actively with models since 2006. I've progressed through many different learning curves, and now I keep myself pretty busy with photography projects. My model work primarily consists of glamour style photography. I love artistic nudes, and even more I love glamour nudes. I have great love and respect for the female form when depicted artistically of course.
I am currently engaged in a project for a gallery exhibit that I have been selected for. I already have most of the work done for it, but I am currently looking for some more dramatic and erotic stuff to add to it. If this is something that strikes your fancy and are willing to collaborate on a trade basis.. hit me up.
That said, I respect boundaries. If you are one who doesn't do nudes, or is uncomfortable with certain nudity... we work within your boundaries... I will never pressure you to do more than you are comfortable with except to say this.. find a photographer that you are comfortable with (even if it's not me) and push your boundaries.. if only a little, for that is where you will find the good stuff.
I rarely have time for TF* work, but I am available to hire for portfolio work. My rates are reasonable... just ask.
You can see a small sampling of my work here, but the lions share of my best work is on my website http://mjdigitalart.com
A little about working with me....
As I said earlier, I primarily shoot as a creative outlet, and hopefully to create really cool material. I have limited opportunities for TF work. If you are a new model and are looking to build your portfolio, I can usually help you out for a small fee. Please don't be afraid to approach me with any ideas that you may have. I'm a pretty reasonable guy.
We will often bring in our own very qualified MUA's and Stylists, (we're connected) and while we expect you to provide wardrobe when possible, if there is a wardrobe specific item we usually will provide it.
I believe in internet safety
. I have no problem with meeting over coffee before our shoot, and I encourage chaperone's. However, I would request that your chaperone not be your boyfriend or husband, or parent. It's not a matter of jealousy... I figure if you are in my studio, and have boyfriend in tow, he's probably aware of what is happening. It's not really about him at all.. it's about you. In my experience, with a rare exception.. you will be too concerned about what he thinks to give me what we need to get great shots. Like many things.. this is not a hard and fast rule for me... if your boyfriend attends all of your shoots, and you both have a great deal of experience with this... talk to me. I'm reasonable. I may ask for references with other photographers so I can get a feel for his studio presence.
Whether you are shooting with me, or anyone else.. make sure someone knows where you are going, and who you are going with. Arrange a check in call within a half hour of our meet time, and at regular intervals afterward. It is a dangerous world out there these days... you can't be too careful, and I am more than happy to accommodate and facilitate whatever your needs for safety.
You will find with me, that I am a very respectful, and respectable person.. at times to a fault. I would encourage you to check with the people I've worked with. I'm strictly above board. My biggest fault.. I occasionally get busy, and get an editing backlog.. in which case there can be extended wait times for the second round of images from me.. more on that below.
My only real expectation is open communication between us. If for some reason you will be late or will not be able to make a shoot, a phone call, or e-mail at least 24 hour in advance is not an unreasonable request, but a few days warning is even better. I often have a team of people lined up and preparations made for our shoot, something that requires hours of legwork, once you've committed to doing a shoot with us, we expect that you will follow through, or at the very least give us enough advance notice to find a replacement. I am VERY intolerant of No Call/No Shows, or last minute cancellations.. either will put you on a deposit list the next time you want to schedule a shoot with me.
Image Delivery Policy
- Typically if I'm paying you, we will have a contract and we will come to some sort of agreement on photos.. generally speaking, on a paid shoot, there is no obligation of time, or delivery of photos. This is not a hard and fast rule.. more of a negotiation point.
- I now deliver my photos via my SmugMug website. When I get your photos finished I will contact you with the link to your album, and the password to get into it. You will have the ability to download images for free, or order prints at my cost. I no longer do CD's.. actually that's not true.. I will do a CD, but it will cost you. CD's take me about an hour to put together, burn, package and ship. It is much quicker and easier for me to deliver the images to you via SmugMug and it's free for you...
When I do a shoot with you, I generally will get the best of the images out to you right away. How many? It varies.. sometimes it's just a few, other times a dozen or more. There are a lot of variables that come into play... how many images we shot, how inspired the shoot is, my current editing queue, schedule etc.. in any case you will have the best of your shoot within days.. often times the same day.. then eventually I will make a second pass through your set.. to see if there are more in there. This will generally happen within a month.. but it does sometimes go longer.. I tell my models this.. that first burst of images, is our TF arrangement. The second burst is bonus.
Where are we?
I primarily shoot on location during the good weather months, I also work out of a studio space in the Towne Storage Creative Studio's building. I share a studio space with another photographer, so we'll need to schedule time in advance, and make sure that it is available when we need to use it for shooting.
Thanks for your time and effort in reading this over.. I'm looking forward to meeting with you and working with you on your project!