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UPDATED - June 6, 2014
Does anyone smile anymore? I've been perusing some profiles here recently and noticed TONS of beautiful pictures but there's something missing from the vast majority of them. Smiles! I get it - That sultry "come hither" look works but to me, a smile says so much more. Just my opinion
My policy about paying models is simple. If I am being paid for a job I will normally put a casting here as well as call a few agencies that I have dealt with. I pay 25% of the fee I am being paid.
You can see by the few photos I have here as well as going to my website I'm not the standard, "Take your clothes off and let me shoot you." I like photos with purpose. While the standard lifestyle/glamour/sexy is ok - I like to find a talent the model has and exploit it to make the best shots possible.
I’m going to nutshell this next part. If you fear for your safety and REQUIRE “security” for your comfort than I am not the photographer for you. I find it insulting and very unprofessional because afterall - If you're scared about getting whacked shouldn't I be worried about getting whacked? Afterall your "security" is behind me and I'm there exposed with anywhere from $4,000-$20,000 in gear. There are a few occasions that I don’t have a problem with someone tagging along but it’s normally reserved for those instances where the “security” has a useful talent that would add to my shoot.
I hate to be long winded about this but I have found it is such an issue that it needed saying. With that, I look forward to meeting and working with as many talented people as I can.
I hate to add this section but I feel its a duty to let other photographers know. Call it the same thing as a reference check
Models I do not recommend
MM#1459107 Tabatha Plymale
2014 Professional Credits
I've been spending most of my time building up my wildlife/bird photography collection. I've taken a few jobs involving the human kind of wildlife but nothing major other than my contract with the US Army.