[b]ESCORTS[/b]: I would prefer to work without your escort but you may bring a female one. I have excellent references from models and other professionals in the industry and that should suffice. If you bring an escort and they are willing to help (carry, hold or guard equipment) when needed, or sit quietly out of the way when not, then they are welcome. Please contact me regarding this if you have any questions.
[b]TRADES[/b]: I take it as a compliment and feel flattered when people want to TF with me. So, if you want drop me the quintessential 'let's shoot' tag or email, I thank you. For some reason the same people that send me these thought provoking invitations rarely turn out to be much more than a drive-by 'I wonder if this photographer would actually work with me' and thus, result in a flake, no show or no answer to my emails. Lately, I'm responding less and less to this type of flattery SO..... if you would like to actually have your picture taken then please see my current casting calls or try sending me an email with some meaningful content.
I am ALWAYS interested in networking with talented stylists, hair/mu artists. I always deliver hi-res, finished (meaning edited) images after a trade assignment. Apparently some photographers don't, but I happily do.
I will always except the random friend request just so that I can out-do my wife's maddening number of FB friends. Although if you are trying to get my attention it's probably better to just send me a note.