rp_photoPhotographer Male Houston, Texas, US
My Website: Website - richardsfault.comMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/rpphoto
Mayhem # 13494
For awhile I've been in a "no outreach" mode, meaning that I don't ask people to shoot or place casting calls with rare exception. So in short, if you want to shoot, you need to ask. That being said, I'm very bad at turning down those who ask
My mode of operation is "non-pushy", meaning that I'm able to book all the shoots I can handle with models who contact me first, reliable regulars I'm blessed with, and Meetup.com events. I rarely initiate contact with models, and I don't attempt to continue a conversation at any stage in the face of silence. Silence is also my preferred method of letting a model know that I don't wish to shoot at this time. While some may not agree, it is my belief that silence is better than false enthusiasm or "butthurt" comebacks. In short, If you want to shoot you will need to find out about me and ask, and if you change your mind at any time I will not protest.
I'm also proud of my reputation for being a gentleman at shoots and not taking myself too seriously. I'm not one to talk models out of clothing or haggle down the fee, and any nudity will be discussed and agreed to in advance. Also, I tend to be cautious and conservative about where and when I will shoot nude, topless, or revealing clothing, so the model can rest assured that the locations we use should be mostly issue-free.
Image editing backlog is always a challenge, and to keep things fair the highest priority is given to individual TF shoots, then group TF shoots, then individual paid, and lastly group paid shoots. Models I shoot with individually and at TF group shoots will always receive a full shoot preview the same day and are encouraged to assist in image selection. Previews and selection opportunity are typically not provided for paid group shoots unless the model expresses interest, and it may take me many months to make final edits.
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Now active on Deviant Art!
These days, I'm concentrating on the following types of shoots:
Paid nude shoots in a natural dry reservoir area close my home. Shoots take 3 hours including waking time and end around sunset. Models are paid for 3 hours. Models are welcomed to assist in image selections, but the current paid shoot backlog is 4 to 6 months. Example shoot
Paid swimwear/lingere/sheer/topless/discrete nudes at several proven locations that aren't as secluded as the above but offer varied scenery options. Example shoot 1 Example shoot 2 Example shoot 3
Ongoing shoots with models I've worked with regularly on request.
Clothed TFCD Meetups that I organize in the Shabby Chic Meetup group.
Selected paid and trade events with other Meetup groups.
One-on-one and group trade shoots are typically finished in 1 to 2 weeks.
Model Mayhem has been the best by far for getting models in front of my camera. I'm proud to have been here 9 years having joined only a few months after it was established in 2005.
TFCD is all about promotion, therefore I acknowledge those I've worked with in several ways.
The unassigned/default album "rp_photo's photos" is the most recent work, followed by "3- Recent". Images that acquire sufficent comments are moved to the "1 - Top 80" albums, with the most popular to the left. Mature/18+ images are always kept in the "4 - Mature" albums to avoid "co-mingling" that some find objectionable.
Top 12 friends are those most recently worked with, with top left being most recent. These would be the best to contact as far as references.
Recent work (Pending or online less than 2 months). Shoots that predominately feature models under 16 are not listed, but can be found on http://www.richardsfault.com:
Vaunt #881089 - 09.29 (18+)
Hex Hypoxia #749533 - 09.27 (18+)
UV Blacklight Photoshoot - 09.20 (finished 09.25)
Shasta Wonder #3359900 - 09.19 (18+)
KayJay #1322146 - 09.13 (18+)
Bella Burke #1502944 - 09.05 (18+)
J E M #713507 - 08.21 (18+)
Summertime shoot at Pundt Park and Spring Creek album 2 - 08.16 (finished 09.15)
Summertime shoot at Pundt Park and Spring Creek album 1 - 08.16 (finished 09.12)
Inna B-G # 801709 - 08.12 (18+)
Elegant Beach Fashion Wear album 2 - 08.09 (finished 08.23)
Elegant Beach Fashion Wear album 1 - 08.09 (finished 08.22)
Valery #none - 07.11 (finished 08.07)
Emma Anne #3009235 - 06.26 (18+)
Asia Abendroth #727541 - 06.11 (18+)
Tilly McReese #2716777 and Bella Burke #1502944 - 05.31 (18+)
Tilly McReese #2716777 - 05.31 (18+)
Brooke Eva #2473314 - 05.22 (18+)
Keira Grant #799498 - 05.08 (18+)
Leila Lewis #2223673 - 04.22 (18+) (finished 10.03)
Artistic Physique #1793485 - 04.16 (18+) (finished 09.26)
Keira Grant #799498 album 2 - 04.02 (18+) (finished 09.24)
Keira Grant #799498 album 1 - 04.02 (18+) (finished 09.20)
Jessamyne #152077 - 03.23 (18+) (finished 09.07)
Ryan Leigh #511625 - 02.22 (18+) (finished 08.14)
Work going back to the first model shoot in 2005 can be viewed on http://www.richardsfault.com
RIP Candy 1998 - 2014. Thank you for being an early model and test subject and for keeping me company during editing sessions.
RIP Shelia 1994 - 2010.
RIP Michel 1990 - 2006. Thank you for inspiring me to get back into photography, which no doubt helped me to cope with the unthinkable.