I'm an illustrator/artist, specializing in Fantasy, Science Fiction, Erotic and Horror. You can see samples of my work at my website.
I do mostly digital painting, and am also working in photo-manipulation to bring the most realism possible into my work. My artistic goal is to make fantasy as believable at I can.
I'm published in the US, Canada, Australia, Germany and the UK. The projects I will be using you for will be for either my more artistic endeavors (which would be my 'Faerie Hunt' project, for right now) or for book cover illustrations.
***** Update: 7/13/2010 ******
Aside from my bookcover work, I've started a series to display at local art galleries called "Faerie Hunt".
Though my 'Faerie Hunt' project will be mostly erotic, I won't require nude photos to work from. I like to keep my work 'viewable' publicly as much as possible. But I need models to wear minimal clothing, like a bikini, so I can replace costuming with my own painting but can still choose what areas of the body I want exposed.
My shoots are very simple, and less professional than you're probably used to. I don't require you to prep for special costuming or makeup, as I'll be creating that in my work digitally. You can wear minimal makeup and your hair will be pulled up to expose your face and ears so I can create my own hairstyles digitally. If you have a less 'styled' cut I may take shots your hair down, too.
Since backgrounds will be masked out digitally, I can work anywhere you're comfortable with, as long as it allows me to set up my light stands and a couple stools for posing. I can even work in your living room or back yard to save you travel time. But since I'm in Hocking County (I love the woods) it'll be best if I come to you.
Feel free to submit photos if you have an interest in the genres mentioned above. I'm currently looking for elvish, pixie-like faces on petite bodies to photomanip into some macro shots I've been taking of mushrooms and flowers and woodland plants. Basically you'll be turned into these faeries. My 'Faerie Hunt' project is an attempt to make it appear I've found actual faeries in the woods and photographed them. Samples are now posted in my image gallery. I may also use this series to show faeries in polluted environments as a way to show how trash and pollution are taking the 'magic' out of the forests and streams. (I'll likely expand this to mermaids covered in remnants from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill also).
**Other than the 'faerie' look, most of my sci-fi/fantasy/horror work is geared towards portraying strong, confident, sexy women --- that's apparently what sells. They want victims but I try o make them more willing than unwilling. Really don't like portraying women as weak. You don't have to be a body builder, just have a confident look.**
There - that's all out of the way. You know what I'm looking for so I don't have to waste your time with explanations :-)
Now we can get down to business.
Drop me a line if you're interested.
I'll be contacting people when I start shooting for this project.