So I'm kind of terrible at answering messages sometimes. I don't have the best memory and tend to forget that I had looked at your message before. So if you asked me a question and haven't heard back, just prod me a little and I'll get the hint. I swear I'm not ignoring you on purpose!
hi, my name is J.R., and I take pictures
This is the face you'll have to deal with if you shoot with me(PETA approved of course):
I tend to have a little photographic ADD, bouncing between crazy photoshopped dark and creepy digital pictures, and strange and organic polaroid and 120 film. I still don't like your typical photoshoot, arch back chest out butt out stomach in pout for me... it's boring. I'd rather us create something you don't see every day, an image we're both proud to be a part of. No idea is too strange to me, and I love the challenge of making it happen. I'd like to make some new friends, get some ideas and maybe just find some people who don't mind my camera stuck in their face while we're walking around hanging out.
As far as TFP
vs. Paid Only
and all that stuff. Really it depends:
-If we're working on one of my projects or my casting calls, then it's always TFP. Depending on what all we're doing I spring for food or drinks or something if you ask, but otherwise it's just for the fun of the picture.
-If you need portfolio work, want "extra" images, want my RAW files, or come to me with something that's dumb... You've gotta pay. I'm cheap I swear, but if I'm not getting anything out of this for my port or something, I want to get paid. Work that out when we talk.
-If you have a badass idea that's begging to be shot and you think I could do it justice, come to me! I ultimately do this for fun and for the art of it, so chances are if I love what you bring to the table creatively, that means more than money. So try me out, you'll be surprised what I'll say yes to!
Also, if you get a friend request from me, it usually means that you're somewhere close to my area and I want to keep you in mind/keep in touch so that maybe we can shoot one of these days. Accept or deny the request depending on if you even like my work, hah :^)