I have a fine arts degree in Photography, but I don't think it's at all necessary to make good images. I'm interested in in the art of imagery - whether it's their enigmatic beauty like a Bruce Weber Abercrombie image, or their blunt confrontation (think diane arbus or something). I wouldn't consider myself an erotic photographer, though I've noticed a large pool of that on model mayhem...
I shoot pretty much everything, but my goal is to work as a commercial advertising photographer. I am looking to make the move to New York to work as an assistant.
If any of my portfolio excites or inspires you, let me know. Maybe I can work something out where I can shoot something with you.
Some of my favorite photographers are:
Collier Schorr, Bruce Weber, August Sander, Peter Lindbergh, Alec Soth, Helmut Newton, Steichen, and Judith Joy Ross.