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||Apr 13, 2010
The Average Jim
Los Angeles, California, US
The Average Jim
MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/theaveragejim
Oh my god! You have rates? Me too!!! :)
With that being said... I do not shoot Lifestyle/Fashion or Headshots for free, if you want TF for either of these you MUST shoot one of my art projects in trade. At the moment, all of my art projects involve nudity. Otherwise my rates apply.
I'm always looking to work with models who wish to be submitted to magazines.
Beware..... sense of humor ahead.
If you want to know my rates just ask, but I don't pay for portfolio shoots. I do on occasion hire models for my clients or for commercial work but I will either contact you or hold a casting.
Do not take offense if I say I will not pay you, just please understand that I have been a professional photographer for nearly 20 years and I have a wonderful list of models who will work with me on a trade basis along with agencies who will send me models to test with.
This is my creative side, pretty much anything goes.
I like to fly by the seat of my pants and improvise a lot when I shoot. If you're up for the adventure then send me a message and we just might be able to set up a shoot.
I am never serious, even when I say to you, "no, I'm serious" ..... probably not.
Welcome to my world! If you like having fun hit me up. ;)
INSERT "NO TFP" LOGO HERE yeah right! If you're anybody who's anybody in this industry you do trade. It's always been that way and it always will. Now quit lying to make friends. And no, it doesn't make you look cool. Being cool makes you look cool.
You know I'm your hero.
If I could run across the beach into my own arms I would.
I am a photographer without boundaries! I shoot anything and everything! Mostly glamour, fashion and editorial and always gorgeous models! It has been said I will try anything once but usually twice.
If I pay you a compliment for apparently no reason, it's because you are amazing. I don't just give those out for free. (comments don't count, well sometimes they do, you figure it out)
I don't teach workshops, I'm too busy actually working as a professional photographer.
I have been known to shoot an entire magazine spread with a toy camera, yes really. And I still got paid.
If you hate me, then I am a success.
I don't care about comments, I care about money.
I shoot digital, film, and any camera I can get my hands on.
The biggest downfall of this site is that you cannot add yourself as a friend.
If you are willing to shoot something over-the-top, I'm your guy.
Nipple slips suck, either go nude or don't.
I am obsessed with women, wait, I am obsessed with hot women.
I am what cool looks like.
I do not have a censor in my brain that keeps me from saying what I am thinking. Also known as Rude.
I am a guy with many camera's.
I do not walk a fine line, I drive over it.
I am shallow, it's my job.
I make movies, professional and otherwise.
I'm not insane, my IQ is 164, yes really.
People who think they know it all hate me, only because I prove them wrong.
If you want typical "High-Fashion" from me just go away now.
I just sold my casting couch on Craigslist, sorry.
I can read text language, if you say OMG or LOL in person I might kick you off the set.
I drink. I smoke in social settings. I do this because it's cool.
I have been tipped by a stripper. Yes, for real.
I could have been a model, still might.
I'd rather shoot you naked than have you wear fur.
I don't like elitist snobs, they are beneath me.
If I add you as a friend it's because I think you're a great model or I'm drunk.
If you think I start too many sentences with reference to myself and look at it as a bad thing, then you probably just have not met me yet. I am worth talking about.
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
I am eccentric, narcissistic, have complete and total ADD, I am OCD and I love pets. No I will probably not photograph my pets with you.
If you do not look as good as my clients who hire me, I will not shoot you TF.
Why be original when you can get paid not to be?
I have been Hugh Hefner's body double. Yes really.
I make this look easy.
Friends are friends, pals are pals, buddy's sleep together.
I will pay your "kit fee" if you pay my daily rent for my studio. Same goes for gas money.
Conversations are suppose to go two ways. I will answer all of your questions, if you cannot answer mine or answer them with a question I will probably not get back to you, unless you are so hot that it doesn't really matter what you say. Just being honest. Hotness goes a long way in my book.
I travel all over the US, my main stopping points are here in Southern California, NYC, Miami, Las Vegas and several small towns in between.
I prefer models who are uninhibited and are exhibitionists, if I need to explain this to you, you are not one of them. But I still might work with you.
I do not rely on photoshop.
"Wow" is an exclamation.
I have been called a smut merchant. I am not sure if that is a bad thing.
Regret is for people who wish to please others.
I might be rude but you will know exactly where you stand with me.
Luck is the result of hard work and skill. Yes, I get lucky quite often.
I accept all friend requests. I don't care if you comment my work or not.
Here are some answers to some FAQ's
Do I date models? No, I am happily married, and while flirting may be a great way to get the shot, beyond that I am quite unavailable!
Do I pay models? Yes, when I have a casting or contact you. Please don't solicit me for paid work, unless you're f'n amazing, then please solicit me.
Do I shoot TF? Yes, but we must agree on a concept ahead of time! And it must be hot!
Do I allow escorts? Yes and No. No BF's or spouses. No matter how cool your man is it's just not the same when he's there. Bring your best friend or something like that if you wish, but no drama, no entourage and nobody who you didn't tell me you were bringing first. I tell you who I'm bringing (my assistants) ahead of time, show me the same respect please.
Do I shoot nudes? Yes.
Do I shoot non-nudes? Yes.
What are two words that best describe your work? Cheap and superficial.
I am building an entirely new portfolio, message me if you really want to see more work.
Rules are meant to be broken.
It's not all about T&A, but that helps.
One more thing;
Those who can, shoot. Those who think they can, curate.
To a certain group of models out there. If you are not worth paying with your clothes on, you are not worth paying with your clothes off. If you are looking for an actual product from me or any other photographer out there and you say you will shoot trade but you charge for nudes yet you still want a product that costs money? Simply take a step back because the door is about to be slammed in your face.
Just say no to blurry avatars....... you know who you are.
There is no "fine" to my art.. I like it rough around the edges.
Anything else, just send me a message.
I have a sense of humor, if you don't you probably will not like me. :P
This is an industry of cool.
To quote my new friend Grace "I love to disappoint people" ;)
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