If I friend you it's because of one of two reasons:
1. I really admire your work/look
2. I want to work with you
I was told that I should say more in my profile so here goes:
I am a Chicago based photographer specializing in advertorial, fashion and portraiture. Though I dabble in many other areas, these are my primary focuses and my style stays true to them.
I am ANAL about lighting lol. Photography is light, and I believe in getting it PERFECT as it means less time for me editing later, and less time it will take to return shots. This means that if we move to a new area if shooting outdoors, or a new look or style if shooting inside, it may take me 5 minutes, a max of 10, to reposition and setup lighting. I only mention this because I have had one or two models complain about the time I am taking to do this. I do this because it gets us both the best possible photos. I don't believe in shooting without lighting unless I am going for a very specific effect.
I prefer to work with models that have some sense of self and of their bodies and how to move them. I prefer to tell you what I am looking for in the shot, or describe an emotion or thought process and then allow you, the model, to interpret those thoughts. I will drop in suggestions on ways to pose as we are moving through a shoot, but for the most part, I allow the model to do the model's job.
I tend to work quickly and expect the model to do the same. I don't really believe in taking 50 of the same shot. Once I have THE shot, we move on. With that said, I do like to foster an interactive shooting environment and am always open to feedback and suggestions.
Please, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD~~~BE ON TIME!
If you are interested in working with me, or have a concept to discuss, or are simply looking for good conversation, drop me a line, and inquire about my rates.