My name is Tim, I used to do this professionally and made quite a bit of money. Than it became a business instead of a passion, and I hated it. So I quite doing photography and went back to working in IT. Since than my skills have greatly improved as I truly enjoy the art.
I sometimes pay models if something comes my way (IE a business friend needs me to do XYZ for them). I have many many connections, and I still do paid gigs from time to time as a favor for those who have treated me well.
In regards to Casting Calls. I am not in a position for you to take advantage of my skills. IE. If I pay you $XYZ for XYZ hours, I am not giving you a set of photos for your use. If your a reasonable person, I am too, and would love to make a deal, but please know, that if you want a standard rate, a copy of my photos will not be a part of the deal.
Overall I am kind in nature, love to get out and take pics. If you have any interests or ideas let me know, I'm always interested in TF ideas, I do pay out of my pocket for creative concepts.