Previously accredited both as a journalist and press photographer. My experience includes photo journalism, fashion, sports, and dance. For me, the assignment or project has to have a compelling objective. It is about trying to create something unique that causes an emotional response. I enjoy working with new models trying to put together a professional portfolio. Since I don't depend on photography for survival I am always happy to do TFP work if I like the model and the proposal. Don't be bashful.
In terms of shooting nudes or related categories I am happy to provide references upon request for models I have photographed in the past. You may bring a female friend if you wish (I have had moms show up), but they will be enlisted to assist in the shoot if the do (free assistants are great). Boyfriends are excluded as they generally impair the shoot.