Things are looking up!
I'm growing more and more comfortable with calling myself a photographer, as in the past I've generally used the photos I take as starting points, utilizing Photoshop and other methods in the process of creation. But something's happened over recent years and I've been told that a lot of my unaltered shots stand pretty well on their own!
I have usually not planned out my shoots out beforehand beyond locations, but I feel like I'm stuck in a rut and looking to move beyond that. I'm learning more about lighting and flash, but I tend to use natural light.
It may limit me but I have a preference for a more "gothic" or alternative look in the models that I shoot - my final pieces seem to end up going in that direction anyways. I've gone to goth clubs (and still DJ in them) for nearly 20 years, so sue me!
This is not my day job, so I can't afford to pay models much, if anything.
Obviously we'd have to discuss how a shoot would benefit the both of us. I just like to create. Until I can define it better, I'm just looking to create Art. As for financial success in that area, I've had sporadic luck over the years, but not enough live off of it. They say do what you love and the work will find you. I'll keep my window open, then. And resist jumping out of it.
I like to think of what I do as collaboration, so I prefer models that bring some ideas of their own or can embellish mine. I'm still learning to "direct."
I am hoping some day to have a live-in artist space, but until then I do not have a studio to speak of (other than one room in my apartment, sort of), so shoot locations will have to be figured out beforehand.
If you're adding me as a friend on here, could you please at least write and tell me why or something!
Don't just add me to a list. *sigh* - but judging by most of my friend requests, though, nobody seems to read this part. I guess I'll add people anyways, but I still don't get this "friend-collecting" contest that goes on on this and other sites.
Other places where you can find or add me:
I recently started a separate blog
just focusing on artwork.
- Matt Towler