First off I'm a very passive and laid back person, yes sometimes (or most of the time) I barely can understand my self when I speak, so please forgive for that. Im also very compulsive about ideas and themes, if theres something that pops out off my head, seen, and experienced that I want to try to express through photograph, I want to shoot it as soon as I can. Sometimes I think about what's the real measure of my success as photographer (money, fame, lots of friends, etc.. ect..) and I come to realize that success is much more than having people like the photos I expressed or did, nor being paid on shoots or being popular to some. Its more about the difference I made and how I treated the people I came contact with. If I made someone feel comfortable and happy about the shoot then I feel that its a success for me, people liking and appreciating the photo is just a plus for me. Then again photography is my alternate realm to my reality, a momentary escape of who I really am, and sometimes way to my express emotional state..
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I would not contact any model and ask her to pay me. I know you value your time and so do I. I have reach a point to where I only do TF or be paid for a shoot. This a passion of mine and this is not my main source of living, so I do it for the love and artistic side of photography.
Although I do get paid from clients, money is not my driving force in doing this.
From time to time I do contact models which I feel I can help them with their port and help me with my port also, so I am more than willing to do a TFs shoot if we can come to an agreement…
Ps.. I shoot in my home studio in Cedar Hill, I understand that certain models want to have their escorts for their safety.. But since this is my home and I have my wife, a 5 yr and a 3 yr old child in my home, Im also concern about their safety on having people coming in my home. Now if you can afford the studio fee outside, then Im all for it you bringing all the people who you want to be there..
I beg models that want to shoot with me or booked a shoot with me to Please Please check how far you are from me or from my home studio in Cedar Hill, Although I'm very passive person and understands that things happen and cancellations are unavoidable. I have models booked for a shoot for weeks and just cancels literally an hour before the shoot because Im too far?! Thats just too childish and irresponsible..