I joined Model Mayhem to meet interesting, quirky, dynamic models. I am not interested in commercial photography. I would never want photography to be my profession because that would mean deadlines and compromise, both of which, for me, would mean death for the imagination. I like making images that are smart, dramatic, dark, and surprising. I think the best images tell a story. I think the best shoots involve direction and a clear purpose from the photographer, but leave lots of room for the model to bring his/her spontaneity and creativity to the work. I’ve been shooting for about seven years. During a shoot, I am patient, respectful and laid back. It’s important to me that models feel safe and secure enough to take artistic chances. Models should feel free to bring a chaperone to the shoot.