I have 15 years of experience with portrait, event and product photography.
My time on Model Mayhem is strictly to find talent to work with on an assignment basis when other outlets fail to provide the talent I need. What this means is that I often am booking here when I am under deadline and someone else has backed out or a specific person is not available.
I am not here to develop my portfolio as a photographer, so I will do very limited trade work through this site. I believe that MM offers two competing realities to this art I love so much: one for fun, and one for profit. I try to constrain my time here, as much as possible, to the profit side. That isn't to say I will only discuss profitable enterprises here, but I certainly won't be looking for, or giving, any hand outs (and don't expect you will either). Good work has value. Anything else is a waste of everyone's time
Having said that, I predominately shoot beauty/portraiture/commercial fashion and very little editorial work.
I do not hire talent sight unseen. Expect to meet to review your portfolio, discuss concepts, and cover the expectations for the shoot in advance of any booking commitments.
My studio is located in Evanston not far from Northwestern University. That is where I shoot more often than not.