TRADE FOR CONTENT TRADE FOR CONTENT TRADE FOR CONTENT
NO MORE TRADE AFTER APRIL'S OVER UNLESS ITS A PERSONAL PROJECT OR SELLABLE CONTENT
SO IF YOU WANNA SHOOT MESSAGE ME NOW
sleezy street steeze
can a young vato get money anymore
i don't believe in art but i like making dumb shit.
you know i rep dat west side.
i comment on your pictures in a (written) german accent
right now i'm in the midst of a few things:
an all-film zine
the 7/11 series
and a black and white zine
building my video port
my girlfriend is in my port a bunch, i hope you still respect me doe.
i'm down to pay models i dig, but if you want me to pay you please be at least as famous as her. it's not very hard, but that means gimme print credits and social media numbers.
freelancer: film/video/writin/jokes &
(produce original content like a mafucker)
megabytes on a canon 60d
35 mm on a canon EOS 630 with expired film i got for 25 cents a roll from a local bodega
ripped up disposable cameras
medium format on a not-actually-vintage urban outfitters diana
broken 35mm cameras i bought at the arc and then threw on the ground
mini-instax instant film
polaroid 600 on an old polaroid (also from the arc but not thrown on the ground)
polaroid pack camera (the one that's actually vintage). my friend enrique bought it for me. he's a more talented photographer than i am. go hire him.
i had a shoot with a cool model that i'd just met but was pretty comfortable with and it was super hot and my strobe kept not working the way i wanted it to and i felt really unprepared so i got kinda nervous and my hands were kinda shaky and my mouth was kinda dry and i was worried it made me seem like am amateur even though i've been doing this and stuff like this for a long time and it made me feel like a failure as a professional and like i lost the ability to be charming so i figured i'd post it about it here to warn people that if it's crazy hot and i don't really know you and my strobe stops working and i'm kinda tired and sick then i'll be a little quieter than normal and then i'll feel like i failed at a)being a professional and more importantly b) being funny and/or charming.
i'm chubby and i do comedy, you guys, i need everyone to like me.
people who hate hipsters
anyone willing to do/wear weird shit
get at me if you want:
the kinda stuff i do. it's not super versatile, though sometimes i surprise myself (mostly because i don't know what i'm doing)
cool pictures with weird streetwear/custom made shit, probably whilst smoking or holding a 40*
(stuff that's perfect for tumblr)
anything edgyish/smutty. or both.
i don't really ever have "ideas," to be honest. it's kinda "find a cool background/wall" and "dress up a model in scantily clad streetwear" and then throw her up against said background and pull out my camera and go from there.
my "ideas" are usually like, do those things listed above, and add, like, the model eating a bowl of ramen, or it'd be cool if she had a t-shirt on that said "never fucking snitch" or if she was wearing fake grillz. yeah.
if you want me to shoot you, i'll more than likely shoot you.
just message/tag me.
*i have a lot of streetwear here that i got for free (promo stuff). usually you end up wearing some combination of clothing you bring and clothing i have. so i guess you could say i style my shoots too.
i have some nudity in my port right now. i'll never ever attempt to convince/coerce/trick anyone into getting naked.
i'd always prefer to do some nude stuff during our shoot, if you're the kind of person who does nude stuff.
but it sure in the hell ain't necessary and it sure in the hell ain't the secret goal.
just sayin' - i've had some models cancel shoots because they realized i've taken lots of pictures of naked people before.
i'm cool with you leaving your clothes on. as long as you're not wearing uggs.
just try to be communicative, PLEASE.
if i ask you about your level of comfort and it includes questions about nudity or implied nudity or pasties or sheer clothing or lingerie/bikinis, don't just say "I don't do nudes," 'cause i'm pretty sure most of those aren't nudes (thus the extra questions), so you didn't actually answer anything, and if i have to you ask you a bunch of times i seem like a creep who's pushing the nude/scantily-clad issue,
and i hate feeling like that.
also - nudity is nudity. not implied. i know you're technically naked in the room, but we're taking photos, so i'd argue the photos matter more than us hanging out while the pictures are being taken. if you decided to run around the room naked for half an hour while i set up lights and then put on a ninja uniform and i shot you in it for five minutes, it wouldn't be a nude shoot.
and if you tell me you don't do nudity/lingerie/bikini because your boyfriend won't let you i'm mostly gonna be terrified that your boyfriend will be mad at me for any picture i take.
if you wanna shoot trade with me, you gotta sign a release. it's the stock release, saying i own the shit and i can use your likeness. this can change based on the project/assignment, especially (duh) if it's trade for content.
i give an unlimited license to models to do whatever they want with pictures as long as i'm credited. despite this, a TON of models put up a TON of pictures without crediting me, all the time, which, i think, is super mean. if that happens, i'll never shoot you again. period.
getting pictures back from me often takes a few weeks. i do a lot of editing. i used to send out 20-60 finished photos, but i've gotten WAYYY more discerning to the point that you'll pry only get one or two from each look/location.
gimme rates and ask for pay if you wanna be paid (and have a better resume than my girlfriend). if you use the phrase "i'd prefer to be paid," i'm gonna stop talking to you. everyone would prefer to be paid for everything. i'd prefer to be paid to eat pizza. i'd prefer to be paid to sleep. i'd prefer to be paid to listen to you when you tell me that you're not port building anymore because you've done two whole paid unpublished shoots.
i shot two models in an abandoned car wash and fell down this hole and destroyed all of my equipment. i have new stuff now but it's still a funny story.