TF is fine with me for ideas or looks that will benefit my portfolio; just ask! And yes, I occasionally pay models for specific looks or ideas that I need to make happen but I will generally contact you first in that case.
If you want to work together for portfolio building but don't have any specific ideas to shoot please take a look at the list I have put together below for some ideas that I would like to put my own spin on. If you like any of those shots we can see what we can do to make it our own on it and just use it as inspiration (I am not looking to directly copy anyone else's work, it's just there for inspirational purposes).
About Friends on here: If you are in my friend list or received a friend request from me that means I would shoot with you. If I attempt contact and hear nothing from you I will remove you from my friends list. I know some people use this feature differently but that is how I will use it.
*1st place winner of the November 2012 Midwest Photo Exchange contest!