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Experience: Very Experienced
Compensation: Depends on Assignment
Genres: Art

Last activity: Aug 16, 2014
Joined: Aug 04, 2005

Dave Krueger

Huntsville, Alabama, US
Krueger Fine Art Photography

Mayhem #25254

MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/DaveKrueger

About me
The Basics

Experienced artistic B&W film (non-digital) photographer.
Fully equipped dedicated studio, darkroom, and frame shop.
Not part of 'the industry'.

For models interested in working with me:

1.   I don’t pay much.

2.   Payment is in prints (non-nude) or prints plus cash (nude).

3.   Cash payment is by check immediately after the shoot.

4.   You will be required to sign a full model release before shooting begins.

5.   I shoot film and make prints in a darkroom.  I do not provide disks with images.  It takes 2-4 weeks to send out prints and the number of pictures is usually about 3-6 pictures per hour of shooting.

6.   I select what images get printed and you get an 8”x10” darkroom print of every image I print for myself.

7.   I will be more than happy to provide references (contact info of other models that I’ve worked with).

8.   I do not work with model “managers” or “agents”.

9.   Chaperons are fine as long as they don’t verbally or physically interfere with the shoot.  If they do, the shoot will be terminated immediately.

10.  I tend to rely on a model's own wardrobe and require them to do their own makeup and hair.  Some preshoot preparation is expected and is paid time.  The studio has an adjoining bathroom/dressing room.

11.  If you have tattoos, stretch marks, complexion problems, or prominent scars/birthmarks, I will probably not be interested in working with you.  I can’t Photoshop a darkroom print.  Please tell me about such issues up front.  If I find out about them after you arrive, I will most likely terminate the shoot immediately.   I tend not to trust profile pictures since most are heavily Photoshopped.  I may contact other photographers that you have worked with and ask about appearance and complexion issues. 

12.  If it’s going to be a nude shoot, plan on being nude in the pictures.  Don’t give me a list of pose restrictions after you arrive.  Tell me in advance of your concerns or limits or be prepared to have the shoot terminated.  Furthermore, if you're interested in nude work, I will need to see nude pictures of you before we book a shoot.

13.  I pick models based on their looks and my shoots are heavily choreographed, so models don't need experience in spontaneous posing.

A few additional thoughts

I'm a photographer, not a skirt chaser.    I eat, sleep, and dream photography, but most of the time I don't use models.   I do photography for enjoyment and don't actively market my work to make money at it.  It's a hobby.  I am not part of "the industry" and I offer no advice or promises regarding modeling in general.  If you're looking for a way to kick off your career as a fashion or commercial model, I'm not going to be any help.   I only care about what you look like, whether you are responsible enough to show up on time, and can follow instructions.   If you have questions, concerns, or anxieties, please discuss them with me before the shoot date.  There are no stupid questions.  I don't like to put up with surprises and neither should you.

A model shoot represents a big investment in time for me.  After I decide on a theme, I almost always develop a written pose-by-pose agenda, round up any needed props, sometimes do technical tests, and finally review a lot of model portfolios before picking a model.  After the shoot, I will be spending many hours in the darkroom developing film and making prints.  I look for models who will improve the chances of getting a successful result from all that effort.   I should add that I am rarely disappointed by the models I work with.




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