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“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan
Hi! My name is Wayne, but everyone calls me “the Brain” and thanks for taking a look at my profile! I am a part-time, professional and self taught photographer; located here in Indianapolis, Indiana. Occasionally you will find me travelling through the Mid West and abroad. I have a day job (at a local museum) and do photography for fun in my free time.
I provide a respectful and relaxed atmosphere that fosters comfort and confidence for amazing shots. Please note that although I do shoot almost all areas of modeling that I find tasteful, I will never ask anyone to shoot anything that they aren't completely comfortable with...it's just not my style of operating. I do believe in artists supporting each other, I enjoy collaborating with models and other business professionals on projects. I will do TF* shoots. I love to photograph beautiful women of all body types and ethnicities. It is my goal to one day specialize in genres of: Boudoir, Swimwear, Lingerie, Glamour, Nude, Fetish and Erotic.I understand that models have to make a living too, so I am open to some negotiation, especially if I contact you.
"The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.” – Carl Sagan
PAY FOR MODELS - To be clear and upfront I know that a models time is money so I believe in compensating a model for their time and talent.
PAY & TRADE - I do like to find ways to earn money from OUR work and I am open to making sure the model gets what she deserves and more! If we shoot together in a "TF*" I treat the shoot as if I am working for you (as if you were paying me). If we are trading each others time and talents and If there is money to be made off OUR images or video this is discussed and mutually agreed upon upfront. The model with get their fair cut. (50/50, 55/45 or even 60/40 is acceptable for me depending on what we shoot and agree to. The model gets the higher percentage.)
RELEASES - I ask for a basic standard release prior to shooting and will gladly sign a release for you too. When I trade OUR IMAGES ARE OUR IMAGES EQUALLY; the copyright is issued under a Creative Commons copyright/license. I am very easy to get along with, everything is negotiable but no matter what, everything we do with our work beyond our ports will be agreed upon up front. What a concept huh!
EDITING/RETOUCHING IMAGES - I edit only occasionally for any noticeable major imperfections only after discussion with the model or client. I believe that every person's minor imperfections are what make us as unique as our finger prints and should be valued (even though I know that is not what traditional media tells us). I provide models with copies of all edited as well as all unedited images in a timely manner, usually within 7 business days after the shoot. I will either give you a hard copy DVD or upload to a secure server for your retrieval depending on where you are located or what you prefer.
RULES - I get photo credit for the images I shoot as you get credit for images you model for. Also, I shoot anywhere from 300 - 500 images on average per set.
WHAT I SHOOT - When you ask what type of shoot I'm looking for 9 times out of 10 I'm going to ask you the same question. I'm usually interested in a mutually beneficial collaboration.
If you want to know what I am currently interested in shooting just look at my castings or my "Inspiration" list and both will give you an idea of current ideas I am drawn to. What drives me to shoot is capturing that unique, natural, intimate beauty every human being possesses. I’m looking for realness and for truth. I'm more interested in working with women because I feel my images with women are just "prettier." Simply put.
I'm looking to portray genuine emotion. Simple yet stunning. Maybe a little shock and awe too. Some examples of emotions might be: depression; excitement; indifferent; aroused; scared; comfortable; controlling... etc. I'm not looking for an actor but rather someone that can share a bit of themselves with the world.
WHERE I SHOOT - I prefer to shoot on location either indoors (at the Fisheye Studio Indy - www.fisheyestudioindy.com) or outside.
ESCORTS & SPECTATORS - When I shoot I want to connect with the model 1 on 1 and allow each of us to focus on doing OUR best work. I'm not opposed to escorts on shoots, however they must be willing to assist through the shoot (i.e. hold a reflector, etc) if need be; and I can assure you I won’t bring anyone who isn't necessary to the shoot. Any persons present at the shoot other than the model and I should be discussed previous to the shoot and they should serve some purpose to the art process. I will not shoot with surprise visitors or spectators.
If you don’t drive or need to have someone bring you to a shoot. There is always a place nearby where your friend can patiently wait away from the shoot. By all means, leave your cell phone ON during the shoot. If you need to take a call I have no problem with that. If you spend more time on your phone than shooting I will leave.
SAFETY & TRUST - I never go to a shoot without knowing who I am working with. I have never just shown up, met a model and shot. That never has seemed like a good idea for both the model or for myself. I do my homework and expect you to as well. I will always tell you the truth after all I am an open book.
Trust is how we will work together best and how we will make the best art. I won't work with people I don't trust. I do what is needed to earn the models trust up front before any shooting. It's up to the model to convince whomever they need to they are going to be in a safe place. With me you will always be safe. Conversely I need to trust the model too. This might mean we have to get to know each other a little bit. I might want to exchange emails, texts or phone calls for a while before we actually shoot.
I’ll share my personal Facebook page and cell phone once we start to build a professional working friendship. It will help show you who I am and earn trust.
NUDE WORK - Breasts and genitals are just body parts to me. I'm not naive and yes I know there may be a certain eroticism associated with those "private" areas but I'm not in this for the show. I don’t always shoot nudes and no they aren't always needed. I just prefer to work with people who don’t mind nudes either way. Hang ups over nudity just seem to hinder our ability to capture realness and truth.
OTHER ABILITIES - In addition to photography I enjoy working on cinematography and some media center based applications. I have also dabbled in cinematography work for clients. I am a self taught photographer which I picked up so I could shoot for my publications. I also print canvas, posters and large photos.
VIDEO - I’m very interested in working with models shooting HD video. Just ask me how!
"Yes, the universe had a beginning. Yes, the universe continues to evolve. And yes, every one of our body's atoms is traceable to the big bang and to the thermonuclear furnace within high-mass stars. We are not simply in the universe, we are part of it. We are born from it. One might even say we have been empowered by the universe to figure itself out—and we have only just begun." - Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Usually I shoot 2-4 sets in 2 hrs, sometimes with a short 5 minute video at end of each shoot. My rate of pay is Industry standard.
Please feel free to contact me for any questions you may have.
So what are you waiting for? Let's shoot!