The more our shoot feels like a dance, the better the shots will be. And when scheduling shoots, I'll almost always choose places that are less traveled. The lonely and forgotten places are wonderful settings. Abandoned and neglected buildings, forests, cemeteries and quiet wetlands.
I'm awed by the models I work with! All the great photography in the world alone can't make a photo come alive. Without a great model helping tell the story, it's just a still life.
I'm here to create art by painting with light. Visual storytelling is the goal. Unless we go into a shoot with a specific theme, I'll rarely direct you. Just be yourself. Newer models love shooting with me because it's just a couple people making art and doing fabulous things. I don't use lights or assistants or fancy backdrops.
I shoot 99.9% of the time using film, it's the medium that gives me the results I want. The earth is my backdrop, the sun is my light. I like to record things as my eye sees them in the moment.
I'm almost always willing to do TF shoots. I don't really see MM as a marketing tool as much as a collaboration zone. Great ideas and all that...
In spite of the somewhat quiet look to many of my samples here, I'm open to new ideas. I'm inspired by artists like JW Waterhouse. I tend to be laid back and models generally warm up to me pretty quickly. I'm a willing listener to your ideas. I'm looking to add edgier stuff, as well as some tasteful intimate images to my port.
If you require a make-up artist, please arrange that on your own and bring him or her. If you're able to apply your own make-up in everyday life, you're amply qualified for my shoot.
Having said that, I can recommend a make-up artist if needed.
One final note: You're more than welcome to bring an escort, but you'll never need one. I only ask the following courtesies, if you do bring one:
*Tell me upfront.
*They need to stay out of the way. What this looks like varies from escort to escort, but distracting either of us is not an option. The smaller the crowd, the better our images will be, trust me. A rule of thumb is, if you'll be self-conscious or distracted--even a little--they shouldn't be there.
"I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term—meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching—there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster."--Ansel Adams
"But there is more to a fine photograph than information. We are also seeking to present an image that arouses the curiosity of the viewer or that, best of all, provokes the viewer to think--to ask a question or simply to gaze in thoughtful wonder. We know that photographs inform people. We also know that photographs move people. The photograph that does both is the one we want to see and make. It is the kind of picture that makes you want to pick up your own camera again and go to work" - Sam Abell