Thanks for visiting my profile. Despite the logo, I have no web site (yet).
If you’re interested in working with me, please read this. It will answer many of your questions.
If I send you a friend request, it means that I like your look and/or admire your work and/or would like to work with you. If you’re in the US but not in my area, it may also mean that I expect (or hope) to visit your area at some point in the future. When looking for a model or planning a trip, I begin with my Friends list.
While I’m not trying to build the world’s largest Friends list, I accept all requests (as long as they're from people who are at least 18). I consider it common courtesy – and I never know when it might lead to a terrific shoot in the future.
This is my profile for artistic and fashion nudes and implieds. The MM number of my general profile is 2475887. I'm sifting through (as this is written) 44,000+ images that I've shot since I last updated my general portfolio in January 2011 as well as photos to add to this portfolio. All of my portfolios are works in progress.
As time permits, I'm open to selective trade work that will benefit my portfolio(s) as well as yours. One way to get my attention is with an irresistible concept or idea, but a killer concept isn’t really necessary with artistic nudes – just artistry. If you're interested in a shoot, don't hesitate to contact me. Lately most of my trade work is with models who want to be published or in galleries. I request a release for all trade work. Of course my paid work always comes first.
My first job in photography was a summer internship with a metro daily newspaper at age 15 in 1962, just before I started high school. I've been shooting ever since – professionally until 1981, when I took a job that involved hiring and working with photographers (but not shooting). I've always known that what I really wanted to do was professional photography, and in late 2011 I took the plunge – again.
The photos I can use in my public portfolios are somewhat limited by the fact that I have photos in several genres that are pending publication or possible publication or gallery exhibition. Making such photos available for public viewing on the Internet, even in a portfolio, virtually eliminates any possibility of their being used in these ways.
You don't have to do nudes to shoot with me (but it helps if you want to be in *this* portfolio). I shoot almost all genres.
One of my interests at present is working with dancers, especially ballerinas. I would love to do an m/f nude ballet shoot. Another is working with competitive female bodybuilders. Yet another is a nude pregnancy shoot.
In my past life I've had several hundred photos published in magazines, many thousands in newspapers, several exhibited in galleries and one on the album cover of a 12-inch vinyl LP record that reached #7 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart. I've recently started shooting for publication and exhibition again.
A photographer can't guarantee publication. Only an editor or publisher can guarantee. Most don't, because they like to keep their options open until the issue goes to press. Those who do guarantee reserve the right to change their minds (whether they say so or not). Photos that are pending publication may be in limbo, as far as portfolio use is concerned, for a few months to six months or even longer.
Typically I retouch only the best 1 percent of photos from a shoot. I don't allow others to retouch my photos (with the occasional exception of a professional working under my direction), and I don't send out unretouched photos.
I believe most people on MM, when they decide to do a trade shoot, schedule the shoot and then figure out what to shoot. To me that’s backwards. I want to plan the shoot – genres, concepts, looks, location (or studio), moods, wardrobe, props, etc. – with the model before scheduling the shoot. That way everyone knows what we’re shooting, where, in what order, what is expected and what to expect.
May 21, 2013
October 25, 2013 (seventh photo in my portfolio)
Sept 22, 2013 (first photo in my portfolio) and Oct. 6, 2013 (seventh photo)