one solid truth can be found in two quotes about photography.
"Photos never change even when the people in them do....."
"Only a photograph can stop time".......
The progression of time and the effects of changes cannot be prevented. Photography is an amazing tool that allows us to capture a moment in time, and then allows our memories to take over.
I am a simple guy that usually has a million things going, and I have a simple approach to photography. Strive to make sure that all persons involved leave a shoot both with a smile on their face and feeling better about themselves (no matter how happy or how confident they were when they walked in the door). And of course I hope every shoot has at least one AMAZING photo. Generally the better the photos the bigger the smiles in the end! I am very much a people person and enjoy then entire creative landscape that photography brings! My shoots are always carefree and relaxed.....which lends itself to all persons involved being able to express their strenghts and creativity!
Check out my OneModelPlace.com profile as well #96806. I have one of Oklahomas longest standing and most viewed photographer accounts there. Over 300,000 views last time I checked. I would like to totally re-do that profile with all new models in 2013.
Unlike most male photographers, I have a good understanding of what it feels like to work on BOTH sides of the camera. Many moons ago, in college, I did prom/tux modeling and also did the "live manequin" routine that was popular at one time. I have done promotions for rockport shoes. I have done print advertising for Mays Drug Stores and done both recruitment videos and advertisements for Mays Drug Stores appearing as a Pharmacist. I have done both local and national advertisements for Good Neighbor Pharmacy. Most recently in 2010, I was featured in Tulsa radio station K95.5 television ad (as a cowboy), a speaking part that I did in one take. I have modeled both dressed up and with my shirt off.....so I know and can relate to female models feelings that some days you really feel great about your bodies, but most days you feel a little self conscious about this spot or that spot. I've been there.....