I live in New Orleans and though I travel to other countries to do shoots for my composite work I am only interested in local shoots in my studio as far as models are concerned right now.
While I have been shooting for many years, I do have a day job as a business analyst but my goal is to pursue my passion full time. I am an artist (oils, acrylics, water color, glass blowing, sculpture...) which enables me to look at things from an artistic perspective. Recently I made the finalist list with an event called "First Impressions" sponsored by Ron Howard.
I'm always looking for an innovative shot. My current pursuit is with composite photography which has me always trying to think of the next innovative complex shot. Composite shots aren't just cutting and pasting different object. The photographer must think of each shot independently but the trick part is getting all the lighting to match perfectly. The idea is to make the viewer stop in they tracks and wonder how the shot was ever made.
I explain to the model in advance what the end shot objective is and I am open to any ideas she might bring to the table.
At present I have a couple models from here who I go to first but there will always be those shots that need a unique look. So I will be reaching out to some of your from time to time. (BTW these are paying gigs)
Considering the above comment about the day job, most of my shoots will take place over the weekend.
Finalist in Ron Howard's and Digital Photo Pro's "First Impressions" contest