RetrocliquePhotographer Male Columbia, South Carolina, US
Mayhem # 3331804
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME:
1. I am an INDUSTRY LEVEL MUSIC PRODUCER/SINGER/SONGWRITER
(and OWNER/OPERATOR of my own Indie Music Label)
Blaque Waltz Productions, LLC:
2. I also own an Indie Film Production Company
(currently Casting for two Feature Length Projects-Serious Actor/Actresses message for details)
Pathways Productions, LLC:
*Because I run TWO COMPANIES I have to plan shoots as far in advance as possible
Please note that I only hire from my FRIENDS LIST, and I am most likely to offer paid compensation only to HIGH-CALIBER, FULL-TIME freelance Models who have at least a few years of proven experience. (I will NOT hire you if you can't at least do me the courtesy of accepting a Friend Request-Neither will either of my Companies, which provide PAID work to Professional Models from this site fairly often)
-I have a real disdain for Models who answer castings they have not read
-I DO NOT DEAL WELL WITH DIVAS
-I DO NOT ALLOW ESCORTS
AT THE RISK OF BEING TOO FORWARD:
I find it quite laughable that Models from this site can be quite rude and condescending, while at the same time, be asking you to help them pay their bills.
Your attitude in messaging back and forth says a lot about what it might be like to work with you. If I am paying you to shoot, that essentially makes me the consumer for lack of a better term. Would you give someone your money if they were being rude and disrespectful to you? I don't really care how many photographers are willing to pay you $200/hr, it has absolutely nothing to do with me. I simply ask that you keep that in mind when you are 2 trade shoots into your "Career", don't have set Rates, and are soliciting me for Paid Work.
NO, I will NOT pay you and give you all of the un-edited images from a shoot, that's what a TF shoot is for, and if you ask me for something like that it tells me that you have no idea how this whole thing works, which means in my mind, you are not ready to be paid in the first place. Yes, your time is valuable, but if you wanted to be in an industry where everyone is paid a wage simply for showing up then you should have gone into retail.
Please do NOT ask me to pay you if you don't know how much you charge. It wreaks of Novice and it makes me feel like I am being played. (I don't do the whole "Make me an offer" thing. I figure if you normally get paid to Model, then you should at least have an idea how much. I know what my rates are for Track production. It keeps things simple.)
I don't have time to go back and forth with you about how much money is enough money. Just be up front and tell me what you want...then I will either respond with a "Yes" or a "No"...simple.
Now that I got that off my chest...
What I am currently looking to get out of my work:
I am in the pursuit of my version of "The Definitive Work". I seek to be an "Artist" in my own right. I put my entire creative soul in everything that I choose to do, whether it be my Music, my Writing and Producing Film Projects or my Photography.
The point is, I am actively searching for the Models on this site that care enough to be great at what they do. I want to hire the ones that are willing to at least pull their own weight in an effort to meet me halfway in a collective and creative zone, and work their butts off to live there for a few hours at a time. Sadly I have yet to work with such a Model, but will be spending my time on this site from now on working diligently to change that.
Don't get me wrong, I understand all the "Paid Work Only" Girls, I mean, we all have to eat, but I want to leave a shoot feeling good about the money that was spent, and not feel like somehow I was creatively cheated or misled. In my eyes those are the Models that deserve to be paid. I ask that you please keep that in mind before contacting me to solicit paid work, and understand that if I should decline to pay you, it isn't at all personal.
Sunday - December 14, 2014 - Sumter, SC
I DO NOT RECOMMEND:
Feel free to message me for "dets"...
Anyway, that's all for now. Thanks 4 Listening!
Nani 28 #1972716 (X2)