Tommy EdwardsPhotographer Male Seattle, Washington, US
My Website: Tommy Edwards PhotographyMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/TommyEdwards
Mayhem # 356425
"Never allow others to define who you are, what they think of you is none of your business" Deepak Chopra…..
With that being said for the Newbie photogs out there…I do have a "lessons Learned" about working with models. The ones I have and have chosen not to work with. Posted on my website for your education and amusement :-)
The first thing is that I enjoy watching the evolution of photographers and models that post on MM. It's amazing to watch the skill levels grow.
I prefer not to collaborate with models with a purely capitalist agenda but rather with people that are artists as well.
Compensation is based on the quality of work portrayed in your portfolio.
If I contact you its because I have seen something breathtaking and stunning about your look. I always have specific images in mind when I contact someone and schedule a shoot.
My life guidelines are .....simple:
Have fun while we work hard.
No shows...the only excuse is if you were abducted by Aliens or won the lottery.If you were
abducted by Aliens I really want to hear all about it..I just knew we were not alone the universe.
( smile....that was just meant to be tongue in cheek with a little truth thrown in)
NO you will not get a CD of ALL the images, just a limited selection from the best of the session.
RAW image files are not provided only finished jpegs. Yes, I do retouch some of the images.
No....I do not compensate for the time it takes to do make up ...with the exception if we are doing a shoot for a commercial client. If we are working together on a TFP basis, it is best to come with make up nearly done, there is a make up area in the studio to complete it or do touch ups / changes.
Be civil...I am and I expect the same. Both photographers and models alike have horror and drama stories for their memoirs, I prefer not to add any more to yours or mine when avoidable.
This is not a dating service... My wife and my studio MUA are very protective
Be trustworthy...do not touch my cameras or my equipment/ lighting. ( I do have horror stories about that )
Creativity is a must...without it..well then what's the point
I'm a good listener of creative input..love it when a plan comes together, good ideas are fun lets see if it works.
Bring a companion if you wish, there is a waiting room where they can watch a movie or read a book...I'm very sensitive about unwanted input and eyes on my back.......... it is a distraction to all concerned and present.
Alcohol or mind altering substances are not allowed in the studio.
Please feel free to contact those that have worked with me...they will tell you that i am serious but i also like to have fun.
Special Thanks to Rachel Lovitt, Kim Jonet, Elizabeth Claret, Mitsu Mark, MelissaAnn, Erotic Gem, Carly Monet, Sailor St Claire,Audrey Noire ,Becka Marr, Elle, Abby, Autum,Venus, Beth, Danielle, Drew, Sandi, Lynn, Jen, Bryn, Courtney and too many more to name.
I'm not vain...what you see here and on my sites is what I do.