Aug 29, 2013 Update:
I am done with off-shore sailing for NOW, so I am 100% back in Photography.
Recently I got a few bad apples (models). If you have no intention to keep your appointment, please don't waste my time and ruin your name among the MM photographers; we do talk among us.
Once we have set a date, I am committed the time with you and no one else. You absolutely have no right to waste my time. Remember bad karma is forever on you.
Photography is an art and sensuality is an art; some have it and some don't.
It just a matter of time, images eventually all fade away, only digital images last forever. If you are in the best shape of your life, capture your grace and beauty before it's all forgotten - a testament of your existence.
For those inspiring models who want to climb to the top, take a good look of yourself in the mirror and be realistically set your goals and go after them. Talk is cheap. Let our passion, action, and portfolio speak for ourselves.
Time is money, I choose my models I like to work with wisely. Her look, her profile description, and her ability to communicate professionally are all important before setting up a date to shoot. I advise you to do the same when you choose your photographers. A bad image will do more harm; it will badly reflect on your taste and lack of understand of the industry. Trust your photographers to pick the images for you. After all, you trust him/her to photograph you.
Please be realistic
Because your mom, friends, the "GUY(s)" in the bar said you ought to be a model, it does not mean anything. Becoming a successful model is harder than being accepted into a medical school. I don't want to rain on your parade and hamper your enthusiasm in modeling. Be prepared to leave the drama at home for serious hard work. Thick skin helps.
If you are new and receive hundreds of Private Messages on MM, it does not mean you are hot and everybody loves you. It is just the newbie curse from Hell and will die down.
If someone offers you a paid assignment with your amateur portfolio, it is either a scam or you are being hired as an adult entertainer. It is nothing wrong about being an adult entertainer, but this type of activity is straightly prohibited on MM.
Please read my profile and study my work. I hope you will find what you like and share my vision of beauty. Perhaps we can work together in the near future either for pay or trade work.
I offer a complete model portfolio development including pose and emotive coaching, photo shoot, photo selection and beyond. I am specialized in working with new models, putting them at ease and helping them to gain confidence. My fee is very reasonable and willing to work with you and get you to where you want/need to be.
If the model has the look for my current concepts, I will consider to shoot TFP or TF/images. Please write to me for details. I will reply to all inquiries in a timely manner.
What I like to shoot:
Fashion (demure look) and life style editorial
Some selective erotica and obsession nudes
What I don’t shoot:
Pain, death, blood, horror or suffering
Low budget Pin Up.
Models dressed in a school uniform acting like children (so creepy).
If you shoot nude, that is good. If you don't shoot nude, that is perfectly fine with me. No need to scream to my ears that you don't shoot nude for I can read it in your profile. Stop being so melodramatic, I am not your exBF or ex-photographer. Please do not bring your personal drama into our working environment.
I conduct all my shoot in an utmost professional manner either on location or at my fully equipped commercial studio with a full line of professional makeup and wardrobe
Before we shoot, model release must be signed. I hold all the copy rights of the photos. You will be given the usage rights for the all edited photos. The number of photos will depend on our agreement. In general, it is safe to assume 1 or 2 edited images for each look, and 10 +/- 3 edited images of all. Please ask if you want more.
Your "female" driver/escort is welcome
She can meet me, inspect the facility, and ask any questions they may have. After she is satisfied, before we shoot she must stay out the set. You escort can hear us but not in eye contact with you or me. Ask her to bring a book or go somewhere so that she won't rush us to end the shoot early.
If you are so obsessive that you require someone to shadow you 10 ft away during the shoot, and you need to make eye contact with her at all time to pose comfortably on the set, I respect that. But I am not your photographer. Nothing personal, I am sure you can find other photographers to work with you.
If you are a minor, < 18, I must speak to your parent before setting up the shoot. Your parent MUST be present at all time. Your adult friend does not count.
All the best to you. Thank you so much.