Okay, I'm out of the "blindly approve every friend request" business. If you want to be approved, send me a message, or tag me or comment me. My ego doesn't need stroking that badly that I have to accept every request I receive. I just purged about 1/3 of my friends list and am happy to let it grow more slowly now.
Photography is a part time thing for me, as I have a Consulting & Accounting business during the day. I've been doing photography for many years, and as shown by my profile, much of it has been costume type shoots. I had the pleasure of working with top anime costumer Tristen Citrine (MM#37692) a multiple award winner, for many years, and it has always been a pleasure to shoot her and her friends/associates in a variety of locales. While I enjoy this work, I'm also looking to do more "mainstream" shooting, too.
I've reached the point where I am only going to do very limited TF* shoots. If I approach you about a shoot, I'm more willing to accept TF*, because I've seen something in your look I really want to capture. If you are approaching me, its much less likely to be TF*. However, I will judge this on a case by case basis. If you want to know my rates and whether I will do a TF* shoot with you, just drop me a message.
I am happy to do cosplay shoots, however with very rare exceptions, they will be paid shoots. Without patting myself on the back too much, I know I'm one of the better cosplay photographers around. I just don't have the time or desire to travel to a lot of conventions just for photographs. That being said, if I do a cosplay shoot, I promise you images you will be proud to add to your portfolio.
I do not supply costumes for shoots. The ones I have in my portfolio were created by the models in the pictures, and are generally sized to those models. If you want a costume shoot, you will have to supply the costume yourself.
In my shoots, I can be very exacting, often asking for things as simple as changing the angle of your fingers or changing the way your shoes are pointing by an inch. I do this in an effort to create what I feel are the best possible images. Do not take this as a criticism of you or the way you pose, take it as my obsessive compulsive nature running my life.
In addition to AIM, you can reach me on Yahoo as Joshuaaaaaa6. That's a lot of As, but you only have to type them in once.
I've also set myself up on MSN Messenger or whatever they are calling it these days. I'm email@example.com over there.
I look forward to hearing from and working with you.
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