I've been an artist my whole life and always had an appreciation for photography. About 8 years ago I got fed up with some of my pictures looking OK and others looking like doggie poo.
Just a few things to consider so that there are no surprises before a shoot. I no longer allow escorts to my shoots because they are a distraction and they stifle the creativity of the shoot. I've seen models bring their moms, jealous boyfriends or a wanna be photographer friend and the results of the shoot are always a boring disaster. Yes, horrible things do happen in this industry and it's a shame. However, these bad incendents are so rare and usually the bad deeds are committed by non professionals with a point and shoot camera. Interested models are welcome to contact any model in my port, most of which I've shot with several times and I consider good friends.
TFCD - I'll consider working with a model on TFCD basis if she or he has "the look" and the idea is cool. Sorry, but I'm not here to build up your new port with head shots, lifestyle and fashion images unless you want to pay for my services. I already have thousands of those "safe" shots, I'd rather have thousands of shots that are frickin' sweet!
Amateur models - Do you know how many times editors, casting agents or people with a paying assignment has looked at your port and saw all these wack point and shoot camera shots and moved on with the quickness because they can tell right away you are not serious? That look is cute for Myspace, it doesn't fly so well in this industry unless you are drop dead gorgeous. Pay an agency or scam thousands of dollars to get average photos is a waste of time also.