To answer your pressing question up front: YES! I am indeed willing to shoot models TFP
, particularly if you have a clear concept in mind (the more outside the box, the better!). Be aware that photography is my insanely talented wife's full-time job, so paid bookings will always take priority (and yes, our rates are reasonable). We don't pay models unless filling a job for a commercial client.
I am a part time second shooter for my wife (http://www.modelmayhem.com/lisaonlocation
) who operates Lisa On Location photography in New Braunfels. My day job is in San Marcos, so I'm effectively available for sessions anywhere between Austin and San Antonio. My background is in journalism, and I've studied fine art photography at Texas State University. My photographic interests are all over the place, but I've recently gotten a converted infrared camera, and am on the lookout for models wanting to add the ghostly, surreal look of IR to their ports. If you've got an idea for a shoot, drop me a line and we'll see if we can work something out!
What models can expect of me:
I conduct myself professionally at all times. This means I'm not out to date you. I'm happily married with three children, so I don't need the added drama. I'll discuss ideas for the shoot with you, and treat the shoot as a collaboration between equal partners. I will do my best to make our shoot a fun, enjoyable experience for everyone and provide you with quality, finished images within a reasonable amount of time following the shoot.
What I expect of models:
Communicate your ideas with me. If you don't have any, make some up. Be prepared to have a good time. Leave the "model pout" at home. NO HAND BRA!
And last but not least, don't flake. Just... don't. My time is valuable and so is yours, so let's respect each other and make some art!
Feel free to friend me on Facebook
, you know, if you're into that sort of social networking thing, or follow our photographic exploits on the Lisa On Location Blog
or even Deviant Art
. If that's not enough background for you, I'm a writer whenever I'm not behind the lens, and you can find out about my current projects at my website, JaymeBlaschke.com