NOTE WHEN MESSAGING ME: Messages get responded to before tags. Last minute messages must include dates in the subject. I can't see your message in my regular email inbox (Fixed, but still a good policy). This is important because some models seem to message with very little notice, and leave town before they get a response (Sometime cutting a trip short because they "don't have anything booked.") While I am great at last minute stuff especially TF, I don't get on MM every day, and when I do, I may have several messages to sort through. Don't miss that last minute opportunity because of a message received after you leave town. (Also, I know travel dates change, if you say you'll be in town in 3 months, follow up as you plan. Its my home base I'm always here.... or almost always.) p.s. saying you'll be probably be here in 3 months is not something firm I can reply to -- Schedules change too much. Let me know again a couple weeks out.
Now ABOUT ME:
Photographer with a trend for the alternative: from tame to extreme, showing a flair for horror, off the wall, emotional, haunted, circus shows, both restrained and pushing the boundaries, throwing in a little pin-up for a touch of added pow. Specializes in showing variety featured in live events, impromptu, and simple- to fully-themed photo stories.
Think freak show, passion, emotion, cosplay, medieval dungeon, iniquity, religious crusades, in your face public, long lost nature, abandoned property, historic, bi-polar, bloody bathtub, or some blend there of, and anything with rope or sinsation. Oh and I am a sucker for body parts. Feet, hands, toes, eyes, bellies, chins, etc .
I am looking for bold people. Wanna be bold but don't think your are quite there yet? That's fine too. We'll see what we can make happen.
Creativity, skills, and wardrobe, while not necessary, will help you move forward. If not, plan for extra time as we work out the details that work for us both.
I don't work off of a strict 1, 2, or 3 hour session. I work in blocks, with photography taking up a portion of that block. Sure, if you are good enough, you can walk in, do your thing, and go, but even the best models take time to get made up, and in the zone. I don't count this as a part of your time with me. It is your time as well.
Expect discussion before, and be ready to say what you bring to the table. I want to show real emotion and variety. Sheer numbers and sources of payment do not allow for much more. I am willing to do TF. Not just for CD/Images. Contact me for a list of options. In fact, most of my work includes TF. The amount depends on experience.
If you message me, sell yourself. What do you bring to the table? At least tell me what caught your eye, and what your goals areon a shoot. Remember selling your self is not pushy. There is a difference. Though unless you are paying me, pushy makes me run away. Touching base occasionally or letting me know you're visiting or if a gig is coming up is also not pushy when done within reason.
RATES: I have pay rates as well as rates I charge. Rarely are my rates at full street price for either: 85% of my shoots do not include any money exchanged. 10% are more in the range of a stipend, leaving less than 5% as cash transactions. My rates are always negotiable.
TRADES (Rates are affected and reduced by things I trade for):
* If it's a smaller shoot, say half an hour or so, then food (coffee or lunch) is a viable trade.
* I offer spa & massage gift certificates typically valued at $75+/hour and am a licensed massage therapist.
* I trade for housing. I offer at my place: a queen bed, two futons, a blow-up mattress, love seat, and floor space.
* I trade for pics. Keep in mind that many people seek me because they like my work as myself. I do not work for a major publisher or website. I offer an experience and prefer not to shoot fake stuff. While a professional model can put passion in their work, I generally choose models whose passion is makes the content art.
* I trade for promotion. If I can sell my work, so can you. Build a name for yourself and sell prints through your personal page, etc.
If you think you are worth more than trade? First, sell yourself to me. Second, sell yourself to others. If you come up with funding, the whole project becomes doable.
NOTE: When I trade, I try to be flexible, make less demands, and do quicker, more fun sets. In short, trades end up with a laissez-faire, laissez aller, laissez le bon temps roulé feel.
also on Zivity: http://www.zivity.com/users/tyruselias