I'm a semi-professional, a hobbyist with the occasional paid gig, an experienced art-directed photographer. I've also done portrait, glamour, events, and sports. I've collaborated with many models on shoots that have helped us both.
What the model can expect from me on a shoot:
Full attention to the results, making the model look good, diverging from the plan as other inspiration hits, and gentlemanly behavior. Yes, anyone can say
that. Please refer to the following testimonials:
"It's been a privilege working with you. You're SUCH a talented photographer, and are hands down the best at sending edited pics back to me quickly! I think your ideas are brilliant and somehow you never quit coming up with more! Thank you so much for being respectful about my limits, and making me feel extremely comfortable. I would love to have you as my own personal photographer, and just shoot with you every day, it's really been such a pleasure working with you..
" - Ris Lavender, former Colorado model and all-around lovely person
"Creating with you has always been a pleasure...even in eighteen degree windy winter weather shooting nudes atop a parking garage in deep Colorado cold! You are a gentleman, inspired, and consistently kind. It has been an honor to know you
." - Betcee May, publication and television model, and a lady with undying charm
I've been paid to shoot, I've paid models to shoot, and I've done a lot of trade. The money isn't all that important. I have a day job. The final product is what drives my efforts, not a paycheck.
(Click the pic to go to Jac's page.)
I've been on ModelMayhem quite a while. For a time last year, circumstances led to mostly shutting down the portfolio. I've restarted and revamped it, so you won't see a lot of comments yet.
I can shoot in studio or outdoors, although given the choice, I prefer outdoors.
(Click the pic to go to Ris's page.)
Nudity, comfort, and escorts
I have nudity in some of my work. It's not essential to what I do. I've done many family-friendly shoots with models, too. But a certain level of flesh, done right, is provocative or interesting. But if you want to shoot with me and want to keep it family-friendly, just say so
. If you don't mind some nudity but have specific limits, just say so
The model must feel comfortable
and have fun. It shows in the results and the enthusiasm that the models have to continue working with me.
(Click the pic to go to Karli's page.)
Now, when it comes to escorts, I work better without other people watching me. I do realize that models who haven't worked with me can have security concerns. (So can I, for that matter.) So let me know your thoughts about it. I'm not opposed to an escort. I just won't concentrate as well.
I hope you enjoy my work. Whether or not you do, feel free to comment. Affirmation is nice to hear, and critique is one of those necessary things we need to hear.