WHAT I DO: I prefer to work with actors, models and performers who are interested in the art of photography with a collaboration. Unless it is a personal project, I am paid per project for my photography. I am not an old pervert with a camera, I have no interest in sexually assaulting models or fantasizing about the process: photography and all that goes with it is HARD WORK. If we trade work it is because I see something unique in your portfolio. We make art, we create beautiful portfolio images that elevate us all (you the model, the makeup artist if we have one, and me the photographer/digital artist.)
WHY I DO IT: Because photography is what makes me happy, firstly. Secondly, because I love the art from and working with wonderful photographers, models and other artists. This is a lifelong passion, not a quick flash-bang compulsion. Lastly, I want to retire some day with a vast portfolio of art that my family can perhaps inherit and live a decent life when I'm gone.
I am number 607, what used to be called a Pioneering member since I was there pretty much at the beginning of ModelMayhem.