At the end of the day it is the final image that matters not how you got there - that's my philosophy. It's not just about being able to wield a camera competently it's a whole myriad of things.
I'm a Wiltshire based photographer.
I exclusively shoot nude images of the kind that you see on my profile. It's a fair representation of what I shoot. I'd describe them as art nude for want of a better term. In terms of model work I do not shoot anything else - no portraits, fashion, swimwear, lingerie, adult, goth, glam, humour. Just nude.
I don’t generally plan ahead so can’t provide details of shoots. I’d change my mind anyway. I prefer for ideas to develop as the shoot goes along.
I currently work from a home studio set up using full paper backdrops and lights etc. I do not shoot on location.
Of note for models interested in working with me:
1. I don't object to models contacting me with seeking paid work. If I think you are suitable I'll probably book you.
1 - I'll pay what I consider realistic rates to the right models and may throw in a few pictures as well.
2 - TFCD - not really interested - if pressed on this basis only. It is a trade in time and for it to be worth my while I need to get images that I am happy with. There's no other reason for me to do it. So if I get lots of images that I am happy with you get lots of images. If I don't get any - neither do you. It's not as unfair as it sounds.
3 - I shoot nudes - that can mean full frontal nudity - if your not happy at working to this level then a shoot is not a runner.
4 - I want commitment from models I work with. Decent communications - I expect models that I work with to arrive at the scheduled time (allowing for trains and traffic) or let me know with reasonable notice if there is a problem
5 - Chaperones – In short no.
6 - Tattoos - only if small.
7 - Piercings -only if unobtrusive.
8 - References - if you have any for failing to show then I'm not interested in working with you.
Finally, to show that you have read this if you are contacting me with regards to a shoot please include the word "okra" in the title of the message.