I have been a photographer since high school (1972-1976.) My photos have appeared in high school yearbooks and local newspapers.
For the last ten years, I've been shooting sports photography (mostly softball); however, since almost all of the athletes I know in high school or college have graduated or have otherwise retired from sports, I have time for other projects.
Since I haven't shot "modeling" pictures in a long time, the pictures in my portfolio are over 20 years old (35mm film / mostly Los Angeles area actors).
I enjoy theatre and I am particularly interested with shooting performing artists - actors, singers, dancers, or bands who need to build a portfolio. I want to shoot images that will inspire an entertainment executive or a casting director or a booking agent to pick up a telephone & call you.
My photo shoots are "open" which means that you can bring your family members and/or friends to the photo shoot. In fact, I prefer that your family members and/or friends accompany you during the photo shoot because they can carry your stuff and help hold up my light reflectors.
I will ask you to sign a standard model release. I will burn you with a DVD of all of the pictures ... both good and bad. I will let you decide what is what. If you have a device with a USB port, and if possible, I will transfer the images from my camera to your device right there on the spot.
If you need a ride for the photo shoot, I can pick you up and drive you home. We can meet at VVC for an intro meeting (I took classes at VVC.)
I don't have a photo studio (not yet, anyway) since I shoot sports and generally like shooting in natural healthy sunlight.
I am in no rush so whenever you are ready, let me know.