It's all about the mood to me. I may not use elaborate sets and props but I try my best to capture your emotions. Sometimes dark and brooding, sometimes light and uplifting...in many cases it just depends on the mood of the day (rainy, for example). I guess you could liken my images to having mood swings. Creative editing is also a part of the artistic process.
Some things you should know:
:) I'm somewhat quiet and reserved when I shoot.
:) I like to experiment with angles, shadows, light, etc.
:) Anonymity is often present in my imagery (blurred, darkened faces).
:) I often trespass (although I only consider it trespassing if I see the sign) into abandoned buildings or forgotten places.
:) I try to create something artistic, not just pretty head shots.
:) I'm very selective with looks when it comes to my artwork, please don't take it personally.
:) I don't generally like to have escorts on shoots but this is only because I often drive around randomly to find a location and the less amount of people around the less chance of getting questioned (especially if we end up trespassing in an abandoned location). If an escort is present I prefer it not be a boyfriend or girlfriend.
:) I have a solid reputation and do not use my talents to attempt to get dates.
:) I'm a really laid-back kinda guy, however I don't like to work with Divas nor do I have a high tolerance for models who think it's okay to not contact me when something comes up that would interrupt a scheduled shoot...especially when I'm the one planning my day around it. My shooting time is limited and I won't waste it on non-professional attitudes.
:) I do a lot of TFP with models that I feel will benefit my portfolio however my rates are reasonable and negotiable.
:) If I shoot nudity it is strictly in an artistic capacity. No Hustler stuff.
:) Use your resources here, feel free to contact anyone I've shot with for a critique!
:) Have fun at our shoot! If it's not fun then it's work!
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