The first thing you should know is that the pictures in my portfolio are not photographs. They're paintings and drawings. I only bring this up because most of the comments I get say things like "Nice Photo!"... so I never know if I should take that as a compliment or not.
I've been painting and drawing for a long time. Several decades, in fact... which is longer than you've likely been alive if you're a 20-something-year-old model reading this. This, right now, isn't my job. This is a hobby. I don't have to be "professional", and that's precisely what I like about it. If I ever shifted my goal from painting to selling paintings, I'd be stressful about HAVING to create to support my lifestyle, and I'd have to care what's salable to the public. I paint because I want to, not because I have to.
I'll be the first to admit, that I'm not a great photographer. In fact, I suck at it. That's why I don't share the photos I take. I'd rather the world marvel at my talent as a painter than focus on what a crappy photographer I am. Photography is a means to an end, so I don't focus on getting better at it.
I normally would classify myself as a "Guy with a Camera", but that term has fallen into ill-repute on this site. So, I'll say I'm a "Guy with a Canvas."
So, if you want to model for me (and why wouldn't you want to?) here's some things you may wanna know
• I like models with a sense of fun
. Pinup, at it's best, is cheesy... and if you bring the cheese, I'll make it sizzle.
• Even though there are nudes in my portfolio, it doesn't mean I expect you to be naked.
I can draw clothing too. In fact, it's the second best thing I draw (the first being naked girls).
• If you pose nude for me,
I don't have to use your name, face, distinguishing characteristics, in my paintings. You wanna be anonymous... that's fine with me. The actual photos I take will never travel beyond my photo vault, unless you want them... though I don't know why you would.
• I normally don't have a hairstylist or MUA
. Why? Because I'm gonna be drawing you, and I can draw you with nicer hair and redder lips. Got a weird mole? No problem... it actually takes me less effort overall if I don't draw it. That being said, if you need a MUA to get in the zone... I can certainly find one. Just let me know.
• If I contact you, it means I'm likely OK with paying you.
Just let me know your rates, and we'll work something out.
• I'll move heaven and earth to shoot with a cute redhead
... especially natural redheads... they're my kryptonite.
Oh... I occasionally have art shows around the US and Canada, and if the right person inquires, I've been known to sell my pieces... or trade them for tattoos... or pay for sushi with them. But ultimately, I want them in the hands of people who'll appreciate them. If that's you, gimme a shout.