Finding me / my work on the web.
While the tone of this is necesarrily rather dry and businesslike, and I consider it essential that my interactions with models be fully professional; I also want a photo shoot to be an enjoyable experience. Getting to know the model is an important part of the art of photography. Similarly, while I'm able to direct models, especially novice models, I always look to make the creative process interactive. Here's a statement of my philosophy on accidents, limits, and the like.
My main interests are working toward paid portrait and portfolio work my port for that
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I'm available for paid shoots in a variety of styles. Pricing varies with time, location, styles, uses, etc. I'd be happy to discuss your specific needs. I will do portfolio shoots, portrait, event, "engagement photos," Boudoir, art nudes for the model's private use, and "content" with some limitations.
I'm working on becoming involved in shooting for Zivity.
I am also open to selective "TF*" shoots. These typically fall into one or more of three categories.
1. My art nude projects
2. Beautiful models open to lingerie / partial nudity in a mildly sexy tone as I investigate glamour as a style.
3. Models with "agency stats" (by Michigan standards) for commercial / fashion / beauty work.
All trade shoots will include a "full commercial release." The model typically receives 5-10 retouched images of their choice within 2-3 weeks of communicating those choices to me. Proofs are posted in a password protected online gallery, usually within 24 hours of the shoot. I do not give "A CD of all images at the end of the shoot." Nor do I give "All unedited images" to a model. I might consider making exceptions to these policies on a paid project.
This portfolio is the main one, where I make most contacts, when I post pictures I especially like, and where I post the results of some of my explorations of other styles.
Hopefully, the rest of this will get updated soon.
I've decided I don't need to accept people who aren't part of the shoot at the studio. I often include a MUA and I'm always open to the model bringing one, or to discussing another model at the shoot.
While I typically work only with adult models, I consider the presence of a parent essential in the case of minors. They do not count as "bodyguards" but as someone needed for the situation.
I got a cool honor, and I'm looking to offer TFP to new models on a selective basis.
~ a list of veteran photographers dedicated to helping "new" models build their portfolios. Current international membership is 600+.