Who Am I?
I'm a photographer. I'm done with labels. Am I a pro or a hobbyist? Everyone seems to have different definitions for all these silly labels. Ya know what? I don't care about them. Photography is what I LOVE to do. Do I get paid for certain projects? Yes. Do I do TFP? Absolutely! At the end of the day I want to create fabulous images with as many amazing & creative people as possible. I want to learn from all of my experiences. I want to meet new people. I want to be challenged. More than anything I want to have fun doing something I love, and come away from every shoot feeling accomplished.
Things I expect from the models I work with?
. I didn't used to feel that a list like this was necessary, but I've run into a couple of situations where some of these things were an issue. So I'm simply going to state these for the record.
Be there on time
. If you agree to meet at 2pm, be there at 2pm. Allow yourself time to be able to get there when we agree on a schedule.
. You're about to be photographed. Please make sure your hair & nails are clean, and your outfit(s) are photo ready (aka if they get severely wrinkled by balling them up in a gym bag - please don't ball them up in a gym bag).
. Unless we have made other arrangements, you are responsible for your makeup, hair, and wardrobe.
. I have no problem directing you, but you are the model. I expect you to have some idea of how your body works. If you're new to modeling, watch turorials on youtube, and study photos. I have created a board on Pinterest (click here)
if you need some suggestions.
. I do post process my images. Sometimes it takes a few days. I know you're eager to see the work we've done together, but please be patient.
. I require all models to sign a release when we work together. Just something that says I can use/edit the pictures as I see fit, etc.
I don't currently have my own studio space, but a small group of photographer friends & I get together periodically to shoot at one of their studios, and we're always looking for new people to work with. Aside from that, I pretty much shoot exclusively on location.
I plan on making 2014 my best, and most active year yet!
If you're ok with all of that then please feel free to get in touch with me!
I look forward to hearing from you, and hopefully working with many of you over the course of the next several months!