(8/20/13)-Two more ideas/concepts that I'd want to do in the near future...
15-Playing with clothing ethnicity. And, doing it properly (style and form matter, but not exploiting things).
16-More "seasonal" photo concepts. Costuming for Halloween, getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner, a Christmas party, etc, etc, etc...
(5/4/13)-Once I've finished shooting about three models that I've made promises for, I can't pay for any models for the rest of the year.
(01/13/13)-I have my official photography page on Facebook up!
Also, add to the list of ideas-
14-Two girls in club wear with cameras, in a hotel room. The girls have cameras and are doing pictures of each other. Bonus points if they're "non-standard" ethnicity (Middle Eastern, Indian, Pacific Islander, etc, etc).
(01/01/13)-Wanting to do more adult/erotic photography this year and willing to set up a good series of shoots for it.
I have a very short list of things that I want to do just for myself, and will at some point post on a Casting Call...but, for my friends, I will want them to get in on the ground floor, as it were. The ideas I want to do-
1-A full-body henna art on the body, with a variety of models. DEFINITELY nudity. Need to use a model that has few/no tattoos, as I want the henna art to be the main aspect of the shoot.
2-Full-body painting, theme dependent upon the model.
3-"Theme" costuming, especially cosplay and EGL stuff.
4-Liquid latex costuming.
5-More "fetish" costuming, but definitely more than just "a bit of latex and a bored sexy expression".
6-Bondage, both "conventional" (ask me about my sponsorship for the Midori Rope Dojo!) and using "odd" materials (i.e. licorice ropes, duct tape, etc, etc..).
7-A boutique shot. Which means...we find a small clothing store, something that has neat or oddball stuff, get about two to three outfits that afternoon, and do a shoot that evening. I'd LOVE to combine that working with the store owner to give them advertising materials.
8-Classic and modern lingerie shots that have a "story" aspect to them.
9-A "slice of life" series with models, MUA, fashion designers, etc. Preferably with a video option.
10-Highly sensual/erotic in a "unique" sort of way. I hate saying it, but I'll know it when I see it.
11-A custom costume shoot, probably with a "magical girl" or "elegant gothic lolita" theme. Options would include the shoot progressing into R or X-rated areas.
12-More "fetish" photography, including rope work, bondage, suspension play, etc, etc.
13-I want to do something cute. Not sickening sweet, but cute-friends hanging out, that sort of thing.
As a FYI, I have gotten burned out on rock-a-billy/'50s and "trashy goth" photos. This is not to say that if you have a great concept, I will cheerfully take photos of it. But, have a great concept. Please. Also, unless I'm getting at least mileage back and forth (confirmed via Google Maps) or paid, I'm not going any further north than Healdsburg or south than San Jose for any photo shoot. Exceptions will be made, and there are a few models I'd drive to Oregon to take pictures of.
I'm just starting out in being a photographer, and while I'm still learning, I think I'm pretty good and getting better. I would love to take more photos of people, to work out deals for people that make clothes to get models for the clothes.
What I'm looking for from MM is a chance to network, to talk to people and learn how to do new things, make friends, and help my friends find things.
Right now, all I can afford to do is TFCD/TFP/L/D and recoup costs of travel and materials... There are a few models whom I will be paying for services and time, but it's usually some stunning concept that I just HAVE to do..
If you're needing a photographer for something-I'm cheap.
Just that it'll take me a while to provide finished photos, as this is a "hobby" at this point-and I live in one of the most expensive urban areas in the United States.
The best way to contact me is by e-mail or by phone, and I'm more than willing to work with anybody, anywhere, any time. If you'd like to add me as a friend, I'd like to know what you like about what I do-comments are nice, and always welcome.
Have camera, will travel. No drive-by adding, please-if you like me enough to want me to add you, please comment and/or send me a message.