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MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/billballard
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
- Mark Twain
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My name is Bill Ballard, and I’m a photographer of the nude female form.
What I Do
I shoot only nude work.
I pay models.
I prefer to shoot using natural light.
I prefer to show my work as black and white or toned images.
What I Don't Do
I don't work with anyone under the age of 18.
I don't shoot 'implied nude' images. By definition, 'implied nude' images do not exist in my body of work, as each and every model is nude.
I don't shoot bondage/S&M, domination, horror/gore, or similar fetish genres.
I don't shoot trade.
I don't shoot male models.
I don't hire or use retouching services.
The Fine Points
YES, I will pay you reasonable fees for your work as a model for my work. In addition to pay, I will provide you with one or two images from our session for your personal and portfolio use.
YES, proof of age documents, model releases, and other necessary record keeping paperwork is required from every model.
NO, I don't shoot calendar glamour, green screen, hand bras, caution tape, angel wings, blood, gore, snakes, domination, bondage/S&M, or similar. Nothing against those genres; they're just not my style.
NO, I don't shoot trade in any form. Trade takes a lot of time, and that's something I don't have in abundance. It's simply not an efficient way for me to do my work.
NO, I don't shoot male models. No offense to the guys; I'm known for my female nudes.
YES, I will ask to see samples of your nude work if your profile states you shoot nude work, but you have no nude work in your portfolio.
YES, you may bring an escort, provided they are 18 years old or older, unobtrusive, and don't mind lending a hand with gear and/or props when needed.
YES, I will provide references.
YES, I'm open to models bringing their own ideas and concepts to the session. We're all co-creators of art. Bring it, and let's create something beautiful together!
Thanks for taking the time to visit my profile and to view my work. If you have any questions not answered here, please ask!
I hope to hear from you soon.
No new shows or exhibitions are currently active.
ArtForms Gallery, 2893 Regatta Drive, Oakland, CA, Luc Ebner, Gallery Director
Selected work on loan to Salon Aqua, Savannah, Georgia.
No New Shows/Exhibitions Scheduled
2011, March 1 through May 15: Six prints were selected and exhibited as a part of a show of figurative art at Atwell's in Savannah. The media represented are paint, charcoal, and photography.
Atwell's 228 West Broughton Street, Savannah, GA 31401. 912.238.9607
2010, September 24: The American Cancer Society Benefit Art Auction hosted by Savannah's First City Club.
2010, April 16, 5pm-8pm & April 18th, 3pm-7pm: Horizon Gallery Artist's Reception. Come and meet the artists represented by Savannah's newest fine art gallery. Horizon Gallery, 206 east Bay Street, Savannah, GA 31401.
2009, November 2 - December 2: COURSE: Selected Photographs of the Nude Female Figure, 2002-2009. Retrospective solo show of old and new nude figurative work, Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull Street, Savannah, Georgia.
2009, February 1 - March 31: Group Show of traditional film based B&W photography at Smooth, 143 Bull Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401.
2008, December 1 - January 31, 2009: Group Show at The Gallery, 20 Jefferson Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401.
2008, April 30 - May 28: "ETHOS: The Fundamental Spirit of Woman". Solo show of new nude work at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull Street, Savannah, Georgia.
2008 April 19-May 11: Invited Exhibiting Artist in Group Show "The Strength of Our Fathers", Indigo Sky Gallery, 915 Waters Avenue, Savannah, GA.
2007, December 1 through 16: Invited Exhibiting Artist in Group Show, Indigo Sky Gallery, Savannah, GA.
2007, November 23 - December 31: Group Show at The Gallery, 20 Jefferson Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401.
PURE: Photographers Using Real Elements, 1st Annual Fundraising and Benefit Show. September 7-30, 2007, The Starlander Art Gallery, Savannah, Georgia.
Invited Participating Artist: 2007 Art Papers Magazine Annual Benefit Art Auction, February 3, 2007, Mason-Murer Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.
Invited Participating Artist: 2006, The Shops at Ellis Square Charity Auction for Backus Children's Hospital, Savannah, Georgia.
2006 Merit Award winner, Savannah Arts Association 2006 Spring Arts Show, Savannah, Georgia.
Invited Participating Artist: 2006 Art Papers Magazine Annual Benefit Art Auction, February 11 2006, Mason-Murer Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.
2005, September - November: Solo show at the Starlander Art Gallery, Savannah, Georgia.
2004, September - October: Group show at Moving Spirits Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.
2004, July - September: Solo show at the Showcase Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.
Numerous other group & solo shows, 1980 - 2005.
My fine art and commercial photography has been published in numerous trade and consumer publications. My fine-art images of the nude are held in many private collections worldwide. I'm professionally represented in Savannah by The Michele Snell Galleries, 206 East Bay Street, Savannah, GA 31401. The telephone contact is 912.234.3232. For print availability and sales information, please contact the gallery and speak to the gallery director, Luc Ebner.
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