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B Ballard Photography

Savannah, Georgia, US
Bill Ballard Fine Art Photography

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MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/billballard

About me
"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

***************** Blog Last Updated 3/17/2014 ****************

My name is Bill Ballard, and I’m a photographer of the nude female form.

What I Do

I shoot only nude work.

I prefer to 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. At least I prefer not to.

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. Digital or print, it's your choice.

YES, proof of age documents, model releases, and other necessary record keeping paperwork is required from every model.

NO, I don't shoot garage glamour, swimsuit calendars, green screen, hand bras, pin-up, 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 for trade. Ok, sometimes I will. However, I strongly prefer not to. Trade takes up an extraordinary amount of my time. It's simply not an efficient way for me to do my work. That said, see below.

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, I do prefer a natural body for the majority of my work.

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. I'd prefer it be a female friend or relative, and not a boyfriend/lover/husband. You should also know that I frequently work with a female assistant on set.

YES, I will provide references if you ask for them.

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!


My Trade Policy:
I continue to receive requests for trade, even though its clearly stated in this profile my preference is to pay the models with whom I work. If you still want to shoot trade with me we can, provided you understand the following:

It will take time for me to get your images to you.

Just to be clear, I'm talking weeks, not days. Trade is not my priority. Trade adds to my workload and disrupts my workflow. Trade messes up my world. As long as we understand one another, all is good. If we shoot for trade, you will get your images eventually. I promise. Cross my heart and hope to die. Pinky swear. I've never stiffed anyone and have no intentions of starting now. If you're good with that, then let's do it.

On the other hand, if we shoot as I prefer to shoot, you'll be paid for your work at the end of the session. smile

It's up to you.


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 don't often change the images here. To see my most current work, please visit my website/blog at the link listed at the top of the page. Or, click here: http://www.billballardphotography.com

I hope to hear from you soon.

Bill Ballard
Savannah, GA

No new shows or exhibitions are currently active.

***Professional Representation***
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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