B Ballard Photography

Photographer Male Savannah, Georgia, US My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/billballard
Mayhem # 85382

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


I'm Bill Ballard, a photographer based in Savannah, GA. My photography is centered around the creation of artistic, erotic, and sensual imagery of the nude female form.

My work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions and is held in many private and public collections. For over 35 years, I've worked in photography, with nearly 15 of those years shooting nude work exclusively. I'm currently working to completely revamp my portfolio. Look for new things soon!

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WHAT I DO:
- I pay the models with whom I work
- I create artistic nude and erotic nude photographs of the female form
- I always work within an individual model's level of comfort regarding posing.
- I will edit, if you like, one or two images for your portfolio or other personal use
- I prefer a natural, unmodified body - that's prefer, not require
- I prefer to work with natural light

WHAT I DON'T DO:
- I don't tolerate rude and impolite people, douchebags, divas, drama, or plain ol' bad behavior
- I don't shoot horror, gore, zombie, BDSM themed fetish, caution tape, weddings, swimsuit, glam, or similar genres
- I don't work with models which limit their nude work to 'implied.'
- I don't work with male models
- I don't mix TFP/pay - it's one or the other
- I don't use PhotoShop to excess - I'm a photographer, not a graphic artist
- I don't use retouching services

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR
Ability, imagination, creative desire - that's what I like to find. All women are beautiful and every-body has a story to tell. I'm not particular to race, body type/shape, hair color/length, whether you shave or don't, and so on. I do prefer an unmodified body with which to work; that's a preference, not a requirement. Of course, certain projects may require I work with models having specific features and characteristics.

It goes without saying, but say it I will: all models must be at least 18 years old or older, provide appropriate identification, sign a model release, and complete other required paperwork for proof of age, etc. Prior nude work experience is not required.

ABOUT PAY
I pay hourly/daily rates to models. Generally speaking, sessions average 3-4 hours, but sometimes go faster or slower. If we've not worked together before, I'll ask for references. Accordingly, if your profile states you do nude work and you have no nude work in your portfolio, I'll ask to see samples of said nude work. 

ABOUT TFP
Trade is a pain. A royal pain. I have a tough time finding economy in 99% of the trade work I've done. However, if you insist on trade, we can talk. Send a PM and I'll send the details. But seriously, just let me pay you.

REFERENCES
Said above, but bears repeating: I will ask you for references, especially if we've not worked together before and/or there's no nude work in your portfolio.Want my references? Ask and you'll have them in a jiffy.

OMFG! WHAT THE HELL!! YOU WANT TO BRING AN ESCORT?!?
{Alright, relax. I'm just having a little fun with the never ending debates on the 'escort' issue.} Frequently, but not always, I'll have a female assistant working with me on set and/or location. If you genuinely feel you'll do better work with an escort present, then for goodness sakes bring someone! However, I'm not so laid back about this as I used to be. My (pretty much in stone) stipulations are:
- your escort is female
- your escort is not someone with whom you have an intimate relationship - i.e., no lover, spouse, etc.
- your escort is 18 years old or older
- your escort is willing and able to help out when needed, especially if I'm sans assistant
- your escort is quiet and unobtrusive - I don't need or want an art director or modeling coach on set

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I think that about covers it. If you have any questions not answered here, just ask.

I'm going to be updating my MM portfolio over the next few weeks. I'm also currently working to redesign my website. In the meantime, the website link at the top of this page will take you to my blog, and that's where you can see my most recent work.

Thanks for taking some time to consider our working together. I hope to hear from you soon.

Bill Ballard
Savannah, GA
12/1/2014

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."
- Siddhārtha Gautama - Buddah

Credits

***PRESENT SHOWS/EXHIBITIONS***
No new shows or exhibitions are currently active

***Professional Representation***
ArtForms Consulting, Oakland, CA

Selected work on loan to Salon Aqua, Savannah, Georgia.

***UPCOMING SHOWS/EXHIBITIONS***
No new shows/exhibitions scheduled

***PAST SHOWS/EXHIBITIONS***
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 no longer gallery represented, but make my photography available to collectors of fine-art via the web, as either gallery quality fine-art paper prints or printable digital image files. For image availability and sales information, please contact me directly.

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