B Ballard Photography

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

About Me

“Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it.”
- Mark Twain


                                                     Now Scheduling Sessions for 2016 Projects


I'm Bill Ballard, a photographer working from Savannah & Brunswick, 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.



                                                                 ATTENTION RETOUCHERS

I respect and appreciate the work professional retouchers do. However, as I say below, I do not require nor desire the services of a retoucher! I kindly request no solicitations for retoucher services are sent. Accordingly, all 'Friend Requests' from retouchers will be ignored. Thank you.


- I create artistic nude, erotic nude, and erotic fetish photographs of the female form
- I pay the models with whom I work
- I always work within an individual model's level of comfort regarding posing
- I prefer a natural, unmodified body - that's prefer, not require
- I work with natural light.

- I don't tolerate rude and impolite people, divas, drama, or idiotic and childish behavior
- I don't shoot horror, gore, zombie, or similar themed fetishes; caution tape in any form; weddings, swimsuit, glam, or similar genres.
- I don't shoot trade in any form
- I don't work with models which limit their nude work to 'implied'
- I don't work with male models
- I don't use retouching services
- I don't do POTD contests, juried shows, or other contest/events; I have zero interest in those
- I don't do lists - I'm on a few; however, I don't keep any of my own
- I don't 'trade comment for comment' - if your work speaks to me, I'll tell you with no strings attached

Ability, imagination, creative desire; an open mind and spirit of adventure; a willingness to express a feeling and tell a story. All women are beautiful and every-body has a unique 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 of a specific race/ethnicity, and/or models having specific features and characteristics.

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 necessary.

I pay all models reasonable hourly/daily rates depending on the length of the shoot, the project being shot, the model's experience, etc. Sessions run an average of 4 hours; sometimes it's less, sometimes it's more.

As stated above, prior nude work experience is not necessary.

No. Or to put it more politely; I don't have the time and I'd really rather we not.

If we've not worked together before and/or there's no nude work in your portfolio, I will ask you for references and for samples of your nude work. When possible, I like to have a pre-shoot meeting at a Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, or some other public venue. Please feel free to ask for my references, or check with models credited in my portfolio.

Most of the time, but not always, I'll have a female assistant working with me. They are usually someone who is another photographer and/or model. That said, if you genuinely feel you'll do better work with an escort present, then feel free to bring someone. However, I'm not so laid back about this as I used to be. First and foremost, your escort must be 18 years old or older - this is not negotiable. Second, I do not need or want a set director, and you don't need a modeling coach! Beyond that, I strongly prefer your escort meet the following criteria:

- they are female
- they are not someone with whom you have or have had an intimate relationship
- they are willing and able to help out when needed, especially if I'm without an assistant
- they are quiet and unobtrusive


If you have any questions not answered here, just ask.

I'm (still!) working to update my MM portfolio, so watch for 'new-ish' things down the road. The link above will lead you to my web/blog site. Though it's very much out of date, it's also undergoing some renovations, and you can see more of my work there.

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

Bill Ballard
Savannah, GA/Brunswick, GA
January 1, 2016

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


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No new shows or exhibitions are currently active

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

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 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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