FIRST OFF, CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE THAT MAY HAVE BEEN SIGNED BY AGENTS/CASTING/ETC FOR MODELING AND OR ACTING/ETC AFTER BEING PHOTOGRAPHED BY ME. IF YOU ARE AN AGENT AND OR CASTING ETC AND ARE INQUIRING ABOUT SOMEONE IVE PHOTOGRAPHED ETC, PLEASE CONTACT ME THROUGH MY EMAIL LISTED IN THIS PROFILE HERE DIRECTLY email@example.com OR AT DAVISICON.COM , NOT HERE ON MM. AS AN AGENT AND OR CASTING/ETC YOU MUST HAVE A "VERIFIABLE" IDENTITY. THANK YOU.............WILLIAM
^^^^OPTIONAL ADVICE FOR YOU AS AN ASPIRING MODEL/ACTOR/ETC, DON'T LET PARANOIA, SELF-DOUBT, OR A BAD ATTITUDE RUIN A WORTHWHILE OPPORTUNITY FOR BETTER!, IF YOU BURN THAT "BRIDGE", THERE WILL BE NOTHING TO CROSS IF YOU NEED TO IN THE FUTURE! @@@AS USUAL DO YOUR RESEARCH, CHECK OUT PROFILES, PORTFOLIOS, AND WEBSITES, GO WITH TALENT, GO WITH THOSE THAT CAN GIVE YOU THE BEST NATURAL LOOK ETC. BE CAREFUL OF FALLING VICTIM TO "GENERIC" LOOKS THAT DON'T BRING OUT THE BEST IN YOU. EDUCATE YOURSELF AND DO YOUR BEST TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE "CREATIVE" AND THE "COMMON", DO YOUR BEST TO AVOID CHEAP "PORTRAIT STUDIO" LOOKS AND GIMMICKS THAT WASH OUT YOUR BEST QUALITIES AND MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE EVERYONE ELSE..................
BEWARE OF THOSE THAT ASSOCIATE THEMSELVES WITH AND OR "PARTNER" THEMSELVES WITH OTHERS IN ORDER TO LEGITIMIZE THEMSELVES AND GIVE THE ILLUSION OF TALENT, ALSO BE CAUTIOUS OF THOSE CALLING THEMSELVES AN "AGENCY" , WHEN THEY ARE NOT ACTUALLY A TRUE LEGITIMATE MODELING/TALENT AGENCY, BUT ARE ACTUALLY A FRONT THAT IS IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING YOU MODELING "LESSONS", "TRAINING", AND OR "CLASSES" ETC ALSO BE CAUTIOUS OF SO CALLED "PORTFOLIO MILLS", WHICH IS USUALLY A COMPANY OR WEDDING/EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER THAT'S "POSING" AS A FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER OR PRETENDING TO BE AN "AGENCY" IN ORDER TO SELL "SERVICES" TO THE MODELS THEY ARE PRETENDING TO REPRESENT, THESE ONLY TAKE YOUR MONEY AND DO NOT FIND YOU WORK!..................... FACT IS, YOU EITHER HAVE A STRONG LOOK OR YOU DON'T OR VERY RARELY SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE. THERE IS NO MAGIC WAND TO GET SIGNED. I'VE NEVER ONCE HEARD ANY AGENCY MODEL, SAY HE OR SHE GOT SIGNED THROUGH A WORK SHOP OR BY SPENDING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON MODELING CLASSES. ..........ALTHOUGH I HAVE BEEN SUBTLY ASKED ON OCCASION TO DO SO, I DO NOT PERSONALLY ENDORSE ANY LOCAL SO-CALLED MODEL/TALENT "AGENCIES", NOR DO I "PARTNER" WITH OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS/GROUPS/ETC...............................I DO HAVE SOME VERY TALENTED TOP PHOTOGRAPHERS/MODELS/MODELING AGENCIES/ASSOCIATES/ETC AS ACQUAINTANCES THAT DO HIGH END MAGAZINE/EDITORIAL/RUNWAY/CAMPAIGN/ETC WORK IN LONDON/PARIS/NY/ETC, BUT I WILL NOT MAKE ANY MENTION OF THEM HERE, NOR WILL I PERSONALLY CONNECT YOU WITH THEM ETC, BUT MY WEBSITE/PORTFOLIO/SOCIAL MEDIA/ETC IS OCCASIONALLY WATCHED BY SEVERAL PHOTOGRAPHERS/AGENTS/AGENCIES/SCOUTS/ETC FROM NY/LONDON/MILAN/PARIS/ETC... .......................... +++PLEASE ALSO BE AWARE THAT I LEAN MORE TOWARD THE CREATIVE/ARTISTIC/DETAILED/AVANT-GARDE/HIGH FASHION/ETC, I DO NOT USE AN INDOOR STUDIO, ALL OF MY PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTWORK IS PRODUCED OUTDOORS, AS SEEN IN MY PORTFOLIOS, FEATURES, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND DAVISICON.COM ETC........................GOOD "CHEMISTRY" IS NOT ABOUT GETTING EXCITED OVER "HANGING OUT" AND HAVING COFFEE OR PIZZA WITH YOUR FUN PHOTOGRAPHER "BUDDY" TO POST ON FB/INST OR BEING IMPRESSED WITH A STUDIO OR EQUIPMENT THAT IN THE END PRODUCES IMAGES THAT YOU COULD HAVE HAD DONE AT KMART/SEARS/TARGET/JC PENNY PORTRAIT STUDIO, CHEMISTRY IS ABOUT PRODUCING BEAUTIFUL/INTERESTING IMAGES THAT TRANSCEND THE COMMON AND ELEVATE YOU AS A MODEL...............TO THOSE THAT IVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH AND PHOTOGRAPHING, INCLUDING THOSE THAT HAVE MOVED ON TO BEING SIGNED WITH AGENCIES, ETC, I WISH EACH OF YOU ALL THE BEST IN YOUR ASPIRATIONS FOR THE FUTURE!........................IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AND OR WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A PHOTOSHOOT, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME HERE ON MM OR AT firstname.lastname@example.org , THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME..............................W
"PLEASE REMEMBER GENTLEMAN AND LADIES, THERE ARE MILLIONS OUT THERE HOPING TO GET "NOTICED" AND OR "DISCOVERED",THERE ARE SEVERAL THINGS YOU CAN DO TO SWAY THE ODDS IN YOUR FAVOR, ONE OF THOSE IS HAVING BETTER PHOTOGRAPHS THAT "SHOWCASE" YOUR LOOK! DON'T FOOL YOURSELF INTO THINKING THAT BEING GOOD LOOKING IS ENOUGH IT'S NOT!, HAVING A GOOD ATTITUDE ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING HELPS AND LEARNING HOW TO RECOGNIZE GOOD OPPORTUNITIES HELPS TOO! REMEMBER THERE ARE MANY STANDING IN BACK OF YOU WAITING TO FIND/TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITY YOU PASSED OVER OR SCREWED UP ON.".........HESITATION, ARROGANCE, AND PARANOIA ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS........."MALE MODELING FOR AMATEURS"..."FEMALE MODELING FOR AMATEURS".....AVAILABLE ON AMAZON....BILLY JOE DAVIS/DAVIS ICON
^^I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR ALL THE EMAILS RECEIVED THROUGH THE MODELING GUIDES AND ALL THE COMPLIMENTS ON MY HONESTY AND HOW HELPFUL ITS BEEN TO YOU!
"Dear, William You have one of the finest eyes for what is sexy, dangerous, alienating, and irresistibly attractive about men. I love your port so much. And it would be my honor to pose for you one day.....Sincerely............D"
"I would think any up and coming model would only need to see your site and portfolio on MM to see you're not only legit, but very talented. They would be lucky to have images from you in their portfolio....Sincerely...........TB"
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What inspires me? The taking of the look/quality/characteristic of a person, object, or setting that is everyday taken for granted and turning it in to a beautiful and or interesting photograph that someone can connect, feel, admire and or enjoy looking at it with appreciation.................William
^^^ANOTHER MOST FLATTERING EMAIL LATELY---
"Hello, William I'm the Showcase Director for an arts organization.We focus on spotlighting talent to the public. We hand-select and showcase artists in film, fashion, music, visual art, photography, etc. I came across your work online! I think your photography is fantastic, very forward and unique. I would love to speak with you further about participating in our upcoming showcase and becoming a part of our creative international community! During your feature exhibit ,You would be in person to discuss your photographic work with art attendees etc..Sincerely....S.P."
Not only a great port, but in the below text you give some of the best, most sensible, relevant information I have yet seen, and that should be read by every aspiring model if they want to be a success in this industry. I am sure all us photographers have experienced the attitudes that you relate, and that we often despair at what these guys think they are trying to achieve! Keep up the good work! I'll be getting the book too.....
"Male Modeling for Amateurs" by Billy Joe Davis......... THANK YOU
***Mike of MalePhotoArt........Nottingham U.K.
@@@ FOR ALL OF THOSE ASKING THROUGH NUMEROUS MESSAGES AND EMAILS,
MORE PHOTOGRAPHS CAN BE SEEN IN VIDEOS ETC ON DAVISICON.COM
FIRST of all i would like to say thank you for the numerous compliments! and for being mentioned as,"ONE OF THE TOP PHOTOGRAPHERS IN SAN ANTONIO WHO PHOTOGRAPH MALES!". By several well known photographers that have been very nice to me!. .. I appreciate it, since my "photography style" is simple, basic, and is not like the other fine photographers!, no fancy or expensive equipment, no exotic locations, no studio, no big budgets, no MUA, no crew and no hired retouchers, its just me, lol. I'm just a very simple photographer with a high fashion/fine art/photography background, that has a love for capturing the interesting and or beautiful! , just working with what I have.....For those models that are looking to shoot with only so called "high end" photographers, you will have to look elsewhere, lol, I'm not looking to be "validated" by any type of immature "model" with an attitude, I have portrayed my artistic vision for over 30 years through photography, sculpting, designing, and painting in my own interpretation and style......... For those that are naive or misinformed, its not about a fancy studio/location or expensive equipment, its about getting a beautiful photograph!
FOR many "runway" modeling may be very short-lived, as where "non-runway" modeling can last for years and be a very good source of income for many, posing for photographers, designers, artists, painters, etc...can be very rewarding, etc!
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ITS NOW 2016 and the same central problem continues to be for many new aspiring models and unfortunately a few experienced models are 3 things,
1. Try to avoid sabotaging a good opportunity by being suspicious and defensive or acting like a "Diva", an "UNINFORMED" model does this very often and that's a big mistake!
2. The second one is "BAD ATTITUDE" all the way around, if you've put the effort to be on here because you want to model, then enjoy what your doing and follow through by knowing this is important to you,
3. The third one is turning down a good opportunity to have "BETTER" photographs in your portfolio than you have now, especially if you have nothing but cameraphone shots, before turning down an opportunity PAID OR NOT, do some research first, check out portfolios, are the photographs "APPEALING"?, would they add more "VARIETY" and "INTEREST" to your portfolio?, then try and make a better "INFORMED DECISION". Remember getting "NOTICED" is important, your photos need to reflect that!, it doesn't make any sense to have conceit and attitude, when there are over 84,500 males on here trying to get the same opportunity and exposure!
HEY! photographs showing your work are wonderful!, but so is a good BIO...
CREATIVE, COOL, CLASSIC, INTERESTING, BEAUTIFUL, NICE, AMAZING, MESSY, ELEGANT, ACCOMPLISHED, CUTTING EDGE, STYLISH, THOUGHT PROVOKING, EXPRESSIVE, HOT, SEXY, INVITING, SHARP, ROUGH, UNPOLISHED,SLEEK,TALENTED, SEXUAL, ALIENATING, AWESOME, BOLD, DANGEROUS, UNAPOLOGETIC, MESMERIZING, BRILLIANT, INSPIRED, IMAGINATIVE, ARTFUL, RESOURCEFUL,ETC....
these are words I've heard about my work, and I appreciate all of them!
"The only thing worse than being talked about, is not being talked about!"..........
.Oscar Wilde..Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet (1854 - 1900)
[b]My main interest is male photography, . I do fitness,artistic, and nudes. I believe in the experimental, and think everyone should be photographed at least once in their life.
.....,[b]ALSO I do not give "raw" images for "outside" use, all images are copyrighted by "original" photographer and are not to be used, reprinted, or manipulated in any way without expressed written permission by.....DAVISICON/BILLY JOE DAVIS .....retains all rights to all photographs. If you've always wanted to be photographed, don't wait any longer. Remember everyone's idea of "beauty" or "interest" is different, you are welcome to contact me to see if I can photograph you, you do not have to have a profile on MM to contact me, so please tell any friends you think might be interested in being photographed. Perhaps I can bring a new "look" or "perspective" to your portfolio.......and for those that have expressed interest and have complimented me on my simple style of photography, I wish to THANK YOU for your kindness it is greatly appreciated!, I try to to do my best to work with what I have...... You should also be photographed by several photographers to show your range because each photographer has a different vision they wish to express! I also do "Testing"/"TFI" when its mutually beneficial, just ask..... I am also available for Private Hire photo sessions and Head Shots, I also do "your location" sometimes etc.... I also believe the less you have to work with, the more creative you can become. I prefer simple shoots with outdoor lighting. and REMEMBER additional "advice and comments" can be found here
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I am hoping to meet new people that would like to be photographed and or provide a "fresh" look to help their portfolio "gain more interest" , IF I HAVE CONTACTED YOU, IT IS BECAUSE I BELIEVE I CAN ADD MORE INTEREST TO YOUR PORTFOLIO. I want to make "YOU" look your BEST! the better you look the better I look!
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ALL THE BEST TO YOU!