The Effective Image wrote:
Profile: What models want to know is what you want them to do, and what are your compensation procedures/thoughts.
PS. The self portrait is okay in your portfolio. Don't know that I'd use it as an avatar though. Your avatar is a mini-ad for your portfolio, and should attract visitors (including prospective models). They want to see what you can do... not so much what you look like. Show them something that 'grabs' their attention so they go look at your stuff.
Thanks for the look and feedback.
I've clarified that I'm primarily looking for TFP arrangements, but open to other possibilities for specific projects.
The avatar issue is interesting. I understand your point, however it always seems odd to me for photographers to be "represented" by a photo of somebody else. And 99% of male photographers have a photo of a female in their avatar. There's plenty of room in the portfolio for showing off your best work. In every other forum on the internet, the avatar is a virtual representation of the author. Believe me, I know I'm in the tiny minority with this opinion. I look forward to hearing what everyone else thinks.
Once again, thanks.
PS: You don't think a honkin' 8x10 view camera in my avatar "grabs" their attention? It's not the camera I shoot with in the studio... Not usually, anyway.