Every year as I try and work on an art series, it takes SO MUCH WORK to get that first shoot... usually I have a hard time to describe just what I want to shoot and what it means.
Then I shoot the first look, and say "this... I want to shoot this" and the floodgates open.
I have been spamming and casting for 2013's "sins and virtues" for several weeks... to no avail. But it looks like I may have someone on board for "Temperantia" (temperance, opposite to gluttony) soon... and let the awesome commence.
Superbia (Pride) is going to be the hardest to cast though...
For "sin city" the merest mention of "partial nude" and people run and hide, though.
For 90% of the photographers in this town, it's understandable. There are some jerk people. But...all they have to do is CHECK YOUR REFERENCES AND/OR LOOK AT YOUR NON-TRASHY-PORTFOLIO! I mean, c'mon! You're awesome. Got meee nekkid a few times