The Average Jim

Photographer Male Palm Springs, California, US
My Website: The Average Jim
Mayhem # 1638673

About Me

Only looking for outgoing models who lack inhibition and are up for fun, crazy, editorial style shoots which will get published or hang on a gallery wall.

Some jobs pay money, some jobs pay with images. If you think it is "working for free" and don't see the value in certain shoots, no worries, it just means we see things differently and nobody needs to be offended.

Sorry I don't pay the "industry standard" $100/hr, paid gigs have a flat rate and usually take place in Ventura, Malibu or Palm Springs. I only put this here so if you're just looking for a generic paid gig I'm not the guy. Honestly I hope you book up your entire travel schedule, I'm just being up front that I won't be a part of that. Saves us all time and energy.

I have a big house in Palm Springs, if you're traveling through and need a room, hit me up. My wife is also a photographer and models stay with us quite often. Just fair warning, we have dogs, cats, a crazy bird and people coming and going all the time. Kind of a commune vibe.

420 friendly, too liberal to be a democrat and I celebrate life every single day! If you're not up for a fun shoot and don't want to be positive, we probably won't get along. ;)

I've had my work published around the world, worked with A list celebrities, worked with countless models, been in galleries (future shows coming up soon) and the list goes on. I've been a working photographer over 25 years. If you need a reference or 100 let me know. I'm professional, and easy going. Want to know more, read the following below....

Welcome to my world! If you like having fun hit me up. ;)

INSERT "NO TFP" LOGO HERE yeah right! If you're anybody who's anybody in this industry you do trade. It's always been that way and it always will. Now quit lying to make friends. And no, it doesn't make you look cool. Being cool makes you look cool.

You know I'm your hero.

If I could run across the beach into my own arms I would.

I am a photographer without boundaries! I shoot anything and everything! Mostly glamour, fashion and editorial and always gorgeous models! It has been said I will try anything once but usually twice.

If I pay you a compliment for apparently no reason, it's because you are amazing. I don't just give those out for free. (comments don't count, well sometimes they do, you figure it out)

I don't teach workshops, I'm too busy actually working as a professional photographer.

I have been known to shoot an entire magazine spread with a toy camera, yes really. And I still got paid.

If you hate me, then I am a success.

I don't care about comments, I care about money.

I shoot digital, film, and any camera I can get my hands on.

The biggest downfall of this site is that you cannot add yourself as a friend.

If you are willing to shoot something over-the-top, I'm your guy.

Nipple slips suck, either go nude or don't.

I am obsessed with women, only in the best way possible.

I am what cool looks like.

I do not have a censor in my brain that keeps me from saying what I am thinking. Also known as Rude.

I am a guy with many camera's.

I do not walk a fine line, I drive over it.

I am shallow, it's my job.

I make movies, professional and otherwise.

I'm not insane, my IQ is 164, yes really.

People who think they know it all hate me, only because I prove them wrong.

If you want typical "High-Fashion" from me just go away now.

I just sold my casting couch on Craigslist, sorry.

I can read text language, if you say OMG or LOL in person I might kick you off the set.

I drink. I smoke in social settings. I do this because it's cool.

I have been tipped by a stripper. Yes, for real.

I could have been a model, still might.

I'd rather shoot you naked than have you wear fur.

I don't like elitist snobs, they are beneath me.

If I add you as a friend it's because I think you're a great model or I'm drunk.

If you think I start too many sentences with reference to myself and look at it as a bad thing, then you probably just have not met me yet. I am worth talking about.

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.

I am eccentric, narcissistic, have complete and total ADD, I am OCD and I love pets. No I will probably not photograph my pets with you. Wait, I totally will.

If you do not look as good as my clients who hire me, I will not shoot you TF.

Why be original when you can get paid not to be?

I have been Hugh Hefner's body double. Yes really.

I make this look easy.

Friends are friends, pals are pals, buddy's sleep together.

I will pay your "kit fee" if you pay my daily rent for my studio. Same goes for gas money.

Conversations are suppose to go two ways. I will answer all of your questions, if you cannot answer mine or answer them with a question I will probably not get back to you, unless you are so hot that it doesn't really matter what you say. Just being honest. A great look goes a long way in my book.

I travel all over the US, my main stopping points are here in Southern California, NYC, Miami, Las Vegas and several small towns in between.

I prefer models who are uninhibited and are exhibitionists, if I need to explain this to you, you are not one of them. But I still might work with you.

I do not rely on photoshop.

"Wow" is an exclamation.

I have been called a smut merchant. I am not sure if that is a bad thing.

Regret is for people who wish to please others.

Luck is the result of hard work and skill. Yes, I get lucky quite often.

I accept all friend requests. I don't care if you comment my work or not.

Here are some answers to some FAQ's

Do I date models? No, I am happily married, and while flirting may be a great way to get the shot, beyond that I am quite unavailable!

Do I pay models? Yes, when I have a casting or contact you. Please don't solicit me for paid work, unless you're f'n amazing, then please solicit me.

Do I shoot TF? Yes, but we must agree on a concept ahead of time!

Do I allow escorts? Yes and No. No BF's or spouses. No matter how cool your man is it's just not the same when he's there. Bring your best friend or something like that if you wish, but no drama, no entourage and nobody who you didn't tell me you were bringing first. I tell you who I'm bringing (my assistants) ahead of time, show me the same respect please.

Do I shoot nudes? Yes.

Do I shoot non-nudes? Yes.

What are two words that best describe your work? Cheap and superficial.

Rules are meant to be broken.

It's not all about T&A, but that helps.

One more thing;

Those who can, shoot. Those who think they can, curate.

To a certain group of models out there. If you are not worth paying with your clothes on, you are not worth paying with your clothes off. If you are looking for an actual product from me or any other photographer out there and you say you will shoot trade but you charge for nudes yet you still want a product that costs money? Simply take a step back because the door is about to be slammed in your face.

Just say no to blurry avatars....... you know who you are.

There is no "fine" to my art.. I like it rough around the edges.

Anything else, just send me a message.

I have a sense of humor, if you don't you probably will not like me.

This is an industry of cool.

To quote my new friend Grace "I love to disappoint people"

If you made it this far you either think I'm a dick or you get my sense of humor, both may be true. ;)


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Credit Notes

Next Model Management
LA Models
Models International

Commercial/Fashion/Editorial work:
Foam Magazine
Sweet Magazine
Nick and Mo
Luv 4 Anouka
Hollywood Style Vintage
VC Reporter
Frieze Frames
Ben Travato
Uncovered Magazine
Alpha Mary
Top Cat
NIF Magazine
Crash and Burn
Arsenic Magazine
Several websites, features and blogs.... I get around. ;)

and many many more.... I've been around a while.


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