United Kingdom, England, Devon
I do not arrange a shoot via emails and text messages only, I insist on a phone conversation and confirmation the day before and then when you are on your way. If you arrange a shoot and fail to turn up, I will give a reference stating that you failed to show up or cancelled at too short notice.
Just because I have your number, it does not mean I will be texting or ringing at all hours, it is for contact regarding the shoot.
Please do not send me messages with your rates, if I want to know, I will ask.
I shoot models for fun and as a social thing, not commercially, I like to be challenged now and then to shoot stuff I either haven't shot before or not very well.
Every now and then, a paid job comes along and in that case, I will seek out models suitable.
Pretty much every shoot I do is TF and I don't pay travel costs. I feel this is fair if you want images from me as not only will I be shooting the day or two you are here, I will have up to two days editing to do as well. However, I do feed and water my guests, if you are really nice, you might be allowed access to my vodka too.
I do not claim to act in a professional manner to make me look wonderful, I am just me, typical male photographer who likes a pretty face and a nice bum. However, I am perfectly safe and I think my references speak for themselves. If you can't handle banter and a bit of innuendo, I am probably not for you. As yet, I haven't met a woman or model who is offended when told she has a great arse. I guess the day will come though :)
If I like the look of you and think we will get images I like and you will too, I will more than likely agree to shoot TF. If not, then I will shoot with you but you can pay me. If that sounds cocky, look at it the other way round, there are many models out there who I would love to shoot, but they want paying and I can't afford that, nor will I pay for a better portfolio, I would rather work for it.
I am not an artist, just a photographer who shoots the way I do. The model is the main content of my pictures, anything else is coincidental, but hopefully won't distract a viewer from the model. I shoot with the hope that the model will attract a viewer to the image for her sake, not mine. There is nothing special about what I do, it is simple, plain and straight forward and has the intention of showing a model to others.
I have two utterly mad Collies, they are young and adore everyone. If you are allergic to dogs or scared of them, it might be a problem. However, they do brighten things up and they love to get in on the shoot at times. They are great at putting ladders in tights and stockings too.