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Woo hoo! I've officially returned to shooting freelance on a p/t basis, as I'm back in the real world workforce. You get to my age, little things like health insurance/life insurance, 401 K's and the like become quite alluring. And no more double FICA payments being an independent self employed contractor!
The best part of this is that I can easily shoot on my weekends and evenings again, shoot what I want to shoot, and NOT only what will pay me. I see far more expansion of my artistic projects and far less for purient interests! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!
79 TIME WINNER OF MI'S POTD 18+ CONTEST. I HAVE ALSO WON THE STANDARD POTD 29 TIMES! HOW THE HECK DID THAT HAPPEN WHEN I SHOOT PRIMARILY ADULT FOR A PAYCHECK? IT ALWAYS TICKLES ME WHEN I DO WELL IN EITHER CONTEST, BUT ESPECIALLY SO WHEN IT'S THE STANDARD VERSION, CONSIDERING WHAT I SHOOT DAILY! LOL THE ART NUDES WITHIN MY PORTFOLIO ARE MY PASSION, BUT SHOT ONLY ON A P/T BASIS. ALL WINNING IMAGES CAN BE VIEWED IN SEPARATE GALLERIES INSIDE.
Not that this proves how great a shooter I am by any rational thought process. It ONLY proves the adage that "even a blind squirrel can find the occasional nut!" Gotta admit, I am quite partial when it comes to my nuts!! ;^)
If I shoot enough images there are sure to be a good one here and there! Those that know me know I believe this sincerely, as there are bazillions of other photographers out there whose work I greatly admire, and whose talents and technical abilities far exceed that of my own (with a consistency I can only dream of). I just strive to emulate them in both quality and style! Occasionally I get lucky, and enter my work on slow days!! ;^)
Though I CAN shoot clothed, WHY? The naked female form is the most beautiful thing on the planet IMO. I shoot what I find to be beautiful, as well as what will pay my day to day bills. It's just that simple! Hence, bathing suit, lingerie, artistic and glam, adult and erotic nudes, and finally fetish are what I concentrate on primarily, though I can shoot most genres. Yes, there is beauty in a sunset, the beach, mountains, forests, and fields, but there has already been one Ansel Adams, and I'm not him! Put a beautiful nude woman in any of those same settings and NOW we're talking, IMO! ;^)
One of the first 4 to join MI, with the first two being Chris Ambler and James/SLE (the site owner and the site administrator). No one can say I haven't been around since the very beginning! If I have the choice, I'll always be shooting and editing rather than be online here or anywhere else... shooters spend their time shooting and editing, while talkers find the Forums! Lately I've been shooting alot less and talking alot more though!! ;^)
I'm quite capable of shooting most styles, so if you have an idea in mind don't hesitate to write me. My rates are reasonable for doing portfolios, though it's definitely not my main source of income as the greater bulk of my income has come from shooting for, and selling content to, various adult websites.
I have had the priviledge, as well as pleasure, to have worked with more than 1,100 models over the past 10 years. My shoots range from mild to wild, tame to "oh my God!", depending on end user preferences and the model's comfort levels.
My paid portfolio work has been done from young teens to advanced professionals alike. My portfolio rates run from $350 (1/2 day) to $600 for a full day shoot with hair and makeup provided. I accept, or offer, TFP or TFCD regularly with a model for projects I might be currently working on. Write for more details!
MODEL INSIDER MEMBERS WORKED WITH:
JO JO SUICIDE #68
MEGAN SCHUTZ #78
ENGEL SHREI #133 x2
CURVY KRISTA #151 x2
ALEXA BROOKES #183 x6
ERYN GOMBOS #186 x3
PAUL BRYSON PHOTOGRAPHY #299
LADY DRAGONFLY #339 x2
THE ORIGINAL SIN #421 x5
AMANDA LOGUE #577
ISOBEL WREN #642 x3
AMARIS JADE #901
MO RINA #1051
LOLI ANNA #1162 x2
JORDAN MCKENZIE #1696 x2
JACKIE LYNNE #1699 x3
ROXY JAMES #1722 x3
STELLA MARIE #1757
GINGER LEE #3056 x4
MEDEA AGANA #3348 x3
JADEN STARR #3452 x2
ANGEL AYES #3644 x4
ALEENA LYNN #4012 x2
DV MODELING (DELORES) #4923
DAZEY #6110 x2
AUTUMN WINTERS #6795 x6
ALEXIS RAIN #6962
KEEGAN MONROE #6980 x3
JENNA #7597 x2
MALENA MORGAN #7990 x3
KAYE LEIGH #8602 x2
JESSICA STONE #8773 x6
LYLA ROSE #8857
KRYSTAL DAWN #11034 x4
The majority of the above models have additional ports on MM or OMP, and that was where they were originally booked. I have worked with more than 150 models booked exclusively via Model Mayhem, 400 models from OMP, 30 from Purestorm, 8 from I Studio, 5 from Model Brigade, 3 from OGO, and yes, finally 3 from MI. It'd be great if I someday book more from here than using backpage.com ads, ya know?
Let's combine our talents!! I look forward to working with you! ;^)
WEEK ENDING 6-9-09
Model Insider Photographer of the Week ending 5/28/2011
Credits and Publications
After talking with the Admin here, I was assured that showing my credits and bona fides from other sites is allowed as it is being done by other members, so I have chosen to upload them here along with my MI ones.
I proudly earned this bona fide on Model Mayhem. Out of 1/2 million members there are ONLY 600 of these worldwide:
Likewise, I've won 3 of these on MM as well:
I was one of the Administrators of this POTD 18+ Contest on MM:
I earned this on I Studio for July, 2010:
This was also earned on I Studio for July, 2010:
This was earned through Kaye Leigh's portfolio for Sept, 2011
OMP's Nude Image of the Day 12-15-09 was earned with this, though it's not a personal fave. IMO Ginger and I have done far better work than this! Thanks, but what were they thinking?? Must have been a sloooow day! lol However, working with the incredible Ginger Lee has been fabulous! I'm proud to call her a close friend and also of the work we have done together. My work is prominently displayed on her portfolios under my old studio name of F Stop Photography. I look forward to our next collaboration! Our work can be viewed on her profile on OMP along with this image. See below link!: http://member.onemodelplace.com/member.cfm?ID=37975
I have had the pleasure to have won my 2nd OMP "Nude Image of the Day" 2-18-11 with the lovely Autumn Winters with this image. Again, we're shaking our heads as we've done many as good, if not better! You can follow her on OMP, MM, and here as well!
I have won over 50+ "Showcase" images on OMP. Several can be viewed on Ginger's profile as I no longer have a portfolio there. My personal Showcase favorite though was this one of Wren, which also won the POTD here AND on MM.
40+ Time Winner of Model Brigade's Pic of the Week Contests between model's profiles and my own.