What are the
requirements for your models?
In general, they must have a good attitude. This includes
being willing to work as part of a creative team, being
willing to meet any project specific requirements, and being
willing to sign a standard model release. For models under
18 years of age, I require parental consent.
What if I’m
interested in modeling but I don’t look like a supermodel?
By all means, please contact me. I believe there is an inherent
beauty and grace in the human form. My projects are artistic
rather than commercial so I have the freedom to work outside
of typical stereotypes. If you are interested in modeling,
I would be happy to talk with you.
What if I'm
interested in modeling but I don't have any experience?
No problem. You will bring the enthusiasm of a beginner’s
mind. Again, if you're interested in modeling, I would be
happy to talk with you.
Will I have
to sign a model release?
Yes, without exception. It is a standard document and hopefully
should not pose a problem. Click
here for model release form.
Do you pay
Usually compensation is in the form
of images and prints. The problem with paying in currency
is that the motivation for the model's involvement is not
the images, but the money. On the other hand, if the model
is truly interested in the resulting images and the session
runs into problems, she often shares my concern in overcoming
The exception is for nude and semi-nude sittings; for these
I sometimes do pay a fee. Feel free to contact me for more
Can we meet
in a public place first?
Of course. The first meeting need not include a camera,
and where we meet is entirely up to you. But we must be
able to converse in a normal voice (no loud music). A public
place such as a coffee house or restaurant is fine. A more
private setting with one of your friends present is also
okay. What ever makes you comfortable is fine with me.
Can I bring
a friend or chaperone to the photo session?
Yes. We cannot make good images if you are uncomfortable;
so if having a friend along makes you more comfortable then
please bring a friend. The only thing I ask is that they
not interfere with the photo session.
Can I use
an alias instead of my real name?
You may specify an alias to be used when the images are
displayed. However, you must provide your real name, address,
and signature on the model release, since it is a legal
What if I
want to keep a copy of an image but don't want you to use
Usually if you desire photographs for personal use exclusively,
you are a client, not a model. However, I understand if
you would like some images not publicly displayed. Please
contact me and we can certainly discuss it.
Are you only
interested in women models?
For the most part, yes. But feel free to inquire.