Yugen Studio



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 your models?
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 difficulties.
The exception is for nude and semi-nude sittings; for these I sometimes do pay a fee. Feel free to contact me for more information.

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 agreement.

What if I want to keep a copy of an image but don't want you to use it?
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.