Do you ever shoot trade work? Do you shoot all types and sizes of models?
asked by Anonymous
Q1: It really depends on the situation; I’ll trade for food or hosting or someone’s friendship if I really like said person’s work. But honestly (and unfortunately), I need to make sure my bills are paid for first and foremost before I can consider any trade work with people. Life be expensive man and my doctor’s offices don’t like if I hand them nudes as payment. Trust me, I tried. They laughed then asked for real money. I cried. (inside)
Q2: I’m game to shoot most people, but for my own work, I tend to prefer shooting friends or people I’ve been friendly with as I think the images just turn out better for me. I went through a phase where I would shoot anyone and anything but now I’m trying to create some form of continuity in my work and find myself drawn to people I can shoot over and over again. Or at least the people I’m around the most often. Size doesn’t matter to me in the least; if you have an awesome personality and love yourself, then I’m probably going to love you as well. This being said, I don’t shoot men a lot because a: I don’t have any specific projects I want to shoot them for and b: the last man I shot exclusively was my father. I recognize this and haven’t really figured out how to rectify that.
Plus I am incredibly awkward in real life, so shooting people I know makes things go a little more smoothly.