Fashion, Lingerie, Nude and Portrait
If in a rush just read the bold, but I prefer to shoot with people who have fully considered their options! I've just moved and am new to Walsall, and probably shooting a reduced amount in the coming months while I sort out my new home.
Who I'll shoot with:
I shoot with a wide variety of models, typically I prefer female models between size 8 and 12 and male models with a toned/athletic figure, not overly beefed up. Having a different body type does not mean I won't shoot with you, but it does mean we will need quite a specific idea to suit your body type. Anyone over 40 isn't out of the question but would similarly need a strong creative idea.
I typically approach new models as I feel my personal skills are suited to bringing out the best shots with them and I have more to offer them in terms of improving their portfolio. If you're an experienced model with a strong portfolio and would like to shoot tf with me then I'm incredibly flattered, please send me a direct message to let me know as I won't believe it otherwise.
Where I Shoot:
I am now in Walsall, a 10-15 minute walk from the train and bus stations, and a 5 minute drive from junction 10 of the M6. I am able to shoot from my home studio, and while the house itself will be refurbished over the coming years it is perfectly suitable for shooting in now, just don't expect a palace! I also have outdoor locations locally ideal for a range of shots. Feel free to make your favourite drink/biscuit known in advance if shooting here. I can bring lighting to your home if you have enough space, although I'm unlikely to agree to a journey of more than 90 minutes from my door to yours via public transport. Location shoots when it's not raining or too cold are very welcome.
Shooting with me:
Shoots are generally relaxed and respectful with you having an equal input into the direction of the shoot if wanted. General themes and levels are always agreed in advance, but I will sit down with you at the start of the shoot to look through photos and everything you've brought together to then formulate a more specific joint plan. My portfolio is overwhelmingly shot with new and inexperienced models, and for better or worse with all lighting etc in my photos set up by me. Therefore my portfolio reflects the quality you can expect. If you're a new model be cautious of photographers advertising themselves for tfp with photos mainly taken on studio days and/or with experienced models.
Compensation is as follows:
Traditional TFP shoots is my preferred arrangement. You will receive a minimum of 8 (but often more) fully edited shots delivered by email or dropbox (let me know which) by the end of the second weekend after our shoot. We both get an equal say in terms of which photos get edited, and the right to veto any photos we don't want edited.
I am happy to consider shooting sets for content you may want for use on alternative sites such as Suicide Girls, Only Fans, Patreon etc in exchange for shooting my ideas. If providing content I am happy to provide a greater number of photos than my tfp arrangement which would be edited to a high standard but with slightly less retouching (the time consuming part!) than what you see on my page. I am also happy to shoot for you polaroid style basic model shots for any portfolio or profile you may want them for.
In the future I hope to be able to offer accommodation to travelling models. If that's something that might be of use, please let me know and I'll let you know what I can currently offer - 2020 will hopefully see the house in a better state though with a fully functional spare bedroom.
What I don't offer:
If you're looking for money, social media attention, credibility or FPIs you've got the wrong person, I shoot purely for the joy and reward of creating photos we can be proud of. I am happy to be blunt about that and lose shoots to photographers who will give misleading claims about the benefits of shooting with them or shooting certain styles, as it leaves me feeling comfortable that those who shoot with me are genuinely happy with our plans.
I don't levels push on shoots, I treat people respectfully and will never ask to take communication off this site so I can be fully monitored here (although if you choose to communicate with me elsewhere then I will follow what is most comfortable for you). I ask that if this is or any of the above is not how you find shooting with me then please feel comfortable to walk out of the shoot, leave me a 'not recommended' reference and report me to Purpleport. Please extend the same courtesy to any other photographer who treats you inappropriately or breaks the site rules. Please feel free to contact any model I have worked with to check the reference they have left is genuine. I am quite happy for you to make phone contact with friends/family during a shoot to reassure them of where you are, your safety and comfort.
Starfruit has 70 references; 70 recommended, 0 not recommended, 0 late cancellation and 0 no-show.