Information for Models

I’m very laid back and easy to get along with, but its important for people to understand where I’m coming from before we work together so there’s no misunderstanding later on. If you’d like to work with me, please make sure you’re onboard with all this before sending me your picture and inquiry. With very few exceptions, I am unlikely to import models from far away.

I provide a dvd of high res images and consent to have someone else retouch them. I will only promise to retouch 1 image from the shoot. I insist on this because I am extremely busy with my own work and don’t have time to retouch images unless they are specifically for my gallery work or for commercial clients. If/when I do finish a piece for gallery I will also provide a poster or print to the model (up to 24 x 32) as long as I have up to date contact information – but realize this may not happen for a long time. Its becoming increasingly difficult with my schedule as it is to accommodate additional retouching for people. Obviously its possible to circumvent this by paying me my standard retouching rate (I do still try to give deals to people I work with when I can).

Also, because my work is either mixed media (painted), or heavily manipulated in photoshop, I can work months on a new show without shooting or requiring a studio. Rather than keep a studio I prefer to rent one every so often and book models during those dates).

Here’s an official list of what models can expect:

1. To show me your photo ID. Currently I’m only working with models who are 19 years of age or older.
2. A laid back and professionally respectful shoot.
3. A written agreement which spells out how my image approval process works.
4. A DVD of ‘approved’ images and consent to have another retoucher go at them.
5. All models get some editorial control. People have more fun and less afraid to look stupid when they know they can ask to delete images afterwards – so I encourage models to review and approve images before I make any choices. As long as I end up with a couple at the end I can use then I’m happy.

Geoff