Monique, seen here, is a favorite of mine to shoot. She has a natural beauty that is rare. I started shooting art nudes in 2006. I will be honest I first thought it would be fun but it turned out to be a passion with me. I love trying to get the perfect shot. In reality I will never achieve that, perfection, but I love the struggle.
It seems to me, knowing as many models that travel full time doing this, that most photographers are jerks. They book a model then cancel at the last minute or try to squeeze the model at the last minute into taking less than the agreed upon price for her time. That's the best of it; the worst is the grab hand jerks. BTW I am using Jerks as a descriptive term when I should be using asshole to describe these guys with cameras. GWC's for short. I once asked a model “How many guys make a pass at you when you shoot?” She told me 90% of them. Being the father of a young girl this pisses me off like you cannot believe.
People I know think I am banging all the girls I shoot. The truth is I treat them like I would want my daughter treated. Our world is made up of many predators. I guess I am the exception to the rule. Not blowing my own horn, but there are few models who I have worked with who would have something bad to say about me. There are a few who I had a problem with but I can honestly say it was them not me.
I shoot these images because I love to do it and I can. I have built a reputation from running workshops in NYC to teaching in NJ in my little apartment and now just shooting for fun here in Florida. I love all the ladies I have posted and some of them like Monique come down to Florida to shoot with me. If you are a photographer in the North Central Florida and want to come here to shoot some of these lovely ladies let me know. I am thinking of starting some art nude workshops here at my home with these lovely models. I will add you to my mailing list.