Drop your posting rate down to once every two months. =D
Lots of fun travel modelness to shower you guys with from the last month or so! I’m going to go completely out of chronological order and just post what is done, but suffice it to say, it has been interesting!
After 10 days of binge eating and scraping through finals, I left for Big Bend National park and did a week of camping. I’ll post some photos I took on this leg of the trip later, haven’t finished my edits. I then went to NM and had several great shoots, which I’ll post from today.
Most memorable, working with Hal, whose main request for our shoot was simply for me to laugh. Like, howling outrageous manic laughter. It was so fun! When I first started modeling, I used to get in trouble for smiling too much, so this was right up my alley. Two days of work with Steve Simmons in Corrales reminded me of my respect for those of you still shooting large format film, and that horses stink!
Alan took me out to el Malpais and we did my favorite little shooting/hiking combo. He was very well prepared for the shoot and a pleasure to work with. The one shortcoming….I kept asking him to turn the wind down and he just wouldn’t! What a jerk huh?
My last shoot in ABQ was with <a href=”http://www.modelmayhem.com/1140566″>Peter Gonzales</a> and I was ecstatic to receive these:
I know this is done and done but I’m continually inspired to ask ‘TF What?’ In response to ‘TF’ requests.
The vast majority of the time we mean some form of photos. Sometimes we mean time. Other arrangements are also possible, but it boils down to bartering: a way to work without currency. We have something of value to each other, or our combined talents can produce something we both value.
The bottom line: I get mine, you get yours.
But stuff hits my inbox every now and then that really leaves me scratching my head. Someone will ask me to work ‘TF’ on something really strange, way outside of the range of useful portfolio material. And I always think….TF What? Even if I never took a ‘paid with money’ job, the term TF that means ‘we both get something’. Why not just ask me to work for free, as this seems to be more in line with the offer.
Asking someone to work TF should not mean cutting someone a break or doing someone a favor.
Phrasing not likely to change my response, but at least I wouldn’t be so confused. 😉
Michael Mascha’s work and gallery presentation next month!
I worked with him in South Texas last summer and I keep meaning to post some of his shots. I think they are beautiful, original and amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Michael and his wife.
I love sharing my art with the people I care about. Even better than this, involving them in the creative process. But, as many of my fellow artists know, our loved ones don’t always share the interest. Saturday I truly felt like the luckiest girl in the world. G took me to a pristine location and then patiently followed me and my camera around for a few hours while I made these:
Whats more….he at least appeared to be very interested!