The life of an artist is constantly changing. Art is a reflection of feelings and desire. Those are required to create art. The art created under yesterday's sun was wonderful. But today the air seems fresher, the flowers more fragrant, and the sun just a little brighter. Art will change with the new day. I started doing photography as just something to do after I retired. I fell in love with it, and I sucked at it. Then I started playing, learning, enjoying what I could create, and everything started changing. It's not just something to do anymore. It's something I HAVE to do! The joy of sitting back after a special shot comes to life and feeling it stir my heart is like a drug. A runner's high.
Some might say I still suck at it. Don't care. I love it.
But, as I said, the life of an artist is always changing. My love for the art is over powering any desire to do photography that others want. I don't feel I have to do weddings, family pictures, or any of the 'typical' photography. I just want to create. Make my art. Learn. Excel. Grow.
So, don't be shocked when I turn down the opportunity to shoot, even for money. If it's an artistic project you are bringing to me I'll have a rate but at least I'll be loving it because it's art. If it's anything else I do know some of the best photographers in Arizona and can get you connected for what you want.
That leaves me to my final point.
If you want to model for me.
To be totally creative requires a model or models that are totally comfortable with everything. Looks that are not flattering, or pretty. Dark, bright, colorful, black and white, implied, nude, no makeup, outlandish makeup, whatever comes to mind or what idea is being created at the time. So, if you are someone who enjoys my art and wants to be a part of it, keep in mind that I expect you to be comfortable with whatever we need to do for any given concept. It's always classy of course, but I need a canvas that has no limits.