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Model Mayhem #:
222776
Last Activity:
May 19, 2017
Experience:
Very Experienced
Compensation:
n/a
Joined:
Sep 19, 2006
Genres:
n/a

About Me

Hi, my name is Xavier, I am local to Corona, but I do roam around LA and OC, feel free to add me if you....
Are a local model looking to expand your portfolio
Are friends with someone who I have shot before
Are a local model looking for some paid work.
As of August of 2011, I am finally getting back in the game .... Let's shoot !!!!

Please do not add me if you meet any of the following criteria:
Live in the Ukraine, Chicago, Texas or any other region that would be considered to be super far from the Inland Empire.
Read my introduction and disagree with most of what I wrote.
Are trying to sell me something.



What kind of photography do you shoot?

I love shooting maxim style photography, if you are not familiar with that style, just pick up a Maxim magazine at the local 7/11. If we agree on shooting most than likely that is the style that we are shooting unless otherwise specified. If you are not into shooting Maxim style please let me know ahead of time, so that we will both be in the same page. Communication goes a long way and I might just be working on other projects that do not call for Maxim style photography.

Do I get paid for shooting with you?

That is a great question, I am glad I asked it to myself . I have heard of models that didn't  get paid after a long and tiring day of shooting, like the song says that is clearly a failure to communicate (here we go again with the communication issues.)
Whether you are shooting with me or anyone else, you must always agree with the compensation ahead of time.
Here is a list of common model compensations:
TFP (Models shoot for the photographer, and in return the photographer edits, develops and delivers a specified number of prints chosen by the model, on a specified size agreed prior to the shoot)
TFCD (At some point during the digital age, models realized that they could take their own images to the lab and have them printed themselves. So instead of choosing prints, they opted for having a copy of the whole shoot on a CD. One important point to remember is that most photographers don't include the whole shoot in the CD, but rather they include only the most amazing images. Most photographers only like to have their top quality material being circulated.

PAID (Yes!!!! I do, matter of fact this is the one I practice the most, how much you get paid depends on what type images I get from the model and what sort of rights I get over such images)
From lowest to highest this is a rundown of monetary compensation that applies to my business model and most of the time to most photographers.

Head shots (Model pays photographer)
Copyright goes unlimited to the model and limited to the photographer's portfolio.

Casual Everyday wear in studio and in location  (TFP, TFCD)
Copyright unlimited to the model and limited to photographer's portfolio

Swimwear in studio and in location (TFP, TFCD)
Copyright unlimited to the model and limited to photographer's portfolio

Swimwear in studio and in location (PAID)$50 per hour
Copyright unlimited to photographer, some selected images unlimited to model

Lingerie in studio and in location (PAID) $75 per hour
Copyright unlimited to photographer, some selected images unlimited to model

Lingerie/Implied in studio and in location (PAID) $100 per hour
Copyright unlimited to photographer, some selected images unlimited to model

Artistic Nude in studio (PAID) $150 per hour
Copyright unlimited to photographer, some selected images unlimited to model

Artistic Nude in studio (TFP, TFCD)
Copyright unlimited to model and limited to photographer's portfolio

So pretty much you can conclude that if the model is getting paid, the photographer expects to have the copyrights of such images (I learned this the hard way, as I at times had to go chase down the model so that I could get authorization to use the image.)

Where would my escort sit?

I just love this question !!! Well, I don't do the escort thing, specially the escort boyfriend or the escort dad, if you must bring one, try the gay best friend (they are great at helping with the hair and makeup....lol), or the best friend.
I consider myself a pretty nice guy, I like to keep it professional, and I have lots of referrals if you need to check.  Now, bear in mind none of this is written in stone, if you ask nice enough I might agree to let you bring your whole family to the shoot. :-)

Great model with an attitude vs. Nice model with potential to learn

If  I only had a dollar for every time I read a model's profile, and it was filled with demands and rules and regulations.
Examples:
**NOTE** I WILL ALWAYS BRING SOMEONE WITH ME NO MATTER WHAT, AND I EXPECT TO HAVE MY IMAGES ON A CD RIGHT AFTER THE SHOOT OR UPLOADED ONTO MY USB HARD DRIVE. i want ALL of my images, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Or

one thing i ask for is to not flake.
i'm a very busy person and time is very valuable to me.
i have met many photographers here that want to play games.
my age is 18, yeah i'm still young but i'm not stupid.



Somehow, I doubt this model gets a lot of work, but hey!!! Whatever works for you.

I will be adding more to this introduction, I hope this helps you in choosing me as your future favorite photographer.

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