1. Do I have to be a professional model to apply?
No. If you have modeling experience that’s great, but most of our models are first time models or have limited modeling experience. The main thing is that you are able to show up on time, follow instructions, and hold poses.
2. What requirements do you have for models?
We're generally looking for men between the ages of 18 to 35 who are in average or better fitness, though we may go older for someone exceptionally fit and good looking. We generally prefer models with very few if any tattoos or piercings, but there's always room for exceptions. Most of our photos focus on male models, though we may occasionally hire female models to feature in photos with our male models.
3. Are there any fees that I have to pay?
There are many modeling agencies that charge fees for everything from headshots to modeling classes, but we’re a photography business not a modeling agency so we pay you to model for us. We typically pay you cash upon completion of your scheduled photo session so you don’t even need to wait for a check to be mailed.
3. Who sees my photos?
Most of the photos from the standard photo sets go to our website where subscribers to our website can see them. Photos might also go on digital download sites and online photo and art sites. In some cases, we may decide to produce print copies of these photos to produce calendars, posters, photo books, and so forth. Our customers are typically women and men who are interested in the beauty and aesthetics of the male form.
4. I see that some of your photo sets are of nude models, does that mean I’ll be expected to pose nude?
No. We won’t require you to model for any type photos that you don’t feel comfortable with, though we do encourage you to push the limit of your comfort zone. Your willingness to model for a variety of photo sets does increase your chances of being selected and hired again for future sets. Our most popular non-nude options include athletic, swimsuit, and undergear modeling.
5. What other types of photo sessions do you do and what other types of work can you offer me?
We also do more erotically inclined photos and video. These options typically pay more than standard photo sessions. If you are interested in any of these options, be sure to let us know.
6. How much can I expect to make modeling for you?
We pay by the photo / video session rather than by the hour. A typical photo session can last anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours, though most average about an hour (excluding any travel or set up time). Pay depends on several factors including verifiable experience level, how interested we are in your look over other available models, and our available budget. If we like you and you work well with us, we may even bring you back for future modeling opportunities. If you’re interested in any of the adult modeling opportunities listed in FAQ #5, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.
7. Can I receive copies of photos from my photo session to use in my portfolio or for personal use?
Sure you can. We can provide you with digital copies of photos from your session that you can use for your portfolio or personal use.
8. What can I expect when I come in to do a photo session?
The photo session may take place indoors or outdoors. We’ll let you know ahead of time where to meet. Once there, the first thing we’ll do is have you fill out a model release form and we’ll need a valid ID to keep on file as proof that you’re over 18. Usually we’ll have a slide sheet of poses and scenes we’d like to photograph and our photographer will direct you into these poses and take the shots. We also encourage creative license by both the photographer and the model. Once the photographer is satisfied with the quality and quantity of photos taken you’ll be paid in cash.
9. How do I know you’re not some creep with a camera?
You don’t, but I’m not. I treat models with respect and never force anyone to do a scene they are uncomfortable with. I have a business license and can provide this and personal references on request. You can also see some of my work on my websites and online portfolio.
10. What is your "no show" and tardiness policy?
In this business, a lot of folks flake out at the last minute. If we schedule an interview, audition, or photo / video shoot and you don’t show up and you don’t call within one hour of the shoot to cancel, I’m going to assume you either flaked out or you are unreliable. Since this is a money making venture for me and my time is valuable, you’ve also wasted my time. I’m willing to give one second chance with a really good excuse. Otherwise you go on my “blacklist” that I share with other photographer friends so you don’t waste their time either.