My process to create art, specific to you, starts with:
A conversation. First online, then progressing to telephone and face-to-face either to create the art or as additional "getting-to-know-you" time. This is your time to ask lots of questions, start to know, like and ultimately trust me to create with you.
Trust. We need to be able to trust one another before any lasting decisions are made to commission me, or any payment is expected.
Respect. I maintain a strong and total respect for your dignity and femininity, throughout this entire process. You will never be expected to dress/undress from street clothes in my presence. Wherever possible a private changing area will be used.
Cast-Iron-Guarantee. I will never identify you to any third party during or after our time together. Hence, for testimonials on this site, the names of all these kind and generous ladies have been changed. The BBC respected this guarantee when I was interviewed for BBC Radio, along with a beautiful lady who had come to me for a photo-shoot the day before her breast cancer surgery and then came again afterwards for a second session. The BBC interviewer changed her name and offered to have her voice altered.
Creative Time. Any creative session with me tends to last between 3-5hours. It's rarely shorter, though sometimes can be longer. These variables are unique to the person and to the process they want to experience. All of this is discussed and agreed at the commissioning stage.
Commissioning. With offering a wide variety of creative services in varying media (photography, classical arts of pen and/or paint, body-painting and some body-casting) and to avoid confusion, after our discussions leading up to the commissioning, I write an outline plan of what is expected to happen during the creative session and afterwards. I send this document to you, asking that you sign it, in agreement, and return it to me along with a commissioning fee of 25% of the agreed total balance. The creative session usually occurs 14-21days after this time, at a mutually acceptable time and venue. The balance is paid at the end of the creative session.
Clients. For most ladies this is a "once in a lifetime" experience and just as I invest a lot of time in the process, pre, during and often afterwards, thus I ask a significant investment from my clients. This is probably why many of my clients have been professionals (solicitors, barristers, accountants, doctors), company directors, senior managers and ladies enjoying spending on themselves after difficult life-events. A small number have been "ordinary" women, doing something so "extra-ordinary" to remind themselves that they are alive, sexy and beautiful.
Cost. I don't publish a price list, as my services are nothing like going to a normal shop. However, I can give you some guidance of how I think when costing up a commission:
"Once In A Lifetime" - thus my fee structure is based a little bit like that for a wedding ( when I was a wedding photographer, my fees started at £1500)
I price depending upon how much "time" I will be giving. For example: Sketching has little preparation and what I sketch, is the finished product, thus the amount of time charged is purely the amount of time I'm with you, unless I am sketching to go away and create a unique piece combining the smaller sketches in which case the time increases. For photography, there is preparation time, shooting time, post-processing time (usually longer than the shoot itself), then viewing time, then the time to prepare/make your final product and it's associated cost.
Thus Photography is usually the most expensive service and sketching the least expensive, I hope this helps clarify a little.
The women I photograph are typically in the 30+ age group, several ladies have been grandmothers in their 60's to 70's.
Sensual creativity of the female form is not limited to the youth, but is available to all who are young-in-mind and spirit!
Thank you for reading.
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