Tues, Wed and Thurs open this week for shoots.... get in touch!
| Mar 16, 2010|
"He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves."
Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Love in the Time of Cholera
Who is this Kama guy anyway?
I believe in making shoots FUN and trying to get to know models at least a little during the shoot so as to try and make the whole experience less like "a-total-stranger-with-a-camera-in-your-face-telling-you-what-to-do" and more like two people who actually enjoy what they're doing.
I try my best to put you at ease, so be prepared to laugh, often. If you're looking for a photographer that stands slack-faced, silent and clicks away, that's not me. :)
(Disclaimer: Not all my jokes are funny - some are downright corny, admittedly.) =oP
A few frequently asked questions:
"Where and what do you shoot?"
For some reason I'm drawn to odd, interesting, fun, unique, destroyed, decaying and abandoned locations. Some of my favorite spots are: An abandoned hospital, decaying graffiti-covered missile site, abandoned water-treatment plant, etc.
I love the beach too, but want to avoid the cliched caution-tape, gas-masks, railroad tracks and baby-oiled-booty shoots and please, NONE of that crampy elbows-out look!
Cheesy, cliche, demeaning, offensive = bad.
Empowering, evocative, artistic, edgy, creative, sensual and classy = good.
Casual, swimwear, high and low fashion, commercial, editorial, exotic, whatever!
"Are you dependable?"
I have NEVER flaked on a model, ever, and I do NOT plan to start. I book most shoots a week in advance, put them in a calendar and devote that time to the model. If something does come up, I promise to contact you well in advance so that you have time to book another shoot if you want to. I ask the SAME of you.
****** Dependable Models only! FLAKES need NOT apply *****
"Do you shoot TF?"
Sorry, no, not at this time. I DO work on a sliding scale, according to need, so don't be afraid to make an offer.
Rates available upon request: Jonathan@kamaphotography.com
"How do you feel about escorts?"
Escorts = bad.
Reason #1 - Most of the places in which we'll be shooting are abandoned but yet, for some reason, it's still trespassing to be there. In other words: The fewer people in tow, the less chance of getting busted so, I try to keep it one on one whenever possible.
Reason #2: I see this as WORK. Though I try to make it fun, it's still a job and, really, in what job is it acceptable to bring a friend to watch you while you work?
"But I've had problems with past photographers, men, and/or aliens."
That sucks, but please remember: I'm not them.
I've had some truly terrible model experiences, I'm talking major nutcases, flakes, wanna-be princesses and uber-divas, but I will not let their unprofessional attitude, undependable-nature and overall ignorance color my image of you; I ask for the same in return.
"What will I get in return and when?"
Models will receive a fair number (usually 5 or so, but often more - sometimes many more, depending upon the individual - past models have gotten 1,2,4 or 30, it just depends on how the day goes) of low-res, watermarked images to use in their online port and for social networking. High-res, watermark-free images will be made available at a nominal fee. A CD/DVD of the shoot will also only be made available to for a reasonable fee but will not, in most cases, be given freely.
I will usually get at least a few edited shots for you up in a PRIVATE, ONLINE photo album, within a few days.
"Do you edit your own photos?"
Yes, I do edit my own work but I'm not one of those who make models look like plastic. I believe in highlighting the positive but see no reason to change the color of one's eyes, or make a model look 100 lbs less than she is. In other words, I prefer NATURAL and REALISTIC looks. Though I will edit out pimples, scars, mustaches, back hair, parasitic conjoined twins and any other unwanted items the model wishes, otherwise, the person you see is pretty much the person that really exists, just a little more polished.
Your ideas, opinions and suggestions are welcomed.
Yahoo Messenger: Kamaphotography
MSN Messenger: Kamaphotography@gmail.com
NOTE: Thanks to previous flakes, all shoots will require a 20%, deposit via Paypal at least 48 hours before the scheduled shoot or forfeit of slot may be necessary.
Please send to: Jonathan@kamaphotography.com at www.paypal.com to hold your booking.
Looking forward to working with you.
Some other places to find my work:
The Less Conservative Side: www.modelmayhem.com/xaerotica
Deviant Art: http://kama-photography.deviantart.com/