Monday, September 15, 2014

Collaboration and Exposure - What do they mean, in Photography

The word collaboration means, "work jointly on an activity, esp. to produce or create something".

What collaboration does NOT mean is, "Will work for Free" or "Will work for Trade".

The word exposure means, so it appears today in photography - " the action of placing oneself at risk of financial losses". 

What it should mean when collaborating with others is - the state of being exposed to contact with something.

Now, with that said, I DO NOT have an issue working "Trade", if my Portfolio themes/ideas are fulfilled, with those I'm collaborating.

The Industry seems to be turning into a Bartering System, which isn't a bad thing, if ALL things come out equal or both sides are satisfied on the "Terms". 

Everyone's time has value and that has seem to go to the wayside. I always ask those I collaborate with, are we working Trade or is this a Paid? If it's paid, are we paying or is a client paying? 

Now their are times, when I have collaborated with talent and they have been "Paid" for their contribution to the assignment. However, more and more, people believe "EXPOSURE" is going to pay his or her bills....  It's not! 

Because what you're "EXPOSING", may be Amateur work with no creativity. So be careful, what you expose. 

Make sure the people you are "Collaborating" with, can give you the proper "Exposure" with his or her Talents. 

So in closing, Collaboration and Exposure are GREAT together, when use Properly. 

written by: Christopher S. D. Buck, September 15, 2014

1) Definitions from the "New Oxford American Dictionary".

Friday, September 20, 2013

Body Scape and Silhouettes.... NSFW

I've been doing a lot of work lately with models, taking body scape and nude silhouettes....  Many of the models, want to stay anonymous and I will respect their WISHES.... In the coming months, I will have a Coffee Book and showing much more of this work.....  To all of my Models, Thank you....

More Photos are available on for purchase....

Artistic Nude

Tattooed Breast and Great Abs.

Maternity Silhouette

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Model's Remorse

Just a little RANT, as it's called today.... Actually, this is a note to models, that have "Remorse" about the photos he or she has taken with a photographer.

I have over the years, had models come back to me and say, please don't post those topless and/or nudes of me anywhere. Being a considered photographer and respecting models wishes, I would remove those photographs. Unfortunately, I'm less likely to do this today.

If I've been paid for this photo session, then I will considered it more. However, if I've paid you, you are work product and I will request a refund for my services.

On another hand, "some" models have very slick and conniving ways, to have photos removed.... My family, friends and/or Church will or have seen them. With all that said, if you/model don't want these photo published, please don't take them. Your other alternative is, to pay the photographer and ask for "limited rights" to the photographs.

If a Photographer/Stylist/MUA/Designer have spent 2 -3 or more hours working with you and later you ask for photograph removal, this is a "WASTE of TIME" for all parties involved.... This is also very DISRESPECTFUL and INCONSIDERATE. 

If you have modeled, please don't come back later asking for the photographs not to be posted or removed; This should be negotiated up front, prior to any photo session.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Models with Tattoos

Ladies with Tattoos, that I have photographed....



Sorcha Cross
Die Wylde & Liv Lawless

Dez Huber
Ms Diamond
Ms Diamond

                                                       Darkness Falls and Something Simple

More Photos to come......