These rules are only for people setting up shoots with Conceptually Black, not general guidelines for all shoots, communication will always be key.
1 ) To confirm a time slot, I require a valid, working phone number. No time will be reserved until this happens.
2 ) No surprise guests. If you feel it 100% needed to bring an escort, let me know before hand and read my rules for escorts.
3 ) I ask you be on time or close to it(I run late sometimes myself, I’ve even been late to a photo shoot at my apartment) but if you are running late, call/text to let me know, so I don’t begin to pack up.
4 ) If we set up a shoot that involves you bringing wardrobe, I expect you to bring that wardrobe clean and unwrinkled, I have a steamer to fine tune the wrinkles, but if they come balled up, I will assume we’re shooting without the wardrobe.
5 ) I require a signed model release and proof of valid ID for all shoots, including TFP/CD. I require a valid ID to work with me, this is to remain compliant with Federal Regulation 2257a. Even if our shoot doesn’t trigger 2257a paperwork, I will still check ID to verify you are of age. This is because I shoot erotica and erotic fetish, among other things, so I do what is needed to keep everything legal.
6 ) I do not release unedited photographs, EVER. This means you can review the photos after a shoot with me, but I will not burn a CD/DVD of the images after the shoot for you to take home, I will not email you unedited pictures. This is because I shoot with a specific vision in mind, until I have a chance to finish each image, they haven’t met my vision.
7 ) I do not require nudity to work with me! Some people don’t believe this, but it is true, there are many images in my portfolio with models wearing clothes, I do require an open mind and a willingness to create art. I only work within a model’s limits, each are personal to them, and I will not try to get a shot the model is uncomfortable with. As you can see, I shoot with people that are very willing to do extreme things on camera, so I don’t need everyone to do that.
8 ) Almost everything is up for negotiation. There are some things I won’t compromise on, like safety, but there are things I will, most things can be negotiated.
This is model Stoney taken in Detroit, Michigan.