I shoot at a studio in Manchester, New Hampshire called SOPHA. Basically SOPHA is a shared use photographic facility with over 100 member photographers, Some of those photographers shoot models, some of those photographers pay models, none of those photographers are creepy.
New Hampshire is probably not a place to warrant a visit on your own but if you were going to New York (4 1/2 hours away) or Boston (less than 1 hour) you might book a couple side gigs to make a detour worth while.
Also if I know you are coming, I run monthly group shoots and I love to feature traveling models because A. it ads diversity and B. It is a little $$ that I can give you to help you travel. I also run other workshops periodically so again, if I know you are coming I may be able to book you for them. They are never a ton of money but remember NH is a third tier market at best.
So send me a note if you are headed this way. I can let the local shooters know you are coming (we have a FB Group) and see if your visit lines up with an event I can hire you for.
We can also often arrange hosting so you don’t have to blow money on a hotel room.
If you want to check out SOPHA the url is theSOPHA.com and probably if you are reading this you know who I am.
Are the celebrities you would've wanted to photograph as a teen still the same ones you'd want to shoot today?
Oddly I never really thought about photography as a teen. I didn’t shoot, I drew. But there are a few people I would love to photograph. I would kill to work with Scarlett Johanson, Seal and oddly I would love to shoot Willie Nelson.
Gah! You are so sweet, Dave. Hope all is well :) Maybe this summer I'll be able to make a trip up to see you. I REALLY want to get a scarification piece done by Ryan Ouellette up in Boston, so... ;) Any interest?
Its not sweet to speak the truth.
Of course my darlin, I will always want to work with you!
I have a trip scheduled down in LA the week of april 9th.. that Monday to Friday.. if anyone is interested in booking me for a paid shoot even if its just an hour please let me know.or I’m going to have to cancel my trip AGAIN! Super sad face! Message me on here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org xo