Most of the men I photograph are not professional models. Before a shoot we'll meet and talk about we want out of it. My photo sessions with men usually last about two hours and include both clothed and nude imaging. After the session, I spend at least thirty hours selecting, processing and retouching the images.
As compensation for their generosity of time and effort working with me, I provide each model with their best images from our shoot as 8.5x11” archival, pigment-ink prints that will last more than their lifetime as well as digital files. I can also provide larger prints up to 16x21" at my costs. From the session I get to enjoy taking and processing images. Models get high-quality images of themselves to use however they want without having to pay for a photo shoot.
I wish I had some good images of me back when I was young and muscular!
In my website's Men gallery, I do not include images with frontal nudity. The only place I display all images from the session is on the walls of my home. Displaying my work in public galleries does not interest me.
Models must provide proof they are over the age of eighteen and sign this standard Adult Model Release from the American Society of Media Photographers.
Adult Model Release
For valuable consideration received, I grant to Eric Heath Johnson ("Photographer") the absolute and irrevocable right and unrestricted permission concerning any photographs that he has taken or may take of me or in which I may be included with others, to use, reuse, publish, and republish the photographs in whole or in part, individually or in connection with other material, in any and all media now or hereafter known, including the internet, and for any purpose whatsoever, specifically including illustration, promotion, art, editorial, advertising, and trade, without restriction as to alteration; and to use my name in connection with any use if he so chooses. I release and discharge Photographer from any and all claims and demands that may arise out of or in connection with the use of the photographs, including without limitation any and all claims for libel or violation of any right of publicity or privacy. This authorization and release shall also inure to the benefit of the heirs, legal representatives, licensees, and assigns of Photographer, as well as the person(s) for whom he took the photographs. I am a legally competent adult and have the right to contract in my own name. I have read this document and fully understand its contents. This release shall be binding upon me and my heirs, legal representatives, and assigns.