Step 1: Consultation.
Let’s face it – you’re beautiful. Anyone can whip out their phone, move your body into a decent pose, and walk away with a damn fine snapshot of you.
That’s not what we are after here. We’re after photographs that can make promoters excited to put you in shows or that can pull crowds into your performances. To do that kind of photograph, we need to say something about who YOU are as a performer, as an artist, as a Queen.
We need to collaborate.
So the first thing we will do is meet for coffee or tea somewhere, and visit like two artists collaborating on goals for this shoot.
The next step is to schedule the shoot. Currently, I’m scheduling about a month out.
I also take the extra time between the consultation and the shoot to develop mood boards, color schemes, think through props and scenes, etc.
Step 2: The photo-shoot.
I just leased a space for a studio, so now I have a lot more availability and scheduling options.
Studio shoot lasts about 2-4 hours, and we can usually shoot between 1 – 3 different outfits.
I will give you more detailed instructions prior to the shoot, but you will arrive without makeup, so we can shoot your digitals. You may or not need digitals, but I’ve found that is a good way for you to relax in front of the camera, and for me to get used to how you move so that I can more easily direct and pose you.
Then we will change into the first outfit and work towards getting you at least 1 strong portrait and 1 strong promotional image per outfit.
I do not charge fees for a studio session if you are a Drag Queen (or King or Diva) who performs in Arkansas. This isn’t just free for the first session – it’s always free.
I’ve shot a couple Queens at least 2 times and we’re scheduling a third session right now!
Why am I doing this for free?
First, a year ago, I had a health scare. I made a promise to myself that my second 50 years would have far more art and creativity in them than the first 50 years. Drag Art is fascinatingly fun to me – from the outfits to the theatrics, the music to the makeup, the personalities and stories and more.
Second, I have a day job that pays my bills. This allows me the space to be an artist who can support the Queer community by using photography to elevate more Queer Art in Arkansas. One way that I do that is by photographing Drag Artists. (I also provide free portrait sessions to for folks in the Queer community in Arkansas).
A couple qualifications.
First, I don’t offer printed photographs, so if that is what you want, I can steer you to places that will make prints from the digital images,
Second, I can’t travel for the shoots. All the studio shoots will happen in my Little Rock studio.
What are you waiting for?
the oppression of Drag is out of control. We seriously need to elevate this art form, get it in front of more people in more places. So, I’m expanding my offer of free photo shoots to Drag Queens who perform in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, or Texas. You’ll still have to find your way to Little Rock for the shoot, but I won’t charge anything for the shoot. Just click here to get the ball rolling.
Add your email to my list and I’ll tell you when I’m booking in your area.