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20160429 Alexia155
April 2016 shoot with Alexa

Model: Alexia Day
www.modelmayhem.com/3541765
www.facebook.com/AlexiaDayMode…

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- On condition that the usage is non-profitable, any artwork created may not be used in prints or sold in any way.
- Please don't confuse image referencing as being able to use my images as stock; they may not be altered, edited or used in manipulations.
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20150321 Kathryn093

March 2015 shoot with Kathryn Kinley

Model: Kathryn Kinley
www.modelmayhem.com/3385967


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- the image is used as presented here and not altered, cropped, or edited in anyway without my consent. 
- On condition that the usage is non-profitable and/or not used commercially.
- You'll provide credit, with a link, to either; the image referenced, my DeviantArt userpage, or www.mickledesignwerks.com.

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My images are not stock. Please do not alter, crop, edit, reproduce or use my images without my consent. 


---Image Referencing-------------------------------
I give permission for this image to be used as references (drawings, paintings & vectors).
However please respect & agree to these few terms first:
- You'll provide credit, with a link, to either; the image referenced, my DeviantArt userpage, or www.mickledesignwerks.com.
- On condition that the usage is non-profitable, any artwork created may not be used in prints or sold in any way.
- Please don't confuse image referencing as being able to use my images as stock; they may not be altered, edited or used in manipulations.

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20101121 Reneeblaine Col6
November 2010 shoot with Renee Blaine

Model: The Original Sin
www.modelmayhem.com/392591

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I give permission for this image to be blogged so long as
- the image is used as presented here and not altered, cropped, or edited in anyway without my consent. 
- On condition that the usage is non-profitable and/or not used commercially.
- You'll provide credit, with a link, to either; the image referenced, my DeviantArt userpage, or www.mickledesignwerks.com.

---Copyright Notice----------------------------------
My images are not stock. Please do not alter, crop, edit, reproduce or use my images without my consent. 


---Image Referencing-------------------------------
I give permission for this image to be used as references (drawings, paintings & vectors).
However please respect & agree to these few terms first:
- You'll provide credit, with a link, to either; the image referenced, my DeviantArt userpage, or www.mickledesignwerks.com.
- On condition that the usage is non-profitable, any artwork created may not be used in prints or sold in any way.
- Please don't confuse image referencing as being able to use my images as stock; they may not be altered, edited or used in manipulations.
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20121201 Haley364
December 2012 shoot with Haley

Model: Haley
www.modelmayhem.com/2849587

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- the image is used as presented here and not altered, cropped, or edited in anyway without my consent. 
- On condition that the usage is non-profitable and/or not used commercially.
- You'll provide credit, with a link, to either; the image referenced, my DeviantArt userpage, or www.mickledesignwerks.com.

---Copyright Notice----------------------------------
My images are not stock. Please do not alter, crop, edit, reproduce or use my images without my consent. 


---Image Referencing-------------------------------
I give permission for this image to be used as references (drawings, paintings & vectors).
However please respect & agree to these few terms first:
- You'll provide credit, with a link, to either; the image referenced, my DeviantArt userpage, or www.mickledesignwerks.com.
- On condition that the usage is non-profitable, any artwork created may not be used in prints or sold in any way.
- Please don't confuse image referencing as being able to use my images as stock; they may not be altered, edited or used in manipulations.
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20160618 Dakota198
June 2016 shoot with Dakota

Model: Dakota Snow
www.modelmayhem.com/3892380
www.facebook.com/profile.php?i…


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- the image is used as presented here and not altered, cropped, or edited in any way without my consent. 
- On condition that the usage is non-profitable and/or not used commercially.
- You'll provide credit, with a link, to either; the image referenced, my DeviantArt user page, or www.mickledesignwerks.com.

---Copyright Notice----------------------------------
My images are not stock. Please do not alter, crop, edit, reproduce or use my images without my consent. 


---Image Referencing-------------------------------
I give permission for this image to be used as references (drawings, paintings & vectors).
However please respect & agree to these few terms first:
- You'll provide credit, with a link, to either; the image referenced, my DeviantArt user page, or www.mickledesignwerks.com.
- On condition that the usage is non-profitable, any artwork created may not be used in prints or sold in any way.
- Please don't confuse image referencing as being able to use my images as stock; they may not be altered, edited or used in manipulations.
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Rodney Mickle
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20140608 Jenna032 by MickleDesignWerks


Don't get butt hurt if you ask someone for trade work and they decline the offer. If you really want to work with them and they turn your down you still have options:

Option 1: Pay them. Reply back with a rate you can afford, even if its below what they ask. Sometimes they may be willing to shoot at a rate below their normal rate if the shoot can work for them. My caution is to be wary of the Merc Model, the ones that are strictly doing it for the cash. Even if the Model doesn't care for your work or you are just starting out they should give a damn about helping you develop your skills at becoming a better shooter. Some are good shooters themselves so it's like getting a Model and a photography seminar at the same time!
Option 2: Get better and try again in the future. Sometimes its a matter of getting better at your craft. Your current work may not be at the level they need to get images they can use. If in the future you get better and contact them again, it may be possible that you'll get them to agree to do trade with you after they've seen your development and would like your evolved style in their port.
Option 3: Move on. This is generally my preferred option. Once they've expressed no interest in working with me or are only wanting money with no real interest in shooting with me, I tend to want to put my energy toward those that want to work with me

Ultimately it's about getting to a win/win situation. It may be that the Model doesn't need to do trade work or have other means of getting fresh images to promote themselves. It may mean that you offset their costs for doing the shoot (travel, gas, hotel stay, etc.) as a means of barter. Perhaps you can get another Photographer and you all share the Model's half day rate. Try to think about how you can get to something that works for all involved. If you can't work something out, be mature and understand that you may not be able to come to terms AT THIS TIME. Leave the door open for future negotiations. If you show your ass they will remember and will share it with other Models. They have lists and they know who the assholes and douche bags are like this guy.
  • Listening to: 16th Street Baptist Church- Branford Marsalis

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J0J0-F0X Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Truly inspirational work. Some look at this as pure smut, I see it as a true testament to the absolute beauty of the feminine form. All of the poses are so dynamic and fluid, they could even be shown as "safe-for-work" silhouettes and the beauty would still be all the present. And even limited as they may be, the costumes these models wear are also brilliant. Just overall amazing work going on here. I will definitely watch you. Keep at it!
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Doozycutes Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
You matter.
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kilarbos Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Professional General Artist
I really feel like these belong on a porn site rather than an art site... like, pics could use more substance and detail other than just something for a quick rub.
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Elperdido1965 Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful pictures :) the women in the pictures are exotic from another dimension, erotic but always with a powerful natural sex appeal, never object always powerful beautiful Individueen ...
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Nicochevsky Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Your shots are so great! Thank you very much for your art.
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nowadeviant Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016
You are so good at this!
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spartiAtes Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work!!
You really have an artistic eye!!
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SkyfireDragon Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Party Happy Birthday, Rodney! Green Dragon 
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gcollantes Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
 Happy Birthday!!!Have your cake and eat it too Party Worship . Greetings from the last place on earth. Chile. South America !!!!
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coastbeachartist Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday Rodney!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful models, your wondrous muse and amazing talent with all of us. We admire and appreciate your art and life endeavors.

May the coming year bring you all the best of joy, health and prosperity in all your art and life projects.

Kindly,

Grant
Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D   Fireworks   Applaud fella (Reactions) 
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