New Project - Scaredy Cat Subjects Needed

I've got the kernel of a new portrait project and I need your help finding subjects. I'm looking for people with interesting phobias which they'd be willing to face while in front of a camera. The weirder the better. For an simple example, I had a good friend who has been terrified of snakes since a traumatic experience as a little girl. The idea would be to shoot her portrait holding a snake. Maybe even in the same location as the incident.

Fear of heights, open spaces, crowds of people, red food, paper, public bathrooms, you name it, I want it.

Think of it as a way to face irrational fears and make something great in the process.


Other stuff you'll need:

  • You need to be in NYC  for the shoot.
  • You will be required to sign a model release.
  • You understand that this is not an opportunity for a free headshot or portrait session.
  • Most importantly I want people who want to make something great.

So if you meet all these requirements then send me an email to with:

  1. A brief description of your phobia and perhaps how far you'd be willing to go confronting it.
  2. A recent picture of yourself
  3. Your whereabouts in NYC
  4. Your general schedule or particular dates which might work
  5. Any interesting places you have access to which might make for an interesting setting

Thanks so much and please spread the word.