If you enjoy my work and would be interested in collaborating with me, I would love to hear from you.

I am looking for models from (or willing to travel to) Copenhagen, Denmark that are willing to do TFDF (Time For Digital Files) shoots. I’m seeking both female and male models with an interest in making art. Nudity is a requirement, so you must be comfortable with this aspect in order to work with me.

I ask to meet with all models prior to shooting in order to discuss ideas and get to know each other a bit before we collaborate. I like to work with confident and creative people because that really resonates in the type of work that I create.

If you are interested in working with me, please send an e-mail to info@mariusbudu.com containing:

– your age (models over 18 only please)
– current hair color and length
– level of experience (if any)
– an e-mail address and phone number
– a few words about why you wish to model for me
– at least 4 photos of yourself: One head shot and three full body nudes – front, back and side (or link to your portfolio).
(These do not need to be professional shots, you can take them yourself, as long as they are well focused shots and taken in a well lit space).


Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you.



1) What is TFDF?

An acronym for “Time for Digital Files” that means the photographer and model both agree to waive standard fees in the interest of producing some great artwork/portfolio work for both parties. Also known as ‘Test Shoots’.

2) What do I get from a TFDF shoot with you?

Under my standard TFDF release I produce 5-10 “best of” images from the shoot – edited, retouched and optimized for 1000x 666 pixels at 72dpi. I have a “quality over quantity” approach to my work and feel that 5 or more showcase quality images from a single shoot is a good amount for a portfolio.

NOTES: I do not release the unedited RAW images just as most film photographers do not usually release the negatives from a shoot. The model should not expect to receive or inspect all of the RAW images unless specific arrangements are made in advance. If you need more images edited, please let me know in advance so we can discuss it. Prints may be obtained from me for a fee.

3) How long does a photo shoot take?

This will vary based on what we are shooting and where we are shooting. I generally do full-day shoots covering two concepts, with breaks in between of course.

4) I see you have mostly nude work in your portfolio – is that a requirement?

Yes, my art requires nude models, so you must be comfortable with nudity in order to work with me.

5) I do not wish to model nude, can I still work with you?

Not unless I specifically contact you for a client project.

6) What do you look for in Models?

I am looking for creative, open-minded people that are comfortable with themselves and feel they might have something to contribute to my work. Since my work tends to vary in theme and style, I don’t really have any set “criteria” in place.

7) Do I need modeling experience?

Not necessarily. Many of the people I work with are not professional models and many have had no previous modeling experience. I will work closely with you and guide you on posing and expression and the flow of the set. Shooting is a very collaborative process – I will guide you but it is up to you to take the feedback and make it your own.

8) I noticed that you use a lot of dancers and acrobats in your work, are these preferred?

I prefer to work with people that are expressive with their bodies. Dancers, acrobats, contortionists, actors, people who practice yoga or martial arts are used to working with their bodies so they are great models for my work. That being said, these skills are by no means required as I have plenty of ideas that do not involve any type of exceptional physical prowess.

9) I have a large tattoo, will that be an issue?

Large tattoos do not fit in with my general aesthetic as I prefer to work with the body in its pure form. Small tattoos that can be easily retouched away are ok. Please let me know what tattoos you have (if any) when contacting me.

10) Do you provide a Make Up Artist and/or Hair Stylist?

Depending on what we are shooting, please be prepared to do basic hair and makeup on yourself. I don’t normally use stylists for my shoots and I don’t need make-up unless it is built into the concept. If that is the case, I will make all the arrangements prior to our shoot.

11) Do I just show up? Or do we need to meet up first?

I like to meet all potential models prior to doing a shoot and get a sense of who they are and how their personality and energy will affect/contribute to the shoot. It is in neither of our interests to set up a shoot and find out that we can’t work well together. Since we would be creating art together, it is very important to have a good vibe between us in order to collaborate and create something extraordinary.

12) How long does it take to get my images back?

I usually try to review and sort through the images within a week – at this time I usually edit and send you one or two of the best images. I usually edit the rest of the selected images within a few months of the shoot. It may take as long as four months to process and retouch one set of images – depending on my work load.

13) Who owns the images? Can I use them on my site?

I retain ownership/copyright to the TFDF images I shoot. The model can use the images for self-promotion in their portfolio, social media, website.
If you need to retain the copyrights and ownership and do not want the images used for any use other than your own, please see the commissions page where you can get information about hiring me for a shoot.
Please note that no modification or manipulation, including but not limited to: cropping, alteration of colors or contrast, removal of watermark(s), and/or addition or subtraction of visual elements is allowed without my express permission. Any other usage, commercial or otherwise, which includes but is not limited to, sale of prints, use as content for internet pay sites, publishing in print media or use as stock material, is prohibited without my express permission.

14) Can I bring an escort to the shoot with me?

I prefer that you come to the shoot alone. In my experience, an escort on set often creates distraction. I need your undivided attention during shoots as it is a very collaborative process with a tight feedback loop. Most of the time you will be alone with me during your shoot. If you are uncomfortable with this please consider shooting with another photographer.

15) Where are you located?

I have a studio in the center of Copenhagen, Denmark. Most of my shoots are done in my studio or at different locations in the city. I am very open to working with models from anywhere in the world as long as they arrange for travel to Copenhagen on their own.

16) I wish to do a private artistic shoot for my own purposes. Do you do commission work?

Absolutely. Please visit the Commissions page or contact me with details and depending on your requests I can give you a cost estimate.


Marius Budu is one of my absolute favorite photographers. He is a great artist and I wish I could make the whole world see his art. I work as a model and have worked with Marius several times, and every shoot has been a true pleasure. He is very professional, extremely talented and creative, and a really nice and caring person. Just as an example – every time I’ve arrived at his studio there have been gluten-free food, snacks and coffee/tea there waiting for me.

Nowadays it’s hard to create something new, you often feel like you’ve seen everything before. That is not the case with Marius’ work, and that is one of the things that I very much appreciate about his artistry. That, and the high level of quality he delivers.

Marius is also very easy to work with, he’s good at communicating what he’s looking for, he’s very respectful and also a very fun guy to work with. I always have a good time when I work with him.

I would recommend anyone to work with Marius. I promise you will not only be very satisfied with his work, you will also get to meet a fantastic person.”

Lilith Etch (Gothenburg, Sweden)

“Creating art with Marius Budu is a study in pure photographic alchemy. Every shoot explores the limits of what can be achieved with a camera and a body. When it’s over, time has evaporated and in its place new elements of artistic expression have materialized.”

James H. (Toronto, Canada)

“Marius! Thank you for the wonderful shoot. You challenged my creativity more than any photographer has and it was a wonderful, memorable experience. Thank you so much for the beautiful images. I’m looking forward to our future collaborations.”

Erin Elizabeth (Toronto, Canada)

Get in touch

To express your interest in working with me, or for any other questions you might have, please contact me via email: info@mariusbudu.com

I look forward to hearing from you!