Just out of curiosity… I like contemporary photography, and I especially like types of work that artists focus on creating powerful and unique images by collaborating with models or friends(?) in somewhat staged settings. I’ve been wondering if these artists usually pay money to the participating models. I imagine it’s different from person to person, but when I read interview articles of the artists I like, they don’t seem to talk about this topic. The artists just come to mind now are Pieter Hugo, Ren Han, Roger Ballen, Ryan McGinley, and Asger Carlsen. I assume that photographers who take a documentary approach don’t give any compensation to their subjects in general but what about photo artists? I would appreciate your thoughts and opinions. Thanks.