I want to have a photo on the left side of my page that bleeds off of the left and bottom edge. My plan is to have a different photo on each spread so this can't be a Master Page element. I would like the footer and page number (that are Master Page elements) to be on top of the photo in the stacking order.
Is this possible?
Yes. Layer order is honored regardless of Master or Document Page residence. Make a layer above and put your Master Page items on it.
Thanks John, that is what I needed. I don't know what I didn't think to try layers.