Rachel TalbertModel Female Richmond, Virginia, US My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/RavenSageModel
Mayhem # 1037748
Formerly known by a pseudonymn on this site, I have found it difficult to keep my artistic work separate from my conventional work and so I'm bringing it all together in one portfolio under one name.
I approach everything in a professional manner including modeling. I am currently represented by Chicago based agency Daffe Models Inc. I model because I want to and only take assignments that I feel I will enjoy doing. So, you should rest assured that if I schedule a shoot with you I'm doing it because I genuinely want to participate in the shoot and achieve the best possible images whether monetary compensation is involved or not. In addition to modeling, I am a part time contortionist, part time Acrobatic Contortion instructor for a dance studio, and full time mom. I am a retired acrobatic pole dancer with 5 years of professional experience. I was a child runway model and have picked up various other types of modeling in more recent years. I have done maternity modeling but am NOT currently expecting. I try to be versatile in my look and am always seeking opportunities to branch out. I am also a big fan of conceptual photography. I am looking to work with people to create professional photos for publication submission. I look forward to expanding my portfolio and creating compelling imagery in the future...
NOTE::***Non-Contortion Shoots: If we are scheduled for a shoot that does not specifically involve contortion (extreme backbends) Do NOT ask me to perform contortion!
Also, please note if we are scheduled for a contortion shoot I will need on location warm up time preferably half an hour prior to shooting. Thanks.
I will NOT work with you at all if:
- I feel uncomfortable with you and your general attitude towards me
- Your profile is new and you have no references
- Your location is not reputable or is in a "Bad" part of town
- You require me to email you unprofessional nude photos
If you tag my profile saying you want to work with me I will respond to you with the assumption that you are offering some form of compensation. If you aren't then please don't tag my profile in this manner. Thanks.
BTW, I never look at my friend requests.
If you would like to work with me you need to know the FAQ's:
1. Will you do TFP shoots?
Types of TF shoots I do:
-Trade for Zivity sets with established local Zivity photographers.
-Trade for out of town accomodations
-Trade for publication credit or tear sheets.
-Trade for wardrobe.
-Trade for non-nude images with select local photographers
2. Will you shoot nudes?
Yes. However, I do not shoot erotic or spread leg shots. I am also very selective in who I am willing to shoot nude with.
3. Will you shoot fetish?
Fetish fashion style photos, yes. However, I will not shoot bondage or genki.
4. Will you shoot on location?
Yes....BUT I do not do nude location shoots in public areas.
5. Do you have any visible stretch marks from your pregnancy?
6. Do you have any tattoos, scars, piercings, enhancements, or modifications?
Tattoos- I have a small one on my foot and the rest are on my back.
Piercings- I only have piercings in my ears (non-removable)
Scars- Left elbow 3'' long surgical scar and bikini line 6'' long C-section scar
I have a natural bust, clear skin and do not/will not tan. I have stopped dyeing and/or cutting my hair. I'm letting it grow out in it's natural color...for now.
I wear hearing aids in both ears. These can be removed for shoots but the photographer should be aware that it can present difficulty in comprehending direction.
7. For underwater shoots, how long can you hold your breathe and how deep can you dive?
If not already fatigued from previous dive attempts during a shoot I can hold my breath for one minute, occasionally longer on a good day.
I prefer not to dive any deeper than 11 ft.
Please feel free to contact me with any ideas and assignment offers you may have.
Sly Horse Studio's Entrance Poster March 2011 (contortion)
Tony's Custom Uppers 2013 Calendar
CU Magazine Issue 1 Oct 2011 p.14 (contortion)
West End Imagery Advertising Banner 2011
Petersburg Area Tourism Guide 2012 secondary cover photo & p.19
Make-Believe Exhibition Photo Book December 2012 p.11,28-29,32
Vino Au Naturel Concept Book January 2013
World of Art Expo December 20-22 2012, Las Vegas NV
ArtSpace Richmond VA, ThinkSmall Show December 2013
Glave Kocen Gallery, Size Doesn't Matter Show January 2014, Richmond VA
JCPenney Mannequin Model 1993-1995
JCPenney Spring Runway Fashion Show 1994
JCPenney Back to School Runway Fashion Show 1994
JCPenney Spring Runway Fashion Show 1995
Richmond Varie-Tease Debut Show Contortion Performance 2009
International Contortion Convention Stretching Device Demonstration 2011
Spiral 10 Le Cirque Envoleur Contortion Performance 2014
Saturday Circus at The Sugarpad Contortion Performance 2014
Chesterfield Towne Center Club Mom Commercial 1992
NBC12 Newscast: Jamestown Pochahontas Reinactment 1995
Richmond Times Dispatch Article: 1998 Crestar Richmond Marathon
Maternity Advertising Gallery: http://www.paulryanbohman.com/maternity/raven
11:59 Photography 12/2011 Feature: http://www.1159photography.com/
Naked Fitness: http://nakedfitness.tv
Jim Guzel Studio Lighting Class K March/April 2011 (contortion)
Richmond Photography Meetup Group Model Shoot September 2011
Nude In Nature 2 Workshop September 2011
The Visual Arts Center of Richmond 2010-2011
TAD RVA Rocketts Landing 2011
VCU Alumni Drawing Group 2011
VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 2011
VCU Virginia Commonwealth University 2011- 2013
University of Richmond 2012-2013
The Collegiate School 2013- Present
The Montpelier Center for Arts and Education 2013- Present
The Hill Gallery Painting Class 2013-Present
Hanover County Schools 2014
Milby's Models & Talent: Runway Modeling Class of 1993
New England Center for Circus Arts: Contortion & Aerial Sling 2008-2009
Studio X : Advanced Pole Acrobatics 2009-2010
Dogtown Dance Theatre: Deep Flexibility 2012
Twisted Circus Arts: Alternative Flexibility training equipment, Aerial Sling 2013
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