Hello, I'm a London-based model (represented by one of those big commercial agencies that you have probably worked with before).
Please get in touch if you want to ask or discuss something - kindly note that I ONLY DO PAID WORK unless your work is really, really good. I mean really good - if you can't shoot a better picture than the better ones in my portfolio please don't ask, I hate turning people down!
I've tried to be selfless and shoot for free before and all I got out of it was one big pile of wasted time. I'm not a newbie and this is a professional occupation to me.
I may put up a casting call for a TF shoot once in a while if I need something specific for my portfolio but please do not contact me to ask for TF shoots if you cannot make the date the casting call specifies.
I don't bite but please, serious enquiries only!
Another important thing, PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING ME (I know all this sounds ruthless and scary but ask anyone I've worked with, I love a fun, relaxed shoot as much as the next girl, I'm actually a happy, patient, polite person - which is why I've so often been disappointed or taken for a ride... so until I know who I'm dealing with... No more Mr. Nice Guy!)
PLEASE READ PLEASE READ PLEASE READ!!! IF YOU CONTACT ME WITHOUT GIVING ME AN IDEA OF WHAT TERMS YOU ARE LOOKING TO WORK ON AND WHAT YOU EXPECT OF ME I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO RESPOND TO PEOPLE WHO TAKE THAT TROUBLE OR GO OUT AND ENJOY THE SUN INSTEAD OF GIVING MY TIME TO YOU WHEN YOU WON'T SPARE A MINUTE YOURSELF.
After having had far more than my fair share of time wasters and perverts I obviously need to spell out a couple of things I mistakenly thought were sacred and basic:
- I need to know how long you want to shoot for and what payment we agree on BEFORE WE SHOOT. If I can stay longer than planned and you are prepared to pay me accordingly we can always carry on
- For the occasional TF shoot, I expect to receive from you a few high resolution images within 2 weeks of our shoot, unless we agree that you're particularly busy and will need a bit longer on this occasion - in which case I expect you to keep me posted. How many images you are prepared to edit is something we can discuss, I prefer to get 3 good quality images from a shoot than 12 average images 3 months later and in low res...
- Please avoid remarks that are obviously going to make me uncomfortable - I'm not fussy but I can assure you I have heard some absolute gems of perversity and I'm really getting tired of it. It makes collaborating a lot harder. Don't get me wrong, I'm a friendly and positive person, I just don't like knowing that someone would like to do X or Y to X or Y part of me when I'm trying to work with them.
- Please don't take off your sweaty shirt and expect me to wear it while you walk around topless shooting me. Thank you. Phew.
If you feel like any of the above applies to you please think twice before contacting me... I consider that by booking me you agree to follow these basic guidelines - if you do not I will assume you don't care about the shoot and/or are trying to take advantage of me or the situation and pack up and go (it's never happened, but please don't try me).
I'm sorry if I sound cold and ruthless by saying these things but they are basic elements of professionalism, if you're not the sort of person who would break these basic rules you can assume we'll get on well and have a good shoot together - and I do have a sense of humour and a flexible attitude
I just expect that, however friendly we get, you will behave in a professional and respectful way and that you will tell me what to expect from our shoot and stick with it as much as possible.
On a side note, I am vegan, i.e. I try to avoid supporting any form of exploitation of animals, so please don't ask me to wear fur or dangle meat from my mouth
Recent shoot by Paul Hardy Carter, a film photography expert - check him out if you don't know his work! - and Adreena Winters in a truly amazing location:
http://www.paulhardycarter.com/wordpres … ctqt=false
And one last note - I know there are a couple of people I just haven't been able to keep tight communications with and I am very sorry. I work pretty much non-stop and I do care about other people and making sure they can rely on me and trust me. It's happened to me that I had to leave a message on hold because I was asked something to which I didn't yet have the answer and just didn't get round to replying to for a very long time. I'm sorry. It does help if we don't tempt fate by keeping things to the point - so please, when you get in touch, tell me what, when, where, who, how much and what toe nail colour. Or at least most of these. That'll help me reply to you quicker and better. Thank you!