Raeven Irata

Model Female Durham, England, United Kingdom My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/RaevenIrata
Mayhem # 1230512

About Me

Hi all,

I'm Raeven, an alternative and art model.


I'm currently only taking on paid assignments, as in my spare time I'm very busy with my Environmental Conservation course and related voluntary work. However I am always in need of paid work! There are a few very specific shots I am open to getting for my portfolio on a TF basis at the moment- see below.


I've been modelling for 5 years and my main areas of modelling expertise are:

- Life modelling (drawing, painting and sculpture only- no nude photography except implied) - VERY EXPERIENCED in this
- Art photography (especially weird! But classic too)
- Alternative fashion (tight corsetry, Steampunk, Goth, vintage, latex etc.)
- Artistic fetish (especially shibari)
- Catwalk - I have only done this 3 times, but I won the 26+ age category in the 2013 Alternative Model of the Year catwalk finals, so apparently I am pretty good at it! However the judging in this contest was also on my styling, makeup etc. (all done by me). http://alternativemodelling.co.uk/

You can see some more examples of work I've done since 2009 by clicking "credited photos" in my photo album- these are images of me that others have uploaded to Model Mayhem and tagged me in. I also sometimes come across untagged images with me in which I've added to my MM list: "Raeven Irata on other profiles". However I have done A LOT more work than what is seen here. I've worked with many photographers and artists who aren't on MM.


There are some areas I would love to go into which I don't yet have in my portfolio, so please get in touch if you can help (will do on a TF basis, providing I feel your style will benefit my portfolio):

- Latex high fashion images (designers and photographers please get in touch!)
- Modelling for custom corset designers (I have a naturally hourglass figure and can tightlace my 27" waist down to 22.5")
- Highly creative/high impact artistic makeup and/or body painting.


Any other work, please message me for my rates, which are really very reasonable. Please include in your message as much information as possible about what you are after, and I will work my hardest to make sure you get the fantastic outcome you want. I often have many of my own ideas to bring to a project, and you never know what will come out when two or more heads have ideas coming to them on a shoot, but I will happily take a back seat if necessary too, e.g. if you're working on something very specific.


APPEARANCE

I am part of alternative subcultures including Goth, Steampunk, Industrial and Metal, and I have a non-mainstream style (or various non-mainstream styles in fact!) I am a DJ, musician and composer.

I have no tattoos, but several piercings in my ears (including stretches), hair is very long (below the waist) and regularly changes to different bright colours, or dread extensions- which are sometimes as long as knee-length, and I have a huge and varied wardrobe. I can look mainstream if necessary as all my piercings can come out, and the stretches are only small (largest is 8"). I've also temporarily sprayed my hair black in the past for a shoot that required a "natural" hair colour, and am willing to wear wigs or head-coverings. However I prefer alternative styles.


LOCATION

I currently live in a large old house, with many derelict parts, in the middle of extensive grounds, including fields and woodland (an unusual and fantastic living situation!), so there is a lot of scope for interesting location shoots. There are also several very large rooms for if you have a portable studio setup. I live a 30-minute walk from the beautiful and historic Durham City Centre, and there is free parking at my house. There are also buses to Durham centre, Newcastle and Darlington going from outside my house.

I don't drive, but have a student railcard, if I were to travel to you. I do however ask for my travel to be paid, at least for paid assignments. Splitting travel costs for whoever is doing the travelling is fine for mutually-beneficial TF assignments. I get 1/2 price tickets with First Transpennine Express, and 1/3 off with all other rail companies.


CANCELLATIONS

In all my 5 years of modelling I have NEVER cancelled a booking, whether paid or not, and I expect the same in return, except in exceptional circumstances. I am very busy and often turn down conflicting offers of work when I am already booked, so will not be amused if I end up losing both pieces of work. I am sure you understand.



TESTIMONIALS

PHIL REYNOLDS' LIFE DRAWING GROUP, YORK
"We have had Philippa as our main model for around two years. In this time she has been the most reliable and excellent model we have had in the eight years we have run this group. Recently Philippa has had to cycle a fair distance to join us and this has not in any way hindered her attendance. She is excellent at communicating her availability and keeping us posted in good time if there are dates she cannot manage.
Her modelling is brilliant. We can be an indecisive group when it comes to knowing what poses to set and Philippa will just strike some very interesting poses. Along with this she is very good at listening to requests and taking on some more physically demanding stances.
Once in a pose there is rarely any movement at all.
We highly recommend her to you."

B.T.
"Worked with Raeven on a outdoor gritty shoot, which required acted poses, and I have to say she gave me 100% and I got all the shots I needed. Excellent communication, punctual and hard working. Even through some tough shots she just got on with it. Icing on the cake was she brought an amazing homemade costume, which was just what was required. We needed to shoot with her chaperone (as part of the shoot, requested by myself) and again he was great. Raeven takes direction very well, can act and pose. I couldn't have asked for any more. Highly recommended!"

Jonathan Wootton #865319
"Worked with Raeven at the studio on some headshots, and makeup looks - she's a great model to work with. Highly recommend her, hard working, and takes direction well."

Alberto Santos Bellido #1727115
"The shoot with Raeven was great. Really easy to work with and very creative, I would definitely recommend her."

Pattie, Chips & Gravy #2363156
"Was so good to meet Raeven and even better to shoot with her. Totally prepared and gave everything to get the best out of the shoot. Minus 5 plus wind chill in an abandoned warehouse in a thin dress? No problem!!"

Draconian Artworks #507515
"Had the pleasure of working with Raeven on location in Durham. She has excellent communications, was at the right location at the right time with a good array of costumes.
As for the shoot itself Raeven grabbed onto it with both hands and gave her all.
Proved very capable of putting herself into the required role, interacting with props and surroundings with ease and can leap through the air like a steam powered jet. A job well done"

Hull Art Circle (regular work)
"Philippa has been an excellent model, pleasant manner and professional attitude to her modelling, my fellow artists and I would highly recommend her, she is also very reliable, unfortunately for us she has now moved away from Hull."

Dark Romantics #589523
"Raeven is a fantastic model to work with. She photographs well, poses excellently, follows direction and has plenty of ideas herself and genuinely wants to create interesting works.
But perhaps the best thing about Raeven, the thing I look for in all the models I work with, is her willingness to go the extra mile, try things out, no matter how silly/nasty/messy, and to do so with a smile.
It's that attitude that for me is essential in any model and Raeven has it in spades."

Will Wilkinson #1724907
"Great to work with, had a most creative day with Raeven working on one of her ideas in the morning and one of mine in the afternoon. Full of ideas and very artistic. I'll be working with her whenever I get the chance, just a pity she's so far away from me - over 150 miles, but I'll happily drive it again to work with her."

Lensman Mike
"Pip is meticulous in her preparation, generous with her time, and professional in her demeanour.
She both takes direction well and contributes constructively throughout a shoot in a positive and enthusiastic manner.
A wonderful disposition and a pleasure to work with."

Paul Webster #491907
"I worked with Raeven recently. She is an excellent model to work with. Full of ideas and willing to try different things. Good communication before the shoot, great wardrobe as well. Definitely recommended."

Henry the Artist #1187078
"Raeven is a fantastic model to work with. She is very professional and able to adapt to the requirements of any shoot. I look forward to working with her again."

Aesir Rey Creative #723180
"Pip is a fun, energetic model who helps contribute to ideas and bring a lovely vibe to shoots. Pleasure to work with."

Aceaspades #1009086
"Had a great shoot with Pip full of ideas takes direction well yet gives direction too, some good images came from our shoot...A+ to Raeven Irata, book her."

Credits

I have worked with (most recent first):

Photographers:

I have worked with over 50 photographers- message me for a full list. Of particular note are the following MM users (most recent work first):

Davefish Photography #746359
Stafnmar Photography #2651425 (at Alternative Model of the Year casting)
Tori Turner #2648520 (at Alternative Model of the Year casting)
Giulietta Pasquarelli (at Alternative Model of the Year casting)
Jonathan Wootton #865319
Alberto Santos Bellido #1727115
Matthew Kitchen #1470501
Dave Charsley/Decline Gothica #242950
Andreea Veronica Virna #1011571
Rachel Saunders #1045145
Fiona Bianchi #1684110
Natalie Pluck #1680256
Fotomill #1021800
Larry Bedigan #2165756
Draconian Artworks #507515
Jobe #27683
Anneka James #1519367
Leona Turford #511733
Darius Adamek #531204
Jez Sheard #1359420
DVision Images #1312238
Dark Romantics #589523
Strange Angel PhotoGrafix #1625638
Darkest Angel #50361
Wednesday Little #1508768
Paul Webster #491907
Henry the Artist #1187078
*Kainine Photography #556845
Of The Night / OTN Photography #41412
Aesir Rey Creative #723180
Lorna Lovecraft #710683


Artists and painters:
*Gwendolynn's life drawing group, Durham
Polestars/List of Life (stag party life drawing)
Damson Sky (steampunk drawing)
Kate Pettitt (steampunk painting)
*York College
*Chuck Lindley & Phil Reynolds' life drawing group
*Pocklington School
*The Donderdag Collective
*Bootham School
*Rogues Atelier
Walton Group of Artists
*York St. John University
*Space 109 art space - various life drawing groups
*Peter Ingram's life drawing group
*According to McGee
Space 109 Life Sculpture Portraiture course (8 weeks)
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School (Burlesque drawing group)
Jill Carter
Kia MacPherson
*Hull Art Circle

Film, TV and Video:
-Contestant in tea duelling and corset limbo at the Third Surrey Steampunk Convivial, shown on BBC Arabic TV's culture show (2014): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Sgg2S6q0YY
-Goth extra in comedy short film 'Psyched' (due for release 2014)
-'Alternative Model of the Year' 2013 shown on National Geographic (catwalk and interview) - edited version here (9:13 and 12:30): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJn-2Fce7Ro
-Jack's mother (Anne) in short film 'Grandad and I' by Ben Mansley (2013) (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151285599606132)
-Ulicia (leader of the sisters of the dark) in 'Legend of the Seeker' online fan series by Dave Jameson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_vsEFx8M8c (2012)
-Wetlook fetish photography and videos (fully clothed) for Saturation Hall website
-Industrial dance video (music by Industrial/EBM band Uberbyte) by David Daniel (2011)
-Jellycat Media - extra in scenes for a mental health video www.jellycatmedia.com (2010)
-Grindhouse Pictures #1482434 - solo secret agent action scenes for To Die 4 Vintage clothing company (2009)
-Cheap Ass Films Hull - two zombies in short zombie movie Tao of the Dead (released 2011) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecGQgaEMfo8

Clothing:
Lyndsey Clark (sustainable alternative fashion & corsetry) #2248683
Constance Mackenzie Costumes
Contrariety Rose #2318487
*Twisted Pixie (formerly known as 'Cute and Evil Clothing') #2864925 (of Alienskin.co.uk) x 3
Audrey and Joans (catwalk at York Does Vintage 'Vintage Tease' event)
Falcieri Designs #1753055
Hull Clothes Swap (catwalk at Hull Bid Fashion Week Finale)
BOA-BA #1324619
*Raeven's Rags (me) #1895118
To Die 4 Vintage #1482434 (photo & video work)

Models:
Lyra Livewire #2603128
Dwb13x #2519784
Belladonna Black
Rose Noir
Columbina Zanni #2759711
*Sarah Hurrell #2281044
*Michael Kipling
Vixxi Venom #1469335
Opaline Storm #1088928
Matt Grindley
*Darren Eggerton
*Jinkx #1517044 x 3
Black Lotus #891742

Dancers (video shoot):
Columbina #2759711
Mad Alex

MUAs/FX:
*Natalie Greenwell #1852782 x 3
Tori Harris #2029375
Natalie Flindall #633283
Jessica-Kate Biggs #1769272
HayleySFX #1057620
Aminah #1482081
Tixi Lixi #1054066

Hair Stylists:
Cofy Chambers

Body Painting:
HayleySFX #1057620

Ropework/Shibari rigging:
Alberto Santos Bellido #1727115
*Michael Kipling
*Darren Eggerton

Body Piercer:
Skin Seamstress (play piercing shoot)

Florists:
Ashley Blooms
Cherubs Floral Design

Other:
Alternative Model of the Year 2013 catwalk final- 26+ age category winner (broadcast on National Geographic channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJn-2Fce7Ro)
Antropics Technology (3D body scan for computer software)

Printed Publications:
- Front cover and April page of Alternative Model of the Year 2014 calendar, available to purchase here: http://alternativemodelling.co.uk/calendar/4580893312
- One of a series of 4 posters on sale from Skin Seamstress Body Piercing & Modification: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=681132668569141&set=a.621086661240409.1073741825.170449162970830&type=3&theater
- Modern Vintage Magazine - Issue 7 p.69 http://issuu.com/modvintagemag/docs/modern_vintage_magazine_issue_7
- Lyndsey Clark #2248683's recycled fashion charity project - various newspapers
- Space 109 sculpture course official promo posters
- Devolution Magazine - Issue 27 - Photographer Spotlight on Dark Romantics Photography #589523
- Poster for Sexual Health Awareness Day, Hull

Work published online:
http://alternativemodelling.co.uk/ title page - winner of 2013 26+ age category
Body Modification Ezine:
http://news.bmezine.com/2011/11/09/lost-on-the-edge-of-the-wasteland/
Fashion:
http://www.getreading.co.uk/lifestyle/health_and_beauty/s/2113775_your_old_bra_could_go_a_long_way_to_beat_breast_cancer
http://www.lyndsey-clark-boutique.co.uk/post/20901309891/steampunk-wedding-dress-sneak-peak-from-shoot
http://contrarietyrose.co.uk/costume/burlesque-costumes/
http://contrarietyrose.co.uk/madetomeasure/daywear/
http://www.alienskin.co.uk/ - modelling many of Twisted Pixie's (formerly known as 'Cute and Evil') creations
http://www.fashionsfinest.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=1086%3Afarah-deeba&Itemid=159



* = have worked with more than once.

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LEEDS photographers - excellent head shots   6 pics
Raeven Irata - best MUA/photographer combinations   21 pics
Raeven Irata - favourite poses (fashion)   30 pics
Raeven Irata - more pose inspiration   24 pics
Raeven Irata on other profiles   31 pics
Raeven Irata's fave fashion images   27 pics
Raeven Irata's fave fetish images   48 pics
Raeven Irata's fave tasteful/artistic bondage images   384 pics
Raeven Irata's favourite artistic models who inspire my work   52 pics
Raeven Irata's favourite clothing/wardrobe/clothing designers   214 pics
Raeven Irata's favourite concepts   126 pics
Raeven Irata's favourite fantasy art on MM - would like to do this kind of work   47 pics
Raeven Irata's favourite landscapes/nature settings   18 pics
Raeven Irata's favourite latex designs I wish I was modelling   169 pics
Raeven Irata's favourite makeup/body painting   133 pics
Raeven Irata's Inspiration (the kind of work I'm interested in doing)   86 pics
Raeven Irata's list of DURHAM (and nearby) people   36 pics
Raeven Irata's list of HULL people   49 pics
Raeven Irata's list of images she kinda links, but feels a bit guilty for liking...:X   14 pics
Raeven Irata's list of LEEDS people   106 pics
Raeven Irata's list of photographers with stunning ports   44 pics
Raeven Irata's list of READING people   23 pics
Raeven Irata's list of stunning images   117 pics
Raeven Irata's list of YORK people   42 pics
Raeven Irata's LONDON list   20 pics
Raeven Irata's NEWCASTLE list   20 pics
Raeven Irata's SCOTLAND list   27 pics
Raeven Irata's SOUTHAMPTON list   7 pics
Raeven Irata's wishlist - would love to work with   47 pics
Raeven Irata - talented latex photographers   9 pics
Raeven Irata - The North   9 pics

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