I've gotten involved with modeling again to help a friend (who is an incredible photographer) with his stock photography, and he suggested that I set up this profile...
I am 100% Italian and I often hear that I look much younger than I am (thankfully because I definitely feel younger than I am!). I'm very outgoing and I try to live life to the fullest, and I'd like to bring that positive energy to modeling. I have been performing on stage in various forms since 1992 and I take direction well, plus I've been told that I make very believable expressions for a model. I also can be pretty laid back and am easy to work with, and have many ideas to contribute to a shoot.
I would appreciate TF* work to start (TFCD would be ideal, but untouched RAW files are fine), and some compensation would be nice but certainly is not a requirement. I have no problem working with one or multiple models, and don't need to be the center of attention. Although I now live in Keyport, I am very familiar with north and central NJ, and I try to be in NYC as much as possible. I definitely love fashion images, and basically anything involving music or outdoors. I prefer images that are very rich with vibrant colours, and I also am drawn to a classy/GQ style like from the 1920s through the 50s (think Jack Vettriano paintings). I really just want to do this for fun and to meet some new and interesting people... ya know it's gotta be more exciting than my corporate job!
Below is a brief chronology of my performing experience:
1985 - began music lessons for saxophone
1992 - began performing in theater & singing in various choral groups in high school
1994 - attended first vocal training course
1994-1999 - completed multiple vocal and acting classes
1995-2006 - took private vocal lessons with various instructors
2005-2006 - performed with 3 choral groups in Westfield and Summit, NJ
1993 to present - has performed in numerous plays (musical theatre, drama, and comedy), including many starring roles (a recent favourite was playing Matt in the Fantasticks).
1998 - Accepted on partial scholarship to AMDA in NYC (but declined in order to complete pre-med undergraduate degree)
2007 - Earned a certificate in Sound Design from NYU.
I've always been involved in sports, and I have been a high performance driving instructor since 1996 and even was a skiing instructor in 2004. I take physical fitness seriously, not only with sports and activities but with diet and exercise as well.
Part of my musical and acting experience is an affinity for fashion and photography. I've really enjoyed my involvement with photography thus far (on both sides of the camera), and I am looking forward to any future projects that I can become involved with.
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and upon which it is impossible to be silent."
Modeling and TV credit only:
1998 - Model for Rich Steiger in Ridgewood, NJ.
1998 - MTV extra on various shows filmed in NJ and NYC during Aug-Oct.
2008 to present - Model for Rob Lopshire in Frenchtown, NJ.