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||Jul 16, 2010
MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/violetdamsel
"Everything you can imagine is real." ~ Pablo Picasso
"A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know." ~ Diane Arbus
"In the midst of chaos, lies creativity." ~ Goethe
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none." ~ Shakespeare
"The illusion of effortlessness takes more effort then you believe." ~ Me
"Any fool can know. The point is to understand." ~ Albert Einstein
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." ~ Carl Jung
"Life imitates art, far more than art imitates life." ~ Oscar Wilde
"Learning to grow by letting go isn't an easy lesson, but can be a very rewarding one." ~ Me
"The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be whatever it is you desire to be." ~ Socrates
"What use is there in blunt truth thrown like a stone, which breaks the heart? There is no virtue in truth that has no beauty." ~ Hidayat Inayat Khan
"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook." ~ William James
I am President of "The Florida and Georgia of the Renagade Girls", for our publication Renegade Magazine and our company, Renagade Bikes.
I modeled for several years until I turned 20. I graduated from an arts high school, where I was a dance major and also did musical theater. I have been dancing basically since I could walk, I am classically trained in all forms and techniques, although ballet/pointe' and modern was my forte'. After high school, I pursued college, still dancing in a company and gained new life experiences. I have lived in Colorado, New York, Atlanta, and the Virgin Islands. I love to travel and I am able to travel for bookings, as well. I am open to many different styles of photography and art and always remain open-minded.
I have been told by many photographers that I have a highly versatile, unique look and that I'm able to pull off a variety of genres, which not many people can do. I do love pin-up style, obviously shooting with my inkwork exposed (of course, they can always be covered up), sexy corsets with thigh highs and vintage/bohemian vibe, personally. But, thankfully I have the ability to shoot a wide variety of genres too and not just get limited or narrowed to one stereotype alone. I am able to do High Fashion, Casual, Swimwear, Lingerie and Implied Nudes as wells. I DO NOT shoot nudes. I am a "very in the moment" kind of model when it comes to me and shooting. I love having a good connection with my photographers and their lens, and I believe that's important.
At this time I'm not doing TFP or TFCD. If I select to do it, I can do very little TFP or TFCD. This is my job and profession, and how I get paid and make my money. However, if you do have an amazing concept and want to CREATE ART. There are SOME photographers that I will shoot TFP/TFCD, and they're ones that we both will be able to give and bring to each others portfolio, for growth and expansion.
If you can show me something substantial and intelligent, then lets collaborate. As I am open-minded and love playing in front of the camera. (But again for TFP or TFCD, as I said it also never hurts to ask!) ;) Especially, if I feel you have a really intriguing concept or idea in mind. Please feel free to message me privately if you're interested in working together or if you have any questions and I'll be more than happy to answer any inquiries that you may have.
As I have very little time, I too have bills to pay and must survive like everyone else. Yet, it still doesn't hurt to ask. ;) I will and do travel and have no issues with it, however all my travel expenses must be paid. And for this reason, I do have a PayPal account available for funds to be deposited, for any expenses that need to paid and covered for.
I am diversified, versatile and obtain the skills to be my own MUA and hairstylist. So, another bonus if you don't have or are unable to obtain your own MUA/Stylist for a shoot. And there also other skills that I obtain (that MANYother models don't), as well. So you're wouldn't just having a model with a face show up for you to shoot, you get the whole package and then some in one model. ;)
My online portfolio is just a small taste (a very small taste, compared to my portfolio book ~ you'll actually be able to see more and find out more, just click on the link that takes you to my portfolio page on Facebook), which both are about to expand even more.
So check in again from time to time, for I am a constant work of art always in progress. The way I see it is this, the possibilities are endless in this world for what can be created. And my motto: "Anything for the shot!" (and that's of course within reason). But if I have to track through the woods and climb up a tree in 5" heels for a concept or a vision, then so be it...that's what you have to do if you really want to be a success in this business. And the photographer and model always want the same thing and are there together for the same reason and desire ~ the best shots and shoots we can get!!!
Being from an arts high school, I was a dance major first and foremost. And as I stated above I was classically trained for over 25 years, on top of already modeling in the past and have taken all the classes. I know poise, posture, lines, fluidity, the importance of movement and the importance of being able to hold it in a pose, even at a moments notice. Which is really perfect if I'm on pointe' during a shoot, say for a dancer themed shoot. I also did musical theater as well, like I said above I attended an arts high school. We had no sports whatsoever and it was amazing, I would do it all over again without a second thought! Think about "FAME" and that was my high school. So I'm already experienced as a stage performer and artist myself, and therefore I am able to bring my own ideas to the table as well.
For years now I've actually been staying behind the camera. I love to shoot as well, just not people. ;) I shoot a lot of nature, urban, industrial, wildlife and so forth and so on. Which this actually contributes more and helps a lot during shoots, because I can "see and vision" things other models generally don't see or overlook. Also, with my studies being in Humanities and Philosophy, with a minor in Photography; I'm already naturally drawn to all things creative, artistic and inspiring.
NOTE: All my images displayed are NOT PhotoShopped, Air-Brushed, or Retouched (except for the few obvious ones).
If you're interested in booking a shoot and since I'm hardly on MM these days, contact me and message me on here, and I'll give you my personal email address.
President of "The Florida and Georgia Chapter of the Renagade Girls" for the publication Renegade Magazine and our company, Renagade Bikes.
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