Elena Siddal: NYC-based art model interested in all things beautiful and bizarre. Redhead with a theatre and dance background. Restless person. Incorrigible romantic. Hedonist. Delirious day dreamer.
Accepting paid work. It is very rare that I will work on a TF basis, and if that is something I'm willing to do with you, I'll approach you!
*Currently willing to shoot TF with folks who have full teams. I'm not agency standard and don't want to shoot fashion, per se (unless you're awesome and specifically want to shoot unusual types!), but I'm very interested in adding some styled images to my portfolio. If you are awesome, have wardrobe, have a great MUA, etc., get in touch. Creativity, vintage, weirdness seriously encouraged. Since I'm looking to fill a specific gap in my port, I am being VERY picky about this!
I’m looking to create emotionally provocative, imaginative, strange, beautiful imagery. I want to tell stories and ask questions. I want to create more work that is raw, personal and vulnerable. Challenge me!
I shoot nudes, but not pornography. While I'm happy to shoot work that is erotic in tone, I don't shoot explicit erotica. If you have a question about my limits, please ask. No video work. No web work.
I pose for both artists and photographers.
NYC based, willing to travel!
Take me somewhere! Anywhere is do-able with travel compensation and enough notice. I love adventures.
The East Coast is easily accessible, though it should be noted that I don’t have a license or a car. I’m freakishly good at navigating public transportation, but please remember that it’s my only option!
E-mail me ( elenasangoire at gmail dot com ) or message me here, and tell me:
-The type of shoot.
-Whether there will be wardrobe/styling provided, and if not, what you need from me.
-Dates/times you are available.
-Where I’m going.
-Type of compensation.
-References! I check them. Very important.
If asked, I have standard rates I can quote you, with discounted half-day and full-day rates. That said, I would prefer it if you simply told me your budget! I'm sure we can arrange something that benefits us both. I don't shoot trade unless I am being compensated in the form of hosting, airfare, wardrobe, etc.
-My hair is naturally red and curly. I’ll straighten it for a shoot if asked.
-My ear lobes are pierced. I have a left side tragus piercing and a right side industrial piercing (at the moment, it's sporting two rings instead of a barbell), neither of which can currently be removed. They’re easily hidden by my hair.
-I’m freckly, with sensitive skin that is prone to random redness.
-All make up in my photos was done by me unless otherwise credited. I’m good at simple things.
A non-exhaustive list of things to know about me, chosen at random:
I went to a conservatory here in New York, where I studied theatre.
I love being introduced to new music.
If I could do no other acting work than but classical theatre, I’d be happy forever.
I watch a lot of nerdy TV. (Read: Buffy, Doctor Who, Being Human, True Blood, Firefly, Game of Thrones, etc.)
I love the Pre-Raphaelites. Could you tell?
I like coffee, I like wine, I like whiskey, I like cheese. These are ways to my heart.
The Sandman should be required reading for anyone who wants to be a human, ever.
I live in a big apartment, and can host traveling models. Just ask!
“To hell, to hell with balance! I break glasses; I want to burn, even if I break myself. I want to live only for ecstasy. Nothing else affects me. Small doses, moderate loves, all half-shades, leave me cold. I like extravagance, heat. Letters which give the postman a stiff back to carry, books which overflow from their covers, sexuality which bursts the thermometer! I’m neurotic, perverted, destructive, fiery, dangerous - lava, inflammable, unrestrained.” — Anaïs Nin