I REALLY wish this site had some serious standards and limitations. Not to be harsh, just because you pose in front of your cellphone, a friend's camera or a stranger's camera...does not mean you deserve the title of being a model. Hell...I am an experienced, paid and published freelance model but do I call myself one? Not usually. I consider people who are agency represented real models and I am not. I am not saying you can't be incredible if you're freelance :)
I can say the same about photographers. Just because you bought a nice fancy camera and take pictures with it...doesn't mean you're a photographer, either.
TFCD/TFP work: I WILL NOT be interested in any type of work if it is going to take you 4 months to give me ANYTHING. I have done shoots before where I received images within 48 hours. I have done work where I had to wait 2 months. I do understand the business so I do understand that proper editing does take time out of your schedule. I have done trade where practically no Photoshop editing was done...and I have done work where heavy duty editing was performed. I work well with people who communicate truthfully and well. Please be a man of your word. I do ask with CD's or emails with picture files that a model release form is included (with the proper signatures and information) in case I would like to personally print any of my pictures.
I am weary of freelance agents or photographers who ask for more images via cell phone or auditions via webcam. Once you send out an image, you have no control over it as no contract has been signed...so don't expect me to do it. My work should speak for itself. Actual face-to-face meetings are ideal.
Growing up, I did modeling gigs as favors for my photog friends. My modeling career...if you want to call it that...took off not until 2 years ago when I did a pinup shoot as a Valentine's Day gift for an EX-boyfriend. Well, thanks to him, those pictures got a lot of attention...and I guess, the rest is history :)
Now, I can say I am a paid published freelance model. My image has been published in books and advertisements.
Work I have done:
Implied Nude Artistic
Implied nude work I have tried. Definitely an extraordinary art form that I lack experience with. I prefer to work in genres that require clothing. No offense. But not TOTALLY against doing the work...if the shoot idea is tasteful and the method of compensation is upfront and right. As for bashfulness, I am mostly not. Plus, I have done shoots with makeup artists, wardrobe stylists, set assistants and multiple photographers all on one set so being in a group setting doesn't bother me.
Modeling is not my main source of income. My "real world" job is being a cosmetics counter manager. Most of the shoots I have done involved on-set makeup artists. But...I have done my own and others' makeup before. I am the master of the smokey eye :) I also enjoy doing special effects makeup...specifically horror genres. I have a pic in my port that show what I am capable of...me as a zombie :)
I live in Georgia and do have my own means of transportation. But -- me being my own personal driver does limit me only to the South East...unless travel expenses are covered...then I am all yours :)
Escorts: I have never required an escort to come with me onset. I do perform reference checks if you and I have no immediate mutual friends. I do not require an escort per se on every gig I do...if I ever do have to travel out-of-town, there will probably be a close friend with me in town (I don't like traveling to foreign places alone...I mean, who does)...but that doesn't mean I will require them to be onset with me. I never have before. Just putting that out there.
MODELS...interested in working with anyone below? Would you like to know what its like working with the following photographers and makeup artists? The truth? Message my inbox and I will share my experiences.
Fellas?! Model Mayhem is not my personal dating site. So I am not interested in you if you want more than my pretty face for pictures.
I have worked with the following:
PinUpGirl Cosmetics (3)
Olin Dawson (Dudewithacamera) (4)
3/20 Photography (Xtreme Photography) (1)
Sammie Saxon Photography (Pixel Photography) (2)
Jill Welch Photography (1)
Marissafoto (Bella Muse Photography) (1)
Runi Rone Urban Studio (1)
Images by Ed (Ed Barker) (1)
Zack Robinson (1)
Chase Photoz (1)
Walter Lewis Jr (2)
Da Hooligan's Photography (1)
Sean Maxwell Photography (1)
* Rose is an absolute delight to work with. She showed up on time, was prepared, and has a great positive attitude. I would not hesitate to work with Rose again.Â Images by Ed #1794034 *