Video of me working: http://vimeo.com/89790738
I pursue the creation of dreamlike images that seem to be from a different time and a different place that trigger a deep sense of nostalgic reverence while remaining slightly mystical.
I am signed with Intrigue Talent LLC. I do promotional images for local designers, make-up artists, hair stylists, wedding and glamor photographers, fine art photographers, and I have done images for gallery exhibitions. Contact me for rates if you would like me to model for promotional purposes or for gallery exhibitions. I also have runway experience and promotional (brand ambassador and event promotion) experience. You may contact me directly at JoyDeV.Model@gmail.com
I am a certified yoga instructor and dancer with 6 years of professional freelance modeling experience ranging from editorial, fashion, storybook, recreations of paintings, runway, and promotion.
One of my favorite quotes on photography and modeling is that off the 18th century daguerreotypist Johann Kasper Lavater: "The main goal of photography should be to explore the interior of Man by his exterior -- of perceiving by certain natural signs, what does not immediately attract the senses."
Here are some projects that I am conceptualizing and that I need a photographer for (contact me if you're interested):
Waterhouse, "Lady of Shallot" Project: I love Waterhouse's paintings and especially the poem and myth around "Lady of Shallot". I really want to work with a photographer who can capture images that evoke this type of fantasy and mystery.
Contact Improvization Project: I love to dance. I'm especially interested in modern dance. I would love to do a photoshoot with other models where we work with contact improvization, which is basically using the other person's body creatively to expand the movements of your own body.
Mirror Project: I'm addicted to mirrors and the properties of mirrors. I want to design a set for black and white portraits with four mirrors positioned in a diamond shape and tilted outwards with a light above and my body in the center. Kind of an Alice and Wonderland "trapped in the mirrors" vibe playing with the optical qualities of mirrors and the psychological qualities of reflection.
Written Words Project: The Chinese write poetry on their lover's body as a sensual/tantric practice. I'm a writer, and I love words. I would love to do a shot with another female model writing all over my body, wearing kimonos.
I am willing to work on a limited amount of trade shoots if you are a very talented photographer with a great idea, or if you would like to work on one of the above concepts.
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