First and foremost, thanks for visiting my page! I am Robert Pardue, a senior at Texas Tech University majoring in Criminology and minoring in Theatre Arts and English.
I own a small business making fashion apparel and jewelry, crafted from modified chainmail armor designs (my stuff is a little bit prettier and more colorful than armor, however). As a fashion artist I can make a wide range of maille items, ranging from traditional armor to dancer tops and skirts to bikini tops and bottoms. I'm currently searching for people to model my bikini tops to flesh out my portfolio (every maille bikini I make is street legal, made in a “hybrid” design with both alloy aluminum and neoprene rubber, meaning nothing can be seen underneath), but I have a stock of other items and I’m willing to collaborate on new designs to meet the needs of photographers and models.
There are only a handful (perhaps a half-dozen or less) individuals in the U.S. able to make these hybrid bikinis to such a high standard and craft other such pieces. This is a very specialized field and I am a professional and only accept professional queries concerning my work. So if I add you as a friend or accept your friend request, it means I do want to work with you, even though I don’t have the time to send out hundreds of requests to that effect. My time is limited, but if you like my work do not be afraid to send me a message. Chances are we can work something out!
I hate to have to say this, but again, I am a professional, as most people on ModelMayhem are. But if you want to contact me concerning TFP work, know I am always willing to help you out, but I do request a few things from you:
1. Photographers, have a model in mind when you contact me and a ModelMayhem # if she or he has one. Models, vice-versa.
2. (In the event I ship you my designs) Do not keep my tops or other items for more than 2 months. That is plenty of time to set up and conclude a shoot (ergo have a model or photographer ready before you contact me).
3. IF I request digital copies of the shoot, don’t send me the 150Kb version. That does me no good unless I want to post the pictures on Facebook. Please give me 1Mb or higher files of each photo.