Leila DeschanelModel Female Seattle, Washington, US
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/therussiangirl
Mayhem # 2336830
My recent/current travel schedule (trying hard to stay home more):
Second half of May: San Diego
IF YOU'RE INTERESTED in engaging me, please send me an email rather than a tag (I read and appreciate the latter, but not regularly... and while I occasionally accept Friend requests from creative people I'm afraid I don't do anything with that aspect of this site).
I'm a Russian part-time model and full-time scientist who lives and works in Seattle. I love modeling, but pick my assignments carefully. I really enjoy working with creative photographers who have fun with their work and who have me try new ideas.
I'm not at all shy and will do tasteful nudes or creative erotic images with the right photographer, but I'm VERY selective about these. Porn masquerading as erotica isn't me, and I don't do "girly" shots... but if the photographer and the scenario feel right I'm not averse to overtly but creative sexual poses as long as the product is classy (rather than tawdry).
I especially love photo shoots that use natural light or the interplay of light and shadow. I LOVE black and white! I'm usually not into super-processed images unless the shot is really creative... I prefer natural looks, even if the models (including me!) have some flaws.
What else? I travel extensively, I love life, and I laugh a lot!
Rates vary depending on the assignment type, but my basic rate is $90 an hour. I'm certainly not super-strict on time, but please note that if you book me for two hours and the shoot extends to three (or something close to it), then I expect to be paid for three.
Please note that - barring unexpected traffic, civil unrest, a meteor strike or miscellaneous Acts of God - I am absolutely reliable and punctual for assignments (so please be the same!) I know there are a lot of flaky models out there, but I'm not one of them. My husband always accompanies me on a shoot, at least the first time; he's non-intrusive and will help out if needed... but there are no exceptions to this, so please don't ask.
I will - very occasionally - do TF if the project is particularly interesting, creative or fun, but these days I'm mostly booking for paid shoots. I receive a fair number of offers here of various types, but simply don't have the time to do most of them (I'm currently doing post-doctoral work in marine science). But if you're seriously interested, please email me and let's chat about possibilities. Thanks for reading.
P.S. GO SEAHAWKS!