I think that the best photographs ever taken were likely unplanned.
You see, I’m one of those people who believes that mathematics are discovered, not created; I also happen to believe the same of photographs. If it’s ever happened to you, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about: as a model, you reach up to tuck your bangs behind your ear and hear, “Wait!!” As a photographer, you suddenly notice the way your subject has twisted allows light to fall across her back dimples so flatteringly and your heart leaps—“Wait!!! Stay right there!”
Then, later, at your desk or in bed on your laptop, you’ll come across the digital image and smile. That’s it, the star image of the entire shoot, not created and kept, but discovered and snatched.
The photographs that impress me the most are raw.
As a philosopher I am positively dedicated to honesty and to truth. Our photographs are a representation of our search for human experiences, and our desire to relate those experiences to others, to connect and to share. The best photographs are the ones that say the most with the least.
As I once heard, a work of art is not complete when one can no longer add anything else, but rather when one can no longer take anything else away.
When I’m working, I like to strike a balance between 25% direction, 75% inspiration.
Give me a jumping off point, and I will work with it, and then twist it, and maul it, until it becomes something else, which you would then tweak with another direction, and we’d begin again. It’s important to me that we try to use as much natural light and as little Photoshop as possible.
Shooting on location is amazing; while studios are a wonderful and necessary tool, shooting in them time and time again can become somewhat stifling. Please tell me if you have a location you want to try! I don’t mind a “Keep Out” or “No Trespassing” sign or two, either ^_~
I am 24 and I have been modeling since the summer of 2011.
I don’t drive yet, so please keep this in mind if you want to work with me. While I do not mind travelling for an hour or two if you would like to come and get me or otherwise provide transportation for me, I will not be willing to do this if you are looking to shoot one time only. It is very important to me to build lasting, working relationships, friendships even, with the photographers I meet. You can only get so much quality work from a first shoot. My rate is $50/hour and that rate does not change based on the nature of the work.
I must give you my rate, as I have to earn a living. I accept payment via cash or PayPal. My limitations are stricter when it comes to male models than when it comes to other female models, ie I will not be kissing any men or doing anything else of the sort~ I will not be having manual or oral sex, simulated or actual, with any women. Also, I will not be posing with you/appearing on camera with you if you are the photographer. I have been hired to model... not to interact with you in any particular way
Essentially, I’m a crazy person.
You never quite know what you’re going to get with me. Shoots will always begin stiff, but I loosen up after a couple of minutes, especially if you can make me giggle ^_^ Some models are extremely skilled at posing, others take direction exceedingly well. Personally, I have been told that my own strength is my expressiveness.
I have 10,000,000 facial expressions and counting, 1 for every photograph that’s ever been taken of me, haha. It has also been said of working with me that the secret is in keeping up with me, since my colors are constantly changing ^_^ I always do my own makeup as well, although of course I am not opposed to working with an MUA, that would be exciting, as I have never done that before ^_^ Please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am excited to work with more of you and expand my portfolio.