MelancholicModel Female Ashburn, Virginia, US
Washington, District of Columbia, US
My Website: TumblrMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/melancholic
Mayhem # 2546652
I love my job and wish I could do it for free all the time! However, modeling is my sole source of income, and I just don't have the time for TF shoots these days (with very few exceptions). My rates are standard and (somewhat) negotiable, and I'm willing to discuss trade or discounted rates for wardrobe/flight bookings/accommodations/etc if that's of interest to you. Don't be afraid to ask, but don't be upset if I have to say no--I'm learning the hard way that I can't do it all, no matter how much I wish I could!
I travel about half the time and am available for shoots locally in the DMV area when I'm at home. I tend to book up 2-4 weeks in advance, but occasionally have time for last minute bookings. Message me here or send me an email at email@example.com if you want to set up a shoot!
WORKING WITH ME
I'm easygoing and creative, and work best with photographers who are the same way. I'm willing to try just about anything and have no qualms about getting wet and messy for the sake of a shoot. I'm the opposite of a diva and I try to be as flexible and fun to work with as possible!
I work with photographers of all skill levels, and although I take direction well, I am comfortable posing without it as well, freeing you up to focus on what you need to do. I really love working with newer photographers and helping them build up their portfolios, so please don't be afraid to get in touch!
I particularly enjoy fine art nudes, but I'm interested in glamour, boudoir, fashion (particularly alt fashion/"fashion nudes"), and bodypaint. I am also interested in select erotic work, but I know this means wildly different things to different people. If you're interested in shooting erotic work with me, let's talk first to make sure we're all on the same page.
I prefer to work nude but I can put on clothes if you really want me to... I have a pretty good wardrobe of lingerie/shoes/other odds and ends, so please let me know if you have any requests when contacting me for a shoot. I can do simple makeup on myself, but if you want something more complex, it might be best to get a MUA.
I have a small tattoo on my right wrist and have shoulder-length brown hair. I am fit and take good care of my body (thanks, yoga!). I have some scars on my hands and no piercings. I am clean-shaven all over and plan to keep it that way for the time being.
I just want to include an additional note for anyone interested in shooting outdoors with me. I LOVE to shoot outside! However, I do have a chronic health condition that makes it hard for me to be outside in very high temperatures (over 90°F) for several hours at a time. For any shoot longer than 2-3 hours, I may need to take a short break to cool down inside somewhere before I can continue shooting. I still really love working outside and will give all shoots 100%, but I do like to make people aware of my limitations upfront so we can plan accordingly. Thanks for your understanding!
1/19 - Studio Day at the Carriage House! I will be available for shoots at a discounted rate of $100/hr (includes studio rental fee) between 12-6 pm. Message me for details!
1/19 - Bodyscapes workshop at the Carriage House Studio in Washington, DC - http://www.meetup.com/The-Carriage-Hous … 227588767/
1/23 - Workshop in Seattle, WA
Hope to see you there!
1/22-1/28: Seattle, WA
2/4-2/9 (dates tentative): Miami, FL and Tampa, FL
3/7-3/11 (dates tentative): New Orleans, LA
3/31-4/5: Austin, TX
Upcoming trips to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Portland, Philadelphia...
Get in touch if you want me to come to your town! I'm happy to trade shooting time for flight bookings/paid travel expenses.
AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS
PhotoVogue 1/22/15: http://www.vogue.it/en/photovogue/Portf … 99a3/Image
Uncovered Magazine 5/30/15: http://uncoveredmagazine.com/melancholic/
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"What an awesome model. She has amazing form, will do anything to get the shot and she's fearless. All of which explains why she's so busy and has such a great reputation. Run don't walk to shoot with Erin! She's funny, smart and talented! You can't go wrong with having her as ...your model!" more less
"Truly a talented artist that brings creativity and fearlessness to the table. She's not shy about using her body and talents to get the best shots. She's dependable and professional. One of my favorite Models to work with."
"This is a truly amazing model. She is superb at posing, takes direction well or you can just stand back and let her ad lib for 30 minutes. She is willing to do whatever it takes to get "the shot." A consummate professional, totally drama free, very easy to work. Every shoo...t we've done (and it's 8 at this point) has produced great results. I think the world of her as a model and even more so as a person." more less
"Melancholic is an absolute delight to photograph. She has a wonderfully gentle look, a sweet demeanor, and a physique that would cause most jungle cats to slink away in shame. She has an impressive repertoire of poses and doesn't mind getting uncomfortable or messy to get the ...shot. I very highly recommend her and look forward to shooting her again!" more less
"Melancholic is an incredibly creative, talented, professional and reliable model with whom I hope to continue to work for a long time. We share a passion for outdoor work, even if it means getting covered in mud and sand in oppressive heat. A true joy to work with -- intellige...nt and thoughtful. Thanks, M!" more less