**UPDATE 1/28/2014: I am currently living in upstate New York. Unfortunately, I am dealing with a serious family illness which means that I am only doing extremely selective PAID work. My previous plans to move to New Orleans have been indefinitely postponed. To everyone I have spoken with about shooting on my way down, I will be in touch.**
Rough schedule of my whereabouts:
Now: Hudson Valley, NY (with occasional trips to NYC)
[potentially willing to travel to PA, MA, CT, NJ]
Future ???: Road trip to New Orleans! If you'd like me to try and stop on my way down and shoot with you, send me a message!
TENTATIVE roadtrip stops:
I am an artistic-outdoorsy-intellectual living in upstate New York (Dutchess County). After years of sitting behind the canvass in figure painting classes, I decided to start playing the role of the model.
While I am interested in modeling for a variety of concepts/genres, I will not do anything pornographic, overly erotic/fetish or that I personally find distasteful. That being said, I am comfortable with nudity as long as it is artistically purposeful.
I am not interested in always looking "beautiful" or "sexy" in a photograph. I am interested in good concepts, composition, and lighting.
I have an interesting wardrobe and can do basic hair & makeup (all hair & makeup styling in my portfolio was done by me).
At this time, I am primarily looking for paid work. My rates are usually negotiable & I prefer if you would tell me your budget up front than to have a back-and-forth. If you can offer me even a small amount of compensation or have something particularly useful to trade I will be much more likely to schedule a shoot with you than if you ask me to model for free. Right now I am looking for photographic equipment (I like shooting film, mainly), models, and darkroom access/services...if you can provide these (or are a "modelographer" looking to do a trade shoot) please contact me regarding a trade.
Traveling is welcome as long as you give me advance notice and I receive fair compensation.
Shoots must be set up either through MM messaging or email so that I have a written record of my schedule. I am happy to confirm a shoot via phone conversation after all the details have been worked out in writing.
It's very helpful if you put your LOCATION as the subject of a private message so that I can keep organized and stay in touch if I am going to be in your area.
Looking forward to meeting you & possibly becoming your muse!
P.S. I am also an artist, focusing mainly on photography right now but relatively new to photographing models. Other models interested in doing a trade feel free to contact me! You can see my photographer profile here