Elisa DandelionModel Female New Orleans, Louisiana, US
My Website: queen dandelionMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/elisabridget
Mayhem # 2994658
I recently relocated to New Orleans and started my first semester of graduate school. I am still accepting paid work on weekends and some weekdays.
September 30-October 3: New York
I am well-educated, outdoorsy, and adventure-seeking. I have a background in modeling for figure drawing classes (since I was 18), and have been modeling for the camera for about 3 years. I find modeling to be a meditative practice and treasure the silent exchange of emotion between model and photographer.
I am comfortable modeling for art nude, conceptual, sensual (but not overtly erotic - see my port for examples or ask me if you aren't sure), glamour and retro/pinup themes. I only shoot tasteful work (at my discretion).
I don't shoot open leg/spread, as I am hoping to have a serious career in the future that I do not want to be hindered by someone's (unfortunate) false impression that I am making "porn."
I don't care if I don't always look "beautiful" or "sexy" in a photograph. I am interested in good concepts, composition, and lighting.
I have a decent sized wardrobe and can do basic hair & makeup (all hair & makeup styling in my portfolio was done by me).
At this time, I am only looking for paid work except in VERY rare cases - guaranteed tear sheets from reputable publications, or full team or high concept/expensive shoot ideas.
My rates are usually negotiable & I prefer if you would tell me your budget up front than to have a back-and-forth. However, if I cut my rates for you, I consider that to be a "partial trade" and I do expect some images in return.
For last minute cancellations (within 24 hours of the scheduled shoot time) I expect to be reimbursed for 100% of the amount I was booked for. If cancelled within 72 hours, I expect 50% of the agreed upon amount.
If you are interested in doing a trade shoot with me and have something other than money to offer let me know. I will trade my modeling time with other model(ographer)s. I will possibly trade for photographic equipment, especially film/lenses/darkroom access.
If you are someone who thinks that the exchange of money ruins the "collaborative" nature of a shoot, then let's make it truly collaborative - give me access to all of the raw images, the right to edit them and to sell prints of anything we create together.
I travel often and will travel to you if my expenses are taken care of.
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