||Apr 24, 2014
||Apr 04, 2013
MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/jasminesoumei
If you leave a tag, make it personal. Any tags that are "copy paste" that you post on others' pages, I will delete. This means even if you write "Hi (my name)" and then insert your copy&pasted tag and end it with something even a little different, it will be deleted. I'm pretty good at spotting comments that are copy paste. For me it is very unprofessional to read and is not taken seriously. I only care for comments by people who have actually taken the time to look at my port or read my profile or if you are truly interested in working with me (messages preferred).
If you send me a friend request, of course I will accept. I'm not a prude, I welcome everyone ^^ However, on facebook you are welcome to my public page. If we are officially going to work together then there's the possibility of friending my personal account but please know I like to keep this as business first and then after working together we can be facebookfranns! My personal facebook is just as it says, personal. No hard feelings please!
If you want to get a response or a conversation going, hit me up in a message. I'll most likely see it more than a photo comment or tag etc but I try my best to answer to sincere tags.
New York: December/January 2014
New Orleans: February 1-5th 2014
Maryland: February 10-13
New Jersey: February 15 evening
Russia: February 16-17
Egypt: March (Rescheduled due to happenings in the city)
Romania: March 9
Areas in Romania: Pitesti, Bucharesti, Valcea, Timisoara, Cluj
Spain: April 5-14
Denmark: May 2-11th
Germany: No availability at this time (May)
Ireland: mid-end of May-June
Shoot dates TBA, however please look for me in these areas later this year 2014-2015:
Stockholm, Sweden & Malmo, Sweden
Countries I've modeled in previously:
USA (of course), Canada, Russia, Spain, Netherlands, Finland, Italy, Greece, Thailand, Romania, India, France, Bhutan, United Kingdom, China, Israel
Travel dates change here and there, last minute bookings I do sometimes take on if I have some spare time.
PAID WORK ONLY PLEASE
Transportation/Food/Accommodation are separate from my rates.
I write this to be clear so no one has any misunderstandings.
Food can consist of a box of orange juice and a yummy sandwich ;)
Accommodation is only necessary if I travel a long ways and it's more convenient, or of course, if we shoot multiple days. Private room is all that is requested.
If you are worried about my rates, just hit me a message with your budget (separate from transportation/food/accommodation). I'll let you know if I accept or not : ) **You must tell me your budget if you are serious.** If you don't write me your budget then I believe you want to work on a TF basis and I will, in most cases, respond by saying Thank you for your interest but I cannot accept TF.
Don't worry I'm not here to bite your head off. This is my job, I take it seriously and enjoy it too. Please respect this is how I support myself and my family. Sometimes it takes two to bring home the bacon! :) In return you get a well experienced model who is fun, outgoing, friendly, and all that snazz. You won't regret it. As they say, you get what you pay for :p
If you would like to hear reviews from photographers or fashion designers who have worked with me, I can give you a list and you can contact them yourself to ask. :)
I do not post much of my artistic nude work online. I can email some more of my portfolio if interested. However please only inquire if you are serious about working with me.
**My natural hair is black and below my shoulders. I have a variety of wigs that change up my look. For more variety visit my facebook to see more artistic nudes and some colorful wigs. Most of my artistic nude work is not posted but I can email you more of my portfolio. I am very proud of the work. You will be too ^^ **
As a model I have climbed trees, laid on railroad tracks, played in water, hung upside, walked on rope, hung from heights, stood in broken windows, stood on roofs and laid upside down on them too, modeled with reptiles, random barn animals, and more. I give you my all as a model, you'll feel the energy shine through the lens of your camera! As one photographer, Iraklis said, "You have enough enthusiasm and energy for the both of us."
As a model, if you come to me as a photographer and give me your ideas, I like to be shown photographs of your portfolio and the scenery of what you have in mind or example photos. I am the type of person who works organically, when I am on set and shooting the ideas come to me as it happens. I am good at working with what is around me, whether in a blank room or in the sea, or on a road, on a bridge, in a barn... Where ever we are, when shooting on location I am fearless and will interact with the environment.
I am 5"6 but I am a great model (am I allowed to vouch for myself?). In my personal opinion I feel like a very nice height. I know how to wear the right clothes and style them so that I can elongate my body and pose at an angle in front of the camera that helps accentuate my features.
I have even been in over five runway shows and beneficial catwalks. I have my own style of walk but I can also learn how to walk a certain way that is preferred.
I appreciate and adore, working with other models! However, the models should know how to pose themselves, as well as take direction from the photographer. Please do not book me with another model for a nude shoot if they have never done this before or are afraid of touching! In my opinion models must be open to one another in order to allow creativity to flow and to show a relationship within the image. If the other model is uncomfortable seeing another naked body or touching skin against skin, then you will most likely get some sad looking photographs, and although I'd be paid and shouldn't argue, I will say that it would be overall--a waste of time to have shot "for nothing" if the end product is not satisfactory! Do you agree?
I went to a high school in the middle of no where. Before high school I was bullied for either not being White or just being plain dorky. I had messy hair, the wonderfully round geeky glasses, and apparently never heard of a brush. I had friends, don't get me wrong but it wasn't until my sister broke my glasses with her cleavage, that I was given more "in fashion" glasses and people saw me in a whole new light. Yes, it's sad to say that people do base likability upon looks and that's exactly what the modeling industry is. But anyway, to continue:
I became more popular and I wore more crazy outfits, and stopped wearing pajamas to school. I would mix and match some tutus with some nice stockings, and even wear a wedding dress here and there. I was just...happily in love with being "the change I wanted to see" and I guess having more so called "friends" boosted my confidence. I learned that it is sh*tty that looks play such an important role in how people see you, speak to you, and treat you, but you can also use that to your advantage. People listen to people who they respect (even if it is based on looks), and so we can use that in the best way possible! :) I guess that's why when I went to college I was so interested in psychology. Anyway, my goal at the end of middle school and through high school was to make sure people felt comfortable and proud to be who they were. I also wanted to burn the stereotype that "pretty" looking people were "mean" or whatever it was/is.
I ended up loving going to school, made some real great friends, and stood up for people who were picked on. In the end my school was really decent and held respect for others.
I graduated high school early at the age of 16. It wasn't that I was super smart, I'm serious (I'm really not trying to play that "I'm smart" card because I still am terrible at the basics of chemistry and calculus)-- I just put in the extra effort and was motivated to do something more with my life than the regular classes they offered in high school. I wanted more to learn more subjects and to be around people who were just as passionate as I was. So I took extra classes in high school, any class that would fit in my schedule. And when I heard about night school, I took night classes. Whoo! And that's how I ended up at college.
I now have a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Studio Art (double major), and I have also double minored in Dance and Creative Writing. Being a dancer has helped me incorporate different styles and moods into my modeling. It comes rather handy when on set and shooting. I feel comfortable in front of the camera, I was born right out of the lens and when I see a flash and hear a click, it satisfies my thirst and hunger, and helps to keep a roof over my head.
I am fierce and sassy but elegant and classy.
I am open to meeting new people and networking and making friendships as well. I feel that it is important to support one another and promote. Jealousy is a dark flaw. Why waste your negative demeanor and instead admire? I felt that I was ready to join MM because everyone seems very supportive here. I love good thought out CONSTRUCTIVE criticism. If you have any thoughts please share. Always room to improve.
Work: I will not work with you again if you do not live up to your words and give my work credit or if you don't credit me as a model. I support you as much as you support me. It's a mutually beneficial relationship, but if it starts lacking then I most likely will be discouraged from working in the future with you. I want to be proud of the people I work with and vise-versa.
Instead of writing a list of photographers I have worked with and enjoyed meeting, I will make my list much more simple and put below photographer/s who I will never work with again due to lack of respect, and violating terms--ultimately being unprofessional. This could include vulgar sexual remarks, asking for more than what was agreed, lacking professionalism, and so forth.
However, as I would wish to be given the benefit of a doubt if someone wanted to slander me on the internet, I'd say if you are a model that is interested in working with someone listed below please go ahead. Everyone has their own experiences and perhaps your terms of agreement are different and will be followed through with. My personal experiences were unfair and uncalled for. Overall very saddening for me because I would much rather be friends than indifferent about another person's existence in this field. I do apologize if this upsets you for having a negative list rather than positive, but in my point of view I think it is best for others to know it's not always sunshine and rainbows in this field and no one should be taken advantage of or treated improperly:
#1362134 & #1191792 (Same person with two profiles).
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