Hello MM World~
Thank You Bunches for taking the time to stop by my page & check out my portfolio. I really appreciate every comment, tag, message etc. I consider myself a very electic spirit with no real signiture style. I just wear whatever I like, not really following anyones guidelines. I was born and raised in San Fernando Valley, SoCal as the only child of a single mom, with whom I owe the world!!! At 11 we moved out here to Wichita, KS....needless to say it was a major change for me, 1 that at times I hated but as I have grown up I have come to truly understand & respect her decision. Even growing up near LA & Hollywood I never really had aspirations to be in movies, music, television. I have however always loved the art of photography, especially of people. I remember being a child & looking through magazines at all the pictures of the beautiful women, with their pretty makeup & done up hair. I always thought it must be fun to live a life of playing dress up. But as I grow up the thought of actually modeling personaly wasnt something I thought about. I knew from a very young age that I was going to be short & that most models were tall. But in the back of mind the thought never really died.
When I was 22yrs old I got an opportunity to work with a local photographer who worked with a good friend of mine, an opportunity that would change alot of different aspects of my life. I LOVED IT...EVERY INDIVIDUAL PART!!! I loved collaberating on photoshoot ideas & themes, helping to pick out the wardrobe, having my hair & makeup done or even doing it myself. I loved being infront of the camera, I loved that it wasnt near as easy as I thought it was going to be. Trying to find the right pose, having to focus on every part of your body & your face all at once for the perfect picture. It was exhilirating. I love each photoshoot I do & it is important to me that we have fun. It shouldnt be a stuffy experience. We should be able to joke around, give feedback, enjoy the experience itself and not just the finished products.
I am open for lots of different styles of modeling/photography. I dont want to stick to just one, I want to try lots of options & see what challenges & rewards each one brings. Some personal goals of mine are to do shoots involving all kinds of animals, cars, motorcycles, in &/or underwater & body painting. I also enjoy shooting styles like casual, edgy, lingerie, glamour & implied nudes. I do not do full nude shots, I would much rather come up with different & creative ways to do implied nudes. I do like to do shoots involving light play, such as covering the private parts of my body in shadows or doing silhouettes.
I know the chances of ever making this a profitable career are very slim and thats absolutly ok with me. My reason for modeling is the experience of the entire process & sharing that with someone with simular creative paths & seeing what all of our work, preperation & dedication can produce!
So if you like my port please leave me a comment, tag or send me a message. I would love to hear what you think, including any criticisim. If you would like to set up a shoot with me I would love to know so please dont hesitate to ask. If its something I am not in anyway interested in doing I will let you know & hope there is another project we can work together on. I look forward to hearing from any of you & do hope we will be able to create some beautiful work together in the near future.
Thanks for stopping by, Kelli~Mikel!
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