Leslie Marie SharpeModel Female Chicago, Illinois, US My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/lesliesharpe
Mayhem # 3259536
About Me[b]WHO I AM [EXPERIENCE, INTERESTS, GOALS][/b]
I used to be an actress and miss it all the time. I don’t have the attention span for deathly boring sources of income and I still like to play dress up, so here I am. Four years ago I moved from Chicago to NYC, where I modeled occasionally for friends and photography students but never had time to take it seriously. Now I’m back in Chicago this year, starting over, and trying to use my time living here again to make freelance modeling a full-time gig while working on music.
I like singing, writing songs, and learning instruments, music and writing in general, acting, psychology, fashion design, the Victorian era and the 1990s and goth kid style nostalgia, magazines, thrift store and street vendor binges, nature, driving, strong personalities, talking to strangers, weird locations, creative collaboration, travel, smoking, and morbid humor. I have a low tolerance for bullshit and a strong appreciation for genuine intelligence.
I want to collaborate with a wide variety of talented minds, explore the visual side of art, embrace my interest in fashion and art direction, meet interesting human beings, travel all over and profit off of work that I enjoy doing, and work really fucking hard for a portfolio that furthers me creatively in every medium.
Conceptual, cinematic-looking work is my favorite, and I’ll always prefer shooting on location in a weird, distant place to shooting against a white backdrop. If the white backdrop is your thing, I’m down for that too. I appreciate photographers who have a distinct aesthetic and create concepts with a narrative or intended emotional purpose. I’d love to work with boutiques and designers. I’m open to nude, pinup, glamour, fashion... throw any idea at me and I’ll consider it. I make my decisions based upon quality, not genres and their associations but [b]please be direct when discussing content.[/b]
I have an extensive wardrobe and I’m competent with my own styling, hair, and makeup; given the choice I’ll do my own rather than requesting an MUA.
There’s a small birthmark on my stomach as shown in my portfolio, and I’ve got 4 tattoos: “listen” on my right wrist, “what matters most is how well you walk through the fire” on my back and right side, and large rose pieces on my left shoulder and forearm. No piercings besides standard ears and a cartilage stud.
[b]BOOKING INFO, RATES, TRAVEL, ETC.[/b]
Hardworking, professional, reliable, adventurous, and I’ll contribute ideas and be responsible for styling whenever it’s welcome. I have a car and am willing to travel within Illinois and the surrounding states depending on the photographer, distance, and compensation.
Rates vary based upon location and content; send me a message and let’s negotiate something. Despite the “take no bullshit” stance I’m reasonable and pretty easygoing. I’m very willing to do TF* work if it’ll add to my portfolio; however, I travel from Joliet to Chicago for most shoots so an understanding of the cost of travel and compensation when it’s possible are much appreciated.
[b]When contacting me please provide details regarding location, concept, compensation, and when you're looking to shoot.[/b] The more information you give at first, the faster I can respond with my availability and set a date. Please message me if you’re interested in shooting!
[quote][b]IDEAS I WANT TO SHOOT[/b]
Androgynous, defiantly ragged and disheveled [Patti Smith inspired]
Clothed in leather, vinyl, and metals in a shower with water pouring down
Pastel innocence and nostalgia on a playground [think The Virgin Suicides]
Lo-fi and surreal with colored lighting: red, blue, green, purple
White lace and elaborate jewelry as if dressed up for a party, but rolling around in mud
Glamorous “weekend morning after” [bedhead and slept-in makeup, fur coats over lingerie and brightly colored tights, on the couch or in bed smoking cigarettes]
Grungy, urban industrial in a broken down city [photographers in Joliet, you already know it’s begging for this type of shoot]
Glitter, sequins, and shine in a black and white tiled bathroom
Sexy stereotypical “private school bad girl” preferably on location in the football stands if it can be done [shot as if it’s in a film, not as if it’s a porn cliché!]
White trash fashion