Please do not put my work in "wish to recreate" lists.
Objections to our own skin is ridiculously irrational, body shame is not natural - nudity is. - Muse
Muse is my birth name not an alias
No artificial additives or preservatives.
Age Range: 24-29 (not photoshopped!)
I am my husband's muse. 90% of this portfolio was created by just the two of us.
I'm responsible for all post-production, hair, makeup, styling, concept and location on all images (in this portfolio).
I do occasionally (rarely) muse for others (less than 1% of the people who contact me) but feel free to write, maybe we'll connect (money will not sway me). Basically I'm not for hire, either I want to work with you or I don't, if we both feel the same way then that's fantastic, if we don't - c’est la vie.
I am deeply in love with the arts, with creativity, acting, writing, photography... these things are neither hobby nor work... they are intrinsically a part of me, who I am (who I've always been). Yes this is how I make my living, but I would have chosen this path even if the results had left me penniless.
Self portraits: http://muse1908.deviantart.com/gallery/45568563
I always strive to be unique and I never imitate others. Imitation is not "the greatest form of flattery" it is merely the mark of a blunt and ordinary mind.
All my locations are real, as are the sets, backgrounds, props etc. Always.
None of my images are directed, always my own poses.
I never let vanity hinder my work.
I've turned down Playboy (according to them - that makes me clinically insane).
I'm passionate, expressive, intense, never satisfied... (a perfectionist).
Signed commercial model for over 10 years (not with a tinpot agency).
I am not a follower, I dance to my own tune...
TRAINING & SKILLS
3 year degree (BA) in acting/dramatic art.
1 year graduate diploma in theatre directing (RADA).
Professionally trained MUA (Jemma Kidd make up school).
Image retoucher/post production - 6 years working experience (high end).
Designer specializing in couture raw silk and antique lace corsets and gowns, please see my portfolio for samples. Everything I create is unique, one of its kind. http://muse1908.deviantart.com/gallery/523928
Art director for photography/film/theatre - 5 years working experience as an assistant director.
In addition to all that I'm also a freelance writer (Times, Metro, Stage, Grazia).
Please feel free to contact me for more info/references/agencies etc.
Limits: My portfolio reflects what I'm comfortable with.
Please excuse me if I take a little-while to reply to e-mails... I have 4 different jobs within the art industry - so it's hectic!
If you feel that your mail has been overlooked completely (especially if marked as "unread") then please do write again, don't be afraid you'll be hassling me; perseverance is often necessary - I genuinely receive a lot of mail each day.
No retouch, no makeup, no hairbrush! Shot by my husband on a pocket camera.