Hello there and thanks for taking the time to read my bio and check out my images!
I have been modeling and acting since the age of 3, ever since I saw my first stage play and realized that I knew what I wanted to do in life. In the beginning I did alot of commercial stuff, (Sears catalogues and Michelin commercials) and was trained at ACT School of Drama in SF for 2 years as a teenager. I have a taken a few hiatuses thru out the years but have been modeling full time again since 2004.
I love collaborating with serious photographers, that have a passion for their craft...and who also realize that if you have to "think outside the box" then you're already trapped in one. I shoot alot of concept photography, something that tells a story and has a defined character, theme/storyline, etc. Shoots that push the envelope and make people THINK. I have the ability to pull off a very wide range of styles and looks....you dream it, I'll become it
I have my "Arsenal of Girls" that are charcaters I work from and I am always adding new characters or fine-tuning the old reliable ones, depending on what a particular shoot may call for. The kind of modeling that I do allows me to blend my two passions, as I view concept modeling as acting for the still camera. I am thankful everyday that I've gotten to make a living at this for the past 23 years.
In addition to artistic photography, I also do alot of pin-up/classic car, lingerie, glamour, portraiture, nudes, fetish, photo-journalism, commercial, fashion, etc. Weird, avant-garde stuff is awesome too. Creating images with like-minded artists feeds me on a deep level and I feel blessed to have gotten to do this for a living, for the better part of my life. I am willing to try new things if it speaks to my sense of style or resonates with my heart.
I require a full CD of all usable images from every shoot I go on in addition to my hourly rate. E-mail me for details on my rates and discounts/specials that I offer. I only do select TF shoots as favors, or if it is a project that is something I don't have in my port already and is so unbelievably unique and cool that I just have to be a part of it! Then and only then will I work for free. If you think you you have a very unique and cool concept or project that you would like to use me for, hit me up and I just might be interested
I am very punctual. I don't flake, and I expect the same from everyone I work with. I work my ass off and put 110% into EVERY shoot that I do, so I love collaborating with ambitious, hard-workers who operate the same way.
You can see more of my online port on my Facebook page as well as my website, which is still partially under construction but should be up and ready for visitors very soon!!
NO porn or stuff that masquerades as something else but is really just porn...thanks but NO thanks.
I shoot artistic nudes but no gratuitous crotch shots.
If we have a shoot set up and you have to cancel within 24hrs, a cancellation fee will apply.
I am happy to now be a part of a super sexy site called Zivity.com....come check it out and show all the girls some love! I am on PaidModels.com as well.
If I FR you, it could mean one of two things: either I really like your work or a wanna shoot with you....or it could mean both! Plus, I love networking with talented people in my area so if you're in the Bay Area and I like your work that could be the reason for the FR. I believe it's important to help eachother up the ladder as much as possible and am not competitive when it comes to fellow models, I love seeing other guys and girls do their thing and be successful at it
I am a sex-educator & have been making people explore their sexual lives for 10 years as a lingerie/corset salesperson & sales associate at a full adult shop, high class. It is part of my passion to help people sexually free themselves from whatever's holding them back from their full potential. I've had the great fortune to work with some incredible "sexperts" in the industry of sex education, etc.
Congrats if you got to the end of this ridiculously long bio!
Contact me if you are interested in hiring me for a shoot, project, event, vision, or dream.
Photographers (within the last 5 years) whose work appears in my MM port:
(a + sign means I'd recommend them to someone else or accept another job from them, a - sign means I wouldn't. Nothing next to their name means I'm neutral)
~Robin Lerios ++
~John Glitsch +
~Brandi Morgan +++
~Chaz Erath ++
~Loren Lloyd +
~Ken Duret - - -
~Paul Montgomery -
~DJ Dougherty +
~Gary Daniels +
~Ashley Vaughn -
~Sean Denny +
~Kira Rose Lillie +
~Rob at Xtreme Imagery +
~Jason Andrescavage -
~Greg Albin +
~Jon Hastings ++
~Rick Castillo ++
~Keana Parker ++
Models who appear with me in my port:
~Kendra Louise Cooley ++
~Barbara "B Rella" +
~Meghan Grant +
~Scott Valentine ++
~Stevie Marsalis aka Ariel VonVargas +
~Jet Lee James +
~Ysabelle the Headless Beauty (mannequin) +
~Richard Colunga +
MUAs, Hairstylists and Wardrobe Stylists:
~Olivia Ette (MUA) +
~Cut-Throat Kelsey (MUA) ++
~Marion (hair) ++
~Kanani Burns (wardrobe stylist) +
~Rick Salas (body painter) +
~B. Larouche (make-up) ++
~Scott Valentine (hair) ++
~Pippi Hard-Socking (make-up/hair/wardrobe stylist) ++
~Mark @ Good Times (wardrobe stylist)+
~Will Jones (hairstylist....amazing!)++
~Quisha Holiday (MUA)+
~Manuka w/Manu Designs (stylist)+
~Anna Kaetlen (MUA)+
~L'Atelier Salon (MUA & hairstyling)+
~Shoreline Beauty School (MUA & hairstyling)+
Events, Videos and Publications:
~SWAT Training Day 2008 for Santa Cruz County. I did role-playing in scenarios to help train SWAT units from 7 different counties. October 2008
~Art Event to Benefit Autistic Children. Was a "live canvas" in body paint, greeting patrons and having my pic taken with them. November 2008
~Interview and photo editorial in Ace Magazine. April 2008 issue.
~B.O.B. "Lonely People" video, (I am 3/4s of the way thru, kicken some major ass in the fight scene!LOL)
~Fashion Show for "Manu" lingerie, runway walk and hosting the debut party.
~"Living History Pin-Up Girl" at the 2009 Annual Hotrods at the Beach event at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk....my company (co-owned by Robin Lerios) "Custom Pin-Up Creations" had a booth and sold photo shoot slots.
~Fashion/Runway "Live Mannequin" 1st Friday Santa Cruz
~Good Times Fashion Issue (female "Burner", lead female "Daredevil". Published early Aug 2012)