Joei Reed

Model Female Durham, North Carolina, US
My Website: Joei Reed's Hats
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/joeireed
Mayhem # 506710

About Me

Hello everyone, please be aware that I am on hiatus for a little while, due to pregnancy.

I specialize in retro/vintage or other historical-style modeling, as well as highly costumed, goth, anime and scifi/fantasy themed shoots. I make hats and costumes (including reproductions of outfits from the 1940s-1950s from the original vintage patterns). I like to use these garments in shoots when appropriate, so I come equipped with a pretty extensive wardrobe. I can also do some vintage hairstyles, and I have some wigs. I am good with make-up. I have experience doing costumes and wardrobe for theater. I am neither desperately young nor rail thin, but I provide a good classic, curvy shape that does well for vintage styling.

I am particularly interested in working with photographers who can provide interesting lighting, perspective or postprocessing, and who are looking for something a little less mainstream. I will not do nude shots. I will do TFP/TFCD work, and I am happy to hear from photographers who might like to shoot with me -- just send me a message. I have studied vintage pinup so I know how to pose, but I am also easygoing and open to ideas, and I genuinely enjoy the process of a shoot. I travel up the Eastern Seaboard quite a bit (I'm originally a NYer and I have family in MD and Ft. Lauderdale, FL) so I am willing to travel to shoots around those areas.

I have an online store for my hats at joeireedhats.etsy.com, and a blog about hat and hairstyling tips at joeireedhats.livejournal.com.

My full portfolio is at: flickr.com/photos/joeireed

I am fortunate to have worked with such great photographers that I don't have the space to show all my shots here, so I try to show images here that give you a sense of the versatility I can bring to shoots. You can also see more pics at myspace.com/joeireed.

By the way, if I comment on one of your photos, it's not empty praise. I don't spend all day commenting, and I really do only comment on photos I actually like. smile

I do get my Model Mayhem messages immediately, but if you want to email me, feel free to do so at joeireedhats@gmail.com.

Credits

Current photos by:
Bohemian Noir Photography
Brian Robichaud
Brian Vetter
Jim Wallace
Alice Volkmar
Steve Reid
Kharisma Jackson
Rob Miracle
Robert F. Mueller
Elise Mueller
Bryan Regan http://breganphoto.blogspot.com/
RTP Photography
Moments Remembered Photography
Tinomuvonga Musingarini
Rebecca Lawrence
Carl Tyer
Reidar Schopp
Matt Myers
Tom Winstead
Danni H/Erodios Photography
Kurt Schlatzer
Massimo Strazzeri
Crystal J. De la Cruz
Alan Pedroso
Magnus Hedemark #715818

---all of whom are great to work with.

I work with hairstylist Lauren O'Steen and she's so amazingly talented. I've also worked with makeup artist Lollycat, and she's also truly great.

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