BIG FAT SPECIAL OFFER/REQUEST:
Photographers the world over: if you donate a requisite amount [PM me to discuss] to this absolutely AMAZING project, I will do a shoot with you for free [length will depend on donation amount]. This applies to virtually everyone virtually everywhere.
Embrace is being made by a bunch of scraggly ragamuffins who are fueled on passion alone [i.e., volunteering months of blood, sweat, and tears] and is going to make a ton of people cry, laugh, and lose their minds.
Please message me to discuss exactitudes/logistics of this arrangement in advance. Donations must be made by May 12th, 2014, 5:03 PM EST.
I will find my way to you [depending on where you are] as soon as possible--from now at the earliest, to the end of 2015 at the very, very latest [if you happen to be in some far-flung land].
Link is below:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/17 … g-man-2014
April 2, 2014: Finally giving tumblr a try. Check for absolute-newest work.
Location: Where I am/where I'm going, not necessarily where I live
STATUS QUO: My first-ever tour of Australia, March-June 2014.
ii. Upcoming travel*
April 21-28 - Launceston, TAS
April 29-May 2 - Brisbane, QLD
May 3-7 - Melbourne, VIC
iv. Goal: Model in every state and internal territory! What I've hit so far:
South Australia check
New South Wales check
Australian Capital Territory check
WA and NT will have to wait till next time...being pulled back to the States.
MODUS OPERANDI: I'm a trooper.
Sporting an "all natural" aesthetic, I'm free of inks/metals/plastics, blessed with well-behaved skin [in most of my photos I'm either completely barefaced or just wearing a tiny bit of lipstick or mascara], and maintain free-range hair.
I've been throwing myself into artistic and commercial visual media projects for the last five years; my scope is international, though I originally hail from the States.
Besides a travelling model, I am and have been many other things, too: a certified ski instructor, a scuba diver, a massage therapist, a rock climber, a yoga junkie, a golf cart mechanic, a stable hand, a freelance writer, a festival coordinator.
Working for the US NPS, I once lived a primitive outdoor stint in the mountains for six months straight, bathing in snow melt and doing intensive trail work and hoisting power tools at elevations exceeding 13,000 feet above sea level [so, in case you're worried that your concept may be physically demanding: I can hang].
Modelling aside, in my lifetime I have worked everywhere from NASA to the Burning Man DPW.
I continually use these experiences to bring an element of depth, adaptability, and consciousness to my modelling work.
I am a challenge fetishist, a debonair dirtbag, an ex-academic, a feral cat, a paramour of Serendipity, a purveyor of Chaos. My table manners are horrible and border on obscene.
In my communications I am practical; in my plans I am extravagant.
In my work I am exhaustive; in my play I am cathartic.
I believe in candor [read that one twice], introspection, skepticism, compassion, goofiness, and universal self-respect, and I generally enjoy this whole Being Alive Thing.
Photographers and artists: don't hesitate to challenge me!
The variety I encounter as a model [people, places, creative scenarios] is what keeps me hooked on this profession.
I do not just stand there [unless that's the idea].
I will subject myself to extreme discomfort [within the bounds of safety] in the name of a higher objective, I push my own limits, I take pride in being an inspiration to others and in taking inspiration myself.
There are a squillion photographers who would attest that I've invested myself in their plateaus and helped them break through to new creative ground [references and testimonials available on request--or you can simply scour through my old TAGs].
Summarily, much more goes into my end of each collaboration than a mere carcass. 8]
ET ALIA: Returning to the States in May!
May 2014-Feb 2015: Limited availability most of the time, but willing to take a couple selective out-of-state USA trips if so enticed [locations TBA, see list. More local availability through CA [Sac, GV, SF Bay Area] and NV [Reno/Tahoe]. Will begin outlining trips in May 2014, when I return to the States.
March-July 2015: Super snazzy adventure of gargantuan proportions. Keeping it under wraps for now while I'm still focused on Australia, but stay tuned to learn how you can be a part of it! 8]
Winter 2015: ...Southern hemisphere? Australia, Southeast Asia, South America?