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Interviews:Interview by Can Ozelgun
; October 2014Promo video by Bret Salinger
; April 2014Video by Bastardartist
; throwback to 2010
I. FALL 2014: Unavailable; little to no Internet access [thanks for your patience]
II. WINTER 2014/2015: Moving to New Mexico; resuming modeling, and planning/preparing/training for...[drumroll]...
III. SPRING 2015: East Coast Bike Tour!!
A. I'll be traveling up the entire Atlantic Coast...
B. ...via bicycle...
C. ...stopping in major cities [listed below] to book photo shoots while resting my legs...
D. ...and also working on some personal art/journalism projects, looking for models, photographers, and interesting people to participate.
This trip's been about a year in the making! Now's not too early to start expressing interest. Circumstances for bookings will be a little different for this trip [since the circumstances for this trip are quite different]; more details will be posted soon. 8]
Here's the Where-I'll-Be list in its current incarnation; italics indicates "maybes", but I will only consider them with significant photographer interest.
FLORIDA: Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Jacksonville
SOUTH CAROLINA: Charleston
NORTH CAROLINA: Wilmington, Charlotte, Asheville, Greensboro, Raleigh
VIRGINIA: Richmond, Alexandria, Springfield, Arlington
MARYLAND: Rockville, Baltimore
NEW YORK: New York
MASSACHUSSETTS: Boston, Cambridge
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Manchester
-I rock climb, scuba dive, do yoga, am a general mover and shaker and incidental athlete. I can limbo like a boss.
-I've worked as a Thai massage therapist at an upscale spa in Mammoth, a certified snowsports instructor, a research assistant at NASA Ames, a freelance writer and editor, a trail builder for the National Parks, a stable hand in Utah, driving heavy machinery in North Dakota, and so on.
-I build large-scale projects and the like for Burning Man: in 2012 I was with the Pier and worked as a golf cart mechanic for DPW, in 2013 I built the pyrotechnics for the Control Tower [did all the plumbing myself], and in 2014 I spent six months building Embrace, a seven-story structural engineering nightmare shaped like two giant people.
-Modeling's been my primary anchor for five years, but my other recurrent pursuits include music and writing.
-I've got the travel bug and spend as much time living out in the woods, out of my car on the open road, or hidden in far-off corners of the world out of a backpack as often as I can get away with. In 2014 I backpacked through Southeast Asia, Yosemite, and parts of Northern California, and did my first Australian modeling tour from Brisbane to Hobart, in addition to spending six months building Embrace.
Cash is preferred, though in some cases will also accept PayPal or Bitcoin; I do not accept checks.
My rate is presently not negotiable and begins at $125/hour with a two-hour minimum for standard assignments. Both for the sake of those who hire me [who deserve to get a presentable bundle of creative verve--not a burnt-out model who's already had three shoots that day] and for my own well-being, I opt for quality over quantity so that every one of my clients is ecstatic with my performance and our results. If working with me is important to you, please respect that while I love this job, it is actually a job, not just a frivolous indulgence or hobby, and budget accordingly. 8]
Exception: If you are providing me with hosting, food, and local transit, I am happy to do a short shoot for free, or a longer shoot at a discounted rate.