Freya GallowsModel Female Boulder, Colorado, US
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Reno, Nevada, US
My Website: Freya Gallows [dot com]
Mayhem # 533961
READ THIS, PLEASE:
1. Listed locations = where I'm going next [i.e., where I'm currently booking work for]...NOT where I live. I currently have no home base. Inquire directly for details.
2. Interested in working with me? If you include your location in the subject line, it'll make my life a lot easier and score you instant points. [Making the subject line "photo shoot" or "hi freya" or "job offer" or something else ambiguous will have precisely the opposite effect.]
3. Paid inquiries only. Whether this is a hobby or a full-time job for you has no bearing on the fact that this is my livelihood and I pay [literally: overhead and travel costs, unbillable hours; abstractly: opportunity costs, lack of upward mobility or benefits] in order to do it because I love it and while I'm genuinely eager to participate in your art, I also deserve to be compensated for that participation [i.e., arguments about "art for art's sake" will fall on deaf ears...even a model's gotta eat].
4. As a freelancer, my reputation is part of my job. Want to check more references before contacting me? Scroll through my TAGs or my list. If that's not enough, feel free to ask for additional references with your inquiry. 8]
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Travel for the remainder of 2016 is currently pending due to a few potential opportunities [inquire directly for up-to-date booking info/scheduling; if you are serious about working together I can plan my travels around you].
Here's what I can tell you:
A. I'm currently knocking around the idea of doing this "optimal" road trip around the US:
http://www.randalolson.com/2015/03/08/c … s-the-u-s/
...which would allow me to hit a lot of cities/suburbs/towns that I normally don't visit [in other words, if you want to shoot and I've never come to your city...this is your chance, so get in touch, even if you're not quite en route!]
B. I am planning to move to Australia between late 2016 and early 2017 with a one-year working holiday visa.
Rates and policies vary somewhat by country [striking a balance balance between exchange rates to USD and the local cost of living], but are fairly consistent overall.
FYI: In the US, I charge $125/hour with a two-hour minimum for standard one-on-one shoots.
I'm a "take it or leave it" kind of gal and am generally uninterested in haggling [after all, I didn't get into modeling in order to sit in front of a computer negotiating back-and-forth for hours with each person...I got into modeling in order to meet and create with people around the world].
Deposits are usually optional, but always encouraged and appreciated! I am very grateful to the photographers who have extended their good will by offering deposits, which make the life of a traveling model that much smoother.
I prefer to use Stripe for deposits, though PayPal is also an option for those with a strong preference; usually I ask for 50% up front and the other 50% at the shoot.
Example cases where I may require a deposit:
—You're booking me for a half day or longer
—You're the first/only person to book me in a particular city and I'm structuring my travel plans around your booking
—Working with you would require me to make a specific detour just for you
—You've been deemed a possible cancellation risk by other models
Also, in instances where a booking conflict arises [i.e., two photographers want the same time/day and I can't accommodate both], then priority goes to whomever has paid a deposit.
Fun stuff [i.e., you don't have to read this, but it's here for those interested]
-I rock climb, scuba dive, do yoga, am a general mover and shaker and incidental athlete. I can limbo like a boss. In Spring 2015, I rode my bicycle from Key West, FL to Bar Harbor, ME—and modeled in big cities along the way!
-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, remodeling houses, 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. In 2015 I built and did pyrotechnics for the Mazu temple, an interactive temple [complete with fire-breathing dragons] funded by a Taiwanese artist collective.
-Modeling's been my primary anchor for six 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 I can get away with. More recently, I've backpacked through Southeast Asia, Yosemite, and parts of Northern California, and did my first Australian modeling tour from Brisbane to Hobart. I've toured the North Island of New Zealand [my original three-month tour was cut short by an emergency back in the States] and want to return in the near future to hit both islands!
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"Freda was a joy to work with. She is very personable, creative and talented. Freda had much to offer in the way of artistic creativity. I look forward to working with Freya again soon."
"Freya is one of the most interesting people you will ever meet and she's absolute magic in front of the camera. Highly recommended!"