NOTICE: I will be unavailable [and possibly will have no Internet access] from early-August to mid-September 2014. I may not be able to respond to messages until late September. Thanks for your patience!
For the curious, I'll be out on the Black Rock Playa building Embrace for this year's Burning Man. It's a veritable structural engineering nightmare: a seven-story-tall set of people-shaped buildings that people can explore [including going up into the heads and looking out of the eye sockets onto the chaos below], entirely covered in wooden "skin" [the interior as well], complete with secret passageways and hidden lanterns and the like. A group of volunteers, myself included, have been working tirelessly on this crowd-funded project for months.
New photo daily
Upcoming: Got something pretty snazzy up my sleeve for Spring 2015
along the East Coast
! It'll be a modeling tour--and a lot more [but I'm keeping the details a secret for now]. Even though it's a ways away, now is a good time to start expressing interest [you'll see why when I announce more details]! Here's the Where-I'll-Be list in its current incarnation; italics indicates "maybes" and will largely depend on photographer interest.
FLORIDA: Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando,
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, as a certified snowsports instructor, as a research assistant at NASA Ames, as a freelance writer and editor, as a trail builder for the National Parks, as a stable hand, and so on.
-I build large-scale projects and the like for Burning Man: been involved in the Pier 2012, the pyrotechnics for Control Tower 2013, Embrace 2014, and I've worked as a golf cart mechanic for DPW.
-Modeling's been my primary anchoring experience 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.
I prefer cash, though in some cases will also accept PayPal or Bitcoin; I do not accept checks.
Case-by-case trade for guaranteed tear sheets in major publications or comparable exposure opportunities that will tangibly advance my modeling career [up to my discretion, and dependent on my availability].
Otherwise, 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. 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]