Freya GallowsModel Female Miami, Florida, US
Los Angeles, California, US
San Jose, California, US
My Website: Freya Gallows [dot com]
Mayhem # 533961
IMPORTANT! On November 11, my laptop [not to mention other things of value—like cash that I was on my way to deposit that very morning] were taken from the airport.
The reason this bears mentioning here: I am frantically trying to cobble back together my contacts/schedule/everything [since those records were kept on the computer and, while I have most of my files backed up, I've also lost some of my more recent files], to make sure I don't overlook or fall behind on any communications, but it's been a challenge.
Please, please bear with any delays in my responses [I'm keeping up as best I can with my phone, borrowing computers from friends, and using public computers] and, if we're scheduled to shoot or have been tentatively discussing a shoot, don't hesitate to message me an additional reminder to be on the safe side; in fact, I would very much appreciate it, as it will make it just a little easier for me to do damage control!
This has been a really tough financial [and, consequently, emotional] blow, compounded by the fact that I'm already in the middle of a tour. I am doing my best. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
Things to know:
1. Listed locations = Where I am and/or where I'm going next...NOT where I live. I'm originally from California but have been roaming willy-nilly since 2010.
2. Interested in working with me? If you include your location in the subject line, it'll make my life a lot easier. 8]
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] in order to do it because I love it! [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 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]
Fall/Winter 2015: Farewell-to-the-US tour — NOW BOOKING
Oct 7-12: Seattle
Oct 13-16: Milwaukee
Oct 17-20: Chicago
Oct 22-Nov 3: NYC, NJ, PA
Nov 5-10: DMV
Nov 11-19: TX
Nov 20-29: Jacksonville, FL
Nov 30-Dec 7: West Palm Beach --> Miami
Dec 8-13: Los Angeles
Dec 16-Jan 13: Bay Area, Sacramento, Reno
2016 [rough itinerary, dates TBD]:
Feb-Mar: New Zealand
Mar-May: South Africa
Moving my home base to Australia
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.
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, 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 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 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.
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