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NOW BASED PERMANENTLY IN DALLAS, TX .
AVAILABLE FOR BOOKINGS FOR AGENCIES, GROUPS AND OTHER CLIENTS.
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INFO BELOW BEFORE SHOOTING WITH ME:
We are making moves in the area where true models want to be. Paid and exposure
opportunities. Travel and even positions with the company will follow. If you contact me but burn bridges now you may regret it later in a few months. Stay focused and
get on our list of exclusive models.
SERVICE PROVIDERS: (MUAS AND HAIR STYLISTS AND FASHION STYLISTS)
IF YOU WANT TO WORK WITH ME. I WOULD SUGGEST YOU TAKE THE TIME TO
STUDY POLISH, UK, RUSSIAN, ASIAN, TURKISH, AND OTHER STYLES OF DRESS,
CULTURE, ATTITUDE AND HISTORY. BRING ME EDGE NOT EVERYDAY. VOGUE AND THESE OTHER MAJOR PUBLICATIONS ARE THE WAY THEY ARE BECAUSE PEOPLE
CREATE WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE PAST AND HOW IT TIES WELL IN THE PRESENT.
YOU ARE NOT GOOD AT WHAT YOU DO IF YOU CANNOT ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE TO
GO BEYOND THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE YOU. THIS IS WHAT I EXPECT FROM MYSELF. I AM LOOKING FOR 2011 TO BE A YEAR WHERE WE ALL PUSH EACH OTHER TO EXCEED THE LIMITS OF OUR TALENTS. LEAVE THE BASIC STUFF FOR THE NEWBIES AND THE HOBBYISTS.
IF I SELECT YOU FOR A SCREENING SHOOT AND PORTFOLIO PRODUCTION SHOOT THEN THAT HAS NOT CONFIRMED THAT YOUR LEVEL OF MODELING IS WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR. NOR DOES IT VALIDATE YOU AS A MODEL. IT DOES INDICATE THAT I SEE THE POTENTIAL WHILE AT THE SAME TIME I WANT TO SEE HOW MUCH YOU CAN BE PUSHED. I WANT TO SEE IF YOU HAVE MAINSTREAM APPEAL. I WANT TO SEE IF YOU ARE A HOBBYIST OR A DETERMINED, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND EVER EVOLVING CANDIDATE. CAN I MOLD YOU? ARE YOU WORTH ME BRINGING IN HAIR, MAKEUP AND MY SERVICES TO BRING TO YOUR PHYSICAL PRINT PORTFOLIO THE IMAGES NEEDED
TO SHOP AND CONVEY YOU TO THE INDUSTRY.
I AM TRYING TO SEE IF YOU RESPECT THIS INDUSTRY ENOUGH TO EARN YOUR WAY LIKE THE OTHERS IN THE BUSINESS HAVE. IF YOU LIKE MY WORK YOU'LL UNDERSTAND I PUSH MYSELF AND AM NEVER SATISFIED, REGARDLESS OF COMPLIMENTS. BECAUSE I KNOW MY POTENTIAL AND I REFUSE TO FILL MYSELF WITH
BLINDED SELF-GRANDIOSE PERCEPTIONS. I WANT MODELS WHO KNOW IF THEIR PORTFOLIO REALLY WOULD BE ACCEPTED BY MAJORS OR NOT. I WANT MODELS WHO CAN LOOK AT MY WORK AND SAY "IF MINE IS NOT BETTER THAN THAT. THEN I NEED IMPROVEMENT."
SO IF I CHARGE YOU ANYTHING. THEN KNOW IT WILL BE PENNIES COMPARED TO WHAT I COULD CHARGE. ALSO, KNOW THAT I BRING TO THE TABLE EXPERIENCE,
TALENT AND INSIGHT THAT IS INVALUABLE. MY VALUE IN MOST CASES CANNOT BE MEASURED BY YOUR PERCEIVED VALUE OF YOURSELF TO ME. I HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO TAKE A NEWBIE/NON-EXPERIENCED MODELS AND SHOOT THEM AND BUILD THEIR PORTFOLIO IN SUCH A WAY PEOPLE WOULD THINK THEY'VE BEEN DOING IT FOR YEARS. I CAN PROVE MY WORTH BY ACTIONS AND NOT BY PROPAGATION OF EGO. I AM HERE TO HELP MODELS AVOID SCAMS, OBTAIN RIGHT INSIGHT AND GET EXPERIENCE THAT THEY WOULD OTHERWISE NOT RECEIVE. SO PROPERLY UTILIZE
ME AND MY TIME IF I CONTACT YOU.
(Urban Mainstream magazine)
(UM Teen Magazine)
IF YOU NEED AN ESCORT I AM ABSOLUTELY OK WITH THAT. ALL
TEENS UNDER 18 DEFINITELY NEED AN ESCORT. ESCORTS ARE NOT
ALLOWED FOR PRIVATE GROUP SHOOTS. DUE TO THE NATURE OF COMMERCIALS
AND INFORMATION DISCLOSED AT SHOOT.
HOWEVER, PLEASE ONLY BRING ONE. If you bring your kids, pets,
and more than one person I will not work with you ever. If you
bring someone who can't have a seat in the area provided then
I will not work with you ever. Also, while shooting you I'm not in the
mood of taking directions from escorts. Handle any personal matters
with your escorts (boyfriends, husbands, etc) before you see me.
FEMALE ESCORTS BRINGING ESCORTS KEEP IN MIND:
*THERE MAY BE OTHER MODELS PRESENT SO WHATEVER THEY ARE
SHOOTING YOUR ESCORT WILL BE EXPOSED TO. I WILL NOT ADJUST MY
SHOOTING IN MY STUDIO BECAUSE YOU BROUGHT MINORS. I HONESTLY
DON'T EVEN WANT TO KNOW YOUR ESCORTS ARE AROUND BECAUSE I AM
NOT SHOOTING THEM BUT YOU.
ALSO, CONSIDER WHO YOU BRING WISELY. DEPENDING ON SPACE WHEN I TRAVEL SHOOT. ESCORTS AT THE ACTUAL SHOOT MAY NOT BE FEASIBLE. ESCORTS ARE TYPICALLY WHEN I AM IN DALLAS AT MY MAIN SPOT. BRINGING SOMEONE WHO
IS IN A HURRY, JUDGMENTAL OR NOT FULLY AWARE OF WHAT YOU SHOOT
IS NOT WISE. MALE ESCORTS WILL NEVER BE ALLOWED IN THE STUDIO
WHILE SHOOTING ANOTHER FEMALE MODEL WHO MAY BE PRESENT. IT'S
UNCOMFORTABLE FOR THEM BECAUSE TO MANY OF THESE "ESCORT" MALES
ARE ALWAYS CAUGHT GAWKING AT THE WOMEN.
DURING MAGAZINE PRODUCTION SHOOTS WE NEED ALL THE SPACE
POSSIBLE FOR MODELS/MUAS/HAIR/SHOOTING. SO ESCORTS CAN BRING YOU
BUT WILL HAVE TO WAIT IN THEIR VEHICLES. OUR SPACE IS VERY LIMITED.
Artistic nude pics are for an upcoming Private Gallery Project. They will never be posted online but for private gallery exhibition via wall size prints. Model can get
images for personal printing but must pay $10 per image. Again, images cannot be
placed online in any way.
**************2010/2011 POLICIES ****************
SCREENING SHOOTS ARE NOT FREE SHOOTS THEY ARE TESTS:
RULES: IF YOU WANT THE SCREENING IMAGES
*I WILL DO A 90 MIN SESSION IN ORDER TO REVIEW YOUR LOOK FOR UPCOMING MAGAZINE AND SHOOT PROJECTS. ONLY AT MY LIMITED DISCRETION.
*IMAGES MUST BE RETOUCHED PRIOR TO RELEASE BY YOU.
*YOU WILL RECEIVE 3 LOOKS.
*A MINIMUM OF 8 IMAGES MUST BE RETOUCHED: General Service: $10 PER IMAGE
Glamour/High Fashion Retouch: $25 per image PAID DAY OF SHOOT.
*COME BASIC MAKEUP/HAIR READY.
If you expect to receive IMAGES from a shoot with me You MUST BRING A JUMP DRIVE FOR IMAGES. NO JUMP DRIVE NO IMAGES. A minimum 2 gig drive that is
empty is best. I DO NOT BURN CDS NOR DO I EMAIL PICTURES FROM SHOOT UNLESS
THEY ARE RETOUCHED IMAGES.
TRADE FOR PRINT:
ALL MAGAZINE RELATED SHOOTS MODEL WILL RECEIVE (TEARSHEETS, A CHOICE OF
1 IMAGE PER LOOK WITH LOGO AND POSSIBLE MAGAZINE INTERVIEW FEATURE) AND CONTACT SHEET OF WHICH WILL BE PROVIDED WITHIN 24 HOURS OF PRODUCTION SHOOT.
(IF YOU HAVE NEVER SHOT WITH ME THEN IT IS A "TEST SHOOT" or "SCREENING SHOOT". )
PORTFOLIO Booster Shoot:
Models wanting to participate in a mini - photoshoot whereas they will receive select images. Models can bring only three outfits of their liking. Fee: $225 which includes Makeup & Hair.
This shoot is for those who are looking to add to their port immediately without the cost of a full shoot. Plus, this is a way to get quick agency grade images for your physical portfolio you will need for casting calls and agencies.
PLAN TO BE EARLY. $2 per min LATE FEE NO EXCEPTIONS OR NO SHOOTING. The late fee starts the 1st minute pass your scheduled time. PRETEND IT'S A JOB INTERVIEW YOU NEED.
GET ALL DIRECTIONS AND DETAILS HANDLED WHEN YOU BOOK THE TIME. PLEASE DON'T CALL ME THE DAY OF THE SHOOT ASKING FOR DIRECTIONS AND DETAILS. BE ON POINT FROM THE BEGINNING.
ALL INTERESTED MODELS PLEASE READ:
IT IS SAD TO KNOW THAT SO MANY WOMEN SHOW UP WITH NON MAINTAINED HAIR,BAD NAILS, MUSTACHES, HAIR ON CHIN, LONG NOSE HAIR, UNDONE HAIR, NON ARCHED OR WELL DONE EYEBROWS, UNSHAVEN AND SUCH. A LOT OF THESE YOUNG LADIES DON'T EVEN TAKE THE TIME TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR SKIN AND BODY ODORS PROPERLY. Also, models stop taking 10 to 20 minutes to change. Quick moving Fast thinking right down to the Modern Times. I can't spend all day waiting on you to change. You should know your clothes by now. Make sure your clothes don't have holes, strings, lint balls and or come out looking all wrinkly, come prepared. PLEASE COME YOUR BEST. YOU SHOULD NEVER TEST OR SHOOT WITHOUT HAVING YOUR HAIR, MAKEUP,
CLOTHES, AND BODY 110% ON POINT. FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE LASTING.
COMING PREPARED MEANS:
*MY STUDIO IS NOT A HAIR SALON SO COME WITH YOUR HAIR READY TO SHOOT.
TO MANY MODELS HAVE FOUND IT NECESSARY TO MAKE A MESS AND NEVER CLEAN UP BEHIND THEMSELVES. SO IF WE ARE NOT DOING YOUR HAIR YOU SHOULD DO IT BEFORE YOU ARRIVE.
*COME MAKEUP READY. AGAIN, UNFORTUNATELY, SO MANY YOUNG WOMEN HAVE "CLEAN UP BEHIND THEMSELVES" ISSUES LIKE THEY ARE PREPPING IN AN ALLEY. SO
DUE TO THIS IF WE ARE NOT DOING YOUR HAIR AND MAKEUP COME ALREADY PREPPED.
*****CASE OF THE ESCORT NASTINESS*****
I HAD A MODEL BRING AN ESCORT WHO LITERALLY WAS CLIPPING THEIR FINGERNAILS ON THE FLOOR AND LEFT IT THERE. WOW!!! THAT TEST SHOOT LASTED 10 MINUTES.
READ BEFORE CONTACTING US.
BRING ONLY ONE PERSON. IF YOU ARE A SERIOUS MODEL YOU WILL BRING A MAKEUP ARTIST.
BE ON TIME! Act and be professional and you will be treated as such. We do not care about any personal reasons why you are a no show or late. Plan to be early and you will be on time. My time is valuable and my shooting skills are not of an Amateur.
As a serious note:
My studio where 90% of all my shoots take place is in home. This is economical for me especially with the unnecessary cancellation of models and those who do not want to pay the proper rate. However, my work and level of shooting is the main reason you shoot with me. I don't use bed sheets, dingy garages,
or anything that will take away from the quality of shots. I have several colored walls and colored seamless paper backdrops.
Photo of me by my personal photographer: Aisha - www.FunkyUrbanChick.com
Samples from my website:
***WE CAN BOOK VERY QUALIFIED HAIR STYLISTS AND MUAS WHO DO EXCELLENT WORK. A HIGH QUALITY PRESENTATION AS A MODEL CAN'T BE ATTAINED TRYING TO GET EVERYTHING FOR FREE. PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION REQUIRE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES. I AM HERE TO HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOALS***
Regular rates with policies: visit - http://www.PhotosbyShinobi.com
RESCHEDULING: There is a $35 additional rescheduling fee if you cancel an appointment and need to reschedule. NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS FEE AT ALL.
PLEASE KNOW YOUR SCHEDULE.
All deposits are non-refundable UNLESS WE CANCEL THE SHOOT.
$2 PER MINUTE LATE FEE. MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO SERVICES.
MAKEUP SERVICES START AT: $45 HAIR SERVICES START AT: $35
(YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN LASHES. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR EYEBROWS DONE.)
ALL SERVICE PROVIDERS i.e. Hair Stylists, Makeup Artists, Wardrobe Stylists and Designers will receive all images same day or within 24 hours. However, images cannot be displayed online without my logo. You like the models can have images
in your print portfolio without the logo, just not online without it. You will get
one image per look for upload to website which will have the logo on it after you
choose it. Plus, whatever images I provide you in the event I see images I want to use.
All SERVICE PROVIDERS will receive tearsheets the day or two after the release of the magazine.
SERVICE PROVIDERS CANNOT GIVE IMAGES TO MODELS. THAT IS MY JOB.
*****MEDIA KIT AND MODEL RELEASE MUST BE DOWNLOADED PRIOR TO SHOOT***
CLICK ON MAGAZINE AND GO TO PAGE 63 FOR DOWNLOAD.
MODELS MUST BRING A COPY OF MODEL RELEASE OTHERWISE THEY WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY IMAGES OR TEARSHEETS UNTIL THEY DO.