The DaveModel Male Los Angeles, California, US
My Website: Personal art-modeling portfolio siteMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/DaveMikeSnyde
Mayhem # 61342
As a model I am..
- Able to grasp your ideas and help create them
- Knowledgeable with lighting equipment
- Acrobatic, with some yoga and contortionist abilities
Photographers - I am always looking to update my headshot and improve my fashion portfolio.
Artistic Photographers - Art is worth my time and my time is worth money, but I can make time for fun. If its something I'd like to hang on my wall, I might also be open to collaborate.
Artists - I am a professional art model, and I charge for it. Depending on the intended selling price of a piece, I may consider working for commission or trade for goods or services.
When I work with other models, we are more than the sum of our parts. Paired rates are negotiable, though typically twice the normal rate.
Nude rates are higher and I'm selective about who I shoot with. Art reference photos negotiable.
The Art Model Place is a website I created that functions a bit like MM, but it is a business community that specifically serves traditional (non-photographic) fine-art. If you hire models that hold the pose for hours at a time while you sketch, paint or sculpt, then this community was built for you. Likewise if you're a model who poses for more than the camera.
Modeling takes more than just standing in place. It requires strength, agility, endurance, and often a willingness to get into painful positions or do crazy things. Whether you're trying to balance a back-bending ballerina on your knees, or standing in a freezing downpour while lights are adjusted, sometimes the model has to be willing to endure the pain or discomfort for hours while the perfect shot is set up and achieved.
I am an art model, welder, sculptor, photography model, jack of all trades. I enjoy photography modeling because with a bit of effort, you can make images that make people wonder.
I've been working as an art model for about 6 years, and I'm good at it. I can hold an uncomfortable pose for hours if need be, and I'll be fine afterwards (as a contortionist, you might be surprised at what I deem comfortable). I am very good at noting my positions so as to regain the exact pose after a break. I understand how difficult it is on the artist when the pose slowly changes as the model gets tired or uncomfortable.
I hold myself to the same standard of professionalism that I expect from the artists and photographers that I work with, so if you book with me you can count on me to be there on time, ready to work.
I'm a jack-of-all-trades. If you have a studio space but no studio, I can help you build one. Here's the last studio I worked on.
References available upon request. Please specify a category.