Carly Ad Astra

Model Female Brooklyn, New York, US
Baltimore, Maryland, US
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Mayhem # 706336

About Me

Mostly in NYC, occasionally at my creative space in Baltimore! EU travels in the Autumn!


As of 2015 I will continue to travel/tour & model on a part-time basis as allowed by the demands in my career as a Commercial Photographer, Art Director, Studio Owner and Educator, and some Makeup Artistry.

NYC: Mostly available as Art Director/Production Manager, but happy to pose in front of your camera as well as work behind it! smile
I do have a couple of different locations to shoot at, for a small fee smile There's a garden-level apartment with a little natural light- very ambience-ish. Also a location with a large black backdrop/floor, and a couple windows for natural light, and also great building characteristics, including a fire-escape overlooking the skyline. Both are in Brooklyn!

BALTIMORE: I'm the MOST available to pose for you at my studio: And have special In-House rates. This also applies to my makeup work. BUT: I'm happy to come to you all the same if that's your preference!

Trade? Not going to happen. Sorry- I seek trade work now as a Photographer, so unless you can get my time with my camera with another model (which is always a fun trio!) it's not feasible in anyway. Hard Stop.


Hi. (Did you make it this far!? TeeHee) I like art. smile
In fact- I like art so much I attempt to make a living doing it.
I dance in front of the lens and steal moments from behind it.
I split my creative time between modeling, photography, photography education and being a studio owner! {"> in the Art's District of Baltimore, MD!}

I love to be outdoors, I love conveying emotion, telling a story, becoming a character, playing with props, using wardrobe, am the fabric-in-the-wind-on-a-sand-dune champ. I love direct--hard-lighting in studios, sets I can play in, a location that inspires me to step back in time.
As bad-ass as I sound now- just remember I'm a sweet little kitton who's afraid of heights and stairs, is mid-diagnosis of Fibromyalgia, and has gotten Lyme's Disease AND glass-to-the-bone-in-my-foot-with-shoes-on.
Oh. And that one time we all almost fell off a mountain....

Locally, my In-Studio hourly rate at Rising Light Studio is $60ph. For all off-site shoots I prefer $85ph to cover travel expense and time, as well as makeup/hair prep time at home prior to the shoot (I always come hair/makeup ready!!)

Touring rates are the standard $125ph, with discounts given at half days (4 hours) and full days (7 hours).

I'm also available as Hair/Makeup <-----MM# 144223
Creative Coaching! <----inquire within.

HOME Studio: Baltimore/DC  and NYC part-time.

Tour Calendar:

North Carolina: ASAP Mid-July!

Cali/Pac NW: Autumn

EU: Autumn

I like the fact that we can all be friends, but remember: You RESPECT your please keep that in mind when booking a shoot with me...

13378: fashion, editorial, commercial modeling
144223: Make-Up Artist
253337: Photographer
784867: Retouching


- My Hair is currently shaggy shortish shoulder length and a red/purple (Aubergine) hue.

-I am actually 35. I list a younger age to appear in searches, as most photographers cap their searches at 30. hmm I "look" a range of 25-35.

-I like to inspire people; it is what keeps me going when I'm freaking out about paying my bills and the like... [/b]
That's why I made Rising Light Studio

-This is 'non-model me'.... for those who makeup, a little under the weather, and that poncho that goes with me everywhere.....'bout covers it...

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*I'm currently publishing some writing in relation to photography, in Blast Magazine, and Resource Magazine! You can also find me on PhotoVogue!

VOLO Magazine (photographer Vlad Kenner)
Digital Photographer (EU) (6x+, photography, self-portraiture and model-photographer Joao Carlos)
203 Magazine
FOCUS magazine (Three times, Photographers Gary Appel and Tyler Keeler)
Universe de Artists feature: Photographer Scott Nichol
Fashion Chicago
Styleology Magazine
Karin+Raoul (Gary Breckheimer, photog)
W24 (photographer Farrell Kramer)
CarpalTunnel Magazine
Don't Magazine
Eclipse Scene (Photographer Brian Guilleaux
Tampa Bay Times (twice)
Iconography Magazine (photographer Joao Carlos)
Nikon World Magazine (photographer Steve Vaccariello)

Nominee for Black and White Spider Awards (photographer Gary Breckheimer)
Erotica 2 Hardcover  (2010, Photographer Vlad Kenner)
Book-by Dan Wickline “Model in Focus: Carly Erin”
"Back Story"  sole muse- Ernest Holzman, Known Gallery LA.
ArtRotica show- NYC 2010 (self-portraiture)

Creative Live with Mark Wallace and Snapfactory
Nikon 'app'
Timothy Pamment Salons
Ico Denim
Microsoft- Ensemble Studios
Rafel Shearlings
Dallas Morning News Sunday Fashion Editorial
Runway Couture Boutique in-house model
designer print campaign : August Alexander (also art director)
designer print campaign: Battee
Designer Print campaign: IMG
August Alexander- editorial/lookbook (also Art Direction, Photographer Richard Krall)
Sackrick Batee - editorial/lookbook (also Art Direction with Photographer Bob Warren, other photographers)

SCHOOLS (Live Draw):
Art Students League
    -Gary Sussman
    -James McIlhenney
    -Stavros Pavlides

Private Commision (painters/artists):
Michael Mentler
Alan Fink
Jonathan Herbert
Francesco Palomas
Caleb Carter
Billy Norrsby
Ryan McGuinness

Model-Features and Interviews:

Image of the Week, (several several times)
GlamourModels featured model April 2006
solomodels showcase images (6 as of may-june 06)

Antonio Wingfield, runway
August Alexander, runway
Sackrick Marico Battee,  runway
Crimson in the City Runway
HIN Runway
Poetry and Prose Runway
Image eyewear Trunk show: Chanel, Cavalli and Ford
Marc Jacobs, runway
FashionRocks! Runway

13378: fashion, editorial, commercial modeling
144223: MakeUp Artist
253337: Photographer
784867: Retouching


VOLO Magazine
Creative Live with Mark Wallace and Snapfactory
Nikon 'app'
"Back Story"  sole muse- Ernest Holzman, Known Gallery LA.
Digital Photographer (EU) (6x+)
Shooting Glamour Podcast
Karin+Raoul (Gary Breckheimer, photog)
Timothy Pamment Salons (all advertising)
203 Magazine
FOCUS magazine x 3
Marc Jacobs
Fashion Chicago
Styleology Magazine
Ico Denim
CarpalTunnel Magazine
Don't Magazine
Eclipse Scene
Tampa Bay Times (twice)
Microsoft- Ensemble Studios
Rafel Shearlings
Artist John Zeiman
Artist Bill Durgin

International Press:
RPT TV- Portugal … ichol.html

Nominee for Black and White Spider Awards (photographer Gary Breckheimer) … 22&g=n … aying.html

Essência e Memória - Antologia Luso Brasileira de Fotografia Contemporânea {Book}

I have a list of over 200 positive references if the two up top isn't enough to float your boat....



Gypsy Sightings   236 pics
Shot at my Former Studio Atomic Canary   18 pics

Casting Calls

Travel Notice
Jun 24, 2015 Europe All Summer! All stops! See description for info.



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