M E L U X I N EModel Female Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Honolulu, Hawaii, US
My Website: InstaslagMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/meluxine
Mayhem # 796671
Endearingly misanthropic female seeking ridiculously good looking but antisocial male. Must like lawn bowls, penguins, bubble tea and me being naked on the internet. A job at the Large Hadron Collider is preferable, although I will accept someone who is friends with Stephen Hawking, David Attenborough and/or Radiohead. The ability to have long deep conversations till 4am about slime mould reproduction, why humans are basically a slower version of chimpanzees and why the sky is blue is absolutely essential. Must be able to go to Antarctica within an hour's notice and pick me up from home in a chariot drawn by tigers. Oh yeah, and speak fluent Icelandic and Kalahari bushman speak. Anyone less than this need not apply. Cool. Awesome.
What, this isn't a dating website?
Well in that case.....
I'm a full-time professional model who is passionate about creating amazing images. Well versed in many genres, I'm very versatile and can channel a wide variety of looks.
I have collaborated with many reputable creatives from around the world, producing work that has been featured in magazines, books, exhibitions, campaigns, lookbooks, prestigious art prizes and online media. I'm also friendly (no really, I am), reliable, creative and always put my heart into achieving amazing results.
My rates are very reasonable and affordable. What you will get is a chameleon who can do pretty much anything without the diva attitude. I eat divas for breakfast with chilli sauce. I also have a tendency to fill people's memory cards, so you'll get about three shoots worth of images for the price of one
While your comments and messages make my day, please share the love with a tag and not a PM. I prefer to keep my inbox filled with serious work enquiries. Anything else and it has kittens. Gross.
Oh yeah, I have a sense of humour and a fair bit of grey matter between my ears, in case you hadn't noticed...
How the hell do you pronounce your name?
Do you do TF*insert something that sounds useful but really isn’t*?
Nope. Nada. Nein. This really is my full-time job and I absolutely love it. I don’t secretly flip burgers/wash supermarket floors/get my junk out at the tittie bar when someone isn’t pointing a camera at me. This really is it, I mean it. I’ve worked my ass off over the years to get to where I am now, so I deserve to be able to put dinner on my table, pay my bills and have a roof over my head like the good little member of society that I am. Go on, hate me.
Do you negotiate your rates?
But everyone else does....
Cool. Go and book them then. I have loads of good clients from all over the place who are more than happy to pay me properly. I have no idea why, I guess they must value my skill, experience and high reputation. Feel free to get references from anyone I’ve worked with.
But, but, but.....
Stop whinging. Go and make some art.
What genres do you shoot?
Pretty much everything - fashion, fine art nude, beauty, commercial, glamour, alt, beauty, hair, pin-up etc. I have a strong understanding of what each genre entails and the aesthetic differences between them. You won’t get the same cookie-cutter posing and dull expressions when you throw a million totally different ideas at me. I actually think about what we’re shooting and consider what I need to do to give you what you need. I always aim to exceed expectations.
The only thing I won’t do is open-leg backyard gyno-exam style erotica. I mean come on, no one wants to see what I had for lunch, and passing yourself off as a ‘food photographer’ just isn’t going to work on me. Oldest trick in the book that...
I also don’t do so well at bondage. The last time I did it I actually threw up everywhere. Again, no one wants to see what I had for lunch.
But yeah, as you can see from my unruly clusterfuck of a portfolio, I’m very open minded and always aim for versatility over being a one trick pony. We can do whatever you want. Seriously, nothing is weird to me anymore.
Do you do your own hair/makeup?
Yes, I’m more than happy to do my own smash repairs. I’m pretty quick at it too (15-20 mins max). But if you prefer to use a makeup artist/hair stylist go for it.
Do you supply your own wardrobe?
Yes if need be. I have my trusty suitcase full of magic tricks and stuff. I can’t guarantee that it will be clean, but thankfully scratch-‘n-sniff photos are still a thing of the future, so we should be good.
Are you available for workshops/group shoots?
It depends. If it’s a legit, properly organised workshop run by a reputable professional photographer with a wealth of technical knowledge to share with sincere students who want to hone their craft then I may consider it. But if it’s more of a ‘let’s set up one light and gangbang the model with our lenses all at once and....oh, what were you meant to be teaching them again?’ kind of thing, then I’m not interested.
If you want to shoot as a group to share costs, then cool, but I charge per head. Don’t worry, it’s still cheaper. I also need to see who I’ll be working with. Are they actually photographers or are they your mates from the pub who are severely lacking in female company?
Are you really as grumpy as you sound? I’m scared....
Probably not ^_^
There, that wasn't so hard.
Instagram - https://instagram.com/meluxine/
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Meluxine/181057130718
Tumblr - http://meluxine.tumblr.com/
deviantART - http://meluxine.deviantart.com/
Model Society - http://www.modelsociety.com/Model/Meluxine
My very own science blog if you're more interested in my grey matter than my rack (highly unlikely I know) - http://anotherbloodyscienceblog.wordpress.com/
Vodafone Australia/NZ print campaign
Affinage Australia Aus/Asia Campaign 2014
Synergy Percussion ad
Capture Magazine May/June 2014
Smorgasboarder Surf Magazine
Game of Thrones Burlesque Show @ The Vanguard advertisement
Mad About Hue Quaintrelle Collection Campaign, 2013
Kenoath Modern Vintage Australia Campaign, 2013
"Rock Star Chic: The Dark Side of High Fashion" The Curated Collection, New York
"Grenade Girl" by Kathrin Longhurst. One of 26 finalists in the prestigious Sir John Sulman Prize, 2012 at the Art Gallery of NSW
Heroes and villains" Kathrin Longhurst solo exhibition, Art Equity Sydney
Renegade Collective, March 2014
Dark Beauty Magazine #21
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"Meluxine was great to work with."
"A true professional! Takes direction whilst offering ideas, or happy to model with little or no direction. Very smart and has a great sense of humour. On time, no nonsense, a pleasure to work with!"
"Just fantastic! Meluxine is professional, punctual and just a pleasure to work with."
"Just simply one of the best! Good fun, intelligent, funny - all the things you need to work well with a model. Not to mention just awesome images!"
"Meluxine is the most professional and flexible model I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She intuitively knew what I wanted and provided it effortlessly. Sass, kindness and intelligence all in one. I look forward to working together again in the future!"
Marquis #48 - spread
Auxiliary #10 - cover and spread
Lmh June 2010 - cover
Rotten Apples Food and Culture Magazine #1
Auxiliary Aug/Sept 2011 - spread
Revista Invasiva #17 - feature on Harmony Nicholas
Skin Two #62 - feature on Matt Bylett Designs
Auxiliary Magazine Dec/Jan 2012
Secret Magazine #36 - feature on Mastertouch
Uncropped Magazine #3 PERMAFROST - editorial with Vaunt D and Corwin Prescott
Andivero Magazine #2 - editorial
Canberra City News March 28th - April 10th, 2013 - article on Sarah Joseph Couture
Expat Living Magazine May 2013 - feature on MAH
Catalog Magazine, Singapore #83 - feature on MAH
Dark Beauty #21 - 10 page feature on Andy Christ
Nylon, Singapore August 2013 - feature on MAH
Exalt Magazine Issue #2 - feature on Sarah Joseph Couture
Capture Magazine Nov/Dec 2013
Renegade Collective, March 2014 - article on Sarah Joseph Couture
Mad About Hue Quaintrelle Collection, 2013
Kenoath Modern Vintage Australia, 2013
Affinage Salon Professional, 2014
Vodafone, Australia/NZ 2013
The New Erotic Photography 2 - Taschen
STORYTELLER: A Collection of Photos by Chad Michael Ward
STORYTELLER: Nude - Chad Michael Ward
Twisted Vixens and Book of the Dead: A digital fantasy art anthology (Volume 1)
Mister Hawks 2000-2010 Volume 2
Raw by Aaron Hawks
Dirty Girls by Aaron Hawks
The Ugly Truth: Behind the LA Fetish Scene by Aaron Hawks
The Artists' Book: Portrait Artists Australia - 10 Years
Rock Star Chic: The Dark Side of High Fashion
Vaunt D #683279
Blacklickorish Latex #202582
Lulu Ross #1276398
Tentacle Threads #1644425
Dragon's Blood Creations
Matt Bylett Designs
Kiss Me Quick
Baby Likes to Pony
Mad About Hue
Kenoath Modern Vintage Australia
Dursala Jewellery, Paris
Head Over Heels
Lunarmorph 2008/2010 - catwalk
Skin Two Rubberball - catwalk
Club Lush - catwalk
Steam Engine 9 hosts Clockwork Carnival - catwalk
Eclipse Fashion Show - catwalk
Illamasqua Mardi Gras Promotion - demonstration model
Napoleon Perdis Mascarathon Promotion - demonstration model
OzDare Academy Education - demonstration model
Photography and Art Prizes
Sir John Sulman Prize 2012 with Kathrin Longhurst - finalist
Canon AIPP Professional Photography Awards with Brent Leideritz and Peter Coulson - silver distinction
Head On Photo Prize 2012 with Edmond Thommen - finalist
Mosman Art Prize 2012 with Kathrin Longuhrst - finalist
Portia Geach Memorial Award 2013 with Kathrin Longhurst - finalist
Nudes On Tap People's Choice Award, 2014 - Winner
Miss Alternative 2010
Nudes on Tap, 2013
Koukei Fashion, Glamour and Beauty Master Class
Koukei Location Natural Light Master Class
Koukei Advanced Studio Techniques Master Class
Koukei Lighting the Nude (Sydney and Melbourne)
Koukei Model Posing Masterclass
Koukei Sydney Location Techniques Master Class
Aurum Light Studio Milk Workshop
Die Maschine - July 2010 club flyers
Rockstars, Heretics and Catalysts - exhibition posters
Uber - April 2011 club flyers
Ducti - T shirt imagery
Bad Mouth The Movie - promotional stickers
Tentacle Threads presents Motherland - promotional posters
Transmogrification II - exhibition and merchandise
The Vanguard - show promotional material
Game of Thrones Burlesque - poster
MAH - product packaging
Synergy Percussion - show advertisement