for the quickest response, please email leahvelocity at gmail dot com!
***urgent update! i have lost the long battle against the hair underneath my arms, and it will now remain, trimmed, neat, and dyed a lovely violet hue. photos soon.
i've experienced a full remission of my brain tumor and am shooting and touring again! rebranding and relaunching my career, slowly but surely: the first 9 images in my portfolio are all from the last 5 months, the remainder display the types of work i am most interested in continuing. for more new work, please check out my tumblr, linked above!
HOME FREE at the moment, traveler and busy bee.
my locations reflect my upcoming itinerary.
always happy to travel to california, portland, seattle or colorado.
available for travel anywhere for the right bookings!
for direct, quick response, email is LEAHVELOCITY at gmail dot com.
follow me on instagram! @LeahVelocity
professional creative model and performer.
back in the saddle after a year of healing.
5+ years of experience. seasoned chameleon!
nomadic, jack of all crafts, creative and driven.
primarily paid work, trade with full team/designers.
will work with professional minded artists of all skill levels,
friendly, educated and experienced.
talented with makeup and styling.
piercing removable. tattoos somewhat concealable.
extremely mobile, efficient, flexible.
more fun than a barrel of monkeys.
enthusiastic to shoot:
fashion oriented anything.
nudes: artistic, fashion, conceptual.
outdoors! in strange locations!
editorials for submission.
classy lingerie or bikini glamour.
fetish fashion (latex etc.)
beauty oriented anything.
VERY selective editorial fetish.
no longer shooting:
low brow or glamour nudes.
content for pay-sites.
if you are curious where your project lies within these personal definitions, please just ask! it doesn't hurt- i don't bite. i just have a newly clarified vision for my work. thanks for understanding!
UPDATED MEASUREMENTS full bust: 36'', under bust 30'', bra 32C, waist 28'', hips 36'', hips + butt 40''
SKIN: i am fearless, adventurous and sometimes accordingly bruised/scraped, if not from shooting, from outdoorsing, or clumsy gangly limbs. i have some small scars from fire performance, construction, etc. my face is not perfectly clear due to hormonal imbalances left in lieu of a cancerous growth on my pituitary gland, but it's been getting better as i regain health. i am rather talented in basic photoshop cleanup, if you need help editing said marks of a life thoroughly lived.
HAIR: medium chin length asymmetrical angular bob with an undercut. currently yellow, green, teal, blue and violet. and yes the carpet matches the drapes.
HAIR WILL BE CHANGING OCTOBER 7th. PREPARE THYSELF.
21-25 los angeles, ca
26-29 berkeley, ca
29-30 sacramento, ca
1-6 bay area, ca
7-8 dallas, tx
9-13 OFF GRID - NO MM OR EMAIL ACCESS
14-16 dallas, tx
17-21 austin, tx
22-24 san antonio, tx
25-28 houston, tx
new orleans (TBC)
kansas city (TBC)
(please contact me regardless of where you are, i travel ALOT! i also have hopes to go back abroad in late 2014/early 2015, so please get in touch!)
the low down:
if i have not inspired you as an artist, then i am not doing my job.
aesthetically addicted to the strange and the beautiful.
artist by nature, aspiring scientist by trade,
proportions and angles utterly fascinate me.
there is so much beauty in this world.
i feel blessed to help create just a tiny bit of it.
chances are i will contact you, but i sometimes consider:
epic concepts, generally with full teams
designer trade for product
barter of wardrobe, photo equipment, camping gear, art
generally though, no thank you!
i have reasonable rates that incorporate an upfront booking fee.
many more details, references, etc. available upon inquiry.
flexible: i'd rather find a happy middle ground than butt heads over $$$.
although i have an "alternative" look i am very capable of molding myself to accommodate most concepts. my tattoos (chest, back of neck and head, tops of feet) piercings (just the septum and earlobes now) and scars (hips, some random scars on torso/legs) are all concealable or removable for the right project.
ON MAKE UP:
unless you are incredibly talented or know someone who is, i prefer doing my own. i can emulate any look you give me examples of. if you plan on using a MUA please be sure inform me ahead of time: i have sensitive skin and am a tad OCD about my face in general... thanks in advance for understanding.
ON SUPER COLD WEATHER/SUPER PUBLIC NUDITY/OTHER MADNESS:
please keep my well being in mind. i will do whatever i necessary to get the shot, to a certain degree. i will not excessively risk being arrested, getting ill, or injuring myself. discuss these things well in advance and we can figure it out appropriately.
a few odd bits and pieces
- i am pesca-beegan (no dairy, no red meat or poultry. fish, eggs and honey are rad!) and VERY SERIOUSLY allergic to gluten. (i will still wear animal products, i just don't want them in my stomach!) if you find me baked goods i can actually eat, you will have the most excited model you've ever seen on your hands.
- YES, i really am 5'10''
- i am a cancer survivor, most of the time i don't mind talking about this, but i appreciate people who let me divulge to my comfort and not their curiosity.
- 9 times
- i am a tomboy, clutz, awkward, and often show up without makeup on. given 30 minutes though, i clean up quite nice. and the intentional grace comes from years of dance and athletic experience.
- laughter is my life force. positive, productive dialogue is the only kind i will actively engage in. i don't smile in pictures much though, cause under all of the blue steel i look a bit goofy.
i look forward to collaborating with you!