***** LOOKING TO UPDATE MY PORTFOLIO! *****
***** PLEASE NOTE *****
that although I love artistic/creative/new ideas, I DON'T do nude or very suggestive shoots, nor am I willing to be part of shoots that involve fetish/adult themes, even if I am fully dressed. Sorry, I understand that this limits me, but I stick to my principles, and I believe this opens up avenues for more creative work. Also, I am a happily married woman, so no come-ons, asking me out to dinner, or any sort of unprofessionalism, etc. No exceptions.
I've recently transitioned from working for myself to working for a company again, so my availability is limited to weekends and some evenings. I'm happy to work things out for something fun, different, or the extremely unique, somewhat crazy, one-of-a-kind and no-one-else-can-pull-it-off ideas.
Photo credit: Braden Nesin/American Vernacular (from BluesShout! 2014)
- Tanguera (Argentine tango dancer)
- Blues dancer
- Swing dancer (lindy, charleston, balboa...)
- Kizomba dancer
- Oriental (Egyptian/raqs sharqi, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and American vintage-style belly) dancer
- Russian kettlebell addict (Girevoy sport style)
- Jazz/blues/classical vocalist
- Web application developer
- All-around geek!
I enjoy modelling the same way I enjoy acting, dancing, singing, or performing in general. I think it's a great way to show a different side of me, to boost my confidence and explore my interests and also to network with people of amazing talent. I don't intend to get caught up in the hype of fame or popularity.
It's just one of my many varied interests, and I've always believed in trying most [good] things at least once, as I never know what I might learn from the experience that would be invaluable to other areas of my life. On "regular" days, I am a web developer and graphic designer and currently a distance graduate student getting my MSCIS from Boston University. I enjoy reading and writing creatively. I also enjoy writing music (on the piano) and singing jazz and blues. I am a kettlebell junkie (GS), barefoot runner, go on hikes with my dogs to enjoy this beautiful town, go sailing, or tango, blues, or swing all night when there is good music. In whatever free time I have left over, I enjoy painting, drawing, cooking, or taking photographs.
- high fashion gender bending/androgyny, to
- vintage to neo-classical and Victorian or steampunk (corsets, fur, velvet, feathers, gloves, fans, etc.), to
- gothic and lolita, to
- themed (period, film noir, or cultural/ethnic), to
- playful, vibrant, and colorful
Photo Credit: Tanicua Asellia (circa 2006)
I love designing characters, costumes or themed clothing, props and anything to do with martial arts and traditional weapons (i.e., no firearms) - I have several.
I am a big fan of classical elegance and have a collection of fans, gloves, hats, coats, and all kinds of stockings, so if you have an idea of how I might use those in a shoot, please tell me!
My hair is currently slightly longer than shoulder length in a layered "middy" cut that I can leave as is, wave, or style to a classic 20s-40s style for a vintage outfit, which I love to do!
Photo Credit: Adam Baruh (2010)
Since I am looking to update my portfolio, I welcome TFP/TFCD as my schedule and principles allow (i.e., I just won't model certain things - read above)! Priority goes to the unique, creative, or just plain fun people to work with! Let's respect each other's time and skill, and we'll do great! I just don't have the time or the money to travel over 50 miles for nothing (or an "audition" at some club for a competition to win a $500 prize) - there's time spent on the road as well.
I consider myself very easy to work with, if you have a very specific idea, then I might need more direction and time to "get into character" for it, but otherwise, I enjoy improvising.
No travel out of San Diego County for non-paid shoots. I understand that you may not be tugging at the bit to pay a for-fun, non-agency model, and that makes perfect sense, but understand that I have other priorities too and am also not just waiting to be "discovered" through this site.
- Active! Sport, fitness, dance - something that incorporates movement!
- Urban/graffiti art/city and street lights
- Wardrobe focused - a certain theme, period, or fashion style
- Playing with textures and colours
- Film noir
- Reproduction of scenes from paintings, movies, plays