GestaltaModel Female London, England, United Kingdom
My Website: My website - gestalta.co.ukMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/Gestalta
Mayhem # 371355
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Hello! I'm Gestalta; a London based, but ever-globe-trotting model and performance artist.
I've been interested in art, theatre, and creativity ever since I can remember. As a model, my priority is for projects where I have a personal interest in the themes of the shoot, because I feel this enables me to work with (rather than just 'for') photographers/artists and contribute collaboratively to the creative process! Art nude work fits in well as one of these themes as I have a fascination with the form and motion of the human body, but I also have a persuasion towards surreal narratives, melancholic moods, and evocative erotic art (find a way to mix all of these and we're on to a winner!). I'm also interested in working on short creative films, and hold various LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) certificates in speech, improvisation and acting
I travel a lot... message me to find out when I'll next be in your area, or sign up to my mailing list to be kept updated!
I have a fairly small collection of images on this profile. For a larger portfolio the best place to look is my WEBSITE. But you can also stalk me on INSTAGRAM, TWITTER
My UK rates, which are inclusive of all the styles I am available for are:
(negotiable discounts for multiple full day bookings)(when I am travelling these may alter to reflect the market rate in the country I am travelling to!)
When I say "I travel a lot", I really do mean it... I apologise in advance if I'm sometimes a little slow with initial replies (use of model mayhem is more prevalent in some countries than in others, so I log in less frequently when I'm not in a MM heavy country) - if you need a speedy response, you can email me.
If you've made it as far as my website, you might also have found my work as a performance artist, specialising in shibari (aka kinbaku / Japanese Rope Bondage). If this isn't your cup of tea, no problem - it isn't everyone's, and to each their own! If you're curious about it and want a jargon free explanation: Shibari is an intricate form of Japanese style rope work that has it's roots in Martial Arts (hojojutsu) - it is distinct from 'western' bondage in that it has an emphasis on particular aesthetic styles and concepts of beauty, and also in it's focus on the process and flow of applying the rope. To say that it is 'pure porn' is wildly inaccurate... but so is saying it is 'pure art'. Since 2007, I've been lucky enough to work closely with some of the best riggers both in Europe, and Japan - developing my skills first as a 'model' (one who is tied), and in the last 5 years or so, as a rigger (one who does the tying) - I still very much consider myself a beginner in many respects and it will always be a learning process; but in recent years I feel I have reached a level where it makes sense to offer my rigging skills professionally. If you are interested in using ropes in a photoshoot, or another creative project, please message me for details!
If you're interested in working with me as a shibari model, then please be aware that I will ask to choose the rigger myself.
25th - 1st: Prague, Czech Repbulic
14th - 17th: Paris, France
23rd - 31st: Tokyo, Japan
2nd - 9th: Perth, Western Australia
10th - 13th: Adelaide, South Australia
14th - 20th: Gold Coast / Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
21st - 28th: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1st - 8th: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
9th onwards... London, Amsterdam and Berlin, dates TBA
It really saddens me to have to spell this out; it seems that a lot of people on here don't realise that many models, myself included, are FULL TIME freelancers. This is the money that I use to live, and cancellations can at times hit me quite hard.
As a result, I ask that any job that you cancel within 2 weeks of the date of the shoot is compensated with a 50% cancellation fee, and within one week of the date of the shoot be reimbursed in full. In many cases, I will see this as a credit if you ask to book me again in the future.
If I am travelling outside of London / on tour then I will also ask for reasonable reimbursement for any travel I have already booked.
If your schedule is really unpredictable, and there's a high likelihood of you having to move things around then just tell me that in your initial email, I'm a very understanding person
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"Gestalta is hard working and dedicated to creating beautiful images. She is creative and fast thinking with her concepts, and expresses her ideas beautifully through her modeling. I've worked with her a number of times, and the images we created together are some of the strong...est in my portfolio. I definitely recommend her!" more less
For a full list of credits, please visit my website: http://gestalta.co.uk/#cv
I also have various LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) certificates in Speech and improvisation.