Tammy RinaldiModel Female Bologna, Emilia–Romagna, Italy
My Website: Tammy RinaldiMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/TammyRinaldi
Mayhem # 1258894
About MeI'm of Native American and Irish ancestry based out of the Kansas City area in the U.S. and Bologna, Italy in Europe. I've enjoyed the distinct pleasure of working alongside numerous Top Photographers like Ulf Scherling (DE), Rene Hoff (FR), and Karsten Skarbal, as well as phenomenal master airbrush artists like ArteKaos (IT) and Giorgio Uccellini (IT), body painter Lucie Brouillard (CAN), portrait artist Andy VanOverberghe (US), and fashion and music industry photographer, Bryan Smoak (US) to name a few. Current projects include a global Brand Ambassadorship with Unilever as an official AXE Angel.
I've exceptional experience in other professional venues like the renown World BodyPainting Festival, a prestigious international event held annually in beautiful Austria. The first of its kind, the festival has quickly become the 'Mecca of Bodypainting', drawing THE best artists, stylists, musicians and various performers from around the globe, as well as hundreds of thousands of visitors. In 2009, I was chosen by the Canadian artist Lucie Brouillard to be the face of her piece entitled, "Bird of Paradise". Broadcasting LIVE from mainstage Seeboden via Eurostat satellite to more than 4 million viewers in over 40 countries, her exquisite design placed 1st World Champion in the Sponge and Brush category.
Since 2006, I've had many wonderful collaborations with other artists lending Muse inspiration in a variety of works from rock and alternative music, to canvas and sculpture currently exhibited in art galleries, including several magazine and book publications, and other venues. One such collaboration began in 2008 and continues to this day where I am the resident 'Muse' at Kaos Studios Italia in Bologna, Italy; a proud partnership that's also resulted in being predominantly featured in the pages of "ArteKaos: Airbrush & Art", vol. 1, Arte Contemporanea, Emozioni di Alessandro Rinaldi", and as the book's Cover Model in a portrait aptly titled, "The Muse".
As a photographer, I specialize in architectural, abstract, and travel genres though all forms of photography piques my interest. To date, a number of my own photographic works under the moniker '10th Muse Photography' has garnered special peer accolades and are prominently featured in several industry portals & galleries worldwide.
When not in front of the camera, I can often be found behind it as an abstract painter, fervent supporter of women & children's rights, campaigning for Autism Spectrum Disorders and anti-Human Trafficking organizations.
✈ ✈ ✈ 2016 TRAVEL SCHEDULE:
FHDC Ultra High Fashion, USA - February
Blue Earth City, D&G style Fashion Editorial + BTS video w/RicZee, USA
Glamour shoot @ The Bluemont Hotel, USA
Urban Editorial, Manhattan, USA
***Booking Europe dates now***
A # of TBA projects in the works (PM me for exact locales/dates please:)
✈ ✈ ✈ 2017 TRAVEL SCHEDULE: (TBA)
I have 4 well placed tattoos. NO body piercings. NO fake boobs/lips/or butt implants! What You See Is What You Get!!
CONTACT & BOOKING: I ask the following be provided w/*FULL* project details otherwise, I may not reply:
1. Details of what you're looking to shoot/concepts.
2. Length + location of a shoot.
3. Link to your website/portfolio or other special works.
4. If HMUA and/or wardrobe is provided.
SUBMISSIONS: ☆ I'M A MOTHER FIRST & FOREMOST...AN ARTIST FOREVER...AND A MODEL/STYLIST and Photographer...(ONLY WORK FOR MONEY)...NOT HERE FOR LONG WALKS ON THE BEACH....NOT an "ESCORT" EITHER! DISRESPECT ME AND YOU WILL BE BLOCKED. IF YOU SEND VULGAR PROPOSALS or GENERALLY WANT TO ACT LIKE AN ASS YOU'LL QUICKLY FIND YOURSELF ALSO REPORTED TO A MOD. SO PLAY NICE ☆ SUBMISSIONS WILL ONLY BE RESPONDED TO IF OF PROFESSIONAL NATURE AND AGAIN, CONTAIN *FULL* PROJECT DETAILS. TIME IS VALUABLE & PRECIOUS and I DON'T LIKE WASTING EITHER FIELDING THROUGH THE LESS THAN GENUINE. IF YOU CANNOT PROVIDE STANDARD INDUSTRY INFO, THEN OUR COMMUNICATION ENDS AT HELLO. Simple as that.
RATES/DEPOSITS/CANCELLATION POLICY: PAID ASSIGNMENTS ONLY unless offering TARES! Rates are available upon request and are very reasonable, therefore NON-NEGOTIABLE. I require a $150.00 DEPOSIT via PayPal at the time of booking. I don't accept any other form of payment, so please don't ask. Dates are not locked until the FULL deposit is received...For ALL shoots (Local or Not): Cancellation less than 7 days = 50% of our agreed shoot. Cancellation within 48 hours = 100% of our agreed shoot; NO exceptions!!! If you book a shoot with me, you are agreeing to & legally contracting for PAID work! I'm a consummate professional taking what I do very seriously, working at the professional level, which means I rely on this as income not as a hobby or a springboard into something else...Thanks for your respect & understanding! A signed release (provided by you) will be mailed to you AFTER I've received an agreed number of images from each look achieved on shoot. Due to a couple unscrupulous "professionals", I've learned that spoken words hold very little value these days and I will not work with you unless you can adhere to a basic code of ethics...I do NOT shoot explicit nudes, however *tastefully* executed FULLY IMPLIED is fine. I will on occasion do *very selective* Fine Art projects w/the RIGHT photographer. I simply will not do spread leg poses, so don't even ask! For these bookings, I will also require an addendum to our contract specifically stating that you understand such shots and poses will not be taken or used.
BOUNDARIES: A professional rapport is essential and key to any collaboration but so is a personal one. Upfront: I view what we do as ARTISTIC expression first and foremost and feeding off each others creative energy is vital to producing powerful imagery. I'm the nicest person you'll ever meet, open, attentive, and laidback. But DO NOT mistake my nicety for stupidity! I put all of myself into developing a sincere, yet professional rapport with everyone I work with and I treat everyone the SAME as I would like to be treated. I do not care for DIVA behavior either in front of -OR- behind the lens. This attitude has afforded me repeat work and many ongoing collaborations. Unfortunately, in this industry you will have the WOLVES as with any other. I've found that my friendly demeanor and comfort level can send mixed messages, so let me be perfectly clear: Whether I'm shooting with you for the first time or the twentieth: DO NOT ever ask me to spread my legs! This is deeply offensive to me, Crass AND negative! I work extremely hard and love what I do, but I'm not here to be viewed as a plaything, to hang out/chitchat on the phone/webcam, or in any sense of the word be your entertainment! In short, I don't gel well or work with anyone who can't maintain a semblance of basic mutual courtesy & common decency. Also, I don't mind you giving direction. I encourage it and work best with feedback. However this does not mean you can put your hands wherever you please.
TRAVEL: I have a well-used passport + an Int'l DL. I am always willing to travel providing either my reasonable full Day rate is covered -OR- an exchange of flights, hotel, transportation, and a minimum of 2 hours booked at my normal rate. I'm not looking for 5 star accommodations, any cheap hotel is fine as long as it is clean & safe!!!
Be aware---I do research ALL offers, persons, websites, and contacts for legitimacy & safety. Understand in this day and age, you'd be an idiot not too. And I don't respond to those who use unprofessional modes of contact/requests/or vulgarity in any communication. Nor do I respond to weirdo request for FETISH work! I've a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for those with nefarious intentions so proceed down that avenue at your own peril!!
REGARDING TF: I don't do TF unless you're a ☆ROCKSTAR☆ photographer with a killer port or a dedicated team to make it happen, reputable magazines, guaranteed publication, OR FOR TARES!! Sorry but we can make pretty pictures all day, unfortunately they won't pay the bills or put gas in my car or pay the lights. Imagine a world where we all worked for free!
AMATEURS: I will shoot with new photographers so long as you have a style that appeals to me or can up my port with something new. I'll even help with lighting, carpool, and do my own styling/HMUA so we can keep costs at a minimum. Because I'm cool like that. So don't hesitate to hit me up!
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Feel free to contact me in English, Italian, or German.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.tammyrinaldi.com
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Credit NotesA SELECT LISTING OF INTERVIEWS/FEATURES/VIDEO/OTHER PUBLICATION:
Monument Rocks Photo Shoot BTS - Fashion - Editorial | 2015
Fixe Magazine | May 2013
Emergence Magazine | 2012
Special Guest Contributor, Snap Matter Magazine | 2011
Featured Model, Snap Matter Magazine | 2011
Published in the Italian Artbook, "ArteKaos: Arte Contemporanea" Vol. I | 2010
Foto Feature, Votre-Charme: l'art d'aimer le corps, 2010
World Bodypainting Festival website & CD Video | Austria 2009
Feature with Ferenc Ecseki | 2009