Catherine GontranModel Female Los Angeles, California, US
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/catherinegontran
Mayhem # 881962
HERE IS THE REALITY OF THINGS:
BIGGEST PET PEEVE: PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO KEEP THEIR FUCKING IMAGES HOSTAGE! I'M SORRY FOR THE INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE, BUT I'M SO SICK OF PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO WON'T EVEN CONSIDER SHARING MORE THAN "ONE OR TWO IMAGES OF THEIR CHOICE"! I WILL NOT WORK WITH YOU. SORRY. IF YOU WON'T 'HAND OVER' ALL IMAGES, THEN AT LEAST...AT LEAST! LET ME CHOOSE FROM THE SELECTION, AND PICK THE ONES I DO LIKE THAT YOU AND I CAN AGREE TO HAVE. OTHERWISE, DO NOT BOTHER CONTACTING ME.
PHOTOGRAPHERS - If we plan on working together, I will no longer work with your makeup artist you provide. I don't work with amateurs or beginners and will only work with professional makeup artists who get paid as a living, and not those who are using your shoots as a learning tool. I am not a guinea pig and value the time I put into my work.
I have had far too many very bad, awful, & terrifying past experience with makeup artists who don't know how to work with an asian face. They think they know, they don't!
However, with that being said, I am willing to look at their portfolio prior to shooting and discuss our options. Otherwise, I will gladly do my own makeup AND hair.
Also, if we decide to work together, I require copies of all images taken. I am not ok with doing a shoot and you, the photographer, get to pick a select few for my portfolio. What you think may be great, might not be what is best for my book. Yes, I know they're YOUR images but it takes two. I am also the model in the project and only have the best interest in using the best images I believe work for my portfolio.
If, for some reason, you do not want to give me copies of all images, I ask that you let me view all of them, and let me choose which pictures I would like copies of.
WORRIED ABOUT BAD EDITING/PHOTOSHOP? I know there are a lot of models who think they can photoshop but unfortunately, they can't. Same goes for photographers. Some just do a really bad job! In this case, you're in luck because I can and do all of my own editing. I'm pretty damn good at it! I've edited 98% of my own images, have background in web & graphic design so if you think I'm going to do a bad job, I'm not. If anything, I'll probably do just a good of job, and in some cases, better than the photographer!
These issues I have addressed will save all of us time and effort. I've done too many shoots with bad makeup or a bad photographer and the pictures couldn't be used or were used terribly. If the makeup isn't up to par the day of the shoot, I will walk away.
I am interested in doing a fashion shoot. Dresses and gowns. However, wardrobe needs to be provided since I do not have any of these items. Please contact me if you have any.
As for any other shoots, I am interested in doing whatever ideas you may have, provided that there is a wardrobe person. I absolutely hate shoots that require you to bring your own - because I can only shoot in my own clothes oh so many times. My portfolio doesn't expand and honestly, it becomes boring.
I'm interested in expanding my portfolio with any creative ideas you may have. Feel free to contact me with work I may be suitable for.
I would like to shoot beauty, lifestyle, fitness, commercial and editorial pictures.
Please be aware, I am not interested in nudity.
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