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Photographer

David Lace

Posts: 2

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Join the conversation if you are a vegan, vegetarian or raw food model.
I'd love to find out how many "Veggie Models" are on MLM and hear your comments.

Thanks so much.

David Lace - http://DavidLace.Com


P.S.

I just posted a vegan/vegetarian model search notice in casting:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/casting/1203 … arch_type=

Here's a link to our VEGETARIAN ANGELS Project:
http://davidlacestudios.com/model-search

Aug 09 11 08:16 pm Link

Photographer

K Photographic Dreams

Posts: 1788

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

This is my photographer profile-but I'm a vegetarian.

Aug 09 11 08:18 pm Link

Model

Lilith Marie

Posts: 424

Portland, Oregon, US

Vegan. big_smile

Aug 09 11 11:02 pm Link

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Domenica

Posts: 247

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Vegan! smile

Aug 09 11 11:09 pm Link

Photographer

Fred Greissing

Posts: 6423

Los Angeles, California, US

Vegan photographer here.....

Good luck with your project, but your cheating..... vegan girls are the prettiest smile

Just kiding....

Aug 09 11 11:21 pm Link

Model

Lin Mei

Posts: 135

Taipei City, Taipei City, Taiwan

Vegetarian with minimal animal products, making the transition to vegan. smile

Aug 10 11 03:16 am Link

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Emi Rose

Posts: 1223

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

Vegetarian big_smile

Aug 10 11 03:42 am Link

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Rae Johnston

Posts: 1481

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Vegetarian - then vegan - now vegetarian - transitioning to vegan again smile

Aug 10 11 03:58 am Link

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Isserley

Posts: 1650

Gent, East Flanders, Belgium

Vegetarian smile

Aug 10 11 04:07 am Link

Model

Industrielle

Posts: 420

Los Angeles, California, US

Veggie.

Aug 10 11 04:22 am Link

Photographer

Don Garrett

Posts: 4671

Escondido, California, US

Since another photographer has responded, (thank you for breaking the ice), I'll put in my $.02. I've been a vegetarian since 1971 ! (some dairy products, occasionally), (raw, organic milk, and other things without RBGH used).
-Don
EDIT: Having read some of the other posts here, I will add that others can do whatever they want. I don't judge their choices. I'm only doing this for myself, have my own reasons, and have done my own research.

Aug 10 11 04:23 am Link

Photographer

In frame

Posts: 246

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

G Day mate
               How do you like your goanna cooked ??????

     
http://www.outback-australia-travel-sec … zards.html


A good feed smilesmile for vegan

Aug 10 11 04:25 am Link

Photographer

James The Photographer

Posts: 155

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US

Goodness, is that what we've come to?  What difference does it make if a model eats steak, dirt or veggies.  It has zero to do with her ability to model.  Wow!

Aug 10 11 04:30 am Link

Model

Malin_

Posts: 3902

New York, New York, US

I was a vegan for about 6 months, even tried to be a vegan raw foodist for a while, but that was a little bit too much for me. It's really tough when you work long days on catered shoots and have to eat pretty much what they give you... I got a lot of weird looks when I chose not to eat since everything was either processed or came from animals in some sort of way... especially from clients who were probably suspicious/worried that I would not last throughout the whole day.

I eat fish, chicken and eggs now, but still no dairy... and I kept the habit of stuffing myself with greens such as spinach, kale and bok choi. However, being a vegan made me skinny-fat and constantly tired; it was hard to get enough protein from varied sources and to eat a balanced diet altogether. I think if I had an office job where I could make breakfast and dinner at home, and prepare and pack my lunches and some snacks, it would have been much easier to make sure I got everything I needed nutrition-wise. Or it may just not have been for me.... who knows? If your body is screaming for chicken and fish, it's probably a sign that you need it.

Aug 10 11 05:49 am Link

Artist/Painter

MainePaintah

Posts: 1835

Saco, Maine, US

Not a model, but seeing how a couple of photographers jumped in, I will too. Been a vegetarian for 35+ year! Lots of fruit salads for lunch, and mostly salads for dinners. YUM!

Aug 10 11 05:56 am Link

Photographer

The Illuminated Pixel

Posts: 577

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, US

Aug 10 11 06:05 am Link

Photographer

Steve Kemp

Posts: 128

Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

James The Photographer wrote:
Goodness, is that what we've come to?  What difference does it make if a model eats steak, dirt or veggies.  It has zero to do with her ability to model.  Wow!

Indeed.  I wonder how many people would be surprised to learn you can't shoot film if you're a vegan?

Steve
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http://stolen-souls.com/

Aug 10 11 06:26 am Link

Model

Chaya Phally

Posts: 7738

New York, New York, US

I had been vegetarian for 4 years. In 2009, I went back to being omnivore to just see how I was feeling. I didn't like it because I had digestion problems and I kept getting sick. I hate hospitals.
I decided to go vegan since last Christmas. Then I went raw vegan for a few weeks. I decided to go with a low fat raw vegan diet (80-10-10). This diet works for me well. I have no problem digesting since. I have more energy than before. I can work out right away after eating a low fat raw vegan stuff. I feel awesome! I have become a bit health freak-- a food item has to be most nutritious such as broccoli and spinach. I make sure that I get enough good fiber, iron, calcium, all kinds of vitamins, etc. from low fat raw vegan stuff. Yummy! Oh yeah, I haven't gotten sick since! Yay!

Aug 10 11 06:32 am Link

Photographer

Keys88 Photo

Posts: 17646

New York, New York, US

This has almost NOTHING to do with the modeling industry, other than that you directed your inquiry at models (you could have just as easily asked which models watch "Jersey Shore" & it would have been equally off-topic.)

Also, this thread is really just a casting call disguised as a thread.

Finally, if you're doing a campaign for vegan/vegetarian lifestyle, I'm not sure why it's relevant whether the models eat meat; any more than it's relevant whether Cindy Crawford wears Revlon cosmetics.

Aug 10 11 06:44 am Link

Photographer

Vanderplas

Posts: 1427

Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

James The Photographer wrote:
Goodness, is that what we've come to?  What difference does it make if a model eats steak, dirt or veggies.  It has zero to do with her ability to model.  Wow!

I prefer steak models smile

Aug 10 11 07:01 am Link

Model

Malin_

Posts: 3902

New York, New York, US

Stephen Markman wrote:
Finally, if you're doing a campaign for vegan/vegetarian lifestyle, I'm not sure why it's relevant whether the models eat meat; any more than it's relevant whether Cindy Crawford wears Revlon cosmetics.

I can see how it is relevant, albeit a little odd. Lots and lots of breakdowns these days call for "real doctors", "real bakers", real this, real that (which sucks for us models/actors).

Although an ad for vegan/vegetarian products would not require fine prints saying "this model is not a real vegan" in the same way as it would be stated that the person in the ad was just an actor/model playing a dentist etc, I can see how it could still be a good idea to hire a real vegan or vegetarian. Vegans are very serious about their lifestyle and diet, and would most likely boycott a brand for the rest of their lives, if they found out they had been bullshitted to think that a model promoting vegan-friendly cosmetics, shoes etc was one of them... while she was really just a poser.

Aug 10 11 07:20 am Link

Photographer

Kenneth Mitchell

Posts: 211

Edina, Missouri, US

Do vegetarian photographers count?

I B a veggie.

Aug 10 11 07:23 am Link

Photographer

Darkroom 3F

Posts: 139

Stratford, Connecticut, US

Kenneth Mitchell wrote:
Do vegetarian photographers count?

I B a veggie.

HA!


Well, this is a good thread, but I think the question should be are you a TRUE VEGAN... If you wear leather belts or shoes made of leather, then you are NOT a true vegan...LOL... just thought I'd throw that out there... and If anyone can PM me there experience on how they transitioned to being a veggie or vegan, that would be great, thinking about going that route for the sake of my Autistic son, who needs a different diet. thanks...

sorry to the OP, didn't mean to bogart your thread.. just thought someone could help from experience.

-Sebastian

Aug 10 11 07:28 am Link

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Model

Koryn

Posts: 37561

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Aug 10 11 09:21 am Link

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Jennifer R K

Posts: 729

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Vegan.

Eat your kale.

Aug 10 11 09:24 am Link

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liindsay ann

Posts: 1861

Cleveland, Ohio, US

vegetarian!

edit:  for the abuse in factory farms, but i will eat free range chicken though

Aug 10 11 09:28 am Link

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pamela mars

Posts: 1719

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

been a vegetarian since i was 12yrs old smile

17 years!!!

Aug 10 11 09:34 am Link

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pamela mars

Posts: 1719

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

liindsay ann wrote:
vegetarian!

edit:  for the abuse in factory farms, but i will eat free range chicken though

please don't get angry, but you aren't a vegetarian if you still eat chicken.

Aug 10 11 09:35 am Link

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Koryn

Posts: 37561

Boston, Massachusetts, US

arrrgh... tried to edit my original post, and hit the wrong button! sad

Aug 10 11 09:51 am Link

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sbass

Posts: 405

Toledo, Ohio, US

Vegetarian. big_smile

Aug 10 11 09:54 am Link

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S M S O

Posts: 1

New York, New York, US

Vegatarian, i love milk:(

Aug 10 11 09:55 am Link

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MissSybarite

Posts: 11863

Los Angeles, California, US

Aug 10 11 10:01 am Link

Model

K_N_S

Posts: 77

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sweet pea wrote:
Vegatarian, i love milk:(

Just buy organic milk! Or try almond or rice milk, unsweetened almond milk is probably one of my favorite things ever

Aug 10 11 10:27 am Link

Model

Mia Jayy

Posts: 42

Clifton, New Jersey, US

Vegetarian! smile making the transition to Vegan

Aug 10 11 10:34 am Link

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P I X I E

Posts: 35440

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tried being vegetarian for a couple months, and it was great while it lasted. But my fiance and I always ended up cheating after a few weeks.

I guess I'm a part-vegetarian because I cut down all red meat. Or whatever, I'm a wannabe-vegetarian. Stupid labels.

An ex-friend of mine was vegan, and a total bitch to anyone who wasn't. That's why she's an ex-friend. Fuck that shit.

Aug 10 11 10:40 am Link

Model

P I X I E

Posts: 35440

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

pamela mars wrote:
please don't get angry, but you aren't a vegetarian if you still eat chicken.

Semi-vegetarian perhaps? See, this is what annoys me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegetarianism

Aug 10 11 10:44 am Link

Model

Lilith Marie

Posts: 424

Portland, Oregon, US

Malin_ wrote:
I was a vegan for about 6 months, even tried to be a vegan raw foodist for a while, but that was a little bit too much for me. It's really tough when you work long days on catered shoots and have to eat pretty much what they give you... I got a lot of weird looks when I chose not to eat since everything was either processed or came from animals in some sort of way... especially from clients who were probably suspicious/worried that I would not last throughout the whole day.

I eat fish, chicken and eggs now, but still no dairy... and I kept the habit of stuffing myself with greens such as spinach, kale and bok choi. However, being a vegan made me skinny-fat and constantly tired; it was hard to get enough protein from varied sources and to eat a balanced diet altogether. I think if I had an office job where I could make breakfast and dinner at home, and prepare and pack my lunches and some snacks, it would have been much easier to make sure I got everything I needed nutrition-wise. Or it may just not have been for me.... who knows? If your body is screaming for chicken and fish, it's probably a sign that you need it.

I get where you're coming from, but the cravings argument is invalid. People crave cakes, doughnuts, soda, potato chips, ice cream, and hot dogs. None of these things are actually good for you, and many of them are outright toxic. Maybe vegan wasn't right for your body, but I also think knowing what to cook, how to cook it, what to snack on, etc., is pretty essential to being vegan. It's not difficult, but it requires deprogramming/reprogramming, and time to actually prepare the food unless you're making tons of money and can afford the specialty vegan items (which aren't much better for you than animal products, usually).

Aug 10 11 11:45 am Link

Model

Lilith Marie

Posts: 424

Portland, Oregon, US

Steve Kemp - Edinburgh wrote:

Indeed.  I wonder how many people would be surprised to learn you can't shoot film if you're a vegan?

Steve
--
http://stolen-souls.com/

Film has something to do with a comprehensive vegan ethic, but not all people are vegan for ethical reasons. Many are vegan for health purposes, and film has next to nothing to do with that.

Aug 10 11 11:47 am Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12117

Tampa, Florida, US

David Lace wrote:
Join the conversation if you are a vegan, vegetarian or raw food model.
I'd love to find out how many "Veggie Models" are on MLM and hear your comments.

Thanks so much.

David Lace - http://DavidLace.Com


P.S.

I just posted a vegan/vegetarian model search notice in casting:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/casting/1203 … arch_type=

Here's a link to our VEGETARIAN ANGELS Project:
http://davidlacestudios.com/model-search

What's preventing a model who just finished a rare steak from responding to the casting and saying she's a Vegan just to be included in a project? Can you tell a vegan by their outward appearance? Do they have some unique look that non-vegan/vegetarians don't have?

Aug 10 11 11:50 am Link

Photographer

David Miller Photoworks

Posts: 2352

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Lilith Marie wrote:

Film has something to do with a comprehensive vegan ethic, but not all people are vegan for ethical reasons. Many are vegan for health purposes, and film has next to nothing to do with that.

I decided to just draw a line at what I eat and to avoid other stuff if I can help it.  When you break down the variety of products we use in our daily lives, like tires or furniture or musical instruments, it's next to impossible to avoid actually using anything with an animal product.

And that's why I don't eat film.

Aug 10 11 11:58 am Link