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Model

IDiivil

Posts: 4115

Los Angeles, California, US

Hi there,

It's been quite a few months since I've asked, and I've been shooting nonstop really... so I'd like to know your thoughts on my work as it stands today smile I've tried to add a ton of versatility in genres (beauty, art nude, glamor, etc), facial expressions, and poses.

Have I achieved this?

Are there any images you absolutely love/hate?

What direction would you recommend I go next?

Thanks for your time.
Christine IDiivil

Apr 09 13 01:54 am Link

Photographer

ph-photo

Posts: 31

London, England, United Kingdom

Why would you need to change direction? I think you portfolio is amazing, shows very good modelling skills. I would love the chance to shoot with you one day!

What you do is very erotic more than glamour I think, but you add such class and style to the images!

You should be very proud!

Apr 09 13 02:00 am Link

Photographer

sybarite photography

Posts: 140

Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands

ph-photo wrote:
Why would you need to change direction? I think you portfolio is amazing, shows very good llamaling skills. I would love the chance to shoot with you one day!

What you do is very erotic more than glamour I think, but you add such class and style to the images!

You should be very proud!

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Apr 09 13 03:25 am Link

Photographer

Jeremy I

Posts: 2201

Charlotte, North Carolina, US

I'd shoot you.

Apr 09 13 05:27 am Link

Photographer

Moon Pix Photography

Posts: 3892

Syracuse, New York, US

Your port is brilliant. You are brilliant.

Apr 09 13 05:34 am Link

Photographer

Marin Photography NYC

Posts: 7248

New York, New York, US

I wouldn't change a thing....... You are an exceptional model. You should be critiquing not looking for critiques, you don't need one!..

Ruben

Apr 09 13 05:41 am Link

Model

IDiivil

Posts: 4115

Los Angeles, California, US

Thanks, guys smile I'm not looking to change direction, per se. I was just wondering "What next?" since I cleared quite a few genres and looks recently smile Just thought I'd see if anyone had any inspiration for me.

Apr 09 13 01:51 pm Link

Photographer

GoldRoseMedia

Posts: 2938

NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, US

Here is my advice: stop trying so hard. If your portfolio gets any better, you are going to start intimidating people out of working with you.

Apr 09 13 01:56 pm Link

Photographer

Will Snizek Photography

Posts: 1387

Beckley, West Virginia, US

I think your port is awesome.  Only thing that really stuck out to me is you don't seem to smile much.  Maybe a photo with a smile would add a little diversity.  smile

Apr 09 13 02:06 pm Link

Photographer

J O H N A L L A N

Posts: 10316

Santa Ana, California, US

I particularly like the new beauty shot you're currently using for your avatar.

Apr 09 13 02:06 pm Link

Model

IDiivil

Posts: 4115

Los Angeles, California, US

GoldRoseMedia wrote:
Here is my advice: stop trying so hard. If your portfolio gets any better, you are going to start intimidating people out of working with you.

I just put in my profile:

- Amateur or professional - I don't discriminate! My rates are negotiable, so don't be afraid to write me whether you are just starting out or very experienced.

Do you think that covers it?

Apr 09 13 02:29 pm Link

Photographer

GoldRoseMedia

Posts: 2938

NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, US

IDiivil wrote:

GoldRoseMedia wrote:
Here is my advice: stop trying so hard. If your portfolio gets any better, you are going to start intimidating people out of working with you.

I just put in my profile:

Do you think that covers it?

It helps. But honestly I am less likely to make a paid shoot offer to a model once she gets to your level and beyond. I begin to think she is out of my league (or at least out of my price range).

Apr 09 13 02:40 pm Link

Model

IDiivil

Posts: 4115

Los Angeles, California, US

Will Snizek wrote:
I think your port is awesome.  Only thing that really stuck out to me is you don't seem to smile much.  Maybe a photo with a smile would add a little diversity.  smile

True. I guess I'll throw in a little commercial smile smile Thanks.

Apr 09 13 02:56 pm Link

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Model

Anna Adrielle

Posts: 18763

Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

wonderful port smile

I think the (tasteful) erotic-ish work is not for everybody, but who cares. you can't please everyone. just something to be aware of. but it seems like you really enjoy doing it, and you're good at it too!

the only (and I do literally mean only) comment I could ever come up with in regards to your port and you as a model, is that I personally think you put a bit too much tension in your jaw/chin/lip area sometimes, which sometimes doesn't benefit the picture. But that's really the one and only thing smile (oh, and the "silver pants" photo. but that's just personal opinion, not a fan of it)

love your new avi by the way! and nice to see you throw in some fashion in the mix as well!

you rock smile. must be annoying to have an awesome port and having to come up with things that are even more awesome big_smile

Apr 09 13 03:19 pm Link

Photographer

Boutwell Photography

Posts: 148

Phoenix, Arizona, US

ph-photo wrote:
Why would you need to change direction? I think you portfolio is amazing, shows very good modelling skills. I would love the chance to shoot with you one day!

What you do is very erotic more than glamour I think, but you add such class and style to the images!

You should be very proud!

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Apr 09 13 03:23 pm Link

Model

Maruschke

Posts: 543

Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand

You are amazing!!! I look at your port all the time because you are really inspiring. I love you work even if I dont do nudity.

Apr 09 13 03:48 pm Link

Photographer

hs photography

Posts: 468

Houston, Texas, US

Apr 09 13 03:53 pm Link

Photographer

hs photography

Posts: 468

Houston, Texas, US

If you've been really busy shooting, that should tell you something is working.  Why change?

Apr 09 13 03:54 pm Link

Photographer

DougBPhoto

Posts: 38558

Portland, Oregon, US

IDiivil wrote:
Hi there,

It's been quite a few months since I've asked, and I've been shooting nonstop really... so I'd like to know your thoughts on my work as it stands today smile I've tried to add a ton of versatility in genres (beauty, art nude, glamor, etc), facial expressions, and poses.

Have I achieved this?

Are there any images you absolutely love/hate?

What direction would you recommend I go next?

Thanks for your time.
Christine IDiivil

North big_smile

tongue

Apr 09 13 03:55 pm Link

Photographer

Garry k

Posts: 27207

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

It's a very strong portfolio that you have created

Personally I would like to see a bit more Sunshine and Color ( as in fabric ) though

Apr 09 13 04:03 pm Link

Photographer

Cherrystone

Posts: 36706

Columbus, Ohio, US

You think too much.

Apr 09 13 04:05 pm Link

Photographer

sospix

Posts: 21388

Orlando, Florida, US

Nope, hate all of 'em  .  .  .  ditch 'em and come shoot with me immediately  .  .  .  wink  Nah, it's always a pleasure to wander through your port, maybe add some fetish fashion looks, or some period looks, perhaps an 1830's New Orleans "Mistress of the evening" kinda theme  .  .  .  or some hard edged bike or motorhead stuff, with an erotic twist  .  .  .  geeeezzzzzzzz, any direction you'd like to try seems to work when you throw your look, energy, and attitude into it  .  .  .

SOS

Apr 09 13 05:18 pm Link

Model

Cole Morrison

Posts: 3958

Portland, Oregon, US

I think its lovely and you have exceptional variety of poses.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31623351 18+
This is one of my favorites.

Apr 09 13 05:21 pm Link

Photographer

DougBPhoto

Posts: 38558

Portland, Oregon, US

Cole Morrison wrote:
I think its lovely and you have exceptional variety of poses.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31623351 18+
This is one of my favorites.

As much as I like that one, I wish it was reversed/opposite/flipped.

Apr 09 13 05:40 pm Link

Photographer

Mark Anthony Photo

Posts: 199

Pottstown, Pennsylvania, US

Quite beautiful all.  I really like this one

18+   
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28980099

The capture shows you in a very beautiful way and the way you pose is very natural looking.  A series that would include this one would be breathtaking.

Don't change, just keep adding.   

Warm Regards.

Apr 09 13 05:41 pm Link

Photographer

Model with Michael

Posts: 391

Frederick, Maryland, US

Hi Christine,

You obviously have some of the best figure images out there. They show your modeling ability in that area extremely well.

Unfortunately the high end money is rarely in this narrow field. While there are some great artistic nude photographers, many just want to shoot nudes to be near beautiful naked women.

With your exotic face and perfect form, I would suggest adding in high fashion, expensive lingerie, makeup, and elaborate hair style shots. Since you are so comfortable in front of the camera and have such great fluid movements, you may also do very well in theater, and movies (not porn), since you don't need the same height as you do for runway. Many actresses are quite petite, an asset on camera in smaller spaces where light placement is critical for the lighting ratios required in movies. Petite women also make vertically challenged leading men look taller wink. You certainly have the exotic look that's featured in the sensual James Bond movie openings. 

Just keep pushing your own boundaries, while staying grounded in your own beliefs of what is right for you, not just what the photographer wants.

Much Success,
Michael

Apr 09 13 10:52 pm Link

Model

IDiivil

Posts: 4115

Los Angeles, California, US

Model with Michael wrote:
Hi Christine,

You obviously have some of the best figure images out there. They show your modeling ability in that area extremely well.

Unfortunately the high end money is rarely in this narrow field. While there are some great artistic nude photographers, many just want to shoot nudes to be near beautiful naked women.

With your exotic face and perfect form, I would suggest adding in high fashion, expensive lingerie, makeup, and elaborate hair style shots. Since you are so comfortable in front of the camera and have such great fluid movements, you may also do very well in theater, and movies (not porn), since you don't need the same height as you do for runway. Many actresses are quite petite, an asset on camera in smaller spaces where light placement is critical for the lighting ratios required in movies. Petite women also make vertically challenged leading men look taller wink. You certainly have the exotic look that's featured in the sensual James Bond movie openings. 

Just keep pushing your own boundaries, while staying grounded in your own beliefs of what is right for you, not just what the photographer wants.

Much Success,
Michael

Thanks for the advice smile I've been kind of hovering around the idea of going into acting... used to do a lot of theater and stuff when I was younger... so this is encouraging smile

Apr 10 13 05:36 am Link

Makeup Artist

ImageBeautique

Posts: 169

London, England, United Kingdom

You have an amazing portfolio!

Beautiful features and hair! and a stunning body

Your skin also looks gorgeous - MUA's dream!!

The only one im not sure about is this..

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32264065 - i just dont particularly see the point of it

Amazing stuff, you should be proud smile

Apr 10 13 07:22 am Link

Artist/Painter

Vincent Wolff

Posts: 2866

Chicago, Illinois, US

very much achieved....your new head shots are gorgeous, your nudes with TH Taylor are fantastic.  I love the new direction

Apr 11 13 06:59 am Link

Photographer

AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12831

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I really like that you added some beauty like your avi as well.  Maybe you could add a few more images showing your personality, maybe a smile or two.  Its up to you really, if that type of work (commercial) is something you want to pursue.

When I am looking for a model and trying to decide between who on the short list (rigt look, right size for the cothes, etc) I should cast; I look for signs that they have a good personality, easy to work with, and won't be a drag on the shoot.

Apr 11 13 07:16 am Link

Model

IDiivil

Posts: 4115

Los Angeles, California, US

Thanks for all the tips, guys smile Sounds like my new goal is to add some smiles! Or at least some happier personality shots smile

Edited a little bit based on your criticisms and replaced some shots I personally was unsure about.

Thanks again for all your help

Apr 11 13 02:15 pm Link

Photographer

Jerry Nemeth

Posts: 27976

Dearborn, Michigan, US

I love your avatar.  It's beautiful!!
You have a beautiful portfolio!!
I'm sorry that I didn't get a chance to shoot with you before you moved to LA.

I will be shooting with a model from San Diego in May.   smile

Apr 13 13 10:04 am Link

Model

Julia Francesca

Posts: 2365

Maumee, Ohio, US

every time i see your port there's something else new and exciting, you do amazing work!!! very inspiring!

Apr 13 13 10:59 am Link