I have been away from the photographic world of modeling for over a year, due to extreme injury.
In the coming months, I have trade shoots set up with some of the most amazing talent I've ever witnessed, and am excited for new, new, new! That said, I'd really like to clean things up a bit, and make sure that I have room to move forward.
I need your help. Please:
1) critique my profile and portfolio here on MM
2) critique my website
I just redid my website from scratch last night, and the gallery is just old images. An archive. Once I've got new images to show, I will.
What else should I add?
May 17 13 02:03 pm Link
Greensboro, North Carolina, US
For MM (IMO) I'd:
Ditch the Sketches, Paintings, Drawings . . . leave maybe one
You're advertising you, the model . . . not the artist skill at illustrating you.
May 17 13 02:18 pm Link
Portland, Oregon, US
I actually like your web site, a lot. I like the minimalist approach. It's clean & readable. Don't mess with it (too much).
... Some might like a warning before being exposed to nekkid images.
... I got lousy eyes & have trouble with teeny, tiny text. May I recommend a slightly larger font size all round? I could use a bigger font everywhere, especially in the Blog.
... Despite my poor eyesight, I do have a big honkin' monitor. I would prefer if your table (marked "Archive") were centered, but I wouldn't mess with it much -- I like the size of the thumbnails, and four across is just about perfect.
... The "Travel" page is a little confusing. It says "Leave A Reply" but the button says "Post Comment" -- which is it? Could it be neither -- is this form for those wishing to book you? I also wouldn't mind a better organization to the travel dates/places.
... Similarly, the "Contact" page -- you ask for booking information -- does this mean you are not interested in general, non-booking comments.
Finally, welcome back.
May 17 13 02:32 pm Link
Orlando, Florida, US
Glad to see you back in action, always enjoyed the variety, energy and attitude your port shows . . . why not start with a blank sheet, and just add the new work as it comes in . . .
May 17 13 02:53 pm Link
Looknsee Photography wrote:
Woops! Some coding issues on my end. The archive is centered now, and not of the pages have the default wordpress "leave a reply" button.
May 17 13 02:54 pm Link
I battle with this.
May 17 13 03:02 pm Link
West Winfield, New York, US
I think that given your work straddles two disciplines you handle it quite well. I think your MM profile does a very good job of showcasing that.
I have worked with you more than once and know what you put into what you do. Even though our last shoot didn't necessarily turn out the way I would have liked. (Given how hot and humid it was that day) I am most definitely interested in working with you again regardless.
May 17 13 03:13 pm Link
La Quinta, California, US
Since you asked - and keep in mind that my opinion is really only worth two cents:
To start with -you're a beautiful and talanted model who has also had the chance to work with some great photographers. My guess is that a session with you would turn out many more winners than loosers.
First row - not wild about images 2, 3, and 4 - all seem to me to have some cropping/composition/lighting issues. However, shows what I know because a whole lot of people like #4.
Second row - everything great
Third row - Don't really like images 3 and 4 (never was a fan of poloroids but that's just me)
Fourth row - All great
Fifth row - first image is too overblown for my taste and I'm not a fan of #3
Sixth row - Everything fine
Seventh row - Don't like #2. While the artistic talent is nice, to me the subject matter doesn't seem to go well with this image.
Website - great work. I especially like your blogs on working with different photographers.
Hope my "humble opinion" helps you.
May 17 13 06:09 pm Link
I've culled a TON of images, including several favorites of mine, and one that had been up since 2006.
What do you think, now?
Also, I'd really like more input on my website and profile.
May 17 13 09:47 pm Link
Portland, Oregon, US
Shandra Stark wrote:
I like to see a couple to know you are committed and you cover the genre. A lot of photographers do not get that experience. Generally we still hire based on photos, but can tell a great deal about a person by their portfolio and who we are comfortable to work with. Some people just do not work out in life llamaing.
May 17 13 10:29 pm Link
STUDIO CITY, California, US
I really like your website.
It is clean and easy to navigate.
May 17 13 10:44 pm Link
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
The drawings and photos looked messy on the MM profile, but I really like your website. It's very clear!!!
BTW, I will be in Boston around October..... I hope to work with you.
May 19 13 10:09 am Link
Los Angeles, California, US
Image-wise your website looks really good. Hot. On MM there are artists so you should keep the paintings and pump that up in your profile as you derive such a big economic benefit from artists. . "I work with many artists and some have called me their muse. I am featured in art nude books. I love the magic of art."
I know you have bulleted some of this, but personal statements for a model can be so important and persuasive. Good luck. You have a great look.
May 19 13 10:23 am Link
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ditto. That said though I would create another MM profile for them alone.
May 19 13 10:29 am Link
May 21 13 12:40 pm Link
LC Photography wrote:
Thank you for the feedback, and the heads up!
May 21 13 12:41 pm Link
LA StarShooter wrote:
Thank you for the feedback! I will work on the perfect wording, and get right to it!
May 21 13 12:43 pm Link