katie buitendyk

Model Female Toronto, Ontario, Canada
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/katietherose
Mayhem # 758826

About Me

IG: @katiebuitey

i am an agency-represented model so you are equally welcome to contact Jessica Martins at Hero Artists regarding scheduling/booking; there are times when my schedule makes it difficult to keep up with MM, but she is always reachable.

1)my eyes are grey, though sometimes (rarely) they will appear pale blue in a photograph (natural light has a greater tendency to pull the blue tones out than studio lighting). 
2)my hair is currently blonde. 
3)my ears are not pierced.
please don't be surprised by any of these things when i show up to meet you.

if you require me to sign a model release, it needs to be emailed to me in advance of the shoot so that i can read it and address any concerns before i participate in the shoot!   

furthermore, if you'd like to collaborate on a TF basis, please be aware that - with very few exceptions - i will only agree if the following conditions are met:
1) no model release is required; asking me to sign away rights to photos i am unpaid for is equivalent to suggesting that my work as a model has no value.  i love to collaborate with other artists, but only if we are all seen as equal participants and acknowledged for the contribution of our time and talent. 
2) i will receive a contact sheet of ALL the images from the day (as above, because i will have the freedom to use the images for purposes of my own, i need to know what images were created in the first place)
3) i am able to receive any images of my choice in sufficiently high resolution digital negatives for printing 9x12.
4) you understand that paid assignments will sometimes take priority over scheduled TF shoots; this is my job, and as much as i would love to dictate my schedule only according to my creative impulses, i need to make a living as well.  if you want a guarantee that another shoot won't take priority, my rates are reasonable

about me as a person:

im a recent graduate from the university of toronto, with a bachellor's degree in astronomy & astrophysics, and a minor in music (cello).

so why do i model?

in real life, there are moments so intense, so intimate, and so emotionally charged, but they only last a moment. afterwards we're left wondering if the intensity was something we exaggerated, and the moment loses its poignance in our mind. the essence of modelling is to evoke and sufficiently prolong those moments to allow a photographer to capture them. 'a picture is worth a thousand words' they say, meaning so too are the fleeting moments which are captured in them... the difference is that we can't freeze time to describe each moment in a thousand words the way we can with a photograph. i love modelling because it allows me to create these moments, and deliver them into a media through which they can be observed indefinitely in their fullest intensity.

and why do i act?

the impact of a still photograph, while incredibly poignant, can only ever hint at - and never quite capture - things like the subtlety of movement, or a progression/sequence of actions and reactions. acting allows the impact of imagery to be applied to a prolonged story without the necessity of a viewer's projections and deductions.

science (physics in particular, of course) will always be close to my heart, but there is something beautiful in the human condition, and i love bringing the various aspects of human existence into a medium which allows them to leave a greater and lasting impact, so this is what i have chosen to do with my life.


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