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Model Mayhem #:
3706559
Last Activity:
Mar 20, 2020
Experience:
Very Experienced
Compensation:
Depends on Assignment
Shoot Nudes:
Yes
Joined:
Jun 13, 2015
Age:
33
Height:
5' 4"
Weight:
120 lbs
Bust:
32"
Waist:
25"
Hips:
36"
Cup:
C
Dress:
4
Shoe:
7.5
Ethnicity:
Skin Color:
White
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Eye Color:
Grey
Hair Length:
Medium
Hair Color:
Brown
Tattoos:
None
Piercings:
None

About Me

Full-time art model & very curious human. After two years of nomadic globe-hopping, I've set up a home base in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Yoga keeps me flexible, and a life-long background in the arts keeps me driven toward perfecting my craft, and understanding yours. (I have an MFA in sculpture and a BA in art history.) I love fine art nudes ~ using lines & forms of the body to relate to the scene around me, dig into an emotion, or create a character. My posing aims for the expressive ~ sometimes cathartic, sometimes playful and exploratory. I quickly discovered that this is not just a job for me, but a restless need ~ a way of distilling my own passion, imagination, and inquisitiveness.

I'm very easy to work with, and serious about my commitments. An adventurous introvert who's up for a wide range of out-of-the-studio challenges, I've shot at dawn, in trees and lakes, in city streets, in 40 degree weather, and covered head-to-toe in mud. I arrive ready to shoot, with basic, natural makeup done. On set, I'm calm, patient, & focused, with an occasionally sly sense of humor. Very pale with grey-green eyes and wavy red-tinged hair. A natural look with full bush & armpit hair, no tattoos or piercings. Public transit-reliant. Friend requests are never random, but for people I'd love to work with one day ~ I'll reach out to you when I'm headed to your city.

Trade: I may be open to trade-for-hosting arrangements, if you're conveniently located in a major city. As a guest, I'm largely self-contained, and when not shooting I'll be preoccupied with my (seemingly infinite!) behind-the-scenes admin work. Regarding strictly trade-for-pictures offers, I don't accept more than one or two per year.

Things I love:

A dash of the surreal or the absurd
Dramatically-lit black and whites
Deeply felt emotions
A chance to go a bit feral, or soft & introspective
Folding up into intricate shapes
Loud colors
Playfulness
Experimental/alternative processes (wetplates, antique cameras, etc)
Stark portraits
Shooting nudes in unexpected places
Concepts inspired by art or film

Please clearly communicate ahead of time what you're interested in shooting so I can get a sense of whether I'm the right model for your project, and so that there are no surprises or misunderstandings. I'm happy to work with anyone from serious-minded beginners to old pros, given we have overlapping goals and interests for the work. While I have an easy-going nature and most definitely savor the occasional off-the-wall idea, that's a far cry from "anything goes." 

My portfolio here represents my limits: I will shoot art nudes and portraits. I am not accepting any erotic or fetish work.  For more detailed information, see here. If you have questions which are still not answered, ask before booking me. If I sense any pushiness or deliberate obtuseness on this point I'll simply stop responding and cancel plans. 

I enjoy posing with other female models who work in the same genres as me. I do not shoot with nude male models. 

TRAVEL:

I am based in the Bay Area, and travel periodically. Most of my contacts are on the east coast of the United States, between North Carolina and Massachusetts, so I will pass through here especially frequently. I travel to Europe at least once a year. And I am also full of wanderlust ~ given the right project with the right budget, I will happily travel anywhere on the planet. Let me know if you'd like to be notified when I'm in your region.

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Coming up:

March 1 - 8: NYC
March 8 - 12: Philadelphia
March 13 - 17: DC + Baltimore

late August/September: Europe

unless otherwise specified: SF Bay Area

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Elsewhere:

Facebook public profile
Facebook fan page 
Model Society 
Purple Port
Instagram
Tumblr

Features, film, & etc:

Humanwonder.mag, photos by Ellis Marell
Dark Beauty Magazine, photos by Mike Berkowitz
Trust, short film by reverend bobby anger
RGSP Magazine, conceptual project by Sikander aka Ayka Lavya

Gallery shows by:

Richard Tallent (Beaumont, TX), Bill Lawrence (DC area), Julien Sunye (Paris), Henri Senders (the Netherlands) & Roy Whiddon (Ottawa)

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"M. is excellent to work with, easy going, and has a really great sense of how to arrange her poses for the camera. She projects an inner warmth and strength that makes the photos sing." Read less

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"Making art with marzipanned is a delight. She is smart, talented, full of challenging ideas, and very dedicated to her work.. " Read less

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"What a super-fantastic, fun and creative model. Marzi is very professional, outgoing and wonderful to work with. She understands my concepts and helps me bring those concepts to life. Amazing. I look forward to working together again soon. Highly recommended. GWCs need not apply." Read less

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"Sarah Marzipanned is a great model. We communicated for sometime but finally we set a shooting. I was really not disappointed by our work. It was fantastic shooting. She is very professional and she answered to my request as we planned before. Communication was very easy. She is a very natural, lively and experienced model. I would work with her and recommend her without any hesitation." Read less

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"Marzipanned puts 100% into every posing set, has fab posing intuition and adapts well to each situation, very punctual, efficient with a calm and enthusiastic energy, highly recommended." Read less

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"She was really easy to work with. She was highly professinal and finding really great poses without too much directions. Highly recommended!" Read less

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"thank you so much for your visits to our studio in hamburg - It was a great pleasure having you and I would really appreciate working with you again! whenever you’re planning to get back to hamburg just give me a shout..." Read less

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"Very easy to work with, beautiful, participated in creating the poses from my initial concept. Would be happy to work with her again!" Read less

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"Managed to work together on a very short notice! Pleasantly surprised to meet a totally natural free spirited woman with lots of intense poses. No whims nor negativity made the shoot easy, and superb pictures as a result - I can only recommend her 100%" Read less

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"Marzipanned is a vey easygoing person. Great to work with. It was easy to make beatiful natural and emotional portraits together." Read less

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"I had a great first shoot with Sarah. She has great form, poise and grace and I'm looking forward to our next shoot." Read less

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"Marzipanned is a true art model her ability to covey emotion in a photograph is nothing but remarkable" Read less

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"Unless the fact that we had a difficult shoot starting with a traffic jam to the location, bad weather with rain and cold, we had a lovely shoot with very nice results" Read less

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"Very professional, need little guidance. Good sense of frame. Easy communication. Would highly recommend working with Marzipanned." Read less

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"I've had the pleasure of working with M twice now. She's soft-spoken, yet friendly. Unassuming, hard working, A very good communicator. She knows how to hold a pose, and is skilled at interacting with her environment. She's a hidden treasure that any good photographer will appreciate." Read less

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"Marzipanned patiently endured a grueling two hours of long poses and was completely engaged with the experimental techniques I was attempting." Read less

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"She came on time and ready to shoot. She was easy to work with and brought a lot to the shoot. I hope to work with her again the next time she is in town." Read less

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"Great job! Lovely figure, very pleasant to work with, takes direction well, and generally can work with little guidance. Hire this model." Read less

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"It was a joy to work with Marzipanned. She's on-time and ready to shoot, and she's willing to do what's necessary to make your shoot successful." Read less

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"A real trooper when it comes to location work. She really has many poses to give you so you can keep clicking. I would readily work with her again." Read less

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"Good model. Assumes poses well and a pleasure to work with. Let me know if you're back to Blacksburg." Read less

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"I was very pleased with getting to work with Marzipanned. I did two photoshoots with her, and she posed for my artist group as a life model as well. Loved working with her, her arts background made it very easy to share my vision for the images.I found her reliable, professional, pleasant, and an excellent subject for photography and fines arts work. Recommend highly! Can't wait to work with her again!" Read less

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"Marzipanned was a wonderful model with which to work. She is friendly, patient and reliable. I look forward to being able to work with her again." Read less

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"Marzipanned and I shot together today for the second time. She was really good at communicating before the shoot, came prepared with more than we needed and was very easy to direct, not that she needed much at all. Clearly experienced and easy to shoot with and patient with my lighting and setups. Recommended." Read less

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Credit Notes

Photographers:

Over 200, across the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Latvia, and Estonia.

Life drawing & painting classes:

Philadelphia area:
Studio Incamminati    (x10+)
Philadelphia Sketch Club    (x20+)
ArtSpace Lansdowne  (x10)
321 Sketch Club
Cheltenham Center for the Arts
Main Line Art Center
Wallingford Community Arts Center
Repenning Fine Arts

Bay Area:
member, Bay Area Models Guild
Oddists Drawing Group
BeArt SF
ArtSpan
SFAI (San Francisco Art Institute)
Jean Henry School of Art
Laney College
City College of San Francisco