Melissa Troutt

Model Female Asheville, North Carolina, US
My Website: Tumblr
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/mtroutt
Mayhem # 752466

About Me

The living model, the naked body of a woman, is the privileged seat of feeling, but also of questioning... The model must mark you, awaken in you an emotion which you seek in turn to express.

Henri Matisse

UPDATED MAY 2017

It's been a minute but I am back!! Feeling creatively juiced and eager to make visual poetry. Currently, I'm only booking close to home in Asheville, NC. Trips to Greenville, Knoxville, Johnson City, Charlotte and all other areas within several hours driving distance are also feasible. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you're interested in collaborating. I am only accepting paid assignments at this time.

Art nude modeling is a calling. My grandma, the relative that I am most like, posed nude while attending art school in her youth back in the 1960's! I actually didn't learn this fact until I had been modeling for several years. Anyway, I've been doing this for longer than I should probably confess, since 2003. I love this work. I pour my heart and soul into every collaboration. Please contact anybody you find who has shot with me in the past if you are seeking references. I do not filter them and encourage you to do your homework.

To those who are new to photography or who have never hired a professional model, please don't shy away. I do not discriminate based on skills, I do however look for tasteful content in someone's body of work.

TIPS FOR COLLABORATORS:  In my experience, I have found that it helps to come to the shoot with some clear or even vague ideas about what you would like to accomplish. Maybe you have a location or a set you'd like to explore or maybe your vision is a little more clear: I.E. you're looking for deep shadows, something anonymous with a just got home after a long day of work feel, or maybe you want just the opposite. Like anyone who produces his or her best in any situation, it is important that I am allowed to find my grove and get lost in the concept. Pose coaching is not a problem, but I work best if we can get into a rhythm. I have a sincere AND vested interest in bringing your ideas to life. If something is not working or does not look good, do tell. As far as I see it, it's not personal and I'd actually prefer to know. 

ON BOUNDARIES: Because tuning into and feeding off one another's creativity is essential to producing powerful imagery, I always try to be kind, open, and attentive. I put effort into developing a sincere yet professional rapport with each person I collaborate with. For this reason, I find that I most enjoy working with the same people over and over. Unfortunately, I have found that my friendly demeanor and comfort with being nude can send mixed messages, so let me be clear: Whether I am shooting with you for the first time or the twentieth time, please DO NOT EVER ask me to masturbate, or do spread shots, and PLEASE please do not caress me. Unfortunately, this has to be said.

BOOKING A SHOOT: Only serious inquires will receive a response. Please provide:
•A description of the shoot
•Time and duration
•Location
•Confirm understanding and method of compensation
•Contact Information (A shoot is not confirmed booked without a contact number)
•Whether or not I’ll need to bring anything other than myself

COMPENSATION:  Though I sincerely understand the many reasons for tfp/cd arrangements, I simply DO NOT shoot on a trade basis. If for whatever reason you think we have a trade shoot booked, there, without a doubt, has been a misunderstanding.

My RATES are as follows: $125/hr or $100/hr for shoots 4 hours and over. I DO NOT offer reduced rates. I am flexible with how we arrange this. You can invite other photographers, pay via paypal, check, cash, or credit card. I do not, however, engage in any sort of arrangement where I receive a certain percentage of proceeds from the sale of images.

CANCELLATIONS: Too often people book and cancel last minute (like 30%)! This is crippling if you're in business for yourself. If you cancel within 7 days of a shoot AND we have never worked together, I will likely NOT risk booking with you again unless you've either paid a deposit OR provide $150 cancellation fee. My experience is that these people become "repeat offenders," if allowed.

POSING IN THE COLD:  I simply and absolutely cannot do it anymore. I have allowed too many photographers shoots in freezing conditions, for hours, naked, without much body fat. As a result, I have serious nerve damage and suffer from Raynaud's Disease. If we have an outdoor shoot scheduled and temps drop below 55 degrees, then we need to arrange an indoor location.

FETISH/ADULT CONTENT: I do not shoot any type of explicit or fetish content.  Should you capture accidental images that cross my boundaries I reserve the right to add an amendment to your model release to ensure no such image is shared or is posted on the Internet. I photograph all amended model releases with the photographer holding it. Documentation baby.

MY BUSH:  I maintain my bush because that I like it. Under no circumstances will I change it.

WAKING UP EARLY:  I love shooting outdoors! And if that means waking up before sunrise, I'm still there!

I think this covers all the general, need to know stuff. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to PM me.
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"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results."
-Carl Zaiss

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The Inspired Photograph: Storytelling With The Nude | By Joel Belmont http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3qlrpJG … e=youtu.be

By Andrew J Baran http://vimeo.com/71369391

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