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Jacob Davis
Posts: 858
Boulder, Colorado, US


... pit you in an existential struggle against yourself?
... turn you into a tentacled monstrosity?
... generally, work with you to create a dark-ish fantasy/scifi scene?

Maybe.

eta: Here we go again! I will try to reply to everyone in the order they post, but understand I might be a few days... or a month. Or 2. big_smile
May 24 12 10:47 am  Link  Quote 
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_eMMe_
Posts: 842
Florence, Toscana, Italy


I would like. A shame I'm at the other side of the world hmm
May 24 12 01:28 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jacob Davis
Posts: 858
Boulder, Colorado, US


_eMMe_ wrote:
I would like. A shame I'm at the other side of the world hmm

I'll have to review when I can turn the worksafe filter off. smile

May 24 12 01:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cynthia Serrano
Posts: 12,466
Newark, New Jersey, US


lol Curious
May 24 12 01:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jacob Davis
Posts: 858
Boulder, Colorado, US


Cynthia Serrano  wrote:
lol Curious

Yes, please. You can rock the action look:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101121/17/4ce9c40500c6c_m.jpg

And I bet with your acting background you could wage a pretty epic battle against yourself on a green screen. But what would your other self look like? I'm just not sure I could see you as a tentacled monstrosity, although I bet you could pull off something really sinister if you were so inclined.

May 24 12 02:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Paige Morgan
Posts: 4,058
New York, New York, US


Would you?
May 24 12 02:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
J Corrosion
Posts: 533
Manchester, England, United Kingdom


What would you do? smile
May 24 12 03:07 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jacob Davis
Posts: 858
Boulder, Colorado, US


_eMMe_ wrote:
I would like. A shame I'm at the other side of the world hmm

No. While you are quite beautiful and talented within the styles you have chosen, I see no grit or darkness, and little expressive range. Your profile does mention a bit about acting, though, so if were already working together on something else, it could come out in discussion that you could work smashingly for for this stuff, but I wouldn't think to approach you about it, because your look is so very different from what I normally consider.

May 24 12 04:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Van Burnham
Posts: 90
Portland, Oregon, US


Do me smile
May 24 12 05:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jacob Davis
Posts: 858
Boulder, Colorado, US


Paige Morgan wrote:
Would you?

Maybe. Your port is diverse enough to make it imaginable that you could do a dark-ish fantasy scene. There is something just chilling about your stare here:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120421/10/4f92eee13a6e8_m.jpg

You seem adaptable enough to work a completely imaginary scene, though I would wonder about your range of facial expressions. I would probably approach you with a few ideas and see if anything works out.

May 24 12 05:09 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jacob Davis
Posts: 858
Boulder, Colorado, US


J Corrosion wrote:
What would you do? smile

Yes, provided you could convince me that you could get the facial expressions I look for. Can you look angry? Aggressive? Sinister? It's hard to tell by your port; I think you try in some images but it comes across as half-hearted. You get a headstart on most others though because you already embrace a style that works easily with the projects I do. I'm pretty sure we would quickly get on the same page with style for a shoot.

May 24 12 05:18 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jacob Davis
Posts: 858
Boulder, Colorado, US


Van Burnham wrote:
Do me smile

Yes. You've easily got the style I look for in these shoots, and because I deal so heavily in composites that pit the model against themselves, it's easy to see you could do that. Your expressive range is apparent, though not overdone. Heck, I've already unconsciously been milling around ideas that I would probably approach you with, were you around these parts.

May 24 12 05:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cynthia Serrano
Posts: 12,466
Newark, New Jersey, US


Jacob Davis wrote:

Yes, please. You can rock the action look:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/101121/17/4ce9c40500c6c_m.jpg

And I bet with your acting background you could wage a pretty epic battle against yourself on a green screen. But what would your other self look like? I'm just not sure I could see you as a tentacled monstrosity, although I bet you could pull off something really sinister if you were so inclined.

Awesome idea!! I love it if you are ever around NY we should do that  the more sinister the better smile

May 24 12 07:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
mousemarie666
Posts: 29
Greensboro, North Carolina, US


Me?
May 24 12 08:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jacob Davis
Posts: 858
Boulder, Colorado, US


mousemarie666 wrote:
Me?

You get instant bonus points for having just the kind of look that gets my attention when casting for this stuff. Monsters and beautiful goth-y girls go together, right? I like where you're going with your port, but you don't strike me as being altogether comfortable in front of the camera. The only image where I think you are comfortable and expressive is this one:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120503/18/4fa337ca92122_m.jpg

Everything else seems hesitant. That would show easily in a shoot where everything is imaginary but you. As you grow your port and add more diversity, I might be inclined to think otherwise, but not today. I do think you're on a path to badassery, though. smile

May 24 12 08:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Dean Darko
Posts: 78
Dallas, Texas, US


im down. also need help figuring out which pics in all white outfit i should keep
May 25 12 01:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jacob Davis
Posts: 858
Boulder, Colorado, US


Dean Darko wrote:
im down. also need help figuring out which pics in all white outfit i should keep

No. The style and expressive range I look for with these shoots is non-existent in your port, and there is nothing in your profile to suggest that this is the sort of subject you would be interested in. I think you're probably pretty good at what you, but what you do and what I do are worlds apart in style and genre.

As for the images with the white outfit... I think you only need the first *or* second of the set.

May 25 12 02:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Elesha Eden
Posts: 474
Southampton, England, United Kingdom


Lets see
x
May 25 12 04:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Annabella Kathryn
Posts: 848
Seattle, Washington, US


hmm
May 26 12 03:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jacob Davis
Posts: 858
Boulder, Colorado, US


Elesha Eden wrote:
Lets see
x

Maybe. I have sort of the same thoughts looking at your port as I had with Paige's above. Your port is strong and fairly versatile, and while I'm not sure you'd be a good fit for a good monster-ification, I might approach you with some ideas and see if we get on the same page. I like that you're into vaguely dark steampunk styles, which would be fun to incorporate. I think you could pull off some pretty cold wicked looks with your eyes alone, too.

May 31 12 12:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jacob Davis
Posts: 858
Boulder, Colorado, US


annabella wrote:
hmm

Probably. I really like these two:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111225/23/4ef81f65efe4c_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110305/11/4d7288d0e565d_m.jpg

It tells me you can imagine something not in the scene, and do some expression and pose to match it. On the other hand, I don't see anything particularly dark or gritty there, so I might not think to approach you about such a project.

May 31 12 12:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Alivia Autumn
Posts: 610
Albuquerque, New Mexico, US


smile
May 31 12 12:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jacob Davis
Posts: 858
Boulder, Colorado, US


Tightlacer wrote:
smile

Looking quickly through your port/profile, I wouldn't think to ask you to work on one of my projects. Given your style, I would be surprised at any interest in my projects and inclined to say no. For what you do, you're great; for what I do, though, I just don't see it.

May 31 12 12:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Sarah_
Posts: 1,487
Denver, Colorado, US


Let's see! smile
May 31 12 01:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Chantel Storm II
Posts: 80
Normal, Illinois, US


tongue Do me.
May 31 12 01:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jacob Davis
Posts: 858
Boulder, Colorado, US


Sarah_ wrote:
Let's see! smile

Yes.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120218/11/4f3ff94ce64cf_m.jpg

Yes.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110818/15/4e4d90bfcad67_m.jpg

And yet more yes.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110303/09/4d6fcd1ec7f9d_m.jpg

You're comfortable in front a camera, your expressive range is great, and you have a clear ability to apply yourself to a concept and make a scene out of it. I would most certainly contact you for one of my projects if you were local.

::sees the blurb about denver in your profile::

Oh!

May 31 12 02:31 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jacob Davis
Posts: 858
Boulder, Colorado, US


Alora Chae wrote:
tongue Do me.

Your port is very limited right now. There is a look of mild discomfort, hesitance, or self-consciousness that is in all of your pictures. Something tells me that you could probably get into the style of one my projects, but without experience to reinforce that interest and apply it, it would be a risky shoot. So... no.

May 31 12 02:59 pm  Link  Quote 
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Chantel Storm II
Posts: 80
Normal, Illinois, US


Jacob Davis wrote:
Your port is very limited right now. There is a look of mild discomfort, hesitance, or self-consciousness that is in all of your pictures. Something tells me that you could probably get into the style of one my projects, but without experience to reinforce that interest and apply it, it would be a risky shoot. So... no.

Well darn.. I just deleted a crap ton of images to start anew. I understand.

May 31 12 04:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jacob Davis
Posts: 858
Boulder, Colorado, US


Alora Chae wrote:
Well darn.. I just deleted a crap ton of images to start anew. I understand.

Don't sweat it; it's the catch 22 of port development, right? When you eliminate the cruft, you're left with a selection that may make a better impression with people who shoot the style to which you have most targeted yourself. The other effect is that it's harder to target styles that aren't immediately obvious within the reduced selection. I did the same thing some months ago and was convinced I wouldn't be able to book any shoots with my shoddy selection. Don't take it as discouragement that anyone would pass; there only 6 images in your port here. Take it as a reason to shootshootshoot and better show the full range of what you can and want to do. smile

May 31 12 05:34 pm  Link  Quote 
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Sarah_
Posts: 1,487
Denver, Colorado, US


Jacob Davis wrote:

Yes.
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120218/11/4f3ff94ce64cf_m.jpg

Yes.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110818/15/4e4d90bfcad67_m.jpg

And yet more yes.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110303/09/4d6fcd1ec7f9d_m.jpg

You're comfortable in front a camera, your expressive range is great, and you have a clear ability to apply yourself to a concept and make a scene out of it. I would most certainly contact you for one of my projects if you were local.

::sees the blurb about denver in your profile::

Oh!

Even better than Denver -- I'm usually in Westminster, and we go hiking in Boulder rather frequently. My main issue with Colorado modeling is I don't have my own car their so I'm at the mercy of my friend. Lol

May 31 12 05:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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Cole Morrison
Posts: 3,958
Portland, Oregon, US


This is interesting..
May 31 12 05:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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Chantel Storm II
Posts: 80
Normal, Illinois, US


Jacob Davis wrote:
Don't sweat it; it's the catch 22 of port development, right? When you eliminate the cruft, you're left with a selection that may make a better impression with people who shoot the style to which you have most targeted yourself. The other effect is that it's harder to target styles that aren't immediately obvious within the reduced selection. I did the same thing some months ago and was convinced I wouldn't be able to book any shoots with my shoddy selection. Don't take it as discouragement that anyone would pass; there only 6 images in your port here. Take it as a reason to shootshootshoot and better show the full range of what you can and want to do. smile

thanks

May 31 12 06:58 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jacob Davis
Posts: 858
Boulder, Colorado, US


Cole Morrison wrote:
This is interesting..

Your portfolio is diverse enough, so I would want to chat with you about whether you would be game. As I've suggested to others, expressive range is important, and I think you wear the same expression in almost all of your images. I could be convinced otherwise.

The entirety of your port tells me you're super comfortable in front of the camera, nude or not, regardless of location. I think we could easily figure out some abstract ideas, and you could pose yourself with minimal direction on a blank set. That and the consistent quality of your work is what would make me think you could fit in one of my weirder projects.

Jun 03 12 12:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Lanna_
Posts: 829
Seattle, Washington, US


here?
Jun 03 12 12:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
beautyslashing
Posts: 860
Palmdale, California, US


Would you....?
Jun 03 12 02:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jacob Davis
Posts: 858
Boulder, Colorado, US


Lanna Barrones wrote:
here?

There? Everywhere? Sure! I really like the range in your port. You're another swiss army knife; even though I don't immediately see the style I'm looking for, your expressions and poise make it easy to see past that and give the impression that, if asked, you could make a convincing be-tentacled monstrosity or interact with your imaginary self.

I also find lately that I love working with models who have extensive experience with dance. The sense of one's body that goes with it seems to make an easier time of pretending one is not where they really are. That sense comes across in a lot of your images, though depending on our concept I might nudge you to leverage your experience to create poses that show more tension.

Jun 07 12 07:43 am  Link  Quote 
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Jacob Davis
Posts: 858
Boulder, Colorado, US


beautyslashing wrote:
Of course you would!

Of course I would! You've just about got it all: dark and gritty style, great poise, gorgeous ink (more pictures showing off the work on your back, please smile), and I can see that you're accustomed to working through weird ideas with the photographer to get great images. I would happily contact you and see what sort of bump in the night we could make of you! Although your port does steer me in a different direction of figure work, which I would also happily discuss with you.

You seem very tactile and in tune with your environment, great for on-location shoots... so I wonder how working on a green or black screen would affect your sense of this stuff, if at all.

Jun 07 12 08:12 am  Link  Quote 
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_ Robyn Elizabeth _
Posts: 436
London, England, United Kingdom


Would you (hypothetically if their wasn't an ocean in the way)?  I want to do some darker stuff
Jun 07 12 08:39 am  Link  Quote 
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Jacob Davis
Posts: 858
Boulder, Colorado, US


_ Robyn Elizabeth _ wrote:
Would you (hypothetically if their wasn't an ocean in the way)?  I want to do some darker stuff

Note - can't view you non-worksafe stuff atm, but there's plenty of other material so I'll go with that.

Probably. While I can figure an obvious fit into a concept for you, I can see some hints in your port that we could probably figure something out. The thing that makes me hesitant is that very few of your images show any sense of dramatic pose or expression. Your expressions are mostly the same throughout, and poses are very reserved.

Here are two of the hints I get that make me think we could do something dramatic:

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110504/15/4dc1ce16bd8b7_m.jpg

^ Tells me you can be more dynamic in pose than what the rest of your port implies.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110709/01/4e180fe43e447_m.jpg

^ Tells me that you can work on expressions to fit some imaginary scene.

So, a conversation, and based on that, maybe a shoot. smile

Jun 13 12 10:55 am  Link  Quote 
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Casey Doz
Posts: 43
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


Oh I was just in Colorado in March.  Drat I missed you! :p  Let's hear it!
Jun 13 12 10:59 am  Link  Quote 
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