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Model
IDiivil
Posts: 3,983
Burbank, California, US


Hi there,

It's been quite a few months since I've asked, and I've been shooting nonstop really... so I'd like to know your thoughts on my work as it stands today smile I've tried to add a ton of versatility in genres (beauty, art nude, glamor, etc), facial expressions, and poses.

Have I achieved this?

Are there any images you absolutely love/hate?

What direction would you recommend I go next?

Thanks for your time.
Christine IDiivil
Apr 09 13 01:54 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ph-photo
Posts: 31
London, England, United Kingdom


Why would you need to change direction? I think you portfolio is amazing, shows very good modelling skills. I would love the chance to shoot with you one day!

What you do is very erotic more than glamour I think, but you add such class and style to the images!

You should be very proud!
Apr 09 13 02:00 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
sybarite photography
Posts: 140
Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands


ph-photo wrote:
Why would you need to change direction? I think you portfolio is amazing, shows very good llamaling skills. I would love the chance to shoot with you one day!

What you do is very erotic more than glamour I think, but you add such class and style to the images!

You should be very proud!

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Apr 09 13 03:25 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jeremy I
Posts: 2,201
Charlotte, North Carolina, US


I'd shoot you.
Apr 09 13 05:27 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Moon Pix Photography
Posts: 3,890
Syracuse, New York, US


Your port is brilliant. You are brilliant.
Apr 09 13 05:34 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Marin Photography NYC
Posts: 7,037
New York, New York, US


I wouldn't change a thing....... You are an exceptional model. You should be critiquing not looking for critiques, you don't need one!..

Ruben
Apr 09 13 05:41 am  Link  Quote 
Model
IDiivil
Posts: 3,983
Burbank, California, US


Thanks, guys smile I'm not looking to change direction, per se. I was just wondering "What next?" since I cleared quite a few genres and looks recently smile Just thought I'd see if anyone had any inspiration for me.
Apr 09 13 01:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GoldRoseMedia
Posts: 2,937
NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, US


Here is my advice: stop trying so hard. If your portfolio gets any better, you are going to start intimidating people out of working with you.
Apr 09 13 01:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Will Snizek Photography
Posts: 1,387
Beckley, West Virginia, US


I think your port is awesome.  Only thing that really stuck out to me is you don't seem to smile much.  Maybe a photo with a smile would add a little diversity.  smile
Apr 09 13 02:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
J O H N A L L A N
Posts: 9,861
Santa Ana, California, US


I particularly like the new beauty shot you're currently using for your avatar.
Apr 09 13 02:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
IDiivil
Posts: 3,983
Burbank, California, US


GoldRoseMedia wrote:
Here is my advice: stop trying so hard. If your portfolio gets any better, you are going to start intimidating people out of working with you.

I just put in my profile:

- Amateur or professional - I don't discriminate! My rates are negotiable, so don't be afraid to write me whether you are just starting out or very experienced.

Do you think that covers it?

Apr 09 13 02:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GoldRoseMedia
Posts: 2,937
NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, US


IDiivil wrote:

GoldRoseMedia wrote:
Here is my advice: stop trying so hard. If your portfolio gets any better, you are going to start intimidating people out of working with you.

I just put in my profile:

Do you think that covers it?

It helps. But honestly I am less likely to make a paid shoot offer to a model once she gets to your level and beyond. I begin to think she is out of my league (or at least out of my price range).

Apr 09 13 02:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
IDiivil
Posts: 3,983
Burbank, California, US


Will Snizek wrote:
I think your port is awesome.  Only thing that really stuck out to me is you don't seem to smile much.  Maybe a photo with a smile would add a little diversity.  smile

True. I guess I'll throw in a little commercial smile smile Thanks.

Apr 09 13 02:56 pm  Link  Quote 
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Model
Anna Adrielle
Posts: 18,762
Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium


wonderful port smile

I think the (tasteful) erotic-ish work is not for everybody, but who cares. you can't please everyone. just something to be aware of. but it seems like you really enjoy doing it, and you're good at it too!

the only (and I do literally mean only) comment I could ever come up with in regards to your port and you as a model, is that I personally think you put a bit too much tension in your jaw/chin/lip area sometimes, which sometimes doesn't benefit the picture. But that's really the one and only thing smile (oh, and the "silver pants" photo. but that's just personal opinion, not a fan of it)

love your new avi by the way! and nice to see you throw in some fashion in the mix as well!

you rock smile. must be annoying to have an awesome port and having to come up with things that are even more awesome big_smile
Apr 09 13 03:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Boutwell Photography
Posts: 148
Phoenix, Arizona, US


ph-photo wrote:
Why would you need to change direction? I think you portfolio is amazing, shows very good modelling skills. I would love the chance to shoot with you one day!

What you do is very erotic more than glamour I think, but you add such class and style to the images!

You should be very proud!

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Apr 09 13 03:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Maruschke
Posts: 543
Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand


You are amazing!!! I look at your port all the time because you are really inspiring. I love you work even if I dont do nudity.
Apr 09 13 03:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
hs photography
Posts: 468
Houston, Texas, US


Apr 09 13 03:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
hs photography
Posts: 468
Houston, Texas, US


If you've been really busy shooting, that should tell you something is working.  Why change?
Apr 09 13 03:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DougBPhoto
Posts: 37,852
Portland, Oregon, US


IDiivil wrote:
Hi there,

It's been quite a few months since I've asked, and I've been shooting nonstop really... so I'd like to know your thoughts on my work as it stands today smile I've tried to add a ton of versatility in genres (beauty, art nude, glamor, etc), facial expressions, and poses.

Have I achieved this?

Are there any images you absolutely love/hate?

What direction would you recommend I go next?

Thanks for your time.
Christine IDiivil

North big_smile

tongue

Apr 09 13 03:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Garry k
Posts: 26,944
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


It's a very strong portfolio that you have created

Personally I would like to see a bit more Sunshine and Color ( as in fabric ) though
Apr 09 13 04:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Cherrystone
Posts: 36,298
Columbus, Ohio, US


You think too much.
Apr 09 13 04:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
sospix
Posts: 21,223
Orlando, Florida, US


Nope, hate all of 'em  .  .  .  ditch 'em and come shoot with me immediately  .  .  .  wink  Nah, it's always a pleasure to wander through your port, maybe add some fetish fashion looks, or some period looks, perhaps an 1830's New Orleans "Mistress of the evening" kinda theme  .  .  .  or some hard edged bike or motorhead stuff, with an erotic twist  .  .  .  geeeezzzzzzzz, any direction you'd like to try seems to work when you throw your look, energy, and attitude into it  .  .  .

SOS
Apr 09 13 05:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cole Morrison
Posts: 3,958
Portland, Oregon, US


I think its lovely and you have exceptional variety of poses.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31623351 18+
This is one of my favorites.
Apr 09 13 05:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DougBPhoto
Posts: 37,852
Portland, Oregon, US


Cole Morrison wrote:
I think its lovely and you have exceptional variety of poses.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31623351 18+
This is one of my favorites.

As much as I like that one, I wish it was reversed/opposite/flipped.

Apr 09 13 05:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark Anthony Photo
Posts: 199
Pottstown, Pennsylvania, US


Quite beautiful all.  I really like this one

18+   
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/28980099

The capture shows you in a very beautiful way and the way you pose is very natural looking.  A series that would include this one would be breathtaking.

Don't change, just keep adding.   

Warm Regards.
Apr 09 13 05:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Model with Michael
Posts: 391
Frederick, Maryland, US


Hi Christine,

You obviously have some of the best figure images out there. They show your modeling ability in that area extremely well.

Unfortunately the high end money is rarely in this narrow field. While there are some great artistic nude photographers, many just want to shoot nudes to be near beautiful naked women.

With your exotic face and perfect form, I would suggest adding in high fashion, expensive lingerie, makeup, and elaborate hair style shots. Since you are so comfortable in front of the camera and have such great fluid movements, you may also do very well in theater, and movies (not porn), since you don't need the same height as you do for runway. Many actresses are quite petite, an asset on camera in smaller spaces where light placement is critical for the lighting ratios required in movies. Petite women also make vertically challenged leading men look taller wink. You certainly have the exotic look that's featured in the sensual James Bond movie openings. 

Just keep pushing your own boundaries, while staying grounded in your own beliefs of what is right for you, not just what the photographer wants.

Much Success,
Michael
Apr 09 13 10:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
IDiivil
Posts: 3,983
Burbank, California, US


Model with Michael wrote:
Hi Christine,

You obviously have some of the best figure images out there. They show your modeling ability in that area extremely well.

Unfortunately the high end money is rarely in this narrow field. While there are some great artistic nude photographers, many just want to shoot nudes to be near beautiful naked women.

With your exotic face and perfect form, I would suggest adding in high fashion, expensive lingerie, makeup, and elaborate hair style shots. Since you are so comfortable in front of the camera and have such great fluid movements, you may also do very well in theater, and movies (not porn), since you don't need the same height as you do for runway. Many actresses are quite petite, an asset on camera in smaller spaces where light placement is critical for the lighting ratios required in movies. Petite women also make vertically challenged leading men look taller wink. You certainly have the exotic look that's featured in the sensual James Bond movie openings. 

Just keep pushing your own boundaries, while staying grounded in your own beliefs of what is right for you, not just what the photographer wants.

Much Success,
Michael

Thanks for the advice smile I've been kind of hovering around the idea of going into acting... used to do a lot of theater and stuff when I was younger... so this is encouraging smile

Apr 10 13 05:36 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
ImageBeautique
Posts: 169
London, England, United Kingdom


You have an amazing portfolio!

Beautiful features and hair! and a stunning body

Your skin also looks gorgeous - MUA's dream!!

The only one im not sure about is this..

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/32264065 - i just dont particularly see the point of it

Amazing stuff, you should be proud smile
Apr 10 13 07:22 am  Link  Quote 
Artist/Painter
Vincent Wolff
Posts: 2,847
Chicago, Illinois, US


very much achieved....your new head shots are gorgeous, your nudes with TH Taylor are fantastic.  I love the new direction
Apr 11 13 06:59 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
AJScalzitti
Posts: 12,527
Atlanta, Georgia, US


I really like that you added some beauty like your avi as well.  Maybe you could add a few more images showing your personality, maybe a smile or two.  Its up to you really, if that type of work (commercial) is something you want to pursue.

When I am looking for a model and trying to decide between who on the short list (rigt look, right size for the cothes, etc) I should cast; I look for signs that they have a good personality, easy to work with, and won't be a drag on the shoot.
Apr 11 13 07:16 am  Link  Quote 
Model
IDiivil
Posts: 3,983
Burbank, California, US


Thanks for all the tips, guys smile Sounds like my new goal is to add some smiles! Or at least some happier personality shots smile

Edited a little bit based on your criticisms and replaced some shots I personally was unsure about.

Thanks again for all your help
Apr 11 13 02:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jerry Nemeth
Posts: 27,213
Dearborn, Michigan, US


I love your avatar.  It's beautiful!!
You have a beautiful portfolio!!
I'm sorry that I didn't get a chance to shoot with you before you moved to LA.

I will be shooting with a model from San Diego in May.   smile
Apr 13 13 10:04 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Julia Francesca
Posts: 2,357
Maumee, Ohio, US


every time i see your port there's something else new and exciting, you do amazing work!!! very inspiring!
Apr 13 13 10:59 am  Link  Quote 
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