RavenessModel Female Vancouver, Washington, US
My Website: Photo Inspiration BoardMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/sunspriteraven
Mayhem # 539606
BEFORE READING ON
-Please no fly by friend requests if you don't intend to check in again. If you don't leave a comment, TAG, or message before adding me as a friend, I'm not likely to accept your request.
-Please don't invite me to shoot with you and later on tell me your rates. I'm only looking to do trade work, versus trying to become published and get into the modeling business. I'm mostly interested in collaborative work, having fun, and making some great art.
-I am unwilling to do nude/erotic/bondage photography, and you'll have to explain exactly what you have in mind for implied nudes, glamour, or suggestive themes. I will rarely shoot implied with photographers I haven't worked with before.
Thank you for your consideration.
INTERESTS & MY STYLE
-I have a biology background and work as a massage therapist. I have enjoyed art my whole life and modeling and photography are how I tend to express myself artistically these days.
-I love working hands-on with animals, especially reptiles and amphibians and I would be excited to shoot with snakes and other animals if given the opportunity. I have 3 snakes myself, but they're on the small side, so not easy to model with.
Image by Ann's Creative Photography: http://flutegirl822.blogspot.com/
-Most of my own photography is focused on natural subjects. If you're interested, I have some older work viewable on my deviantArt gallery. http://sunspriteraven.deviantart.com/ Up to date work is posted on my Facebook account.
-I think my interests are a basis for my style. I wouldn't consider myself to know a lot about high fashion, but would be interested in getting more experience shooting fashion and editorial.
-I'm a nature girl at heart and am more in my element doing outdoor shooting vs. studio work. I don't mind climbing up trees or getting a bit dirty, but don't last too long in the cold. Studio work is preferred for the cooler, wetter months that dominate the PNW.
-For wardrobe style, I like dark and bright colors, Asian and ethnic accents, fantasy themes, tailored/fitted clothes, flowing or draping material, and casual wear. I have a limited budget for adding to my wardrobe though, so please keep that in mind for shoots. Please feel free to ask for photos of what's in my current wardrobe/accessory collection.
-Modeling is mostly a hobby for me, because it's enjoyable and can be an artistic outlet for me. I enjoy working with different photographers on collaborative projects, especially if they're artistic or conceptual.
-I like to learn and help others learn, so am happy to work with experienced photographers, and those just starting to get into photographing human subjects. Want to build your portfolio and work with a variety of models? Great! I'm all for that. Want to try something new or play around with techniques? Also great! It's fun to experiment and see what we can create.
-Paid shoots would be awesome, but it's not an expectation by any means. I would appreciate having my travel costs covered if I have to drive more than an hour to get to a shoot location.
-I'm not interested in stock photography, at this time. I would appreciate hearing if any images do end up getting published so I know where my face ends up.
WORKING WITH ME
-I would love to do some TF* work or test shooting with local photographers or those in the area.
-I prefer to shoot fairly close to home when possible. I'm in Vancouver during most of the week, and am usually down near Hillsboro/Beaverton around the weekend. Shoots in other parts of western WA & OR may work if it's an interesting project that has been well planned out.
-I'm most available Mondays and some Saturdays and Friday evenings. Wednesday AM may work for Vancouver area shoots as well. The more advance notice I'm given, the more likely my schedule will still be open.
-I will do a range of genres and out of the ordinary is always a plus. I'd love to try working with contortions, interesting angles, fantasy themes, dark and edgy looks, cosplay, etc. Also, I'd love to help designers or stylists show off their work.
-I have no piercings or tattoos and am not likely to be coloring my hair any time soon.
-Unless an MUA/hair stylist is provided, I do my own makeup and hair, which tends to be pretty simple (especially hair). I do have a few unnatural color wigs that can be used for variety, or more of a fantasy look.
-I'm a bit shy, so sometimes it takes a while to warm up to a new photographer if they're more on the quiet side as well. Connecting with them helps me bring out my best expressions.
-I'm a big fan of planning, so communicating well before a shoot is really useful for me. A few weeks advance notice is preferred. I enjoy hearing what kinds of ideas you have in mind for shooting and like to share inspiring images to get on the same page visually.
-If you're interested in working with me based on what you've learned so far, send me a message and we can try to make something work.
Thank you for stopping by!
-I've recently started experimenting with making chain mail and scale mail creations. I would be happy to photograph the jewelry and accessories that I make, and can incorporate them into elaborate costume pieces, given enough time.
-I do quite a bit of general Photoshop editing and enhancement of my own photos, so I am more than willing to work with jpegs (or RAW files if you're open to that) from shoots we work on together.
-If you don't like spending much time editing or want to see what I can add to our images, let me know what all you want me to do.
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Thanks to those I've been lucky enough to work with so far. I appreciate your kindness and value the experiences working with you!
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.:UNA:. Spring 2009 collection shoot ~ http://www.una-shop.com/