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Model Mayhem #:
533961
Last Activity:
Dec 03, 2018
Experience:
Very Experienced
Compensation:
Paid Assignments Only
Shoot Nudes:
Yes
Joined:
Oct 07, 2007
Age:
28
Height:
5' 7"
Weight:
119 lbs
Bust:
34"
Waist:
24"
Hips:
0"
Cup:
C
Dress:
2
Shoe:
8.5
Ethnicity:
n/a
Skin Color:
Tanned
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About Me

I'm an itinerant with NO HOME BASE—listed locations reflect upcoming travel stops.

Spending the end of 2018 and first half of 2019 focusing largely on martial arts training in China and Thailand, which means that during this time frame my modeling availability will be A. more limited, and B. restricted to destinations within Asia [willing to fly internationally for jobs, but would like to stick to this hemisphere until at least Summer/Fall '19].

As a model: A decade of professional experience [modeling in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Cuba, South Africa, Hong Kong, and around Europe], glowing references, technical knowledge and creative intuition on both sides of the camera, exceptional athleticism, all-natural features and grooming [my shoots often involve no makeup and my skin is infamously simple to retouch].

As a traveler/roustabout/life-liver: scroll to the bottom of this profile. 8]



UPCOMING TRAVEL

NOTE: Places written in all caps means I'm modeling full-time while in those places.
Otherwise, modeling part-time while training in martial arts through the first half of 2019.

Oct/Nov: Jilin Province, China

**Nov 27-30: HONG KONG**

Dec: Guangdong Province, China; Thailand

Jan: Thailand, Cambodia, other destinations TBD

**Early Feb: SINGAPORE**

Mar-Apr: Shandong Province, China [training]

**Late April: JAPAN**

May-June: Jilin Province, China [training]

Most likely spending the summer in Scandanavia and/or Eastern Europe. Get in touch to influence my plans! ;]


Prerequisite reading:

1. Listed locations = where I'm going next [i.e., where I'm currently booking work for]...NOT where I live. I usually have no home base. Inquire directly for details.

2. Interested in working with me? If you include your location in the subject line, it'll make my life a lot easier and score you instant points. [Making the subject line "photo shoot" or "hi freya" or "job offer" or something else ambiguous will have precisely the opposite effect.]

3. Paid inquiries only. Whether this is a hobby or a full-time job for you has no bearing on the fact that this is my livelihood and I pay [literally: overhead and travel costs, unbillable hours; abstractly: opportunity costs, lack of upward mobility or benefits] in order to do it because I love it and while I'm genuinely eager to participate in your art, I also deserve to be compensated for that participation [i.e., arguments about "art for art's sake" will fall on deaf ears...even a model's gotta eat].

4. As a freelancer, my reputation is part of my job. Want to check more references before contacting me? Scroll through my TAGs or my list. If that's not enough, feel free to ask for additional references with your inquiry. 8]

Instagram @bumpwolf


On Catching this Will-'o-the-Wisp

This has happened to me in at least two hundred cases: someone will send me a good-natured when-are-you-coming-to-my-town type of message.

And when I follow up inquiring about what dates would work for them [or dates that might work for me], the response is, "Let me know when you're coming!"

And then the same interaction will repeat itself, with the same person, for years, ad infinitum.

And most of the time, in these cases, I never wind up making it over there.

When I *do*, it's a matter of luck: someone else books me there, or I wind up going there anyway for other personal or professional reasons.

Why's that?

A couple reasons:
A. I structure tour dates around jobs that are definite [i.e., where I won't run the risk of receiving a last-minute cancellation, and where there's an actual date-time-place in my calendar]. If I'm specifically traveling somewhere *because of* modeling [as opposed to modeling in a place where I happen to be traveling for other reasons], it's because I've been booked for a concrete, in-the-calendar, surefire gig.
B. I'm juggling a lot of plates. While modeling is my mainstay [and has been for eight years], I do work in many fields and pursue many independent projects and the development of different skills.

It's completely fine to just say, "Add me to your contacts and let me know if you head over here," and I've worked with hundreds of people this way, but please be aware that in these instances I can make no guarantees about if or when I make it to you, nor how much notice I'll be able to give or if I'll be able to save availability for you. That is completely, 100% fine, and I really appreciate when people contact me asking to be added to my contacts list.

But if you've continued to ask for three or four [or more] years of repeatedly asking me when I might be coming to visit...it might just be time to commit to a day, already. 8]

If you want to *ensure* that I visit your area [and/or if you want first dibs on influencing *when* I come to your area], the absolute best way to do that is for us to discuss in actual, concrete terms of time, and agree to a partial deposit of the shoot fee--I commit to the clients who commit to me [not to mention, I see it largely as a gesture of goodwill and sign of respect in an oft-stigmatized industry: a freelance professional in any other market can generally charge a deposit after eight years of building up a solid reputation without causing anyone to balk]. Having an excellent reputation amongst models whom I know and trust is also sometimes enough to get me to plan a trip around you—but only once we've figured out *when*.

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Compensation

Rates and policies vary somewhat by country [striking a balance balance between exchange rates to USD and the local cost of living], but are fairly consistent overall.

FYI: In the US, I charge $125/hour with a two-hour minimum for standard one-on-one shoots. When traveling abroad, this rate may differ [to offset international travel expenses, to reflect regional industry standards, etc].

I'm a "take it or leave it" kind of gal and am generally uninterested in haggling [after all, I didn't get into modeling in order to sit in front of a computer negotiating back-and-forth for hours with people I may never meet...I got into modeling in order to meet, connect to, and create with people around the world].

Deposits

As of 2018, I almost always require deposits in order to secure a booking.

I have over eight years of experience under my belt around the world, and *literally* thousands of positive references. Consider this: a freelancer in any other field [especially with that sort of track record] would never travel to work, on their own dime, without a deposit. I used to just swallow occasional losses, cancellations, etc., as part of the price of building up a brand for myself from scratch—and now, this small amount of job security is one of the only forms of upward mobility I can provide myself in this field. ;]

I prefer to use Stripe for deposits, though PayPal is also an option for those with a strong preference; usually I ask for 50% up front and the other 50% at the shoot.

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Fun stuff [i.e., you don't have to read this, but it's here for those interested]

-I rock climb, scuba dive, am a general mover and shaker and incidental athlete [technically a PSIA ski instructor and 500 hr yoga teacher...but my true love is shaolin kung fu]. I can limbo like a boss. In Spring 2015, I rode my bicycle from Key West, FL to Bar Harbor, ME—and modeled in big cities along the way!
-I've worked as a Thai massage therapist at an upscale spa in Mammoth, a snowsports instructor, a research assistant at NASA Ames, a freelance writer and editor, a trail builder for the National Parks, a stable hand in Utah, driving heavy machinery in North Dakota, remodeling houses, and so on.
-I build large-scale projects and the like for Burning Man: in 2012 I was with the Pier and worked as a golf cart mechanic for DPW, in 2013 I built the pyrotechnics for the Control Tower [did all the plumbing myself], and in 2014 I spent six months building Embrace, a seven-story structural engineering nightmare shaped like two giant people. In 2015 I built and did pyrotechnics for the Mazu temple, an interactive temple [complete with fire-breathing dragons] funded by a Taiwanese artist collective.
-Modeling's been my primary anchor for six years, but my other recurrent pursuits include singing and writing.
-I've got the travel bug and spend as much time living out in the woods, out of my car on the open road, or hidden in far-off corners of the world out of a backpack as I can get away with. I've backpacked through Southeast Asia, Yosemite, and parts of Northern California, and did my first Australian modeling tour from Brisbane to Hobart. I've toured the North Island of New Zealand [my original three-month tour was cut short by an emergency back in the States] and want to return in the near future to hit both islands! I've pounded rebar in the Karoo desert of South Africa. I've roamed around Cuba, where I found myself in an Amanda Palmer music video as part of a random chain of circumstances.

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"Ms Gallows is a force of nature, and as natural a model as any ... what more can I say, just a kick to work ;-)" Read less

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"Freya is a great model ! I believe I never got this feeling of a strong body shaped with so much softness ! An easy and quick shooting. And some impressive results mostly due to her incredible presence. I love her. You will love her too !" Read less

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"Freya is a beautiful model, thoroughly professional in every respect, and good company too. Pre-shoot communications were excellent and, in relation to the shoot itself, my first look through the images suggests I have enough for a photo book just off this one shoot. Freya is a travelling model and I would strongly recommend that for shoots in more remote locations which take time to get to photographers book her for a good amount of time: I can assure you that the extra cost will be well worth it." Read less

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"Had a great time at the shoot,Freya is very interesting and I loved hearing about her travels! I hope Freya would like to shoot again if she is in my area.very professional!" Read less

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"Freya is simply fantastic to work with, beautiful, relaxed, great with all poses. She has a unique and breathtaking look!" Read less

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"An incredible model and an amazing individual. Freya's communication in setting up the shoot was easy and to the point. She's smart, well spoken, and super easy to work with. She not only owned every look we tried she killed it. Simply a wonderful photographic subject and a lovely soul!" Read less

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"Freya is a fantastic model and collaborator. She's intellectual, creative and fun, and a consummate pro in regards to communication, punctuality, preparation, etc. Our shoot together helped me advance several artistic goals and I hope to work with her again." Read less

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"Awesome professional model, prepared, on time, creative, a pleasure and fun to work with." Read less

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"Freya was a long awaited muse model who was awesome to work with! She had captured exactly what I was looking for. She is hard working versatile and punctual. It was also great with her timing to schedule the session as we did. I hope to have the opportunity to work with her again." Read less

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"Freya has a fantastic level of enthusiasm, is easy and fun to work with, and requires really no direction beyond "stand over here"! She's intelligent and experienced and therefore has a seemingly innate understanding of what the camera expects. I highly recommend her." Read less

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"Freya was great to work with and I would highly recommend her to other photographers. I already am hoping she makes another trip to the area in the near future so I can work with her again. Nothing but praise and best wishes to her." Read less

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"Freya is a talented and wonderful model. She is so much fun to work with and has interesting stories of her travels around the world. I would highly recommend her to anyone." Read less

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"Caught Freya in HK for a studio session.. She was a total joy to work with bringing her own ideas and dynamic creativity to a fun collaborative shoot. . Would love a second shoot one day. Thanks Freya." Read less

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"One of the first Traveling models I ever worked with!! Freya is super talented and easy to work with!!" Read less

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"Freya Gallows has a true natural beauty and was an absolute pleasure to work with. She showed up ready to work, communicated well with me, and brought the perfect amount of energy and enthusiasm for our project. This was one of those shoots where I should've booked more time - I'm definitely looking forward to the next one!" Read less

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"Freya was amazing to work with. She's an extremely talented and creative person and model. Freya made working together fun because of her professionalism, suggestions, and laid-back yet energetic attitude!" Read less

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"Freya is an adventurer at heart - she may be Ernest Hemingway reincarnated as a long, lean brunette! Easy to work with - a dream to talk to - for hours - I would recommend her to ANYONE anywhere anytime." Read less

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"Freda was a joy to work with. She is very personable, creative and talented. Freda had much to offer in the way of artistic creativity. I look forward to working with Freya again soon." Read less

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"Freya is one of the most interesting people you will ever meet and she's absolute magic in front of the camera. Highly recommended!" Read less

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"Freya is very talented and a lot of fun to work with. I hope to work with her again soon." Read less

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"Unprecented rains forced us to use a less-nude-safe backup location and Freya rocked it like no others. Her fantastic look, self-posing skills, and winning personality make for a top-notch model who's fun to work with. Please hurry back to H-town and we'll hit that reservoir!" Read less

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"Very intellectual and great to talk to, she does some good work" Read less

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"Freya is so much fun to talk with and get to know a little bit before shooting. The shoots fly by and I end up with so many perfect shots. Freya is a fantastic model that can flow from pose to pose effortlessly and make each one look unique. She's a true professional, a beautiful woman and a pleasure to work with. I'm looking forward to working together many more times!" Read less

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"Really gorgeous model, professional and punctual. A joy to work with and an incredible all-natural figure. Hoping to work with her again." Read less

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"I worked with Freya during her time in Sydney. She is an incredible model, infinitely versatile, radiantly beautiful, and fun and photogenic to boot. We got some incredible photos, and I can only hope she comes back to Australia soon! If she passes through your town, make sure you take the opportunity and book her out!" Read less

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"Natural and comfortable with her body. Not afraid to get dirty, climb or crawl." Read less

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"Awesome-sauce model! Loved shooting and just chatting. Very fluid with poses and "gets it" when taking direction." Read less

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