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Last Activity:
Jan 21, 2019
Very Experienced
Paid Assignments Only
Shoot Nudes:
Apr 29, 2008
5' 9"
135 lbs
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Gypsy Sightings

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About Me

----> Peep my instagram for my most recent work as I'm tardy putting the new images in my port here! #busybusygir
Otherwise my most revent work is in my "unassigned" album :]  <-------


I'm one of the "first generation" of professional roaming art models, formerly commercially represented in NYC + Lisbon, with a background in dance, theatre and classical music.  I call on my varied experience in the performance arts as my main inspiration to move and express through movement. . .

Available for hire in all artistic capacities in the DFW Metro, and for projects in the other  metroareas of Tejas like Houston or Austin, and with frequent trips out of state to OKC, NYC.

I like the fact that we can all be friends, but remember: You RESPECT your please keep that in mind when booking a shoot with me...

TO REACH ME, THE BEST METHOD IS: [email protected]

Wanna work with me, or have in the past? Join my FB Group to stay on top of all tours and random stuffs.



(Did you make it this far!? TeeHee)
I like art. smile
In fact- I like art so much I attempt to make a living doing it.
    I dance in front of the lens + steal moments from behind it.

Cinema Projects:

As of 2017 I will continue to travel/tour & model on a part-time basis as allowed by the demands in my career as a [bInterior Designer, ]Commercial Photographer, Art Director, and Educator.[/b]

I love to be outdoors, I love conveying emotion, telling a story, becoming a character, playing with props, using wardrobe, am the fabric-in-the-wind-on-a-sand-dune champ. I love direct--hard-lighting in studios, sets I can play in, a location that inspires me to step back in time.
As bad-ass as I sound now- just remember I'm a sweet little kitton who's afraid of heights and stairs, is mid-diagnosis of Fibromyalgia, and has gotten Lyme's Disease AND glass-to-the-bone-in-my-foot-with-shoes-on.
And that one time we all almost fell off a mountain....

Other consulting capabilities: Art Direction, Set Design/Building, Workshop teaching/organizing, Studio Organization to Reduce Workflow Anxiety, and more!  <----inquire within, but can include portfolio review/building, pre-production workflow, image capture capabilities or post-production
I'm also available as Hair/Makeup <-----MM# 144223

Industry Standard, both for touring + local markets. Please request the link to my model-booking-info-sheet for specifics! smile

13378: fashion, editorial, commercial modeling
144223: Make-Up Artist
253337: Photographer
784867: Retouching

- My Hair is currently an auburn bob with bangs

-My age is a mystery!  I list a younger age to appear in searches, as most photographers cap their searches at 30. hmm I "look" a range of 25-35. So, for most shoots, my ambiguous aging (ha!) allows for a variety of ranges.
-I like to inspire people; it is what keeps me going when I'm freaking out about paying my bills and the like... [/b]

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"Carly is not only a great model - flow poses well without direction - but is also a wealth of knowledge. She's very knowledgeable technically - with posing, lighting, framing, composition and camera settings. I would recommend her." Read less

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"Carly was an awesome model to work with. I was very fortunate to be able to work with her on her visit to St Louis and look forward to her return. She was very comfortable with herself and posed like a true ballerina." Read less

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"Put this "Texas Tornado" on your Bucket List. She is one amazing woman - creative to beat the band, hard working, dependable, witty. I've thoroughly enjoyed each of the half dozen shoots we collaborated on. So, if you're old and don't have a lot of time left, shoot with this lady quick. You'll regret it from heaven otherwise." Read less

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"I recently worked with Carly. It was a very creative and fun shoot. She is a real artist. Very friendly, creative and poses beautifully. She is easy to talk to and someone whose company you will enjoy. Of course I got a number of unique shots because of her creativity. I absolutely want (have) to work with her again!" Read less

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"Carly is such a great model! Her dance background allows her, and me, to push and create amazing images. Can't wait to shoot with her again." Read less

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"All the things that everyone says about Carly are true. She is a truly fantastic model. She captures so many emotions with her posing that it is unreal. The other joy of working with Carly is her wit. This human is funny!!! I got the chance to with with Carly and Voxserene and she had us both laughing the entire shoot. She sincerely needs a comedy special. She is just a joy." Read less

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"Carly is a super experienced, very fun model. She needs little direction but will take any you give. She is open to experimentation, and has great input for your projects. Great model to work with!!" Read less

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"Carly is a bit different. Cerebral. Very creative. At times I thought I should hand her the camera and let her set the lights, but then I wouldn't have had a model. Bottom line: Great model to work with. Shoot with her if you have the chance." Read less

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"Carly is one of the best models! I love working with her! She's fun, creative, and gorgeous. She's clearly a very talented model and can transform her looks in amazing ways. Definitely recommend working with her! " Read less

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"Great model to work with, very easy going and knows how to pose!" Read less

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"Sleek, Graceful, and full of Energy! "Cause baby if I'm the bottom, you're the top!"" Read less

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"It was so nice to work with you again. You bring such an amazing energy with wonderful creativity and body awareness. It was just such a pleasure to shoot with you." Read less

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"There is no one quite like Carly. She's a force of nature. I think she was naked within 3 minutes of walking in my door without being asked - that's how ready and prepared and eager she is to work. The thing though - she's smart. Really smart. And she is willing to engage with you in constructing a vision for your work together. As she is incredibly versatile, that means the possibilities are almost limitless. You WILL create great art with her. If I were you I'd grab any opportunity to book her that I could." Read less

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"Carly is a true pro! A natural in front of the camera and requires little to no direction. She is very intuitive and anticipates the next pose I want. Hire her, you won't regret it." Read less

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"Carly is wonderfully creative and a total pleasure to shoot with. Highly recommended!" Read less

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"Carly is bubbling over with artistic feelings and beauty. The perfect combination! She was truly a pleasure to work with!" Read less

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"Carly is an excellent model! Highly recommend shooting with her. Very experienced." Read less

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"I loved working with Carly. She's not only a wonderful model but a truly interesting person." Read less

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Credit Notes


*I'm recently publishing some writing in relation to photography, in Blast Magazine, and Resource Magazine! You can also find me on PhotoVogue!

VOLO Magazine (photographer Vlad Kenner)
Digital Photographer (EU) (6x+, photography, self-portraiture and model-photographer Joao Carlos)
203 Magazine
FOCUS magazine (Three times, Photographers Gary Appel and Tyler Keeler)
Universe de Artists feature: Photographer Scott Nichol
Fashion Chicago
Styleology Magazine
Karin+Raoul (Gary Breckheimer, photog)
W24 (photographer Farrell Kramer)
CarpalTunnel Magazine
Don't Magazine
Eclipse Scene (Photographer Brian Guilleaux
Tampa Bay Times (twice)
Iconography Magazine (photographer Joao Carlos)
Nikon World Magazine + App  (photographer Steve Vaccariello)

Nominee for Black and White Spider Awards (photographer Gary Breckheimer)
Erotica 2 Hardcover  (2010, Photographer Vlad Kenner)
Book-by Dan Wickline “Model in Focus: Carly Erin”
"Back Story"  solo muse- Ernest Holzman, Known Gallery LA.
ArtRotica show- NYC 2010 (self-portraiture)

Creative Live with Mark Wallace and Snapfactory
Nikon 'app'
Timothy Pamment Salons
Ico Denim
Microsoft- Ensemble Studios
Rafel Shearlings
Dallas Morning News Sunday Fashion Editorial
Runway Couture Boutique in-house model
designer print campaign : August Alexander (also art director)
designer print campaign: Battee
Designer Print campaign: IMG
August Alexander- editorial/lookbook (also Art Direction, Photographer Richard Krall)
Sackrick Batee - editorial/lookbook (also Art Direction with Photographer Bob Warren, other photographers)

SCHOOLS (Live Draw):
Art Students League
    -Gary Sussman
    -James McIlhenney
    -Stavros Pavlides

Private Commision (painters/artists):
Michael Mentler
Alan Fink
Jonathan Herbert
Francesco Palomas
Caleb Carter
Billy Norrsby
Ryan McGuinness

Model-Features and Interviews:

Image of the Week, (several several times)
GlamourModels featured model April 2006
solomodels showcase images (6 as of may-june 06)

Antonio Wingfield, runway
August Alexander, runway
Sackrick Marico Battee,  runway
Crimson in the City Runway
HIN Runway
Poetry and Prose Runway
Image eyewear Trunk show: Chanel, Cavalli and Ford
Marc Jacobs, runway
FashionRocks! Runway


13378: fashion, editorial, commercial modeling
144223: MakeUp Artist
253337: Photographer
784867: Retouching

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