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Aug 28, 2008
5' 4"
146 lbs
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About Me

Hi my name is Michele Del Ray. I am primarily interested in Pinup & Alternative modeling. I love anything from the 40's through 60's in style as well as modern takes on these eras. I love all things tiki, and am interested in shooting in the style of exotica/tiki/voodoo/kitch. I also am a big classic and hot rod nut. I am open to shooting lite Bettie Page style bondage and implied but not full nude.

I started out doing this because I love classic old glamour photos and wanted to capture my own image in this style. I really loved the shoots I have done so far and the fantastic people that I have met doing this. I am always positive, professional, and fun to work with on shoots.

I live in San Diego and I have a really cool house that is good for shoots. We have a 50's diner, tiki lounge, macabre living room, and western 50's room (under construction) available. I work in Architecture and Interior Design. If you are interested in using my home for a shoot location please contact me for photos.

I also own a '64 Thunderbird (light satin green and gloss pearl white with black interior) if needed for a shoot. I also can provide my own wardrobe (depending on the theme, I have a large private vintage collection of 50's and 60's, vintage lingerie and furs). I can also do my own Makeup (Glamor, Pin up) and Hair (50's sets) if needed.

I am pretty open to ideas so if you have something on your mind and you think I am a good fit please feel free to contact me. I also love collaborating and being involved in the process when appropriate. I love styling and coming up with a look and mood for photos.

If you are interested in shooting please contact me for rates. Of course there are always exceptions to any rules if a TF shoot is mutual.

Some concepts I would love to shoot are:
-Anything with Classics or Hot rods! (for publication or portfolio)
-Tiki (I have been thinking about something like an Exotica album -cover, think Martin Denny!) Great for a band album cover!
-Vintage Hollywood Glamor
-60's Bridget Bardot, or 60's tv themes (Batman, Munsters, etc)
-Circus sideshow (something sexy but dark)
-Always more Pinup!

I am looking to shoot for trade (clothes, accessories, publication, portfolio building, monetary value) I model on the side and still need to make a professional living, if a trade job takes away from a paying job the paying job will take precident. Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my page!! Looking forward to working with you!!

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Shannon Brooke #2261
The RK Studio #427401
TL Glam Studio #638531
Courtney Canter #528397
James Ryder #1989
JMVfoto #53157
Salus in Arduis #1028870
Miss Missy #690848
Jaymz Eberly of Lowrider Pimps and Photographs of Dreams
Mike Basso #14986
Gilbert Castillo #693727
RD Photography #372617
Painted Pinups
Katie Neal Photo
Tam Magdaleno Photography
Sheila Estelle Photography
Salvador Ceja Photography
Tamara Young Photography
Venerable Photography #1201080
Ruben Grolet #210934
WH Photo #1230972
Bespoke Photo (Konstantin)
Poon Watchara-Amphaiwan
Jason Holmes Photography #11072
Vida La Muerte
Dana Schleicher for Radio Free Bakersfield
Mila Reynauld for Glamorama Studio
Philip Austin Photography
Six Gun Serenade
Melissa Oglesby Photography for Cuties for a Cause
Chevy Dave
Tim Hunter Photography
Jason Holmes Photography
Belgium Lion Photography
Some Like It Shot Photography

Jennifer Corona #22355
Christine Kill
Illyne Rios (The Makeup Vixen) #627563
Luna Bella Makeup Art #1044638
Stace Face #45614
MelanieMetalmouth #1035823
Nique #1263087
Blondie Dabella
Crystal Rigby #574343
Ashley Sul #1542674
Jay Quintana #641300
Gia DiLoreto

53 Deluxe
Rebel Pinup Page (featured on 'Girl Saturday') (featured model) x2 (featured model)

Radio Free Bakersfield calendar, Miss March
Cuties for a Cause calendar; Miss May
Tiki Oasis Birds of Paradise calendar; Miss March
Promo materials for Some Like It Shot Photography

The Drip Stop; advertizing for Kona Blend Coffee:
Tiki Oasis 10 presents Birds in Paradise calendar; Miss April
Cuties for a Cause calendar; Miss June

Pinup Perfection Magazine, Military Issue, June 2010
Vintage Suits by Mary ads and website; April 2010 - Oct 2010
Pinups for Pups 2010 Calendar! Miss February

Tiki Oasis 10 Bathing Beauties Fashion Show, August 2010

Mitzi's Pre-Mooneyes Fashion Show: Vintage Suits by Mary, July 2010

Viva Las Vegas 2010 Fashion Show: Vintage Suits by Mary; Lena Hoschek

O'Fluffs Lucky Charms, March 2010 fashion show

1st Place Winner at the Lowrider Pimps Pin Up Contest in Whittier, AUG 2009
2nd Runner up for Miss Drive n Dine Pin Up Contest (A benefit for MS at Frisco's in Long Beach put on by Gypsy 3 Productions), June 2009
Top 10 for Pinup Contest at Bedlam Ball Carshow hosted by Photographs of Dreams, Oct 2009
Top 10 for Pinup Contest at Grand National Roadster Show hosted by Bombshell-n-Ink, January 2010
3rd Place at Crusin' Back to the 50's George Barris Carshow, Hosted by Mitzi and Co., Culver City, CA May 2010
1st Place Winner at 1st Annual Summer Scorcher Pinup Contest, Hosted by Cherry Club Photography, Kingman AZ, August 2010
Top 15 for Huffarama (a benefit for Bo Huff) Pinup Contest, Hosted by Lisa Love, November 2010
Top 12 for 2012 Grand National Roadster Show, Hosted by Mitzi and Co., Pomona, CA January 2012

Volunteering for continuous events supporting Cuties for a Cause. Please check for updated information on upcoming shows on my facebook page.

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