Thursday, August 29, 2013

Why I don’t shoot Nudes Tf?

Assumption: Because I’m nude I deserve to get paid.

Reality: I have far too many nudes in my portfolio and it is nice to do every once in a while, but I do not wish to just do nudes only.

1.)     I am more interested in Alternative modeling,  huge umbrella term for dark, edgy, Gothic, Horror, Gore, Pinup, Art, Fantasy, Etc.

2.)    The purpose of a TF shoot is to either A) Add to my portfolio assuming I don’t have any pictures of anything in a certain category. B) to Update my portfolio on my new look when my Appearance changes in any way ; tattoos, piercings, hair color, hair length, or anything. C) To enhance my portfolio. Meaning that in order for two parties or even a group to get together and trade their time and talent for photos, it has to be beneficial to all parties. I do not feel that nudes are beneficial to my portfolio, though I enjoy doing them. It is not the direction I wish for my career to go into. I do not wish to be side tracked and it takes time and energy away from my other projects.

3.)    Sometimes I unfortunately do not receive pictures back from photo shoots. With Nudes I am very cautious on whom I choose to work with. If it is a paid shoot at least I can say oh, I got paid that was part of the agreement, I don’t need the pictures back. Typically on paid assignments I am made aware that the Photographer is getting paid by a third party for those photos so they cannot post them anywhere. So I understand.

4.)    Respect! This is my art. This is my body and by doing only paid work when it comes to nudes narrows down the amount of creeps I get approaching me. And it allows people to take me more seriously as a model, an artist, and a person overall.

5.)    Last year when I first started shooting nudes I ran into a lot of problems that’s part of the reason why I went into a deep depression because I wasn’t happy with my life and the direction it was going. I got sidetracked with everybody else and their projects that I had no time to do my own.

6.)    The reason why I started modeling in the first place was because I wanted to be an alternative model. I want to have the freedom to be myself to the fullest without holding back and work with like minded creative people who wish to do the same. A part of me comes to life when I’m in front of the camera provided I work with the right people. A part of me that is left dead otherwise. I need art like I need to breath and this is one of my lungs and a huge chunk of my heart. I do not wish to get side tracked again. I am mostly interested in clothed alternative shoots. If you wish to shoot an artistic nude concept with me message me for my rates. If you are an art instructor or artist and you are looking for figure models I am available and reliable. That is All thank you. 

Xternal Art Photography- Alternative modeling

I did a shoot in collaborating with Laurie and Xternal Art photography a while ago. It's a bit a cosplay character like shoot where we're both arch enemies. Me being a Gothic belly dancer Goddess like Character while Laurie being a Sexy Seductress with a Whip.

Hope you guys enjoy!

Here's one of my favorites from the shoot.

More Here!

Anthropix Photography- Gothic/Alternative modeling

Short but sweet I wanted to share some of my new work here with you guys. Here's a shot from I shoot I did with Amanda Tea. Aka Anthropix Photography.

5 Things Tag

I was tagged by Minxie Villave of Lil Black Bloody Hood

  • Link back to the person who tagged you.
  • Tag 5 blogs with less than 200 followers
  • Get them to tag more bloggers and keep this thing going!

5 Things You need Everyday

1. Black Lipstick
2. Black Eye liner
3. Water
4. Food
5. Ripped Tights

5 Books You Would Recommend

1. The Secret By Rhonda Brynes
2. Creative Thursdays by Marisa Anne
3. Lenore Series by Roman Dirge’s 
4. The Tao of Abundence
5. Oh My Goth by Voltaire 

5 Materialistic Christmas Presents

1. Latex

2. Corsets
3. Petticoats

4. Monster High Doll

5. Living Dead Dolls 

 5 Places You Wish To Visit

1. New York 

2. Germany (Gothic Wave Treffen) 
3. England
4. Canada 
5. California 

5 Adjectives That Describe You

1. Funny
2. Beautiful
3. Artistic
4. Nerdy
5. Insanely Creative

5 Things You'd Say To People About Life

1. Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain.

2. Life isn't about finding yourself it's about creating yourself.

3. Do what you love and love what you do. 

4. Meditate
5. Stretch 

5 People Tagged

1. Minxie of Lil Black Bloody Hood

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

New work!

Hi guys,

Sorry for the lack of post I've been insanely busy with school and work. I've done a few more shoots since my last post here's one I did with Faith Betinis.
This was about a month ago for Chicago pride parade in an Alley on the North side. I have a new tattoo of 3 little bats flying out of my belly button and will be adding more along the way. I am a bit sad that my black bat necklace broke over the past weekend :-(. I did take out my dreads and I now have a long black wig with bangs.

New shoots coming in September. I did 2 shoots last week one with Amanda Tea (photographer)/Anthropix 
We did a set for  so you can expect that to be coming along pretty soon.

As for September I am shooting with Coma Pill Photography on something pretty dark and sweet.

And with Jim Sorfleet on a wicked vampire themed shoot.

I have yet to receive pictures back from a few other shoots but as soon as I do I look forward to sharing them hear as well.

I've decided to focus more on alternative modeling than fashion so I will be doing more alternative styles shoots and magazine submissions only for now on and looking to shoot at least twice/month if not more.

I am still adding to my tattoo collection and looking to get some piercings soon. I am adding more things to my wardrobe as well so be on the look out for more things to come.

If you are in or near the Chicago area and would like to work with me know and we can collaborate on a project together.