note to prospective modelsGiven the city’s transient nature, I am always looking to broaden my roster of models. I can’t guarantee I’ll have a spot for you immediately, but sending me your info places you in my modeling pool, and I’ll contact you if/when a composition calls for someone like you.
WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR:
– The ability to show up on time. I cannot stress this enough. In fact, with me, as well as throughout the modeling industry, your reliability is probably MORE important than your looks.
– Athletic body-types; i.e., Generally speaking, you should probably hit the gym at least a couple time a week if you want to work for me, or just be magically thin and muscular. The camera adds 5 kilos, and there are political reasons I try to promote an athletic physique in my work.
SCHEDULING & COMPENSATION:
I pay $15/hr, shoots and painting sessions usually last 2-3 hours and I prefer to schedule on weekdays during the daylight hours. The work tends to be sporadic – it might be a 1 time event, a few sessions in a row, or intermittently on an ongoing basis.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
I might pose you with 1 or more other models, or work with you by yourself. I usually have at least one assistant helping me throughout the session. I find that 10-15 minutes is typically the maximum anyone can hold a pose before something starts cramping up or falling asleep, so breaks are frequent, though brief.
As far as content is concerned, it might vary from being the face of a religious figure in a painting, participating in a lesbian bondage scene, or stripping off and getting covered in paint before being printed on a life-size canvas. While I may ask for the moon, I respect the right of all models to say no to anything they are not comfortable with. Most of the time I know exactly what I need before I contact anyone, so you’ll know what you’re getting into beforehand.
When it comes to photography, I usually involve the model in the selection process, and will only publish that which has been approved by everyone in the shot. Anyway I consider it a failure on my part if you aren’t eager to cheekily show your friends and family what you’ve participated in, regardless of thematic content.
HOW TO APPLY:
If you think you’ve got it, send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
-Modeling experience, if any
-What level of nudity you are comfortable with; everyone’s different, and I have as much need for people dressed up in costume as for unclothed.
-1-2 Photos – you don’t need a modeling portfolio or experience, but ideally I like to have one headshot and one bodyshot. It saves me biking all over the city having coffee with potential candidates.