Just looking for input on what you think I need to add to my portfolio, what particularly as a photographer you look for in a models profile? Any feedback would be appreciated.
you do beautiful work in figure nudes. I'm especially impressed with the gargoyle series you have on DA. Perhaps the only thing missing would be versatility? Maybe some shots with ....(I know it's sacrilege but...) clothes?
Just to show you have range?
I like to see confidence and an awareness of how you look, what angles etc are flattering. I also look for good posing- hands and feet, head, etc.
You have a nice port but yeah, variety as long as you can pull it off. If you were closer I'd definitely shoot with you
The profile text is pretty good, it tells me a fair amount about your interests. If there are specific genres you'd like to work in other than art nudes (I don't think you'll have much difficulty finding people to work with on that one), it might be good to mention those, it would increase the chances of hearing from photographers with similar interests.
Posting travel information as you've done is good, I think a lot of photographers appreciate seeing that sort of thing.
When looking at images you have one of the two things I look for right away: A good head shot. Actually you have a couple of good ones in your portrait gallery, and this is an area too many art models overlook. From what I'm seeing , I have no doubt that you have a photogenic face and the ability to convey emotion.
The second thing I look for is a full length standing shot, and for an art nude model it's generally best if that's a nude also. Here I'm looking for line and proportion, so any graceful pose that isn't all twisted or scrunched up is good. Right now, you don't have anything posted that really gives me much information on this. I'm pretty good at inferring from all the bits and pieces after having done this for quite a while, but I'm less likely to book a nude model if there's a chance there are surprises lurking there that I'm unaware of.
An example: earlier this evening I exchanged messages with an experienced art model. She's short (5'1") and a little stocky and muscular, but I can readily see from her images that the proportions will work perfectly for a concept I'm shooting. I can also see that she's able to pose well when there's not much to hide behind, that she uses body language to good effect, and the fact that she's done it in a number of her posted images suggests that it's not a fluke. She's comfortable in her body. Now if I hadn't been able to see those images, if I'd thought she was just another pretty girl, I might have passed, might never have known that she's well suited to this particular concept.
I should perhaps add that I look for models who are willing to work as a collaborative partner in a shoot, and who come in with reasonable expectations. A certain amount of confidence is a positive thing. In general, I'm getting a good read from you on this. There are no unrealistic demands, nothing that would turn me away at early stages.
There are plenty of talented photographers here, and I'm looking forward to seeing the results of your future collaborations.
I'm working on an interesting new project for The Dirty Show. It involves computer imaging of vaginas, so I'm looking for more vaginas in portfolios these days.
Let me second the request for a headshot, but I don't think what you have qualifies. In your "portrait" section only two pictures are reasonably like headshots. In one of those, the hands are in focus and the face blurry; in the other the fence is in focus and the face blurred. I'd like to see a nice, clear, well lit, crisp shot of your face.
I like your shots already in your port, but you could use a headshot or two. Maybe a full body shot or two would be nice - clothed or not. It would give us an idea of what we are working with.