I am a successful professional photographer and artist (trained as a painter in Provence). I am looking for female models between the ages of 18 and 45 for a 2- 3+ hour studio shoots on Monday, Wednesday or Sunday mid- afternoon (3pm) or early evening (6pm) in Menlo Park, CA. These shoots do NOT include nudity. I am preparing a book titled “THE CHARACTER OF FEMALE BEAUTY” .
Beauty may be skin deep but I want to artistically show both the beauty AND the complexity of personality and character underneath that beauty. “THE CHARACTER OF FEMALE BEAUTY” is a major artistic project for publication and gallery exhibition. I privately own a very well equipped professional studio in the San Francisco Bay area ( Silicon Valley).
Depending on the model, there may be more than one session including other urban or semi-rural locations for specific projects. For studio work I have a changing/make-up room.
Typically I schedule a week or two in advance but occasionally have last minute openings. I am impeccable in keeping my commitments and very much appreciate the same professionalism from prospective models.
On some weekends I have a wardrobe and makeup specialist ( 20 years with a high end design house). I always have an administrative assistant to handle paperwork and logistics. Unless we agree IN ADVANCE otherwise, the model is responsible for make up and wardrobe. Discussion before the shoot is required. Text and phone are preferred for this phase of confirmation of the session.
I privately own a very well equipped professional studio and and am currently represented by in the bricks and mortar gallery. Initial Test Sessions are usually TFP OR $25 per session - later rates are negotiable. I supply food and drink. I don’t like for models to be hungry or dry - quite the contrary - I want you to be as comfortable and relaxed as possible. I enjoy my work and want the same for you.
I am flexible on the day (Monday, Wednesday or Sunday) but not on appointment times (3pm and 6pm). I much prefer models with their own transportation but my studio is located two blocks away from public transportation. I will also pay reasonable costs for public transportation within a 50 mile radius ( agreed to in advance). Female escorts are allowed but they must find their own diversion off site ( there is a bookstore and shopping nearby) and be accessible by phone for the duration of the shoot. Each initial studio session shoot is between 2.5 and 3 or more hours and must be confirmed the day before (and the day of) by phone or text.
Contact,Message or friend me if you are interested or have questions about me, my process or my artistic goals. Many thanks.