As I go more towards fine art, woodsy wild woman, water nymph style sessions I need to update my portfolio. While I usually include at least a topless pose & occasionally a fine art nude series at the end of my boudoir sessions these are generally not images I get model releases for. I am looking for studio models and outdoor fine art nude models. Experience preferred but I am more interested in finding the right fit. These are very specific image styles, posing and locations and I need someone who is comfortable nude, takes direction well, is flexible, has an adventurous spirit and is not shy. Women only please! I will have a female assistant with me on the outdoor sessions. These are not my typical boudoir sessions & they are not explicit/Maxim style sessions either. They are artfully created fine art portraits. These are dynamic, emotional pieces of artwork we are creating together. It’s a collaborative session. These kinds of sessions take the right personality. These sessions are not for everyone, I get it. If you’re adventurous and willing to frolic nude in the woods, then you might be a good fit 😉 These will not be totally anonymous images so please keep that in mind. If you’re interested but don’t have modeling experience I will be doing a few select complimentary sessions.
The outdoor fine art nude sessions will be very free spirited, boho, wild goddessy style. Must be okay with hiking into locations, traveling up to 2 hours away from Charlotte for the right location. For ideas of what I’m going for click here (nsfw) Some of these sessions will also be done in the NC Mountains, so preference is given to models nearby or models willing to travel to the mountains.
What I’m looking for is two fold.
1. Experienced models : I would love to find experienced fine art figure models. This would be a paid modeling experience, you would get a few images for your portfolio but you must have previous experience either as a figure model for art classes/workshops or as nude fine art model. I want to see portfolios & galleries of your previous work. I will be very picky about who is chosen for this project. I want to meet each model before the session and talk about the project. You will sign a contract and a full model release.
2. No experience : No figure work experience or you’re not a model? I will do a few complimentary sessions (no hair & makeup included though) with a large print credit or digital files in exchange for a full image release. No partial release for these sessions. You must sign a full release, this is non negotiable. Open to all sizes, you must just be comfortable being fully nude, that’s the main requirement! You will sign a contract & a release upon being accepted as a model. Again, I am going to be super picky about this project.
3. Don’t want to sign a full release? You can book a Gaia Session ($350) & release 5 images and get a $100 print credit & a phone app ($199 value) with the 5 images you chose to release.
Models can be located in the Charlotte area (within an hour of Charlotte), Asheville/Boone/Hickory/Hendersonville Area (outdoor session only) or within two hours of Charlotte in SC. Looking to shoot Mid August-Mid September.
- Long hair
- ability to hike into the woods if needed
- no awkward/bad tan lines
- sign full model release
- no size/race/ethnicity requirements, you just have to be comfortable nude!
- no large tattoos, stretched ears or facial or body piercings
- must meet before we shoot!
- show up on time & ready to work
I will be meeting prospective models the first 2 weeks of August and once I have my final models I will send out confirmation emails with details on the sessions, locations, what to bring, etc.