I’m looking for 4-5 models for my project funded by Taike. Please read the full notice and send your application via email ([email protected])! Title of your message: Model call / your name. The application deadline is May 15, but some places can be filled before the application deadline. All applicants will be answered by 20.5.
The purpose of the project is to expand the body imagery around us, to give the models an empowering and nice experience in front of the camera, and to develop my artistic work and customer process. The genre is boudoir, but (as my portfolio shows) it can mean anything really. Shooting will take place primarily in the Turku region during May-June, but I am also ready to travel for good locations – so feel free to suggest! If necessary, we can use our home studio in Turku, but I hope that we find other locations, for example in nature, in the client’s home or in a more special environment (I’m dreaming of deserted houses and other abandoned buildings).
I hope you have an idea or dream about your shoot – where and how you want to be captured, what kind of atmosphere you are looking for, what you want to tell with your images. You can share your thoughts in words and also include as much visual references as you wish. I want the project to primarily serve the models themselves, so the more resources you have to plan and brainstorm with me, the better. I’m not looking for models to be planted in a ready-made concept, but for customers with their own wishes and ideas! My development points and experimental wishes fit in many different concepts and based on your wishes, I will make further suggestions.
The only requirement for all models is that they are marginalized in one way or another – that their visibility creates identification specifically for marginalized people and expands body imagery. I will favor BIPOCs (black, indigenous and people of color) as well as people who, for economic reasons, would not have the opportunity to have a similar experience (a word for that is enough, I do not require certificates). Everything we do during this project, we do respecting the wishes and limits of the models!
I hope that at least one of the models feels comfortable and natural in front of the camera and with their own body, but this is not what I expect or even want from all the chosen ones. So: even if you have a complex body relationship and no modeling experience at all, apply!
I expect to be able to use some of the photos we create in my social media and website, but you choose the images that I can share from the full online gallery, so every image I share will be approved by you! Please let me know in your application if it’s okay for you if we arrange a live during your photoshoot and / or capture a lot of behind the scenes video material for later use (this is not a term for application, just something I might be interested in trying)! I will make a contract that contains all terms we agree together.
As a thank you, each selected model will receive a carefully tailored shooting experience and a full gallery of 200+ images for their own free use (value € 1,000). There is no monetary compensation for attending the photoshoot, but I may be able to help with travel expenses if needed.
Questions to help with writing the application:
Why are you applying to this project?
Tell me a little about yourself: who and what are you like, what inspires you?
How would your presence expand the body imagery?
What kind of ideas / wishes do you have for the photoshoot?
Do you already have the exact place in mind? If not, what kind of place do you see yourself in?
Feel free to include visual references, like a Pinterest board with images that inspire you!