Where Do Models Come From, Part 5
December 16th, 2012
Where do models come from? Sometimes you find them where you are. That’s the case with Rachel. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I first photographed her more than 10 years ago when I went to Maine to shoot nudes on the coast. She lived near the spot where I was planning to shoot and knew the other model I was working with. I met her the day of the shoot. And, of course, that was the shoot that launched me on the direction that my work has followed for the past decade. I photographed Rachel again the next summer. And we stayed in touch over the years, though we never managed to get together again for photos. Rachel is a remarkable beauty and a very nice person. I know I say that about most of my models, and it is true of them all. I simply don’t work with models who aren’t nice people. Life is too short to deal with divas and attitudes.
Rachel is pretty much the opposite of a diva and the only attitude is one of working hard to make art. She is sweet and quiet, but she has a wonderful presence. Her beauty is striking. She is comfortable in her skin and natural and relaxed. And did I mention how beautiful she is?
Of course, the other wonderful thing about Rachel is that she is an artist and a model. As an artist she understands what I’m trying to do with my work. And as a model she is experienced and practiced at doing what it takes to make a great photo. All that makes working with her a real pleasure. And I found her right there…just a few miles from where I was shooting.
Rachel doesn’t have an on-line modeling portfolio, but if you are interested in working with her you can contact her through her facebook page. She also has an on-line store where you can view and buy her artwork.