A muse is a “woman, or a force personified as a woman, who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.”
When I’m testing cameras, lenses and especially lighting equipment, I need models to pose for photographs you see on this blog and in the pages of Shutterbug magazine. With repairs to my home studio finally complete, I will be doing more and more studio shoots and need new models.
If you have a friend (or maybe yourself) who would like to be a model, contact me through Contact page or send an e-mail at joefarace at gmail dot com. I am especially interested in finding a new Muse. You can read about my former muse, Tia Stoneman, here and here. After the initial contact an interview at a convenient Starbucks (my treat) so the model can discuss how the shoots work and I’ll answer any questions she might have.
I prefer to work with women 21-55 of all sizes and ethnicities. No experience is necessary. For shoots for lighting product reviews for photography magazines, payment models will be paid based on their experience. Photographs similar to what’s shown on this blog to illustrate how-to stories about using cameras and lenses will be on a TFP basis.
Shoots typically run two hours and are scheduled during the day Monday through Saturday at my home studio near Parker, Colorado. Assignments for print media are paid an hourly rate based on the model’s experience. Trade (TFP) shoots include money for gas and the model receives a CD containing all images from the shoot.
If you would like to be a model, have any questions or would like to schedule an interview, please click the Contact button and let me know.