Open Casting Call for Female Models – Salt Lake, Tooele, Davis, Utah

I’ve been working on an idea for the past month. It’s something I’m so incredibly excited about because it’s so different from anything I’ve ever done and will require planning, precision, patience, hair, makeup, several yards of fabric, and a model.

I have the hair stylist… I have the makeup artist. I’m buying the fabric soon. The planning is almost there…

I need a model.

My plan is a Phoenix Rising from the Ashes. It will be a short series (5ish images will probably be the end result, plus any ideas or headshots the model might want. I figure probably at least 2 hours of post processing in Photoshop will be involved with all of the layers and things I want to do). If you’ve heard of Brooke Shaden, then you’ll understand somewhat what I am looking for and looking to do. I want to go through the stages: death, regeneration, life.

What I’m looking for: dark or red hair (preferably. This doesn’t mean others shouldn’t apply though, your blonde hair and personality might wow me!), someone who is flexible and okay with possibly uncomfortable positions and can hold them for a few moments while I get my shot. Someone who doesn’t mind going somewhere out of the way like the Salt Flats (not necessarily the location at this point, but definitely in the top 5). Someone who doesn’t mind getting dirty. Literally. I will probably smear dirt and ash on you at some point. Attitude is everything with me. I like to joke around and have fun on my shoots, so egos are to be left at the door.

I plan on submitting this series to art galleries and possibly publications. If you’re on the fence because you don’t have a lot of modeling experience, who cares? If this sounds like something you’d really like to do, then email me. I don’t care about experience, per se, I care about if you can follow instructions and have fun. That is what is most important to me. This is a collaboration and, cheesy as it is to say it, a celebration of talents. Let’s gooooooo!

If you or anyone you know is interested email me at sheadrake@live.com

Classic Movie Star ~ Utah Photographer ~

Last week I gave a sneak peek of Magen, a model I had the opportunity to work with at a workshop. As I stated before, Magen took direction like a champ and was as nice as could be! Some of the photos of her even remind me (and several of my friends I showed the pictures to) of Rachel McAdams (who also happens to be one of my favorite actresses). I really enjoyed shooting with her, and as you can tell, her makeup is beautiful. Isaac Meyers did hair and makeup, and he did a fabulous job. You can see more of his stuff at http://www.immakeup.com.

Anywho, the workshop was a blast as I was able to meet a bunch of other photographers in the area. I love meeting new people, and at a workshop like this it’s great because you all have something in common right off the bat: photography! That night I also discovered my appreciation for photographer Richard Avedon, he shot many of the classic movie stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, and Elizabeth Taylor. He also shot music greats like the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Judy Garland, so you know, he’s kind of a big deal. If you’re curious as to what his stuff looks like, check out http://www.richardavedon.com. His work was used as a sort of inspiration for the workshop.

Enough about that, though, let’s get to the photos!