Model Mayhem #:
Last Activity:
Aug 29, 2022
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Oct 24, 2005

About Me


Work is currently being featured in 3 Downtown Indianapolis galleries/venues, and in collections throughout the country.  Please contact for more information, or if you would like to model for painting to be included in my new show in August 2011

"Women & Children First"
The New Figurative Paintings of Travis S. Little
November 5th -- 28th, 2010
Art Bank
811 Mass. Ave.
Indianapolis, IN
Open Tuesday -- Saturday, Noon -- 8pm

I am primarily a professional artist/illustrator, but I also work in photography also to help create opportunities to work with models, and because I also love the medium.  While art is my first love, the right concept or look is welcome for photography.  When I started here, there was no "artist" category, and I continue to keep this profile as it serves best to be found by models for ALL of my work.

I am de-emphasizing my photography in this profile until I would have time to properly devote to photocentric projects again.

I want to emphasize that if I label a piece in my portfolio as "Painting" or "Illustration", it is actually hand-produced art and not a series of Photoshop trickery or plug-ins.

I specialize in illustration, portraiture, and figure work, and enjoy working with models in a collaborative process over them being simply "wax fruit".  I always prefer models who have ideas and enjoy being part of GOOD art.

I am especially interested in working with figure models who have fuller figures and curves, plus-size, ethnicity, pregnant, and family (sisters, siblings, etc).  These have been historically difficult to find for me, and I want to expand my portfolio.

FOR ART MODELING: My model release/contract legally states that the photo reference will be used only for the creation of the art, and never sold, displayed, transferred or published, with myself retaining all rights.  This is for the benefit of amateur models, and figure work where the model would not normally be receptive because of the "image preference" issues is can cause.  The only exception is those photo works which I create for the model's portfolio, which I ask on an individual basis for permission to also add to my portfolio. 

Examples of my portfolio development photography can be seen on my referenced website above.

While I do not at all work exclusively with art-nude (somewhat rare in photography), when I do, I only do classically-inspired, tasteful poses when working with figure.  I am not seeking FHM/Maxim bikini shoots or anything overly erotic or adult in nature.

For portraiture, I prefer models who have or can present a timeless look over the more edgy high-fashion look.  Good facial expressions, ability to "gesture", and dance and acting experience is always a plus.

I am always receptive to ideas from the model if there is something they would like to be a part of, or a look they would like to create.

If any of this is of interest, I encourage you to contact me and discuss projects.  A portfolio of my work is available at my website, and references are always available.

I am available for limited TFP/CD work with exceptional models, or in exchange for those interested in being a part of my painting or drawing works (subject to open qualified projects).  For portfolio-specific shoots or commissioned portraiture, please contact me for rates and availability.

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Participant for "Unclothed: Uncovering the Art Nude" show and debate panel | Spirit & Place Festival @ StutzArtSpace :: November 11th — 30th, 2011 (Confirmed)
Solo gallery show @ StutzArtSpace :: August 5th — 28th, 2011 (Confirmed)
Participant for "Contemporary Figurative Show" @ Gallery 924 | Indianapolis, IN :: July 1st — 28th, 2011
Studio Open House & Show @ The Stutz :: April 29th — 30th, 2011
Official Selection @ 2011 International Erotic Art Exhibition (aka "Dirty Show 12") | Detroit :: February 11th — 27th, 2011
Gallery participant in Stutz Artist Association Holiday Show @ The Stutz :: November 19th, 2010
Gallery exhibit "Women and Children First" @ Art Bank Gallery :: November 5th — December 28th, 2010
Gallery exhibit ""Bellezza del Nudo" (Beauty of the Nude)" @ Art and Soul Gallery in Muncie, IN :: August 5th — 25th, 2010
Participant and exhibitor in the 2010 Stutz Artist Open House :: May 23rd — 24th, 2010
A featured artist in the Frame Shop on Mass Ave 50th Anniversary Event :: May 7th, 2010
Gallery exhibit participant and exhibitor @ Art Bank gallery in Indianapolis:: February 1st, 2010 — Present
Gallery exhibit "The Several Arts of..." @ Art Bank gallery in Indianapolis :: August 7 — October 24, 2009

Awards and Activities:

Curator for "Unclothed: Uncovering the Art Nude" show and debate panel | Spirit & Place Festival @ StutzArtSpace :: November 11th — 30th, 2011
"Top 5 Rated" exhibition submission for Spirit & Place Festival :: May 3rd, 2011
IDADA Artist Representative :: May 2011 — Present
Co-juror for "Interpreting the Masters" for Shelby Co. High Schools :: May 5th, 2011
Contributing & Consulting Partner for Cherry Bird Arts / Art Gallery :: March 2011 — Present
Host for bi-monthly "Artist Gathering" social and networking event for artists, photographers, models, designers, et al :: August 2010 — Present
Hommage Studios Artist Mentoring Program :: June 2010 — Present
IDADA member and participant :: December 2009 — Present

Franklin Barry Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
Jewelry By Margot, Midland, MI