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Model Mayhem #:
14976
Last Activity:
Feb 06, 2017
Experience:
Very Experienced
Compensation:
Depends on Assignment
Joined:
Jul 01, 2005

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About Me

A little about me
I'm a 28-year-old, currently residing in Iceland but I've lived in both London and Stockholm for a while and will probably return there as soon as I can for friends and shoots!
I finished a course in BA Fine Art Photography from Kingston University, London in 2011 and have been photographing on and off since then.

I love high fashion photography because there is so much freedom there. Making themed editorials is definitely something I love doing, because you get the chance to work with so many talented artists on basically anything you can imagine! The weirder and more imaginative, the better!

Some of my favourite fashion photographers include Mert & Marcus, Paolo Roversi, Steven Meisel and Sølve Sundsbø.


Much more recent photos are on my facebook and behance, please take a look if you're interested in seeing more. My professional website is villiljos.com. The facebook is the most active of these though!

How I work
If we are going to work together, a word of warning!

* I do not appreciate unprofessional or rude behaviour. If you need to cancel, do so with as much advance warning as you can. If you start feeling ill the night before, let me know asap that you may not be able to show. I have had it happen too many times that models either do not show up at all or cancel at the last possible moment.. or even long after we had decided to meet.
Bottom line, if you are late, I will not wait up for you unless you let me know beforehand and if you don't show or cancel last moment without explanation I will need a lot of convincing to consider rescheduling with you!
* If you upload pictures from our shoot here and don't tag me, I won't tag you either and we both lose.


Contact
I very rarely check this page, so if it's important or if you are not a member, my e-mail address is villiljos[at]gmail.com.
My mobile number in Iceland is (+354)846 3400. I check my e-mail every day though, so don't be afraid to contact me through that, even if it's short notice (just make sure you mention in the subject line if it really is short notice)!


Tools of the trade:
* I have a studio set up very close to the centre of Reykjavík.
* I have a digital SLR and a fair number of film cameras, various types. 35mm, medium format, lomo, etc. I like using either digital or film, or both even. Let me know if you have a preference - processing film comes at an extra cost though since I don't have the option of doing it myself!
* I can do make-up, hair and styling, and have done so in many of my shoots - check the credits on the pictures in my portfolio here for more info. However, as much fun as I have doing it myself, I do prefer working with proper make-up artists, stylists and hair stylists for top results. Just saying, if we don't manage to get any one of those, all is not lost. (:


At the moment I...
*am getting back into shooting editorial fashion in a big way! I have a few ideas but I'm open to your ideas as well!
*want to do a fashion shoot inspired by Jean D'Arc, knights and neo-victorianism. I definitely need a good stylist to work with on this, plus one or two models!
Pinterest list of inspiration.
*have always been inspired by the occult, magic and mysticism and would love to do more than one shoot inspired by these things. I have one particular idea inspired by the idea of the Icelandic völva, which would have a very nordic theme. Stylist, MUA, hair stylist and model needed!
Pinterest list of inspiration
*want to do a shoot inspired by this editorial - it'll have to wait till winter though.
*have little to no income at all, so I cannot cover travelling or any other costs.. sorry! Hopefully this will change in the future.

For anything else, I will not accept tfp work unless your idea really intrigues me, in which case you will have to send me a good description of your idea, not just a couple of keywords.


Are you a new model?
I have a lot of experience working with new and/or inexperienced models. If you want some very professional and unique photos to start up your portfolio, absolutely do not hesitate to contact me!
(The tfp rule from above would still count, but I have very reasonable rates, especially for new models!)

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