Friday, December 24, 2010

Feliz Navidad

Photographed by Brian Sullivan
San Francisco, CA - November 2010

Feliz Navidad! Merry Christmas!

I am celebrating Christmas tonight the true Argentinian way - the family way. My experience at the farm was not all golden (I came to feel very much like an underpaid (room and food only) foreign worker - puts a bit of perspect on things), and am now back with my brother's Argentinian family to celebrate Christmas. In a few days I will be embarking on more solo adventures as I make my way from one area of Argentina up to Iguazu Falls for New Years.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Estoy en Argentina ahora. Estuve haciendo queso por una semana a una granja organica. Este es no vacacion, pero es una experiencia nueva.

Hello friends!
I am now in Argentina (I am sure you guessed as much, or hoped as much). In the quest to gain new experiences, I have immersed myself in Spanish and a natural life, living at an organic farm and making cheese. With a call time of 5 thirty in the morning, I will be well prepared for any morning shoots I get to do when back in the states.

Time to think in Spanish!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Goodbye Laptop

Photographed by MC Film
NYC, New York - September 2009

This is the last blog I will be writing on my laptop for two months. After these words I am packing up my own computer, putting it into storage at my brother's home and existing in San Francisco for a few days without my handy computer.

On Thursday I depart for Argentina. Two glorious months immersed in a different culture. Surrounded by Spanish speakers, Spanish signs, and a whole lot of the unfamiliar.

What is my plan?

I will tell you what I decide along the way. Today all I have is a plane ticket, backpack, passport and my wits and ass.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Much food

Photographed by E-digital Fantasy
San Francisco, CA - August 2010

Eating too much at Thanksgiving is unavoidable. If I want to keep my body looking as fit and dynamic as in these photos, I must get back to work!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Photographed by SoonerJH Photography
Oklahoma City, OKlahoma - October 2010

I am thankful for the adventures, the art, and the amazing people I have met in these past years. I am thankful for my past, present and future and all the friends and family in my life.
I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Photographed by DPX
Oklahoma City, OK - October 2010

I am not afraid of any task with one exception. Ironing.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Salt Lake City

Photographed by Edward Badham
Model: Vassanta
Birmingham, Alabama - November 2010

I am currently about at the close of a long layover in Salt Lake City. A layover just too long to be enjoyable, and yet too short to fit in a photoshoot between flights. After reading and indulging in an overpriced, greasy dinner, I decided it was time to scroll through nude photos at the bar and post something here.


Ever get stuck on a plane next to that big woman who takes up a portion of your seat, adverts her eyes when you try to hint that you need room, too, looks like she hasn't washed her hair in weeks and smells like a fast food restaurant? I had a near miss with that today. Thank you airplane gods.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Razzle Dazzle

Photographed by Leland Ray
Ellisville, MS - November 2010

No, I am not like any other model you will meet. I am me. I dazzle in my own way.


Last full day in Houston. A day which shall be spent in preparation for the next 3 months. My packing includes proper attire for three distinct climates and essentially a few radically different sorts of trips. I am overwhelmed by the prospect of this task.


The plan:

December and January: Argentina
(If anyone knows of good photographers to contact while there, please let me know as two whole months with little to no modeling sound like two months too long.)

February - first week of March:
San Francisco/San Jose

Texas (Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas)

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Photographed by Norman Gould
Portland, Oregon - September 2010

Today I have the urge to paint.
An urge which will remain unfulfilled, but is present nonetheless.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Where's Waldo

Photographed by Adam Robertson
Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia - October 2010

Honestly, I did not get into art modeling out of vanity, but to be a part of art. These photos are primarily landscapes, but in my humble opinion, the little addition of a nude, female form is an essential element to the images.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sticker Shock

Photographed by Robert Stewart
Pinson, AL - November 2010

Today I have been compiling some of the information for my expenses related to modeling. Looking at the amount of money spent on travel (car and plane tickets) is truly a sobering experience.

Today I shall be walking to my shoot - it is only 1.6 miles away!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Growing up

Photographed by George Butch
Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia - October 2010

Doing my taxes in November? Working harder to keep in shape? Going to Frys on my own accord? Drinking coffee without sugar? Flying to other countries by myself?

I must be growing up.


But not too much...

Photographed by Alan Bean
Carmel, CA - August 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pretty Women

Photographed by Wades Photography
Model: Adrina Lynn
Montgomery, AL - November 2010

Photographed by Leo Ticheli
Model: Mara
Birmingham, AL - November 2010

Photographed by Michael White
Model: Jennifer Jones
San Jose, CA - August 2010

Photographed by KMann Photography
Model: Georgia
Seattle, WA - September 2010

Sometimes I get to model with pretty women who are also excellent models. I want to do this more.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Oh dear!

Photographed by Leland Ray
Hattiesburg, MS - March 2010

Some days I show up at a location and feel as though I fell into model location heaven. Today's location in Mississippi (of all places) was a grungy, but charming hotel, complete with three rooms and a full ballroom available to play in in front of Leland Ray's camera.

After a day of shooting and a bit of driving (three hours is nothing these days), I am staying with my friends Vassanta and Edward in Alabama while I work and visit in the area. Years ago I would have never imagined having friends in these states, and here I am glad to be here over and over again.

On my drive a deer was standing in the middle of the road, and I was cruising along at a legal 70 mph. On my way to Burning Man a while back I was in an RV which had a run in with a deer (and neither won), but this was my first time to encounter one while in my little car. I swerved and missed him, sparing my vehicle, body and the deer, and couldn't help but proclaim, "oh dear!"

Monday, November 8, 2010

Siren from the Sea

Siren from the Sea

Unleash Me

Photographed by Billy Dugger
Biloxi, MS - March 2010

Tonight I made a big splurge and am in a hotel room all by myself. With two queen beds in Biloxi, I don't even know what to do!

I'm touring around Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Birmingham, and Pensacola, and hopefully New Orleans if someone there wants me. I am always happy to see my friends in the South. This evening I drove in and had a wonderful shoot with Billy Dugger - on my previous trip to the area we met and did some traditional portraiture, glamourous portraiture, and classic art nudes. This time after a little more portraiture, we amped it up a notch and I adorned a modest, white cotton dress, basic panties, and classic heels, and undressed for a really long time.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Photographed by Mel Brackstone
Queensland, Australia - October 2010

The trick is to combine your waking rational abilities with the infinite possibilities of your dreams. Because, if you can do that, you can do anything.
-From the movie Waking Life


Photographed by Myles Boisen
San Francisco, CA - August 2010

I am now the proud owner of a backpacking backpack. One step closer to being prepared for my trip to Argentina.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

City Arrest

Photographed by Depth of Life
Little Rock, Arkansas - July 2010

I am tempted to always be on the go. Heading to one state to shoot, then another, shooting here and there, and never really staying up in one place for very long. I now know so many great artists and people around the country, and the only way to see them again is to travel some more. But there are reasons why people in typically scheduled jobs stay home some weekends, a reason I seemed to have neglected - sometimes we need time to deal with those pesky chores (preparing for other travel, doctors, banks, paperwork).

My back has been giving me hell on and off this past six months. My plane ride exacerbated it. Sitting on a chair like a normal person (I've figured out bizarre ways to sit) hurts after only an hour, so I imagine driving cannot be good. Having recently decided to reduce my driving trip this next week, I now find myself confining myself to Houston for a full 8 days before setting off to San Francisco and Argentina (I have a sort trip before then of course). This self inflicted house arrest (or city arrest) will be a beneficial thing to my own affairs and my back's heath, as much as I would prefer to be all over the map for a few additional days.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Photographer and duo model DPX
Oklahoma City, OK - October 2010

The thought of a 14 hour flight makes me feel a bit zany.

Up, up and away

Photographed by Kounelli Photography
Blue Mountains, Sydney, Australia - October 2010

My trip to Australia was a speedy one. Yesterday was marked by an impromptu trip and shoot in Australia's capitol city Canberra - proof that I'll jump at a great shoot in an instant.

I experience Tuesday, October 2 twice in the next day - once in Australia and the air, and another time in America. Thank you date line.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sorted out

Photographed by Kounelli Photography
Blue Mountains, Sydney, Australia - October 2010

If I owe you an email, I promise I will get back to you soon! I experience Tuesday twice next week, once in Australia and another time in the United States. My week will be spent recovering from jet lag, catching up on emails, and maybe even getting some details for my big winter time adventure sorted out.

A couple of days this week were primarily spent in studios or at outdoors shoots, but I had the afternoon off today and got to explore Newtown. I believe I now know what area of Sydney really suits me.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Photographed by Adam Robertson
Mission Beach, Australia - October 2010

My wildlife experience on this trip has been an interesting one. Up in Queensland a young crocodile smacked me in the face with his head, I fed some kangaroos and a wallaby, heard the kookaburra's laugh, saw the legendary cassowary, pet some dingos, and as of today, curled nude around a couple of birds that had washed up on shore having not survived their long migration.

It is official - my trip here is much too short. I depart on Tuesday - what remains is my quest to see more of the "cute" areas of Sydney, try the Morton Bay bug, have a few good drinks, and of course, do more shooting.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Photographed by Rod Kenny
Geelong, Australia - October 2010

After a morning of shooting in the waterfalls of the Blue Mountains a couple of hours from Sydney, I indulged in an evening performance of Verdi's Rigoletto at the Sydney Opera House. I may be running around shooting far more than seeing the city and surrounding suburbs on this trip, but I am doing some tourism right - a bit of nature, a bit of culture and a bit of your average bloke's evenings out.

Friday, October 22, 2010


Photographed by Tim Pruess
Chicago, Illinois - June 2010

Internet is not as readily available in cafes in Australia, but friendly people, beautiful nature and new adventures are around every corner.

I still have another week remaining in this trip, and I am already planning my return for January 2012. (Planning in the loosest sense of the word of course.) Australia is fabulous. Even the vegimite down here does not bother me (I learned how to prepare vegimite and toast properly, the Australian way.)

Zoe Fest...and chocolate

Photographed by Mel Brackstone
Mission Beach, Australia - October 2010

Take the chocolate away from this model!
I have just been introduced to Haigh's chocolate and it is a very good thing for my physique that the United States does not have such fine chocolately goodnesses.

Melbourne is known for its food, and rightly so. The meat pies (I had a chicken and leek one), breads, tropical fruits (experienced when in Mission Beach), coffees, sea food, and desserts I have put in my mouth have been amazing. I am convinced America needs to instate flat whites as our standard coffee fare.

Last night I attended a birthday get together for none other than Zoe of the Artnudes network, where I met up with friends I recently met at Mission Beach as part of our community fine art festival, and was introduced to models, photographers and friends in the Melbourne area. The mussels I dined on were simply amazing, and the company great fun.

Which finally brings me to the event that brought a group of models and photographers from around the world to Australia this October. I had planned on doing my first international modeling trip this year, and decided Australia would be a comfortable place to start. After doing some research (always essential), I learned Zoe Fest 9 was being held in Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia and I was invited. For 10 days a group of about a dozen photographers and another dozen models lived along the beach in houses, spending time in artistic collaboration and discussion, touring, eating and relaxing (or in my case - trying to learn how to do this). Being able to work with and meet photographers and models from around the world whose work I have admired was an experience I am so fortunate to have been a part of. Thank you everyone who has been a part of the community - I look forward to seeing you next year or hopefully sooner.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sunny Day

Photographed by Alan Bean
Carmel, CA - August 2010

The rain has gone, the sun is out. I spent the morning running around the beach with a beautiful sunrise at 5 am, shooting an hour later, eating delightful eggs florentine, and shooting again shortly after on a nice nature trail. Then I came online to find this incredibly gorgeous photo in my inbox. Today has been a good day, and has only begun.

Australia, thank you for sending me the sun today. (The past week has been marked by more showers and clouds than many of us would have preferred for shooting and walking.)

I'm ready to consume some tropical fruit and coffee, and go for a walk in this fine weather.

Monday, October 11, 2010


Photographed by DPX
Oklahoma City, OK - October 2010

Yup, I'm in Australia.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Trenary Toast

Photographed by KMann Photo
Model in foreground - Georgia of Seattle
Seattle, WA - September 2010

A friend of mine thinks I need to blog food, coffee, drinks, people and general travels. I spend enough time on the computer setting up my schedule details when not actually at shoots that my nomadic modeling lifestyle is truly full time. If I wanted to find time to go to the gym and get into trouble there would be no time for this additional blog.

But if I had the time, I could introduce you to the Upper Peninsula's culinary specialty, "the trenary toast." A cinnamon toast crunch (as in the cereal) flavored food, that does not stand up against sogginess when chopped into pieces and mixed with milk (yes, I tried this), and would not be my choice when given the option of a toast or a crumpet.

I would also discuss my newfound love of rye manhattans.

However, I would avoid any mention of fashion, as my quirky style may suit me well, but perhaps is not for everyone.

And to think I keep being greeted by photographers who remark, "you're so much nicer than I expected."


Photographed by Mark Haskins
Modeling with Brooke Lynne
Munising, MI - September 2010

Photos by the amazing Mark Haskins. I stayed with him, his wife, and art model Brooke for almost a week up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The weather was less than ideal, but my time there was superb. Evidently I earned the positive camper award, as I got up with a smile after Lake Superior smacked me in the face during the creation of the lower image.

I seriously could not have asked for a better week. All the hiking, well thought out shooting, cute cabin atmosphere, good music and did I mention the food? The last night we gorged ourselves on mussels and fondues. Thank you so much for this lovely experience.


Anyone want to guess what is my number one method of procrastination?

Yup, you all know the answer.

Blog writing.

Tomorrow I head to Australia, which means today I pack.

Guess I should do that, eh?

Friday, October 1, 2010


Photographed by Jon W. of Illinois
Detroit, MI - September 2010

Gathering up some funky wardrobe and heading to Oklahoma.
I'll be couchsurfing with the same people I met a year and a half ago when last in town, and shooting with a really fun photographer from Kansas. My timing has me deposited right in the middle of a party based on the Beirut music video for Elephant Gun (I had never seen this until a moment ago, but it sure looks entertaining). Responsible me will have to put in earplugs and call it an early night even with the festivities around. Showing up to shoots exhausted is not my style.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Project Red Socks

Photographed by Rayzor Bachand for Project Red Socks
Staten Island, NYC - Fall 2009

A year ago I worked with a photographic team for a project that raises money and awareness about HIV/AIDS. Project Red Socks features strong women in their environment with nothing but red socks on. I support this.

I have realized exercising keeps me exceptionally happy. I'm sure my lifestyle and frame of mind contribute, too. Off to the park for some vitamin D and stretching.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Reliability and Variety

Photographed by Looknsee Photography
Portland, Oregon - September 2010

There is something to be said for good and reliable. I have shot with Jon three times now, and each shoot has started in this perfect little corner in his home. Of course, experimentation is a beautiful thing as well. This Crumb-esque photo was the result of a bit of photo play. There were some less quirky photos from this bizarre camera angle, but how often does my hand get to be bigger than my head and semi acceptable?

To continue the sentiment that was expressed all week while shooting out in Munising, Michigan (a place I had no idea was even Michigan until I arrived and reconsulted google) - I like variety. The familiar or the new and exciting, I welcome variety into my life. But I imagine that much is obvious from any conversation with me or glimpse at my photos.