My Modeling Port

My Modeling Portfolio (2011) was my attempt to own my image as a female model. Inherent in the default photographer/model TFP (time for print) contract – as it is enabled by leading websites such as OneModelPlace.com and ModelMayhem.com – is the fact that the photographer (usually a man) owns all images from the shoot with the model (usually a woman), which I believe both disempowers the model and devalues her artistic contribution to the images. In 2012 I took my modeling portfolio (shot from 2002-2012) and created “derivative” works in an attempt to own my image. Above you see a few samples from my portfolio. At the end are a couple quotes from photographers: