Here's a collection of models on My Model Wish List since August of last year. I've worked with a few of them before and hope to work the the rest of them at some point.
My beautiful friend and amazing model Gabriella just launched her new website www.fallinlust.com. If you like great photography and appreciate beauty then you should definitely check out her site. Gaby and I have shot a few times and have become great friends over the years and I'm really happy to see her website come to life because I know how much work she's put into it. Check it out!
I was in LA the past two weekends to meet up with my good friend Gabriella who was visiting from Hungary. She and I have known each other for a few years and try to meet up whenever she's in LA. We've shot together a few times in the past and from our first meeting we've thrown around the idea of doing some sort of road trip project together in Europe. Recently I've been talking to a friend of mine at a production house based in Silverlake and we've been trying to develop this idea a bit more. This past Friday the three of us were able to meet while Gaby was in town and he gave us a homework assignment which was for us to shoot a bit of random content of ourselves that can be used to help put the pitch together. Since we didn't have a whole lot of time to do something cool before Gaby left town we decided to throw a GoPro in the car while driving around LA to show us interacting with one another. I'll shoot some more content of myself over the next month that will show some behind the scenes stuff at a photo shoot, content of an ammo project in Nevada and South Africa, and a wine project I'm working on up in Santa Barbara County. Gabriella will shoot a bit of content back home in Budapest and then we'll throw together a little 3 minute reel.
Gabriella is another model that I've worked with on a few occasions, but she's such a fantastic model and friend that she has a permanent place on My Model Wish List. I first met her back in April of 2011 and at that point she was the third model I had ever shot. She's based in Budapest, Hungary, but works all over the world and recently appeared on the Playboy website. I always look forward to seeing her new photo sets and can't wait to work with her again. If you're on Facebook you can follow her at www.facebook.com/GabriellaTheModel. I'm hoping to work with her and Katey, another Budapest based model on My Model Wish List, sometime early next year.
Here is some of my past work with Gabriella www.steveslefteye.com/#/gabriella
Yesterday I started a new blog series called "Music of the Moment" and today I'm starting "My Model Wish List" which will show models I've met or stumbled upon online that I would really like to work with. Kicking off this series is the beautiful Katey, an incredible model from Budapest, Hungary that I've been wanting to work with for quite awhile. I was first introduced to Katey through Gabriella, another amazing Hungarian model that I've worked with a few times and have become good friends with. If you have a moment you should follow Gabriella on Facebook, Model Mayhem and her website to get updates on where she's working in case you'd like to shoot with her.
Katey and I have been talking for quite some time about trying to shoot. I've actually been wanting to go to Budapest to shoot with her and Gabriella and to learn a thing or two from some of the amazing photographers (Norbert Baksa and Peter Juhasz) they work with in Europe. Aside from that I've been wanting to do a road trip through Eastern Europe to check out all the historical sites, especially Castle Dracula in Transylvania. Anyway, Katey is trying to plan a trip to the US early next year. I think it would be a great opportunity for her and for any photographers wanting to work with a truly professional model. If you or anyone you know is interested you can check out her travel notice.
Samples of Katey's Work: