MODEL CALL/HELP NEEDED – Chestertown, MD and Eastern Shore friends!

      I am the only photographer in Maryland who has the pleasure of participating in The Traveling Dress Project. It was created by Gianella Simon who found the dress in a thrift shop. It is being sent around the world to photographers to be photographed in different ways. It has already made its way around Canada and most of the US and will be heading to other countries soon. Each photographer will submit images to be included in a gallery exhibition and book.

      ‘The Dress’ is coming to me NEXT WEEK, around APRIL 5th/6th and I need to gather models, H/MUA’s, assistants, and more who would like to be involved in this international project!

      This is big! We want to make a big deal out of it, bringing publicity to both the project and the participants!

      I am planning for more than one shoot, and am looking for the following:

      MODELS: No experience necessary! This dress is small! You must be a size 0. Measurements: Chest – 30”, Waist – 24”, Across the shoulders – 17”.

      H/MUA: Salon in Chestertown has spoken up to participate, but I would also love to find an H/MUA or two who could travel to a location, as I am hoping to do multiple shoots.

      CRAFTSPERSON/FLORIST: I would love to collaborate on ideas for props and accessories.

      LOCATIONS: I have a couple of locations in mind, but am open to ideas, particularly bright, airy indoor spaces in case we have bad weather. In or within 30 minutes of Chestertown is ideal.

      VIDEOGRAPHER: We are expected to have behind the scenes photos and video of our shoots. While I’d prefer someone with experience, I’m happy to meet with someone ahead of time to show them the basics of using one of my cameras.

      OTHER: Anyone who would like to assist with a shoot. I can always use an extra pair of hands. Possibly a local theatre group with props/clothing that would work with the age of the dress. Possibly a male model if we can find appropriate clothing. Any other thoughts or ideas are welcome!!

      Proceeds from this project will go to Operation Smile, a children’s charity for cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries.

      *Everyone is donating time and abilities for this project. Digital files will be available for participants.

      If you, or someone you know would like to be involved, please comment, share and/or contact me!

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