So I’ve been working behind the scenes for a few months on this convention idea. I’m really excited about the potential. We are already getting more awesome models on board and it should be a stellar event.
But here’s the thing: it is only going to happen if we raise the funds.
(also if you’re a business interested in being a sponsor email TheModelCon@gmail.com)
Freelance ModelCon will be a three day event (tentatively August 15-17th) in a beautiful rented house in Los Angeles.
The con will kick off with a fan event on Friday evening. Anyone who donates $10 or more to the fundraising campaign gets in for free, and otherwise tickets will be sold online/at the door. This event will include a roundtable discussion, a Q&A where fans can ask questions to a panel of pro models, as well as be able to purchase merch including signed prints or polaroids, or even buy print of a photo taken with the models of their choice. We also hope to webcast this event for donators that could not make it to LA, and allow them to ask questions as well!
Saturday and Sunday will be focused on industry information to models and photographers, including workshops, lectures, tutorials, and more. These days will also be available to book one-on-one shoot time or model coaching time with the models in attendance. Fan events these days could possibly include an auction of prints and art featuring freelance models, as well as an exclusive VIP dinner, which can only be attended by an exclusive perk at the VIP giving level on our fundraising campaign.
We want to increase the transparency of how our industry works, both to satisfy the curiosity of fans, but to also improve experiences and safety for models and photographers especially when they are staring out. Our hope is to create a dialog and educational content that could be helpful to the industry, as well as to collaborate, have fun, and meet our peers and our fans!
To make this a reality, we need funds. Check out our fundraising campaign and snag yourself exclusive prints, polaroids, entry to the con, and more!
annnnd last reblog for a bit (but you should totally like the modelcon page if you’re interested in any part of the event!)
If you are a photographer who has always wanted to work with these models, a fan, or a new model wanting to learn from these established models, the best way to get involved is participate in our fundraising and come to the event itself!
If you’re a full-time professional model already and can be in LA in August, we’d also love to hear from you if you’re interested in being involved! We are hoping to update the list of the involved models soon, so don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.
If you have any questions feel free to email us at TheModelCon@gmail.com
Freelance ModelCon is in the works! Click here for more!
little webcam video of me and some of the other models involved in modelcon! haha!
this has been in the works for a while now. please check out the link!
I’m proud to announce the launch of our crowd-funding campaign for the First Freelance Model Convention, affectionately called MODEL-CON! Sierra McKenzie and I have been working with models Cam Damage, Brooke Eva, Jacs Fishburne, Freshie Juice, Rivi Madison, and many others, with help from photographers Derek Woods, Henry Gaudier-Greene, and more to create events where creative people in the freelance model industry can work together, share ideas, create a true feeling of community within out decentralized industry, and produce how-to content for new models and photographers. But we need your help!
We will be offering donation incentives that you will not find anywhere, including signed prints from the event, one-of-a-kind Polaroids, video clips, access to the live blog updated throughout the event, a booklet of behind-the-scenes images and stories, a limited supply of VIP passes with an all-access invitation to all the events, and more.
Please donate today and make MODEL-CON 2014 become a reality!
More from the most recent collaboration with Sierra McKenzie
off to the farmers market! and! I found the ring that my mom gave me that I thought I lost on my nyc trip!
actually I know how to measure my bra size. My weight fluctuates and so does my bra size but it is typically between a 34D-36D (and sometimes a 34DD when I’m in-between). If anything there were a few months this year where I could have gone up to a 36DD.
I certainly do not have a bandsize of 30! I am not that thin.
so sorry but you’re flat out wrong haha.
So @elizabethkmuench over at @therefinerysalonedmonds did my hair in two steps. And I couldn’t resist some in-between selfies haha!
sierra, seattle, wa
for asp photos
I’m baaaaack. Thanks @elizabethkmuench and @therefinerysalonedmonds !!!
Buhbye blonde. It was nice knowing you! @elizabethkmuench @therefinerysalonedmonds
Sierra. In a whisper
model Sierra McKenzie
© zeitgeist photography 2014
last day as a blonde