April 24th, 2009


Plus size model call: Portland Oregon

This call is for a show I will be curating in November 2009. Yay! Spread the word near and far! Thanks.

Plus size model call Portland Oregon.

Kina Williams Photographer http://kinawilliams.com and Bertha Pearl of Size Queen Clothing http://www.sizequeenclothing.com are teaming up to bring you a big fat conceptual multi media show at the Q-Center Nov 2009. Would you like to come play with us?? 

We are looking for plus size models size XL to 6XL in Portland Oregon or immediately surrounding areas. Preferably women/female (self identified) and/or queer or gender bender identified.  We want people who are joyful in their bodies and shameless in their expression of their curves and rolls. We want people who love being photographed. We want people who won’t hesitate to show off  their bellies, butts, thighs , arms and hips... and have some fun with us, regardless of experience with this kind of thing..  

Shooting dates will run throughout the summer in Portland Oregon, so if there is an extended period of time that you will be away from Portland please let us know those dates in your response. 

We will be working with professional and amateur makeup artists. If you have an MUA you already work with please introduce us. Bertha will be doing the styling. Kina will be executing the themes through set design, location and post production techniques in her photography. 

Each photo session will run approximately 2 hours with the entire process of makeup and styling taking up to 4 hours. Shooting dates will adjust if the weather isn’t right for the theme, but will be rescheduled for the next possible day.  Currently we are putting together shoots for “steampunk” “cirque” and “southern belle”. The rest of the concepts have not been solidified at this time. We will be shooting anywhere between 6-10 themes. 

You must be able to sign a legally binding model release form in order to participate in this project.  Can’t flex on that one. 

This is a barter based model call. What we have in return for your time/effort is 10 web res and 5 full res images from the session fully edited, deep discounts on prints from the show (it is also my goal to artfully frame them in recycled materials), a pair of boxers OR a pair of bloomers from Size Queen and a discount on any merchandise in the store including the outfit you modeled.  

If you are interested please respond by contacting kinawilliamsphotographer/ at/ gmail /dot/ com with MODEL CALL in the subject line.  Please send a head shot and a full body shot (low res images ONLY) they do not have to be professional pictures, but we need to be able to see you. We will also need your standard measurements (bust,hip,waist height) and please introduce yourself…we’d love to meet you!! 

Please feel free to post widely…and thank you!

Kina Williams, Bertha Pearl