Needed: editorial photos of all body types, sizes, races, and abilities.

Here are 3 very basic guidelines for the kinds of shots I need:

  • Use natural lighting, if possible. Position yourself or your subject in front of a window or even outside if you can. When shooting outside, overcast days offer the best lighting.
  • Take photos with straight-on angles, not selfie angles. For this, you’ll likely need to use a timer or enlist someone else to take your photos. A lot of us fats have learned little tricks to make ourselves look “more attractive” in our selfies, since this is usually focused on making ourselves look smaller.
  • Look at stock photos of requested and suggested poses. These are essentially the kinds of photos I’m looking for — just with models who aren’t all slender white folks. Generally, I'd like shots to look editorial and intentional.

These photos are examples of poses I could use with the designs I'm planning. While some models are fat, many are not — highlighting the reason I need fat models! Here's the full set of examples from Pexels.

Interested? Let's talk!

Model Call
What kinds of photos are you comfortable providing? *
We can talk more about these via email or chat! You have complete control over how you are represented, and there is zero pressure to do anything you don't want to do.
What sort of topics are you comfortable portraying? *
We can talk more about these via email or chat! You have complete control over how you are represented.

Why am I asking?

In the coming couple of years, I’m planning on being more intentional in depicting bodies in my work. I have a few series in the planning stages, tackling topics like relationships to food, our own bodies, and the bodies of others.

As a fat chick, of course I want the majority of the bodies I draw to be fat bodies. We deserve representation that isn’t shaming or fetishizing. I also want to be sure that I’m not only drawing white able bodies.

While I do have a few resources for reference models, I’d like to build my own cache. And I thought I’d ask you wonderful folks to help me with that.

What will you get in return?

Unfortunately, I live below the poverty line, which means that financial compensation is outside of my ability to provide. It is okay if this is a deal-breaker. Your time and resources are valuable.

If you still want to submit reference photos, I can offer the following:

  • You give final approval of artwork. I won’t publish any artwork that uses or depicts your body in a way you’re not happy with.
  • Explicit citation in the artwork itself. This isn’t necessary if you don’t want it to be, but I’ll be adding a small line of text to each piece (if requested) that reads, “Model: [model name, or social media handle].”
  • Up to 10 physical copies of each product you’re featured in. These could be prints (5x7in, 8.5x11in, 11x14in, or 11x17in), die-cut stickers (no wider or taller than 3.25in), or 2.25in round buttons.