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Sobella Strikes Back: Part II

All artsy stuff aside, here are the originals in their full resolution, including one side shot not included: Pic 1, Pic 2, Pic 3, Bonus Pic. Reach Sobella on Facebook here and let her know what you think in the comments section directly below this post.
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Arley Elizabeth - Curvy Filipina

Arley Elizabeth is a rarity - a curvy Asian model (or Pacific Islander, depending on your perspective [she's Filipino]). You don't see many of those on the net or in real life. About a year ago I contacted Arley about shooting for the blog. While very polite, she is in that camp of models that will not shoot unless paid. Although I can understand that perspective in certain, limited situations, in many cases I think it's short sighted. For one, photographers who have to pay models to shoot tend not to be the best out there, and over time that can be reflected in the models work. (I'll let you be the judge of that - Arley's portfolio is here) Secondly, if I didn't pay Carol Seleme, Alysha Young, or Bria Myles - models who have been featured in major magazines, music videos, and national TV commercials, etc., - why would I pay in this instance? Sometimes it's about more than a paycheck.

That being said, I featured Arley because I came back to her recently and I still think she's very impressive. This post kind of belongs in the Model Advice section, because it addresses a tricky aspect of the business. Maybe at some point Arley will post here herself and let us know her perspective on all this. I'd welcome it.

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Missy Neverman Mason - Pulling Away From the Pack

I posted Missy Mason aka Melissa Neverman two years ago when hardly anyone knew about her. Now she's super fit and starring in the new Gucci Man's "Im in Love with a White Girl" music video. Looks like she moving up the ranks. But keep in mind, if you type her name "Missy Mason" in Google, Indoplace is the first result Winking

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Carol Seleme - Sexy Throwback Video

Here we've got one of my favorite model's debut video at Indosplace - Carol Seleme doing some subtle/sexy dance moves on a break from working on her painting. A lot of people never caught this clip, so I've created a link to the very high quality version as well as a Youtube version (I'd suggest the HD version - the Youtube one is meh)...

Reach Carol on Twitter here and check out her new artwork here.

Credits (on 1st pic) - Model: Carol Seleme | Make-Up: Tai Young-Jackson | Hair: Joshjarie | Photography:

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Regina Ragni - The Look

Here Regina shows off her modeling chops with just a subtle look that makes the picture. Regina graduated from USC and works in the medical field.


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Shirley C. - Tanned Perfection

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It's Shirley's turn! Check out her "media test" video talking about her trip to the Winter Music Conference 2012 in Miami. NOTE: Shirley has promised an additional video, slightly more revealing in the next day (e.g., she's gonna stand up in that outfit) - I'll link it to the 2nd pic, leave comments with any suggestions... Winking (Shirley has no Twitter or Facebook for now, but you guys may be able to convince her.)

Click first image below for video...

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Aqualily Alysha Young

Alysha Young Just Dance
Alysha Young has been busy these days touring for Ubisoft's Just Dance 3, which was released for the XBox Kinect earlier this year. By way of a little background, I first worked with Alysha (who I met through Bria Myles) when I shot her for J'Adore magazine a couple years ago. Alysha has always been more of a commercial than an urban model, with both a dance agency and a modeling agency repping her. She is also part of Aqualillies, a water ballet company that is featured in this month's issue of Vogue magazine.

Credits - Model: Alysha Young | Make-Up: Tai Young-Jackson | Hair: Tara Copeland | Photography:


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