" It doesn't matter how cold or dirty a location can be, if it has the right atmosphere I will shoot there. I have worked nude in negative temperatures just to get the shot !" Dollybeck
by Gavin Bell -
You'll admire Dollybeck at : her official site, net model, deviantART, Model Mayhem, One Model Place, Purestorm, her first feature here inside.
by André Brito -
Dollybeck, when did you begin modeling ?
Around the age of 17 years old.
What are the things you like the best about modeling ?
Meeting new and creative people, bringing to life a concept and travelling. Having the opportunity to wear some amazing clothes on the catwalk.
by Peter Coulson
"The Housewife Series"
"The Housewife Series"
What do you dislike the most ?
Lots of waiting around !
And finally, what do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment as a model ?
Every shoot or job that I am booked for is an accomplishment to me.
by Aref JaroudyOf course. I know it's a difficult question, but have you a favourite photo ? In fact, could you choose one among the wonderful pictures you've made ?
I have lots of favourite photos of myself. It would be hard to choose just one, I have been very lucky to work with some amazing photographers. A happy snap that my husband took of me playing in the snow for the first time in Australia is very cute.
by Scott James Prebble -
The photographers she works with !
Helder Mendes, Emmanuel MICHA, Iron Blokeman, Stefano Brunesci, Twisted Pixels, Lara Jade , André Brito , Nick Brown, John Tisbury , Arc photography, Sonara Parker, Richard Eraut, UK shots, Ian Biggs, Cheirodon, Expression Box, Martyn Davis, Xanaduimages, Andrew Stubbs, FeticheArt, Anthony Dudley, David Shaughnessy, Mark Scholey, Peterlan, George Wong, Geoffrey Pereira, Kevin Cordeiro, Lawrenceng photo, Achanmw, Leonard OOi, Kenny Yeoh, Robert Woolrich, Paul Wesley, Matt Briggs, Bell Pics, Doug Faircloth , Antons Salon, John de Lombardo, Sleek Images, Christyna Hessova, Pat H, Stefan Postles, 1 Dream photography, David Beaver, Allen A...
by Chris Meredith
My aim is always to perform to the best of my abilities and I hope to continue shooting and creating great work.
And also :
Scott James Prebble , Cate McDonald, Bearcage Productions, Jon Lee, Ellen Duffy, D-eye, Michael Smith, Robin Wallace-Crabbe, Nyk Sykes, Laurie Kippel, Chris Harding, Ben Tydeers, Nik Studios, Gavin Bell , Darren Phillips , Richard Wood, Derek Rogers, Dalai-Harma, Stephen Trutwin , Srdjan Nikolic, Wayne Quilliam, Peter Coulson, John Kantek, Phil Chaplin, Stanb , Robert Coppa, Gerhardt Thompson , Wayne Bradford, Vinzenz Sedlak, Mark Wilson, Daniel Allen, David Taylor, Tony Rogers, Esh Photography, Malcolm Smith, Aref Jaroudy, Beau eRomantica , Pharyn photography, Lesley Sutton.
What are you thinking, nude, in front of a lens ?
To be honest I forget that I am nude in front of a lens. I am concentrating more on the job in hand.
by Darren Phillips -
" A stunning and professional model. Even in adverse conditions Donna was up to the challenge. Thank you for all your fine efforts, would love to catch up again soon." Darren Phillips
What makes you so creative ? Such an inspiration source...
My over-active imagination for sure, I often switch off and go into fantasy world. I also keep a note book and write ideas down. Sometimes it can be spur of the moment.
Where do you find your poses ? You play with the camera like an actress, you act, you interpret...
I have studied myself naked so many times in front of the mirror at home.
It is important to know your own body and limitations and you can only achieve this through practising. A pose that works for one person may not work for another.
I also attend body balance classes about 4 times a week. The class is a mixture of yoga, pilates, and tai-chi, which has helped me enormously with my flexibility and strength.
by Lara Jade -
"Lady of the lake"
What kind of ambiance inspires you ?
Surreal, peaceful and harsh. It doesn't matter how cold or dirty a location can be, if it has the right atmosphere I will shoot there. I have worked nude in negative temperatures just to get the shot !
What makes you confident to plan a shooting with a photographer you don't know ?
I think my age and experience helps a lot. I have never had a bad experience to date. I always seek references and check the work of a photographer prior to working with them. I always try to chat to them prior to the shoot as well and discuss ideas. I think communication is very important.
by Beau eRomantica -
You're right. It's the most important thing on earth... Our world is made of and by words. Dollybeck, can you feel that your body is in the right place, in the right moment, in the best lighting ?
I think it is something that comes with experience. But, for me, yes most of the time, I know the limitations of my body.
by Nik Studios
And are you waiting to be directed or do you prefer to stay free to move as you feel ?
I'm happy to do either, but it does depend upon the photographer to be honest.
Amateur photographers generally seem to be grateful that they do not have to guide a model in posing and can concentrate on the shoot.
Chatting to a photographer first establishes what kind of mood or feel they want from the shoot. At times you can move freely and the photographer will tell you what he likes or may not like, or may just ask you to move slightly one way or the other.
by Ian Biggs
"Tending to memories"
How do you feel at the end of a shooting ? Tired, I suppose ?...
I am always exhausted at the end of a shoot. A lot of the time I can shoot all day and be fine, but as soon as we finish, boy I am tired. Especially shooting in harsh environments. In my view being tired shows you have worked hard ;-)
by Gavin Bell -
To end, do you find the photographers give you all the credit you deserve ?
Yes I do. I have made so many good friends with photographers that I have worked with.
Thanks ! It was a tough job, I know, and I'm honoured by your support and your trust.
(and thanks to Iris Dassault for her precious help for the questions !)
by Phil Chaplin
"On the rocks"