Casting Call / by Neal Auch

I'm looking for models in the GTA who are interested in collaborating on a pro-choice / feminist art project.  If you think you might be interested in working with me, please read on!

Access to safe abortion in Canada and the US is increasingly restricted by unnecessary legislation, and abortion clinics continue to operate under the threat of terrorist violence.  I am looking for models who are interested in collaborating on a series of fine-art images that explore the human cost associated with the unavailability of safe abortions.  If you’re interested, please email me at neal.auch@gmail.com; I will be glad to flesh out the details and answer any questions or concerns you might have.  (I’m trying to keep a detailed description of the project off public webpages for the time being.)  This project will be thematically different from my portfolio work, but will retain a similar dark / gritty feel.

A bit more about who I’m looking for:

  1. This is a feminist, pro-choice art project: I’m looking for models who are passionate about the cause and who are interested in making a political statement.  I am not expecting to make any money from work this and, unfortunately, I cannot offer to pay you for your services.  I am thinking about this project as a sort of activism through art.  I’m looking for models who have a similar outlook.  

  2. If you wish to participate but remain anonymous that is no problem at all.  Your face need not be visible in the final image and I will not share any identifying details in public unless you have specifically asked me to do so.

  3. I’m more than happy to work with models of any experience level, body type, age, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, level of ability, etc, etc, etc.

  4. I’m looking for models in or around the GTA.  I live in Hamilton.  I have a car and I can travel within reason, but if you are more than a few hours away it may be difficult to coordinate the logistics of a shoot.  

  5. Full nudity is required and ideally the shoot will take place in the model’s home, however there is some flexibility on location.  I understand the risk involved here and I am more than happy to accommodate any security precautions you wish to take.  You are more than welcome to have an escort / friend / spouse / partner around during the shoot.  I’m happy to put you in touch with other models whom I’ve worked with, so you can get an unbiased reference.   I’m happy to meet in a public location before committing to anything, so you can get a read on my personality.  (If there’s any other safety precaution you require just let me know; this list was not meant to be exhaustive.)

Thanks for reading and looking forward to hearing from some interesting folks!