RAW: a personal project

Today, I am announcing a personal project for 2014:RAW by Christina Lazar-Schuler | filmWERX Studio Inspired by the artwork of Chuck Close, noted portrait photographer.

I capture images of beautiful and stylish people and I LOVE what I do! They are the images of beauty that we aspire to in our own lives; perfect skin, beautiful hair, stylish wardrobe, etc.  However, in a world filled with gloss, glamour and 'perfection' we sometimes lose sight of the real, raw person inside.

Vancouver is a city filled with beautiful people and a lot of them have become models. These men and women are made-up, dressed-up and retouched into the best, shiniest and most perfect version of themselves. What if we saw them as we see ourselves everyday in the morning mirror? Fresh out of bed, no make-up, no hairstyling, wearing a rumpled t-shirt (or nothing at all!) and putting their best foot forward to start a new day.

In this very personal project, I want to explore the raw, unfinished side of modeling. I want to document that real, raw person under all the makeup and hairspray. Undone, unmade, unretouched. I want to capture the authentic you.

Like the title of this project, the captured images will be unretouched, you will be captured bare faced, ungroomed, in "come as you are" photographs that reveal the REAL and RAW you under all the spit and shine. Here are the details:

DATE: March 22, 2014 from 2-7pm LOCATION: Film2Frame Studio - 655 Front Street, New Westminster NOTES:

  1. I will be casting up to 25 model - both men & women.
  2. Agency models are preferred, but not mandatory.
  3. Inclusion in this project is limited to the first 25 models that sign up.
  4. A wait list will be available in the event of drop-outs.
  5. You will be required to sign a photo release
  6. Ensure that you have a guardian (if you are underage) available the day of the shoot to sign the release.
  7. All photos will be captured 'shot gun style' on one day only.
  8. If you cannot attend on the date of the shoot, your spot will be given to another model, etc...
  9. This is a TFP project so you will be compensated with up to 3 high resolution images for your portfolio.

To sign up for this project, please complete the form below. I look forward to meeting and capturing the real, RAW you.