We are looking for blue collar models for this project.Apply today!
Synopsis: Blue collar workers in white trucks drive by us every day. Inside these trucks are some of the unsung heroes of our society — people who, as a group, form the faceless multitude required to keep our complex society, many communities, and business world functioning. They deliver packages, fix broken transformers, mow the lawn, build skyscrapers, bring us flowers, dig roads through mountains, install transmission lines, unclog the plumbing, and resurface roofs; they are our handymen and more! This project will showcase these beautiful people in short, revealing biographies complimented by highly stylized photos that tell their story.
If you are a blue collar worker like Joseph and interested in trying your hand at modeling — no experience required — or are a model eager to pose for this book project and/or other projects, please take the time to express your interest by responding to these questions. We'd love to hear from you and maybe even take your picture!”
Joseph was born in Santa Barbera, but moved to L.A. when he was three. His parents emigrated to the U.S. from Mexico ten years before. “They wanted me to have more opportunities then they had.”
Joseph was always building things from the time he was a little boy, so it was a small leap for him to go into construction after graduation.
In Joseph’s early career he worked for a giant contracting company whose main jobs was building office complexes. Over time working on these, Joseph began to feel disconnected from real people. “My parents came from a small fishing village and always stressed the importance of community, friendship and one’s connection to fellow man. That’s why I gave up working for industrial construction companies and started my own business.
Today, he runs a construction business and does remodels and additions in the neighborhood where he grew up.
We are looking for models for this project.Apply today!
Synopsis: Race in America is an old story born of slavery and the success of the “melting pot” that built the population from the 18th century until today. Americans will tell you they know their ancestry, but few have really explored it rationally.This project seeks to surprise you and the subjects within it with DNA data that sometimes will and many times won’t match what the subject believes is their ancestry. Will you be able to look at a subject’s photos and correctly predict the combination of genes that formed that pretty face and beautiful body?
If you are mixed race (any races) and think you know your ancestry (you must be willing to take a free DNA test and share the results) and are interested in trying your hand at modeling — no experience required — or are a model eager to pose for this book project and/or other projects, please take the time to express your interest by responding to some questions. We'd love to hear from you and maybe even take your picture!
Sabrina was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the daughter of a single African-American mother and no known father. She grew up fiercely opinionated, independent, and determined to find him. When she was 20, she set out on a road trip from Louisiana that took her through New York and finally to San Francisco where she eventaully found him. She named the road trip her “Daddyrama”.
The trip took two long years--she worked as a waitress much of the time and even hopped a freight train at one point. Although her search had been dangerous at times, she feels a sense of pride for having found her father and continuing to have a relationship with him.
Sabrina’s dad—an Italian American--never knew he had a daughter. The story of their meeting is a great one we share in one of her video interviews. Sabrina consented to a DNA test which revealed some fascinating details she hadn’t expected, which we also share in a video segment.
Synopsis: In a world where gender identity is an ever-changing hot button topic, this project seeks to challenge our deepest expectations of what or who is male/masculine/macho and what or who is female/feminine/girly. You’ll meet some of the most manly men on the planet who are willing to explore their feminine side and “become” female for our cameras. You’ll meet transgender women and men who are transitioning or have transitioned. You’ll meet men and women who like to dress up and impersonate the opposite sex. Listening, watching and reading about these amazingly truthful and transparent subjects will alert you to something new that is happening around gender identity in America.
If you are the most manly of men with an interest in being transformed, a drag artist, or a MtF or FtM transgendered person in any stage of transition, and are interested in trying your hand at modeling — no experience required — or are a model eager to pose for this book project and/or other projects, please take the time to express your interest by responding to some questions. We'd love to hear from you and maybe even take your picture!
Chris was interested in this project because he has always been curious about gender roles in society. As a stay-at-home Dad, he’s chosen to take on what was largely a female role for decades. He spends a lot of time with stay-at-home moms and consequently feels that he has become more in tune with his “feminine side”.
Chris says he has increasingly been yearning to feel more comfortable and engaged as part of the “moms at the playground” group where he is the only father. We agreed to film his process of transitioning outwardly and superficially into “a woman."
Chris is not interested in this as a prank, but in genuinely taking his exploration of his feminine side one step further. He says “I always felt ambivalent as a boy towards traditional boy activities like sports and cars. I’m a pretty amazing chef, and now that my daughter is older, I’ve been creating some of her clothes on an old Singer I found and refurbished in the garage.”