Pictures and stories from my journey of finding catharsis
do you model for artists?
I do indeed! :)
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Rudies! All copyright eymc275. Shot at Murder Mile. Mom, if you’re looking at this, I’m sorry in advance, love, e xx
Just wanted to say what an inspiration you are. I'm a photographer on all the main websites, doing alt stuff and trying to head into erotica and the stuff you do, I use as a shining example of how damn good erotica can be, and that it doesn't mean bad bedroom shots and Escort mangazine!
Thank you so much! I really appreciate your message and will try to continue to make good stuff! I’ve been so lucky with my modelling career and have worked with some amazing people, all of whom should really take the credit for my portfolio. Thank you once again, Allegra x
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Hiya. I find it really interesting you chose to stay on MM. Perhaps you'd do a post about your reasons? I'm on all three sites but I do prefer the feel of MM myself, I don't know why. I find PP a little to "we luv everyone" unrealistic and PS, well, it's just PS right?Anyways, good luck!
I have now decided to stay on PurplePort as a model; I like the site and it’s easy to use. Generally I find Model Mayhem carries a much higher number of quality photographers/models than Purestorm and I also use it for planning modelling trips abroad. Thank you for your good wishes - the same to you whoever you are! :)
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Hi. As an amateur but professional tog, I have read you 'modelling with dignity and staying safe' article with great interest. I agree with you all you say but need to add that I have had models pester me to shoot them at higher levels then get abusive when you say no, also had models offer 'other services' all the way to full sex. Why not mention these models (all from model websites) don't help this 'stay safe' cause in your article as you make it sound all the togs fault when it isn't.
Hi; sorry I didn’t see this earlier - I agree that it is a problem. Models who do this make a bad name for the rest of us, just as photographers who abuse models make a bad name for the rest of you. Not being a male photographer, I have no experience of being offered extras by a model and it is therefore difficult for me to write about with any kind of insight. I try to stick to writing about things that I know about, although I do appreciate this gives a slightly unbalanced view of issues like this. I still stand by the article I wrote; however much of an issue models offering ‘extras’ are, there is still a present and very real danger to models who fall prey to those rare photographers who decide to take advantage of their position. It’s interesting; since writing the piece, I have been bombarded by people I assume to be photographers who took offence in a similar way - all trying to place the blame with promiscuous models who offer explicit personal services. As I explained initially, the vast majority of photographers are very professional and I wasn’t trying to paint you all with the same brush. At all. Merely trying to give advice to less experienced models and to reach out to photographers who are abusive.
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I made the decision today to leave Purestorm and PurplePort. Neither are sites that I use very much and I’m finding it too challenging to deal with admin for 6 different profiles (model/photographer). So I’ll now be residing mostly in Model Mayhem and on here. I am DEFINITELY not giving up modelling or photography, just shifting where I work from slightly.
One of the sad things about leaving the sites (Purestorm in particular) was that I had a few really lovely references from people I’d modelled for in the past. I’ve not used the site at all really over the last year so most references are old but still lovely! I thought I’d post them here as a keep safe…and also so that you can see why you should book me, naturally ;) I’m so grateful to everyone who has booked me as a model and I know that this list of references doesn’t cover even a quarter of them. Each shoot has helped me to grow as a model and I’m hoping that it will long continue that way! Allegra :)
Two shoots with Allegra were both brilliant fun, as well as providing a great environment to experiment, collaborate on new ideas, and work in that space where both are passionate about what they’re creating.
Highly recommended, and happy to have her back any time; not only because she’s incredibly smart and has a great figure, but she’s so easy to get on with and is an ideal muse. She happens to be an excellent photographer too, always a rare and added bonus.
Allegra was the model for my tuition day with Eddie Cheng she was patient whilst I was having things explained to me by Eddie and was very helpful when trying to attempt the random ideas I was attempting
Would highly recommend her to anyone thinking of booking her
Thanks for helping it be a great day
In front of the camera this girl simly comes alive. She’s sensual, sexy and incredibly aware of her own body.
It was such an honour shooting with her. I’m in awe of her character, sexuality and personality.
Such a jewel.
Not to sound too gushing but Allegra really is a little bit special. Shooting alongside her or shooting her myself, in both instances I was just blown away by her ease at taking an idea and completely bringing it to life. I learned so much from watching her work and it was a dream come true to get the opportunity to both meet her and model alongside her.
I hope to shoot with Allegra again in the future, if I’m very, very lucky!
All the superlatives in the world wouldn’t be enough to describe Allegra. She is just an outstanding model and a brilliant person to be in the company of. I’ve done two shoots with her now and each time has been a real pleasure. Being able to photograph such a professional and relaxed model makes working with her so easy because she never fails to produce remarkable poses. I would recommend Allegra without hesitation and hope to work with her again in the future.
Had a great erotic couples shoot with Allegra today. Very relaxed, fun and easy to work with, the shoot flew by in no time at all - and we managed to pull off some fantastic images together. Highly reccomended model, very professional and excellent communication prior to the shoot.
I had a great shoot with Allegra this weekend, it’s great to work with someone so creative and aware of the images being created. We were on the same wavelength from our original communications.
Got some great images and had an enjoyable day, highly highly recommended.
A lot of models merge in to a grey mass and end up meaning very little to you in the long run while a few open your eyes and do more than they know to spur you on creatively, technically and enthusiastically. For me Ellie is one of those models, and I’ll always feel in debt to her…..
bit gushy I know….. Spose it could have been a fluke ;-)
oh AND she turned up on time, gave good communication, didn’t hassle me for images, had some great ideas, blah blah blah
Allegra was awesome, creatively right up my street and with good taste in music to match!!!
So easy to talk to, so easy to shoot, I looking forward to our next shoot.
Many thanks - Andy
Do I recommend Allegra? This girl is f’ing amazing! If you want a model with a can do attitude and someone whom to have an absolute experimental and creative shoot, Allegra is should be at the top of your list. Amazingly down to earth too.
Throughly enjoyed working with her and can’t wait till the next time.
Worked with Allegra today and had a lovely shoot :) Very friendly and laid back, very patient and cooperative when i was applying make up. Stunning body and she really worked the shots posing effortlessly, they look amazing from what i’ve seen so far! Very pleasant shoot all round, would love to work with you again!
I worked with Allegra briefly at the London Red Nose Event, she is a very professional model and we managed to get some great images. I wouldn’t hesitate in working with Allegra again - highly recommended.
I worked with Allegra today after she kindly donated some of her time to the Purestorm Red Nose Event in London. Don’t let the Amateur status fool you Allegra is a highly competent model and anything but amateur in her attitude to modelling and range of poses, very confident in front of the camera and highly recomended, someone I would definitely like to work with again.
Worked with Allegra again this morning at a Red Nose event and as always she was bright and bubbly and just plain gaw-juss. She poses so ‘easily’ and smoothly you couldn’t fail to have a winning shoot with her. You get my recommendation every time hun :)
I was lucky enough to shoot with Allegra as part of the London Red Nose event, I found her to be extremely friendly and she spoilt me with a wealth of poses, she’s clearly totally confident and it shines straight through her photos, definately would work with her again :)
Had my second shoot with Allegra a few weeks back. A joy to work with, a pleasure to be with and the camera loves her.
I had a lot of fun working with Allegra, she has great instincts and got the hang of my somewhat exacting requirements immediately. There was an excellent level of communication before the shoot and her thorough planning helped the whole thing run without a hitch.
I worked with Allegra for the second time recently at a group shoot at Tally Ho studio, she is a superb model and incredibly easy to work with, I got some fantastic images …. Thank you.
Attended a group shoot with Allegra at Hallam Mill, fantastic model and lovely girl to boot… highly recommended :)
Second shoot with Allegra in short distance. If you are looking for a stunning art nude model who poses naturally, is intelligent, works effortlessly to convert your ideas into images then look no further.
Had a brilliant day with Allegra at Tally Ho studios, great fun to work with but 100% professional and
committed. This lady drops into poses like its second nature, she clearly loves what she does and she
does it so well. No hesitation in recommending her.
Great model who loves her work
Thanks for a good day
Allegra did a group shoot for me, and wow what a girl, fantastic personality, works hard, well prepared and punctual.
i would recommend 100%, she is also a fab poser, does’nt need direction. look forward to having her again. sharon
this lady is stunning great body and great to work with.she very good with her facial expressions and i hope that we work together again soon xx
Had a fantastic day in the studio with Allegra, Turned up ready to get straight into it after a long journey. Allegra worked well not just in front of myself but with another photographer (Ant Photogaphy) who was also with us. We both come up with some great ideas on the fly and also tried something different for her. I fully recommend Allegra, very charming and very capable model. Will look forward to working with her again. Glenn - GR Photography
Allegra came all the way from Plymouth for today’s shoot, yet she seemed fresh and keen almost as soon as she got in the studio. One of the best art nude models on purestorm, she can do so many great poses I lost count pretty quickly! Also a damn fine fashion model in the making, and a lovely lovely girl to work with, can’t recommend her highly enough, and really looking forward to our next shoot, which I hope will be soon! Thanks Allegra, ant x
Arranged a shoot with Allegra while she was in London.
Communication was easy and on the day she was a delight to work with. She poses effortlessly and contributes ideas of her own, but above all she is probably one of the most enthusiastic models I have met, which really comes across in the images. Highly recommended.
Allegra posed for an art class I organize and was the perfect model for this sort of event, which she’s done before and seemed to enjoy, as did the artists drawing he who thought she was great and want her back. She has a lovely temperament for modeling, delightful, smart, co-operative, sensible. Certainly I would like to do some photographic work with her also.
I worked with Allegra few days ago on a studio and location , she is a great models , she gave 150% of herself during the shoot , Great poses . 100% recommendation to any photographers .
Had the pleasure to work with allegra on friday with artemis and russ freeman. Extremely friendly and hard working. Really enjoyed working with her and highly recommend her :)
I worked with Allegra for two days shooting a style we had both never done before-needless to say I was very nervous. As soon as I met Allegra the nerves disappeared. She was so lovely and put so much effort into each shot, pushing herself and not giving up. We had a fantastic couple of days and got some awesome images. Thank you so much for asking me to model with you, I feel you have helped me grow as a model. I would recommend Allegra without a shadow of a doubt to anyone and really hope we can work together again. Thank you :D x
I worked with Allegra for two days, on a shoot with Artemis_D5 and MUA Flawless_Finish.
Wow, what can I say. She was fantastic, keen, excited, brimming with enthusiasm and willing to push her self into emotions and poses to suit the shots every time.
We have many great shots to be edited, too many really.
I highly recommend Allegra and would work with her any time.
WOrk With Allegra at Truedefinition Studios (Stockport). She is very professional and easy to work with. Really enjoyed my session with this true professional model.
Allegra was one of 8 models in the line-up presented at the mega event at Stockport, organised by 2 King Street (me, Nicole Cooling, Eddie Cheng, and Ray Liu). She turned up on time, worked tirelessly for 8 hours, and modelled effortlessly even where no direction was given. A great model who’s an asset in any photographer’s portfolio.
Allegra is one of eight fantastic models I had the pleasure of working with at a workshop/event.
She’s as lovely as she is stunning and I would highly recommend her to any photographer who is looking for a fantastic model. Absolute pleasure working with her and hope to do so again in the future!
Allegra modelled at a recent group shoot at my Studio, book her while you can. Energetic, enthusiastic and probably one of the best art nude models you can find. Lovely girl aswell.
I worked with Allegra during an all day workshop. I found her to be a truly wonderful model and a thoroughly lovely, gracious human being too. I am delighted to have been able to work with her.
Had a wonderful shoot with Allegra at a workshop.
She’s a great model, top notch.
Allegra proved to be a very hard working and capable model… I had her working in some horrible conditions and i never heard a single complaint.. willing to do whatever it takers to attain the image and a very nice girl to boot.. I would be very happy to shoot again and more than happy to recommend Allegra to anyone looking for a committed model. I Look forward to shooting again sometime
A great pity Allegra is retiring soon, an excellent art nude model, very open to ideas, great at taking direction and a pleasure to be around, she will be greatly missed, I could shoot her again and again
Shot with Allegra recently and was a great shoot and got some very interesting results!
Allegra takes direction very well and is open to many ideas, also with it being my first proper art nude shoot she was very gentle!
Thank you allegra definately recommended!
I’ve watched Allegra’s progress as a model with fascination and a growing hope of one day working with her. When I found she was going to briefly be in the North I was delighted that she agreed to work with me.
I had some pretty clear ideas of the type of shots we would be shooting but was taken completely by surprise by the range and depth of her posing and her commitment to making some stunning images.
Not only did I have a fascinating and productive day with Allegra, I feel she extended me as a photographer, taking me into new areas and challenging me to produce what I hope is some of my best work and I really couldn’t ask for more. Thank you.
Nothing I will say will do this lady justice. A perfect professional, from pre shoot comms to traffic updates, graceful posing, really hardworking and all round top model. An absolute star in every aspect and as good as any other model I have ever worked with. Obtained some great images and had a fun packed shoot. Couldn’t have asked for anything more :)
what a star!
I have never had such brilliant communication from the moment we first got in touch about a date, right up to the day itself, so I knew we would have a great shoot, which we did. in no small measure!
Allegra is intelligent, open-minded, genuine, communicative and just a very lovely person really.
Shoot with her whilst you still can… i hear rumours she may not be doing this for very much longer!
Since we first worked together in February Allegra has inspired some great photographers, amassing a superb body of work that clearly demonstrates her talent.
So I was delighted to be able to enjoy Allegra’s company again last weekend, this time in much warmer conditions! Come rain or shine, her passion and commitment to her art remains undiminished. Bravissimo!
I had the pleasure to work with Allegra last weekend. I found her full of ideas.Professional with a natural tallent for fine art. Looking foward to working with her again. Highly recommended!
Many thanks for a superb shoot…A superb model, highly recommended for fine art work.
I had a shoot with Allegra yesterday, and what a great day. The day was very relaxed and a great deal of fun. Allegra was excellent in every way, good communication pre-shoot, arriving bang on time and ready to work. She is also a lovely person and put in every effort to achieve the shots I had in mind. I would certainly recommend her to all photographers.
Thanks Allegra and I hope I contributed in some small way to making your birthday one to remember.
****** Outstanding model here ******
I recently had my first shoot will Allegra. I found her to be an extremely capable and beautiful model. Allegra was able to accurately translate every brief I gave her. She produced beautiful poses in VERY challenging circumstances. From complex studio work to very difficult and physically challenging location shots.
I had a shoot with Allegra last week. She had communicated well, arrived on time and despite being a little wary about working with me she still put 100% effort into the shoot. Consequently she was able to really push herself and was able to do things that she had never done before. Putting her faith and trust in me, she fully embraced every idea I put to her - no matter how strange or crazy. Allegra proved to be a versatile, daring, expressive, humourous, intelligent and creative model who can (when given the opportunity) deliver. Thank you for a very creative shoot.
Allegra is a genuine professional Art nude model.
Found her to be adaptable to most of my contorted pose requirements.
She has the ability to extend one pose into many variations which is a great asset.
She is also a very pleasant women,and will certainly work with her again.
Highly recommended . Peter
Great shoot with Allegra, well organised, professional and really interesting to have a good chat with. Time flew by but we got some great shots and I would certainly work with her again. Great body and attitude - what more could you ask for.
It was a great pleasure to work with Allegra. We tried some really ambitious poses and Allegra’s attitude was fantastic….a true proffesional and great fun.
Allegra is a really impressive lady and highly recommended,
I had a very productive and enjoyable shoot with Allegra yesterday. Despite the long journey down to Helston, she still arrived a few minuets early. She coped with the mud and cold like a true professional, never once complaining of the conditions she worked in.
She fully understood the story behind each set and was able to incorporate her own ideas into the original set poses. A superb natural at this genre and one of the best I have had the pleasure to work with. I really look forward to working with her again.
Had a shoot with the fab Allegra and have to say I enjoyed every minute of it, she arrived on time and the pre shoot communication was excellent. We did a location shoot and even though we had to head back to the studio early because of rain she still gave 110%. She is just a joy to work with and cant wait to work with her again when the weather is better. 10/10
Had a great shoot with Allegra today. Excellent comms prior to, and on day of shoot. Allegra arrived on time and was an absolute delight to work with. She is enthusiastic, creative and very helpful. We are both delighted with the results and I very much look forward to working with her again.
Allegra was a pleasure to work with.. an exceptional Fine Art Model. I’m looking forward to working with her in the future. A genuine person with a passion in what she does.
Allegra… a classical model with a superb torso who is an absolute joy to shoot. Allegra comes highly recommended!
Confident model with natural style and a professional attitude - Recommended.
Allegra is a pleasure to work with
All copyright Pierus :)
Some more photos by the ever-so-lovely Image23. These were taken in our apartment in Slovenia earlier this year…not sure why it’s taken me this long to post them but here you go! All images copyright Image23 www.image23.co.uk
I recently shot with the incredibly talented Scott Morgan (http://www.scottmorganphotography.co.uk/) and here are some of the results! This shoot froze my bones but it was all worth it in the end…and nothing a nice hot shower could’t fix. Check out Scott’s work, you’ll like it :) And incidentally, him and his lovely partner Ellie Ellis are a phenomenal team in creative wedding photography. Their site is here: http://www.morganandellis.co.uk/Welcome.html