My artistic passion has always been in drawing and/or painting faces. Now, I want to build a portfolio of pieces that can (hopefully) be displayed in my first solo art show. (shooting for sometime in 2020) A gallery of faces. Real faces. People from all walks of life, all different ages, shapes, sizes, and nationalities.
To make this work, I will need your help. If you would like to be a part of the project, with the potential to have your face included among the others, I will need you to do a couple of things:
First, is that I don't want regular selfies. I want you to "make a face". I want all different kinds of looks for this. I want ridiculously happy faces, tragically sad faces, goofy af faces. Paint, food, or dirt covered faces. If you have an unusual feature, highlight it! I want to see your gappy smile, or your crooked nose on full display. The project won't work, if all of the faces look the same. I want you to STAND OUT. Be different. Be you.
Then, there's the boring part. In order to use the photo you send me as a reference, I will need you to sign a model release, so that I can feel safe using the artwork for things such as an art-book for the project, and advertisements for the show, that kind of thing. I will, of course, NEVER use your photo for anything nefarious, and will not use it for any other project, without your prior written permission to do so. It will be used to create a painting or drawing based on it. That's it.
If you send me a photo, but do not sign the release, I will not be using your photo for this project.
So, that's it. That's the deal. I hope you'll consider joining me for this. I cannot wait to see what you send me.
<3 - Shay
Please send photos and filled-out forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org I will not be accepting them through any other messaging app/program, as I need to keep everything organized. Thank you in advance.