Models

I employ models regularly in my work. Quite often, they are for my private work & so, unfortunately, there is no client budget for that. All I can offer in these instances is an interesting day & some great images at the end of it! Sometimes I do get commissioned by a client to find models, and they sometimes have small budgets! In either case I hold a directory of models to call upon. If you would either like to apply for a published role, or want me to hold your details for possible future commissions, then fill out the model detail form for me & come & have a chat.

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Current Published Roles


Auditions

An audition with me consists of the inevitable standard info, most of which is taken care of through the form I ask you to fill out, a discussion so I can discover more about you, a couple of quick reference shots & a short (30 sec) video clip of you talking about yourself.

Please fill out the information requested on the appropriate form (below) & submit it to me prior to the audition. If you are applying speculatively, then fill out the form & I will contact you to arrange a date for you to come in & see me.

Safety & Minors

As a model, you travel to unknown places & work with unknown people. Your personal safety & wellbeing is paramount. I highly recommend you follow these basic safety precautions for every job you do as a matter of habit.
1. It is imperative that you tell someone you trust where you are going & provide them with the photographer's name, address & contact phone numbers. Tell them what time you are leaving & roughly what time you expect to return home. Arrange to call them to confirm when you leave & most importantly, when you return. Agree what action they should take if you do not call.
2. It is recommended that you arrange to have someone drive you to the shoot & then pick you up later.
3. It is optional, but perfectly acceptable, to bring a chaperone with you who will remain with you for the duration of the shoot. You just need to make sure you will be comfortable with them in the studio.
4. Make sure you fully understand what the shoot involves. During the shoot, never be pressured into doing something you feel uncomfortable with. It is always your right to say "no".

If you are under the age of 18, it is important to understand that you cannot do any work involving nudity, even if you may want to. I will always ask for photo id, so please do not even consider auditioning for an art nude or similar shoot until you are 18, or ideally, 21.

The Process

To proceed, just fill out one of the forms here, as appropriate to your age:

Young (under 18) Model Application for RiK

Model Application for RiK

All auditions (unless otherwise specified) will take place at the studio in murrays bay.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM AUCKLAND CBD to
the studio, 5 Bellbird Rise, Murrays Bay, Auckland 0630
01. Over the harbour bridge (heading north)
02. Take the Upper Harbour Highway / Constellation Drive exit
03. Turn Right under motorway
04. Drive all the way to the end of Constellation Drive & Turn Left on East Coast Road
05. Straight through first set of lights & up the hill
06. At the lights at the top of the hill (by Rangitoto College) - Turn Right into Sunrise Av
07. 900 metres down Sunrise, Turn Left into Saddleback Rise
08. At the bottom of the hill, Turn Left into Penguin Drive
09. Turn Left into Bellbird Rise - We are just on the left - No. 5
10. At the end of the drive walk straight through to the studio (under the sign “the studio”)

I retain copyright of all my work & licence my images for my clients, providing them with exactly the license they require. I am a member of the AIPA & I subscribe to their terms & conditions. All my clients must accept these terms when commissioning me to create images for them. Any difficulties or issues must be raised prior to the commencement of any work. All models must sign a standard AIPA model release form & any other specialists working on the shoot must sign an AIPA property release.