I am Minh-Ly (pronounced Minh Lee), a fulltime freelance model, photographer and artistic director based in Montreal, QC, and available to work worldwide. Certified in Beauty and Aesthetics along with past studies in Fashion Design, I have 4 years of experience in modeling, in 13 countries (North-America, Europe and Australia), and I also take photographs myself.
I work with professional and enthusiasts alike, posing for brands, photographers, artists, videographers, make-up artists, hairstylists and designers for printed work, advertising, exhibitions, publications, commercials and portfolio purposes as well as for workshops and tuition.
Driven, focused, reliable and professional, I am known for my creativity, versatility and excellent posing abilities. I get fully involved, from the ideas to the realization, and I am dedicated to creating artistic and memorable imagery with my collaborators.
Languages spoken :
- French (native),
- English (full professional capability).
You can consult my references in Testimonials below.
Skills & Services
Makeup, Hair & Styling :
- Makeup : I can do my own makeup, from day to evening makeup. I always bring my makeup kit for touch-ups and changes of look.
- Hair : I can also style my natural hair.
- Wardrobe & Styling : Having past studies in Fashion Design in Montreal, I have an excellent sense of style. I own an impressive collection of unique pieces for shooting purposes. I am also able to provide a variety of wardrobe on set and I craft some myself.
- I have a wide range of expressions and poses and I also constantly keep renewing myself depending of my environment and of the people I am connecting with,
- I can pose with or without direction.
- I am not afraid to hike great distances, climb, dive (underwater) and go into cold, hot, rocky and muddy environments in order to get The shot.
- I am open to work with other models (male or female). However, I do not accept all requests. I work with serious partners with a professional attitude only and depending on the concept.
- I can pose with animals in the shoots. I have previously worked with horses, lizards, snakes, scorpions, butterflies, dogs, cats and birds.
Fitness/other art forms :
- I practice yoga and can bend, stretch and contort myself into many different and unique shapes and positions,
- I am skilled for underwater shoots,
- I practice aerial silk,
- I practice dance and own ballet shoes for shoot purposes.