**Professional Singer/Songwriter, Professional acting experience, Speaker/Writer/Model with large, global Social Media connections**
Hi there! Thanks for being here! Please see my credits for excellent references.
What I love is the opportunity to help a photographer/MUA/designer achieve some artistic, interesting and fun shots. I love getting creative, have lots of energy and I'm very enthusiastic about all projects I embark on! I have location and studio experience (including chroma key) and I have also done lots of acting since I was 5, including professional theatre. I was also a film extra (body double) in Thailand and have been in a music video ('Mainstream' by Thea Gilmore-as seen on Top Of The Pops 2).
I come to shoots without ego but with ideas, a willingness to learn and the confidence to input too. I behave professionally on shoots but also always have a lot of fun! I love many genres including fantasy images and love work that shows the beauty of nature. My style is normally funky/summery/clubby/fairy but I'm open minded. I take direction well and can also move confidently.
My images have been in various publications in the UK, Brazil and Thailand, relating to my work as a professional Singer/Songwriter. These include promotional posters, newspapers (including mainstream regional Brasilian papers and local UK ones), magazines and various online magazines/websites etc. Here's one on the VegFest website (Europe's largest veggie events, I have spoken at 2 of them). http://www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk/sheena-bratt. Also, published with Centraweb Studio: http://www.centrawebstudio.com/Artwork/artwork.html.
I have also sang on Brasilian TV on TV Globo, the largest South American TV company. The feature was aired on the breakfast and lunchtime news: http://g1.globo.com/mato-grosso/noticia/2012/01/festival-internacional-deve-reunir-arte-ecologia-e-musica-em-mato-grosso.html
I do selective TF work if I can use the images for my music promotion or it is for good causes.
Future projects that would interest me:
Live shoot (playing guitar and singing).
Areas of natural beauty.
I am also open to suggestions!
I have an album available on I-Tunes/Amazon etc and I do gigs, radio and festivals with our band Venus Rising and solo (www.facebook.com/venusrisinginfo). We are currently recording our debut album as Venus Rising. Our latest release 'RBE' in support of a Resource-Based Economy is featured on the home page of global organisation The Venus Project's website and has received nearly 6,100 plays on Soundcloud alone. I supported Glen Tilbrook (Squeeze) and sang with international chart-hitting trance producers Hemstock & Jennings. My band and I were also on the bill at Cloud 9 Festival, 2011, headlined by Ed Sheeran amongst others.
My goal is to spread as much love, peace and fun as possible!
Amongst other things I'm also an experienced teacher and love to travel! I did my Post Graduate Certificate in Education after my BA honours degree (2:1) in Law & Philosophy, Subsidiary: Computer Science. I can spin fire pois/sticks, I love to dance, I've been a club DJ and a radio presenter, both in Thailand. I'm a session singer/writer, bongo player in house clubs and also have been on radio and TV to speak about the volunteering and campaigning I do. I've recently gone back to college to study Music Technology, which I'm loving.
I network globally and promote various things including The Venus Project. I have about 4,500 Facebook friends, over 1,100 Twitter followers, over 1,200 likes on my Facebook music page, and always promote the people I work with.
I have shoots lined up with some AMAZING photographers! Watch this space for port updates! I do have openings though so feel free to send me a message! Thanks for reading!
Some of the very highly recommended photographers I've worked with and their comments:
"Cheers Sheena! Was a great shoot." Lucy Ridges Photography www.lucyridges.com MM #891752
"Thanks again for yesterday, it was great working with you." Cloverleaf Images www.cloverleafimages.com MM #1780498
"Really enjoyed working with you, you're so easy to work with. Looking forward to more photo shoots, thanks again." Rick Lindley MM #2846952 www.ricklindley.co.uk
"Fun and bubbly with a very positive and professional attitude. I'm looking forward to working with her again. - Highly recommended!" "Thanks Sheena for today's studio shoot. It was a pleasure to work with you and I look forward to our next adventure into fairyland together. Best wishes...... Simon" From Simon Scott of Centraweb Media Design www.centraweb.net MM #2454712
"Thanks for today's shoot. Totally charming, likeable and excellent model! Complete pleasure to shoot and spend time with." Paul Hodson MM #1103074
Thanks for reading!
In demand, very experienced model, published numerous times including with Centraweb Studio, Sensortivity Photography, Cloverleaf Images, professional singer/songwriter, published on TV Globo's website (and televised performance on a feature aired on their breakfast and lunchtime show), published in largest newspaper in Mato Grosso (Brazilian region the size of Germany) a variety of Staffordshire/Cheshire newspapers, interviewed on BBC Sunday Politics (TV), radio presenter (Thailand), chroma key, location, studio, fashion.