Open Casting

If you do not read thoroughly and follow what’s requested you will automatically not be considered and your application won’t be viewed. We have a high volume list of applicants, but we will get back to you as soon as possible starting on April 26th, 2019. Thank you. 

Application Link to Backstage.com:

If you don’t have Backstage email your selected concepts and headshots/portfolio or social media to contact@lemontheory.com with subject: “Casting”

Lemon Theory: Digital Magazine (www.lemontheory.com) holds monthly/seasonal editorial photo shoots for articles, interviews, and social media. See below the upcoming photography shoots. We welcome all applicants of all levels of experience in modeling/acting. Currently, we are casting abstract/concept/editorial photoshoot. These topics tend to be socio-political in nature and revolve around everyday issues. If you are not comfortable with the clearly written messages or concepts, do not apply. 

We currently only accept applicants who are local to the New York City area, and/or travel there frequently. ALL concepts are unpaid. You may keep the images for your portfolio/website, and we also offer headshots with edits as compensation if they’re needed. You also get a publication credit, and any social media shoutouts on the magazines pages. If you are applying, please only pick subjects you are comfortable with. Background or interest in the topic/theme is preferred. We ask you only apply to one or two of interest. Specific photo shoot date(s) will be updated as it becomes known. Commonly shoot days are mornings and on weekends as they abide by most schedules. All photography will be conducted by Sarah McKinnon; information can be read below. If selected, you’ll receive a detailed email of information. The following is May - June 2019:


CONCEPT 1: “The Six Ocean”

Topic(s): Mental Health, Anxiety, Awareness

Description: “If we all tied blue ribbons around our writs to signify our burden of anxiety, the streets would become an ocean.” - Confessions of The Color Blue — Lemon Theory. Subjects will be asked to wear blue ribbon on their wrists, different kinds of blue fabrics. We’re attempting to start a movement that wearing a blue ribbon on the wrist supports anxiety on social media. There will be a Hair/MU on site, who is an assist on Broadway.

Shoot Day(s): 1 Day in Studio and 1 Day Outside STUDIO DAY JUNE 10TH, 2019

Location: FD Studios, Long Island City, Queens, Various Areas

Subjects: 12 Total; 5 Male, 5 Female, 2 LGBTQ+ Age: 13+

Special Notes: 2 Subjects, Male/Female may be asked to be close together. If you have a modeling/acting spouse or partner this is an added bonus if they’re interested. One setup includes two people being tied together by the blue ribbon, demonstrating the confines of anxiety disorder with another.

 

CONCEPT 2: “What Remains Unseen”

Topic(s): Women/Gender Equality Awareness, Sexual Viewpoints of Women in Society

Description: An abstract photoshoot with the goal to demonstrate how women are often viewed sexually, and noticed for their body/appearance opposed to their personality, intelligence and personality/mind. We’re recruiting a body artist to colorfully paint and contour someone’s body as the standout in the picture. The face will remain untouched.

Shoot Day(s): 1 Day in Studio

Location: FD Studios, Long Island City, Queens

Subjects: 1 Subject, Female Age: 20+

Special Notes: Please do not apply to this concept if you’re uncomfortable with body paint, and or a body paint artist(s). If you have sensitive skin, or a latex allergy. This shoot may require less skin coverage and partial body-exposure.


CONCEPT 3: “Girl with The Bold Mind” POSITION FILLED

Topic(s): Women/Gender Equality Awareness, Expectations in Modern Day Society 

Description: We’re recreating “Girl with The Pearl Earring” iconic Renaissance picture to have a modern concept, and one that’s bold. Using face paint, and a similar head wrapping as the original. Showcasing how women have evolved from previous generations to today.

Shoot Day(s): 1 Day in Studio

Location: FD Studios, Long Island City, Queens

Subjects: 1 Subject, Female Age: 20+

Special Notes: Please do not apply to this concept if you’re uncomfortable with body paint, and or a body paint artist(s). If you have sensitive skin, or a latex allergy. Only the face will be touched with non-toxic paint.


CONCEPT 4: “Sea How It Feels”

Topic(s): Ocean Pollution/Environment

Description: You may have noticed the recent and saddening pictures of sea-life being strangled, killed and suffocated by trash and waste. We’re taking 3 subjects and recreating minimally how that is. i.e. canned soda plastic handles around the wrists.

Shoot Day(s): 1 Day in Studio

Location: FD Studios, Long Island City, Queens

Subjects: 3 Subjects, Any Gender Age: 20+

Special Notes: Please do not apply to this concept if you’re uncomfortable with objects around your wrists, neck or face.


CONCEPT 5: “The Last Act”

Topic(s): Deep Connection, Love and Intimacy

Description: The importance of intimacy is becoming all too great in society with the barrier of technology. A shoot that shows affection, connection and distance.

Shoot Day(s): 1 Day Indoors

Location: To be confirmed, Brooklyn, NYC

Subjects: 2 Subjects, Male/Female or Partners Age: 20+

Special Notes: We are looking especially for couples or acting partners.