I’ve always been a fan of DIY projects but there are exceptions… so I thought
After learning about Model Mayhem I couldn’t wait to get started and create some magic aka photo shoots for my portfolio – BUT In order to be a part of the network one has to submit pictures that then have to get approved by the I assume the “fashion police/gods”. I thought to myself how hard can this be ;I have the clothes, a camera phone, and pretty friends- what else do I need? after looking through the website I realized camera phone jut wont do and ironically my friends are a lot more camera shy than I thought. so that left me whith just the wardrobe. square one! So I put this on the back burner.
Until one night in January or should I say morning when I woke up a t 4:07 am and thought ahhha! CRAIGS LIST! theres got to be plenty of photographers looking for creative work. So I responded to as many post until I feel asleep and mind you I wasn’t planing on spending a penny for a photographer. Long story short I got contacted by a photographer who was interested in helping me out – but there was still one problem I didnt have a model. After talking to the photographer she convinced me that I a 5 foot nothing, a little on the healthy side ( if you know what I mean) would be great at modeling. I dont know how she managed to do this but she did!
Next thing I knew I was in front of a camera! and boy let me tell you its A LOT harder than it looks, I didn’t know whether to pose, do weird movements with my hands and feet, act natural, smile, or look like all the angry models on the runway. it was terribly awkward. From the pictures it looks like I went with the angry model look perhaps because I had no sleep- I came right after working a 10pm-8am shift the night before. Also this wasn’t a very glamours production I didn’t get the full diva service of hair and makeup that the talented models I shoot with now get. So it was up to me to “make it work!” and gosh darn-it I did!
All in all it was It was fun, I can now say “oh yea I’v modeled.” It made for a good story and I got pictures to start off on Model Mayhem that were approved by the fashion gods