SCAMS TARGETING MODELS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS
My model and photographer friends, please be wary of people who claim to be art directors, photographers, or international modeling agents for publications such as major men’s lifestyle brands such as Maxim or Playboy. I know the excitement this can generate as we instantly get stars in our eyes and feel as if our big break is happening. Well, it’s too good to be true and may actually be a scam.
I’m writing this blog because the majority of casting scams are for modeling gigs. Although there are lots of real model casting calls as well, be extra cautious when considering modeling opportunities. The key to avoiding disappointment is recognizing how these scammers work. That’s the point of this blog…Read More
Here are some fresh edits from my shoot with the lovely Destin. She has a great eye for art, so it was easy to communicate what I wanted to her. She really is a remarkable young woman, beautiful, fit, and wicked smart.
I met her at a wedding at the Mentone Springs Hotel in the spring of 2013. She was a guest of the couple, and I was immediately struck by her beauty, physical fitness, and charisma. She had an unmistakable presence. I knew I wanted to know her better and photograph her. Luckily, she didn’t dismiss me as some old weirdo.
This was my third shoot with Destin. Our first collaboration was in June 2013 at Sylvania Lake, our second happened in September 2013 at the fairgrounds during fall carnival week.
I did a photo shoot today with one of my favorite new faces, Greta, a model from Huntsville. Just 21 years old, she embodies youth and style. We first collaborated last spring, and it’s so nice connecting with her yet again.
I finally arranged a photoshoot with a lovely new model who has moved to my area, Amanda.
She and her son moved here from New York City, where she was an artist and fine-art model. Before I had taken a single frame, I knew I’d want to get her in front of my camera as often as possible.
One last look back at the 2010s as I touch on some of the highlights of a decade of photographing people.
I mostly photographed products for the last 5 years, but I have not included any of that content simply because it would be too huge of a blog.
What you see below are some of the best and notable photography I did between 2010 and 2019. I have inevitably left out a lot that could be included here.
I don’t have time to do a more comprehensive review (I could spend my whole Sunday doing this, but nah). I did fewer model portfolios and editorial assignments than the previous decade.
How to Become a Model!
I get asked this question over and over again, so I thought I would simply put it in a blog so I can refer people to it.
Sadly, all good things must come to an end. Such is the case with the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. L Brands has canceled the program, saying the decision was part of a move to “evolve the messaging of [the company]” and dial back the brand’s more extravagant marketing methods.
Before anyone accuses me of being shallow, there are a lot of different kinds of beauty.
There’s structural beauty where we marvel at the symmetry of someone’s face or aesthetic beauty resulting from a pleasing presentation well put together like a work of art.
There’s a beautiful soul who inspires admiration of her empathy and compassion.
There’s cuteness, often associated with pretty children, but present whenever someone looks so adorable that they possess a contagious attractiveness.
There is awe of someone’s genius or intuition.
There is beautiful strength, found in those who show an enviable strength or persistence in the presence of challenges.
True beauty is rare. And all around us.
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