Let me just say from the get go that I am not a model. However I’ve always thought I could be one; you know with some help. I have amazingly talented photographer friends but none of them has ever offered to take my photos. For good reason because once a camera is pointed at me, I just know how to do one kind of facial expression – which is to smile.
Anyway, the other day my friend Geoffrey and I hung out and I got to live my model dream for a bit. Though I had no idea how to pose but he did his best anyway with me and though a lot of photos were taken, he only managed to edit (just the lighting) only a few as he got busy and this ain’t a paid job.
As you can see, I just keep smiling. I don’t understand why I look quite tan because in real life I’m not. I also don’t understand why I look quite oily from early on. I believe I wasn’t oily at all then. My face I mean. It got oily later on because we were around saltwater. So yay! That really makes for a good photo. Oily face.
Then I somehow managed to pull this off:
But that was a one time thing I think. Sort of like a one hit wonder. Of course throughout the whole thing, I was always talking and commenting on something (trivial) and laughing (mostly because I felt unsure).
And of course, I HAD to have my R&B album photo taken as well.
In conclusion, being a model is difficult especially if you have no idea how to pose or the theme that the photographer is going for. Giving me free rein results in this really. And me making derpy faces:
Okay I admit that last one is creepy if you stare at it long enough. Also this is photo taking as is – i.e. you can see my body rolls which is great because then you wouldn’t be too shocked if you see me in real life and realise I have a muffin top.
At the end of it all, I was ready to give up and I applaud Geoffrey’s patience with me. He’s wonderful. Everyone hire him please. I think for now I’ll stick to academics until someday some magical being imparts modeling abilities to me or I sign up for modeling class/school.
With that I bid you goodbye and a goodnight.