Sunday, 1 April 2012
Confessions of An Underwear Model
Before I became connected with Sweat Collection and their underwear line, i did a number of other underwear related gigs and most often than not you are given 5 to 7 days notice before the shoot day. This doesn't give you a lot of notice to prepare for a shoot if you're not in shape. Plus underwear modeling is so much more than standing in front of the camera. I've done runway in underwear, promotions, live events, as well as broadcasted television shows. With people seeing you from all around all the time, you must be on and stay on for prolonged periods of time. It's not just look good for 2 seconds when i take your picture.
Another important attribute of being a model is to truly live and breath the part. Photography is an amazing thing in a sense that it captures so much more than just the image being shown, it captures emotion, it captures the events that are going on in your life. The only way you can become a truly good talent is to be full calm with yourself in all ares of your life. There's no faking it or trying to be someone else, like i said, it's you in underwear and that's all. It also takes a unique personality, a confidence, a swagger to be able to make it genuine but not cocky. There's a difference and when working with the people on the set it makes a huge difference if you'll get called back for a future job.