Following up on my post from yesterday, I saw this clip on my facebook timeline and really appreciated the brutal honesty of the speaker, Cameron Russe
Cameron Russell admits she won "a genetic lottery": she's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16-years-old.
Why do you want to be a model when you can be anything else? she asks...
Now it might be counter productive for me to dissuade potential talent from not getting into my business line, but I can relate to what she is saying.
It's amazing to me how many models will stand in front of my lens and do something or pose in a specific way because they were told to do so by a photographer or a stylist because they are not good enough to do it another way.
"I don't have a nice smile, so I prefer not to"
"My right side is my better side"
"I am too tall"
"I am too short"
"I have ugly hands"
Ok... so what is the purpose of the post?
Chances are you will not be a supermodel, and chances are that our perception of how wonderful a supermodel's life is, is completely wrong... well.. actually, I know it is. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't live your dream... And definitely do not let the world shape you to their perceptions and expectations... live your life your way, to the fullest! Believe in yourself and your abilities!
If you want to become a model, Chase the dream, do the shoots, work hard at it, but realise what it is you are chasing and why. If it's your dream, do it! If it's your passion, hunt it down ...just make sure you are not chasing a fantasy!