Hi you guys. Welcome to the blog where I talk about the past, my past, as a photographer. Remember I used to lie on my back and think about my past.
One of the most important things to do as a photographer is to have top models in your portfolio. It really brings the book up a notch. I used to always go around to the agencies and look at the board. You know, see who's coming up in the ranks. Every once in a while I would go out to lunch with one of the top bookers. Every once in a while a booker would throw you a bone and give you a top model for a photo shoot.
One time, I was in Spain. I went to have dinner and invited a young model to have dinner with the crew. Well, the girl, she wanted a pina colada. And being Europe and all, I said, "Sure, why not? Have a pina colada." Bad idea. Well, the girl disappeared. She ended up downtown in a fast food restaurant with one of the crew. Well, I can tell you that never happened again. It was like feeding a gremlin some water. Live and learn right? She did become one of the world's top models.
You know, it's pretty common that models have a short shelf life. They work hard for a short time. Actually, I wouldn't even recommend it to someone that's close to me, or far away for that matter. Remember, you're better off being a smart, educated girl who's pretty.
You know, a friend of mine from Australia stopped by the other day and brought up some old memories of good times. I don't know even where to begin. I lived there for about ten years. It was a great place to start out as a photographer. He was my assistant. His other job was on the fire brigade. He would show up in full uniform on the back of a fire truck, take off his captain's uniform and put on his photo assistant get up. The models would look at him and go, "Who is this guy?" A man in uniform will always break a girl's heart.
Have a good week you guys. Love, B. Nice
Here's a link to my other blog about the present.