Ye Old..Uhum…’Modelling’ Days
Holy flip, I just came across some REALLY old ‘modelling’ photos.
I started attending modelling and runway lessons when I was about 15. I hated it, but was bound on making my dad proud. Besides, I never really had any extramural activities until much later when I finally got over my shyness of ‘performing’ in front of people.
The first shoot I did went quite well actually. It was also the only professional I’m-now-part-of-an-agency shoot I’ve ever done. See photos:
You have to know: before this, I was out on the road on my skateboard. All the time. I was still climbing trees and playing pranks on people. The good old days. This, I think, might have been one of my mom’s attempts to get me to be a little more ‘ladylike’ even though she wasn’t there anymore. Hence the awkward posing.
So, after deciding it wasn’t really for me (I dreaded every second – it tried to make me into someone I clearly was not). I stopped and joined the School Hockey team instead. It was awesome. I couldn’t play, but it was awesome.
And then, just before finishing matric, a friend and I had the idea of doing our own little shoot just for because. These photos were EVEN worse. Que the CHEESE!
Lesson: JUST DON”T DO SELFSHOOTS.
PS: Have you noticed how they are all in sepia or b&w? Yeah, one word: pimples.
Okay, pretty bad so far.
I did, however, do one shoot with an amazing photographer, Brendan Jack.
This was the result. EPIC
Go look him up, he’s super talented.
So there it is. Hope it made you laugh as it did me. You should prolly go see an eye doc now.