In this blog I want to share with you guys a little bit of my experience I've had as a model. But if you want to know more about my begining you can check out the previous blog where I wrote the story ^^
Being a model it seems so easy, right?
Well, it's not. And I'll only tell you my point of view, what I've been through, my experience, because of course, I can't talk on behalf of all models, I can't tell you how it is in principle because the experiences of being a model can be very different. Everything's individual.
Especially for me it's like a drug! Seriously there's no other feeling that brings me so much joy, happiness, being in front of the camera really makes me feel so wonderful. But why is it not easy? Because you have to think for a lot of things. It's not just to put some makeup, be pretty and stand in front of the photographer. It's about acting. About playing roles. Now, to be clear, I'm talking about my photos. They're made for the sake of art. Not for commercials, not to please someone, not to show butts and boobs. If you want to create pictures that bring a certain mood, you have to be a good actor. You have to know how to give the right expression, the right pose. And the hardest part of it is that you have to be concentrated on your face, arms (and torso and legs if included in the frame) but without showing that you're concentrated. It can look fake and also if you're under pressure it will show and that's not good (well, unless that's exactly what the author is trying to show, it's all about the idea and the message).. Practicing in front of the mirror will help you.
A few other things: sometimes it's really difficult (and painful!) to pose for hours on high hells. And sometimes you may have some personal problems (for example with your familly, with your boyfriend/girlfriend) but nobody will care about that, you still have to act like nothing is bothering you!
One more thing that you have to be careful about is: who you are communicating with, who you are working with and also how you are working with your team!
It's very important to truly respect the team you're working with (it doesn't matter if it's one person or five). Also, clarify everything with everyone from the team in advance - you don't want unpleasant surprises, right? And don't be afraid to say "no" if you don't like the idea that someone has givеn you for a photo shoot, or if you don't like the person who gave it (yes, be extremly careful when you're goint to work with someone new because in this industry you have to expect a lot of bad things too). It's better to reject them than to be a hypocrite.
But if you are very lucky you can meet someone like Bobby Kostadinov, who is amazing as a person and as an artist too ^^ Еver since our team was *born* we've made tons of pictures, videos and we even started a YouTube channel (it's in Bulgarian).