One of the things that I really love about modeling is the chance to become someone else. I imagine its one of the joys that people who act find they enjoy as well. For a while, you can be someone else. We all know that we should be comfortable with ourselves, and feel confident enough to say the things we want to, or present ourselves to others in that way- but it's easier said then done. And sometimes, there are traits that you are at least curious to try out because its something different than the norm.
I find that there are certain characters I fall into during shoots. Sometimes it's specific personalities that I can exaggerate, and other times, I like to pretend it's an entirely different person, with their own story.
Colette: A raven haired beauty from France, Colette is modern, but with a classic flair. Some may see her as snobbish due to her lack of verbal contribution in gatherings, but part of her charm and mystery lies within her quiet observation of those around her, and the hint of a smile that plays on her lips.
Johanna: Sweet, outgoing, and down to earth, Johanna is the epitome of girl next door. She has a smile that reflects the warmth of summer, and an air of joy and freedom around her. Those who meet her find themselves feeling lighter in spirit and more carefree after spending time together.
Alex: Named after Alexander the Great by her history loving parents, Alex has taken on their passion for literature and learning. Though not one for fashion trends, she still manages to create a compelling look of her own, styled with a hint of quirkiness, but subtle beauty in each thing she does, be it drawing, writing, or the outfits she unknowingly puts together each time she gets ready for the day.
There are plenty more characters out there...they just haven't had a chance to introduce themselves yet.
Speaking of chances to be a character, is anyone else getting as excited for Halloween as I am? I'm attempting to pick between 3 costumes at the moment and hope I can go to 3 events to get a chance to be all of them!