||Aug 09, 2014
||Jun 24, 2005
MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/jennifermaria
What I'm doing:
creating visual imagery- photography, paintings & illustrations.
I shoot digital & analog, paint on canvases & humans, and illustrate on various media.
I'm currently open to unpaid tests with models who are interested in being canvases for my body-painting. Drop me a line with your availability & comfort level.
Speaking of comfort level, that is something that should always be respected.
If someone has an issue with working with you because you're not down for whatever, that is their issue, not yours. Do not concern yourself with them. Move on.
More tips for models:
1- Do your research. No one is born with all of the answers. We find out through research, observation and experience- research helps us to avoid bad experiences. Research people, companies, poses, products, everything. The information is out there- just search for it.
#2- Treat modeling as a business and every correspondence with people in the industry as a business transaction. Learn how to separate emotion from your business decisions. You're in an industry where people forget you're a human being and not an object- just be graceful, thank them for their feedback, apply what you can, and be on your way.
#3: Be realistic. If you're 5'4 and want to do fashion- your time is better spent focusing your energy on current markets that your look would be suited for. Commercial is just one example.
#4: It's an incredibly small industry. Gossip can bite you in your gorgeous derriere if do things to be the cause of it. People move around & you will run into them. Remain professional, positive & assertive.
#5: As a human being, you will f*ck up. Don't kill yourself over it. Learn from it and keep it moving. Tenacity is key to success. You can not succeed if you cut yourself short. I remind myself of this every single day as I'm still climbing my own ladder. "The thousand mile journey begins with one step." (Confucius)
#6: Follow your instinct. Don't worry about turning down a gig because of it. There are such things as Pyrrhic victories- where you think you won, but you lost so very much just to win. This is your life- you make the decisions that will affect your today and your tomorrow.
Now back to food, sex & art...
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