I've been involved with the modeling/photography industry in various supporting capacities (website design, photographic assistant, etc.) for over six years.
After much nagging, I recently found myself in front of the lens -- and based upon the number of frames in which I appeared, it's statistically improbable that it wasn't purely me stumbling into them by mistake.
My first "real" modeling job was as a hand model for a large portion of the how-to guides on the BEHR website (www.behr.com
, click on the Expert Advice tab; Exterior Projects: Painting [Eaves, Fascia], Wood Staining and Wood Waterproofing; as well as some portions of the Interior Projects).
More recent material includes not only my hands, but the rest of my body and my head (despite concerted effort to omit them), so I suppose I've graduated from being merely a hand model and am now official (but officially what? Good question...).
I have a good deal of experience both in front of -- and somewhat to the side of -- the camera (reflector work, etc.). They don't call me "Boy Reflector" (akin to Boy Wonder) for nothing -- I get a nickel each time, and where I come from, a nickel is *FIVE CENTS* which is a whole lot more than nothing!
Finally, not only do I have a deadly arsenal of looks to draw upon, employing "Blue Steel", "Le Tigre", and "Ferrari" with equal aplomb ("Magnum" is coming soon, I promise!), but I can turn both right AND left!