Thursday, March 8, 2012

Why Alternative modeling?

  I like Alternative modeling better than fashion modeling because of the freedom of self expression, and diversity. There are no limitations to creativity and no body standards. You do not have to be tall, skinny, short, light skinned, dark skinned, have long hair or short hair. The alternative scenes are more open minded towards appearance, lifestyles, religion, and everything else. It's okay to have tattoos, piercing, hand dye your hair any color of the rainbow and multiple colors if you want. I have nothing against fashion modeling, fact I'd like to do both alternative modeling and fashion modeling and maybe expand to other genres to.

I just like able to chose who I want to work with, meet new people, wear what I feel comfortable in  I often sew or up-cycle my own clothing for shoots. They are not just costumes I wear for the camera to play dress up in. These are clothing from my wardrobe that I wear to school, hang out, or when I just feel like dressing up. I'm going to school for fashion design and have been sewing for about tow years now. I nice portion of my wardrobe is self made. For those of you who have asked, I do not have a personal website that I use to sell any of these items but I will soon enough. I'll post links to my Facebook Page, model mayhem, and this blog too if you want. But baby steps right. Random Eye Candy Photography
I like the alternative scene better as it reflects my personality, lifestyles, and interest. I model as a way to express myself with my body and facial expressions. I just stated modeling but already I have had the pleasure of working with very talented people and have been introduced to talented people that I'd love to work with one day. I'll write up a list of the people I've worked with and reviews of them as well. But, alternative modeling allows me to be myself basically and show the world just who that is. I have had an interest in the scene for about a couple of years now and recently more open about it for about 5 years. And modeling just helps me to express those interest in a way that I'm not used to.

1 comment:

  1. Tell me about it. People act like fashion modeling is all there is, yet forget that with fashion modeling, the clothes are the focus... the star models might sometimes have done fashion modeling but usually become famous for something else. There's whole books about breaking into modeling that get into this.