I was invited to shoot a fashion show for Floss Magazine. As all fashion shows, it is always a great way to socialize, network and simultaneously get the the job done. As usual, models come up to me, we exchange business cards, possibly take a shot or two and then that's it! I usually never hear from them again. It's odd to me because, I'd normally assume an aspiring model would want their images, confusing enough, that is what I have become accustomed to. I have images for days of models who have never even seen them. In my mind, photographers and models should be best friends...lol I give my business out for a reason models...lol
On this particular day, I came across much of the same behavior, however; one person stood out to me, Prakash Patil. His demeanor was a mixture of mild mannerism, passive yet aggressive. A go getter. He asked me to take a few shots of him and as usual I didn't mind. I took the shot, we spoke for a while, exchanged business cards as we parted. The difference about this model was that when I got home, I had an email waiting for me with his information as well as a picture attached so that I would remember him. Professional as they come if you ask me. Although I was there shooting for Floss magazine and that I normally don't do this, I decided to give him his images free of charge since he went through the trouble contacting me so promptly. A reward for doing the right thing I suppose.
This to me is how it should be for an aspiring model who serious about their craft. Passion moves them and others feel it and want to aide them succeed. I say to many of the models I have come across, take heed, good examples are all around us. Learn from it and keep it moving.
YOU CAN VIEW THE IMAGES OF THE FASHION SHOW AT; http://www.blkagrafixxxphotography.com/p761506930