Updated: Feb 8, 2019
It's safe to say I am at a lot of photoshoots, whether it may be as a stylist, creative director, makeup artist, or just a helping hand- I think I've been on upwards of 50 shoots in the past year. Photoshoots are my thing; I love the hustle and bustle of running from location to location, the temporary fixes that invariably must be made, and simply just watching the creative process of every individual on set.
A little while ago a friend of mine came to me with a project in which she had to video something or someone, and take still images from the video to present to her class. So we came up with a concept, had a model come in, and styled seven different looks. Everything was going great, we were using a fantastic model that I'd used for many different shoots before, and she looked beautiful, but as I stood there and watched wardrobe change, after wardrobe change it got me thinking.
Models are continually adapting; they become different people every single time they book a job or are asked to shoot. They become who the creator wants them to be, and put themselves aside for a few hours to be a brand new person. I'd been on plenty of sets, but I'd never changed, and it's just incredibly exciting to watch a person's persona do a 360 in the blink of an eye. So for any of you that are crazy enough to do photo shoots on the daily like me, pay attention, watch your model transform, and appreciate how hard they work to make your vision come to life.