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L. Shima’s Be Cool #3 - The Beginning of Modeling 2
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This week, L.Shima brings back the topic of modeling with some very important life lessons involving scams, and the difference between independent and agency represented.
Aw! Were we in the 8th grade together? I cannot imagine anyone having a crush on me when I was younger haha!
It was great! So many awesome people in one place!!
Aw! Thank you for such kind words. We also need to keep in mind that I am one lucky gal as well!!! :)
Yes if I felt like marriage was an answer.
I have thought about it more than enough times. It isn’t something I am striving for, but if the right opportunity comes, I wouldn’t mind pursuing it.
:) Not an answer, but you are sweet!!
I’ve had many chances to be up there this year, but everything fell through. Although I still plan to move there within the next year!! :)
To each their own. In a world where people get off to the wildest things, if they want to get loose to my pics, ok. Of course that is not my intention. But there is probably someone that gets off to pictures of chocolate cake, and a chocolate cake photographer probably has the same feeling as me. Does that make sense? I don’t think so haha. I was trying to be too witty…gosh.
It is usually just anonymous people on the internet thankfully.
I have read many reports both pro and con on this. But if I do make the trip over there I will look into it more as it is a concern.
This is an interesting question. I am:
Based on pure percentage I am predominantly white. Although, I retained more black features than my brother and sister. Out of all the cultures I relate most to my Japanese side.
This is a long winded way of saying that I position myself as a woman. A human. This isn’t a new age, pseudo-Tumblr existential answer. I literally am a mix of so much ethnicity and culture I can’t identify as just one.
As far as racism in the industry I have only read about it. I have fortunately not been involved in it. Actually girls with the black/asian look are very popular right now. I imagine you are referring to the dominance of the thin, tall/ white woman though? If there are models that are being denied opportunities because of racism then of course that is terrible but I am encouraged that with the current movement of enlightened thinking racism will be subdued in the fashion world, at least a bit.
I don’t think so. I do receive more offers to shoot sexy/glamour type imagery though. I do have to pay my bills so I take some of them. Fortunately I do have a say of whom I shoot with, and I am working with wonderful artists that I collaborate with so in the end it is up to me.
If anything is preventing me from getting into more high end artistic shoots it is my height. My bust is turning into an asset in an industry that is embracing large cupped models like Kate Upton, Emily Ratajkowski, and now Charlotte McKinney as the face of Guess.
Now that I think about it, I see any sex appeal I have as a bonus. If I am able to make an artistic image that has merit on it’s own, and then add a little sexual energy to it, than doesn’t it make it that much more provacative and stand out?