One of my favorite little quips to drop on my workshop attendees is "Did you know that models are, as it turns out, human?", which usually just yields a few chuckles. But the truth is, that is just my lead in and my way of sarcastically reminding model photographers that fashion and glamour models have opinions, preferences, and emotions as much as anyone else. Which is sadly something that seems to be overlooked in the often callus industries of fashion and glamour. To that end, I invited some Texas based pro models to sit down with Staci and I discuss the industry.
While this multi-interview goes well beyond the usual "4 minute rule" on YouTube, it is actually the final edit from what was well over an hour of discussion captured last month during a taping of my web series. The purpose of this round table discussion was to give pro models the floor, as it were, to discuss their industry and how it is directly impacted by the photography industry. Not to mention give us shooters some insight on their point of view regarding the model-photographer relationship, especially in local and regional industries.
This is the first in a line of round table discussions I will be taping around the country with various photo, video and modeling industry professionals as a means of creating dialogue and having the conversations that perhaps not enough people are willing to have. We hope to give a voice to as many varied industry folks as we can during this series of sorts, and, ideally, streamline some general communication amongst us all.
Check out the video above, and be sure to contact me with ideas for future Backyard: Round Table Discussions around the country.