Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Ready for my close-up

This blog is terribly under-illustrated these days. Entry after entry with no photos! Trouble is, the only pictures I've been shooting lately are of me.

A short time ago, I decided to try to pursue the elusive Second Life job of fashion model. In a world where anyone can look like a supermodel, it's not easy to get noticed, but I figured the worst that could happen would be rejection. So I went into my home-made studio and took a lot of shots of myself in different outfits. I bought a THiNC Book and a THiNC Printing Press and made one of those photo albums you might have seen from people's weddings. That was my portfolio. I was about to send it out unsolicited to whichever agencies I could find when I happened upon a classified ad.

An agency called Activ8 was actually looking for models. This hardly ever happens in SL. As I said, it's not like models are hard to find. A lot of designers, being gorgeous, simply model their own stuff. But I applied. And I got in. OK, so knowing the marketing manager didn't hurt, but I'm hoping they actually do like my look as well. And my sparkling personality.

The first job I did was a shoot of tattoos designed by one of the agency's owners. Very soon, you should be able to buy tattoos (and probably other things) by Ana Boogiewoogie from L.A.M.E. Designs. It was a fun session—nice people, well organized, professional but relaxed. I got to see the ND30 studio in action for the first time. I might want to get me one of those, if I ever have the prim room.

It will be interesting to see what else comes along. I'm hoping for a fashion show, of course. An actual event, complete with striding the catwalk in impossibly high heels, knowing that in SL I won't fall off them. Also knowing that with lag, I'm more likely to fall off the stage entirely! Maybe I should take Melissa's advice and upgrade the memory in this computer before anything like that happens.

5 comments:

Ana Lutetia said...

Hi! I am also trying to be a model in SL. It's hard...
Good Luck!

Véronique Lalonde said...

Hi Ana. I love your photograph. If I were hiring, I'd hire you! I hope this agency works out. If not, then at least I have some experience for the next try. It's difficult, as you say. Best wishes to you too!

Ana Lutetia said...

I am in a few agencys and magazines but there isn't work. Anyway, I got rejected in a contest becausa I wasn't wearing the tag...

Celebrity said...

Photosphere is the new photography studio of choice. Only 15 prims too.

Véronique Lalonde said...

Photosphere -- I'll keep that in mind. Thanks!