Being a photographer is exhilarating. Developing the concept for a shoot and snapping that perfect shot gives you the feeling that everything is right in the world. Sort of like coffee, but on a much larger scale. But what’s it like on the other side of the camera? We know why we take pictures, but we were curious why people have their picture taken.
There’s so much the model has to put up with. Her makeup needs to be perfect. Her outfit needs to correspond to the concept of the shoot. She has to have an endless barrage of poses ready on the fly. So why bother? LA model Kristina Bay says it’s for the people. Those you meet along the way make the modeling journey well worth it.
It’s a beautiful thing to be able to collaborate with talented individuals that understand who you are and what you’re going through. There’s also the fact that you as a model become the main subject for an art piece. Without you that shot wouldn’t exist. Something about working with someone to bring an idea to life makes being a model an amazing occupation.
There’s this sort of electricity during a shoot. There’s connection, communication and creativity. There’s a feeling you just don’t get in the corporate structure of society. Of course being a model is worth the hassle. The question should be who wouldn’t want to have their picture taken when it provides these life-changing results?
Who, like Kristina, wouldn’t be inspired by haute couture and period pieces and...sorry. We’re actually considering trading in our cameras for lessons form Kristina on how to get started on our modeling journey. Keep a lookout for her at @kristinaabay for some of the most beautiful shots on the gram.
Featured: Olivia Villalobos