My Modeling

Hello and a massive thank you, for finding your way to this page.

I wasn’t quite sure whether I wanted to include my occasional photo shoots in this blog but I decided to do it anyway. First of all let me explain something:

~ I am not a professional. By no means. I’m not even semi-professional. I’m just a hobby model. ~

So let me explain how I found my way into standing before a camera lens. It was last year, August 2015, that I realized I literally have NO photos of me that I like. I have always been very insecure about my looks. Not just my weight issue, also my eyebrows, my butt, my arms, my face, my everything. Women (and a surprising large number of men) always have to criticize themselves, not realizing how beautiful they really are.7

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Anyway, I decided to find a photographer whose style I liked and asked him, whether he would be interested to shoot an overweight girl with no modeling experience. Luckily enough, the first one, Milos Vojinovic, I emailed said yes, the price was acceptable and we made an appointment.

Gosh, I can’t tell you how nervous I was. I brought the clothes we decided to shoot me in, some accessories and a little bit of Make up. He made me feel very comfortable and without realizing it, a few hours just passed by. He edited a few photos that we chose together and suddenly there I was – holding these wonderful, flattering photographs.

I did a bit of research and found this thing called “TFP”. Short for “Time for Prints”. Basically it means, you give the photographer your time as a model and they take photos of you “for free” for their own portfolio, or trying out new ideas and so on. Obviously it’s not a: “Here I am, giving you my time, now take nice photos of me” procedure. The model has to suit the idea the photographers have in mind. But if you’re patient, if you’re reliable and communicative you’ll find your way into that “business”. I did, and I couldn’t be happier.

As a Plussize Model it is indeed harder to find opportunities, I’m not denying that. Being rejected, no matter how sugar coated this rejection is, is like a massive punch in your face. I took some guts or me, to publish my photos on Facebook. But I realized – so many of you wonderful human beings, male and female, are full of self doubt, criticism towards your own body…

I want to show you that no matter what size, you can beautiful.

Thanks for reading, lots and lots of love to you all!

Ju xx 

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