THE FOLLOWING WAS AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE that went over extremely well.
I’ve had a good run being a photographer. I’ve shot and worked with some amazing people, but an opportunity had arisen over the last year that has finally come to fruition. About a year ago I was contacted by a creative at an agency that handles all the talent/models for Abercrombie & Fitch. I drove up to Ohio at A&F’s request to meet with their team.
What they told me I wasn’t allowed to talk about until this week. They sat me down and told me that they were starting a new division of A&F aimed at an “older” crowd. Basically, they said they were starting a new store for 30-45 year olds. It would be the same A&F vibe but with slightly more sophisticated, but still edgy style.
A guy there named Charles proceeded to tell me that I had been referred to him by an art director I had shot for about 2 years ago in Florida. In a nut shell, they have been scouting for 30-45 year old models and I was on their short list of potential ones. I was approached over a year ago and have been biting my nails about this the whole time. This is the reason that I started weight lifting around that time. I have gained over 20 pounds of muscle and they feel I’ve arrived at my target goals just in time to do the first campaign this summer in Mexico.
So, to keep this short, as of this week I’m going to lay down the photography career I’ve built up for the last 5-6 years and do full-time modeling for this new A&F division. I say full-time, but It’s really a part-time thing that pays better than doing photography full-time.
I’ll get to travel more and go places my photography has never taken me. So stay tuned for more details!!! Oh, and April fools.