Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Posh Hotel, Posh Car, Posh Bags and Me hmmmmm

The Hanbury Hotel and Country Club, an incredible vintage Jenson and a scruffy lad from Essex.....

Ok maybe not too scruffy here thanks to the stylist putting me in clothes that you would never normally see me in!

This was a different styled shoot for me. An editorial. A bit more serious, a bit more structured, but the visualisation (toilet paper word) is so much more impressive.

A fantastic backdrop at a beautiful countryside hotel, which I would recommend to anyone looking for an English break away (especially if you like your golf).

But the car! I!!! They seriously don't make them like this anymore, but there is something special about them. Now I'm not a "car" fan, however I certainly am able to appreciate these incredible wheels!

Short post, but looking forward to showcasing the finished images when I get them.

Friday, 11 March 2016

The rollercoaster ride that is modelling

MODELLING is such an up and down industry and one you can never really rely on unless you are right at the top of the game.

This is not something new and it has always been like that for me since I started in the industry nine years ago. I guess thats the same situation for any self-employed people. 

Living each day not knowing what will come in and when work does, taking full advantage of the busy times. For me working at night on ITV and modelling and also studying means that at times my sleep is heavily sacrificed, as is my social life.

But these are the times you need to push through and take advantage of because I know it won't last for long. It will be back to those weeks that pass through without a sniff of work.

Right now though the ride is HOT! And I am riding it as long as I possibly can! (Of course that isn't a euphemism!)

Shameless? Maybe. I am not one to regularly post topless shots across social media. I mean there are plenty of guys in much better shape than me! But I have been working my ass off in the gym and I am proud at how much better my diet is too.

Does this link to being busy? ABSOLUTELY!

When you go into an audition, your mentality is 90% of it. The right positive, relaxed state you are in the better chance of landing the job. 

This may sound ridiculous to many, as "surely its all about the way someone looks?". Not necessarily. If you're frustrated, tired, angry, grumpy and feeling anything negative then your battle is pretty much lost.

They say exercise and diet is great for your mind. Its so true. And works so much for me thats for sure. I am at my happiest when I'm feeling fit, healthy and I am eating and sleeping well.

It gives you a spring in your step and is something that clients can certainly notice when you walk into a room.

If you ever feel a little down and tired with life then get some exercise, get plenty of rest, eat well and clear your mind of all the negative thoughts and start again. We all need to do that from time to time.

Thanks for taking the time out to look through this post.