First of thank you Theta Helion for the three month. Totally unexpected and thoroughly appreciated
I get asked a lot how I have surrounded myself with a nice array of models. It truly is very hard to do in the beginning. Sites like model mayhem are good but can be mind numbing. So how did it all happen?
As a young man, I fell in love with hooters wings. Everywhere I travelled, I made it a point to check out the "local" hooters. Now this was in my late teens, early twenties. Fast forward to two years ago. I had started doing the model mayhem thing and there I found a few women and it was cool but hard at the same time. I had just started shooting and had zero port. Luckily though there are a lot of women who want to be models and if your not a total freak and weird you can shoot them. Still wasn't satisfied.
So I went up to the local hooters and it hit me. Tons of women, most gorgeous, build a good rep and bam it might work haha. So Abe and I talked one into coming into the studio and she was so happy she showed everyone at work. Building on the momentum I asked the manager if I could come up and shoot the next dress up day. He said cool. So what did I do, I brought up three alien bees with all the whistles and bells and set up a spot. Shot the morning and evening crew (I'll try to post one). The girls loved them and the assistant marketing manager caught wind. She in turn told her boss and the rest is kinda history. They internally sent out emails telling the girls to come see me for their tryout pics. First year got 5 call backs and 4 in the calendar. Shot all the pageants in Houston last year as well as special events. Did the same thing, brought all my lights and gave the girls professional looking pictures.
What I did wasn't rocket science. I just went ahead and did more than what they expected. GWC rule hooters. So I had to completely set myself apart. I carried myself as the guy who knew what he was doing and wasn't there to get in their pants. Word spread and here I am today shooting big projects for them. And more to come.
So always go a step beyond. Don't be creepy. Learn your craft. Set yourself apart. Never ever let them see you sweat. And most importantly, love what you do. I truly do, can you tell