Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Ignorance Is Bliss
Like with Fernanda for example. When she arrived at my apartment/studio I was clueless. Clueless to the fact that she had been in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue for 4 straight years, a Victoria Secret model, has her own TV show in Brazil and about 25,000 followers on Twitter! I, knowing none of this, just treated her like any other model that makes their way up my 5 floor walkup. I first offer them a glass of water, talk a bit about how after awhile you get used to the stairs, ask them what type of music they want to listen to, then we get to work. Fernanda and I had a great time shooting together. Maybe the fact that I treated her like anyone else was refreshing to her, I don't know, but I'm making it a rule not to google anyone before I shoot them. If I would have known that she was the "Tyra Banks" of Brazil, I would have probably tried too hard and totally screwed things up! But as is the case, IMG chose like 20 some images from the shoot and who knows, I might very well develop a Brazilian following on Twitter?! First I have to figure out what a "Twitter" is. See, I told you I was clueless.