Friday, May 12, 2006

TALENT IT LIKE IT IS- by TA-Styles




Florida based model, Samantha is focused on being a successful model and finishing her college education. She quotes: "Life has been very interesting to say the least, I hope to document my journey in a part-fiction kind of way"

TA-S: How long have you had an interest in modeling?

Sam: I’ve been interested in modeling for about eight years now. When I was 17, I went to an open casting call, waited all day long to be seen and was told that I wasn’t ready. I walked away with a sour taste in my mouth, but realized that it was only the opinion of a small group of people (who obviously didn’t know what they were talking about, lol). Besides that I would hear comments from family and friends. So, as of August of last year, I’ve decided that I might as well see where this opportunity takes me, it’s always been dream.

TA-S: What are your modeling goals and aspirations?

Sam: My biggest goal and aspiration is to become a successful print model. I have this fascination to see myself in anything that can be printed. Hopefully I’ll do a few videos for exposure as well.

TA-S: What’s your motivation for wanting to model?

Sam: My motivation is time…I’m running out of it! I’ve spent the past eight years thinking about modeling and I’m ready to do it. At the same time I’m going at this methodically and with a plan. I don’t expect for things to fall into place perfectly however, I believe I will do well.

TA-S: Have you worked often with photographers?

Sam: I’ve had the opportunity to work with six photographers so far. Basically their visions have helped me in developing my portfolio. I consider myself a freelance model so, I’m always willing to work with anyone with a vision, be it a photographer, stylist, agent (shameless plug).

TA-S: When a photographer has his or her camera pointed at you, when you are the subject of the gaze, what does it do to and for you?

SAM: It’s interesting what happens when it’s time to shoot but, basically it’s ShowTime! I do get butterflies when the lights come on and the camera is focused in my direction; partly because you have to avoid wasting frames. I’m still working on what to do with my lips and hands though. I have fun, perform; I try to be creative…My inner-diva is surfacing. … I’m still “a work in progress”

TA-S: What type of photographer do you like to work with?

Sam: I like working with photographers who like to have fun, however, I do realize that at the end of the day this is business. People are interesting to me. I want to get to know the person behind the camera just as he or she wants to see what I’m able to do. I like collaborating with someone who has ideas and can see something in me that perhaps I haven’t noticed.

TA-S: Describe your work style and explain how is it to work with you in a shoot?

Sam: I’m a laid back kind of girl and professional at the same time. I do not take myself too seriously. If you’re working with me, I’m going to be as open-minded as possible. I’m a reserved woman so I don’t do nude, that’s basically my limit (along with thongs) but I will push them for the sake getting a breathtaking shot and selling products.

TA-S: Where do you see yourself in the next 2-3 years?

Sam: In 3-5 years I definitely see myself earning my stripes as a print model with a successful web site, a published author and a college graduate. In what, that’s a different story but I will have my degree; it’s way overdue!

TA-S: You look like you can be from the Caribbean. Do you often hear that you look like you’re from somewhere else?

Sam: Yes, I’m a Florida native so when I meet fellow natives some find it hard to believe that I’m from where they’re from. I’ve been asked if I’m from Cali, New York or the Islands and I’ve never been to any of those places.

TA-S: Do you consider your look to be exotic?

Sam: Yes, on my mom’s side, I’m mixed with Cherokee Indian as well as Caucasian. My father’s side afforded me the structured face and high cheekbones. I think my look is exotic .

TA-S: What are your two best photogenic assets?

Sam: My best 2 photogenic assets I think are eyes and my legs

TA-S: Do you have a road map for getting there?

Sam: My road map…Right now it’s all about networking and meeting people who can get my face and name out there. My official web site will be up and running this June. There are a few opportunities to be featured in online magazines and print. Since I consider myself a freelance print model I’m expanding my portfolio to centralize on that particular part of modeling. I’m undecided to sign with an agency or not. Hopefully, I’ll be able to accomplish this dream of mine.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

EVENTS


The Memorial's Day Jump-Off Fashion Show hosted by First Class Productions, Inc will feature headliner designer Pierre Etienne of Rebel Wear Clothing, Kimajei Kreations, Junko the Poet and other designers and talent.

Come out and enjoy pampered hands, complimentary food, great drink specials in the Newly Designed Seven Restuarant & Lounge.

VIP tickets includes Cocktail hour start at 2pm-3pm
Meet & Greet Designers & Models 3pm-4pm
Doors open at 4pm show starts at 5:30pm-8:30pm

Advance Tickets are $10
Tickets @ the door $15
VIP Tickets $35VIP Tickets are not sold at the door
Vending Tables $20
To purchase tickets contact our office at 800-490-9632 Ext704

Dress code: casual chic jeans are accepted no athletic gear, shorts, t-shirts, caps

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Click Here To View Event or Check Marco out www.myspace.com/marcopolotexas WE HOPE TO C U TONIGHT!!!!Don't Miss Live Performances by...MARCO POLO, DRP feat. ACE, NO SHAME, LIL Soc, Jag, & Rowdy Boys will be holding it down TONIGHT @ CLUB AXIS for the moms and the kids!!!Hosted By: Trobia Entertainment/Paradise ManagementWhen: Wednesday May 10, 2006at 9:00 PMWhere: CLUB AXIS120 S. Main St.Ft. Worth, TX 76119Description:Trobia Entertainment/Paradise Management
Media Coverage by Donnie B, Treal Magazine, and surprise celebrity guests and A&R Reps will be in the house!!!

Other special invited guests from ATL, D-TOWN, & H-TOWN TBA.18 to dip; 21 to sip!! $10 cover ($8 w/College ID); $50 VIP. Ladies FREE til 10...
A portion of the proceeds go to benefit TROBIA PARADISE MUSIC GROUP, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating children about the music industry.
Email: marcopolotexas@gmail.com or call 469.360.7345 or 817.734.5724 to RSVP today!!

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