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August 22nd, 2008

modeling and my hair @ 12:44 am

I like modeling
it's fun
and I like creating images with my freaky and beautiful visage

but every time I get offered a job to make money
they want to cut my hair and shave my face

which would take most of the fun out of it
I'm sure

too obvious

but do you think I would enjoy the world of modeling as a pretty boy?

as limited a time as it would last at this point...

do you think it would be a tragedy?
or more of a growth opportunity?
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Date:August 22nd, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC)
Long hair and beards grow back.
I am not too keen in changing my looks to suit others, but it does sound like an adventure, and it is possible that you could find some success as a not "run of the mill" model!
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Date:August 22nd, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
How odd. Beards and long hair seem quite a la mode these days, yet STILL they want to shave you and cut your hair. Is it a Samson and Delilah trip? Who can say?

I've seen the "shaved series" from the ritual where you cut and shaved EVERYTHING and you were still beautiful, beauty beyond the power of words to convey truly, although you looked very different from *my* image of Dominic.

I am divining (di-VINE-ing, haha) that you are safely home again. Happy weekend.

hugs, Shimmer
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Date:August 22nd, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)
PS if you do go for the fashion shoot, watch out for the acid bitches with the baaaaad drugs... they seem to be EVERYWHERE that all those glossy mag people hang out... and the fragrance oils give me headaches...
Date:August 22nd, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
tragic opportunity / opportunity for tragedy
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Date:August 22nd, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC)
I guess that all depends on how much your image or staying natural matters to you. It could be a simple change, or a serious spiritual change...and whether or not it is good is all completely up to you. Life is what you make it after-all...good luck on the dicision though. I know personally, I model as well...and have had people ask me to cut my hair, cover my tattoos, take out my piercings...and there are some things I will do if the money is right or the art is tasteful enough...but cutting my hair is not one of them. To me, being true to myself and who I am matters more. I am not my hair, however I do not cut my hair (any of it) for personal, moral, spiritual etc, reasons...and no photographer will make me compromise that. It all just depends on you and what feels right to you...make the best of it either way. Good luck :}
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Date:August 22nd, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
I saw a "This American Life" episode about a guy in the Salt Lake City area who does photo shoots recreating biblical scenes. There's a lack of long haired bearded men in the area. My impression was that Mormons frown on long hair and beards. So the photographer searches far and wide. He doesn't like the look of fake beards and weaves.

My point is (amazing, I do have a point!) if you want to keep your hair and aren't starved for work.. there's already lots of short haired models. But too true, it does grow back ... eventually.
Date:August 23rd, 2008 06:28 am (UTC)

its just hair but...

I have basically had long hair since 1993 with the surfer hair combed over one eye, then longer with the Beatles and long every since. My mother died a month ago at 80 years, 2 months before when I visited her, she admired my hair (shorter) in a 1968 photo. Out of respect for and to honor her I cut my hair to that short, shoulder length for her funeral. Do what is important to you.
Date:August 23rd, 2008 06:30 am (UTC)

your choice

the date above should have said since 1963

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