I was cleaning out the unused pictures in my Photobucket account and came upon these:
(Click for a bigger size.)
Those pictures were were from my test sheet in photography class. The object of the assignment was to choose a product—in my case, Acqua di Gio, as suggested by my model because I had no idea what to do!
Anyway, the above model, Mark, came to me by accident. My original model, Ken, flaked on me claiming he had forgotten that we had scheduled the photo room. Years later, I found out that he had told people that “some random Asian girl came up to me asking me to pose for her!” Jerk! We went to the same high school and college! Not only that, but he volunteered for it, upon hearing me discuss the project with my friends. 8-O He’s quite the classy guy
When Mark heard that Ken flaked on me, he volunteered to be my new model. I’m so glad he did! Though the photo shoot was early in the morning, we had such a great time and it became a collaborative process. (The crotch shot was his idea!) And, I didn’t realize how photogenic he would be!
I don’t remember which pictures I ended up submitting for the final critique. However, when my photography teacher posted my pictures on the art hallway, many girls came up to me asking me who my model was. One of the girls in the senior class even approached me and asked if I could help her friend, who had developed a crush on Mark, get to know him. I declined to help as I didn’t want to push this girl on him. It made for a very uncomfortable semester as the senior tried unsuccessfully to get close to Mark, without his knowledge.
That summer, I bumped into Mark at an arts & craft store and he told me that he received an email (in his school account) from a girl he didn’t know, detailing how she really liked him and was interested in getting to know him better over the summer. I think it freaked him out a bit. I don’t think he ever replied back to her…