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French Fry Guy And His Fort Desoto Shoot
Our favorite Clearwater French photographer talks about shoots, videos, and Independent Modeling.

to monique

Hey sweetty pie,

the next top model from Clearwater, how you doing after your photo shoot in the cristal water with some sticky photographer.

You thinging about me during the photo shoot, I am flattered.

By the way the tape that model S. gave you was not the final one ,the music was not good and the editing to.I agree with you for that we never sold it.

But anyway How she doing model S she was ok till she met IM. she did couple Fashion shows with us where she had a fun and learned to be on stage.

Question (This is? -ED):
many companies are "legitimate" and follow the "Florida"'s law like Casablancas, Barbison,JRP, Act Now and the others but they are the "better" scams for the modeling and acting fileds.
They are carreer schools and teach you how to eat, which is very important for photo shoot!
I don't speak about the modeling agencies with TA # who are legitimate too.
but selling workhops on the side throug their friends.

something else:
If my wife knows and like you?
yes she always like the people helping the others.Do you know that she was one of the first model from Alexa when Zusane opened her agencie.
Its mean she was model when you where still in your father's balls.

Can you imagine yesterday we where on the photo shoot for our commercial (who will be on MTV by the way) in the fort Desoto, where I think about you too and I say for myself its sad monica was not there with her nice bikini .

kiss of the Dragon

the fry

- French Fry, a photographer from Clearwater, Florida

Hi there, Fry Guy,
Sticky photographer? Ha ha... I will have to remember that one. That’s funny!
Anyway, yes, I saw your modeling go-see notice about your bikini modeling gig for MTV. Hypothetically, if I were to go there to be considered, would you find fault in my portfolio and then offer me some sort of deal for new pictures and whatnot? The reason that I ask is that I’ve heard rumors, like one that was told to me through a friend a few days ago about a model who went to a go-see somewhere in Clearwater and ended up paying $3,000.00 for runway classes. For what, Tampa? In my opinion, no one needs to pay for any model school, especially with free modeling sites like ours and our friends over at Independent Modeling and Florida Models. What can any modeling school teach a model that all of these sites cannot? A photographer once told a friend of mine that there is bad information on Independent Modeling, but I disagree. Just because everyone does not agree with information put on the Internet (especially when it threatens to make their business obsolete), does not make it bad, or incorrect. Ah, you really must consider the motivation of others when you weigh out the credibility of their opinions. Independent Modeling rocks, as does Florida Models, and so does Tampa Bay Modeling. Agencies are going to ream the sites because it undermines their leverage on models and teaches models how to compete with them.
Snapping back to the $3,000.00 runway rumor, I will give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that this was not you. There must be someone else who does runway training in that area. I’m pretty sure that you’re not doing anything wrong over there.
Hypothetically, if I were to go over there for that MTV swimsuit modeling go-see, would you know if it was me? I wouldn’t exactly go up to you and say “Hi, I am Monica Stevens from Tampa Bay Modeling, it is so very nice to finally meet you.”. Besides, I may be using a different name as a model than the one that I use on here. So, what clues do you have? That I am a swimsuit model? That I am tall enough to do fashion modeling? That, while I do book work through agencies, that I am not dependent upon them and don’t put up with their crap? That I have never been to your studio and have not actually met you in person before?
There are not a whole lot of clues to work with, though. Would you think that is was me if were the model sitting there and smiling back? Would you know what I was thinking if you looked into my eyes? Probably not, as I am a damn good stage actress, too. I have a gift for playing roles under pressure (as Brain over at Independent Acting can attest to). I can tell you this much, though. I can tell you that you will not be able to find fault in my portfolio, that you will be impressed with my composite cards, and that I would be one of the models that you would want to book into that job. In this situation, it would be my decision, and I may or may not choose to take the time to check it out. Hypothetically, of course. If you are one of the ones finding fault in the portfolios that models already have and then try to turn it into a sale, then you would be wrong. What is your opinion about, let’s sat, if a model came into your studio for a go-see and her portfolio wasn’t that good in your eyes? Would you consider her on the merits of who she was and what she had and refrain from mentioning that you also did portfolio’s, too? I’m sure that you would be overwhelmed with your desire to help her out, but would you realize that the professional thing to do would be to avoid selling her anything and allowing her to go on her way? Your comments about agencies selling workshops through their friends further leads me to believe that you would let that model go on their way. Likewise, if an aspiring model were to call you up an inquire about paying you for a portfolio, I don’t think that you would promise to book her into any job after her portfolio shoot in order to seal the deal and would only let your work sell itself on its own merits.
If I do go to your studio, I don’t think that I will announce who I am. The way that this market is going, I am not sure that it will ever be safe to reveal who I am to anyone. Very few people here on this site even know who I am. The web people over at EOS (the people who maintain this web site) and some of our sponsors, like Aurora PhotoArts, recently asked who I was, and we decided not to tell them.
Alrighty. I now have some observations and some questions for ya, buddy. I recently got the chance to look at your new web site/s. Not bad. I didn’t know that your acting teacher was also a web designer. He must have the eye for design. Oh, and you MUST tell me the name of that cool French song that you have on your site. I like it. As a matter of fact, I am listening to it right now. Vogue.
Ok, on to other things. Who is Model S? Is she a good model? I don’t know about you selling that video, but it leaked out somehow. A friend of mine bought it from some web site a long, long time ago.
Oh yes, in closing, I would like to point out that I am not from Clearwater. I am a Tampa model who lives in Hyde Park. Our staff models live and work from all over the Tampa Bay area, and we recently signed on some models from Orlando and Miami for a special long-term project. Danielle Cooper, our site editor and the sole owner of Tampa Bay Modeling, lives in a big condo over in Clearwater Beach, which is where Tampa Bay Modeling is based from.
Something else- Did you get invited to Independent Modeling’s fifth anniversary party in Tampa on Monday, September 4? It’s going to rock! Your favorite modeling site has been making a difference for five years now! If you are there, I guess you will finally get to meet me after all. If not..... Well, in that case, I’ll have a drink for you! You might not be that interested in going, though, as there are mostly going to be a lot of models there.
~ Model Monica Stevens,
Tampa Bay Modeling Mail Bag Editor


September 2006 Mail Bag

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C/O Monica Stevens, Mail Bag Editor

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