Keep the fantasy of social media in the place it belongs: A place for observation, thought, gaining knowledge, as well as exploring the fantasy and realities of both perception and experience. ✨ I love our conversation. My photos are placeholders for the essays I write because that is what the medium requires. I choose to share images of me with my posts because at almost 60, in addition to my other businesses, I became a professional model with Wilhelmina and social media is an important aspect of that gig.
This said, over the past couple of years while modeling, I’ve had the opportunity to observe just a little bit as to what goes into so many of the images we see, and it is a lot!
Here are my very elementary observations. Most images evolve: The vision of a creative team starts the process. Then there’s the execution by the art director and producer; the agency that represents the model working with the casting director that helps make those decisions. The end client who decides what faces represent their brands. The clothing selected by the stylist; the makeup and hair by professionals; the lighting team that has the remarkable ability to make a face look bright thanks to perfectly positioned lights… All of the choices depend upon the goal of the image; and the photographer who has an exceptionally keen eye and understanding of movement plus so much more — that it’s impossible to know or describe until you’ve witnessed their excellence and the reality that not everyone delivers a good photo because it’s not just a ’snap.’ Then, there’s everyone else that I haven’t listed! ✨ I say Bravo to all — including those behind the scenes that I missed!
I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience the author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook (link in my bio or buy one at amazon!) ✨ I’m a Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People. Modeling info @Wilhelminamodels —other info in my bio & on my websites. #wilhelminadirect #newyork #silverdisobedience #wilhelminamodelsmiami #BTS #onset with Peter Hurley