The making of a Starr... SarahStarr of Model Mayhem.
For many of you that know me or have worked with me, you know how much I enjoy interviewing others. Especially prior to working with new talent. Recently I connected with an aspiring model new to the local scene: SarahStarr. No doubt as noted in her bio, she's looking to broaden her horizon through modeling & acting and connecting with others. So while in discussion of our first photo shoot, I took time to ask, just what aspires one to model? Her answers intrigued me so much, I was compelled to create this week's blog post from our interview. So with no further delay, let's meet local aspiring model/actress: SarahStarr.
What aspired you to begin (modeling, acting, singing, writing) ?
Well let's see...what has inspired me to go for me dreams...I would say myself! My whole life I have been pushed by most of my family to become a doctor and for a long time I was actually pursuing it! One day I looked around and realized that wasn't where I truly wanted to be. I had to refine myself as a person recently and remind myself that I can do anything and that I only get one shot in life to go for my dreams so I'm trying to make it count!
What are ways you feel Todd Matherne Photography & Promotions will benefit your goals?
I believe that your services could definitely benefit me by helping me expand my portfolio and connect with others!
When you picture yourself in front of a lens, what do you see in your mind?
When I picture myself in front of a lens, in my mind I picture pure entertainment! (Not to sound conceded but) I am a multi talented person that could entertain even the toughest of critics with looks or personality!
How many opportunities have you had to (model, perform, sing, write) etc... ?
I have had multiple opportunities to show my talent, I've been in a local musical, done a few photo shoots, walked in a fashion show, had my poems published in school, and I've been in a few plays however I am really trying hard to continue to build my portfolio!
When are you generally most available, weekdays or weekends? Mornings or afternoons?
I am very flexible however right now my schedule is sort of tight because I am a full time student. I'm currently free mid-week and on the weekends. Hopefully after this semester ends I will have a lot more free time to work with for the summer!
Picture Your Way To Success
I'm going to open up this blog with a couple of quotes we've shared with many we've represented talent wise...
"A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success." - Joyce Brothers
"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." - Pele
It all starts with recognizing your own talents! Once you define yourself and begin to showcase your talents, those around you will begin take recognition. When you're able to picture your way to success within your talents, others will too.
5 Steps to Getting Talents Discovered
Once you develop a plan of action and overall direction, we highly recommend following these 5 steps to succeed within your talents...
1. Network, Network, Network! We cannot express this enough. Making what you do a priority, requires communicating with like-minded people through social media marketing and in person meetings.
2. Find representation! This is something we are strong advocates in, as Todd Matherne Photography & Promotions continues to provide this service to a wide variety of local talent.
3. A must have is what we like to call..."Tools of the Trade!" For example, if you're an Actress, you'll need Headshots, Talent Resume, Website, Agent and Acting Classes just to name a few. Musicians will need Demo CD's, Music Equipment, Band Members, and so on. Own your craft, study, and stay fresh. No matter what your talent, all require some form of Representation!
4. Brand yourself, your name, and your talent! Become a household name! One way to do that, is to have the same representation of yourself across every social media outlet and within everyone you know.
5. Stay professional at all cost. Always present your talents as exactly what they are and nothing less. When you do, you'll gain an abundance of recognition.
What's Your Talent? What Steps Do You Take To Get Recognition?
This is our favorite part of the blog. Where we get to hear from you! Thank you for taking time to read. We hope you gained a wealth of knowledge invaluable today. Respond below with your talents and steps to recognition! 👍🏻💯😃
Editorial & Marketing Assistant of TMPP
Historic Photographer & Photojournalist
Value of Preservation
Have you heard the old saying, "What's here today may be gone tomorrow?" As Photographer's, we know that concept all too well. In fact, that's part of the reason we do what we do! Rather it's a building or person, once those original features are gone, they can never be replaced; only imitated. Do you have a favorite place from childhood that once stood or still stands today? Such as, the above picture of Burger Delight in Gonzales. Todd was able to capture this great shot prior to it's demolish. This particular location was prominent spot for locals, which offered years of unmatchable service. It has now relocated to a new location. However, there's nothing like the original. Shown within our blog is a photo from Historic Photography by Star Roberts. It shows an inside view into an Historic Caboose located in McComb, MS; home of the McComb City Railroad Depot Museum. Unfortunately, it was recently vandalized and is currently being restored.
So, Who's Up For A Challenge?
Speaking of preserved photos, we want to see yours in comments below. It doesn't have to be professional. Just places you may have captured along the way; from childhood spots frequently visited, a building of interest, or even your grandparents home from long ago. Feel free to share the history behind your photos, too. Thank you for taking time to read our blog! We're looking forward to seeing your responses.
Thank you for taking a moment to read and respond!
Editorial & Marketing Assistant of #TMPP