Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hand models are kind of old! Long live hand modeling until your 80!

Hey Girls,

Have you ever seen a hand model? Not their hands, their face? Most of them are older. Sometimes I feel like the youngest one at the casting. Here is an excerpt from my book Short Stuff: on the job with an x-small model about attending a hand modeling casting, I've done hand modeling for Macy's, Bon Appetit and many others. Not all hand models are older, I mean hand models and the needed hand for print ads and commercials are all types and look all different ages but many I've run into at castings are not teens or young adults.

Sitting among the hand models at this casting, I reminded myself that many hand models are not young. I listen to the other models chat about their children, cooking and their recent bookings. A few recognized each other from other jobs. One lady was talking about having to re-order comp cards to change her last name due to her recent divorce.

Then it was my turn.

On set I hold my sign-in sheet with my name and # 12 on it, and smile.

Next I put my hands side by side in front of my face to show them off. Then show the front and back of my hands. He takes a couple shots.

The photographer pulls out a paperclip out from his pocket. I thought to myself that if I had to keep track of a paperclip, I’d probably lose it in five seconds. But of course I don’t tell him this.

Click here to read another excerpt of Short Stuff and all my books.

BTW, if you live in the NYC area and have nice hands email me some pics or your parts comp card that shows your hands and I'll consider sharing your pics with my agencies. Email:


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