this is the work I create for myself , I adore, I love, I live and I breathe
I dedicate every minute of my life to it BUT
I think once in a while I have to speak out my mind when I get lots of negative attitudes around...
We all work here with one aim: to create and to show to the world what we can express through art . We are not paid for what we do. I am not paid for what I do. I only expect one thing in return: respect ,support and gratitude. If I am not online most likely I am at the meetings just for the sake of the magazines and I sleep a bare maximum of 3 hours a day.
As part of my work as a chief editor of two magazines I organise complicated photoshoots with sophisticated logistics that involve months of preparations and loads of work from ALL sides involved - we do not count as we all enjoy what we do. You never ask for money if you love what you do.
SO YOU ASK WHAT PISSES ME OFF a lot!?????
The answer is in the nutshell:
The attitude of some "professionals"
1. Models demanding that the list of everything has to be provided to them: stockings, bras, knickers and shoes should be given to them no matter what theme of the shoot is and what we try to portray with the artistic images. More to that : they complain on the expensive petrol they have to use attending the rare locations that we book for editorials. DARLING, you wanted to be with us on the set in the first place? Then you should not complain. Enjoy as you are there because you LOVE it - you signed up for that right? No one encouraged you! You knew where location would be. I had a long waiting list of girls and deprived others who were better girls just to give you your place with us. Have some respect. If you have questions, do not yell out your demands in front of the whole group of other crew members calling yourself "honest" and all of us "fake" . You are not honest , you are simply rude, not tactful and see way too many stars in your mirror reflection - it is called star-sickness. Notice the difference between: honest and ethical. Ask me politely and privately how can I help you and I will: we have spare shoes for styling, Woolworth sells stockings, shops sell shoes for $10, the car pools to the shoot location are organised by us to assist you. Buy your own bras and knickers - i will not share mine with you. No one loves your attitude. Be respectful to the others and accommodate. If you can not hold it - you are OUT because you do not BUILD but you SHAKE the project and DESTROY it with you negative comments addressing the organisers! Thank you! You are unique - I agree BUT please be lovely in the future - organse your own projects.
2 Models, there are 100-s of you, not all of you can be on our covers (front and back) - we will have 24 per year only plus I do not decide if you will be there or not - our technical graphical designers team also does not sleep and does this work at night hours. They do not know till the time the whole magazine inside pages are ready WHAT will be on the cover. We do not charge money for you to be on the cover now but we will in the future. They pick up the most artistic and the most suitable size and layout of the images - the candidates only and then they decide collectively what will go on the cover. Sometimes it takes a couple of days to decide. I am not part of this decision BUT I love and respect their choices that are also often explained (why) to me. Your attitude is not suitable for the group you work in if you want yourself on the cover - and otherwise will not work with us - we welcome you to organise your own gigs too as well as your own covers
3. Models, please also keep in mind that I DO NOT OWE YOU ANYTHING! I do not have to provide you lifts to the location, food and drinks as well as warm clothes at the shoots. I only did it because I loved doing it. I do not do it any more or I do it less as it was all taken for granted. I am here now only for one reason: to give you the opportunity to shine in public and get you noticed using our platforms , a half of 100,000 followers and stage. Take it or leave me alone in peace!
I hope the above is clear . If you recognise yourself here - GREAT .I am glad you are happy to look in the mirror. have respect for the work of the others and try first to create something yourself before you start using me and my devoted crew and then send me your ATTITUDE messages and call us all some disrespectful "names". I was running this when you were not born yet... but what do I know!?
"SELF PROCLAIMED QUEENS (WITH SICK ATTITUDES), THE INVISIBLE CROWNS SIT WAY TOO TIGHT ON YOUR HEADS ... SOMETIMES THEY PRESS ON YOUR GOLDEN BRAIN TOO HARD! WE WANT TO FIX THEM A BIT - JUST A BIT PERHAPS!.. SO SORRY THAT WE HAVE TO USE SHOVELS TO DO SO! " by O.N.
PS thanking Alexander O. Montgomery for inspiring me to speak out on that and open up! I trust I baked it right this time - with salt, nuts, lemon and sugar!