April 20th, 2013 can’t get here fast enough. For the past 1 1/2 years attending Brooks Institute I have never gotten a real portrait of myself. I wanted to do something exciting, bold, and show my personality. My friend, also a recent Brooks alum, Moriah Quinn, volunteered to take this portrait for me, and it turned out great. Being an underwater model is not as easy as one person would think. There are several things you have to keep in mind while posing for an underwater portait. Hold your breath, open your eyes, don’t blow out of your nose, smile with your teeth while holding your tongue in the way so you don’t swallow water, look pretty, don’t float to the top, control the props….oh and don’t drowned. It was pretty draining doing this shoot and I give big props to those models that look perfect in their pictures. I can’t imagine being deep in the ocean doing this. I only imagine that don’t get eaten by a shark is on that long list.
As I prepare for graduation I look at this portrait and it pretty much sums up my experience while at Brooks. Half human, half mermaid…but pretty but just half human.