I came into the modelling industry early 2017. I chose to step into this path because I have a passion for shooting and being shot. It's an immense feeling that overcomes me when I'm in front of the camera. Almost like serenity.
I don't have a certain aesthetic when it comes to shooting. I usually review the mood board and meet with the team. (photographer, stylist, eg.) To get a better understanding of the shoot. Once I clear sight of it I let my emotions and imagination do the rest!
Our readers would love to get to know you more DESHAWN. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
Most of my pictures are a self shot. Utilize a tripod! It will help you tremendously
DESHAWN, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
My passion is reading, I love to read and stay educate.d.
I aspire to become a paid fashion model. It's my dream.
I started modelling early 2017. I was pushed by one of my closest friends to step into the industry.
Who is your inspiration in life DESHAWN? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration in l.ife is a well-known model by the name of Alton Mason. He's an overall badass model and a genuine person at heart. I hope to be in his shoes one day.
We all make mistakes DESHAWN; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
My biggest mistake since modelling would have to be limiting myself to one photographer. When I first started, I refused to step out of my comfort zone and shoot with other photographers, and I wish I hadn't acted that way. I would have so much more exposure.
DESHAWN, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
By ensuring I'm keeping myself together hygiene and image-wise. I was chosen b ecause I fit the look that the client is looking for. I like to maintain that, and just overall customer service. Ensuring that I am prompt and on time to the shoot. And make sure when its time to execute I am ready to go.
Please tell us DESHAWN, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
When I first started, I got a really good gig. But the client didn't have the funds to complete the look. I hosted a $5 car wash to help them build the funds necessary to complete the wardrobe. It overall was an awesome experience.
DESHAWN, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I insisted that the black Chelsea boot would be better than the tan one. lol
DESHAWN, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My proudest moment thus far would have to be, taking the initiative to step in front of a camera.
DESHAWN, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I wanted to shoot something with flowers. We didn't have the necessary props to shoot. I went to the store and bought flowers and glued them to myself. It was difficult because we could only shoot at one angle. But the pictures turned out amazing!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Dedication. Is a key word. Anything is possible. Just stay humble and grind.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes, I am open to anything. I love to push myself to greater heights.
Now for the best part DESHAWN! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photographer: Sydney Foster @hi.imsyd
Stylist: Brandon Lanard @the.effortless.manner