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I enjoy fashion, and I view modelling as a visual representation of my art! So, I guess you can call me an artist & a model. If one of my pictures makes someone smile or feel good about themselves, then I feel like I have done my job.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Donovan. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?
I bring uniqueness & a different aspect of the world of modelling for men. People don't want to see a picture; they want that picture to tell a story. That's what I do best; I paint a great story in every one of my photos!
Donovan, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I aspire to create a platform that can be used to stop social injustice and inequality in our world today. I hope that one day I can become an activist against this and create more awareness of underlying problems in these categories worldwide. I first started modelling to help a friend out with her photography assignment! It turns out, I loved it & was a natural!!!
Who is your inspiration in life Donovan? How do you stay inspired as Model?
As a model, I stay inspired by looking at male and female models shots. Also by the dynamic environment around me. Sometimes a specific area around town, a countryside, landscape, or even a building can give me inspiration just based off how they look!
We all make mistakes Donovan; we wish we could take back. What was the error you made in the past that you want to you can bring back?
I wish I would have taken school and my education more seriously when I was younger. Now that I'm an adult, I love to learn & read, if I had the same mindset when I was younger I'd probably be a scientist right now or something 😁
Donovan, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients?
I am open to working with pretty much everyone. Modelling is my business, and as long as the team is focused - I'm all in!
Please tell us, Donovan, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?
First I place my spirituality and God, then my family, then my career, then my friends. I feel like everything has its place & as a man, you have to understand that fact.
Donovan, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
We had to create a project from scratch. There was no manual, no pre-existing conditions or anything. The team wanted to go one direction, but I thought a different approach would be better. So I created a Portfolio that included everything. Designs, charts, graphs, you name it - the works! I gave that brief on a Monday morning, two hours later, standing ovation. I have been in charge of briefing pretty much everything since that point. That was almost three years ago! Let's say; they liked my ideas!!!
Donovan, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model.
My proudest professional accomplishment as a model was our last shoot. I put everything I had into that shoot. The handpicked outfit, location, etc. That morning that I woke up, it was like everything was aligned perfectly & the shoot was fantastic!
Donovan, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it?
My second to last shot, I wanted to go with an urban model theme & I wanted to talk more about my platform of Social Injustice and Inequality in the world. This took a lot of thought and creativity with the location, the outfit, and the message. In the end, it turned out to be a perfect shoot & I received a lot of positive feedback from that.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?*
Don't STOP!!!!! Thought in your head without action will fail. If you're going to do this write down that thought. A thought written down becomes a goal! Stay focused on your goals in modelling & also life. Make a roadmap to get where you want to be, complete with checkpoints along the way. Stay focused, stick to your guns, & follow your road - determination, hard work, and motivation will eventually bring you to where you want to be!
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