I have a solid background in modeling, graphic arts, and technology. From a shooting perspective, I have immersed myself in abstract, implied nudity, and cultural concepts along with physique and fashion. I aim to "tell a story" behind my shoots to reinforce an idea. I love to innovate, collaborate and discuss new elements that can be incorporated into my portfolio.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Faizan. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I love public speaking and fitness as well as talking to people about utilizing their life at an optimal level.
Faizan, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
My passion in life is harness positive energy within. I started as a model because I wanted to explore my self asides from academics and a technical career I pursued. I also wanted to take my writing and prototype them to my photo shoots, visualizing an idea.
Who is your inspiration in life Faizan? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration is kids because they are full of life and provide unconditional love without seeking anything in return.
We all make mistakes Faizan; 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.
I worked with a photographer, who was very speculative. We had some language barriers that served as impeding blockers to our shoot. I sat down with him and told him that transparency is a key to any good relationship. I do feel that I should have been more proactive and aware of this situation before signing up with him.
Faizan, 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?
Not at all, as a leader in technology, I have to manage people with different personalities and demographics. I attempt to build a solid relationship by providing them guidance, having open communication, and understanding their concerns that can deter them from their personal growth.
Please tell us Faizan, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
I had to juggle my full-time career, my side-career of home health business, and modeling. I am a very systematic individual that aims to follow a particular schedule to be prompt and ensure that my tasks are done. I had a fashion walk in the city, and I went right from work while planning my outfits from the previous night to ensure that it would not be chaotic for me.
Faizan, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I like to provide them visual and real-life scenarios. Evidence of this is my career as I have achieved many things that a normal person achieves in their late 40's and 50's. They key to persuading someone is to provide quantitative proofs and numbers, because human psyche will likely to trust something that can be quantified instead of something that is subjective.
Faizan, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
Having a PatLee Photoshoot is a top moment for me since he is one of the best fitness photographers in America and only accepts 5% of elite competitors.
Faizan, 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 went into a fashion walk, and the event planners missed a boat in our outfits. We went to the nearby mall and matched by wearing "all black" theme. My ability to innovate on the spot is crucial because I look at the theme and demographics around me so I can make a sound judgment to please the audience.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?*
Be persistent, being a model is more than being good-looking. It requires constant posing, learning from other resources, and researching trends in social media.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes, physique, fashion shoots and anything abstractual