Giuliano Mateas

Half a year later, I'm flying in Portugal and Switzerland to shoot, having booked further jobs in Scotland, Germany and Italy. 

Name: Giuliano Mateas

Location: Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom

Website: http://www.facebook.com/mateas.giuliano

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/mateasgiuliano/

Profession: Model

Email Address: giulianomodel@gmail.com

About: I've been a creative person all my life. I remember being 13 years old when I first got in contact with a music production software. I fell in love with music, and I never stopped composing since then.

I moved from Romania to the UK all by myself when I was 19 yo, and I joined a university to pursue a career in music. Due to document issues, I had to stop it in the 7th month. I kept doing jobs that I didn't like for more than one year. 

My life changed completely at the moment I took the courage to say to my boss:

"I quit". I looked in the mirror and realised that I already have something that can maybe earn me some money and let me be creative at the same time: “My body.”

So I went to my first modelling casting. Seeing the camera in front of me I felt special, I felt like a superstar, and I have the same feeling every time I shoot. I never worked on something that doesn't give me pleasure since then. 
I pushed harder and harder to find people to work with, networked a lot, pursuing photographers and finally getting paid.

Half a year later, I'm flying in Portugal and Switzerland to shoot, having booked further jobs in Scotland, Germany and Italy. 

A plane consumes most of the fuel while taking off; the rest is just momentum. Same happens in my life since I took the courage to say: "Enough, I can do much more than this" ....Now….I have much greater goals for modelling and will tackle them all with syle one at a time.

Tell us something about yourself. What you do, passion and aspiration in life?:

I am person hungry for experiences and spontaneity; I hate being controlled by others and settling for doing something that doesn’t give me joy. I just started my work as a personal trainer; I want to build up my name in the industry while using my modelling as the greatest asset to attract clients. I enjoy being in the gym. However, I want to move everything to an online space and platforms so that it’ll give me time to shoot as much as I can.
I know I’m capable of doing amazing things, some I maybe don’t even know possible yet. It’s what successful people do, they believe in themselves, and I want to be one of them simply reaching my highest potential.

Who is your inspiration in life? How do you keep inspired?:

There are many great minds that inspire me to push hard towards the life I know I deserve…Jim Rohn and Brian Tracy (The greatest philosophers of all times), Will Smith and DiCaprio, Hardwell, Sergi Constance…they’re only some of the people I consider very successful and started low but reached high.
My modelling inspiration: David Gandy, a true gentleman full of charisma, very inventive and confident in his image. He’s goals.
My soul inspiration: My higher self, my special lady and my family.… we never had too many things when we were kids, we didn’t get to taste life as it’s possible, I just want to prove to myself and everyone that fame and success it’s not something you see only on TV and it can be achieved by anyone who was big dreams and believes hard enough in them.

What is your aspiration in life?:

It may sound like my ego is speaking now. However, I admit I love attention, it’s just who I am. I never ask for it; I just find a way to be myself while getting the most of it naturally. I want to be the first name people think about when they think about Fitness, Modelling, Looking Good and being successful in what you do. Just as Arnold is for Bodybuilding. I want to create wealth and freedom for me and my future family, to be able to do things most people believe impossible, to be able to prove that it’s not about being lucky, it’s about being smart and working hard on yourself.

What is the most challenging part of your profession?:

Finding people to work with, in both modelling and personal training. Getting out of obscurity.

We all make mistakes we wish we could take back. Tell me about a time you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.: I remember one time when I was working in a train depot. Being the new guy there, some made fun of me…It was my first serious job; my mistake is that I didn’t get the respect I deserved soon enough. Of course, it happens to all of us; I had mistakes in my communication several times in other jobs, I realised that words need to be chosen carefully and we need to be empathic always.

When you’re working with a large number of customers, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. How do you go about prioritising your customers’ needs?: If I have more photographers that want to book me, I simply prioritise the ones that bring the most value to my career. If they’re clients that want me to train them, I make them all my priority, but I always pay more attention to the most serious ones.

Tell me about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities.:

In January I was considering getting a full-time job as a Security Officer just to bring me more financial stability. At the same time, I realised that it wouldn’t allow me to have the freedom to do modelling, and it wouldn’t be something I enjoy doing. I decided that I might start a personal training course. Had to calculate all my income from all my modelling bookings, so I could cover the rent, bills and living until I’d finish the course, and then calculate my possible income from training clients while still managing to book even more modelling work. Strategic planning always works.

Give me an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.:

When I was recently shooting with a photographer in Portugal, he had different expectations and limits for the work we’d be able to do. I had to explain and communicate properly what would my ideas and what would the limits be. He had different concepts that I took and modified with ideas of my own while keeping the origins. We simply built up on each other’s ideas.

Tell me about your proudest professional accomplishment.:

I’ll go back to it. The proudest moment in all my professional work was simply quitting doing the job I hated and succeeding in doing something that fires me up, keeps me interested and gives me more goals that are inspiring enough. Old job - Customer Assistant doing night shifts at a shop, New job - Male model shooting with best photographers and travelling around the world.

How old do you have to be before it can be said you died of old age?:

It all depends on each person's perception. Some people may consider themselves old at 40, others at 80

Do glow-in-the-dark objects stop glowing when somebody turns the lights on?:

They will still be glowing even with the light on. However, we will not be able to see them because the lights will be more powerful and we will not perceive them as glowing anymore.

If parents say, “Never take candy from strangers” then why do we celebrate Halloween?:

On Halloween that is what tradition is saying, however, on all other days, parents are trying to keep their children safe from strangers who may have hidden intentions.

If one man says, “it was an uphill battle,” and another says, “it went downhill from there,” how could they both be having troubles?:

They're both idioms. An uphill battle, simply suggests the fact that a struggle occurs and that things are getting more difficult.
It went downhill from there, as well suggests that things began to work badly from that certain point. They should not be treated literally but as metaphors.

Photo Credits: Mark Leighton - @markleightonalgarve
Jet M - @jet_morano_photography
Deejayy Photography - @Deejayyphotography
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