"Believe in yourself. Be determined, keep the spirit of the dream alive... and for each door, you may find closed, there will always be another open to you."
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Alright, now for the interview! Firstly John, how would you best describe yourself?
John. Tell us ABOUT yourself.
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A bearded model, I specialist in fashion, editorial, advertising and corporate shoots.
Our readers would love to get to know you more John. Tell us about yourself, why you are passionate about what you do, and your journey so far.
I started my journey into the professional modelling world at the mature age of 50+ after having been scouted by a couple of photographers through my Instagram account. It has been an exciting beginning, and the future of my relatively new third career looks very exciting and promising. I am enjoying every moment I get to spend with hugely talented photographers creating some awesome visual art for digital and print. Always open to new ideas and concepts, I am looking forward to projecting opportunities ahead!
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What are your goals and how do you see yourself progressing in the field John?
Ideally, I would love the opportunity to be involved in some major international fashion and editorial campaigns
How do you communicate with people John? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements?
I am very easygoing, easily communicate with everyone around me. My previous career taught me the art of limitless patience. I consider myself very friendly, but more importantly, others consider me very friendly. I am a great believer in people and that we are all really wanting to achieve the same thing out of our lives: happiness and personal fulfilment, therefore supporting each other in these same goals is paramount. Very open to client requirements, I am very adaptable and flexible and excited to try out new ideas, concepts and imagery.
If you had to do it over again, what would you change John?
There really is nothing I would change at this point in my life. I don't believe in regrets, I see my experiences positive or not, as part of my life journey which has helped shape me into the person I am today.
Who is your hero John, and how have they helped you get to where you are?
Too many to mention but they are extraordinary people who worked hard and who never gave up on their dreams to achieve success, notwithstanding all the adversities they faced! They are my heroes.
How important are creative education courses John? Have you taken any, and did you find them useful?
I have always worked in the creative field in various disciplines, for many years. However, I never took creative education courses. I learnt as I went along.
Do you have any tips for someone who is just starting out in the industry?
Believe in yourself. Be determined, keep the spirit of the dream alive... and for each door, you may find closed, there will always be another open to you.
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Photographer: Ben Robinson @superchargedguys
Photographer: Miles Elliot @mepp_london