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Age is my superpower. I understand my body and my mind.
Tim, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
My start came as an open window when a door closed. Two doors closed! But there's always a window. I simply opened my eyes to it and leapt out. For me the,e second act is about creativity. And I have all the tools at my disposal to be a creator, to be created, and to collaborate. Modelling is always a collaboration, which makes this work tremendously pleasurable, always new, and deeply satisfying. Once I put my face out there, the response from agents and photographers was immediate and affirming.
Who is your inspiration in life Tim? How do you keep inspired?
My mother has always instilled in me a sense that I can do anything. Because she's always right, she's a true inspiration.
We all make mistakes Tim; 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.
One of the first shoots I did lack communication and clarity. I ended up exposing more of myself than I would have liked. I let the photographer drive the ship. Had I put my oar in the water, the outcome of the journey might have been better for us both. Even if we'd reached the same destination.
Tim, 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 prioritising your clients’ needs?
My preference is to know as much as possible in advance. I sometimes find that the client doesn't clarify needs, in which case I'm at a loss. Every job, big or small, is most successful when it's collaborative. The only way I can ensure that is to begin the conversation myself.
Please tell us, Tim, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
These are early days for me as a model and as an actor. Every day I have to be strategic about social media, communication, and professionalism,
Tim, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
One issue that arises often is light -- my face benefits from the light! Even in a job that is dark, I find that when I focus on what I need to do my very best FOR THE OTHER PERSON, I can guide the process toward the other person's ultimate goal.
Tim, 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?
The day I was asked to shoot a swimsuit editorial -- just days after my 50th birthday -- I felt there was nothing I couldn't do!
Tim, 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 always prefer to go into a job with someone who has a vision and a plan. But when that isn't the case, I've had to first, face down my insecurity about letting down the client, and then open my eyes to the opportunity to be a creative force.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I'd love to be the face of anything!
Photographer: Mark Bruce @markbruce