Birthdays, holidays, weddings, football games or just a night out at the pub have to be cancelled at the drop of a hat, and that can mean peeing off people off who you’ve promised you will be there for. It’s tricky as you don’t want to let people down or miss out but you (and they) get used to it - it comes with the job.
Changing your hair style without talking it through can be costly in this game. A few inches off the side could cost you a huge ad campaign as you don’t know who’s considering you based on images your agent has sent to them based on a particular look. Longer is always better. To be safe, leave it - you can always cut it on a big job.
Modelling is a career which can last from your youth to when you’re older. The demand for different looks is really diverse so when you’re still growing and not quite as filled out, you are perfect for some campaigns, then as your body grows that opens up different campaigns and opportunities. Also, you can be deemed too big one day and too skinny he next day, without your body changing at all. You soon learn that you’ve not changed, it’s just that brands have different fits and the shape that suits a particular brand’s clothes, might not size up for you.
There’s still a lot of stigma around male modelling so when you're asked, “What do you do?” some people look down on it.
You must be prepared to be available to get changed anywhere, in any conditions and fast. You shoot outside a lot, which can mean getting changed in the back of a car or van. Just do it without any complaints and you’ll go far.
You get to go to some of the best parties in the world. The fashion industry really know how to throw a good bash and as a normal guy from Hitchin, I’m lucky to go to a few. It’s great fun, you meet some amazing people, get to experience things you’d never thought you’d experience and collect some good memories along the way.