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Model Monday (My Hands)

April 25, 2011

Lets stray away from my face in today’s post and talk about my other ‘very odd’ money maker.

Call me George Costanza, because crazy enough, I am also a hand model.

Trust me when I tell you I didn’t go to an agency looking for hand representation. This honor just fell into my lap. It all started when I was doing a group shot for Smart Technologies. The photographer needed someone to hold the pen so he could get a close shot. He went around the room looking for the nicest hands of the bunch and chose lucky ol’ me.

I guess my chubby fingers where having a thin day. Since then it has spiraled into me being called a ‘hand model’

I’m not a weirdo, I don’t walk around in protective gloves, in fact, most of the time when I get booked for a job they are all beat up. But the important part is, I have nice nail beds and a good white to pink ratio, editing takes care of the rest.

One of the hardest shoots I have ever done was for Calgary Farmers Market. I had to hold a slippery lemon which was covered in petroleum jelly to keep it looking fresh and juicy. At the end of the shoot my hand was frozen into a claw for 2 days. (Ken Woo/photo)

Trust me, it’s not as easy or as glamorous as it looks.

Mr. Fab handed