Posted by candyposes on 02 Feb 2007 at 12:34 pm | Tagged as: Uncategorized
I recently came back from a trip to LA that left me less than impressed with the city. I found it depressing, sprawling, and congested. I worked with a couple of great photographers, and where I was staying in Santa Monica was beautiful, but this was the first city out of all the ones I’ve visited for modeling that left a bad taste in my mouth.
I’ve been trying to find out why that was, and I think I’ve figured it out- I didn’t have any support network outside of photographers there.
In all the other cities, I could overlook flaws because I had people there I knew on a friendship level, even if it was only from online. In some cases, these people even let me stay with them (by the way, everyone should hire the Boston-based Isobel Wren- she’s adorably awesome). I always had the phone number of someone who I knew was somewhere in the city and wouldn’t have a problem coming to my rescue.
Now, it’s worth noting that I didn’t get nearly as lonely, or lost, or broke in Seattle, New York, or Boston as I did in LA. But, if I had, there were people I could have turned to who didn’t have cameras in their hands. I didn’t have any such person in LA.
Knowing this soured the trip more than a bit- but I’ve learned how important people are in my life. No matter how independent a woman I claim to be, I have to remember and be thankful for them.