Whenever possible I like to do my own casting. It is such an important part of the end result when shooting lifestyle or fashion. There are lots of great looking models out there so what really separates one from the other often comes down to personality. Both in front of the camera and off the set. I like using people who are nice, that I won't mind spending a long day in a motor home with.
So I have tended to use a lot of the same models over and over, when I found ones I enjoyed working with. For that reason, I often booked a young model named Josh Holloway, a sweet southern boy from Georgia. No doubt he was gorgeous, professional and great in front of the camera but he would also jump up to open a door for you and was fun & easy to be around.
All of these shots were done when we had some time left over and had completed the actual job and have never been published. I am not surprised at all that he went on to star in films and the TV series Lost. Posing with Josh is Michelle Quan, a very popular model at the time who now has a hot jewelry line called Me & Ro.
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