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  • Jode - I like to encourage body confidence

    Jode - I like to encourage body confidence

    The pink paint shoot was one of my favourite projects I have worked on.

    Myself and Jason (Phototrinity) brainstormed ideas for this paint shoot and spent about 2 months getting the resources for it and planning exactly what we wanted to do. This shoot was split into two main sets of photos. The first was fun, creative, bright colourful shots, creating interesting body shapes and focusing on detailed imagery.

    The second was of a slightly darker setting, expressing mental health awareness. This set was created with the message of showing vulnerability and struggles with mental health such as anxiety, depression and BPD. This was a very powerful shoot for me and something I could really use to be expressive and channel all of my energy into.

    The shoot in total took around 8 hours in the studio. It was super fun, very messy and a hot shower afterward was much appreciated!

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  • Cleia - atrevan a hacer lo que les gusta / dare to do what you like

    Cleia - atrevan a hacer lo que les gusta / dare to do what you like

    Mi consejo es que se atrevan a hacer lo que les gusta. Que tengan seguridad en ellas mismas porque la seguridad y la confianza es lo primordial. No se comparen con las demás persona, todos somos diferentes con habilidades y metas distintas. Cuando su voz interior diga: "No puedo" o "No soy capaz", díganle "Puedo", "Soy capaz". Siempre habrá alguien delante de ti haciendo las cosas que a te gustarían hacer y siempre habrá alguien detrás de ti deseando hacer lo que tu haces, así que sé tu misma, con tus habilidades puedes lograr lo que te propongas. 

    My advice is to dare to do what you like. That they have security in themselves because security and trust are paramount. Don't compare yourself to other people, we are all different with different abilities and goals. When your inner voice says, "I can't" or "I'm not capable," say, "I can," "I'm capable." There will always be someone in front of you doing the things you would like to do and there will always be someone behind you wanting to do what you do, so be yourself, with your abilities you can achieve what you set out to do.

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  • Sharon - si quieren algo luchen por conseguirlo, de eso se trata / if you want something, fight to get it

    Sharon - si quieren algo luchen por conseguirlo, de eso se trata / if you want something, fight to get it

    Mi humilde consejo para aquellas chicas que quieran empezar con el modelaje es confiar en sí mismas,

    sentirse seguras y amarse es el primer paso para luchar por lo que quieren. 

    Es cierto que hay envidia y mala onda, pero si quieren algo luchen por conseguirlo,

    de eso se trata porque hay lugar para todas.

     

    My humble advice for those girls who want to start with modeling is to trust themselves,

    feel safe, and love each other is the first step to fight for what they want.


    It is true that there are envy and bad vibes in this business,

    but if you want something, fight to get it, because there is room for everyone.

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  • Charlotte -  Believe in yourself and you can achieve anything

    Charlotte - Believe in yourself and you can achieve anything

    The confidence hasn't always been there for me. Modelling has definitely increased my self-esteem.

    Your perfect just the way you are and you should show off what you have because nobody has it like you!

    Finding a photographer who to trust and confide in for your first shoot is important, they can help give you guidance as well as help you excel in what you enjoy doing.

    My motto is.. Believe in yourself and you can achieve anything.

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Happy birthday, Aldous Huxley!

By Michael Schaub   http://www.latimes.com/

July 26,2016 11:20AM


"You shall know the truth," Aldous Huxley once said, "and the truth shall make you mad."

You'd be hard-pressed to find a quote more emblematic of the late English author, who was born 122 years ago today.

 

Best known for his dystopian novel "Brave New World," Huxley predicted some of the most frightening aspects of modern society years before they came to pass.
Huxley was born in Godalming, England, to a well-known family — his grandfather, Thomas Henry Huxley, was a biologist and Darwinist who coined the word "agnostic."

Aldous Huxley's brothers would become distinguished thinkers as well, although in different fields — Julian Huxley was a biologist who served as the first director of UNESCO, and Andrew Huxley was a physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1963.
Huxley fell ill as a teenager with an eye condition called keratitis; he would struggle with his eyesight for decades afterward. Huxley rarely wrote or spoke about his condition, but many speculate he was near-blind for most of his life.

He burst onto the literary scene in 1921 with his novel "Crome Yellow," a satirical novel that takes place at a manor house party. It introduced the world to Huxley's acid brand of cynicism.
"The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone," Huxley wrote in the novel. "To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior 'righteous indignation' — this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats."

A few other novels followed, including his 1928 book "Point Counter Point," a complex satire that raised eyebrows at the time for its racy sexual content.

The book wasn't any less pessimistic than his previous works. "Everybody strains after happiness, and the result is that nobody's happy," one character notes.

But it was "Brave New World," published in 1931, that cemented Huxley's place in the pantheon of literature. The novel takes place in a dystopian, nightmare version of London, in which the populace is drugged and human beings are born in incubators.

The novel is considered one of the best of the 20th century; the title has become a shorthand for ominous technological advances and futuristic controls. The book is frequently banned, and still makes regular appearances on the American Library Assn.'s list of most challenged books.

Huxley moved to Southern California in 1937, where he found work as a screenwriter. His scripts include the critically acclaimed movie version of "Pride and Prejudice," which was released in 1940, and a 1943 film adaptation of "Jane Eyre."

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It was in California that Huxley had a kind of spiritual awakening, joining the Vedanta Society of Southern California, where he learned meditation. (His friend Christopher Isherwood did, too.)

Not long after, Huxley had his first experience with a psychedelic drug (many more would follow). His experience with mescaline would form the basis of his 1954 essay "The Doors of Perception."

"To be shaken out of the ruts of ordinary perception," Huxley wrote in the essay, "to be shown for a few timeless hours the outer and inner world, not as they appear to an animal obsessed with survival or to a human being obsessed with words and notions, but as they are apprehended, directly and unconditionally, by Mind at Large — this is an experience of inestimable value to everyone and especially to the intellectual."

The essay was published in a book, and inspired musician Jim Morrison to name his band the Doors. Huxley would continue to take mescaline and LSD until — literally — the day he died.

That was on Nov. 22, 1963. Suffering for laryngeal cancer, he asked his wife to inject him with a psychedelic drug. He died not long after he was given the dose.

Not many people heard about his death at the time, however. Huxley (as well as C.S. Lewis) happened to die on the same day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.

Huxley is buried in England, and years after his death, writers and philosophers still look to his unusual career for inspiration.

"Too much consistency is as bad for the mind as it is for the body," Huxley wrote. "Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life.The only completely consistent people are the dead."