It’s been awhile since I’ve featured a cover model on the blog, but today, we have our very own “Andrew” (his real name is Benjamin) to discuss being on the cover of “The Edge of Always“, his photo shoot, and his own personal interests. Here’s a hint: he’s a musician. 😉
1. You yourself are a musician, as is the character you modeled for EDGE OF ALWAYS. Can you talk about your experience (both as a model and as a musician?)
Well that is an interesting fact. Music started playing a pretty significant role in my life when I started playing guitar in high school, from there I began singing and then writing my own songs. My love of music grew and I realized that my long term goal has always been to develop a career through my music. I didn’t enter into the world of modeling until later in my life, actually only about three years ago, as a means of supporting myself financially to fund my path in music. I found modeling to be rather enjoyable and closely enough related to being a musician. Whether being in front of a crowd of people or a camera, it still gave me the means to express myself and the ability to connect with people. I quickly realized that both these jobs benefit the other by networking and meeting new people and expanding my possibilities. Recently I haven’t been doing too much modeling work, I have been focusing more on my music on putting together an album. I continue to write songs and I have been performing throughout New York City. Actually this month I will be competing in the Ultimate Singer Songwriter Contest at the Waltz Astoria. Also in the upcoming months I plan on getting some fresh test shots to get back into the modeling world.