Discovery – Uncovering the Potential Within
Its not often, but sometimes I get to work with people who just have raw talent when it comes to being infront of a camera, this at times is unknown to themselves or those around them, however all is needed is a trained eye to pick them out of the crowd.
A very interesting experience happened to me just recently, about two years ago I came across a father and daughter in the Melbourne CBD, the father was taking photos of his daughter who just knew how to speak the right language to the camera and knew all the right poses. I took notice of this and waited a few moments and when I felt the time was appropriate I gave the father the card for my work advising that they should give them a call and then left, not knowing if anything may come of this chance meeting. A day or so later I received a call from the mother of the child who asked various questions of which I answered.
Note: Need I mention that unfortunately in this day and age there is somewhat of a “stigma” with handing out a business card especially if its in relation to “talent agency” which is why I only do this once in a blue moon and usually at times when I see talent that is undiscovered, and at the very least I leave the final decision to the other person, I dont do the “hard sell” or anything, they will make the call when its right for them.
Two years on, my boss received a phone call from the same mother who queried if I was still with the company, it had taken some time, two years to be exact but she had decided to take the next step as her daughter had been approached by more then one person since my meeting and so it seems I had recognised some true beauty. I felt priveledge to have been the first to do a professional photo shoot with her and I wish “Ella” all the best in her endeavors and also on her acting/photographic career.
Until my next photographic adventure, that’s all for now – Brett Robson