Look at this girl, she has it made. Sun kissed skin, thin, beautiful body, she sure has it all. But there’s a story behind those eyes.
This is me at 20. My New York agent sent me to Miami to shoot new photos for my book. I had to stay with this jackass photographer, whose name will remain anonymous (he’s a major photographer for all the fashion magazines, Cosmo, Vogue, you name it, so you would figure he would be half way professional).
My stay at this studio was a nightmare. Not only was I in the midst of starving myself to lose more weight, but I was exercising like a maniac, and weak as hell.
Jackass owned this lofty studio apartment in a highrise, people would come and go all day. At night, I had the luxury to sleep on a mattress on the floor, waiting for Jackass to come home, totally tanked, and attempt to jump in bed with me. This scene usually ended quickly with me telling him to get the hell off of me or I would kick him in the balls. Lucky for me he was usually too drunk to fight me.
Ahh, the life of a model, so glamorous.
As luck would have it, a tropical depression moved in. Days past with no sunlight, which meant no shooting. I spent my days writing home to friends and family, swimming, running, and trying not to dig through the cupboards for something I could actually allow myself to eat (I finally broke down and binged on a whole box of Total cereal).
I passed the time chatting with Jackass’s brother, who was not half bad, except his claim to fame was this album cover. Enough said.
When the storm finally passed, Jackass was hung over from the night before, and we headed out to the beach. He proceeded to scream at me “MOVE! MOVE!” as I posed in this cutesy little guatamalan vest and sun hat (great fake smile, if I do say so myself). Passerbys gawked at us, but Jackass paid no mind, all he cared about was getting back inside to take a nap
I wish I could say that my Miami experience with Jackass was an isolated experience, but it was not. Maybe next time I’ll tell you about the Paris photographer who masturbated while he sat behind his camera salivating….but I am not sure you are ready for that one.