It always made me wonder when somebody was called a "great starving artist" .. if they're so great why the hell are they starvin?
You practice, get to the top of your game, you get paid.. ain't that how it works?
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When I was bouncing at bars back in the early 90s I knew a lot of aspiring actors and actresses that were excellent bartenders and waitresses. Some with years of schooling in their particular craft.
The bartender I worked with every weekend had an interview to do some modeling for a fashion magazine, but his motorcycle broke down, so he asked me to drive him. We walked in to the agency, and the woman that hires the models dragged us both into her office and asked if we came as a set. When u declined, because I just drove him to the interview she was disappointed.
He was 5'10", lean and lanky, dark skinned, black pony tailed, Puerto Rican. I was 5'6", muscled and stout, pale skinned, red headed, Irish-Scandinavian. She loved the contrast, and wanted to put us in advertisements....together.
Performing arts, canvas arts, sculptors, photographers ad-nausium...they can be the best at their particular craft, but they are at the mercy of the decision in the industry for their meal ticket. It's all about the "look" they want for a particular gig.
I was always happy to take their money, on the periphery, for security services, but I never wanted to be in the limelight.
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