Models

Light tricks and lipstick. Magazines. Chick Flicks.
Holsters at hips, quick. Glamour girls. Camera Clicks.

A snap-happy chappy with a couple of girls,
Perfect smiles painted on, like their lashes and curls.
An anorexic demon hides in hordes of pearls.
This is my cynical view of the photography world.

You put the glamour into model and the glitz in glitter,
You’re drowning in designer and you couldn’t be fitter,
They say the camera loves you but they’re secretly bitter;
You’re stealing their spotlight and it’s not for the better.

Yeah I see… the benefits of being a model.
Being paid to look hot and be beautiful.
But whatever you do,
Just keep your heart and head whole,
‘Cos your life’s not your work
And you can’t airbrush your soul.

A hour of being prettied and your face painted on,
You think it’s kind of silly and you’re really not wrong,
You fake a smile and ask if you’ll be posing for long,
’Cause when the warpaint washes off you know you get to go home.

Light tricks and lipstick. Magazines. Chick Flicks.
Holsters at hips, quick. Glamour girls. Camera Clicks.

You finish getting changed in the rusty old trailer,
You contemplate your life and somehow feel like a failure;
The constant critics mutter that they wish you were paler.
You see beauty as your freedom, but it’s really your jailor.

Yeah I see… the benefits of being a model.
Being paid to look hot and be beautiful.
But whatever you do,
Just keep your heart and head whole,
‘Cos your life’s not your work
And you can’t airbrush your soul.

Light tricks and lipstick. Magazines. Chick Flicks.
Holsters at hips, quick. Glamour girls. Camera Clicks.

Models

Hannah Sterry

Kingsbridge, United Kingdom

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Collaboration with Jenny Sterry.

Models: A quick glance at the ridiculousness of perfection, and at the intentions of a minority of people who get into that industry.

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