Today we’d like to introduce you to Sherease Spinale.
Sherease, before we jump into specific questions about your work, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I had wanted to model since I was very young but with very little resources and my parent’s hands full with life, I never had the opportunity. Six years ago a friend and I did an iPhone photoshoot behind my Uncle’s home in Dorchester, MA. They were simple photos but they were what sparked my passion for modeling.
From there I worked with photographers in Boston, Lowell and Lawrence, Massachusetts. I submitted to Boston and New York modeling agencies online and was rejected each time or didn’t hear back. In November of 2017, I hopped on a flight to Los Angeles without telling anyone and started pursuing modeling while also working a full-time job.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
No, it hasn’t been easy at all but as rough as this road has been, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. It has taught me to have the upmost confidence no matter what kind of setting I am in. It has dragged me into and out of depression and has tested me creatively and emotionally. It was really hard for me to reach out to photographers whose work I admired. I had these thoughts that said ‘why would they want to work with me?’ I feared rejection and hated when anyone told me no. But once you build confidence and tell yourself, I am worth the time and effort, I am good enough, I should be collaborating with these artists that I admire, they will starting coming to you.
We’d love to hear more about your work.
I am a flexible model who would like to do touch every category in the modeling industry. I can do streetwear, high fashion, beauty and e-commerce. I take pride in being able to give a client exactly what they want out of their model. I have studied this craft for years and I’m still learning with every job and photoshoot. And as I venture into photography and self-portraits, I learn even more. I think being behind the camera as well has helped my growth the most.
What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
I don’t think I’ve reached that moment yet. I am currently just really proud of my growth and strength, not only as a model but as a person maneuvering through life.
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