Recently a woman that was recruiting models for her project insisted on Skype video calling at an hour that did not suit me. I declined to be interviewed. She accepted that and I believe she settled on somebody else for the job. All good, we agreed to be in touch for future opportunities. I had, by this time, accepted her as a Skype contact. A few days later, at 10 pm - my time and also her time - she tries to videocall. I declined the call and sent a message asking whether anything was the matter. She replied that nothing was the matter she just wanted to say hi. By videocall. No way. I immediately dropped her from my contacts and will not accept a videocall from her ever again.
What's the problem you may ask?
I am sure this lady is very nice and meant no harm BUT the problem is PRIVACY, which videocalling seems to be at odds with.
If it is someone that wants to hire me for a modelling job then they can first look at my website. If they really insist, they can set up a videocall at an agreed time. But I will not take videocalls just like that, not even from family members.
Call me old fashioned, but videocalling is simply not for me, unless absolutely necessary.
Photographer: Neil Huxtable
(All photos modelled by Alex B.)