How Jules and I got chosen to be hand/normal models for Photojojo is an example of random luck. Back in March of 2012 when I was out in Mountain View working (before we moved) I saw a tweet from Photojojo announcing a casting call. I replied back and mentioned that we would be moving to the area soon. We got a response, and after sending pictures of our hands and faces, we found out that they would like to work with us. However, the only time we could do it (when Jules and I were both out on the west coast the one time before we moved), they didn’t need anyone.
So, we moved out to the west coast in July and got settled. A couple of weeks later, I fired off a note to Kim Thomas saying that we were here and ready to help. Next thing I know we are scheduling a shoot with her for some brand new products in the store!
Kim is the head photographer for Photojojo, and besides being an awesome person, has just garnered some national attention for photographing a wedding with an iPhone and Instagram. She is a great photographer and a pleasure to work with, especially because she wasn’t annoyed as I attempted to restrain myself from making shot/angle suggestions (You can’t turn off a photographers “eye”). Plus, it’s always fun meeting fellow photographers.
Roughly a month later, the products we shot went live on Photojojo. It’s weird being on the other side of the camera but also cool being a model. All of the products we modeled were very cool and I encourage you to check them out:
(Big thanks to Kim Thomas for letting me use these photos- She took them, not me. Just so you know, we were compensated for our work)