John’s Diary: An Ode To Light

7 June 2014

Did you ever wonder what a day in the life of a model would look like? Yes, then you're in luck. Through his model diary John Wesselingh at Established Models shares an insight into a day in his life through video, image and a little poem.

For as long time as you spend on reading and watching this article, you get to be his eyes, go to work with him, share a tube ride with strangers, see some London sights and then get the lights pointed at you in the studio. It's not much, but it's at least a few moments the rest of us can imagine what being in the fashion limelight might be like. It also shares the non glamurous side of all the travelling, waiting and fun bits that goes with those pretty image end results.

If this gets you curious to be part of more of John's model life, you can read John's first and second diary, if you haven't done so already yet.

Through poetry, John shares what may go on in a model's head whilst posing, putting yet another different perspective to the life of a model. This was a poem written in his early model days before he started getting ridiculously busy. We're getting quite addicted to this.

“Ode to Light”

If it's not too much to ask
My dear big ball of light,
Let me have some success
So I can have proper dinner tonight.

If it's not too much of a task
My dear big ball let me shine so bright,
I'm earning less and less and less
My belly is empty, and it ain’t feeling right.

If it's not too much to ask
My dear big ball you blinding sight,
I went to the castings but I looked like a mess
Please hurry up, I can't wait to have a bite.

by John Wesselingh

Poem, Picture and Video by John Wesselingh.

Words by Maxim Anselin.

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