Sometimes the photographer is looking for authenticity and likes the gray of your sweater. And sometimes everyone else on the shoot is super busy and you're the writer sitting around with nothing to do except be there in case anyone has any questions. That's how you end up being a hand model for a story in a big-time lifestyle magazine. Looking for short fingers, vein-y hands, half-bitten nails, and dry cuticles? Contact me!
Other times, you’ve written a story about a backyard Octoberfest party and something about the way you spoon potatoes onto a plate captures the photographer’s eye. And yes, the gray of your wrap has that certain je ne sais quoi. Also—check out those veins! Spooning potatoes is work!