by Edo Q © 2012 CoverMen
back David! It's such a great pleasure to have you here
again, let's start it off, please update me what is
new in your life?
Thanks for having
me back! It looks like your website has come a long
way since 2008 when we last spoke. Since then I relocated
to Chicago from New York. Itís allowed me the opportunity
to be closer to family and friends while still being
able to work. Iíve really fallen in love with the city
of Chicago; it is an absolutely wonderful city.
me: what does the word 'fashion' mean to you?
And who are the people that you really loved to work
Fashion for me has always been an
outlet to express yourself. The great thing about fashion
is everyone can have his or her own style and that is
perfectly okay. "Fitting inĒ is not necessary. Iíve
had the opportunity to meet and work with a number of
wonderful people and to me that has been one of the
best parts about this business. As far as photographers
go, some of my personal favorites to work with have
been Bruce Weber, Karl Simone, Troy Plota, and most
recently the up and coming Christian Rios.
have done a lot of major campaigns, what has been your
Anytime you get the opportunity
to work with a new client, it is exciting. I will without
a doubt never forget my first job back in 2004, Abercrombie
& Fitch. It was such an exciting and surreal time
in my life that I am still truly grateful for. It was
definitely the launching point for a career that I did
-What is the most stressful thing about being a model?
toughest part about being a model for me has been not
being able to make long-term plans. You really don't
have a whole lot of control over your schedule. Itís
an on going joke with a lot of us that anytime work
starts to slow down, all you have to do is schedule
a vacation and your agent will without a doubt call
with some possible bookings on the horizon.
-How would you put these factors in order of importance
for becoming a successful
model: the right looks, hard work, luck?
hard work, the right look. I believe luck and timing
are two of the biggest factors to having some success
in this business. You can have a great look, but itís
all about being marketed correctly and able to get in
front of the right people. Thatís why itís so important
to be represented by a reputable agency that you trust.
Itís amazing what a good attitude and showing up on
time can do for your career.
-What are some of the most popular misconceptions about
male models? What
stereotype do you hate the most?
cocky and having a big ego are probably two of the biggest
misconceptions that I have encountered. More often than
not, people are surprised when they meet you and realize
you are just like most of the other people they already
know. Being a model is a job; if you donít treat it
as such you are not going to be around very long. More
importantly, we arenít out there curing cancer and saving
lives; we are taking pictures for a living and I believe
most successful guys realize that and take it for what
it is worth.
-What are some of your personal interests? What do you
like to do in your spare time if you have any?
I am not traveling for work you can typically find me
on the golf course, on my bike or at the gym. I am a
very active person; when I have downtime I try to take
advantage of it. Iíve run a number of marathons in the
last few years and am currently training for my first
-Thanks David for taking your time to answer my questions
again, a real gift to me!
you my friend. I appreciate it! Good luck with the continued
success of your site!