Monday, March 28, 2011

Interview with Male Model Seth


Hello again Seth! It is so wonderful to have you back at Past The Print!

So, for those who have not had the privilege of getting to know you from your last interview with us, can you tell us a little about yourself?
Sure. I am an East coast born male model who found himself in the modeling industry quite by accident. My background is in marketing and I started modeling when I was thirty-eight after an unsuccessful attempt to win a readership model contest in a men’s fitness magazine led to my first paid modeling job.

Since then, I have been really lucky; worked with some great photographers and have picked up some great campaigns.

What have you been up to these days in the world of modeling?
More lifestyle shoots. I still do some fitness and fashion work, but I am getting cast a lot more in lifestyle/editorial work. It’s fun and I find myself shooting on location more – most recently Telluride, Colorado and Palm Springs, California. 

To date, what has been your favorite project? I have had a lot of fun shoots, but I think my favorite was a runway show I did for Eufora back in late 2010. I was one of their campaign models when they launched the Eufora Hero line in mid 2010 and it was a blast getting to walk the runway with a bunch of other models at their event in San Diego in November of that year.

You have a new companion now. Tell us all about how you met Casey and how she came to live with you.
Casey is my new buddy. She is a rescue I adopted in July of last year. (See right---->)  She’s part pitbull (American Staffordshire terrier) and part Boston terrier. She weighs in at about 36 lbs and is all muscle. I found Casey at an animal shelter when she was eleven-months old. As they say, we found each other. I had been looking around for a while for a dog at the shelters and had seen many wonderful animals, but not the right dog for me. When I saw Casey she was sitting very shyly near the door to her cage staring up at me with these big eyes. She was very scared and shaking when they took her out to visit with me and she immediately came over and hid behind my legs. Like I said, we found each other.

Thirty days later she was fearlessly leaping off the furniture, going to dog parks, and wrestling with my neighbor’s Boxer.

What is a normal day like in Seth’s world?
My day starts at about 6:45 AM. I get up; do some stretching, a few core exercises, and take Casey for a walk. From there, its coffee, breakfast, and on to the computer. If I am not shooting that day than I am either responding to castings, setting up shoots, writing, or working on marketing projects (I still do marketing consulting).

Normally I break from work around 4PM and head to the gym. I like to get in a bit early to beat the crowd. After I get back, it’s dinner, maybe an hour or two more of work, read, go to bed, and get up in the morning and do it all again.

What are you looking forward to in the next few years? I love to travel and there are a few spots that I have yet to visit. I think Buenos Aires is on the radar to visit this year.

Beyond more travel and maybe a few more adventures, I am just looking forward to enjoying more time with friends, family, and maybe somebody special.

As a model, what are your goals for the future? As cliché as it sounds, I would like to land a big cover. To date modeling really has been good to me and I am continuing to book shoots and campaigns so hopefully my luck will continue. J

Some quickies (pardon the pun):
Satin or Lace? Satin
Hot or Cold? Hot
Camera or Canvas? Camera
Denim or Leather? Denim
Talking or Texting? Talking (texting is great for directions or quick messages, that is about it)
Irish or Italian? Italian
Thunder or Lightning? Thunder
Front seat or Back seat? Front Seat (just be careful to not to get impaled on the gear shift)
Dark eyes or Light eyes? Light
The sound of a heartbeat or a crackling fire? Crackling Fire
Sleeping bag or Bed? Bed
Dinner or Movie? Dinner
Wine or Beer? Wine
Holding hands or Holding her attention? Holding Hands
Red or Black? Black
Crayons or Paint? Crayons
Mountains or Beach? Beach (although I do like both)
Rain or Sunshine? Sunshine
Picnic in the park or Dancing in the club? Picnic in the Park
Silk sheets or Cotton sheets? Cotton

And now for the more personal questions. (Yes, you heard me snicker) As a single—and very attractive—man, what are you looking forward to in your life?
Hmmm..sounds like a leading question, but the answer would be that I am looking forward to sharing a few adventures with someone else. So I guess you could say I am looking forward to settling down a bit.

Do you consider yourself old fashioned in the ways of dating? Or do you welcome the new age of anything goes?
Split decision. I do consider myself old-fashion and I like some of the chivalrous traditions, but I also like some of the newer conventions on dating and relationships that allow either partner to initiate or take the lead.

When preparing for a date, what’s the one thing you make sure never to do?
Get myself too wrapped up in work before the date. Even if I just a make a minute or two to decompress before I meet that person, it helps me to focus on them and not bring my work along on the date (three’s a crowd).

What’s the one thing you make certain to do? Listen. I am pretty good at talking so I try to be equally good at listening.

What kind of woman dazzles you? I love confident, poised women. Not arrogant or haughty, just warm and confident. Someone with a nice smile and a clever wit.

If money were no object, where would you take that special someone? Patagonia, Chile. There are some amazing sites to see in that area. It is on my list to visit.

Do you believe in kissing on the first date? Absolutely.

Seth, thank you so much for coming back and talking with us. I know you are a very busy man, but, rest assured, we are so grateful that you took the time to be here. It is always a pleasure to chat with you.

And don't forget, romance fans, to come back to Past The Print and check out Seth's Wake-Me-Up Wednesday feature this week. You'll love his new photos!


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27 comments:

Tina Donahue said...

Nice, even though I like the Latin hotties better. :)

Renee Vincent said...

Well, I should have known...you've always been hard to please :-)

Sarah Hoss said...

Nice interview. He is a cutie! Thanks for sharing him with us!!!!

Tess MacKall said...

Seth sounds like a really nice man.Very grounded, but adventurous too. Great pics. I wish him well in his career.

And thanks for letting us get to know him a little, Renee.

Hugs,
Tess

Renee Vincent said...

Oh, Sarah, you KNOW I always share. I'm not greedy. Glad you stopped by!

Renee Vincent said...

My pleasure, Tess! He is by far one of the nicest men you will ever meet!

Virginia C said...

Hello, Seth! Thanks to you and Renee for another interesting interview with great photos. I hope you do find someone special--maybe someone with a buddy for your buddy Casey!

I have a background in advertising and sales, and I am interested not only in the finished product, but what goes into the making and marketing of a product. You have a background in marketing. What effects do think the continuing global recession has had on advertising and marketing? You stated that you were being cast in more lifestyle/editorial work. Do you think this is a reflection of downward economic trends? How has the way you market your career changed since you first started modeling?

Christine H said...

He's going to make someone very happy someday. What a Catch! ;)

Your career sounds awesome! Sounds like you live a very nice life.
I've been with the love of my life since I was 16. I so hope you find that special someone! :)

Christine

Katalina Leon said...

Thank you for the interview with Seth. He's terrific!
XXOO Kat

Lizzie Walker said...

OMG I am in love. Renee, where have you been hiding him? If I were a single woman I would snatch him up in a heartbeat!

I know you don't know this, but I am a sucker for salt/pepper hair. My guy has it and he makes me drool all the time. :-)

You have the best interviews and I can't wait to see Seth's new pictures from Wednesday!

Renee Vincent said...

Great questions, Virginia! Seth should be along soon.

Thanks Christine and Katalina for stopping by!

Lizzie...so glad you like Seth. And I, too, am a sucker for salt and pepper in a man's hair. I believe I confessed that to Seth already. But he'll have to confirm. haha

C.G. Powell said...

Loved the interview, good luck Seth!

Teresa K. said...
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Teresa K. said...

Seth & Renee,

This was a wonderful interview. Seth I'm glad your modeling career has done well for you, or we the readers would have not known you.
So far Seth, out of all the beautiful men Renee has interviewed your my favorite. All I can say is where have you been all my life.LOL

I'm going to my first class reunion in July in CT. High School were not my greatest memory. This is the 30th year reunion. And I'm going alone.

Do you want to be my escort Seth? LOL. I wish you so much success. My wonderful son is breaking into the business of cover modeling and I hope he's as successful as you are.

Bueno,
Teresa K.
tcwgrlup41(at)yahoodotcom

Sarah J. McNeal said...

I love that you adopted your beautiful dog fom a shelter, Seth. To me, that says so much about your character. Isn't life funny? You think you're going to end up in a certain career when, just because fate likes to be perverse, you end up somewhere else entirely. I hope you get that huge cover job, Seth. Best wishes.

lizarnoldbooks said...

Fabulous and fun. Wish I were single.

Renee Vincent said...

Just letting everyone know that Seth was very busy yesterday and couldn't get to your questions/comments. He's seen your posts and contacted me to let you know he will get to them this week.

Can't wait til tomorrow!!!

Hales said...

Why hello again Seth! Great to see you and to read more :)

Michael said...

He sounds like a sweetheart! What a catch!

S.Lira

Liz said...

Great interview of a great-looking man. Thanks for sharing, Renee.

Seth Mitchell said...

Wow, thank you all. I appreciate the kind words. Some good questions too.

My week has been a bit crazy so far, but I wanted to stop by and at least say hello.

@Virginia - I will take a shot at your question a little later this evening.

Have a great day all :)

Seth

Seth Mitchell said...

Good question Virginia.

Overall, companies reduced their marketing spend during the recession. For many that meant lower advertising dollars, reducing or cutting certain campaigns, and/or re-using existing campaigns (artwork, design, etc). From the modeling side, there were fewer jobs available and they paid less.

My move to more editorial/lifestyle work has been more a matter of my preferences and my look than any economic factors. Realistically, I’m 45 years old. I have a good “happy, family guy” look but I am still 45 and pursuing fashion & fitness work at my age is, at best, a difficult sell. As I mentioned in the interview, I still get some of that work when the client has something specific in mind and I fit the role, but the bulk of that work goes to models in their 20s.

I think if I have changed anything about my approach to marketing myself in the industry it has been to understand where I fit and going after those projects I am best suited for (versus those that are a stretch). I have also been lucky in that I am in the industry at a time where things are changing and there is more demand for models in their 40s.

If a corporation wants to sell a product to a baby boomer (a person born between 1945 and 1964) than they can’t show that product in the hand of a twenty-year old model. The audience (baby boomers) won’t believe it. I am a bit too young to be a baby boomer, but I am close enough that if I am holding that soda or wearing that sweater they can relate with me.

Another piece of good news is that while the recession is far from over, many projects have come online since January. I have seen more job requests in the last two months than the first half of 2010.

Seth Mitchell said...

@Teresa - Thank you for the kind offer. I didn't enjoy high school that much either. In fact, I ended up going to three different high schools do to family moves so making friends was not easy.

If it is any consolation, I stopped going to my HS reunions after I attended my 20th.

Virginia C said...

Thank you, Seth! I appreciate your thoughtful answers to my questions. I live in a very small town in the mountains of VA. I was an advertising sales rep for both our local newspaper and radio station. Believe it or not, it's harder to help a small business promote themselves with their precious advertising dollars than it is to convince larger companies to buy into a big media campaign. I did enjoy working with the smaller accounts on a one-to-one basis, custom-tailoring their ad copy so that it gave them the most for their ad money. At age 52, I am a "baby boomer". Sometimes, it's hard to think of myself as middle-aged, but that's what I am. I am neither young or old, but somewhere in the middle. Hopefully, I will always be young at heart. You brought up so many good points in your comments, and I applaud you for your very realistic perspective of your modeling career. I wish you much happiness and continued success! Be sure to come back and visit here and keep us all up to date : )

Becke Davis said...

Another great interview, Renee - glad to see Seth back again!

Gabrielle Lee said...

Great interview. Seth sounds like a very nice and down to earth gentleman.
Thanks for shareing such a candid interview.

Gabrielle

Gabriella Edwards said...

Didn't mean to ignore this, Renee and Seth, but it was a crazy Friday for me sans internet!

Love the interview, by the way and okay, now I'm going to have to adopt a dog (once the three cats in the house let me know it's okay, or move.) Casey is gorgeous and looks so sweet! Those eyes!

And Seth, Italian, huh? Hmmm...