Here’s your chance to dive into modeling
The old Hollywood tune “You Oughta Be in Pictures” is getting a local makeover.It goes something like, “You oughta be in the Hot Springs Pool brochure … 12 people of all ages are needed … it pays a hundred bucks … and one guy’s got to do a back flip.”Barry Manilow it ain’t, but hit songs aside, the Hot Springs Pool will hold a search for models from 3 to 6 p.m., Thursday, April 18. Appointments are not required.The photos will be used for the pool’s marketing campaign, which includes a new brochure and updated website. There will be four half-day photo shoot sessions, on April 23, 24, 30 and May 1. Each model receives $100 and a little special attention the day of the shoot.”We’ll be bringing in a photographer, stylist and crew,” said Shelly Kunkel, art director for Edwards-based Hill & Company, which the pool hired for the session.The theme of the brochure is “family fun,” and the following models are needed:-Six children (boys and girls) from 5 to 8 years old.-One boy or girl 7 to 9.-One boy or girl from 12 to 14.-One, senior man, 60 to 75.-One 35- to 45-year-old woman.-Two, 35- to 45-year-old men, one of whom must be able to execute a back flip.The flip will be done from the diving board, and the model will be captured upside down.”We’re aiming for campy,” Kunkel said.Some of the scenes will have a 1950s feel.One scene shows a family arriving at the pool in street clothes, luggage in tow, at the start of their summer vacation. “We’re thinking about having the parents jumping in the water,” Kunkel said.Another scene will be shot from above, and will show kids in water wings doing synchronized swimming with Esther Williams smiles.There will be two portraits with single models. One will show a senior citizen in goggles and a towel. “We need someone with a lot of character in his face,” Kunkel said. The other portrait will be of a kid in goggles and swim cap.Although the photography sessions will employ lights, ladders, reflectors, makeup and special wardrobe pieces from California, the April 18 tryouts are very basic.”We’ll use a digital camera for head shots,” Kunkel said.Interested candidates should report to the business office at the Hot Springs Pool Athletic Club at 401 N. River Road, anytime from 3 to 6 p.m.Rick Souders of Golden will be the photographer. Other Hill & Co. clients include Vail Cascade Resort & Spa, the Grand Junction Visitors Bureau, and Telluride Mountain Visitor Services, Kunkel said.For more information, call Hill & Co. at 970-926-6700, ext. 256.
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