Keya D’large. I don’t remember where I met Keya, but after we met, I put her in my phone and kept her there. This was on that infamous first photo shoot. Keya was down, but not so down that she would sacrifice dignity and she let it be known up front. Yet she was not prude. This was my favorite out of the whole shoot. She was polite, professional, had creative input without being a backseat driver–she was a good model. And, unlike a lot of models I have worked with, she put in the effort and the hours even after the shoot to promote her self and her value. Many models think that good looks will just make them money, some think the photographer will promote them after the shoot, send them a check in the mail when some $$ is made.
But the best know, its sweat and hardcore pavement stomping that makes dem $$$’s. Keya D’large is no fool. It’s hard work, professionalism and knowledge of one’s industry that will get you where you want to be in the end…..good looks, guaranteed, will always fade.