I recently modeled once again for 850 Business Magazine. This was for a story about being tethered to technology and not taking in the world around us. Seems to be something that is weighing on a lot of us right now as we all get sucked into updating and checking our dozens of social media outlets, texts and emails. For this piece, I would be posing in several different ways and they would all be merged together showing my rudeness. It worked great for the final piece.
You can see how the piece looked in the print edition by checking out the Digital Flipbook. And there’s a video that was put together, too. This was edited by Rowland Publishing’s Digital Services Producer Chelsea Moore.
One of the perks of my time spent working at Rowland Publishing was that I occasionally got to model for the various magazines. It was fun, broke up the routine and got me out of the office for a couple hours. Long-time readers of the various Rowland Publishing publications may have recognized me over the years as any number of characters: exasperated husband, upset manager, skeptical friend of vegetarian, and outdoor lawn gamer. And I’ve shared the fun with my family and was able to get my daughter in Tallahassee Magazine twice — one of those times on the cover even!
That’s where my daughter trumped me. For as often as I have appeared in the publications, none of my appearances had been on a cover. And I hadn’t been in 850 — The Business Magazine of Northwest Florida either. So when lead designer Tisha Keller came to me and asked if I would be on the cover of 850, there was only one thing I could say: “I thought you’d never ask.”