Sometimes we have new bags that we’re so excited to get up in the shop we can hardly control ourselves.
Unfortunately, when these awesome new bags are man bags it makes it kind of difficult…especially when Meatbagz is made up of two chicks. While we have conned various male relatives to pose for us in the past, none were readily available this time around, and honestly, we couldn’t wait. So, we did what any self respecting Meatbagz chicks would do:
We found our biggest, clunkiest, manliest boots and tried to stand around like a guy.
Here’s Kate, our not-really-male model getting one of our new bags (Unissued Italian Air Force…and it’s got a pocket that’s the perfect size for an ipad or small laptop! Seriously now, how cool is that?) camera ready. After a vote it was decided that due to our inability to get a guy to model in a timely fashion that, between the two of us, Kate would have to do it. Partly because she’s got the biggest feet and partly because Mackenzie said she was the manliest. There was a bit of a split vote there for awhile, but Mack can be pretty convincing.
After all, we will stop at nothing for the perfect photo.
Because, let’s face it, when selling on-line, you know what people like? Nice photos.
Or so we’re told.
When not posing as a male model, Kate is also required to help with the lighting. In this case, there was a shadow that was driving her nuts (which Mackenzie didn’t even notice). Obviously this led to a ten minute search for a flashlight and a totally ridiculous scene where she had to cram herself into a corner so she didn’t block any of the light that the pic actually needed. Totally necessary. And, for the record, we didn’t use any of those flashlight pics. Because the flashlight, it turns out, made absolutely no impact on the shadow one way or another.
Of course, when it came to how the bags would actually hang on the human body, there was no denying that Kate, in fact, is not a guy. Thank God. But we figured by that point Meatbagz fans would get the man bag aspect of the man bags. Plus when Mack’s little brother is free we’re totally replacing the body pics with photos of him.
But aside from the inherent non-maleness of the shot, there’s also the ever present question of what to do with one’s hands during a full body shot. It never ceases to be an awkward, awkward problem. Thank goodness Kate’s a consummate professional and you could never tell that this is an issue.
But somehow…somehow…we eventually managed to get some shots that properly express the awesomeness and personality of our bags.
Or even this.
And while we try to track down Sam to force him to be our man model, we figure in the meantime Kate’s feet are manly enough to do for now.