Take a look at this amusing short video of two young models taking part in a photo shoot.
Some questions immediately came to my mind. One is that the models seemed to be robotic in the way they shifted poses, as if the entire sequence was choreographed. Is this standard for such things? Are models practiced in a specified spectrum of poses that they cycle through? Also, when his pants fell down, both models stopped in mid-pose while someone else came and pulled them up. Why did the model not pull up his own pants? Is there some rule at work here too?
A broader question is why fashion models often have such sullen expressions like these two. They are presumably being used to sell some merchandise. Do glowering models sell more stuff than cheerful ones? When I see an ad, I am more likely to linger on someone who looks happy than someone who looks like they are bored out of their minds or pouty or even angry.
Clearly there are many things about the world of modeling and marketing that are opaque to me. Anyone able to clarify?