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The Fabulous Adventures of Astera: Writer/Actress for Hire

Meet Astera (aka: me), a star in her own mind. Our plucky little heroine has embarked on not one but two difficult, low-paying career paths: writing and acting. Witness the menial jobs! The unreasonable demands! The quirky friends and family! And the glimmer of success just ahead! Through it all, Astera maintains her core beliefs: 1) She is destined to be fabulous 2) Everything is more fun with a cocktail.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

A New Look

Isn't it amazing what a little makeup and the right lighting can do? I think I look totally different here than I do in the two pictures in the post below!

Yesterday, I had the chance to do a test shoot with a photographer. Normally, I am very leery of such things because the "photographers" are usually amateur men looking for women to do topless shots for them. But this woman was really nice and talented and totally legit. Check out her work. The deal was that we'd do a few commercial shots for me to see if I could get something I might like to use for a new headshot or a comp card. Then we'd go crazy and do some unusual looks. I brought along my makeup artist friend, and she transformed me! I thought the look was pretty wild, but the photographer wanted to push it even further. Unfortunately, we ran out of time.

If you want to, you can view all the photos from the shoot. Let me know if you have any favorites!

In other news, I had an audition last Friday for a Safeway industrial film (one of those cheesy training videos they make employees watch) and one on Monday for a voiceover radio spot for a car dealership. I didn't book either job, but that brings my audition total up to four for the month. That's more than I had in the past three months combined! Let's hope things are picking up for me.


  • At 11:23 AM, Anonymous Sarah said…

    I love that pic. So fun and expressive. I wanted to view them all, but the link isn't working.

  • At 11:30 AM, Blogger Astera said…

    Oops! I fixed the link now. Yes, this photo and the ones below are all by the same photographer. It was a fun shoot!

  • At 9:16 AM, Anonymous Mr.Pink said…

    WOW!!!! My wife is HOT!!!!!!!!You look great baby!


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