Photography by Tony Ward, Copyright 2017.
Text by Sidnie Burton
BREAKING ALL THE RULES
Some say as you get older you should “act your age”…..dress your age, (age appropriate, etc.) I’m a model, and in this “young” industry it can be hard to carve out a niche for yourself. Sure their are age appropriate commercial print and catalog. But what about fashion, lingerie and swimsuit modeling. Something not too long ago was….should I say…Taboo! Telling a particular client my age could be my undoing. Even though I and others can still pull it off. Shooting with Tony Ward has taught me a lot about “age appropriate”. even a lot about myself. And like Tony said “today’s older women are sexier and in better shape than some women half their age”. Shooting on the beach of Atlantic City was exhilarating. And in this particular case….swimsuit modeling, was “breaking the rules” and stereotypes. I for one praise the rule breakers in this competitive profession. And plan to be that rule breaker myself. If rules were never broken, and stereotypes kept ongoing in their dark place, instead of being seen as an ancient closed minded way of thinking. This shoot would, or could never have happened. I hope to inspire and be testament to women of my age group to never give up on “Sexy”. So here is to all the rule breakers, trailblazers, and to the photographers with the foresight to set that ball in motion. Salute!
Model: Sidnie Burton
Agency: Main Line Models & Talent
Bathing Suits: Victoria’s Secret
Jewelry: Betsy Johnson
Hats: Sun and Sand Headwear, Nine West
Location: Margate, New Jersey