MICHAEL BAILEY-GATES: "I’M AN ARTIST, OR I’D LIKE TO BE. THAT’S WHAT I DO HERE IN THE CITY, MODELING IS SOMETHING I DO AS A JOB ON THE SIDE."
10th August 2014
Who is Michael Bailey-Gates?
Born in Rhode island, moved to NYC 4 years ago to work on art projects and go to school.
What did you do before modeling?
I’m an artist, or I’d like to be. That’s what I do here in the city, modeling is something I do as a job on the side. It’s great though because you get to meet other photographers and artists. Most of the time photoshoots are when I get to see my friends, so I look forward to work.
If you weren’t a model what would you be?
The same thing I’m doing now, art wise. Probably have to get a second job somewhere….I used to work at the day care center at Bellevue Hospital when I first moved here. I don’t think I could go back to that, but I’d love to make art with kids that’s the best thing.
Your personal passion or hidden talents?
I played trumpet when I was kid … I was the school mascot in highschool for some events, Mr. Bronco.
Ten years from now (you will be…)?
Living in a big apartment in Chinatown with some windows ( dream big).
OK...because it’s kind of ok.
What’s no fun?
Leaks in the ceiling.
Current 'eye candy'?
A quote that sums you up:
“Follow your weird.”