MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/photographyatbaja
My name is Jair Ramirez and i´m 26 years old, i fell in love of photography a few years ago and it took me a short time to realize tha this is what i always wanted to do, in the begining i thougth it was just a hobbie but i cant help it to be really strict to myself everytime that i shoot and to be a perfectionist when its about what i want to transmit with every single photo, now i have dedicated over 5 years of my life to this great art, from family portraits, to models photoshoots, babys, landscape and Nightlife Photography...i just put myself in the situation and capture the essence of the moment and the people, now i have dedicated already over 6 years of my life to this great art, so if u will like to hire me, please leave a message.
Im ok with TFP but im very selective.
HOW TO GET PAID JOBS AS A MODEL
Many models on Mayhem seem to have the wrong idea about paid work. Here is the truth on how to get a legitimate job:
Start with an agency. Agencies find jobs for you. That’s what they do. They match models with clients and products. There is no such thing as too short or too curvy. Not all advertisements use size one, six foot tall runway models so let it go that your not that and go for it.
You do NOT get paid by a photographer...EVER. If you do, that is an agreement between you and them, but that is not customary at all. If you expect to get paid then most likely they will expect you to take your clothes off. At that point you can kiss the mainstream agencies goodbye and start thinking about your solo site.
Photographers are providing a very expensive form of expertise to you. They're providing an extravagant service. Each shoot costs them anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars. You are the Photographer’s client, not the other way around.
If you wish to get paid jobs, but don't want to go through an agency, then you need to do what agencies do. Look for companies who need models: Hair styling companies, boutique fashion stores, fashion designers, pay websites (huge revenue on websites), look for paid castings on sites like MM and craigslist. Take your portfolio and shop it to them. Those are the people that pay you for your work! (Not photographers) This is also how photographers get paid, unless they are hired by a model (because you are the client to a photographer if you go to them). Again, this is a courtesy to help those that are starting out understand how to get paid. There are plenty of agencies online with further information. Thanks.