Hi, All!! First off I work quite a bit so I don't always have time to update my Model Mayhem port -- so sorry. To see my current work please go to my website: www.vaughnstewartphotography.com
I am an agency approved photographer who was also signed as a model with Ford for many years -- so I know a lot about the ins and outs of the modeling industry. (My retro Ford Modeling comp card can be seen in my Model Mayhem port -- yeah it's funny and ah...old...lol
Currently I work testing models at the following NYC agencies or have worked with models at the following agencies:
Red Models NYC: www.rednyc.com
Fenton Moon: www.fentonmoon.com
Click Models: http://www.clickmodel.com/index.php
Colby Models: http://www.colbymodels.com/
MC2 Model Management: http://www.mc2mm.com/
...and more to come :-)
Being that I have been a model and am now currently testing models at NYC agencies, I feel that not only can I help with a model's portfolio, I can also guide him or her with what agencies are looking for -- believe me it's not just snapping a picture and handing it off to the potential model. Your photograph needs to grab the attention of who you are presenting it to. I don't want to pretend to know everything but with several years in the entertainment industry and my constant communication with agents regarding their model's portfolios I can definitely steer you in the right direction.
My day to day work consists of model tests and guidance with their portfolios, company work for social media promotions (which usually allows me to hire and pay models), ad campaigns, events and professional headshots for entertainers and those involved in the business world.
If I had to give a model a little advise on how to become successful in the world of fashion, I would say this: To begin with, NYC is not the only busy modeling city in the US or in the world. I was always going to other markets in the United States and abroad when I was with Ford and it was slow for me in New York City. Often times I made more money in other markets then I did in the City. Secondly, it's all about being smart -- knowing how to market yourself, getting to know people who have relationships with agencies, agents, designers, photographers, stylists etc. It's also important to be constantly working on your portfolio and getting comfortable in front of the camera. That sometimes means working for free and getting new photographs and more experience. Ask any photographer, there is nothing worse then a stiff model with one expression!!! Practice makes perfect and perfect gets paid modeling jobs!! Learn who you are as a model and capitalize on your strengths -- every photograph you have in your port should be selling you to your potential client.
My fees are reasonable for those of you that are trying to put your best foot forward in this industry. I'm available for photo shoots, portfolio consultations, general marketing questions and professional headshots if you are an actor or performer.
Lastly, I would like to thank all of you who have inspired me to work harder and harder so that I can get better at my craft while obtaining my goals. The unbelievable, relentless, attention that you give me (especially over the last few months) has given me the courage to challenge myself with amazing results. I can't believe how often you think about me! I thank you and MD thanks you ;-)
Thanks, all!!! I look forward to hearing from you! Please go to my website for contact information or reach out to me right here on MM!! Have a good one!