Koval NYCPhotographer Male Seattle, Washington, US
My Website: InstagramMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/pkoval
Mayhem # 3237666
About MeI'm a professional and established fashion photographer. I live in NYC and work in NYC and LA. Recently, I had to be in the NW more often for family, so I'm using this site to look for models in the NW area that either need testing for their portfolio's or model coaching. I can help evaluate your current portfolio, suggest where I see things could improve, shoot a test with you to gain a few better images for your book, or for younger/newer models having a shoot as a training session. Modeling and shooting should be fun, and is done in a relaxed atmosphere.
I work with most of the modeling agencies in NYC and LA, so I have a good understanding of what those markets are looking for in terms of imagery. I'm not a casting director or scout.
A lot of people have dreams of becoming a model, but in reality it's only a very small percentage of people that can make a living off of it. A good portion of the reason is because they have bad images in their portfolio's. I can at least help evaluate your potential realistically or give you better images to give you a better chance. The reality is a model's career is short and limited. An average fashion model is between 16 and 24. If you're older and never modeled and now want to, you've got an uphill battle unless you have some coaching. I don't recommend fashion modeling if you're younger than 16 even though there is a small market for young fashion.
If you're a local model to the NW and you know you're not 'model' agency qualified do to height, and you have a great look, there is still a chance you can model for print or commercials.
My credentials are built up over the last 20 years. I've shot for Elle, Bazaar, Vogue, Marie Claire, as examples of editorials, and numerous campaigns. I've helped many models excel at what they do, including some very established supermodels today.
If you want to just be a part time model, shooting occasionally with local photographers because it's helps your ego and you always wanted to be a model but deep down know you can't, there is nothing wrong with that. My service won't be very helpful to you. I only shoot TFP with a very select few and I'll contact you if I'm interested in that.
Feel free to contact me via my Inbox, or follow me on Instagram @kovalnyc