I work the most as stylist and I like to create concepts and powerfull image with the models and photographers I collaborate with.
Modeling is a passion more than a work, and I know I'm to old and to "bizarre" looking and really to much big breasted to be a good fashion model.
But I really liked to do something different from the kind of shots I have in port, to work more with MUA and Hair Stylists and even other stylits.
I would like to shot differente mood, locations and concepts.
I'm quite good to explain and show to models how stand or move so I really liked to try to do the same in FRONT of a camera...
But it's quite hard to find good photographers interested to shot with me. I have a lot of request, but the most are for nude work and from ph I'm not interested to work with (not for free at least and not for nude).
So how can I do?
Nov 23 12 02:33 am Link
Washington, District of Columbia, US
Have you given serious consideration to transitioning to Styling rather than continuing in modeling? it is an excellent exit strategy...
To shoot Editorial Fashion? You've already answered this....
What make you think a commercial lens person is any different... You do not even come close to what a commercial shooter needs in their book for editorial fashion narratives...
_eMMe_ a desire to model editorial fashion, it isn't going to happen for individuals who are outside agency standards 5'9" 110 to 120lbs, size 0 to 2 (USA) dress, B-cup and editorial facial features i.e. high cheek bone, with prominent collar bones... those standards haven't changed much for decades... yes Dean Johnson is only 5'7", sometimes you get lucky... as a unique waif look model she was in the right place at the right time...
Nov 23 12 05:34 am Link
Thanks for your kind answer, but actually it wasn't the point, probably it's my poor english fault.
I WORK as stylist and AD, both for editorial and video.
Modeling is a passion and a second work, I don't won't do editorial: I don't want to do fashion modeling... I can't.
I just would like to do some beutiful, interesting shooting. Glamour, alternative, art, anything.
Nov 23 12 08:17 am Link
Gent, East Flanders, Belgium
Sell yourself and a good idea to a good photographer you're interested in working with. Don't expect them to come to you out of thin air AND bring a concept you've been dreaming about. Show him/her your dedication and admiration for his/her work in your message. Make them see how they would benefit from a shoot with such a passionate, inspiring model like yourself and how your look would work for what you propose. Be realistic about what he/she would want and be interested in (from my experience: fashion-nudes are a safe bet). Make their job easy, have thought about location/theme/moodboard/other teammembers in advance. And don't come across overly pushy in the process.
Nov 23 12 08:51 am Link
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
This all sounds good.
Nov 23 12 09:10 am Link
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
You can do a photographer search in browse, and look for photographers in you're area, or 10 - 100 miles outside of you're area, you can click on advance search and highlight more than one area of photography you may be interested in...
By the sounds of it you may like:
hair and make up
Also look for photographers who style of work you like/enjoy if you happen a folio you like or a shot you like you can ask the photographer about the shot> if it's possible for you to be able to try something like that with the photographer etc.
You seem nice, so just get out there and talk to photographers, there just people.
Nov 23 12 10:18 am Link
All interesting and kind answers, thanks
I wait for some more ideas...
AMUL I'm not so shy I'm my fashion studio pr, but I'm not very good in selling myself probably!
Nov 23 12 12:20 pm Link