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Photographer

-Ira

Posts: 2187

New York, New York, US

Apparently there is an agency for you, http://www.ugly.org/UGLY-MODELS/

FWIW - Scanning through their book I certainly don't think their models are ugly.  Less traditional might be a better description.


Edits:  Whoops, apparently this is not new to MM:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=862114
http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=511686
http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=827619
http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=819911

Jan 31 13 11:52 am Link

Model

Aah

Posts: 79

Los Angeles, California, US

Jan 31 13 11:58 am Link

Model

Paige Morgan

Posts: 4058

New York, New York, US

Their NY offices closed a few years back due to the lack of projects for just alt types.

The London branch survived since they have some more commercial types in addition to the alt/characters.

Jan 31 13 12:01 pm Link

Photographer

Maura Housley

Posts: 540

Baltimore, Maryland, US

Amanda Ashley Harris wrote:
WOW...
For the alt models/character actors or guiness book of world records people with freaky abilities, it works and the cheeky concept is really cool. They are making a bold statement by having an agency dedicated to it...But for the others, this is really just kind of sad and looks like a rip off scam.

Actually a reputable character agency. But their NY office did close.

Jan 31 13 11:50 pm Link

Model

Sirensong

Posts: 2173

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Amanda Ashley Harris wrote:
WOW...
For the alt models/character actors or guiness book of world records people with freaky abilities, it works and the cheeky concept is really cool. They are making a bold statement by having an agency dedicated to it...But for the others, this is really just kind of sad and looks like a rip off scam.

I have been with Ugly for years and know many many others who are part of the agency.
The money is usually pretty damned good and you get all kinds of cool jobs smile

Feb 01 13 06:37 am Link

Model

Rachel-Elise

Posts: 1650

Grand Rapids, Michigan, US

Do they sign with international talent? I'm thinking about doing the "agency rounds" again, but the ones here are really unprofessional... >.

Feb 01 13 07:45 am Link

Model

Evie Wolfe

Posts: 1201

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

They are awesome, and really well respected.
One of these days I will get up the nerve to go for a walk in smile

Feb 01 13 07:50 am Link

Model

Jojo West

Posts: 972

Silver Spring, Maryland, US

If they represent internationally I'm all about it. I emailed them, what the heck, who knows. tongue

Feb 01 13 07:57 am Link

Photographer

D-Light

Posts: 618

Newcastle, Limerick, Ireland

Sirensong wrote:
I have been with Ugly for years and know many many others who are part of the agency.
The money is usually pretty damned good and you get all kinds of cool jobs smile

If you're with the agency, ugly must have a completely different meaning to what I always thought it had.

Feb 01 13 08:04 am Link

Model

Rachel-Elise

Posts: 1650

Grand Rapids, Michigan, US

Meh, I'll email them. Who knows? smile

Feb 01 13 08:09 am Link

Model

Jojo West

Posts: 972

Silver Spring, Maryland, US

Rachel-Elise  wrote:
Meh, I'll email them. Who knows? smile

smile exactly.

Edit:

They only take UK based models...darn. If only I could convince my hubby to move back to the UK...the industry is so much more varied there. hmm

Feb 01 13 08:15 am Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

I hadn't heard of this before but the list of models really confused me and maybe that's part of the problem it didn't work in NYC. I see such a wide range of individuals - from the absolutely stunning, to fashion and glamour types , to unique and interesting characters, to "what the hell?" that it makes me wonder who they wouldn't accept?

And if it doesn't give the perception that their is some exclusivity in their representation, what is this company offering other than a database of people with photos? Why not just pick someone off the street if you're a client?

Much of the allure of an Agency model is that you know they meet certain standards, but it's also that you know they are discerning in who they represent. So there is the perception by the client that they're getting something in-demand and special.

I'm actually very surprised, other than as a short-term novelty, that this company would thrive.

Feb 01 13 08:19 am Link