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Model
Dixeia
Posts: 58
Rochester, New York, US


Be brutal honest with me.
Dec 10 12 07:12 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kev Lawson
Posts: 7,052
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Dixeia wrote:
Be brutal honest with me.

Ok, first we will get this out of the way, because every response will probably note this: your height is not agency standard - not for fashion anyhow. Now that this has been said, you have a cute look.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121106/15/50999a8e623a2_m.jpg
This image is probably your strongest as far as commercial / editorial looks go.

Personally I do not want to discourage anyone with desires and dreams; but I think you will have a really tough time getting legitimate agency representation.

Just my opinion, take it with a grain of salt.

Dec 10 12 07:20 am  Link  Quote 
Model
angel emily
Posts: 1,020
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Anyone can enter an agency to apply or attend an open call.

If you are to find representation with an agency, it will likely be a talent/hybrid agency.

It's not a bad thing - this is what I'm with and I do lots of TV commercials for businesses and products. smile  Fashion modeling is not the be-all-end-all of the modeling world.

You need a great commercial head shot that's appropriate for your market; a commercial/talent agency won't want to see 99% of your current portfolio.  Work with local agency photographers or commerical photographers, they know what clients like and want... don't bother with anyone else unless they shoot this kind of stuff because you'll end up with photos you can't use in the real world of commercial modeling. 

Good luck!
Dec 10 12 07:24 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Dixeia
Posts: 58
Rochester, New York, US


UltimateAppeal wrote:

Ok, first we will get this out of the way, because every response will probably note this: your height is not agency standard - not for fashion anyhow. Now that this has been said, you have a cute look.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121106/15/50999a8e623a2_m.jpg
This image is probably your strongest as far as commercial / editorial looks go.

Personally I do not want to discourage anyone with desires and dreams; but I think you will have a really tough time getting legitimate agency representation.

Just my opinion, take it with a grain of salt.

Thank you very much!! =] I like your response. That's what I'd like to know

Dec 10 12 07:38 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Dixeia
Posts: 58
Rochester, New York, US


model emily  wrote:
Anyone can enter an agency to apply or attend an open call.

If you are to find representation with an agency, it will likely be a talent/hybrid agency.

It's not a bad thing - this is what I'm with and I do lots of TV commercials for businesses and products. smile  Fashion modeling is not the be-all-end-all of the modeling world.

You need a great commercial head shot that's appropriate for your market; a commercial/talent agency won't want to see 99% of your current portfolio.  Work with local agency photographers or commerical photographers, they know what clients like and want... don't bother with anyone else unless they shoot this kind of stuff because you'll end up with photos you can't use in the real world of commercial modeling. 

Good luck!

Ooh thank you for advices!!

Dec 10 12 07:39 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
James S Kassanoff
Posts: 812
Washington, New Jersey, US


I love your upbeat attitude!  Keep it up; a wonderful and gracious attitude will serve you well no matter what you end up doing!  I had to break this same news to another young new model last week and I'm afraid I disappointed her because I never received a reply. :-(
Dec 10 12 07:50 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
udor
Posts: 22,011
New York, New York, US


UltimateAppeal wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121106/15/50999a8e623a2_m.jpg
This image is probably your strongest as far as commercial / editorial looks go.

LOL... That's the pic I picked in her other thread:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=870408   smile

Dec 10 12 07:59 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Photographe
Posts: 2,350
Bristol, England, United Kingdom


Whether you would get signed or not, you should go to the agent and get advice.

Too many models view go-sees as a target to achieve something.

It's just a hello, introduction, chat, get some advice, pick their brains.

It's either " no never", "yes", "maybe in future" or "not at this time".

Whatever the result, make it a good meeting.

Brutal honest, looks are great, go see some agents.
Dec 10 12 08:02 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Dixeia
Posts: 58
Rochester, New York, US


udor wrote:

LOL... That's the pic I picked in her other thread:

http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?thread_id=870408   smile

Oh!! Thank you so much. I didn't see it.. Wish I get a notification when someone quotes me haha

Dec 10 12 08:03 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Dixeia
Posts: 58
Rochester, New York, US


James S Kassanoff wrote:
I love your upbeat attitude!  Keep it up; a wonderful and gracious attitude will serve you well no matter what you end up doing!  I had to break this same news to another young new model last week and I'm afraid I disappointed her because I never received a reply. :-(

You won't disappoint me. My goodness I love your work!!!!!!!! I am probably going to be the toughest girl you have ever met. It's all thanks to my mom! Haha

Dec 10 12 08:05 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Dixeia
Posts: 58
Rochester, New York, US


Rollo David Snook wrote:
Whether you would get signed or not, you should go to the agent and get advice.

Too many models view go-sees as a target to achieve something.

It's just a hello, introduction, chat, get some advice, pick their brains.

It's either " no never", "yes", "maybe in future" or "not at this time".

Whatever the result, make it a good meeting.

Brutal honest, looks are great, go see some agents.

Haha everyone told to see see.. I don't know where to start. I found one online and just signed up for it even though I'm not sure if its illegimitical..(sp?)

Dec 10 12 08:11 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
B R U N E S C I
Posts: 25,319
Bath, England, United Kingdom


At 5'4" it doesn't really matter what you look like - no legitimate fashion agency will touch you. Period.

The only people that will be interested are talent and promotional agencies and scam outfits trying to sell you a "portfolio" or sign you (and 1000 other girls like you) up for a $10 per month "fee" to have your photo on their website and receive a few "castings" they've probably got from CL.

Your only realistic chance of making any money will be if you can act or sing, as a promotions llama (eg. at car shows) or shooting nudes for pay as an independent via MM and other sites like it.


Dixeia wrote:
Haha everyone told to see see.. I don't know where to start. I found one online and just signed up for it even though I'm not sure if its illegimitical..(sp?)

Don't pay them a cent!

See my remark above about so-called "agencies" who will charge anybody and everybody $10 per month to be on their website.




Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Dec 10 12 08:19 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Dixeia
Posts: 58
Rochester, New York, US


-B-R-U-N-E-S-C-I- wrote:
At 5'4" it doesn't really matter what you look like - no legitimate fashion agency will touch you. Period.

The only people that will be interested are talent and promotional agencies and scam outfits trying to sell you a "portfolio" or sign you (and 1000 other girls like you) up for a $10 per month "fee" to have your photo on their website and receive a few "castings" they've probably got from CL.

Your only realistic chance of making any money will be if you can act or sing, as a promotions model (eg. at car shows) or shooting nudes for pay as an independent via MM and other sites like it.



Don't pay them a cent!

See my remark above about so-called "agencies" who will charge anybody and everybody $10 per month to be on their website.




Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

you know.. I have seen a lot of people said, "Just my $0.02"
Heck what does that mean?! haha

Dec 10 12 08:23 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Neil Snape
Posts: 9,452
Paris, Île-de-France, France


What type of agency?

I shot for an agency in Montreal/Quebec City called Vizage. They rep girls that are just simply pretty and ignore the regular rules that a FASHION agency would.

How many places do that ?   Don't know, so you'll have to find ones that are similar in your locality.
Dec 10 12 08:30 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
James S Kassanoff
Posts: 812
Washington, New Jersey, US


Dixeia:  "Just my $.02" means "Just my two cents" which is a term used when somebody is providing their modest opinion on a given subject.
Dec 10 12 09:33 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark
Posts: 2,889
New York, New York, US


Just being honest no need for brutality.  You are right to ask though and my response is - don't waste time on trying to model, just keep it as a hobby.  You are too small, not drop dead gorgeous.  move on
Dec 10 12 06:46 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Chasidy Rex
Posts: 3
Colorado Springs, Colorado, US


I'm sorry, I know I'm new. But what Mark just said I find absolutely disgusting. Was Ann Ward on ANTM 'drop dead gorgeous'? No. She is a tall walking stick with a deep voice, but did that stop her? NO. She went on to win one of the cycles. Honestly, I think unique is what's preferred over any kind of pretty. Generally unique is pretty. If you want to model and it makes you happy, than what you should say is "screw it", because when it comes down to it, everyone has there own definition of beauty. And everyone is attracted to different looks and styles. As models what we worry about is the style of whatever we have booked. And new things come along a lot so who knows what look is needed and for what. I know this much.
Dec 12 12 08:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark
Posts: 2,889
New York, New York, US


you will soon realize only fools quote/refer to ANTM.  I didnt tell the girl to stop modeling just do it as a hobby.
Dec 12 12 09:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Dixeia
Posts: 58
Rochester, New York, US


Mark wrote:
Just being honest no need for brutality.  You are right to ask though and my response is - don't waste time on trying to model, just keep it as a hobby.  You are too small, not drop dead gorgeous.  move on

Thank you Mark! I like honesty. Haha, it's not my hobby actually. I'm just trying it out and see if I'm fit to be a model and realized that it's not my path. I love trying out many new things.

Dec 12 12 10:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Dixeia
Posts: 58
Rochester, New York, US


Chasidy Rex wrote:
I'm sorry, I know I'm new. But what Mark just said I find absolutely disgusting. Was Ann Ward on ANTM 'drop dead gorgeous'? No. She is a tall walking stick with a deep voice, but did that stop her? NO. She went on to win one of the cycles. Honestly, I think unique is what's preferred over any kind of pretty. Generally unique is pretty. If you want to model and it makes you happy, than what you should say is "screw it", because when it comes down to it, everyone has there own definition of beauty. And everyone is attracted to different looks and styles. As models what we worry about is the style of whatever we have booked. And new things come along a lot so who knows what look is needed and for what. I know this much.

Thank you very much. Well everyone has a different taste in beauty. I agree with you.

Dec 12 12 10:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
LA StarShooter
Posts: 1,797
Los Angeles, California, US


Chasidy Rex wrote:
I'm sorry, I know I'm new. But what Mark just said I find absolutely disgusting. Was Ann Ward on ANTM 'drop dead gorgeous'? No. She is a tall walking stick with a deep voice, but did that stop her? NO. She went on to win one of the cycles. Honestly, I think unique is what's preferred over any kind of pretty. Generally unique is pretty. If you want to model and it makes you happy, than what you should say is "screw it", because when it comes down to it, everyone has there own definition of beauty. And everyone is attracted to different looks and styles. As models what we worry about is the style of whatever we have booked. And new things come along a lot so who knows what look is needed and for what. I know this much.

You have derived your impression of what constitutes modelling from ANTM it appears. Ann Ward didn't actually land work after ANTM. She only did what she was guaranteed by the competition result.

Here's Ford: from their website and this for Los Angeles:  Open Call for Women

    Thursdays 4-5pm
    Ages 12-25
    Height 5’8-5’11
    Bring snapshots with you. Professional pictures not necessary.

So, how many Ford Models are shorter than 5 feet 8 inches? IN the lifestyle division which you will not find on their website as the New York lifestyle division of Ford does not hold open calls, it is said to be 5 feet 5-5feet 7 inches. People talk about a commercial division at Ford. If you called them and actually spoke to a non-robot you would find that Ford doesn't have one, but they do have a Lifestyle division.

I didn't look to see how tall you are.

Dec 12 12 11:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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