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CARLA MURTEIRA RECOGNIZING & SHOWCASING FASHION BRANDS TALENTS & CREATIVES IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY, AROUND THE WORLD


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Lucie Loete info@lucieloete.nl @Lucieloete Country Netherlands State / Region Zeeland Fashion Designer

What are your goals and how do you see yourself progressing in the field Lucie? I am now working on an exclusive collection; I tend not to be bound by Seasons. The plan is to produce low quantities because I want to put a lot of handwork in many pieces. So every part is unique. How do you communicate with people Lucie? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements? People who buy my clothes usually like the style, so I don't have to make changes. I am patient and enthusiastic. If you had to do it over again, what would you change Lucie? I am just starting up, so I expect to make mistakes, but I like to see them as an opportunity to grow in my creativity. Who is your hero Lucie, and how have they helped you get to where you are? My hero is my father. He was creative in every aspect of his life. He is the one who took me to the Academy of arts, every Sunday morning when I was only a little girl. When he suddenly died, I enrolled for the academic to become a fashion designer. I was unique because of my age. I started five years ago when I was 42. He would have loved this. I think of him with every show I do, every design I make. How vital are creative education courses Lucie? Have you taken any, and did you find them useful? I did four years on the academic in Sint Niklaas, graduated June 2016. I learned so much! How to put my ideas and concepts into clothes. I also did workshops knitwear, screenprinting, laser cutting, silk painting,... I love to learn new things! Do you have any tips for someone who is just starting out in the industry? Work hard, dream harder! Image 001 (last one) photographer: Joost van Hoey @joostvh_photography Model: Lorien Verachert @lorienslife Mua: Jill Maria Platteaux @ jillmariaplatteaux All the other pictures: Photographer: Jan en Jorre @janjorre Model: Emily Jeanne @emily_jeanne Mua: Kim Theylaert @kim_theylaert


“I am just starting up, so I expect to make mistakes, but I like to see them as an opportunity to grow in my creativity.�


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Chandu Leandro chanduleandro@gmail.com @chandu_leandro https://www.facebook.com/leandrofotografie/ Country India State / Region mumbai Photographer Photo Credits: Photographer:Chandu Leandro @chanduleandrophotography

Chandu Leandro

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Mapoo Magracia Photographer


Of course my family, my children, they are my inspirations in everything I do. They are the one Mapoo Magracia yes@iammapoo.com @iammapoo https://iammapoo.com Country Philippines State / Region Metro Manila Photographer ABOUT My journey in photography started in 2013. It was not intentional as I was looking for something that I can do aside from doing IT stuff. I chose to study photography as I was so curious why some of my friends are doing something on their camera before shooting things as I think that it is just as simple as clicking it and, viola, you have the picture on your camera. So I decided to explore what's in it, as I heard some of my friends talking about aperture, shutter speed and iso, and others things, which is unfamiliar to me and never been heard before :) I bought an entry-level camera and enrolled in photography, learned the basics, but it doesn't stop there as I was so curious, again, about lighting, and I found my self almost enrolling everything about photography and continue learning things and techniques, and so on... And after six months of studying it, I was given an opportunity to shoot commercially, and the rest

who keeps me inspired. We all make mistakes Mapoo; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer; you want to you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague. Measuring lights are the things I always forgot when I am just starting in photography. Before once I on the views and shoot my subjects, I already forgot to measure lights every time we change layouts, and it cost us a lot in post-processing. Measuring light is a MUST in this field. Mapoo, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs? Well, regarding delivery, I still believe that you can quickly deliver great images when you were shooting something that inspires you. In the world of commercial and advertising, your clients are the one who lay down layouts. Things that are out of your control anymore, it's either those layouts inspire you or not. At first, I am having a difficult time absorbing arrangements that don't encourage a lot, but I have already adjusted to the world of advertising. Before the shoot, clients will send you full layouts which include all the looks and mood of the images that they want, since it is sent ahead of time, you have all ample time to research and study the projects thoroughly, and this will help to inspire yourself to the project that you will do. Regarding prioritising clients, I haven't had yet overlapping clients as I do proper scheduling of the projects that I will do. But when the time comes, and you need to select projects that I will do, I'll go for the one who inspires me a lot, so it will also reflect on my images and deliver what my client is expecting. Quality will make you win clients. Please tell us Mapoo, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a

was history.

Photographer?

Our readers would love to get to know you more

Like what I've said, I do proper scheduling of my

Mapoo. Tell us about yourself, what is unique

clients. I do check out all the upcoming projects and

about you?

do the first thing that I think inspires me a lot, so it

I am Mapoo; I am from Manila Philippines. I

expecting. And then move to the next one.

started photography in 2013 when I took a break from my profession as an IT Consultant. At first, I just wanted to learn to operate my camera so I can take photos of my family and sceneries when we go on vacation, but maybe this is one of my callings, so I decided to continue to shoot and enhance my skills, and now, I do it as a profession too, shooting commercial and

will be easy for me to deliver what my client is

Mapoo, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully. I don't argue with people verbally; I always do something that I believe is the right thing to do and show it to them, so it will be easy for me to explain things that are better and reasonable than

advertising projects.

what the other is saying. In that way, you can prove

Aside but doing a typical shoot on products and

thing to do as they will see it for themselves too.

interior/exterior subjects, I do 360 also to make it

to them that your a solution is the doable and right

more dynamic.

Mapoo, please tell us about your proudest

Mapoo, what are your passion and aspiration in

There might be many, but there is always this

life? How did you start as a Photographer? At first, I was so confused about the things that need to be set when shooting a subject. I thought I only need to press that button and, viola, I captured and froze that moment, but my image was so different, way different, from what the other (experienced) photographers captured. We have the same subject, but their shots are way different from my balls. So I said to my self, this is not going to happen, I must understand and study thoroughly how to set those things, and the

professional accomplishment as a Photographer. proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why? Mostly are the images that I shoot personally as it is my time to express myself using my pictures. Mapoo, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it? Like what I've said, I am more creative when I do personal projects. Every time I shoot just for myself, I express and show my creativities. What advice would you give to the people who want to be

rest was history.

successful as a Photographer?

I love delivering stunning photos for commercial

Always treat yourself as a student of photography.

and advertising as well as for my project, and it never stops since I entered the photography

In this way, you will never stop learning and hone your skills as in this kind of field; there are no

world.

boundaries.

Who is your inspiration in life Mapoo? How do

Photo Credits:

you keep inspired?

Mapoo Magracia @iammapoo


Jeannette Weigelt jeannette@jeannetteweigelt.com @jeannette_weigelt_photography http://jeannetteweigelt.com Country Germany State / Region Berlin & Frankfurt Photographer ABOUT Today I'm a Photographer, but I started with studying Science of South East Asia, Africa and Latin America. I worked for some years as a coach for intercultural and personal development. I am genuinely interested in people and love to get to know and explore different people. Photography just happened to me. And I love it. Our readers would love to get to know you more Jeannette. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer? On the one hand, I am interested in people and love to peel their personality into my photos. On the other hand, I love creating and staging something new. In connection with a model always something unique arises. Jeannette, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer? Life itself is my passion. I am an explorer and always love to explore new people, things and places. I became a Photographer by chance. I had an agency with whom I offered musical teambuilding and needed continuously new emotional imagery. I was dissatisfied with the booked photographers and just did it myself. That's how I discovered my love for photography. Who is your inspiration in life Jeannette? How do you keep inspired? In retrospect, it is all my experiences and people who have been with me and believed in me. I am open-minded and always try to get better and create something new. That's a big motivation for me. We all make mistakes Jeannette; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer; you want to you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague. In one work, I gave preference to another Photographer because I thought he had more experience. Today I know that experience cannot compensate for the feeling of photography and I am grateful for this experience. Jeannette, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs? First and foremost, I try to build trust with my clients and want them to feel fully understood. When they realise that I have all their needs in mind, they can easier let go of their imagination and get involved in something new. Please tell us, Jeannette, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer? Sometimes I have several photo sessions in different places in one day, which can be very stressful. For me, it´s best to be well prepared for it. Jeannette, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully. As a photographer, I convince people by showing pictures or trying to create images in the head of my counterpart. Jeannette, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why? My proudest moment as a photographer was when I won a competition at the beginning of my career that meant a lot to me. Jeannette, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it? The following pictures are an excellent example of my creativity. Here I worked with coloured light for the first time. And… of course it was exciting and a challenge to get it the way I imagined it. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?* * Believe in yourself, practice a lot and do not give up when it gets difficult! Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of partnership you are looking for? Yes, I'm looking for good Stylists and Hair and Make-up Artists as well as brands who are interested in my kind of photography.

Jeannette Weigelt Photographer

Now for the best part Jeannette! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work. Photo Credits: Fotos: Jeannette Weigelt @jeannette_weigelt_photography Model: Rola Hinterbichler @rolabblades Dress Silver/Black-gold/Rosé: Vintage Dress Gold: Tillilli @tillilli.shop MUA: Jeannette Weigelt @jeannette_weigelt_photography & Rola Hinterbichler @rolabblades


TOM DE WIN PHOTOGRAPHER


Tom De Win focasfotografie@icloud.com @focas.be http://focas.be Country Belgium ABOUT I began with State / Region photography when our son was born. We bought a DSLR, and I wanted to know Olen what was possible with this camera. My adventure in photography started there. Photographer After a lot of self-study, I started my own business in 2016.

I'm specialised in the model, commercial and productphotography. Our readers would love to get to know you more Tom. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer? After I started with photography, I realised that I wasn't getting enough satisfaction out of my pictures. I wanted them to be better and learned Photoshop. With this tool, I was getting the results I wanted. I could retouch my pictures in a professional way, a commercial way. Then I knew that this was what I wanted. So I became a commercial photographer. I do models and products. For me, they are the same. A model is just a big product, and they both must be presented at their best. Tom, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer? I started as a photographer when I wanted to know what all the buttons on my new DSLR were for. I wanted to know what the possibilities were. I didn't like the "auto"-mode. My passion is to see my pictures published and used in the commercial industry. I want to look at a picture and say that that one is mine. Who is your inspiration in life Tom? How do you stay inspired as Photographer? I consider myself as a good photographer and retoucher, but there are a lot of them that are way better. They inspire me. I look up to them and want to reach their level. Photographers like Michael Woloszynowicz, Julia Kuzmenko, Peter Schafrick, Vadim Chiline, ... We all make mistakes Tom; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back? When I started shooting models, I saw a lot of pictures on Facebook with covered nudity and they were getting a lot of "likes". I thought this was the way to go. When I now think about it, it was not the way to go. Although I did get a lot of "likes", it didn't make me a better photographer. Tom, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients? I always listen very carefully to clients. What they want is the most important. After listening to them, I come up with ideas witch may help to improve their wishes. But I always keep in mind what they want. Please tell us, Tom, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family? My family comes first, no matter what. But they support me very much with my business. My social life and photography go side by side. When you want to achieve something in photography, you get to know a lot of people in photography. Tom, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work. There was a time when I was shooting with a model, and she mostly did erotic shoots. On set, she always was trying to put an erotic element in the shots. I told her that that didn't make her a better model. I convinced her do leave all the nudity behind and go for a natural look fully clothed. These were her best pictures ever. Tom, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. It was the first time a company hired me to shoot their products. I was so proud to see my pictures on their website and the boxes of the products. Tom, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it? It was when I was shooting for my portfolio. It was a shot of a drink in water. The challenge was very exciting. The lighting, the compositing, the retouching, ... It is displayed on the homepage of my website. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?* * Do things of witch you think you are not capable of doing them. Get out of your comfort zone. Do things of witch you are sure you will fail the first time and do them again and again. Challenge yourself. Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for? I would like to collaborate with local brands in Belgium. Belgium is a very small country, and all the big brands get their pictures from the main office abroad. But with local brands, I believe it can be a win-win situation. Now for the best part Tom! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work. Photo Credits: Photography and retouching: Tom De Win Model Cover photo 1 & 2: Nathalie Van Hove Model Photo 1: Nathalie Van Hove Model Photo 2: Charlotte van der Eycken Model Photo 3: Nathalie Van Hove Model Photo 4: Nathalie Van Hove Model Photo 5: Laura Ballet Model Photo 6: Nathalie Van Hove Model Photo 7: Sarah Jacobs Model Photo 8: Shari Danckers Model Photo 9: Shari Danckers Model Photo 10: Yannick Van Thielen


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My passion is to see my pictures published and used in the commercial industry. I want to look at a picture and say that that one is mine.


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WHEN I STARTED SHOOTING MODELS, I SAW A LOT OF PICTURES ON FACEBOOK WITH COVERED NUDITY AND THEY WERE GETTING A LOT OF "LIKES". I THOUGHT THIS WAS THE WAY TO GO. WHEN I NOW THINK ABOUT IT, IT WAS NOT THE WAY TO GO. ALTHOUGH I DID GET A LOT OF "LIKES", IT DIDN'T MAKE ME A BETTER PHOTOGRAPHER.


Carla Mu


urteira

Carla Murteira carla55murteira@gmail.com @carlaramax https://carla22murteira.wixsite.com/carlaramax Country Germany State / Region Berlin Actor ABOUT I live my fantasy. I work as a model, but acting is my niche. Acting is not only my art, but it also becomes my reality, and I get lost in it. Growing up in different countries around the world, Mozambique, Chile, Nigeria, Berlin etc. and travelling across Europe, Africa and even setting my foot in the Middle East in Lebanon, I developed a broad sense of adventure, and more importantly, an ability to change myself, at will, to anyone I could imagine. I also have a nerdy side where I study physics and chemistry as a double major, so you can assume that The Big Bang Theory is my ultimate fantasy and that I know all the lines of The Lord of The Rings trilogy, well I do. I like to shock people; I'm carlaramax. Our readers would love to get to know you more Carla. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer? I am creative and like to push the limits of what I'm given, whatever it may be. I love to invent new concepts; I want to do what no one has ever done and gone where none have gone, and I never give up. I'd say the unique thing about me is my face, I am not conventional in any sense, and somehow, it works. Carla, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as an Actor? I want to inspire those around me, every girl that thinks less of herself, every mother who thinks its too late and every lost young adult; there is a way if you make a move. I have always lived in my fantasy as a child but now the world I created lives around me. I have a desire to be creative in everything I do, and acting/modelling is the perfect platform for me to be as free as I want to be. My first shoot was arranged through a photographer that contacted me, he said I had a fascinating look, and he'd love to capture it, I guess with me its always one word, "interesting" or "unique”. Who is your inspiration in life Carla? How do you stay inspired as Actor? I get inspiration from real people around me that have succeeded despite significant drawbacks and struggles; I also get inspired from my travels, the beauty of the landscape is so exhilarating it compels me to get out there and follow my dreams. We all make mistakes Carla; we wish we could take back. What was the error you made in the past that you want to you can bring back? I am no stranger to making mistakes; in fact, I welcome them as they force me to grow. If I had to choose one error that affected me the most, it would be one I made at the tender age of 16. I was not a typical teenager, I didn't go to sleepovers, I didn't own a cellphone, and on top of that I was always the tallest, and if there was another girl as tall as I was, she was much thinner. I was not skinny, I was not blonde, and I didn't have brightly coloured eyes. I couldn't see the beauty in my bushy eyebrows, my tiny nose and my long palm tree legs. I only saw my self as different when I should have seen myself as unique and beautiful. Carla, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients? I tend to get along with almost anyone due to my international background, and I believe that excellent communication gets better results. I am focused towards the goal, and I make sure that we reach it. Please tell us, Carla, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family? Family comes first. I make the time for the essential things in my life and schedule work hours for all of my projects; I am flexible. Carla, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully. It is important to me that the desired goal of the client/photographer is reached and that they are satisfied with the result, once that is accomplished I tend to bring up any creative ideas I may have which usually sparks an interest as I get along with the client/photographer very well, relationships are key. I had a studio shoot planned with a photographer, and after some time, once we got our shot, I was able to convince him to shoot outside as well, he was pleased with the results and so was I. Carla, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as an Actor. I am proud when I see improvement; my proudest moments are where I can inspire others. Lately, I have been getting such great feedback on my work and new clients contacting me, but most importantly, the exposure and constant support from others who both agree with and are inspired by my message "different are always beautiful." Carla, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it? While in South Africa I worked on an underwater shoot with German photographer Kim Raaf, the water was icy, and I had some difficulty keeping a strong face while holding my breath. We soon found a solution (letting out some air before shooting), and I was able to stay underwater for more extended periods of time. Once we got the shot we needed, we came up with the idea to shoot between the reeds/lily pads for a darker themed shoot, and the results were phenomenal. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as an Actor?* * I think the best way to be successful is to learn from your own experiences, without growth you cannot succeed and we all take a different road, the best advice I can give is to be confident in yourself, you cannot expect others to be interested in what you have to offer if you are not. Never make the mistake of thinking you have nothing more to learn, growth is constant, and those who stop growing as artists are the ones that don't make it. Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of partnership you are looking for? I love to work with talented and creative artists, I want to push boundaries, and I want to inspire others to be more adventurous and not confined by perceptions. My dream collaboration as an Actress would be to play a tough yet mysterious character in a fantasy film or to play a strong and empowering woman in a historical movie. As a model, my ideal collaboration would be a new and inspiring fashion statement (targeting woman who need motivation), a sporting campaign or an exotic beauty editorial that breaks the typical barriers of what beauty is. Photo Credits: Photographer: Nicole Phillips Photographer: Allan Desmet Photographer: Mike Mullane @mikemullanephotographer Photographer: Billy Henry @billy_henry_images Photographer: Billy Henry @billy_henry_image Photographer: Billy Henry @billy_henry_image Photographer: Billy Henry @billy_henry_image Photographer: Mike Mullane @mikemullanephotographer Photographer: Billy Henry @billy_henry_image Photographer: Mike Mullane @mikemullanephotographer Photographer: Kim Raaf @kimraafphoto


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I am creative and like to push the limits of what I'm given, whatever it may be. I love to invent new concepts; I want to do what no one has ever done and gone where none have gone, and I never give up. I'd say the unique thing about me is my face, I am not conventional in any sense, and somehow, it works.


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Family comes first. I make the time for the essential things in my life and schedule work hours for all of my projects; I am flexible.

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I love to work with talented and creative artists, I want to push boundaries, and I want to inspire others to be more adventurous and not confined by perceptions.

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Nicole Wojtkiewicz


Nicole Wojtkiewicz nicolewojoco@gmail.com @nicolewojoco Country United States State / Region Colorado Model ABOUT I am a 20-year-old woman who lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Throughout elementary school and middle school, I was a professional dancer in ballet, hip-hop, jazz, tap and lyrical for eight years. I stopped before high school because I wanted to focus more on my education. During high school, I did small jobs here and there for modelling. I didn’t start kicking things into gear until a little over a year ago. This being my career as a model and an advocate. I currently work as a hostess and a nanny. While I was in high school, I was able to volunteer for many charities. Help the school out with events track events. Making and delivering Valentine’s Day cards for a local senior home. Organizing the food bags that would go out every Thursday for kids who didn’t have a lunch. I have also volunteered at an elementary school in Denver where I helped out with their field day and was an assistant second-grade teacher. Recently I worked with a store similar to goodwill where I organised the clothes made dinner for the volunteers and help hold the food drive. I’ve tried to always give back to my community. Being a model, I don’t see myself as a model. I consider myself as a role model as well. That being someone who speaks for others. Someone who has a voice and isn’t afraid to use it. That is me, ask my 4th-grade teacher, she always caught me trying to talk, but I still had something to say. That never stopped me from being me. A woman who ever had to stand up for what she firmly believed in. I had power. When I was growing up, that was my power. It still is, and I want to be able to use that to be an advocate to stand against the stigma against suicide. I want to be an advocate for schools elementary school the younger generation mainly. I want to be able to provide the next generation with the same mindset that I had growing up. That no matter what your circumstances are growing up in life it is not what defines you. It’s your choices that define you. Experience will give you opportunities, but life will test you. Make you break down to your last point. It’s you who decides the choice, are you going to sit there and wait for life to change. Sit there and listen to the negativity thinking of it as a failure. Or you can make a difference. Find a new way around it. Show people young and old what you have to start doing to change your life positively. How to stay focused when life gives you your greatest tests. It’s not easy, but I don’t feel there enough recourses out there that are promoting life skills that help you balance stress. There are studies about working out and trying to change your diet, but I want to focus on the mindset. How to keep your mind healthy. Offering the younger generation guidance towards ways to cope with their struggle. I am not finished there. Being a model, I do have goals. I want to be on the cover of Vogue(British, Italia, and more) I will walk the Victoria secret runway one day. Be able to put the wings on and fly. One day I will be in sports illustrated and get rookie of the year. These are only half of what I see my self in accomplishing for my career. Currently, I use my Instagram to promote self-worth, positivity, and little daily reminders of how to stay on track to a healthier lifestyle. Our readers would love to get to know you more Nicole. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer? I can offer hope. Hope that someone is out there making a difference. Shifting things towards the right direction for the next generation. I am Unique because I am a polish woman who works two full-time jobs, but I do it with a smile. I will always keep a good head on my shoulders even if you feel like it’s the worst day I always try to find the silver lining. You always have to see the good, and that is me someone who can see the good. Offer kindness, offer grit and resilience. Nicole, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model? I am passionate about modelling it made me speak up and have more confidence in myself embracing the real me. I found it so natural to sit in front of the camera and develop a whole new character! My aspirations are to be involved in the community constantly, to speak about topics no one wants to talk about. Support the issues that have a strong belief in. Who is your inspiration in life Nicole? How do you stay inspired by Model? The people that inspire me are my mom and my dad. Without them, I don’t know who I would be. My father passed away in this last September due to suicide. I refused to let his death change the way I looked at him. He taught me how to speak my mind. He taught me how to live life and live it without any fear go for it. My father taught me how to be confident and to be fearless. My mom taught me never to let anyone bring you down. That I had to be strong regardless of what anyone would try to say or do. My mom shows me strength and heart. This has inspired me every day as a model to live with no fear. To never think you can’t because I am capable of much more. We all make mistakes Nicole; we wish we could take back. What was the error you made in the past that you want to you can bring back? I know you say there are mistakes that we wish we could take back, but personally, I don’t. Mistakes have moulded me to become the strong woman I am today. Without them, you can’t grow. My goal is to become a better version of myself every day, and that means I have to improve. I have to learn from the mistakes. Nicole, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients? When there is work needed to be done, I don’t sleep until the job is done. Regarding working with me, it’s someone who is determined and never wants to live a day with regret. I will do anything and everything to get the job done. I am a camillian that adapts to the situation with a good head on my shoulders. I am persistent; I am efficient. Please tell us, Nicole, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family? I prioritise my work first. My work reflects what I look like. I’ve learned that if you put mediocrity out into the world, you’ll get mediocrity right back. I then prioritise my family everything I have accomplished I owe to my family. Friends and social life I consider in the same category. But friends and social life are last on the line! Nicole, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully. I was the Front Desk Agent at the Radisson Hotel in Colorado Springs. Stepping into the position I had no idea about hospitality, and I was the youngest. I had to earn my spot. Eventually, I made my place by educating myself about the job position. I was able to prove to the company that I am more than a young woman. I am unstoppable. Nicole, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. My proudest model would have to be this past year. I am a freelance model by choice in Denver. I wasn’t opposed to signing, but I had a bigger vision than to be in Denver my whole life. But I was able to accomplish more being on my own. Every item I had written down on a list over a year ago. I achieve Denver’s Fashion Week. It was an honour to walk two nights this past spring show! Denver’s Unique Week Of fashion I walked two nights. As well as Red Ball it was in November. Red Ball was raising money for AIDS. It was a terrific moment. Because it was everything, I stand for. Showing that models aren’t here to look good, we have something to say. Nicole, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it? The time I shog on the National Great Sand Dunes. I was able to take full advantage of the shoot, and the location was perfect. The only issue was that it started to rain! What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?* * To never let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do. You are beautiful strong and bold. You can’t lose faith or hope in yourself that’s what matters most. Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of partnership you are looking for? Channel, Marc Jacob, Balmain, Victoria secret and so many more. I am looking to collaborate on a message. Art. Travel I am willing to travel. I am looking to work with someone who sees the change, so I like that. 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I stopped before high school because I wanted to focus more on my education. During high school, I did small jobs here and there for modelling. I didn’t start kicking things into gear until a little over a year ago. This being my career as a model and an advocate.

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The people that inspire me are my mom and my dad. Without them, I don’t know who I would be. My father passed away in this last September due to suicide. I refused to let his death change the way I looked at him. He taught me how to speak my mind.


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Cindi McDaniel

Photographer


Cindi McDaniel studioenvogue@gmail.com @envoguephoto http://studioenvogue.com Country United States State / Region Alabama Photographer ABOUT Please see the about me section of my website Our readers would love to get to know you more Cindi. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer? I do not fit any stereotypical moulds of what anyone thinks a fashion photographer should be. I am a 53 yr old grandmother who refuses to give up on her, arms. I am fun, fashionable and creative as and colourful as the day is long. Cindi, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer? I was photographing as far back s I can remember. I was offered a part-time job 31 yrs ago by the lady who shot my first child. I was hooked. One day I will shoot for Vogue magazine. Who is your inspiration in life Cindi? How do you stay inspired as Photographer? The fashion world inspires me; it plain moves me. From the hair and makeup to the way the fabric flows in front of the lens. I adore the artificial world of fashion. We all make mistakes Cindi; we wish we could take back. What was the error you made in the past that you want to you can bring back? I wish I could take back all the years I wasted snapping everything that moved instead of focusing on what I was truly meant to shoot which was fashion and beauty. Cindi, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients? I love to mould my subjects into art, plain and simple. I like to reveal things to them in front of the lens they did not know existed. That’s a magical moment for me as an artist. Please tell us, Cindi, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family? I work a lot, but my family knows I am dedicated to my art. They help to keep me grounded, and I love them for that. I wouldn’t be able to do it without them. Cindi, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully. Kourosh always listens to me, and we make magic together. He is my favourite designer, and we have grown so much together as artists. I think it’s so important to work with people who are willing to listen to your ideas from time to time and in return you have to be willing to grow as an artist and listen to theirs a Cindi, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. It was huge for me to have all four judges stand up and walk over to carefully examine my work and then award me the Fuji Film Masterpiece award. That was a big day. I was so honoured. Cindi, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it? Working on the streets of New York City is a challenge but oh so rewarding. I could tell you so many stories about batteries dying, people challenges and wardrobe malfunctions. It was all worth it to see the final products! What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?* * Never give up, through all the blood sweat and the tears, keep pressing on! Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of partnership you are looking for? I would love to collaborate with Fashion labels from around the world as well as other creatives including hair and makeup artists. I like to like to meet new people!share my talent others and Photo Credits: Photographer: Cindi McDaniel @Envoguephoto


Bertille Beneteau bertilleisabeau@gmail.com @bertilleisabeau http://www.bertilleisabeau.com Country United States State / Region New York Designer ABOUT After studying stylism and modeling at Mod'Art International in Paris, I decided to settle in New York. It is in the heart of the urban universe of Brooklyn that the desire to create my lingerie brand became an obligation. My new environment, the love I carry for Paris and the desire to liberate women's body are my main inspiration. Our readers would love to get to know you more bertille. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you? I want to make women comfortable in lingerie. I want them to fell pretty in every size/ shape. I'm all about empowerment. Bertille, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Designer? I love art in all the form. I love real fashion, not shopping but fashion. I started as a kid I was trying to do my clothes. Who is your inspiration in life bertille? How do you keep inspired? Everything. I walk in the street; I take pictures of everything. I go to the museum. I listen to music, and of course, I have plenty of books about McQueen, Lanvin etc. We all make mistakes bertille; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Designer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague. When I have a vision of something, sometimes it's hard when the people in front of you don't get it. And I can get frustrated about that. Bertille, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Designer, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs? My big book. I note everything in a lot of different color etc. I'm maybe too organized. Please tell us Bertille, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Designer? It's almost every day. Pick the right shooting, with the right model and at night to draw the perfect new collection. It's a 100% work. Bertille, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work. I'm working alone, so everything that I do, I'm always ok with it. But when I have to work with photographers, I always have to explain why I want my model's bare foot and not in heels because I feel like women need comfort and nobody is walking in the living room in lingerie/heels. Bertille, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Designer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why? In Septembre, I'll do the Vancouver Fashion Week. It's my first one, and the called and convinced me to do it. It's not done yet, but I'm very proud to be able to do it. Bertille, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it? It was a photoshoot in Bushwick, Brooklyn with a young photographer. The model was shy, and not so confident. So I asked her to jump, and play, and be super natural. In the end, the result was amazing. It was hard to do it, but we were all super happy. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Designer?* * Listen to your teacher, because if they know. Draw every day. Don't be shy and talk about your work to everybody. And don't be scared to work a lot because you may be alone on this journey but it's worth it. Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for? Yes for a photoshoot. Photo Credits: Photographer: cover 2 D to E / Darryl Cobb darryl@dcobbjr.com c o v e r 1 - F t o I / C l a i r e Ta i b i : cltaibi@gmail.com


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In September, I'll do the Vancouver Fashion Week. It's my first one, and the called and convinced me to do it. It's not done yet, but I'm very proud to be able to do it.


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I love art in all the form. I love real fashion, not shopping but fashion. I started as a kid I was trying to do my clothes.

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DARA DORSMAN

CONTACT@DARADORSMANPHOTOGRAPHY.COM @DARADORSMANPHOTO HTTP://WWW.DARADORSMANPHOTOGRAPHY.COM COUNTRY UNITED KINGDOM STATE / REGION LONDON, BRIXTON PHOTOGRAPHER


ABOUT I am a freelance photographer and retoucher. I live in London, Brixton and am flexible to travel to clients. I specialise in fashion photography, focusing on editorials, still life, e-commerce and beauty. I worked as a full-time photographer for Base Childrenswear. Currently for over a year. I currently am a freelance photographer working for UniQ studios and The Broadway studios on a regular basis. I also work for independent businesses varying from editorial photoshoots, campaign imagery, e-commerce product photography and still life imagery. In my spare time, I work with milk agency and my team I have put together to create some interesting new works for our portfolio, such as the images submitted here. I am aiming to work with a magazine such as model citizen magazine to get my work published and take it to the next level.


Our readers would love to get to know you more Dara. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer? I am always aiming to go that extra mile to achieve the best of my ability in my work and to satisfy the needs of my clients. I am enthusiastic and love my job- my passion shines throughout my work.

Dara, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer? My passions and inspirations in my photography world are to get published and work with amazing magazines- I love creating mood-boards and coming up with amazing ideas for photo shoots that tell an interesting and strong message. My interest in photography began when I was 16 years old and studied the subject in GCSEs. I then moved on to furthering my studies in A-levels and getting a BTEC National Photography Diploma. After this, I assisted the photographer, Bernhard Deckert, where we worked for clients such as Alexander McQueen, JW Anderson and Liberty. After working for almost two years for Bernhard Deckert, I decided to move on and start working independently.

Who is your inspiration in life Dara? How do you stay inspired as Photographer? I am always reading magazines that are filled with inspiration, some of my absolute favourites are ID magazine, Dazed and Love. Of course Model citizen magazine as well :)I love being creative and love fashion! There is just so much to discover and create. The opportunities are endless.

We all make mistakes Dara; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you want to you can bring back? Start to work independently sooner and possibly go freelance earlier. Fear of failing held me back. I know how it is essential to fail to grow and learn. I am ready to stumble now :)

Dara, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients? Confident, calm, ambitious and creative.

Please tell us, Dara, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family? To balance your work and personal life is a challenge. I am still learning but have a stronger appreciation and drive to restore it equally.

Dara, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully. I have persuaded to change a few things at base childrenswear. For example, the way we photographed and styled garments. I added an extra light to speed up the process in the retouching stage. Also, my styling of scarves, hats and bags was different to the way it was done before, and I helped them see how it looked cleaner and would be a better selling point.

Dara, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. Making the transition from full-time to freelance photographer and retoucher.

Dara, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it? In my spare time, I love being creative in my test photoshoots. I like to create an idea and bring it to life. I think about the colours, makeup, location and styling that will all combine to make the image stand out and make it unique. The challenge here is to get my idea across to my team so everyone can fully understand my vision- I strive for this challenge, and it is so satisfying when it has been appropriately accomplished. Also, I have another example at one of my jobs such as at UniQ studios. I was assigned to photograph still life imagery for Huntsman of their tailor jackets. By creating a realistic image of hanging jackets was a more significant challenge than one would think. Even the detail shots were more of a problem. Something simple may take a long time to capture creatively yet objectively. The patience, focus and concentration are essential to achieve and produce that final image.

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?* *

Get out there.. start and keep on shooting. Don't stop and never give up. Let your passion and ambition take over.

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of partnership you are looking for? Yes, I am always on the hunt to work with other like-minded fashion talents, brands and creatives. I would love to work on collaborations for fashion, editorials, and still life photography. I am very keen to network with more individuals such as myself who are passionate, have a clear vision and are ambitious.

Photo Credits: Photographer: Dara Dorsman @daradorsmanphoto, Model: Leah Alexander-Caine @lee.estelle_, Agency: Milk Model Management @milkmodelmanagement, Make up: Bethany Applebee @bethanyapplebee, Stylist: Natasha J Adams @nat244


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STEPHANIE MASON


Stephanie Mason modelbleu.dc@gmail.com @bleu.__ https://www.instagram.com/bleu.__/ Country United States State / Region Washington, DC Model ABOUT I am currently a full-time mother and graduate student, studying business administration at Trinity University. I began taking an interest in modelling in my early 20's and wanting to pursue it has been a dream of mine for the past six years. I take a high interest in print and commercial modelling. I look to achieve and experience the opportunity to have my work and looks published in local and national magazines. I have walked in SBFW in NY in September of 2015. I look to inspire others to follow their dreams and be great whatever they wish to be. I want to be a positive example for my son and show him; he can be whatever he wants to be if he puts his mind to it, have faith, and work hard. Our readers would love to get to know you more Stephanie. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you? I enjoy meeting new people, learning about different cultures, and what they have to offer. I believe when being able to step outside of what you're used to, you can expand on what life has to offer you.  Stephanie, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model? I began modelling six years ago. Before that, I was very camera shy and was ashamed of my looks. According to the people who saw me on a daily basis, I was ugly; I was too skinny, I was baldheaded. But as I grew older, I didn't care what was said about me. I saw how good I looked on camera, and I was proud of who I was, and who I am still growing to be. My passion and my first love will always be dance. I began dancing at the tender age of 7 years old. But modelling has become my best friend over the past few years.  Who is your inspiration in life Stephanie? How do you keep inspired? My biggest inspiration is my parents, my son, and my boyfriend. My parents have always taught me to follow my dreams, no matter what it is. Seeing my son day in and day out, I can only imagine when he gets older what life will be like for him. I want to ensure my son and future children have the best life that I can give them. I also look to instil those same morals and values in him as well. My boyfriend is a wonderful supporter, and my love for him is unconditional, because of how much he has my back. We all make mistakes Stephanie; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague. Never had any bad encounters with colleagues in the modelling industry. However, if I could ever take go back in time to the beginning of my career in modelling. I wish I would've invested more time in my craft. When I say invest, I seriously mean put forth an effort and work hard, because having a child and attempting to follow your dreams, is not the easiest. Stephanie, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs? Prioritizing is important when trying to deliver for a client, I make sure we have meetings before our established project. Make sure we are clear and thorough on what are needs are to get the job done. Please tell us, Stephanie, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model? I enjoy discussing the theme and concepts of all of my shoots with photographers. This is so they understand the quality of my work as I will do for theirs. Stephanie, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully. Most recently, setting up a meeting with a photographer. I was able to discuss exactly the look needed in addition to logistics etc. for this upcoming shoot. He agreed, and we will be shooting sometime next month  Stephanie, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why? I don't have accomplishments because I am still looking to get my name out there to the world, so they will know who I am. Stephanie, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it? Creativity takes a lot of thought. It takes a lot out of me to study my poses, faces, body language etc. before shooting. That happens with me for every single shoot I've had thus far. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model? * * WORK, and INVEST in yourself! You have to earn this if you want it.  Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for? I am looking to work with whoever wants to collaborate and create print, commercial and fashion. You can reach me on IG; my website will be coming soon. Now for the best part Stephanie! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work. Photo Credits: Daria -@daria.photo.mua Jeff -@jazzystudios Tyrone Wilkens @photosbysyranno Justin Dean - @justindeanphotos


India Sienna India Sienna Rose Williams elainewilliams29@aol .com @indiawilliamsmodel Country United Kingdom State / Region Liverpool Model ABOUT India is a very happy caring 7yr old who is always smiling, she loves to sing & dance & have fun. She is a Commercial, Print, High Fashion Editorial, Runway/ Catwalk model and Actress. She's had the pleasure of working with some great designers, Brands, photographers, Clients & Magazines around the world. She love's being in front of the camera & always gives her best, India is a determined, dedicated, passionate self-driven little girl. She always produce's work to an outstanding level. India works well with others or by herself, she reliable, confident & takes direction easily She's had the honour & privilege to walk runways worldwide for many internationally r e n o w n e d C h il d r e n ' s designers. India loves meeting Children from around the World & making new friends, She also supports several Children's charities & has raised more than ÂŁ17,000 in the last two years. Now for the best part India Sienna Rose! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.

Photo Credits: @Dani Geddes Photography @AlvinToro


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AUDENTES LEATHER


Alexandra Diaz info@audentesleather.com @Audentes_americanraw http://audentesleather.com Country United States State / Region California Fashion Label ABOUT Audentes Leather is brand created in California in 2016, with the intention to provide clients with statement pieces, the weather was a compact money clip on colours that were not as traditional, as men were accustomed, to clutches and purses with unique designs and textures such as Mongolian or Icelandic lamb. Our purpose was to offer choices to a market that has been under serve focusing on a select group of people that wants and appreciate having a piece that doesn’t look like every other product in the market. Audentes has been expanding to others States as well as internationally. A design that is a statement, and that it’s an expression of their personality. ‘For each piece that we create, our goal is to designs and produce timeless, durable, highquality leather pieces with that element of ‘uniqueness ‘ for clients who make durability, boldness and beauty a priority and value the work of handmade pieces made by artisans here in the USA. ’ Said Alexandra and Jose, the cofounders of Audentes. ‘Every piece is thoughtfully designed keeping the balance between creating something unique and something classic. We aim to create pieces that, while stylish, don’t go in and out of style quickly and that can be worn throughout different seasons. ‘ We want to create pieces that are unique but also long lasting due to both high quality and timeless design. Our readers would love to get to know you more Alexandra. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer? What makes us unique is that each piece is single, due to the fact, for example, that the prints on every cowhide are different, always a different pattern, still a different shade, nature is unique, out clients are unique and so are our products. Alexandra, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Fashion Label? We were inspired to start making accessories after not finding what we were looking for on the regular stores, we wanted something edgier but at the same time classic, something a little bit country a little bit rock and roll.

PHOTOGRAPHER: MICHAEL MORROW @MICADEW MODEL: SAVANNA ENGLISH @THEGRUNGEGOD HANDBAGS: AUDENTES LEATHER @AUDENTES_AMERICANRAW


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Patricia Martinez posoria@gmail.com @canela_photography http://www.canelaphoto.com Country United States State / Region California Photographer ABOUT I am a San Diego based portrait, fashion and dance sports photographer. I studied at UCSD with renowned artists like Ruben OrtizTorres, Kim MacConnel and Barbara Kruger among others. I have work published in printed and online media in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan. Our readers would love to get to know you more Patricia. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you? I work with many mediums and photography is the most prominent. Patricia, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer? Photography has always been a part of my life, and I hope it continues to be. Who is your inspiration in life Patricia? How do you keep inspired? I find inspiration in the subjects I work with. We all make mistakes Patricia; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague. I once deleted images from an sd card in a collaboration project. Fortunately, we were able to recover the files. Patricia, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs? I’m always trying new ways of organizing myself. I found that working with a manager keeps me on track. Please tell us, Patricia , about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer? Every Fall season is a juggle of deadlines and priorities add any hiccup, and I get very little sleep. Patricia, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work. I like to approach all my work as a collaboration and try not to push my ideas. I find that there is always a happy middle or time to complete both points of view. Patricia, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why? Pushing through my limitations and to continue to work is a personal accomplishment for me. Patricia, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it? I love murals but working with them in photography can be tricky. I particularly wanted a mural by Gloria Muriel and a ballerina. I loved the challenge of using the mural as a background and not losing the ballerina in it. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?* * Practice, practice and more practice. Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for? I’m always open to collaborations. It keeps things exciting for me to try different types of collaborations. Now for the best part Patricia! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work. Photo Credits:


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Alex Brondo

abrondonv@gmail.com

@Brondo_photography

https://www.instagram.com/Brondo_photography/

Country

United States

State / Region

Nevada

Photographer

ABOUT

Specialize fashion like photography. It’s my go-to style of photos. I occasionally do work for weddings. However, my passion burns with fashion-oriented photography.

Our readers would love to get to know you more Alex. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?

Everything I’ve ever done with photography was self-taught. I didn’t attend college; I didn’t think it was the right place for me. I’ve always felt this drive to do more for myself, and I wasn’t going to let school get in the way of my education. I’m happy doing what I love.

Alex, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?

I would love to work with high fashion models. Perhaps product photography. I started out my journey as a photographer when a girlfriend of mine was a pageant titleholder. I saw the people she was shooting with, and I loved the artwork that could be created. Ever since then, I’ve had this drive to create my images. Show the world what I see. It’s truly a great feeling.

Who is your inspiration in life Alex? How do you keep inspired?

My father. He’s my inspiration. Through all that I do, I remember the him-his drive to learn and be a better person than he was before. I lost him a few years ago. But I won’t ever forget the man he was.

We all make mistakes Alex; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.

I honestly don’t know of a time when a situation could have been handled better than what it was. I’m a reasonable person; I try my very best to be fair in the things I do. I work hard for what I have, and I help others figure out their drive and passion.

Alex, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?

The most important thing to understand is knowing your limit. Understand your work and doing your best to every client. The work I have is a reflection of my name. Just like any other “job”, people talk, and your work is judged. It’s best to do things right the first time.

Please tell us, Alex, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?

Well, days when I’m booked from morning to afternoon, I strategically put the shoots in a specific order to have the light and feel of the day accommodate the specific shoot. For instance, if I’m looking to shoot moody images, I’d wait until a golden hour to truly fulfil that style I’m looking for.

Alex, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.

Well, what I do is I show that I completely understand where the other individual is coming from. I make it clear that I understand. After that’s done, I then share my side of the argument. Usually when I share that I understand where the other individual is coming from. I usually persuade them.

Alex, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?

Proudest moment was a time when I was asked by the CEO of a company to shoot for them because they enjoyed my work. Till this day, we have a strong relationship.

Alex, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?

I once had a model come with me on a city bus and shoot on it. It was different, creative. The images were wonderful. It was tough because of other riders, but we were both happy with the outcome. All I had to do was shoot at f1.4 and blur that background to get rid of the bystanders.

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?*

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Stick to it. Learn, learn and learn. You win some, and you lose some. Stay true to yourself. Remember why you began to shoot. Don’t compare yourself to other photographers. Shine under your work. Be proud of it.

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?

Yes and any collaboration.

Photo Credits:

Photographer: Alexander B r o n d o @brondo_photography

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Christina Chu-Ryan


Christina Chu-Ryan christina.ch.ryan@gmail.com @seranephilia http://christinachryan.wixsite.com/nephila Country United States State / Region NYC Creative Director

Christina, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients? Precise, and conducive. My words I use are to push the best out of someone.

ABOUT I have studied graphic design, animation, motion graphics and now have an AA in Illustration. My title under Creative Director includes but is not limited to styling, makeup, hair, wardrobe, model/ acting direction.

Though the goal is to have a final product, regardless of that significant fact and pointer. Teamwork is essential as well as observing those around you to cultivate a comfortable work environment.

Currently, I am pursuing my BA in Architecture at The Cooper Union and during my five-year journey hope to join SAGAFTRA to expand and gain momentum into my artistic career path.

I prioritise my mental health, studies, and eating habits first. Then my financial income, and family priorities.

Presently I have set aside some time for commissions sent to my Dropbox via my Wix site as well as working on some local projects.

My social life ties deeply into food and eating well, music, and conversing over ideas and improving on projects. My friends and I all work together; these are the people I work and play with on an acute basis. If it's not in your passions why do it?

Working with new talent and people in the industry challenge me, that being said, I am a Creative Director who concentrates in portraiture work, a painter, and a digital artist. Our readers would love to get to know you more Christina. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer? I'm dramatic, and it shows in my art and photography sense. It's a taste of Renaissance as well as my love for solid and vibrant colours. The canopy of red, a river of gold, the field of lavender hills of blue. I love accentuating the best in every project. Through jewellery, makeup, and styling. It's a story. Christina, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Creative Director? My passion is to create for people, opportunity and pleasure in it keeps me at it. I began creative directing when I realised I was too precise and occasionally bossy to work under another person's style. I had to take some time to make my statement. It was not easy; I lost a friend or two in this process. But my results are accurate to who I am, as theirs are to them. Once finding my style, I began cultivating like-minded creative's without trying. Who is your inspiration in life Christina? How do you stay inspired as Creative Director? My Chinese grandmother, Chen Xie Wei. She was a brilliant woman, full of grace who taught me to eat each grain of rice from my bowl and to be sincere. To conserve yourself, dilute the pain, and grow from it. I thrive in my art from my pain, sometimes years go by, and I will recall time for the feeling. It makes your work relatable. Nostalgia, is my second choice, as there's nothing better than reminiscing about a time where things were gentler. It's bittersweet. Those who present unkind words, who are unjust, and green fuel me. They keep me working for a better standing of my own two feet, so that one day I may help another to do the same. But better.

We all make mistakes Christina; we wish we could take back. What was the error you made in the past that you want to you can bring back? Not loving my Irish grandmother as equally as I did my Chinese grandmother. I allowed others' fear and opinion change my mind and waive my care towards her. I spent nine years on and off sleeping on a couch to make room for the elders in the house. It pushed me away, made me bitter. With how young I was it was difficult to witness her hollering and to lash out. So I spent time hiding and avoiding her and anyone with loud tones. Even as I grew, my stubbornness kept me from truly thriving. If I could have the chance I would go back and reach out, yell at her to be stronger, to work out, eat healthily. Push or pull her toward the light, and made her last days filled with happiness. I would take it all back. Because despite her actions through got and anger, deep past it all was love for me. By acting that way I caused a deep scar on myself, and regret is only a fraction of the repercussions.

Please tell us, Christina, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?

Christina, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully. It was interesting how calm the situation became when the proper words were chosen, that's the key, and the differs ce between fueling the fire with gasoline or putting it out with water. I kept firmly in mind that he was twice my age and only a single position above me. That it must be uncomfortable for someone to be surrounded by people half his age who are unique and talented in their mannerisms and life paths. I didn't make him see it my way, but the truth of the matter at hand. We carefully paved our way toward the situation, telling him to give us options and communicate with us what his plan of action is. This was a beneficial middle ground if he were to leave us alone for 5 to 10 minutes, allowing us space to conduct our jobs accordingly. And soon after he became calmer. Speaking more patiently, and being more allowing. Christina, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Creative Director. A motion graphics film response to an AIDS documentary in college. This project was given directly after watching this moving, and harsh documentation of AIDS in America during its outbreak. I chose a song by FKA Twigs, Pendulum' for the video. In turn, two friends and I choreographed an entire story into the duration of that song on the simple command after being informed the context, to shut your eyes and feel your heart, and dance through your soul. I used everyone's first take and edited it into a story that took my professor's breath away. There were wardrobe and body paint done by yours honestly, but with honesty, it was brilliant because they poured their soul into it. Christina, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it? My friend Lee's painting commission, something that started as a conversation between two Instagrammers became my next project. I had free reign as I dealt all my ideas and abilities, and since he's so open and willing. I had no restraints on my project for him. It's the most stress-inducing commission for a perfectionist as this is my third time re-doing it. I'm so thankful for his patience and understanding, and this third time is indeed the charm. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Creative Director?* * Find yourself and be true to you, you will lose friends and partners, but that's because life is opening you up to new people and possibilities. Looking back to our childhoods now we go " Oh wow I was like that, jeez what was I thinking" and I assure you we will be thinking just the same ten years down the line. So grow and be you.

Now for the best part Christina! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.


Carlos Curbelo ______ Photographer


Carlos Curbelo ccurbelo97@gmail.com @_carlosssc h t t p : / / c a r l o s c u r b e l o j r. z e n f o l i o . c o m Country United States State / Region N e w Yo r k Photographer ABOUT I went to college but left because I felt like it wasn’t the right choice for me. I also just recently quit my job b e c a u s e I w a n t t o d o w h a t m a k e s m e h a p p y w h i c h i s p h o t o g r a p h y. I t h a s a l w a y s b e e n a p a s s i o n h i d i n g i n s i d e o f me. I can see things in many different points of views and perspectives. I am a local photographer with a year and a half experience. I’m working to get my name out there, whether it's walking down the block to a small business to drop off my business cards, or riding my bike across the city on a bike to drop them off at music studios. I want my work to get viewed and to reach the people. O u r r e a d e r s w o u l d l o v e t o g e t t o k n o w y o u m o r e C a r l o s . Te l l u s a b o u t y o u r s e l f , w h a t i s u n i q u e a b o u t y o u , y o u r brand or the services you offer? W h a t i s u n i q u e a b o u t m e i s t h a t I d o n ' t l i k e t o f o c u s o n o n e g e n r e o f p h o t o g r a p h y. I e n j o y s h o o t i n g w h a t I l o v e m o s t w h i c h a r e p e o p l e , n a t u r e , s p o r t s , u r b a n a r e a s , f o o d . ( P r e f e r a b l y Ve g a n d i e t ) . A n d m y s e r v i c e s a r e affordable for the people around my way I don't charge an arm and a leg for my photoshoots. Carlos, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer? M y p a s s i o n i s e n t e r t a i n i n g p e o p l e a n d m a k i n g p e o p l e h a p p y, a n d t h r o u g h p h o t o g r a p h y, I s e e h o w m u c h p h o t o s can mean to some people. Maybe its an old picture of a loved one who has passed or perhaps using the images for business opportunities. I started photography when I finally saved enough money to buy a good camera. It took me my first whole month of work to get it. I felt so happy I had finally gotten my camera I used to travel a l l ove r t h e c i t y t a k i n g s h o t s o f a ny t h i n g a n d eve r y t h i n g. I t b e c a m e s o m e t h i n g I n a t u r a l l y g r ew t o. S o m e t h i n g I grew to love... Who is your inspiration in life Carlos? How do you stay inspired as Photographer? M y i n s p i r a t i o n i s m y p a r e n t s t h e y w o r k s o h a r d t o p r o v i d e f o r t h e f a m i l y. T h e y s u p p o r t m e a l l t h e w a y, a n d I am very grateful for that. I stay inspired as a photographer because I know how many opportunities are out here. I'm not stopping until I make it. We a l l m a k e m i s t a k e s C a r l o s ; w e w i s h w e c o u l d t a k e b a c k . W h a t w a s t h e e r r o r y o u m a d e i n t h e p a s t t h a t y o u want to you can bring back? M y m i s t a ke i n t h e p a s t wa s s o b l i n d t o t h e r e a l wo r l d I h a d t o l e a r n a b o u t my s e l f a n d f i n d my s e l f. I d i d n ' t know what my passion was other than sports, and after high school, I was stuck because I didn't know what to d o. M y o n l y r e g r e t wa s t h i n k i n g t h a t I c o u l d n ' t m a ke i t a t t h e t i m e a n d t h i n k i n g I n e e d e d t o g o s t a n d a r d a n d g o t o c o l l e g e a n d g e t a j o b l i k e t h e r e s t o f s o c i e t y. ( s i t u a t i o n m e a n i n g s o m e t h i n g y o u d o n ' t l i k e d o i n g ) . Carlos, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients? I work very well with clients, its always a chill experience with every client, and that's what I love.

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Please tell us, Carlos, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family? Wo r k i s # 1 o n m y l i s t b e c a u s e I k n o w I n e e d t o h a v e t h e c a p i t a l t o p r o v i d e f o r t h e p e o p l e i n m y s o c i a l l i f e . I h a v e t o t a k e a d v a n t a g e o f t h e t i m e n o w t h a t I a m y o u n g a n d h a v e t h e e n e r g y. Carlos, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at w o r k s u c c e s s f u l l y. O n e ex a m p l e wa s w h e n my c o u s i n h a d a p l a n fo r h i s m u s i c v i d e o, a n d I g ave h i m a n o t h e r s u g g e s t i o n . W h i ch wa s t o d o t h e l a s t v e r s e o f t h e s o n g o n t h e r o o f t o p o f h i s o l d b u i l d i n g . A f t e r w e m a d e i t u p t o t h e 1 0 t h f l o o r, w e h a d t o c l i m b u p t o t h e t o p o f t h e r o o f w h i c h w a s n e r v e - w r a c k i n g . B u t i t w a s t h e m o s t f a n t a s t i c v i e w, a n d i t w a s g o l d e n h o u r a l s o, s o t h a t m a d e i t eve n b e t t e r ! C a r l o s , p l e a s e t e l l u s a b o u t y o u r p r o u d e s t p r o f e s s i o n a l a c c o m p l i s h m e n t a s a P h o t o g r a p h e r. My proudest accomplishment as a photographer was when I started to get feedback on my work. I love to catch s o m e o n e ’s a t t e n t i o n fo r a f ew s e c o n d s w h i l e t h ey v i ew my wo r k . T h a t ' s t h e b e s t f e e l i n g. B u t my m o s t significant accomplishment would be being published on this blog. Carlos, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it? I remember when I was shooting in a studio and saw a spray bottle and a picture frame, and wanted to catch a rainy window kind of look. I have never tried that before that day but it worked, and it looked very much like a wet window portrait. It was fascinating discovering a new little photography hack. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?* * J u s t b e p a t i e n t a n d i n v e s t y o u r e n e r g y, t i m e , a n d m o n e y i n t o i t i f y o u ' r e g o i n g t o b e s u c c e s s f u l . D o n ' t s t o p i f you had a bad week or month you have to be strong and know that you will overcome anything put in your way to delay your path to success. Photo Credits: Photographer: Carlos Curbelo @_carlosssc


ALORA SHAHAN


Alora Shahan alorashahan@icloud.com @Alorakinley_ http://facebook.com/alorakinley Country United States State / Region California Model ABOUT I am a model who has overcome obstacles regarding my height. I am 6’3 and have been working since 14 as a model but since I kept growing problems started to arise. Our readers would love to get to know you more Alora. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you? I am a super hard worker. I have been acting since the age of 6 and modeling since the age of 14. I am true to my brand and stick up for myself. I know my limits and know how my angles in front of the camera. Alora, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model? I started as a model after I started my acting career. Once I got into the acting scene at age 6, I started to love the modeling side of the industry. Since I was y’all and knew my brand already, I had a blast working with photographers. Who is your inspiration in life Alora? How do you keep inspired? My inspiration in life is the sun. I know that sounds cheesy, but it’s true! The sun makes people happy, it rises every morning and sets every evening, even if something terrible happened on a day the sun will rise again the next day and remind us its a new start. That’s what I want to do. I want to warm people with my heart and my smile and my personality just like the sun does. I want to encourage and inspire just like the sun. We all make mistakes Alora; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague. There was a time when I was starting out when I was asked to model something that went against my brand and my morals. I was under a lot of pressure, and I said yes I would. When I came down to the shoot date I old the photographer that I lied and that I would’ve modeled that for him. He wasn’t happy with me because the whole crew was there ready to shoot. I apologized, and I haven’t worked with him since. I know now to stick up for myself from the beginning. Alora, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs? I work with the photographer who contacts me or my reps first, and then we work down the line. Sometimes I have several shoots in one day. Alora, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it? There was a shoot I got to be apart of where the photographer didn’t have a mood board, and he said to do whatever! Witch is a models dream. And I grabbed my hair and roughed it all around my face, and we got this amazing shot! Everyone was impressed! I was so happy. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?* * Be patient; it doesn’t happen overnight. Work hard! Grind every day! Be polite, humble and love yourself! You can’t get anywhere if you don’t love yourself. Be true to your morals and your brand! Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for? Yes, I would love to collaborate with designers and brands and other models Now for the best part Alora! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work. Photo Credits: Photographer: Jim lee @jimleephotography Photographer: Tim French @timfrenchphotography Photographer: Tawny Horton @tawnyhortonphotography


Michelle Koch


Michelle Koch mkmk0000@outlook.com Model @michelle.koch Luxemburg ABOUT I'm a good hesrzed sympathetic girl who loves her life and never stops to learn.


Richard Guillory datonestudio@gmail.com @datonestudio http://facebook.com/datonestudio Country United States State / Region Texas Photographer Richard, please tell us your talent/work rate per hour? Photography, Graphic Design, and Motion Graphics Depending on the job but Base Rate is 55/hr Richard. Tell us ABOUT yourself. I've always had a love for art. I used to draw a ton of pictures when I was growing up, and I also took a lot of pictures. When I got out of the Army, I decided to pursue Visual Effects and Motion Graphics at The Art Institute of Austin. While doing that I took a photography class and it sparked the love, and I started taking pictures. While in school I did photography on the side and over time it grew into a business. I have great attention to detail, and I'm very organized. This is seen in my work and the love I have for it. I do everything possible to please my customers and make memories for them to last a life time. I'm very versatile and can adapt to the mood and feel needed for the type of work I'm doing. I have been published three times for my photography work in a magazine called "The One Bride Guide" when I was shooting in Corpus Christi, TX. I have had my photography showcase displayed at The Art Institute of Austin and had a few displayed at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. Our readers would love to get to know you more Richard. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you? I'm an Army Veteran of 10 years, deployed three times to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. With this experience, I have a different outlook on life, and I use that to push myself forward. Richard, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer? I have a lot of passions, and they mostly revolve around art. I love 2D and 3D art, all kinds of mediums. I aspire to be a great 3D artist that will work for Marvel Studios one day while also having a very successful photography business. I always took pictures, and after 1 class at The Art Institute of Austin, I just went all in for it. Who is your inspiration in life Richard? How do you keep inspired? Creative people of this world are my inspiration. I use social media to look at art from around the world, and that keeps me fueled! Technology is another big inspiration, due to its massive growth we can use new mediums and have better creative expression. We all make mistakes Richard; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague. I don't see mistakes as something I want to take back, but they are there for me to learn and grow from them. I did learn from a client I booked last week on a short notice project. She needed me to deliver a film poster to her in a short time frame. The job didn't sound too hard, and I took the job. I did skip some of the normal steps I do when I take a job. We did run into a few unexpected things that pushed us passed her deadlines, so she had to cancel the project. I learned not to take on projects that are short noticed unless I go through my normal process and the client accepts the terms and conditions. Richard, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs? I work on a 1st come 1st served bases, so there is no bias to one over the other. I do allot myself more time to complete bigger projects, and I inform the client of my completion times. However if I can complete a smaller one at the same time, then I will, but I still complete all other projects on schedule. Please tell us, Richard, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer? Strategic is all the time for me. Like I stated in an earlier question I was in the military for ten years, and that has molded me into the artist I am today. I use backwards planning and time management skills to plan out shoots, edit timelines, and delivery dates for my clients. This keeps everything on track and running smooth. Richard, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work. I was doing senior portraits for a client, and I was working with her on her posing, and she was uncomfortable with one of the poses. She said she felt funny and I just asked her a couple of questions. I told her she was doing great, but I asked her if she liked my work on my site. She told me, yes, and then I asked her if she trusts me. She said yes, so I told he to trust me now. Let's say she was happy when she got the photos back from me. I try to comfort and reassure the client things will be OK and to trust my professional knowledge. Richard, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why? I would have to say the 1st time I was published in The One Bride Guide! It was unexpected, and I was still "new" to the professional world that it just shocked me. It was a very proud moment, and I shared it with everyone. It helped me realize that I can do anything I set my mind to and I push for that next moment each shutter click. Richard, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it? A lot of the time the client has a concept in mind that you have to work with or stay close to. Then there are those few times you get the go-ahead to have fun and do what you want! It's exciting because you can try something never done, something outside of the box you been thinking about for years and the mind takes its and runs! I do find it difficult sometimes because some many ideas start to come that you might start on one and then in the middle of that you find yourself going in another direction. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?* * Learn the basics and the rules! Practice, practice, practice and when you think you got it practice some more. Then lastly teamwork makes the dream work. Find a good group and build a team and go after your dreams. Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for? I think networking is so important. I'm always looking to collaborate with someone. With that said I would be open to anything in Austin area for the time begin. New companies, talents, brands would be great. Photo Credits: Photographer: Richard R. Guillory Dat One Studio, LLC (361) 271-3663 https://www.facebook.com/DatOneStudio


FASHION LABEL

Georgina Drakes


Georgina Drakes clientservices@georginadee.com @georgina_dee_ltd http://www.georginadee.com Country United Kingdom State / Region London Fashion Label ABOUT Georgina Dee is an independently owned British clothing brand founded in London, UK. The designs are a modern approach to timeless classics. Enabling women to find good quality garments for any occasion. Luxurious fabrics have been carefully hand-picked by herself from Europe and Asia. Georgina designs every item herself as she wants to ensure quality remains high and maintains her signature style throughout the brand. She wants women to feel beautiful, elegant and stylish while wearing her pieces. eorgina also offer fashion stylist advice to customer.s Georgina has always had a passion for fashion and enjoys making flattering bespoke garments by hand. She decided to launch her brand in 2014 by designing opulent silk scarves. In 2015 Georgina Dee launched her first luxury ready to wear collection at London Fashion Week off-schedule showcase. Towards the end of that year, her collection was stocked at a highend boutique in Notting Hill. Her designs have always been well received by fashion bloggers from around the world and were later featured in Trend Prive May edition and Fashion London magazines.

Our readers would love to get to know you more Georgina. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you? Georgina Dee is an independently owned British clothing brand founded in London, UK. The designs are a modern approach to timeless classics. Enabling women to find good quality garments for any occasion. Luxurious fabrics have been carefully hand-picked by herself from Europe and Asia. Georgina designs every item herself as she wants to ensure quality remains high and maintains her signature style throughout the brand. She wants women to feel beautiful, elegant and stylish while wearing her pieces.

Georgina has always had a passion for fashion and enjoys making flattering bespoke garments by hand. She decided to launch her brand in 2014 by designing opulent silk scarves. In 2015 Georgina Dee launched her first luxury ready to wear collection at London Fashion Week off-schedule showcase. Towards the end of that year, her collection was stocked at a highend boutique in Notting Hill. Her designs have always been well received by fashion bloggers from around the world and were later featured in Trend Prive May edition and Fashion London magazines. Georgina, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Fashion Label? I have always loved fashion, and I have inherited that from my mother, I have wanted to work in fashion for many years, but I never had the experience. After coming back from a disappointing interview (which I didn’t get by the way) I thought to myself if you don’t want me, I will have to do it myself. Started off making clothes for family and friends. With enough encouragement, I decided to design one or two items with a manufacturer in Bulgaria. They knew of a catwalk show happening in London and felt I should showcase my work, and the rest was history. Who is your inspiration in life Georgina? How do you keep inspired? My Mum has great fashion sense and always give timely practical advice. We all make mistakes Georgina; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Fashion Label; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague. I was very disappointed at the time that my brand name was not displayed during my collection's fashion show and was enquiring some compensation. It was one of my very first shows. However, on reflection, I should have just brought the issue to their attention. Georgina, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Fashion Label, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs? We hire account managers to manage and handle our larger clients to ensure excellent service is consistent. Please tell us, Georgina, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Fashion Label? We usually negotiate on delivery dates if we are working on a new collection and orders are coming in during the same period, to ensure we can fulfil and delivery our key targets. Georgina, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work. Sometimes you are advising clients to try a certain style of clothing, and they are not able to see your point of view. I would usually take a picture of them and present it to them as it is easier to see how an item compliments a person's figure. Georgina, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Fashion Label. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why? My proudest moment was when I told my first item in a pop boutique in Notting Hill. It reassured me that there are people interested in my label. It was a humbling and exciting experience which I will never forget. Georgina, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it? As a designer, I am constantly working on new collections and deriving new ideas and looks. Sometimes it is difficult, and you do get a creative block. However, in those situations visiting a library or a museum is always good for inspiration. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Fashion Label?* * Be prepared to make tough decisions and never say know to a potential opportunity as it should be the break you are looking for. Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for? Looking to collaboration with luxury health and beauty brands to create a luxury shopping experience to clients. i.e. massages, manicures, hair stylist, gym. etc Now for the best part Georgina! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work. Photo Credits: Photographer: Cecile Mulombe , Makeup and hair stylist: Rachel Mannix, Fashion Stylist: Georgina Drakes, Model: Tanya Kravchuk (from Zone Models)


Donovan Bemke donovan_reed@scbglobal.net @Donovanbemke__ Country United States State / Region Wisconsin Model ABOUT I studied architecture during school but found that my true interest was found in modeling. I believe in simplicity, meaning I enjoy keeping my shoots as basic, and real as possible. This provides an accurate representation, of how I live my life daily. I also believe in finding the most simple way, to create the most comfortable atmosphere for my photographers. I specialize in street and fashion photography. Our readers would love to get to know you more Donovan. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you? I’m 20 years old, with the drive of a Bugatti engine. I enjoy setting goals and pursuing them without limit. Growing up, I participated in manly academic, along with extracurricular events. Such as sports, including football, baseball, track and cross country. I succeeded the most in my track career, missing state qualifying finishing by mere seconds. I have a particularly large family, consisting of 11 children, including myself. I love my life based on a set schedule. I wake up at four in the morning every day to go to the gym before I go to my daily 9-5 job. After my daily job, I practice poses and study how successful models operate. This industry is a true, authentic passion. There is absolutely nothing quite like the feeling I feel when I’m in front of a camera! Donovan, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model? My passion in life is to be the best person I can be, not only for myself: but for my family and peers as well. I aspire to be a model because I believe that’s what I was born to do. Ever since I was a young child, I have been told that I should consider modeling due to my bone structure. It all started with my friends and I messing around with cameras when we realized that I indeed had the potential to thrive in this industry. Ever since that day in 2015, modeling has been a part of my everyday life! Who is your inspiration in life Donovan? How do you keep inspired? My inspiration is my father. He raised me by himself, nearly my entire life. He is my rock; my go to. He has taught me everything that I know about family, trust, and love. Being properly educated in those specific categories had allowed me to evolve as a person, and excel in my human relationships. Knowing that my father is the true definition of the word in every sense, I thrive to be the man that helped create me. We all make mistakes Donovan; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague. I truly have not had an experience where I wish I could’ve handled a situation differently. During my short career as a model, I have never had a bad experience with any other model, nor photographer. Donovan, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs? Every client has different ways of working. Whether it be, a change of scenery, a change of outfits, or simply a familiar photoshoot with a hint of spice. As I previously stated, my human contact skills are particularly sharp. I’m able to understand what the client wishes from me and work together to create an ending product that exceeds their expectations. Please tell us, Donovan, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model? There was a time during this past winter, where my clientele, was expecting a variety of styles from me to express the seasons, along with my current life choices. I knew that I had to pursue their wishes with a full heart. During this moment in time, I shot in the bitterness frenzy of the Wisconsin winter, every day for at least three hours. From being fully clothed, to be partially nude in the winters grasp. There is nothing that will haunt me, from reaching and meeting a client's expectations. Donovan, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work. My daily job is very important. I work in the aviation field, building parts for, “Boeing’s”. There was a moment not too long ago, where a coworker and I, disagreed on a situation that included productivity levels in our work stations. On this particular day, I was cutting while for one of the mechanisms needed to provide power in the seats of a plane. My coworker believed that there was a different machine that would increase the productivity level, when in fact, this was going to decrease productivity instead. Together, we created a new worksheet to trace our productivity each hour. The end product consisted of our work, being completed in an ideal fashion, on time, with 100% satisfaction from our company’s customers. Donovan, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why? My proudest moment was also my biggest failure. Being new to the industry, I’ve been encountering new modeling agencies almost daily. I completed a submission to a local agency and waited patiently for a response. After a few days have come and passed, the agency got back to me, and kindly rejected me. As I was not what the agency was currently looking for. That moment was a huge milestone in my life. It showed me that yes, I could put in the work, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m what is needed. This moment, flipped a switch in my head, which encouraged me to see modeling not only as a hobby but as a way of life. Meaning, that I had to pursue it harder than I previously did in the past. Donovan, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it? During the past winter, I had the opportunity to do work for a client that required me to be shirtless in the midst of winters elements. Using the natural colors of the snow, along with the complimentary colors of my environment, I was able to successfully create an exciting product that pleases multiple clients. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?* * The best advice I can give to anyone that has wishes of being in this industry is to be yourself. Get to know your clients, along with your photographers, to provide yourself with maximum comfort. The more comfortable you are, while working with photographers, the better the end product will be. Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for? I’m currently open to any, and all work that is available. I aspire to be the best version of myself, at all times. This means that I’m willing to go out of my comfort zone, to learn different styles that different photographers have to offer. Now for the best part Donovan! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work. Photo Credits: Photographer: Ami Bartosz @amadeusbartosz

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Maxim Luc


miliano ciuk


Maximiliano Luciuk maximilianoluciuk@gmail.com @Maximilianoluciuk Country Spain State / Region MARBELLA Actor ABOUT My name is Maximiliano Luciuk; I’m 24 years old, I love the sport, acting and travelling. I have been playing tennis since I’m ten years old the high competition made myself fight for my objectives. I born in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Currently, I’m living in MARBELLA Spain, is a fantastic place... I studied acting in Argentina with Maria Carreras and Rodolfo Barone, here in Spain I research interpretation on camera for cinema and tv in Malaga. Our readers would love to get to know you more Maximiliano. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer? I' is natural and positive. I love what I do, and I’m looking for a new challenges Maximiliano, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as an Actor? I love acting since I’m tiny, I remember to tell my mom that I was sick because I didn’t be wanted to go to the school. Like I said I think that acting is something that I have inside. I start as an actor with 16 years old; I was doing theatre! Fun, I would like to do it again. Who is your inspiration in life Maximiliano? How do you stay inspired as Actor? My inspiration is to duplicate human behaviour, to evoke a emotions makes me stay inspired, play to be another person is exacting. My favourite actors are Leonardo DiCaprio, Jim Carrey, Densen Washington, Morgan Freeman; I like the style from Zac Efron. We all make mistakes Maximiliano; we wish we could take back. What was the error you made in the past that you want to you can bring back? One time ... I hide the diary from my brother he was distraught I’m the regret of it, now he grows, and we laugh about it.

Maximiliano, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients? I’m a social person; I like to be emphatic and decisive. Please tell us Maximiliano, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family? I think everything is necessary but is good to have prioritised, I prioritise Work Family Friends Social life Maximiliano, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully. I was doing one casting for a brand, was an electronic brand I was playing with one shaver I did successfully and I was playing that commercial for a year in a cinema in Argentina. Maximiliano, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as an Actor. I like that my plays look real, I’m a hard worker, and I enjoy and love what I do. Maximiliano, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it? When I was 17 I was playing one play in theater the name was “the ghosts” was one group off kids that they were in on abandoned theater when they see the ghost of the legend al characters from the teacher, I was playing two characters and was exiting the challenge but also was difficult because is more preparation. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as an Actor?* * I think that the most important thing is to be real and believe possible. Photo Credits: Photographer: Noelia Menéndez Dollaproducciones@gmail.com


MAXIMILIANO LUCIUK


Tom McCullagh jayjaydyllons341@gmail.com @tgm_model http://www.modelmanagement.com/model/tom-mccullagh/editphotos/ Country Canada State / Region Alberta Model ABOUT I started out modelling with a promotional team in Lethbridge through a friend of mine, whom one night asked me about if I ever wanted to try out for modelling and take some pictures. I did think of the idea, but I wasn't quite sure how it was supposed to be done. I went to talk to the director of the team at the time of wanting to join and to make new ideas for shoots and help other local businesses around Lethbridge. Which, for the amount of time I was with the team (then getting signed by a temporary agency) worked out pretty well. Since then, I didn't get to do much modelling after that as I was focused on school and sports to focus on graduating with my second diploma from the cities college. Once that was done, I waited for the opportunity to get more exposure for myself and meet new people in the industry to make and create new ideas and photo shoots to expand my creativity. Now, for the last ten months, I've had more exposure, and more chances to model for runway shows and photo shoots to get my portfolio to where it is today. Moreover, I would love nothing more to put my name out there to keep learning and to understand the skills to absorb more knowledge and skills for my hobby. Our readers would love to get to know you more Tom. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer? modelling, voice character acting Tom, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model? Creating art and expression of storytelling through the lens and a picture to capture an audience to show how I am and feel when doing a theme shoot. Who is your inspiration in life Tom? How do you keep inspired? My grandfather. He was the one who believed in me from the very beginning about what I wanted to do throughout my childhood. Moreover, from him, it gave me the strength to go for whatever I was focused on doing a task. We all make mistakes Tom; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you want to you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague. I flipped out on another female model about a dance routine that we had practised together for a runway show, and we were making a move, and we stopped. She started talking about my rhythm of the movement, but I noticed too she was off, and one thing led to another we started yelling at each other about not enough practice and blaming on each other. What I wish we could have done was to look at the routine and do small bits and talk about making adjustments because it did become difficult for the both of us to do. Tom, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs? By asking questions in detail and breaking down on what is needing to be met or done. Please tell us, Tom, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model? doing runway Tom, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully. N/A Tom, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why? It's participating in the 2018 Supermodel Canada search. Tom, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it? Doing a dark Alice and Wonderland shoot. The shoot was easy; just the makeup was the worst to put on. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?* * Be careful about whom you work with. Do your research and don't let anyone overstep your boundaries. Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of partnership you are looking for? Yes. TFP and paid gigs. Along with photo shoots for magazines and runway shows for international fashion designs Now for the best part Tom! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work. Photo Credits: Photographer: Rebecca Orr @moonsongphotography


Tom McCullagh


AMR ABDOUN

AABDOUN@AAFLARE.COM @AAFLARE HTTP://WWW.AAFLARE.COM COUNTRY AUSTRALIA STATE / REGION

NSW

PHOTOGRAPHER ABOUT I HAVE A PASSION FOR CAPTURING THE BEAUTY IN PEOPLE. PHOTO CREDITS: AAFLARE PHOTOGRAPHY

AMR ABDOUN PHOTOGRAPHER


Abigail Doran


Abigail Doran aedmodel78@gmail.com @amod78 http://na.com Country United States State / Region Ohio Model ABOUT I’m a high school freshman honour student. I’m on the high school cheer team, but I’ve been cheering since kindergarten. I got into modelling by getting into pageants first. I enjoy photography and fashion, so modelling is very enjoyable. I just completed my first couple commercials, so I’m starting to pursue acting as well. When I’m not moving, modelling, cheering, or school work I enjoy hanging out with my friends. Our readers would love to get to know you more Abigail. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer? I’m unique because I was bullied very badly in middle school. The bullying lasted for two years. The school finally had to step in to resolve the situation. Today I’m friends with my bullies, and we had sleepovers and went on vacation together. I want young girls to know that bullying is wrong and standing by and saying nothing and not standing up for someone who is being bullied is wrong too. However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and their current situation may seem horrible, but it’s only a temporary situation. Abigail, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model? I started into modelling by participating in a few pageants. I would like to pursue acting and combine acting and modelling. Who is your inspiration in life Abigail? How do you stay inspired by Model? Selena Gomez is my inspiration. She has encountered a lot of struggles ok her life, as I have. She’s never quit and keeps going. We all make mistakes Abigail; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you want to you can bring back? That’s a hard question. At 14 I’m not sure. Abigail, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients? I’m a straightforward going person, so it’s easy for me to adapt to working with different people and personalities. Please tell us, Abigail, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family? As you can see, I have a busy schedule, but my mom, stepdad and I keep a master family calendar to keep it all straight. Abigail, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully. Cheerleading is a team sport, and I’m one of the flyers so we all must work together to get our stunts working right. Abigail, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. My first cover for Rising Model Magazine was exciting and signing with my agency was exciting also. It’s hard to pick I just one! Abigail, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it? Working with photographer Leona Boyd is fabulous! She lets me be very creative on set. My “Sweetly Sinister” session was very creative. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?* * Keep trying, be humble, don’t back stable anyone on the way up and be kind. Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of partnership you are looking for? I would love to work with certain photographers and designers. Photographers Sagan and Annie Mitova are at the top of my list. Photo Credits: Photo credits Mandy Morrison Hays


MIA GOINS


Mia Goins mgoins58@yahoo.com @iammiagoins http://www.modelmayhem.com/MiaG Country United States State / Region Florida Model ABOUT I am a professional model with over three years experience.Mostly specializing in a print advertisement, swimwear, editorial print, catalogue, commercial print, lingerie, fashion and glamour.I can work in any weather condition and am very punctual. The sense I was a young girl I dreamed of being in front of the camera. I believe I am much wiser now and have learned much about the industry. I can make better decisions. I would love to eventually work with major brands such as Fenty, Cover Girl, Iman Cosmetics, Target, Khols, Old Navy, TJ Max etc. I have been published in OK Hair Mag, Bronze Page Mag, ATH Mini Mag, Max Power Legal, Bikini Ink USA and Black Diva Magazine. I plan to continue my career and be very successful and sign with some of the major brands in the modelling world. Our readers would love to get to know you more Mia. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you? What's unique about me is I can be very versatile. I love to study the look my client is looking for and see how I can bring it to life on film! Mia, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model? My passion is modelling. I aspire to become one of the most successful models in print advertisement. I started out modelling with a local agency in Jacksonville Florida. I then decided to submit some selfies and a few nonprofessional photos to some of the known studios in Florida that takes highly professional photos. I was contacted and was able to book my first professional photo shoot at Kube Studios in Miami Florida, and my career has grown from there. Who is your inspiration in life Mia? How do you keep inspired? My inspiration has to be the legends in the modelling world that have come before me. Gia Carangi, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Tyra Banks, Iman, Twiggy and Pat Cleveland just to name a few. These women keep me inspired because they are still going strong in an industry where it is very hard to remain relevant. And it would have been amazingly beautiful to see where Gia would be today. We all make mistakes Mia; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague. I have nothing I would take back. I remain very professional with all my clients because I love what I do. Professionalism is key to remaining successful. Mia, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs? When working with several clients, I keep a mental Rolodex. I normally like to write down needs of the client, but in most cases, you don't have time to do that. So I tend to look at the wardrobe and listen to the requests of the client and get to work. Please tell us, Mia, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model? I have to be very strategic for every photo shoot. Not having a manager or an assistant it requires doing your work. Just getting a wardrobe together and different looks you want to achieve together. Even down to the jewellery. Mia, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully. This particular photo shoot I did not have to do much persuading. I and my photographer always think out the box. We were both interested in a certain location to get an awesome shot. It required climbing over some rocks that were in the water. It was a bit dangerous. But we were able to get the shot we needed. Mia, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why? Being published in my first magazine was a proud moment for me. I believe it is for a lot of first time models. Seeing yourself in a magazine for the first time says someone believed in you and felt you were worthy enough to be seen by the world. It is a major accomplishment, and hopefully, soon I will be published in more major magazines such as Vogue or Elle. Mia, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it? One of the most exciting shoots I have ever done was when I shot for Bequille Fashions! It was a party scene to help portray the brand as fun, sexy, and wild. From dresses to rompers and even bra's. In some of the shots, we wore masquerade masks which brought a more mysterious vibe to it. I look forward to working with Bequille Fashions again this year. So be on the lookout! What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?* * If you want to be successful in the modelling industry, I highly recommend NEVER GIVING UP!Keep at it! Because you will hear one million, no's before you get one YES! It takes dedication and knowledge to work in this industry. It's non-stop and lots of fun. So stick with your dream don't be discouraged. Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for? I would love to collaborate with other major models and talents. Brands as well such as Target, Amazon, WaMart, Khols, Fenty, Iman Cosmetics, etc. Now for the best part Mia! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work. Photo Credits: Model: Mia Goins @iammiagoins Photographer: James Burney @sirblock  


ISABELLA MARCHETTE


ISABELLA MARCHETTE


Isabella Marchette isabellarosepr@gmail.com @isabellarosepr http://www.isabellarosepr.com Country United States State / Region TX Model ABOUT I have studied Acting and Modeling at John Casablanca School, National Performers Academy, and Next Actors Studio. I love to be in front of the camera and have my picture taken. When I'm not working on scripts or poses, I use my hallway as a runway. I love to hang out with my friends and go to the mall, make videos on my phone, read and watch Riverdale. Our readers would love to get to know you more Isabella. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer? I am out-going, caring and love hanging out with my friends. My look is unique, being bi-racial I can play different ethnicities, and I can either look younger or older than my current age. Isabella, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model? I have always wanted my picture taken, I started out at the age of 5 and then moved to competitive cheerleading, and loved the bright lights, cameras, dress up and makeup but hated to practice. My parents realised that I wanted to be in the bright lights and we decided to pursue modelling and acting full-time. My dream is to be on the cover of Vogue and to have a billboard in Times Square. Who is your inspiration in life Isabella? How do you stay inspired as Model? I am inspired by Kendall Jenner; she has worked hard to get where she is. We all make mistakes Isabella; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back? Sometimes I say mean things to my brother; I wish I could take them back. Isabella, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients? I am a professional, I arrive on time and come prepared. I adapt very easily to any situation and can follow the direction of my client.

Please tell us, Isabella, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family? My parents try to balance it all, right now I am just starting out, so there are times when I ask to take a break, and my parents help me do that. Isabella, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully. Since I am just starting out, I am still learning so I am not sure if I have had that happen yet. Isabella, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. Getting a contract with MMG, they are a big agency in NY, and I just had some new pictures taken for my portfolio. So I'm excited about this next step. Isabella, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it? When I am posing for pictures, that allows me to be creative. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?* * Work hard and don't give up. Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for? I would love to work with Kylie Jenner; I just love her lipsticks. I would also love to work with Kylie and Jenner clothing as well that would be the best. Hey, girls call me! Now for the best part Isabella! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work. Photo Credits: Photographer: @sebastiansmithphoto


FASHION LABEL

Deanna

Kuempel


Deanna Kuempel deannamarie@deannamarielabel.com @deannamarie_label http://www.deannamarielabel.com Country United States State / Region IL Fashion Label ABOUT I studied Business & Accounting at Harper College. I became heavily committed to health & wellness; became a certified personal trainer. Then moved into owning my own party planning business. After many successful years, I met my husband and eventually closed my business and started working side-by-side with my husband in our manufacturing business in the automotive industry. I was V.P. of Business Operations & Key Accts. After my husband passed away the circumstances forced me to redefine myself. I decided to pursue my passions. I have always loved fashion, loved clothes. I feel a great deal of empowerment when I put on the right outfit. Once the dust settled from my loss, I moved into fashion design. I designed an entire collection. I have started on my second collection and just recently started making prototypes of my second collection. I am good with business, good with design, styling and creativity. I feel I am on the natural path of my life. I have encountered major struggles along the way, but I have found that these struggles mold us into wiser stronger people. Our readers would love to get to know you more Deanna . Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you? That is a hard question; I am not a big self-promoter. I am getting better at it. I am more of a doer. I am very passionate about my beliefs and the pursuit of my goals. I prefer to lead by example and encourage the empowerment of the human spirit. Deanna , what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Fashion Label? My passion is to walk the path less traveled. I am not a conformist. I believe in my dreams and know that nothing is impossible. I have defeated the odds in so many ways. I believe in a healthy, balanced life which includes creating my label. I stand for something. I know what I want, and I have jumped over so many hurdles to get to where I am at today. I know I have an eye for fashion. I have always been different in expressing myself with clothes and in making them throughout high school. Who is your inspiration in life Deanna ? How do you keep inspired? Me. I am my inspiration. I do not want to be anyone else but a better version of myself. It is hard sometimes. When you are climbing that hill, many things can discourage and get in the way. My inspiration comes from overcoming those obstacles and growing as a person. We all make mistakes Deanna; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Fashion Label, you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague. When I first started my label, I didn't know where to start. I hired a company in NY, which I didn't realize design and manufacturing houses were a dime a dozen. I wish I would have cut my losses after my first collection. I was taken advantage of not knowing the industry and put trust in the wrong people. Deanna , when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Fashion Label, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs? No matter what the size of the group you're dealing with; the priority is ALWAYS to get the job done. At all costs. Sometimes you lose, but you win with integrity. Please tell us, Deanna , about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Fashion Label? I am a very young label, just getting started. My recent and main strategic move was getting my inventory made. As I stated earlier, I trusted the wrong partners to make that happen. I had to work quick, use my resources and find a solution to make that happen. AND I did! Deanna , please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work. I think we are all persuading people to see things are a way or to help them understand our point of view. Building this brand, this label has been a constant persuasion of believing in me and what I am doing. I am a genuine person; what you see is what you get. Most people truly trust me and connect with me regularly. Deanna, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Fashion Label. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why? Gosh, anyone that has done this knows that this isn't easy. It isn't for the faint of heart. It is such a different animal in comparison to most businesses. I am proud of my first runway show, of being a finalist for StyleChicago's Design Challenge presented by Cadillac, completing a successful Kickstarter, and overcoming the road blocks of getting my first inventory/ production run. Deanna , please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it? I am lucky to be creative every day. To think of what look and what designs I am coming out with next. I love working with different fabrics and styling models for the runway. I love it! What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Fashion Label?* * Stay focused, use your resources. If you're getting a red flag with someone your working with; BELIEVE it! Join a community that is trying to do what you are doing. HANG IN THERE & BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for? I would love to Collaborate with Chanel, Armani, & AKRIS. I would love to design together or even style is combining our pieces. Now for the best part Deanna ! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work. Photo Credits: StyleWeek Photography


Jessica Zabel

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My mum is my idol even if she always says that she doesn't like being photographed, there are incredibly great pictures of her.


Jessica Zabel jessica.zabel@t-online.de @_jessicas.blog_ h t t p s : / / w w w. i n s t a g r a m . c o m / _jessicas.blog_/?hl=de Country Germany State / Region Berlin Young Model ABOUT At the age of 16, I started training as a dental specialist and completed it in the year 2017. After that, I worked for about a year in this profession and decided to take some time for myself. I am currently working as a babysitter, dog sitter and I work in a small cafĂŠ in Berlin. In August I will make up my university entrance, and then I want to study. Our readers would love to get to know you more Jessica. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer? I am 20 years old and live in the beautiful and crazy Berlin. I love to walk through Berlin and watch the people around me. I like to go to the cinema with friends and to take pictures. Jessica, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Young Model?

I liked photographing until I realised that it's also fun to stand in front of the camera. I want to see how much you can get out of a photo.

Who is your inspiration in life Jessica? How do you stay inspired as Young Model? My mum is my idol even if she always says that she doesn't like being photographed, there are incredibly great pictures of her. We all make mistakes Jessica; we wish we could take back. What was the error you made in the past that you want to you can bring back? My biggest mistake was to adjust for people who didn't deserve it. But my mum always told me you would learn to work with errors, and I can confirm that now. Jessica, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients?

I like to work with People, but there is one Rule: you should give than you can take! Please tell us, Jessica, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family? Friends and family stay all your life; a job can always change or switch so I would put my family above everything. She's the most important thing for me. Jessica, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way to work successfully. A friend was always convinced a job doesn't have to be fun, as long as you earn a lot of money. I could open his eyes. I told him that you can do a job all your life and that he should enjoy it as much as he could make money with it. Jessica, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Young Model. It's always a good sign if the photographers don't have to tell you how to pose or to move when they say you that you do it well and rely on you to do the poses. Jessica, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it? The best work is always done when you collaborate with people you like. Then the work is fun, and you usually have a good result. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Young Model? Always be yourself, do not turn to others. For a job, you can slip into another role, but after that, you should be proud of who you are.

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of partnership you are looking for? I would like to work for fashion brands and labels. Now for the best part Jessica! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work. Photo Credits: Photographer: Pawel Szczepanik


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Adrian Raylene Hernandez lola8586.ls@gmail.com @lillcurlycue Country United States State / Region Ca Model ABOUT Acting has been a tremendous and blessing experience. Also a Hip -Hop dancer. Always open to learning more about your experiences. Our readers would love to get to know you more Adrian Raylene Hernandez. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer? I take pride in the way I carry myself. I work hard and try to learn from my peers. Besides my modelling, I enjoy MESA. I find science engineering is another passion of mine. I'm competitive in school and place 1st and 2nd place in regionals. This has taught me that hard work pays off. Adrian Raylene Hernandez, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model? Started off as a dancer and enjoyed myself. I just decided to have fun and express myself. I did research the industry and only took a chance and loved it. Who is your inspiration in life Adrian Raylene Hernandez? How do you keep inspired? My family inspires me to take a chance and live life to the fullest. My mother supports me and helps me. Regardless of what challenges are ahead of me. Also, as she puts it "Do your homework " practice in the mirror or looks at photos Study the models, poses and designer. I have learned a lot and can't thank her enough. We all make mistakes Adrian Raylene Hernandez; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you want to you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague. So far I'm fortunate to have worked with amazing people. I try to be professional because you never know what can happen when you get a chance to work with others. Adrian Raylene Hernandez, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs? Also be on time, one of the most critical responsibilities of the client as well as myself. Be happy regardless of the situation.

Please tell us, Adrian Raylene Hernandez, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model? Personality is essential. First impressions are going to take me further. Introduce myself with a steady handshake. Follow direction well and we myself. Adrian Raylene Hernandez, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully. I have asked questions about what the client is looking for to succeed in their vision. Also, I tried and suggested what I think they may like. Adrian Raylene Hernandez, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why? I think it is when my mother and I did The Dodger commercial and print work. We were cast as the primary family. Adrian Raylene Hernandez, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it? I always ask what exactly what the client is looking for to succeed in their vision. I will suggest if I think something might be better to get the picture or change the pose. Having fun with the photographer and the other models to make a comfortable atmosphere. Also, I love when there is music or a fan. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?* * Do your homework. Understand that it is "work". Many people believe it is straightforward, but it is the most robust industry to be in. You have to understand that you give up a lot of your life to succeed. However, if your passionate about it and work towards your dream, you can do anything you put your mind to it. It is hard work Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of partnership you are looking for? YES, I enjoy looking at all styles. Being someone else for the day is fun. Love clothes, makeup and jewellery. I'm a girly girl as well as an aesthetic manner. Photo Credits: @sikblu_studios @ravenwilson @CIMmangment


Jeri

Guyette


Jeri, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?

Jeri Guyette ziaitalia1969@gmail.com @thebronzeladyj https://www.instagram.com/thebronzeladyj/ Country United States State / Region Georgia Model ABOUT As a fashion designer, Prabal Gurung said: “A beautiful woman is a beautiful woman, but a beautiful woman with a brain is a lethal combination. So, I’m a recent Bachelor of Science graduate with a concentration in Biology. My speciality goal is Microbiology. I’m a licensed Paramedical Aesthetician, Master Cosmetologist and Certified Medical Electrologist. I’m also a world traveller who enjoys learning about other cultures and languages. I’ve lived abroad in Argentia, Newfoundland and Gaeta, Italy where I learned to speak Italian. I’m an avid reader and lover of art, dance and music. Oh, and of course a die-hard Prince “Fam” for life! Our readers would love to get to know you more Jeri. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you? What I find unique about myself is the ability to connect with my viewer through the camera’s shutter. It is not just locating the camera’s lens and gazing into it but seeing past the reflection and making direct eye contact with the shutter. A winking flirtation if you will. This allows me to make each photo shoot an intimate conversation with the readers that transcends the editorial page.

Jeri, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model? My aspiration in life is to be happy; to remain free-spirited and not place limits on myself. I love marching to the beat of my drum! My passion for modelling began when I was a teenager. My aunt, Nancy, exposed me to Ebony Magazine and I was intrigued by the many beautifully dressed women of color. I was especially drawn to Eunice Johnson and her determination to bring the world of fashion to the forefront in the African-American community. I began attending the Ebony Fashion Fair Fashion shows in hopes of making connections and eventually moved to New York to pursue a modelling career. However, the strict height requirements made it very difficult for a model of my stature as I am only 5’6” tall. It would be many years later that the fashion industry would evolve to be more inclusive and representative of models of all shapes and sizes. This revolutionary movement has brought my journey full circle and has opened many doors for me. As a Lifestyle /Commercial / Print/ Runway model, I am excited about being able to work with other creative and talented minds to develop more opportunities for non-standard models also to pursue their dreams. Who is your inspiration in life Jeri? How do you keep inspired? Well, I wouldn’t say there is any one particular person who inspires me. I’m inspired by strong, intelligent, ambitious women who are unafraid to push the envelope and to knock down doors. It encourages me when I see women empower one another. I’m also inspired by those who have overcome many obstacles in life and remain standing. I keep inspired by reading the Bible, books of poetry, and biographies. I try to ensure that I surround myself with positive people who are going to uplift versus tear down.

We all make mistakes Jeri; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague. Fortunately, I’ve not had many difficult situations involving colleagues. But, there was a time a few years ago that I wish I had gathered my things and walked out of a photo shoot. The photographer was well known and had a stellar reputation for fashion editorials, but he did not possess great “People Skills” and was very taxing. I stayed and continued with the shoot hoping to impress upon him that I too, was a professional person and that I could work with just about anyone. However, his demeanour steadily made me uncomfortable. His assistant was accommodating though and afterwards apologized for him. Still…

First, I have a very in-depth conversation with my client. I try to establish the project’s priorities by writing them down and listing them one by one. I assign the main idea as the top priority and continue in that fashion until all points have been relayed. Then, I have the client review what their vision is for the project and what they expect the outcome to look like. It helps me to visualize their concept and to act accordingly.

Please tell us, Jeri, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model? Most shoots have an early model call time in which we must arrive for hair and make-up. Because rehearsals and fittings may often be scheduled during that time as well, I have to be very time conscious. I was scheduled for make-up at 7 am when the producer shot us an email telling us that he had decided to shoot a behind-the-scenes reel of rehearsals. I knew that morning was going to be tight, especially with so many models needing the glam team, so I woke up at 4 a.m. and did my full hair and make-up before arriving on set. Sure enough, the camera crew was ready to roll right at 7 am, and I ended up being on that reel, front and centre. The still made the advertisement, and I was so glad that I had the forethought to rise before dawn and be camera-ready.

Jeri, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully. I was doing an on-location shoot near a waterfront, and there was an abundance of natural light flowing through the trees, highlighting the pier. I thought it would be amazing if we were able to capture that and so I asked the photographer to shoot me from a different angle than was his previous intention. At first, he was hesitant to make that change, so I convinced him to take two photos: one his way and one mine. After viewing the immediate shots, he concluded that my suggestion was the better photo. It not only enhanced my features but also showcased his work in a different genre.

Jeri, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why? My proudest professional accomplishment thus far would have to be when I auditioned to walk in Fashion Avenue News Magazine’s 8th Annual Fashion on the Hudson show in New York. I was so excited when I received my confirmation email congratulating me on my selection. As a model who lived in New York, it was an honor to return and be a part of such a well-known fashion brand and new luxury fragrance launch, Avadora.

Jeri, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it? I was able to debut my creative director’s hat when I conceptualized a storyboard for a fashion editorial I called “Guided Masquerade”. It was a bit challenging as there were so many moving parts that I was responsible for: booking the photographer, procuring the location, obtaining filming permits, etc. It was exciting because I was the set wardrobe stylist, hair and make-up artist as well as the director of the shoot. I loved making the final editing decisions! It was also great working with an open-minded, adventurous photographer. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?* * Do your research! Don’t be afraid to check an agency’s credentials (i.e., licensure, reputation, etc.) with the Better Business Bureau and other reputable sources. Study your craft and learn it well! Do not be afraid to ask questions and know the bottom line. Read every contract and seek legal counsel when necessary. Safeguard yourself! Remember, you are your commodity, therefore, be about your business and represent your brand. Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for? Yes, I am interested in collaborations! I’d love to branch out into brand ambassadorships for fashion, cosmetics, perfumes, tech devices, and housewares. I’m also interested in working with the travel industry for promotional advertising campaigns, lifestyle, television commercials and spokesperson / hosting segments.

Now for the best part Jeri! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work. Photo Credits: Joey B. Studio Joey B. Studio Joey B. Studio Joey B. Studio Priceless Photos Photography Priceless Photos Photography Priceless Photos Photography Priceless Photos Photography Priceless Photos Photography JJSAdrien Photography JJSAdrien Photography JJSAdrien Photography


Faizan Seedat


Faizan Seedat faizanseedat@gmail.com @musclegenesis https://www.facebook.com/musclegensis Country United States State / Region Ilinois Model ABOUT I have a solid background in modeling, graphic a r t s , a n d t e c h n o l o g y. F ro m a s h o o t i n g perspective, I have immersed myself in abstract, implied nudity, and cultural concepts along with physique and fashion. I aim to "tell a story" behind my shoots to reinforce an idea. I love to innovate, collaborate and discuss new elements that can be incorporated into my portfolio. Our readers would love to get to know you more Faizan. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you? I love public speaking and fitness as well as talking to people about utilizing their life at an optimal level. Faizan, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model? My passion in life is harness positive energy within. I started as a model because I wanted to explore my self asides from academics and a technical career I pursued. I also wanted to take my writing and prototype them to my photo shoots, visualizing an idea. Who is your inspiration in life Faizan? How do you keep inspired? My inspiration is kids because they are full of life and provide unconditional love without seeking anything in return. We all make mistakes Faizan; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model, you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague. I worked with a photographer, who was very speculative. We had some language barriers that served as impeding blockers to our shoot. I sat down with him and told him that transparency is a key to any good relationship. I do feel that I should have been more proactive and aware of this situation before signing up with him. Faizan, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs? Not at all, as a leader in technology, I have to manage people with different personalities and demographics. I attempt to build a solid relationship by providing them guidance, having open communication, and understanding their concerns that can deter them from their personal growth. Please tell us Faizan, about a time you had to be very strategic to

meet all your top priorities as a Model? I had to juggle my full-time career, my side-career of home health business, and modeling. I am a very systematic individual that aims to follow a particular schedule to be prompt and ensure that my tasks are done. I had a fashion walk in the city, and I went right from work while planning my outfits from the previous night to ensure that it would not be chaotic for me. Faizan, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work. I like to provide them visual and real-life scenarios. Evidence of this is my career as I have achieved many things that a normal person achieves in their late 40's and 50's. They key to persuading someone is to provide quantitative proofs and numbers, because human psyche will likely to trust something that can be quantified instead of something that is subjective. Faizan, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why? Having a PatLee Photoshoot is a top moment for m e s i n c e h e i s o n e o f t h e b e s t fi t n e s s photographers in America and only accepts 5% of elite competitors. Faizan, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it? I went into a fashion walk, and the event planners missed a boat in our outfits. We went to the nearby mall and matched by wearing "all black" theme. My ability to innovate on the spot is crucial because I look at the theme and demographics around me so I can make a sound judgment to please the audience. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?* * Be persistent, being a model is more than being good-looking. It requires constant posing, learning from other resources, and researching trends in social media. Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for? Yes, physique, fashion shoots and anything abstractual Photo Credits: Claus Pelz


Maria Levato rialovee1996@gmail.com @beautifullly_intelligent96 http://www.modelmayhem.com/beautifullyintelligent Country United States State / Region Maryland Model ABOUT I'm a 21-year-old model based in Baltimore area. Currently enrolled in classes at Southern New Hampshire University as a Sociology major. I began modelling about two months ago and have had 10+ shoots with various photographers. I've done multiple styles of modelling and am interested in trying more. I'm creative, friendly, open-minded, and learn quickly. I currently have no representation, but I am actively looking. I want to model to be a career for me, not just a hobby. I'm more than willing to do the work it takes to make that happen. Our readers would love to get to know you more Maria. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you? Well, I love people and animals. I'm a social being. I live for experience. I dream of travelling and trying new things. I have a kind heart and love to help those in need. I write poetry and take long walks in my free time. I also work out pretty regularly. I cook, a lot. I'm probably in love with milkshakes. I'm a very determined and ambitious individual. Goal oriented.  Maria, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model? Modelling is my passion. I started out on Instagram following a bunch of models and photographers. I sent messages to all of them asking them if they would work with me. I got a lot of no's. For months straight I came up emptyhanded. Then I got a yes, and from there everything fell into place pretty easily. My want to become a model goes beyond the surface. I want the experience. I want to always be on the go, seeing new places, trying things that most people never have and never will. I want to experience life to the fullest and modelling is the best way to do it. It's honestly my deepest, most intense passion. Who is your inspiration in life Maria? How do you keep inspired? Life is my inspiration. No single individual will ever experience everything the world offers, but I'm determined to try. When you're always looking for something new, there's inspiration around every corner.  We all make mistakes Maria; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague. My first or second shoot I became frustrated because it took me awhile to grasp the concept fully. My frustrations obviously only made things worse and affected the entire shoot. The tension was high, and it went from 3 hours to 5 hours just like that. I learned my lesson about letting myself get flustered during a shoot though, and I hasn't happened since. We all have our moments, as long as we continuously grow and learn from them, it's okay. Maria, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs? I communicate. I'm a strong believer in ask, and you shall receive. Once they tell me what they need, it's pretty easy. If they say something more than once while they talk I know it's a high priority. I also know to take care of the stuff that's the most time to consume early because the quick stuff is easy to get done last minute if I need to. I also never procrastinate. It kills too much time. If it needs to get done, I get it done as soon as possible. Please tell us, Maria, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model? Always! I self-represent. Booking, shooting, growing my social media presence, promoting myself, keeping in contact with clients, taking care of my life outside of modelling, maintaining my appearance and healthy lifestyle, it's a lot. Prioritizing and organizing is key. I'd go crazy otherwise. Maria, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully. When my support system wasn't too happy about my working, so I kept quiet and kept moving until I got my photos from my first shoot and then the had the reassurance they needed to relieve their anxiety about it. After that, all was well. Maria, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why? My shoot with Peterson Photography. It was my first paid shoot, so it gives me like this boost of confidence. Like, "Yes, I can do this. My dream is going to become a reality. My passion will be my career." Which I believe is important because after working so hard for so long sometimes you need to see results. It's relieving. Maria, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it? Always. New places to shoot. New looks so it doesn't feel repetitive. Even makeup, hairstyles, outfits, all that. New concepts and poses even. All of it is creativity. Modelling is an art form. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?* * Put yourself out there; you won't be seen if you don't stick out. Don't expect it to be easy. Never give up. Invest in professional photos. Be on time; nobody likes having their time wasted. Set reminders on your phone for all important appointments. Be prepared for anything anytime. Keep an open mind. Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for? Yes, of course, I am! I'd love a deal with a clothing line or even with make up the brand. Something long term would be cool for sure. Still looking for representation too. I'm open to all opportunities so anything will be considered. Now for the best part Maria! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work. Photo Credits: Damian Riggs Tag the Shooter Peterson Photography CNG Male model: Jeremiah (Instagram: @natural.fitness.life


Maria Levato


Nav Sidhu navsidhu.uk@gmail.com @nav0077 https://www.instagram.com/nav0077/ Country United Kingdom State / Region London Model ABOUT An aspiring actor and a model. I have recently booked jobs with various clothing brands. I like to get involved in everything I can and get my hands on regardless of what it is. I am not afraid of uncomfortable or challenging situations, and everything I do is done with passion, dedication and relentless ambition to be the best. I am also a semi-pro cricketer, Level 2 cricket coach and a businessman. Since university, I have kept a keen interest in Property Development. Our readers would love to get to know you more Nav. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you? I love to communicate through my pictures, and I love the attention to detail. Nav, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model? I started as a model looking up to my friends who are in Bollywood, and my passion is to follow in their footsteps. Who is your inspiration in life Nav? How do you keep inspired? My inspiration is my friends who I look up to, and I keep inspired by following them and just getting guidance from them. We all make mistakes Nav; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague. I haven't come across a situation like this as of yet as I am an easy going person. Nav, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs? I think meeting clients needs on time is the utmost priority. The understanding between ourselves and the client has to be perfect to deliver an excellent service. Please tell us Nav, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model? I was told to do a 2-hour shoot with ten different outfits. I went to the shoot 45 minutes early and set everything up to avoid any time wasting the shoot looking for clothing. Nav, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully. I had advised a photographer to do a shoot externally instead of an internal shoot which enabled us to get good feedback from the client. Na v, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why? I have been selected as a grand finalist for Model Search UK 2018 event in Manchester on the 29th April. Nav, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it? I think shooting in the rain was quite creative however very difficult. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?* * I think if you believe in yourself, the sky is the limit a n d you can be unstoppable Are you looking for collaboration with f a s h i o n talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for? I would love to collaborate with fashion brands and talents to promote them or assist them in ever y need possible. Photo Credits: @k2photography

Nav Sidhu


Ellija Harris Photographer


Ellija Harris ellijaharris@outlook.com @ellijaharris http://instagram.com/ellijaharris Country New Zealand State / Region Canterbury Photographer ABOUT I grew up in the North East of England where I studied Law, Philosophy and English Language at Newcastle College. I left there to pursue a different career in Engineering. I joined one of the UK's big 6 energy companies called SSE where I trained and worked with them on a number of industrial projects all over the UK for about 5 years. In 2018 I left my job with SSE and done some very short training in photography. I admit, most of my knowledge in photography comes from my own self-tuition from the internet and my creative ability to find new ways to explore artistic realms. I have worked with different up and coming models and fashion brands in a number of different shoots whilst maintaining my own personal work predominantly in landscape photography. I am a quick learner and eager to develop any skills that I am lacking. I completely submerge myself into whatever I am doing and always strive to be the very best version of myself. I specialise in: Landscape Photography Nature Photography City-life Photography Portraiture Our readers would love to get to know you more Ellija. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer? I think my most unique aspect is my ability to rule-dodge. In any trade, there are so many 'rules' you must follow. I was told countless times 'to make it as a photographer, you need to do this with your photos'. I think following such rules too closely only encourages your work to mimic other people's. I prefer to follow these rules loosely, and inject lots of creativity into my work in an attempt to break the mould and find new ways of excelling in my craft. Perhaps, to teach other people one day some new 'rules' that they should follow. Ellija, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer? My passions and aspirations in life are exactly that... LIFE. I am passionate about life as a subject itself. I always aspire to be the very best version of myself, and excel to do the very best with everything I take part in. I first started in photography as a three-year-old with a disposable camera given to me by my grandma. She'd take me to different castles around the North East of England, and I'd photograph their brick walls and imagine archers firing down arrows from them. Maybe one day I can return to these castles and see if my photography had improved from when I was three years old... or not. Who is your inspiration in life Ellija? How do you keep inspired? I keep inspired by reading the works of legends who have breathed in the same air that I do. Over the course of history, some of the wisest men and women have written down their ideas and thoughts on to paper. I think it to be crazy that we all don't constantly engage with their works in an attempt to inherit some of their wisdom. My current inspiration, however, is still alive and breathing, and it is the fabulous Eckhart Tolle. His books have given me new life.

We all make mistakes Ellija; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague. I often receive lots of praise for my photographs, and it can be quite an enduring task to receive each of those compliments online with sincere gratitude. Due to lack of time, I often reply to comments online with a like or a thank you, but I wish I could write more comprehensive thank yous to each of the kind comments I receive. To anyone reading who has supported my work already, from the bottom of my heart I thank you. It is your comments that inspire me to keep going and continue my work. To those who haven't supported my work yet, what are you waiting for? Ellija, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs? I spend immense amounts of time analysing my audience in an attempt to discover exactly what type of content they want. If you're working 1-on-1 with a fashion brand, it can be quite obvious what they want from you. But when you are trying to deliver photographs to large groups of fans online all with slightly different tastes, it can be difficult. I try to keep my range of photography quite wide to maintain a diverse audience. I believe beauty is everywhere and nobody should only stick to finding it down one street. Please tell us Ellija, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer? It all comes down to time management for me. I would recommend people to read a book called The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Its excellently informative and helps shift you to new ways of perceiving challenges and difficulties. Ellija, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work. Conversation is such a powerful human tool. I believe the ability to articulate sentences is such a power to behold. Over time, there have been some legendary orators in the public eye. Barrack Obama was hailed as one of the best orators in US history. Marcus Aurelius was supposedly wickedly persuasive with his alluring conversational skills. I try to learn from the best and constantly work on improving my language skills. Ellija, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why? My proudest moment is probably very different to what most photographers would hail as there's. But after growing up with a grandma who took you everywhere, all sorts of cool places as a child. I remember telling her that I was going to get back into photography and start an account online. I showed her some photographs that I'd taken the past week, and she told me that my photos were amazing. She said that I'd always had an eye for capturing the world. This was better for me than any other praise my photos had ever received. Ellija, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it? I think I am always really creative with my work. The best thing about the internet for me was that it gave birth to an ocean of ideas. It helped break down some of the more strict rules in some different trades. People began doing things their way. This is what I encourage. I consider myself to be one of these people who is always excited by the difficulty of trying to customise their craft in the most creative ways possible. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?* * Get a job and save some money. Then go out and buy the best camera you can afford, it doesn't need to cost an arm or a leg. Just whatever you can afford. Then start taking pictures. That's it. You have to be in business to do business. Start taking pictures, and it will all unravel from there. Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for? I am looking for all collaborations high and wide. Whether its swapping mentions on Instagram stories for exposure or meeting up with fashion brands or models for photo shoots. I'm open to any offers and ideas so that I can grow and help other people to grow too. Now for the best part Ellija! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work. Photo Credits: I own all photographs. Photographer: Ellija Harris @ellijaharris Model in photo 9 and 10: Georgia Ivar @georgiaivar


Emily Ferron


Emily Ferron eferron.emily@gmail.com @emilyferron http://emilyferron.myportfolio.com Country United States State / Region Florida Model ABOUT I am a student at Florida State University studying Psychology. I also am a runner, and I model. I ran for FSU's D1 NCAA cross-country team and now do road races. I love modeling and mainly do print, but would also like to pursue some work on the runway. Our readers would love to get to know you more Emily. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer? I not only am a model; I'm also a scholar, a runner, and a pianist. I intend on pursuing my PhD in Psychology after graduation. I also ran for the NCAA on FSU's D1 Cross-Country team. I now do road races for fun. I also have played classical piano for 12 years and love learning different languages in my spare time, so I have a lot of diverse hobbies! Emily, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model? I have a passion for fashion and modeling! I love the human body, and the way it works and can be trained and conditioned is very interesting to me, which also ties back to my history as a runner. I guess I like to see modeling as an art form, so it takes my love for the human body from my running and captures the artistic side of that. Who is your inspiration in life Emily? How do you stay inspired by Model? My mother. She is extremely hard intelligent yet very humble and loving. stay inspired as a model and reminds process and I have to keep my stamina even when I face rejection.

working and She helps me me that it's a and persevere

We all make mistakes Emily; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back? I used to work at an immigration law firm. I had to do H1B petitions for clients to be able to obtain their visa's. I had a petition sent back one time because I had put the wrong date for one of them. Luckily it was able to be fixed quickly and sent back in time, but little mistakes on those sorts of things in immigration law could cost someone their visa, so I had to learn to be more careful. Emily, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients? I love meeting new people and working with clients! I'm naturally a people-person, so I enjoy it! Please tell us, Emily, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?

It's hard to find a balance. I've had to learn that I have to put my schooling and work with modeling before social plans, which is difficult because I'm very close with my family and love to spend time with my friends and boyfriend, but I definitely have learned that social plans are more of a luxury for after I've finished a day's worth of work. It also has taught me to be much more efficient and manage my time because I know if I wake up early, work hard, and get all of my studying and work done; I can spend time with my family or boyfriend in the evening and enjoy myself. Emily, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work. I worked at a criminal defence firm, so there were lots of strong opinions, and everyone in the office usually had different ideas for strategies in defences. I remember one client, in particular, my boss didn't want to go to trial for. With my background in psychology, I felt this individual was suffering from a mental illness and was able to convince her to have him tested, which helped the client, in the long run, both emotionally and legally. Emily, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. I got to model for a fitness company, which was very exciting for me because I am a runner so I got to bring two of my biggest passions into the same realm! Emily, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it? Definitely when I first was starting out with different poses and finding the right angles. It was difficult because I felt uncomfortable because it was new for me, but taking risks and trying out different poses helped me in the long run with my modeling. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?* * I would tell them not to give up when they don't hear back from companies or get rejected. I would tell them to start off small and to have friends take snap shots of them before investing too much money in professional photographers. Prices can rack up quickly when you're starting out as a model. I would tell them to get a variety of different pictures before going to agencies so they can build a strong portfolio and have a better chance getting signed! Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for? Yes, I am looking to collaborate for fashion shows or to model for different brands. Now for the best part Emily! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work. Photo Credits: @nnethery


Rubelyn James rmjames1981@gmail.com @rubelyn_james http://starnow.co.uk/rubelynjames Country United Kingdom State / Region Wales Model ABOUT I am a 36 years old single mum of two gorgeous girls and recently residing in the Wales United Kingdom. I am now a British citizen and living in Wales for ten years and learned the welsh language and culture. Adopted to British culture too, however, my Asian heritage is still strong and contributing to my life adventures. I am a qualified teacher in Asia (the Philippines in particular) and thought children for few years before moving to the UK. I also finished a Foundation degree in Inclusive Studies for Teaching Assistant here in Wales and have some few experiences doing supply as cover supervisors in high schools and teaching assistants jobs in several primary schools around my local county. Hence this shows my ability to care and engage with learners to motivate them to succeed in their studies. I also used to be part of the Youth Ministry in my local church in Asia aiming to delegate and invite local youths in the parish church to attend youth camps to empower the faith of Christianity to young people/generation. However, my marriage changed everything. My social life was completely limited as I was controlled by what I can do and who to meet or become friends with in this country. I suffered depression on and off as I struggle to find my purpose in this marriage. The only consolation I can be proud of was having my two beautiful girls. Until the assault happened April last year that completely changed my perspective and left our family home. Since then, I am fighting for my right to show to my ex-husband what I am capable of as a person. That I am a strong-willed woman, who would rather face the challenges in life than living in a controlled marriage for the rest of my life. Therefore, the new chapter of my life commenced. A strong, motivated woman found her inner confidence back and ready to face the world. I started doing modelling as I dreamed of as a child and I am chasing my dream. I accepted the test shoot in London, a day before Mothers Days last month, as a treat for myself. As a result, I was handpicked as a Finalist in a beauty pageant called Miss Face of Wales 2018. I was overwhelmed with this opportunities however I am enjoying it at the same time. Hence, I am empowering myself and inspiring another woman out there who struggles to find selfconfidence to not give up on their dreams. I am therefore welcoming opportunities in all types of commercial modelling as a mature Asian model. I would also love to showcase the plus-sized fashion modelling to empower more plus size woman to have that confidence in fashion and embrace their bodies. Feature me as: * Mature Model * Asian Model * Plus-sized Model * Commercial Model Our readers would love to get to know you more Rubelyn. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer? I am Asian Mature Model. I would love to represent the Asian community in all types of commercial modelling. I am an easy person to work with and very versatile. Loads of my friends and people I met along the way described me as very friendly, polite, and cheerful person ( always with a smile). It would be a pleasure to showcase my Asian heritage and the natural colour of my skin (tanned/brown). I will be grateful to explore different styles of modelling. I am determined person and let's collaborate. Rubelyn, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model? My passion is to inspire young people and to empower all women to find their inner self-confidence. That everyone deserves a right to be happy in their way without anyone stopping them to achieve their own goals in life. I would like to be a real-life model (not only in-front of a camera) and inspiration to all domestic abuse victims who are scared to leave their relationships because of fear, especially within the Asian community. Hence this inspired me to take this challenge as an Asian Mature Model as my platform and let my voice be heard out there. Who is your inspiration in life Rubelyn? How do you keep inspired? My inspiration is from my Faith to God. I believe that He is guiding me since I was a child. He is leading me to my path wherever it may be. I also believe that He is leading me in my purpose in this life. I am also having my inspiration for my two beautiful girls. I get my strength from them that I should keep going in life. I want them to see that life is not always perfect as they think it should be. I want to inspire them that life is full of challenges and lead them how to get through any struggles that may come in future since experiencing it first hand. We all make mistakes Rubelyn; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model, you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague. I haven't experienced any difficulty with a colleague within the model industry or experience any, however, I wished I could have handled differently during the shoots can be relevant to this question. As a beginner, I am still trying to get the grasps of how to do a pose in front of a camera or showcase more of my physical feature as I am still in the learning process. Hence I am taking this all gradually and hope to do my best in every shoot I am invited in to collaborate. Rubelyn, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs? I think I have to work based on what the theme of the shoot is about and what I am comfortable and capable of doing. I can prioritise clients needs based on researching on clients websites or social media/portfolio and learn from their works. Different photographers have different styles of photography hence I have to adopt on that. Aside from learning on clients portfolio, developing a good relationships with the clients makes a lot easier to both parties to create the image they wanted to produce. Hence communication skills and interpersonal skills are vital to delivering a good service to all clients. I will be starting on doing, for example, plus-size fashion modelling and then as my experience grows as well as my confidence, I will more prepared to take further steps on different styles of modelling. Therefore, I would always want to start a humble beginning until the right opportunity comes along. Please tell us Rubelyn, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model? I think the first strategy was to break the ice between me as a model and the clients (considering meeting new clients overtime). I aim to be friendly, approachable, easy going to clients/ versatile and develop that good rapport to make the shoot a success. Rubelyn, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work. I can use this good example when a model had no other idea to wear on our body beach theme shoot because she didn't bring much bikini/swimwear. So, I persuaded her to wear her underwear ( bra, and panty) and I lend my scarf to wrap around her hips and suggested to wear a black hat available in the model changing room at a time. So, we both created the image for the beach body and she agreed that is a good image take for a shoot. Rubelyn please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why? My proudest professional accomplishment as a Model is when I took my first ever Photo Shoot in London. It was my first time to go to London, and I don't know where to go, but I took it as a challenge and planned my journey from Wales to London. I was so nervous as I went on my own and with no friends or family to help me find the studio in Clapton. My first time to use the tube from Victoria station to Clapton. I felt like stepping out of nowhere in London but managed to stay cool and reached the studio. That was the bravest thing I have ever than since arriving in Wales. Since then, I broke that fear and next thing I know I drove 5 hours from Wales to Canvey Island Essex for my first ever collaboration. I feel amazing and fulfilled. Self-confidence is booming. Rubelyn, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it? I guess I haven't had enough experience to be creative in modelling but maybe a little-improvised pose in front of the camera to create the image needed. It's difficult when you are not aware if you're giving the right picture/ image to the photographer. Its exciting in away if I created something that is not expected to come out from the shoot. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?* * I think as a Model you have to be versatile and go with the flow during a shoot. There is no need for unnecessary things or showing attitudes towards clients and other models. Again, aim to be friendly and be approachable, enjoy the moment and have fun. Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for? Yes, I would love to collaborate with plus-size fashion designers, from photoshoots, television or catwalks. I am also interested in modelling in magazines / catalogues to showcase my Asian heritage. Photo Credits: Photographer: 22 Hackney Studios @ BA model.com


RUBELYN JAMES


Esther Ouellette


Esther Ouellette ModelingwithEsther@gmail.com @modelingwithesther http://www.modelingwithesther.com Country United States State / Region Tennessee Model ABOUT Brands, Products, Jewelry, Makeup, Style, Curvy Our readers would love to get to know you more Esther. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you? I am a poetry writer, a single mom to a son with Autism and a caregiver to my elderly mother who has been very ill the last ten years. I love the outdoors, sunshine, water, loud music and a walk to walk. Esther, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model? I have scouted 20 years ago but turned it down... At the time I was not ready. All these years later at 44, I told myself I should pursue this dream and show others it doesn't matter what your age you are still beautiful no matter age, stretch marks, curves. If you have a dream drive towards it and don't stop. Who is your inspiration in life Esther? How do you keep inspired? My inspiration has and always will be my mother. She worked as a nurse all her life to take care of and support six children. No, we did not have it all, but we had what we needed. In a sick way but watching her continue on day after day exhausted but continuing. I will always aspire to be like her. We all make mistakes Esther; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you want to you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague. Looking more into the reality of the agreements and Free Work in modelling and picture quality, professionalism Vs. Hobby photographers. Esther, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs? I keep a daily planner at all times, every time I make a shoot or meet a makeup artist have other appts for my mom or son, I keep everything very organised like that. Sometimes last minute things arrive, and I lose a couple of hours sleep or have to do extra sometimes, I've been figuring it out. Please tell us, Esther, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model? First, I always have to be sure I plan for my mom and son, food, medications, clothing if I'm going to be away, so things are easily prepped and prepared for them. I usually start preparing for photo shoots before scheduling trying to come up with the outfit or theme then I book the shoot after speaking with the photographer to communicate everything that's possible. Then I begin preparing costumes and usually too many but that way I'm not under if more are needed. Esther, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully. Stuck in a rut so to speak when the photographer didn't know what else to do, I threw in some different poses, and it turned into something unusual. Esther, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why? I recently posted a photo taken while in Nashville Tennessee and was scouted by Luxe Beauty. I felt like a queen. Esther, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it? Tomorrow I'm doing a photo shoot of dresses, and out of the blue, I wanted something fun to be added to it. I decided on a belly dancer theme. I'm not a belly dancer so that part will be tricky. I was amazed the photographer was as excited as I. I was worried about all the shiny items involved. He said it would be no problem. I love communicating it becomes such teamwork and a coordinated effort. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?* * Be yourself, love yourself, do what you choose to do. Don't think of it as a competition with anyone or it will be too stressful. Stay true to you. Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of partnership you are looking for? Brands, Creatives, Fashion but I do not meet the requirements for the runway. Photo Credits: Photographer: Patrick Collins Nashville Tn @PLCPhotography MUA: Mai Hazboun Nashville Tn @maimakeupartist17


Jenn DeSantis Influencer


Jenn DeSantis jenn.desantis@gmail.com @jenndesantismusic https://jenndesantis.wixsite.com/jenndesantis Country United States State / Region Pennsylvania Influencer ABOUT I am a 23-year-old Rock pianist, songwriter, producer and singer. My genre is known to be "unknown, eclectic, and Classic Rock influenced." My theatric rock style and Evanescence-like voice & dark fashion sense catch the eyes of many. One well-known composer from Denmark, Mark Wind, said: “She has a unique blend of different genres that work so incredibly well, I could pick her out of thousands of artists and that is a wonderful accomplishment." Starting at two years old, I would play the piano learning just by ear. My grandfather plays by ear tremendously, and my great-grandfather played the piano for silent films. I started singing at age 6, songwriting at age 10 and recording at age 11. In middle school and high school, I sold two albums for charity putting half of the funds to the Child Advocacy Center & Show Hope, (orphanage in China) My Inspirations: Queen, ELO, Ani Difranco, Lady GaGa, David Bowie, Alanis Morissette, Elton John, Blondie, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, The Beatles, and many more. I have interned at SubCat Studios (Summer 2015) where I managed their social media accounts, set up for live studio sessions, and edited tracks. Summer of 2016, I became venue manager of Funk N Waffles during the summer in Syracuse. My last year of college, I became President of the Songwriter's Club on campus hosting open mics on/off campus, creating songwriting workshops, etc. and finished recording my album, "Surreality." Spring 2017, I got my BA in Music Industry and Audio Production at SUNY Oneonta. My single "Someone Else" off of the upcoming album "Surreality" is available on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, etc. Jenn DeSantis specializes in: - Social Media Promotion - Audio Production - Songwriting - Performing Our readers would love to get to know you more Jenn. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer? What is unique about me is that I don't follow the industry rules of "what is popular." My music has been known as an unknown genre, eclectic, very passionate, and unusual in melody. It's Rock with theatrical, funk, and classical elements. Ever since I was little, I had it in my head to never create a "too basic" melody line. But, I never make it too complex that it's not considered catchy. Lyric wise, you can compare me to Ani Difranco or Alanis. There's a lot of passion behind my words, and every song tells a very detailed story. My fashion sense is dark, gothic, with a little bit of funk! I think that's exactly what my music is like. It brings a different flavour to what is considered "catchy." I am a self-employed session musician, songwriter, and performer that never fails to make an audience want more. I'm proud of that. Jenn, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as an Influencer? I would love to be a touring musician and impact as many people as possible with my lyrics. I want more people to tell me they cry after hearing "Someone Else" because it shows me that I am doing something impactful here. I'm getting to the core of these lovely people, and I am raising them up. I started as an influencer when I was asked to promote ItWorks green products. From there, I got other companies wanting me to promote their jewellery, hair product, etc. Who is your inspiration in life Jenn? How do you stay inspired as Influencer? That is a hard question! My inspiration recently is Lady GaGa. In fact, when you look at her history with music, she is a lot like me. Started playing the piano by ear and had to lug her keyboard around different venues. She has this theatric, edgy way about her too. She doesn't care if she is outrageous sometimes. She is passionate about her music, and she shows her true self in every form. We all make mistakes Jenn; we wish we could take back. What was the error you made in the past that you want to you can bring back? A mistake I could take back would be when I never stood up for myself at school. I let bullies attack me all the time and never was strong enough to stand up for myself. High school as a senior was not the best for me. It was honestly hell. Always speak up for yourself because you can never rely on others do it for you. Jenn, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients? I am a great leader. I listen to my clients very well. I always give honest feedback too about their work. I am friendly and personable. Hence, if something serious comes up for them, I understand entirely. I get things done on time, and I am consistent. Please tell us, Jenn, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family? Not going to lie, it can get difficult. If I find myself wrapped up in work, I now notice. I know when to prioritise work. I like to get up early and do my job so I can have time for friends and family. Balance is key! Jenn, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way to work successfully. A client sent me one of his works. The way he sang was not matching up to the rhythm of the melody. I told him what he needed to work on. I sent him a recording of me singing it on rhythm. I said "practice singing it this way with metronome or drum machine. Remove the metronome slowly & remember syllables are so important in music. Make sure they syllables align with the rhythm. Feel the rhythm, get confident with it!" So he did. He became so much better.

Jenn, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as an Influencer. Being an ItWorks influencer made me proud because it's standing up for something I believe in, taking care of your body! I love their products, and my fans were asking me questions about it. It made me feel good to promote a product I was passionate about. I am all about trying to stay healthy. Jenn, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it? I am always creative with my work! I think that's why I love being a musician so much. I have this song called "The What Ifs" that is in 5/4 and 3/4 time signatures. I wanted to get funky with it. The different, funky time signatures playing back and forth signify the jumping thoughts in my brain. Rage to hope back to rage. This new song I wrote is about a breakup and still holding hope for the other person to come back one day, but also being too crushed to think about the hope when he/she is already with another person. My mind was racing from hopeful to hopeless again and again. It was "messy", so this song shows my frustration for sure. Sometimes, the chords are so complicated; it is hard for my fingers to go where they need to! Lol, I have small fingers. You'd be surprised. What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as an Influencer?* * Keep being awesome. Keep posting. Keep being you but emphasising what you are all about. Do your thing! As long as you are passionate and putting yourself out there, opportunities will come to you. I promise. Maybe not quickly, but the more hard work you accomplish, the more success you will receive. Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of partnership you are looking for? Absolutely. I am looking to collaborate with fashion brands, creatives, talents, fashion models, promoting products, etc. You name it. Now for the best part Jenn! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work. Photo Credits: Photographer for Cover Photo 1, 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9: Jenn DeSantis Photographer for Photo 10: Bill Evans AIMLESS PHOTOGRAPHY Cover Photo 2, 3, 5: Cameron Uilleam


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