MODEL citizen magazine ISSUE NO. 6
MAGAZINE THAT FEATURES
CREATIVES IN THE FASHION
INDUSTRY, AROUND THE WORLD.
UNKNOWN TALENTS AROUND THEGLOBE
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CHOOSE YOUR COVER RECOGNISING FASHION MODELS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, DESIGNERS, MAKEUP ARTISTS, CREATIVE, DIRECTORS, STYLISTS, HAIR STYLISTS, LABELS, BLOGGERS, AND AGENCIES
"LACK OF SLEEP. SLEEP IS MY BABY, NOT ONLY BECAUSE OF THE REST FACTOR, A PORTION OF MY IMAGINATIVE AND CREATIVE CONCEPTS DERIVE FROM DREAMLAND. IF I DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T GET ENOUGH, IT EFFECTS MY MOOD, ENERGY AND COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS."
Tell us about yourself: Why do you want to work as a model? Why are you interested in modelling as a career? I didn’t get signed with a modeling agency until the age of 26. I consider myself a “Jacquelyn“ of all trades. My first job was at 14 years old doing janitorial work at my high school for the summer in my small hometown in Wisconsin. Since then I’ve had an array of jobs as a fine jewellery consultant, commissioned sales rep, life guarding, in home care assistance. As of most recent,I've been working as a fashion model and directing shoot productions In New York City. Don't let where you start dictate where you finish. How important is modelling education: Have you attended modelling courses? What related courses or studies have you taken? Knowledge is power, its essential to have a base understanding of how to pose, walk and move for the camera and/or audience. Once a model has a achieved that a the basic posture then she/he will be free to ad their own personality and flair! It's also wise to legally educate yourself and have model basic disclosure forms, contracts and/or agreements forms on hand for any kind of work paid or not. Protect yourself! What do you think makes someone “fit” to be a model? I’m not going to sugar coat this. A model must be healthy physically, mentally and make healthy lifestyle choices. Eating natural unprocessed foods, regular skin care regime and regular (Healthy) detoxing are good examples of healthy lifestyle choices. It's all about educating yourself on what best for you. Physically, a model should be within or at least very close proximity to the healthy limits of their BMI. If you are a skeleton draped with bad skin, you need to start making some changes and fast! Mental health is attained from finding personal balance and setting boundaries. This can be done by dissecting if certain foods/ substances, people or situations are casing an emotional toll and eradicate the negative immediately and completely! If something/someone doesn’t feel right, it’s probably not. What are your goals as a model? How do you see yourself progressing in this field? I continuously strive to be a good model by practicing being the best version of myself and will continue to do so thought the rest of my life by doing whats right me while being kindly unapologetic about it. We all constantly change in life and what is right for us now won’t nessesarily be the same tomorrow, next week, next year or in 20 years! I will continue to evolve as a person and as a model by staying true to who I am and my unique personalities. Actors don’t take accept roles that do not covey some part of them and neither should models. What do you know about advertising and psychology? One theory in the psychology and advertisement is to have a target audience and what they see is what the will “embody”. Case and point: The understanding is if a younger women is wearing clothes designed for a target audience for the “mature woman” then that is how mature women will see themselves as “younger”. Personally, I think this is a flawed concept as younger models in most cases do not have the curves, limited experience and personality to reach such an audience. And of course there is the saying “sex sells” which is most certainly true! To me, the idea of “sex” is the misconception of sex appeal and if someone is confinement that is both sexy and appealing. I find that photography in itself is really subjective, but in mass advertising images can be over perfected. How do you communicate with people? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements? In my four years living in NYC I’ve seen people come and go. Being a people person and exuding patience are essential traits have in order to survive in New York City. I would have been long gone, if I didn’t demonstrate these qualities. Hailing from the Midwest, hands down I am pre dis-positioned to be kind to a fault! Getting upset, mad or angry does not feel good and makes me sick. We have the choice to be cruel or kind and for reasons stated, I choose the latter. When it comes to requirements I am open minded, but essentially it comes down to what they are. Do you eat nutritiously? How often do you exercise or go to the gym? My food regime is about 80 percent raw consisting of fresh and organic fruits and veggies. No dairy or gluten and I gave up caffeine and only eat meat once a week. Right away in the morning I drink a glass or two of purified lemon water to hydrate and awaken my internal organs and keep drinking lots of water throughout the day. Breakfast is basically the same everyday, either a smoothie with a side of fruit or a personal nutrient packed oatmeal concoction. I have become a guru of teas and have recently became a Matcha tea lover! I stay in shape by swimming, running, dancing and in everyday life walking around NYC. Yoga is a must at least once a week, stretching and practicing breathing is too often over looked. What is your dream role as a model? My dream role as a model is to be a good role model. Do you have any limitations? How do you define your boundaries when choosing to accept a modelling request? Considering the extent of my work history I am well aware of what is considered good and bad treatment in the work environment and by using common sense. When It comes
Please let our readers know about you. I’m professional model, actress, art director and aspiring creative director in fashion and short film cinema. Based in New York City namely Chelsea Manhattan. Sunsets, nature time and walking my dog are staples in my life. The movements of animals and nature centres and grounds me. I practice a holistic approach to life by incorporating a mostly a whole food diet, I use essential oils in almost everything and surround myself with positive and outgoing individuals. Why do you aspire to be an artistic director? I’m designed by default. Throughout childhood, I had a keen eye for beauty, creativity and an interest in everything! I would cut out pictures beautiful places, people and things from my Uncle’s large National Geographic stash and taped them on the bedroom wall in front of my bed. At the age eight, my parents divorced leading to a series of events that caused a shaky home life for many years. I focused my energy in school and plethora of activities ranging from dance, music, art clubs, dark room photography to creating mini commercial portfolios digitally designed. Through the years I had become a well-rounded artist, and by the fall of my Senior year, I knew I wanted to produce and direct in the Arts! In a small Wisconsin farm town that prospect is a bit far fetched. My choir teacher was the star of the school; she was beautiful, talented and familiar with NYC for choir trips and just seemed a bit more cultured thus I confided this to her and only her. I’ll never forget how she threw her head back chuckling and said,“ you know that’s a hard job ”. I was stunned and frankly embarrassed. I dropped chorus for the following semester. For the next six years I lived life by trail and errors, at one point I took an interesting psychology and was accepted into the UW-Madison School of Psychology. Needless to say, it wasn’t for and after a semester I left not only several thousand more debts, but with an overwhelming paranoia that I might have at least five personality disorders. Just Kidding, but it can happen. Soon after I became a lifeguard and met someone whom I can say now is my dear friend, Tom. Tom was a fellow lifeguard was the first person who saw my potential almost right away. He consistently endowed me with encouragement and was the first to mention that I maybe board in WI and belong somewhere diverse like New York. For a good year and a half, he was my creative counterpart. I was doing a summer of travelling and “soul searching” and on a fluke, I came to New York on a short visit to see a friend in late July 2012. To make a long story short, lets just say I never went back. It was the most spontaneous thing I’ve ever done. Living in New York, I’m surrounded by creative and have been granted opportunities that have changed my life. I’ve achieved more in the past four years in NYC then in those six posts high school. New York is home to me, and I can express all five those personalities with them being considered a disorder here. I most certainly will admit to taking the road much less travelled, but the high and low of the experiences morphed me into this “Jacqueline of all trades”. I had to take a few crash courses in the school of life, but essence I always had it, just needed a little reminder. What have you learned from mistakes on the artistic director job? 1.
It’s important to an always initiate a connection with every team member. It’s a vital to get an understanding of attitude, egos and the personalities of your team before hand and vice versa. Cultivate and be apart of a team you can trust. Keep calm and stay true to who you and in the end, your going to be alright.
In my first self-produced professional collaboration needed to get a fast replacement for a film maker less than two days before the shoot date. My PA (whom will go unnamed.) found a suitable replacement. After my approving the filmmaker my PA immediately informed me he had already forwarded the project overview and call sheet to the already, but no such thing was done. As a result, there was a big misconception on both ends between the film maker and myself causing confusion and delays on the project. I accepted the full blame because I didn’t make that initial connection and to that didn’t both me. Regardless, I worked very hard in pre-production, invested my money into this project and most importantly my name was on it. Thus I was determined to figure out what went wrong. I asked about the email, and the film maker confirmed he that never received any email regarding the Concept Overview. Additionally, he was told a completely different concept by the PA. It came to rise that the PA had his agenda and took advantage of the situation. Considering the circumstances the filmmaker and I were able to clear the air and find common ground with each other. What is your biggest weakness? Lack of sleep. Sleep is my baby, not only because of the rest factor, a portion of my imaginative and creative concepts derive from dreamland. If I don’t get enough, it effects my mood, energy and cognitive functions. If clients are reading this interview, why should they hire you as fashion creative consultant position? I’m holistic in my approach and use tact in the quality of creative outputs. I value creating and maintaining my client relationships assisting them to achieve the desired vision for their campaign needs. When I have a vision, I’m ambitious, resourceful and optimistic in negating the occasional obstacles.
What is your biggest weakness? Lack of sleep. Sleep is my baby, not only because of the rest factor, a portion of my imaginative and creative concepts derive from dreamland. If I don’t get enough, it effects my mood, energy and cognitive functions. If clients are reading this interview, why should they hire you as fashion creative consultant position? I’m holistic in my approach and use tact in the quality of creative outputs. I value creating and maintaining my client relationships assisting them to achieve the desired vision for their campaign needs. When I have a vision, I’m ambitious, resourceful and optimistic in negating the occasional obstacles. What companies have you worked for in the past? • • • • • • • • • • •
Modelling Affiliations with BMG Models New York Central Casting, NYC House of Horology, NYC Adrian Alicea, NYC NYFW Art Hearts Fashion Charity Show SS 2016 UW-Madison School of Design Fashion Show Bare Tree Apparel, Madison WI Green Festival Fashion Show NYC Campari Calendar YK Gotti Music Video
Tell us your most recent project/s. My latest productions were two upscale, low budget professional collaborations. Producing two look book shoots and a short fashion film called “The Visit” models wearing fashion creations by local up and coming designers SuShe, Bejan Moers and Jet-11. I conceived, supervised and curated both projects from start to finish. In preparation, I scheduled and organised some meetings and fittings with all of the creators. The attitudes were grandiose and provocative, over all feel was mysterious and seductive. The overall concept aimed for that rare Manhattan luxury lifestyle. We were fortunate to use my close friend’s home, a stunning spacious 3,500 square foot private loft located in Chelsea Manhattan for both shoots and shooting the fashion film, The Visit. Tell us your most memorable experience as an artistic director? The morning of my second self-produced professional collaboration I received a cancellation from the MUA, and a model cancelled the day prior! I was shocked for about 30 seconds and got into problem-solving mode. Went and bought photo makeup quickly before hand and stepped in as the second model. Thus, I ended up doing the hair, makeup for both myself and the other model, modelling, curating and producing that project. My most memorable moment was seeing how well everything came out from that day; I was very proud of myself.
What advice could you give to the aspiring and amateur artistic director? Become familiar with Adobe Cloud, CS6 and Final Cut Pro Programs and have an eye for detail. Start investing in a high-quality portfolio. Professional Collaborations are great because saves money and your around others that are just as passionate and skilled ready to make those career moves. How can people reach you for work purposes?
Linkedin Profile: h t t p s : / / w w w. l i n k e d i n . c o m / i n / presley-pryce-235770125 Tell us an inspiring story. As lengthy as you want. At the age of 21, I was asked to model for the UW-Madison Fashion School’s Runway Show. I had never modelled before was assigned to be the opening model to walk the show. I set the tone and rocket it! Afterwards I was feeling pretty good with a nice adrenalin rush, but even so didn’t have an aspiration to be a professional model. Later that week I met up with some relatively good of friends mine and told them a bit about the show what a great experience it was. Its vibes were chill, and everyone seemed interested until a so-called friend blurted out: “Most models are retired at your age! Your 21, forget it your ship has sailed.” That statement changed everything. Jump head five years to 2015. At the age of 26 I was signed with a New York Modeling Agency, have been showcased in NYWF runways show, publications and music videos. This past summer of 2016 revealed my best work in in modelling to date start a career path in creative/artistic direction. At 28 I feel this is just the beginning. Beside, who needs a ship when you’re a pink dolphin?
Tell us about yourself. My creations are inspired by and based on my love for art. My shows are therefore more of a theatre piece than a classic catwalk presentation and always based on a theme”. I have shown some spectacular themes such as “Alice & the dolls” in 2011 (one of his very first shows), “The birth of the psycho” in 2012 and “The Nutcracker” in the Talent Lab of the Amsterdam fashion Week in 2013. I have also had the opportunity to follow internships with the great Chinese Designer Sheguang Hu working from Holland and Eco designers Ellen Willink and Kasia Markowska (Polish origin). At what age did you start becoming fascinated with fashion? I think I was around 8 years old, I made plastic clothes and dressed my nieces.
How do you stay updated on the current trends? I try not to follow trends. I look at magazines, the internet etc., but I do not so much so that I would be influenced by others, I want to do my own thing. How important is Fashion Week for you? Fashion week is important I think for all designers because you can present yourself better. How do you choose your models during the fashion week? If I do a show, I often work with solid models that I find enjoyable. What is your dream job? To start a fashion academy in the Caribbean What are your plans for the future? Where do you see yourself taking your designing career? I see myself teaching in the Caribbean, I want to share my knowledge/experience with others (students).
Name the top three things in your designing kit that are must-haves? I think you always have to spend more money for basic pants, dress and a bag (clutch) all in black. These must-haves can be used more often in various combinations. Tell us your most unforgettable experience as a designer? My unforgettable experience was the Amsterdam Fashion Week 2013. What is your biggest accomplishment as a designer? It could this year if I receive my first award, for putting together a positive image for Curacao. This award had been enriched by The Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary of Curaรงao (The Hague, Netherlands). Favorite all time designer? Agatha Ruiz de la Prada
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“My aspiration in life is to put the first Art Academy School in the Caribbean (Curacao) with difFerent classes, like, photography, fashion, art, graphic design, video etc’.”
Photo by: Magic Owen Photography Styling: Marina Sardanopoli Design: David Paulus Model: Victoria Lindsay Coutts Hair: Jason Padgehair Paget Make up: Eva Gruszczynska (Missevamua)
"I think in this job it is very important to be patient, and friendly. Try to give honour, and give thanks to everything."
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Tell us about yourself: Why do you want to work as a model? Why are you interested in modelling as a career? My name is David Szabo. I live in Hungary which I love and find very beautiful. I think I stood in front of the camera for the first time when I was 21 years old. At the time I had a long beard and my friend was asking me why I wasn’t a model. So we started my first session, and I loved the feel. More and more people sought me, I met new people, and I loved it. How important is modelling education: Have you attended modelling courses? What related courses or studies have you taken? I haven’t had any professional training, but I would try it if I ever had the chance. Right now, I am just trying my best and learning during every photo shoot. I talk to the photographers, stylists, and everyone is very helpful. Maybe I’m just lucky. What do you think makes someone “fit” to be a model? Internal radiation, body and mental balance are very important. I’m a very spiritual boy, so to me it is very important. The body, mind, and soul should be balanced. What are your goals as a model? How do you see yourself progressing in this field? I would love to be an international model. I would like a good mother agency because currently I am a freelance model, but it is not too easy. I didn’t give up, despite facing many challenges as a freelancer. What do you know about the advertisement industry, advertising psychology and photography? I think the advertisement industry, advertising psychology and photography are very fast industries with maximum demands. Every casting requires you to prove that you are the best.
How do you communicate with people? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; requirements? Yes sure, I think in this job it is very important to be patient, and friendly. Try to give honour, and give thanks to everything. Do you eat nutritiously? How often do you exercise or go to the gym? Yes, it is very important. I think the mind, body and mental balance are very important. So I use vitamins and minerals every day, I go to yoga regularly, and I prefer the body weight workout. I try to be vegetarian but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very hard to me. What is your dream role as a model? I would like traveling a lot and talking to new people, to experience new things. I love seeing new countries, nature, and experiencing new feelings. Since my first photo shoot, this has been my dream. Do you have any limitations? How do you define your boundaries when choosing to accept a modelling request? I try to give the best of myself and listen to the reactions. A lot of limitations exist in our mind, but we need to be open to what others have to say about us. State your availability: Would you travel? Work full-time, part time? Any hours? I work part-time. Tell us what's your memorable experience so far. The experience of human goodness around me every day; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that simple!
Model: Dávid Szabó Photographer : Nikoletta Papastergiu Stylist: Дмитрий Гроник Photographer : Bence Szabó Stylist: Bence Szabó Designer: Retrock Hungary Photographer : Márk Szalay Stylist: Elliot Parker Designer: Ryan Clothes Photographer : Zoltán Bíró Makeup Artist: Gergő Batai Hair Stylist: Annabella Bakos Stylist: Frida Balla
Tell us about yourself: Why do you want to work as a model? Why are you interested in modelling as a career? I've been playing soccer since I was 3 and I am 23 now. The sport has given everything. I played four years of varsity soccer in high school and won the first ever Men's soccer Central Coast Championship title during my junior year. I went on to play three years at NCAA D1 level at San Jose State. I graduated with a bachelors in communication studies. Now I play professional soccer for Louisville City FC in the United Soccer League and model in my spare time. I see a bright future in modeling. Whether I keep playing professionally or not, I am confident I will have a promising modeling career because my ambition is greater than any factor that might threaten to stop me. How important is modelling education: Have you attended modelling courses? What related courses or studies have you taken? I think that education in general is important because it allows us to master our craft(s). The more we learn about how to hold a pose and what pose to use depending on the scenario, the more effective we are. I have not attended any modeling classes but I have done a lot of online research on the field of modeling. What do you think makes someone â&#x20AC;&#x153;fitâ&#x20AC;? to be a model? It is all relative. If you have nice hands but ugly feet, it obvious you won't get a lot of feet work. Or you might, if they are making a commercial that needs ugly feet. I am fit because of my good looks but more than that I am an easy going person that always works towards being the best I can which allows me to grow and gives the client what they need or want. What are your goals as a model? How do you see yourself progressing in this field? I plan to use my imagine to encourage other athletes/ men/ women to use what they have. Make every "weakness" your strength. When I was growing up, people would make fun of my big ears and I hated it. Now it doesn't bother me one bit because I have fully accepted who and how I am physically. I was blessed with a good jaw which I'm thankful for but it's one thing to be thankful and another to use it to your own advantage (in my case for modeling).
What do you know about the advertisement industry, advertising psychology and photography? We all have needs and wants and we want what we don't need. We also like to feel appreciated in one way or another and that's why [popular] models are used to attract the common eye. "Oh look maybe if I wear that HM sweater I'll be/feel like David Beckham". How do you communicate with people? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; requirements? I am friendly and will start a conversation with anyone. If a dog at the park barks at me, I'm starting a conversation. I am not crazy, I promise. Do you eat nutritiously? How often do you exercise or go to the gym? I am a professional soccer player so my performance depends on what I eat and how I exercise. I go to the gym four days a week but train 6 days a week. What is your dream role as a model? I admire the work of other professional athletes so anything that has to do with Adidas or Nike commercials would be a dream role. The one commercial I love and always remember is the Aqua de Gio cologne ad that has the guy diving into the water, then coming out and kissing the girl in a white bikini. Do you have any limitations? How do you define your boundaries when choosing to accept a modelling request? If it has to do with hurting animals or promoting anything that takes advantage of another humans wellbeing, I won't do it. State your availability: Would you travel? Work full-time, part-time? Any hours? During the off season (November- mid February) I am more flexible since I only train and do some modeling. I would travel If travel expenses are paid for or the rate is enough to cover my travel.
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I keep playing [football] professionally " Whether or not, I am confident I will have a promising modeling career because my ambition is greater than any factor that might threaten to stop me.
My aspiration in life is to leave a legacy that generations can use as guidance. My legacy will consist of these three crucial values: 1. Invest in yourself 2. Don't waste time 3. Help others
Everyone's goal should be to become the best they can be We can only accomplish that by constantly learning and applying what we learn along the way to create a solid bridge for those who follow along. Time is our most precious treasure. Many of us tend to bury it and try to dig it up when its too late. Life is so unpredictable that the only real thing we have control over is our actions through out our days on here on earth. Everyday we should take advantage of every single breath of oxygen. In the end, nothing will matter if we do not use what we were given and use it to make someone else's life better. We must constantly work to help others. These three thins are interlinked. We selflessly invest in ourselves to take a minute to teach those who do not have the means to learn for themselves.
Tell us about yourself and your daughter. How did she get her interest in modelling and as a parent, how did you talk to her? Karina started acting from Year 1. She loves the process of filming, happy posing. She loves shooting. For her, it is having fun. How important is modelling education: Has she attended modelling courses? What related courses or studies has she taken? No, Karina did not attend courses. The ability to pose comes with experience and through nature. But the classes are definitely needed for some, even just for life, not modelling. What do you know about the advertisement industry, advertising psychology, and photography? When you are in this industry, then, of course, you begin to understand why it requires such a type, chose this model, I know how casting should go, and where your guy is not exactly needed. How to correctly set up a light and why is this product so popular. When you know how to create ads, you select a product more carefully. How do you communicate with people? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; requirements? We've been very lucky with the customers, and everyone was kind and open. In general, we are always friendly and patient. Does she eat nutritiously? How do you balance her studies and modelling career? Yes, we are watching the food. A balanced intake of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. There are a lot of vegetables and fruits and a little sweets. This year, Karina is in the first grade. I hope we can make it. In addition to school and modelling, she goes to music school, theatre courses and is engaged in synchronised swimming.
What is her dream role as a model? What do you aspire for him/her? No dreams to do something in modelling. If tomorrow she does not want to model any more, then we'll just go to do something else Does she have any limitations? How do you define her boundaries when choosing to accept a modelling request? It must be a good photographer or a trusted customer. We also believe in our Agency. State her availability: Would you travel? Work full-time, part-time? Any hours? We love to travel. We will gladly agree on shooting abroad. Can work the whole day. With a good team, time flies and you don't get tired. As a parent, what pieces of advice could you give to the parents reading this? Love your children, listen to what they tell you and then you will make a great team! F o r K a r i n a : Te l l u s y o u r m o s t memorable experience in modelling so far? She says her most memorable experiences were a trip to Italy and shooting with live Fox.
Instagram: karina.kashirskaya Facebook: karina.kashirskaya Email: reNta5@yandex.ru Mother: Renata
"[I have] a balanced intake of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. There are a lot of vegetables and fruits and a little sweets. This year,
Karina is in the first grade. I hope we can make it. In addition to
and modelling, she goes to music school, theatre courses and is engaged in synchronised
PHOTO CREDITS Vika Kashalova
Yana Aist Yana Kalina Anastasiia Serdyukova
"When I make
as much for myself, as it is for anyone else. It’s like making art to me, it’s
At what age did you start becoming fascinated with fashion? Why did you decide to make it your career? I was always really attracted to clothing from a young age and I used to play dress ups a lot with my mother’s clothing. When I was 16 my parents bought me a sewing machine for my birthday, I was utterly obsessed. I just loved sewing and making little things. Since I was little, I was always interested in historical fashion and loved watching period movies because of the beautiful costumes. I moved to Melbourne to study costume design but then swapped to fashion because I wanted to make clothing that drew on the past but was still relevant and wearable. I am a maker and I can't imagine not ever creating and using my hands so this is definitely the career for me. What have you learned during your degree at RMIT, and how do you think it will help you achieve your future goals and aspirations? RMIT was great and really gave me all the tools and skills I need for the big world of fashion. I learnt discipline, work ethic and time management, on top of a wide range of technical and creative skills. It helped me realise my potential and brought me so much closer to my creativity and goals. What do you hope to do after you graduate? Where would you like to be in 5 years’ time? I'd like to start my own label. I want to be my own boss and create a spot in the industry. Hopefully in 5 years I'll be at the helm of my own global brand, making beautiful and meaningful clothing for women all over the world. Tell us your most unforgettable experience during your studies so far. Completely my graduate collection 'Widows Weeds' was the most unforgettable experience for me. I poured a lot of myself into my collection and it was really emotionally fueled. Seeing it finished was a proud moment and gave me a lot of closure on some personal things I was going through during the end of my degree. What are your biggest goals, and how do you hope to achieve them? To make clothing that is meaningful, in-deposable and sustainably conscience. When I make clothing, it’s as much for myself, as it is for anyone else. It’s like making art to me, it’s therapy. For me the most important thing to remain authentic to myself and what I believe in and stand for, slowing working towards total satisfaction.
The fashion industry is constantly changing and evolving. What are your views on this? I can only hope the industry will slowly move back towards a more traditional model. A slower, more thoughtful and environmentally conscience one. Do you have advice for others who are considering undertaking a design course? Be ready for hard work and to abandon your commitments outside of the classroom. Live, eat and breath your work. Who is your favourite all-time designer, and why? Ann Demeulemeester, has had the biggest impact on me. She knew how to make clothing that was poetic and told stories, creating her own dark and romantic fantasy world. Always drawing on the past but making it new. I have always really admired the ability to tell stories with clothing.
"My aspiration in life is to be at the helm
of my own global brand, making beautiful and meaningful clothing for women all over the world.
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SAVIN www.vladsavin.com.au MODEL
HAIR AND MAKEUP
MAC Cosmetics and Eleven Australia www.instagram.com/robpoveymua
"Q: What do you think makes someone â&#x20AC;&#x153;fitâ&#x20AC;? to be a model? A: Confidence and loving who you are, not what you look like."
Tell us about yourself: Why do you want to work as a model? Why are you interested in modelling as a career? The only way I want to live is positive and to show others the key to a happy life is to just be happy when you wake up and don't let go of it. Modeling is one of the best and most fun ways to meet new people and learn that you can't just be a pretty face. What do you think makes someone “fit” to be a model? Confidence and loving who you are, not what you look like. What are your goals as a model? How do you see yourself progressing in this field? My goal is to turn a corner and see my face. I believe I can do it, and so do the people that have met me. What do you know about the advertisement industry, advertising psychology and photography? A picture can say something it wasn't intended to say. How do you communicate with people? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements? I try my best to treat everyone the way I would want to be. I'm a deep person so I'm pretty good at talking about things that actually matter in life. Do you eat nutritiously? How o$en do you exercise or go to the gym? I cook 5 dinners a week, rarely go out, and I go to the gym about 3-4 times a week, but mostly for yoga. What is your dream role as a model? To experience new places and have people want to be like me, just like I want to be like successful models. State your availability: Would you travel? Work full-time, part-time? Any hours? I would travel to only "safe" areas in the world. If I could do modeling full time I would in a heart beat, but for now any hours would work. Tell us what's your memorable experience so far. Shooting in Speedos in the middle of the art district in Miami with Ivan Sanchez.
PHOTO CREDITS • RON • •
REAGAN IVAN SANCHEZ ETNOS FASHION
â&#x20AC;&#x153; Draw inspiration from life, be passionate about what you do and never loose sight of what's important to you.
How did you get where you are now in your career? I have a strong passion for photography for several years now, joined a local Camera Club and won several annual competitions within the club. My focus was on Landscape, Urban, Street and Travel Photography. I have been commissioned for commercial work and have a collection of self-published books. In February I was approached by a local model to work with him on a new portfolio and since then have been going from strength to strength working with established and new models in my (home) studio. How did your education prepare you for the future? I have no education model-photography but rather depend on my innovative and passionate approach of showcasing the best of each model. Do you feel like youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve met your goals and are successful? My model and studio photography is still in its infancy but I am pleased with my success so far and have big ambitions to grow portfolios of enthusiastic models. What advice would you give someone who is young and wants to have such a position as yours one day? Dreams can come true if you believe in yourself. Who is your inspiration? I have too many heroes to mention, and draw inspiration from people who never give up on their dreams in life. What Photography related things do you recommend? Display your passion. Draw inspiration from life, be passionate about what you do and never loose sight of what's important to you. What is my Favourite Camera? Currently a Sony ax7II.
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Pursuit of Dreams From the age of 6, I knew I wanted to become a chef. I have always enjoyed cooking and everything associated with it. So at the age of 14, I fulfilled my first dream and started my 3.5 years’ apprenticeship. After my mandatory Military service in Germany, I moved to the UK, where I worked in an English Country House as a Commis Chef de cuisine. In 1991 another dream became a reality when I had the opportunity to move to California and continued working as a chef in Sacramento. My profession changed many times over the years to achieve further dreams. By moving into the hospitality industry, I had the advantage of working (and living) in several States along the Westcoast of America. Ambition, hard work and having a dream allowed me to work my way from Porter up to being Director of Front Office Services (including a historic Landmark Hotel in Southern California). The next pursuit was to move back to Europe and after 12 years loving live in the US, I completed that goal and moved back to the UK (Oxfordshire) and continued working in the Hotel Industry. The death of my sister in 2005 made me re-evaluate my life and my dreams and my ambitions slightly changed. I was now in the pursuit of a ‘regular job’, Monday to Friday, 9 to 5, with a focus on enjoying life with friends and family. Throughout my life, I always had a huge interest in photography, mainly Travel- and Street Photography, Landscape and the odd Portrait here and there. As I entered Office Management, I purchased my first DSLR Camera and I had time to focus on this photography passion, took a few basic courses, entered a local photography club and found success in the following years as my work was good enough to receive top marks and winning the annual club competitions in “Black and white photo prints”, “Digital Portfolio” and runner-up in the “Travel Photography” category. I received commercial commissions, self-published a few books and created my website and brand (markusbrehmphotography). It’s hard to imagine now, that only nine months ago, I wasn’t even thinking of starting out in the Model, fashion and portrait ‘division’ of photography. A friend (and former model) approached me in February 2016 to help him create an up-to-date portfolio. His confidence in my work was good enough for me to invest in some studio kit and I have been pursuing my passion of photography in ways I could only dream off. I had the opportunity and privilege of working with over 25 models since and the biggest accolade came when Model Citizen App and Magazine contacted me. Your comment of finding my images ‘simple and raw in nature’ and that you were interested in featuring me is a highlight, and I sincerely appreciate it. I have been commissioned by an Independent High Street Optician chain, to shoot a campaign for a prominent sunglasses manufacturer and these images will be part of their sales strategy and be featured throughout 2017. To sum up my life’s story in a statement about my aspiration in life: “Draw inspiration from life, be passionate about what you do and never lose sight of what’s important to you.”
PHOTO CREDITS MODELS JAMES NOBURY EDWARD GRIFFITH MAX MURELLI DANNY LG LUKE READ JASON FREELING
MARKUS BREHM photographer
I have Bachelor of Cognitive Science and I'm studying Psychology so I an know a little bit about advertisement industry. It is about focusing people's attention on advertisement by showing sometimes something shocking, another time by showing perfect people who everyone wants to be and want to be surrounded by as well. Graphics create images that show unreal perfect match using unique colours, perspective and other factors.
I'm aspiring model from Poland. My mother agency is AS Management. I'm interested in modelling as a career because of many factors. Working as a model, it is a great opportunity to travel to interesting places, meeting inspiring people in fashion industry, as well as getting to know other cultures during your stay in distant countries. What is more, I would like to work as a model because it is an amazing way to be someone different each day during unearthly stylised photo shooting and while attending fashion show wearing indescribable clothes. How important is modelling education: Have you attended modelling courses? What related courses or studies have you taken? I have never attended the modelling course. I read most about modelling through the Internet. I think it is important to educate girls how to become a model in a healthy but long-standing way, eating healthy and exercising but not starving. What do you think makes someone â&#x20AC;&#x153;fitâ&#x20AC;? to be a model? Firstlyappropriate height, measurements, body proportion and interesting face. Then you need to have strong character and have that special something which makes you the person people want to work with. What are your goals as a model? How do you see yourself progressing in this field? My goals are always to work as good as I can, learn new things from people from the fashion industry to be better and better as a model each day. What do you know about the advertisement industry, advertising psychology and photography? I have Bachelor of Cognitive Science and I'm studying Psychology so I an know a little bit about advertisement industry. It is about focusing people's attention on advertisement by showing sometimes something shocking, another time by showing perfect people who everyone wants to be and want to be surrounded by as well. Graphics create images that show unreal perfect match using unique colours, perspective and other factors.
Tell us about yourself: Why do you want to work as a model? Why are you interested in modelling as a career?
How do you communicate with people? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; requirements? I'm always trying to be nice to everyone. Moreover, I'm highly engaged in my job, patient, punctual and conscientious. I'm open to clients' requirements and always trying to do my best. Do you eat nutritiously? How often do you exercise or go to the gym? I'm trying to eat small healthy portions five times a day. My diet mostly consists of vegetables, fruit, eggs, fishes and dairy. I'm exercising mostly everyday. One day I go to the gym and run, the other day I attend a yoga class. I stretch a lot and thanks to that I can doing splits. I like riding a horse and swimming. When the weather is fine my mum and I love walking with our dogs- little chihuahua Focus and bigger mongrel Arna. What is your dream role as a model? I don't have just one dream role as a model. Opportunity to attend exciting photo shooting, fashion shows and other projects is always a great experience. My little dream is to take part in Anthony Rubio fashion show cause he is making shows with models and dogs. It would be great experience to walk on runway with my chihuahua dog Focus . Do you have any limitations? How do you define your boundaries when choosing to accept a modelling request?
I would rather not take part in naked photo shooting. State your availability: Would you travel? Work full-time, part-time? Any hours? I can work full-time
Instagram: www.instagram.com/aniajar/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/ania.jarmoowska Website: www.asmanagement.pl/cracow/women/ anna/ Email: email@example.com
MY ASPIRATION IN LIFE IS TO LIVE MY LIFE THE BEST I CAN. TAKE CHANCES WHICH I'M GETTING AND DON'T WASTING TIME FOR UNNECESSARYÂ THINGS. I WANT TO GAIN EXPERIENCE IN NEW COUNTRIES WHICH I VISIT. WHAT IS MORE I TRY TO BE GRATEFUL FOR WHAT I GET FROM MY LIFE.
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ŁUKASZ DZIEWIC RYSZARD FILIPOWICZ ALEKSANDRA BUCA
IGOR DROZDOWSKI PAULINA KANIA EWA SO
DAWID MICHALSKI STYLIST
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We would love to hear more about your time on Top Model UK! What was the show about? Top Model was one of the best experiences ever. I had time of my life just being there. Even though it was tough competition we all tried to be fair to each other. We were dressed by known designers and jugged by the professionals. There were hundreds of people looking after us and involved in the show. I still can remember the rush and excitement. I would do it all over again. How did it change your life? It did a lot. I had so many offers lined up and interviews. I am more recognisable for the public. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a public vote winner? It was chosen by public. Whoever got the most votes and the highest amount of money raised for the charity Children with Cancer, this person was announced winner. I was shocked when heard my name called. I am Polish, but won over British hearts. Tell us about yourself: Why do you want to work as a model? Why are you interested in modelling as a career? Since I remember I was a little poser. I believe in the fairytale. Though if someone had told me 15 years ago I will be in one of the most well-known modelling competitions, I would never have believed it. I never believed in myself. Through modelling I can fully express myself, I can be who I really am. There is no room for cheating or pretending. Modelling is all I am. I am fully devoted to this. How important is modelling education: Have you attended modelling courses? What related courses or studies have you taken? It is very important. Competition is so high that for the starters is nearly impossible to get through. When I was in the competition we had coaching days where we learnt how to walk, pose and how to behave, etc. It was a challenging but unforgettable experience. Hard work always pays off though. What is your dream role as a model? My dream is to be an icon like Anja Rubik. I would be able to do more good on this planet. As a role model I could bring something new be able to explore the world. Do you have any limitations? How do you define your boundaries when choosing to accept a modelling request? Modelling is a kind of job and like any other jobs, there are things we don't like doing but we still do whether we like or not. In this case is always pleasure. This is an art for me and when it comes to the art I am pretty much open to anything. I have one say my own motto: itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better to regret something we done than regret something we never did.
What do you think makes someone â&#x20AC;&#x153;fitâ&#x20AC;? to be a model? The market is so different nowadays that to be honest, you must be in right place at the right time. Different needs for different jobs. Fit means diversity, bring something what others don't have. To be able play requested role and become someone or something the client wants you to be without hesitation. What are your goals as a model? How do you see yourself progressing in this field? My dream was to be in the competition. I made it through. Of course it's not enough. Once I tasted an apple I wanted to eat it whole. I would love to work for the biggest icons in the industry. Be the face of CK. What do you know about the advertisement industry, advertising psychology and photography? Mostly, social media are our agents at the moment - what on one hand makes it easier to get recognized, on the other makes competition tougher. Most important is not to give up on anything! I wouldn't also advise to upload many photos at once but one by one, to get people or potential agents wanting more and more. Piece by piece, and then hit the top. How do you communicate with people? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; requirements? My advantage is my personality. I am very patient and friendly. When I see people taking advantage of it I can also bite. My client is my boss, so I do what they say. Nothing is impossible any more. Do you eat nutritiously? How often do you exercise or go to the gym? Yes, I am very health conscious. Seeds are my best friends. Ever since I started going to the gym, it has become a part of my life too. I also do exercise at home after long day at work. It makes me feel alive. State your availability: Would you travel? Work full-time, part time? Any hours? My passion is traveling around the world. Any professional work would suit me. Tell us what's your memorable experience so far. Walking down the runway during the finals of TM feeling energy from the crowd is something unforgettable, and unconditionally something I will never forget.
"If someone had told me 15 years ago I will be in one of the most wellknown modelling competitions, I would have never believed it. I never believed in myself. Through modelling I can fully express myself, I can be who I really am. There is no room for cheating or pretending. Modelling is all I am. I am fully devoted to this."
â&#x20AC;&#x153;My greatest aspiration in life is to see my self in the light of beauty as the true person that I am, potential, talent, and all. Though our first instincts about our inner selves are usually correct, moods do have reflections too. To really recognise our talents and attributes allows us rely on those traits at different times in life. Thus, self promotion and accomplishments arrive. Therefore, personal satisfaction is achieved and the most beautiful of self is attained. I started my traveling blog which is my new aim in my lifeÂ .â&#x20AC;?
Zara, Metro PhotographyÂ Photographer
"It's all in your attitude and the work you put in honestly. You could be the most beautiful girl out there but if you don't work on your self then you won't get that far in the industry. You have to want it and work for it."
I'd love to model as my career. I've done everything there is to do(singing, piano, guitar, Kickboxing, art.) but nothing makes me as happy as modeling. I am originally from Ukraine. There's not much room for that sort of stuff there. Ones I moved to USA I was super excited to try something new and different. How important is modelling education: Have you attended modelling courses? What related courses or studies have you taken? Modeling adulation is very important. I am constantly online looking up new poses, new tricks, how to better myself as a model. I have not attended courses due to my location. What do you think makes someone â&#x20AC;&#x153;fitâ&#x20AC;? to be a model? What are your goals as a model? How do you see yourself progressing in this field? It's all in your attitude and the work you put in honestly. You could be the most beautiful girl out there but if you don't work on your self then you won't get that far in the industry. You have to want it and work for it. My goal is to show girls that confidence can be found no matter what. I am here to say that if you work hard for something you'll get where you need to be. What do you know about the advertisement industry, advertising psychology and photography? As far as advertising goes I have taken a few courses on advertising and also photography. It is a very hard field to master. How do you communicate with people? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; requirements? I love communicating with everyone whether it be in person or on social media. I love using my Instagram more then any other social media networks. I am super friendly ones you get to know me. I am super shy and an introvert. Which is a bad combination when you're a model. I get over it pretty quickly though. Do you eat nutritiously? How often do you exercise or go to the gym? I love eating fruit. Fruit and veggies are life!! I work out about 5 times a week weather it being at home or gym. What is your dream role as a model? My dream is to inspire girls to work hard for their dreams. Do you have any limitations? How do you define your boundaries when choosing to accept a modelling request? My boundaries are defiantly set when it comes to shooting nude or implied. I love fashion over anything else. Boudoir is fun but fashion has my heart. State your availability: Would you travel? Work full-time, part time? Any hours? I'd love to work full time if it permits.
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â&#x20AC;&#x153;My aspirationÂ in life is to inspire women to be something amazing! I have my own makeup company because I love giving confidence to women. I'd love nothing more then to one day I inspired someone to do something great in this world.â&#x20AC;?
OZ JOHN tekson
"CATCH UP WITH THE TECHNOLOGICAL CURRENCY, AND MASTER YOUR CRAFT."
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How did you get to where you are now in your career? Tell us something interesting about you, something inspiring. Don't be shy. :) I am not a self-taught digital era photographer. I studied graphic design at the University (took photography for three years) and then worked in the advertising industry for 14 years as an art director. I used to art-direct the photo shoots and TV commercials. Now, I am the guy behind the camera. What person has been your inspiration in life? Who is your hero? As a photographer, I appreciate Albert Watson and Steven Meisel. Do you feel like you’ve met your goals and are successful? Not yet. If you had to do it over again, what would you change? I would start with my photography career at younger ages—although my art direction experience influence and strengthen my photography. What advice would you give someone who is young and wants to have a position such as yours one day? I don't know... I don't think that there is a formula. Maybe, just: "stay focused on what you do"; because this is not a job, this is a life style. How do you stay inspired? I am an inquisitive person by nature. I can't help: ) What photography related tips do you recommend? Catch up with the technological currency, and master your craft. How can people reach you for a job? And how would they know your rate? By going to my website and sending me an e-mail with all necessary information. Although I have an overall labour rate, every assignment is specific to its target to be able to be produced (from logistics to casting and purpose of use). What's your favourite camera? I use Nikon. However, I have an eye on getting a PhaseOne (I still have an analogue Mamiya medium format). And, I love Fujifilm, too (love the colour rendition and their brand promise for quality). Tell us about an interesting time when you were working with a model. Maybe shooting with the model Crystal Baker wearing a bikini at -26°C in the Canadian winter. She was a real trooper, never complained even once.
OZ JOHN TEKSON I studied graphic design at the university and worked in advertising as an art director in multinational companies e.g. Publicis, Euro RSCG, Bozell Worldwide, and The CocaCola Company for 14 years; art-directed numerous of commercial photo shoots and TVCs. Therefore, I see things more from the vantage point of an art director rather than of a conventional photographer. This also means that I pay big attention to not-creating a distinctive style and living in the puddle of it. I'd rather have styles that fit to individual moods and needs of the assignments. What I aim at is not taking pictures, but creating images that communicate. I am good at working with creative concepts and creative teams. I am also an academic with a PhD in visual semiotics. I have taught in several college and universities design, advertising, and photography related courses. That been said, I am a Toronto-based portrait, fashion, and commercial photographer. I have work published in printed and online media in Canada, US, and Europe. In 2015, proudly showcased as one of the selected fashion photographers representing Canada by the Model Management: http:// www.modelmanagement.com/close-upmagazine/26/photographers-canada/ Oz John specializes in ● Fashion ● Editorial ● Portraiture ● Corporate & Actor Headshots ● Advertising ● We offer creative and graphic design consultance and services specific to your needs (from logotype, brochure to POS), too—in case you need more support beyond photography. SOURCE:
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V ANYA SEMERDJIEVA Tell us about yourself: Why do you want to work as a model? Why are you interested in modelling as a career? I’ve heard people regard modelling and the fashion industry in general as solely based on vanity, looks, as something shallow and unnecessary. However, aesthetics has been part of our society for far longer than many can imagine, date back to Ancient Greece and Egypt. Photography is a form of art. Fashion is a form of art. I don’t see why modelling shouldn’t be seen as art as well. I love experimenting with different kinds of art: have done acting, dancing, singing, and just finished a literary degree, so to me modelling just feels like a natural next step on the way of understanding the world we live in. How important is modelling education: Have you attended modelling courses? What related courses or studies have you taken? Education is undoubtedly crucial in any industry, but in all honesty, I’ve undertaken no formal training in modelling. Perhaps most of what I know I owe to YouTube videos and America’s Next Top Model. Haha! What do you think makes someone “fit” to be a model? The most important quality is being easy to work with. People skills are crucial in a job like modelling. You may be the most talented model, have the prettiest face and the most relevant experience, but if you cannot get along with the team, the magic just won’t happen. What are your goals as a model? How do you see yourself progressing in this field? As I am quite new to this field, at this stage I hope to get lots of exposure, and Model Citizen is a very good first step to that. Signing with an agency is one of my many aims but not the only one. I hope to establish myself as a person with whom people would enjoy working; an artist. How do you communicate with people? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements? Like I said, people skills are essential in this industry, so I try to work on my patience and personality on a daily basis. I see the world and every situation life gives us as a lesson and I enjoy analysing what I could have done better, what I could improve to become a better version of myself. That’s why I think I’m quite an open-minded person and do my best to meet both mine and the client’s expectations. Of course, there would be times when people disagree about certain things. I’ve been working with charities and fundraising for over two years now, and one of the fundamental things I have learned is that the key to successful communication is being a good listener and being able to find a middle ground and compromise when this happens.
Do you eat nutritiously? How often do you exercise or go to the gym? Not as much as I would like to but I try to have at least one healthy meal a day. I appreciate the importance of healthy food, but I don’t believe in diets that require you to starve yourself. I’m certainly guilty of a few dietary flaws and, gotta admit, I’m not ashamed of that burger I had for lunch yesterday! Haha. I used to go to the gym when I had more time but lately I mainly do yoga at home, and I walk. A lot. Even though I live in Scotland which is probably the rainiest place on this planet, I am a walker, and I can spend hours just wandering around town. What is your dream role as a model? Being a role model for young girls. I believe the greatest beauty in this world lies in human imperfections and this is why I’ve never strived to look perfect or asked my photographers to airbrush the bejeesus out of me. To me, it’s very important to get this message across because imperfections make us unique and some of the most beautiful models nowadays are beautiful because of their flaws. I am glad to see that the industry is changing and more and more agencies and clients go for unusual, edgy looks rather than the conventional symmetry. Do you have any limitations? How do you define your boundaries when choosing to accept a modelling request? Perhaps a difficult offer to accept would be something that goes against my principles. Of course, modelling is a job, and you have to be flexible, but it’s important not to forget that once you become a face of something…you become the face of that thing, be it a brand or an idea, etc. I also prefer having a few layers on. Haha! State your availability: Would you travel? Work fulltime, part-time? Any hours? I love travelling and am planning to have a long trip exploring and shooting around the world in the next couple of years, but at this point, I am happy to travel to Scotland as I work full-time at a charity for homeless people, so my hours are limited to weekends only. Tell us what's your memorable experience so far. Every photo shoot is memorable, especially at this early stage. I work mainly with Magnus, so you would think that planning a photoshoot is easier since we live together and see each other every day. We don’t have access to a studio, so we have to be as creative as possible and pick out various outdoors locations to make things interesting. But let’s not forget that we live in Scotland – the country where you could get all four seasons in two hours! So plans change, and you have to be very flexible, not to mention that I usually plan and do the make-up and hairstyles, as well. I’ve had to do my make-up in a moving car while chasing the sunset for 50 miles so that we could get the perfect shot. We had planned to shoot in an abandoned asylum not far out of Glasgow which, however, turned out to be a construction site for a new residential area… Needless to say, how disappointed we were we missed it by a few weeks. So there we were browsing the net for alternatives, driving for hours from one site to another just to discover that every abandoned site in the area has been demolished or refurbished! The key is to keep calm and just get the fun part out of the whole experience
How did you get to where you are now in your career? In all honestly, I’m not even sure! It all happened so fast! I guess luck and just shooting whenever I could with whoever I could. Putting myself out there on social media was a big one! How did your education prepare you for the future? It didn’t. I finished Academy (high school) and just started working. Photography, my YouTube channel was a hobby put on the back burner till recently. What person has been your inspiration in life? Who is your hero? My Dad for sure! Never really say it, but he’s the smartest person I know. He can pretty much do everything and anything! And he’s always helped me out however he can. Even when I haven’t asked. Do you feel like you’ve met your goals and are successful? I wouldn’t say I’ve made it; I still have many goals to set for myself, but I’m certainly on the right track. If you had to do it over again, what would you change? Nothing. I’ve met and shared some amazing people and experiences since I’ve left school. I’m thankful for all them and all the mistakes as well! It’s a chance to learn, not saying I have… haha What advice would you give someone who is young and wants to have a position such as yours one day? You have to be content with being considered silly and foolish to move forward. In other words, take risks but know what they are. If you don’t, you’ll just be comfortable. I mean who wants to be comfortable?! Also just keep at it. There will always be tough days but just go for it. How do you stay inspired? I love people watching; I know that sounds weird. But if you just sit and look at people in a café or just take that second longer to look around you in the street. You can see so much more, guess people’s stories and why their there. Photography is a chance to tell a story that no video ever could. I love walking around with my camera and my 50mm lens and just take pictures of what ever I want. Instagram is also a great place to get insipid! Set reachable goals, weather it be buying a new camera, leaning how to use that tool in Photoshop. What photography related things do you recommend? Get online and watch “how to videos” weather it be Photoshop, composition, lighting, reviews. You can always learn more. Magazines, Night classes are also a great way to increase your knowledge. I’m still on YouTube watching videos; I’m also looking into Photoshop workshops within Glasgow. How can people reach you for a job? And how would they know your rate? You can either direct message me on my Instagram or email me directly. Rates vary. There are many factors that can come into play. The best way is just to contact me. We’ll talk and then go from there, I’d rather talk about the shoot before I talk about money! What's your favourite camera? My favourite camera is the Leica Q, but that’s not in my budget right now, so I’d have to say the Canon 80D, that’s the camera I’m currently working to buy. Tell us something very interesting while working with a model. I use a manual focus lens. So life gets a little tough especially when the weather is absolute trash. You and your model are both freezing, and you can barely keep the camera still! The worst is probably when I have to shoot in a little too low light. Must be pretty funny watching me attempt to hold a camera, a flashlight and adjust my focus ring while standing precariously on some random item to get the shot… prep is everything guys... prep is everything. Favourite model? Well, I’d have to say, my girlfriend, Vanya Semerdjieva! She’s the model I have worked with the most, and we always have a laugh, and she has some great ideas too! A model I’d love to work with who’s based in Chicago is Elizabeth wheel and, just love her style.
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