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A midnight shoot in Paris with photographer Andrea Sartore

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In addition to ModelManagement.com’s online casting system, the casting team also regularly helps photographers to find models from its online community for all kinds of shoots and tests. Recently they helped Andrea Sartore, an internationally recognized photographer to publish a casting on ModelManagement.com. Andrea was looking for a model that captured his vision of night time in Paris. From the numerous amazing applicants the Italian photographer chose the gorgeous model Olga Mikhaljova.

Andrea is known for his work in magazines such as Vogue Italy, National Geographic, Nature Images, Photographing, Woman and Fashion World. Check out the final incredible shots.

Photographer : Andrea Sartore
Model : Olga Mikhaljova

 

Photographer : Andrea Sartore
Model : Olga Mikhaljova

 

Photographer : Andrea Sartore
Model : Olga Mikhaljova

 

 

Photographer : Andrea Sartore
Model : Olga Mikhaljova

Photographer : Andrea Sartore
Model : Olga Mikhaljova

 

We’d like to thank Andrea and his crew for casting a model from our community and we look forward to more castings for future amazing projects!

Why not connect with Andrea and his team, or follow them:

Photographer – Andrea Sartore
Website: www.fotografoandrea.it
Facebook: www.facebook.com/andrea.sartoree
Instagram: www.instagram.com/andrea_sartore_photographer
Twitter: www.twitter.com/fotosartore

Model – Olga Mikhaljova
ModelManagement.com: www.modelmanagement.com/model/olga-mikhaljova
Facebook: www.facebook.com/olga.mikhaljova
Instagram: www.instagram.com/olga.mikhaljova

Designer – Racha Farah
Website: www.racha-farah.squarespace.com/w.racha
Instagram: www.instagram.com/rachafarah
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rachafarah.designer

Makeup & Hair: Ladyaah Beauty
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ladyaahbeauty
Instagram: www.instagram.com/ladyaahbeauty

If you need help with any kind of casting, please send us an email and we’d love to help!

 

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Tips & advice from professional fashion and fine art photographer Kavak Agir

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Kavak is a professional fashion, lifestyle and fine art photographer located in Paris. We have asked him questions about his career and he shared his thoughts and opinions regarding photography. Kavak has described his style and gave advice to amateur photographers who want to upgrade their photography to the next level.

ModelManagement: How did your photography passion start?
Kavak: My passion started when I was in cinema In Iran I was there as director assistant but one day our photographer needed assistance so he gave me one of his camera and just explain me how camera works in manual mode in 20 minutes so we just started to shoot from the scene and then it turned out the cover of the DVD for the movie from then I loved that feeling that capturing momentum and when filming finish, I just started to buy a new camera and started photography. That was my passion for photography and capturing started.

Photographer: Kavak
Model: Tia from Studio KLRP

ModelManagement: How would you describe your photography style?
Kavak: 
My style is how I see everything I like to see everything in saturated colors, lights and the expression of my models and the lifestyle I want to be or I am in, I love to create a story for my editorials or my personal work and interested to see and create strong and moody women mostly.

Photographer: Kavak
Model: Aideiko from Upmodels

ModelManagement: You do fashion, lifestyle and fine art photography, which of these is your favorite one and why?
Kavak: 
My favorite is the fashion of course and in my fine arts, there are somehow fashion involved because I’m obsessed with the dress with clothes with every culture and different perspective from people and countries. Except the advertising or Commercial works which it depends on clients but I’m passionate to create a story based on dress and what I feel about that dresses, that’s why I make a lifestyle based on clothes and tell to my models to feel what they wear and express themselves.

Photographer: Kavak Agir

ModelManagement: You are a self-taught photographer; Do you think Modelmanagement.com is a good platform for aspiring/ new photographers that want to become professionals?
Kavak: Of course, it is! when I started to learn and shoot photography, it was really hard to find models, amateur models or Pro. in general, any model. so my first year it was just me and my friends or sometimes things like plastic models because I didn’t have a good source to look and find what I want to shoot. there were some websites, but it wasn’t strong like Model Management which I could use if I knew model management back then, it was way too easy to find good models and it could make my improvement faster. Now every photographer can work with amateur or pro models and improve their portfolio. Models, so as stylists, make-up artists and hairstylist, the whole team is there! this is a great opportunity for amateur and professional people to find & cast and look for what exactly they want. I recommend it to everyone who wants to find a Model or a Team for work.

Photographer: Kavak Agir
Model: Deidei Shinobi

ModelManagement: Where do you get your inspiration to create new ideas for your shoots?
Kavak: From everything! my personal life, my experiences, different people in Street, books, music, movies. The person I want to be, or I am, or I want to have my imagination! the ideas are from everywhere! it’s about who you are and how you see the world. I think if you take a deep look into yourself and observe your personality as an artist, you will see the world differently that’s why in the first place you want to create! So I get the ideas from everything I see and I want to show people how I see the world in my own way.

Photographer: Kavak Agir
Model: Angelika Augusta

ModelManagement: Do you think that photography is a born talent or just a tool that anybody can learn?
Kavak:There are two sides to this question. there is a side that you can learn like techniques, skills and improved over time. but there is another side as I mentioned in the last question, you need to know your yourself and be in control to capture how you see everything, so it’s not born Talent, it’s much more about capture or create what is in your mind. everyone can be a photographer because everyone has a different perspective on life. I think the Talent is to find what you are good at. The rest is just work, work, and hard work.

ModelManagement: What is your advice for photographers who want to upgrade their photography to the next level?
Kavak: 
My first advice is to choose the right medium. I see many photographers who want to work in fashion photography but they work is not about fashion, at all! I mean if you don’t love or obsessed with dresses & fashion world, it’s not a good idea to work in fashion photography field and it’s ok! You can choose other field of photography what you like and passionate about, my second advice is to choose the right team for your work! choosing the right model, makeup artist, Hairstylist & stylist is necessary for work quality. No matter how your idea and photography skill is strong, if you choose your team wrongly, the outcome is not that strong and the last thing, Fashion photography like every other art, will improve by time, by the experience, so don’t afraid of making mistakes just shoot, shoot, shoot and you will learn by your mistakes.

Photographer: Kavak Agir
Model: Deidei Shinobi

ModelManagement: In your opinion, is it important to photographers of your level to have social media or to be part of such community as ModelManagement.com?
Kavak: 
It’s essential because we live in a world which is changing every day as an artist, you can have a great portfolio but if no one sees you it means you do not exist! So one of the best ways to show your work and make the noise is to engage with people in the field you work in technology sometimes helps and social media is one of them!  As a fashion photographer, you have to be updated and see which brand, which trend, which magazine doing what and who is who, which is Which! social media will helps you a lot in promoting yourself and finding a good team, good people in your work who can help you is super important! Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and a community like Modelmanagement.com will help you to find the right person much faster and easier.

Photographer: Kavak Agir

ModelManagement: What are the advantages of having a Premium Pro membership on Modelmanagement.com?
Kavak: 
In fashion photography, there is two side! an artist and the businessman or businesswoman.
So every businessman or businesswoman knows he or she has to promote himself/herself and be exposed. I choose premium pro membership because it gave me this opportunity to cast models, message them, upload unlimited pictures And also being exposed to social media where mostly fashion people are there so it’s good for my name and for my reputation. another reason for that, as a professional photographer, I dedicate myself to my work and I mean it seriously! if someone wants to hire you when it comes to your profile it depends on your photos, on your work style, it also depends on how serious you want this job and this carrier.

Photographer: Kavak
Model: Aideiko from Upmodels

ModelManagement: What is your favorite spot in Paris where you love to shoot?
Kavak:There are many spots in Paris which I love to shoot depends on the mood but I have a shooting next Monday and I already have some spots on my mind like Boulevard Des Invalides, Concorde, Saint Micheal And some vintage style houses in Paris 18.

Photographer: Kavak Agir
Model: Eka from Studio KLRP

ModelManagement: Do you prefer outdoor or studio photography?
Kavak:I like them both but because I really love to use different lights, I mostly prefer to create the scene and do more shoots indoor, Studio, Hotels, where we can decorate as we like also outdoor somewhere I can manage and be fully in control for my lights.

Visit Kavak’s profile and website to see the rest of his work.

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Summer Editorial Shoots by Juan Chu, models found on Modelmanagement.com

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Recently beauty and fashion photographer Juan Chu has found models Andrea Talamantes, Valeria López, Kristine Skaiste through modelmanagement.com who became a part of his series of summer photo shoots. The photographer´s work was published in such magazines as Period, Scorpion Jin, HUF Magazine, Sheeba Fashion Magazine and Pump Fashion Lifestyle Magazine.

We’ve decided to ask Juan how the photo shoots went and what the inspiration behind his incredible work was.

Fresh summer shoot
Model : Andrea Talamantes
Photographer : Juan Chu

Modelmanagement: Hi Juan, thank you for letting us know a bit more about you and your recent photo shoots.  To begin with, when did you start photography as a professional career? And how would you describe your style?
Juan Chu: Hello, I became interested in photography in 2015, after self-educating myself and participating in different workshops with great professionals, I took the decision to start photography professionally 1 year ago.The style of photography that I like the most is fashion, which gives me the opportunity to create editorials  for fashion.

Fresh summer shoot
Model : Andrea Talamantes
Photographer : Juan Chu

MM: Recently you made the series of 3 photo shoots with the models found through modelmanagement.com. What was the theme of the photo shoots?
JC: I have worked with models found through modelmanagement.com shooting bikinis and haute couture editorials.

Fresh summer shoot
Model : Andrea Talamantes
Photographer : Juan Chu

MM: What inspired you to create these series?
JC: My inspiration to create fashion editorials comes from window displays and advertising where I see the trends of the season, after that I start looking for the place for the shoot, along with all my team.

Summer wind shoot
Model : Valeria López
Photographer : Juan Chu

MM: Your works has been published in several magazines. How important is it for photographers to be recognized by the industry professionals?
JC: Every month my works is published in different magazines of the world, having my works published together with my team is very satisfying to me knowing that I pass different approval standards of different magazines, apart from being contacted by designers and stylists of the fashion world to do paid work.

Summer wind shoot
Model : Valeria López
Photographer : Juan Chu

MM: How easy is it to find models in the fashion photography industry?
JC: Modelmanagement.com makes it easier to find professional models, I have worked with other web pages but the models signed up there are not as professional as the ones I found through this community.

Summer passion shoot
Model : Kristine Skaiste
Photographer : Juan Chu

MM: Our castings team helped you find the right models for your projects, how did you know that Andrea Talamantes, Valeria López and Kristine Skaiste were the right fit in the photo shoots that you were planning to do?
JC: The models found through modelmanagement.com are very professional, they were perfect at acting and the presence that I was looking for, as a result the images of the shoots were published in the different editorials.

Summer passion shoot
Model : Kristine Skaiste
Photographer : Juan Chu

MM: How important is it to connect with models during the photo shoot? Are there any specific techniques you use to communicate your ideas to them?
JC: Usually when I work with professional models I do not have to say much, I always show models examples of the poses I want them to do, or results that I want to reach according to what the styling of the editorial requires.

MM: What are some tips you would give to those looking for models through modelmanagement.com?
JC: My advice for those who are looking for professional models is to start with having a clear vision of the work that is going to be done. Once you see the final result that you want to achieve, I would recommend visiting modelmanagement.com where you will find models according to your standards, they have an excellent team that can help you find the models you need!

Summer passion shoot
Model : Kristine Skaiste
Photographer : Juan Chu

MM: What are your future professional aspirations? Are you planning to pursue your career in the fashion photography?
JC: I am currently studying Fashion Film, which I want to take more seriously with time, but nevertheless I am planning to continue doing fashion photography.

We wish Juan great success in his career and thank him and his crew for being a part of our community, we can´t wait to see his future projects!

 

 

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Ask a model: Interview with Helena about “how to do a professional Make-up”

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Makeup is very important in a modelling career, whether it is a casting day, model interview or a shoot! Do you want to know how to look flawless and very natural?

Helena will help you to find out the difference between everyday makeup and a professional makeup for a fashion or beauty shoot by asking the expert Hair and Make-up Artist Kristiana Zaula who will share all the secrets you need to know!
Products used: www.alcina.com

Interview with Model Helena. 

ModelManagement: How long have you been in the modeling industry?
Helena: I have been modelling since I was a child with many interruptions because of school. It still often feels like the first time but I always have a lot of fun!

Model Helena von Estorff

ModelManagement: The make-up that Kristiana made is flawless. Would you be able to recreate it for your next shoot?
Helena: I think I actually could, since she explained it very well and used simple techniques. She even managed to do it with everyday makeup tools. I will definitely try it for the next ocasion.

Model Helena von Estorff

ModelManagement: In your opinion, what kind of makeup should a model wear for a casting?
Helena: For castings it is important not to wear too much makeup. The client wants to see how you really look like, so it has to be very natural. But they often use bright studio lightning which means that you will need a little bit more coverage than for your daily makeup. I think the look from the tutorial would work perfectly – it covers imperfections, gives the face dimension and is still natural and fresh.

ModelManagement: What is one of your favorite beauty hacks?
Helena: I love blush for any kind of look. It gives your face a more healthy touch and looks like you just came out of the sun.

ModelManagement: What is your favorite Makeup product?
Helena: My favorite product is the multi benefit powder from Alcina. There are four shades of brown that you can use as blush, powder or eyeshadow. I use it for any occasion.

Check out the full length video tutorial and an interview with a Makeup artist here: Model’s Makeup Video Tutorial

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Step by step make-up tutorial with professional Make-up artist Kristiana Zaula

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Ask a model is a tutorial where ModelManagement.com team will help you boost your modelling career by trying to answer important questions regarding modeling jobs.

In this video, Kristiana will help you to find out about Model’s Makeup techniques that can be used on a photo shoot, on a casting day or if you go to an interview with a potential client. Watch behind the scenes of a model’s photo shoot with professional model Helena von Estorff, Fashion Photographer Jordi Blancafort and expert Hair and Make-up Artist Kristiana Zaula who will share all the secrets you need to know!

Interview with a makeup artsist Kristiana.

ModelManagement: How long have you been a make-up artist and how did you start your career?
Kristiana: I grew up in Latvia and after finishing Design and Art School in Riga, I did a Diploma in Make-up Artistry. I was 18 at the time and I decided to move to fashion capital London to pursue my make-up artistry, build my portfolio and gain experience working directly with photographers, stylists and new talents. Building a contact circle and people you click with is the key. I have been a make-up artist for nearly 7 years now and since I’ve been working between both Barcelona and London, I have a very international clientele. My job is very diverse, rewarding and never dull.

Hair + Make Up: Kristiana Zaula

ModelManagement: How would you describe your make-up style?
Kristiana: Since I´m coming from an art and design background, my favourite styles are avant-garde and artistic, these type of projects are truly my passion. But overall I would say my style is very diverse. I can easily adjust to client´s demands, depending on what type of job it is. Either if it´s advertising, fashion or video, in my opinion, it´s very useful to be versatile.

Portrait of Make-Up artist Kristiana Zaula

ModelManagaement: You have your own YouTube channel and Instagram page where you post make-up tutorials. Do you think it is important for professionals from this industry to be present online in order to reach out to their customers?
Kristiana: Ultimately it´s up to the artist if they want or need an online presence. Social media for me definitely has helped boost my career and reach more clients, fans, and industry professionals. Even more so I get inspired by other artists and I love how easy it is to interact with them. I´m very thankful for all the opportunities that have come my way.

Hair + Make Up: Kristiana Zaula

ModelManagement: What are your favourite products when you do make-up for Fashion and Beauty Shootings?
Kristiana: Definitely skincare products, it´s important to be prepared to handle all skin types and textures. Good skin is the key of any make-up application. From models standpoint, they need to have a good skincare regime outside shootings as well, and those who take good care, definitely make my job easier.

Hair + Make Up: Kristiana Zaula

ModelManagement: Any tips on how models can achieve “a model make-up” on their own?
Kristiana: Less is more. Models are already beautiful, they get booked in this industry because of their unique and natural appearance so I suggest to enhance their natural beauty by applying minimal makeup.

Thank you Kristiana for this incredible interview and useful make-up tips!

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Perfect Casting Photography Contest, Submit Your Work Now!

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Photographers, there’s still time to participate in this great photography contest that our modeling community ModelManagement.com partnered with Viewbug has prepared for you, and win a prize worth $1100!

If you haven’t submitted your work yet, you can still join! Click here to enter your photos.

To get more information about the contest, check our previous blog post about Perfect Casting Photo Contest.

Meanwhile, here are just some of the great submissions so far:

Photo: Paul Henry Studios, Model: Maddie

 

Photo: Prijaznica

Photo: Elani Ross, Reflective Photography, Model: Samantha Moffat

 

Photo: Bethany Louria, Model: Josie Umich

 

Photo: Jack Hoier, Model: Simone Borg

If you need a model for your Perfect Casting Shoot then why not post a casting on ModelManagement.com? It’s free and you can message every model who applies to arrange further details – find out more. Give it a try and see how many great models apply to collaborate with you!

You can submit your work by the 5th November! Model Management wishes you the best luck!

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The Perfect Casting Photo Contest!

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We know that thousands of models are being found through online castings on our site everyday, for fashion shoots, shows, events, test shoots (TFP) and many more exciting projects. Now in our new contest launched on Viewbug.com we want to see your photos where you’ve had the Perfect Casting and the model was exactly as you had hoped for? Maybe the location, make-up and styling were amazing, too?

Featured photo by Mario Lomas – Dewerf.es

If one of your shoots just came to mind then our modeling community’s new contest is perfect for you! ModelManagement.com and Viewbug.com are waiting to see your shoot with the Perfect Casting!

Click here to enter your photos

Check all the cool prizes you could win and share your Perfect Casting photo before 5th of November on Viewbug today!

There will be 2 prizes worth over $1100 each:

Viewbug.com

Judges of the contest:
1. People’s ChoiceViewbug’s registered users will be able to vote
2. Grand Jury Winner – Andreas von Estorff, CEO and Founder of ModelManagement.com

Photographer featured: Mario Lomas dewerf.es shooting Fresh Faces contest

If you need a model for your Perfect Casting Shoot then why not post a casting on ModelManagement.com? It’s free and you can message every model who applies to arrange further details – find out more. Give it a try and see how many great models apply to collaborate with you!

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Top 7 tips on how to nail the perfect model profile!

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Our modeling community is for all types of models, including fashion models, plus size models, alternative models, senior models and the list goes on. Check out these top tips on how to make your model profile look awesome and more importantly attractive to the agencies, photographers and clients who are looking to work with a model.

1. Good quality photos!
It is not a secret that photographers, agencies or clients, first of all, notice the quality of the pictures. Try to avoid uploading photos made on your phone. If you have a camera or your friend owns one, do not hesitate to use it! One of the easiest ways is to shoot a natural look and use daylight. Choose a plain background, perhaps a wall or a landscape and keep it simple. Important fact to remember, the minimum requirement of uploaded photos on ModelManagement.com is 3.

2. Clear photo of your face
Photos in sunglasses or where you have turned your face away from the camera, makes it impossible to see you properly, which is crucial for the person viewing your photo. Instead, take a simple portrait of yourself looking directly at the camera.

3. Avoid Selfies or Snapchat filters
Industry members who check your profile do not take selfies or Snapchat filters seriously, so it is better to leave those for your social media accounts.

Kylie Jenner Snapchat

4. Group shots can be confusing for the client or photographer
Photos with groups of friends is a nice idea, but not when you are a model! Try to upload photos only of yourself, as it makes it easier for people to see exactly the kind of model you are and looks more professional.

5. Night photography
Try to avoid night photography pictures where the light is low, as it is difficult to see how you will look on a real shoot. Daylight photos or studio lighting (if you have shot with a professional photographer) is always a better option!

6. Polaroid
Polaroids are a classic industry standard for agents and photographers to see how you look without make-up, hair styling and Photoshop. Try to find a plain wall as a background and do a neutral face and a pose.

Bianca Balti @IMG Models

7. Connect your profile to Instagram
Everybody loves looking at models on Instagram and with our community you get the benefit of showing your model photos professionally on your profile and also you daily feed from Instagram all in one place!

That’s it! Now your profile will look attractive and give you the best chance of being hired. If you want some more simple tips on how to make a model photos, check out this video:

If you need model photos from a professional photographer, be sure to keep your eye on our castings pages, where great photographers are regularly offering TFP (Trade For Prints) shoots. These are joint collaborations between the model and photographer, where the photographer may try out new techniques with the camera, or lighting in exchange for your time as a model, and you get some great photos at the end… a win, win!

Good luck with making your modeling profile look great!

If you are not yet a newcomer or a professional model member of our modeling community, why not join now, it’s free to create your profile and to start applying to model castings.

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Fashion trends to take from LMFW

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With all of Britain’s current turmoil, there was a desperate need for something to bring everyone together and for something to celebrate. Que – London’s Men Fashion Week. With fashion heavy weights such as Bodybound, D.Gnak, Gravalot, Xander Zhou and many, many more showing off their newest collections, this was a fashion show sure to impress. 2017 marked the 5th anniversary of London Men’s Fashion Week and as the runways produced outfit after outfit of bold and eccentric designs it was clear that the event will continue to go from strength to strength. So, what trends worked their way along the runway? We’ve picked out our favourite trends that are set to make an appearance in your SS18 wardrobe!

Vertical Stripes Making a notable presence on the runway were orderly and structured designs. Vertical stripes are a pure classic and there is no sign of them ever truly leaving us. Perfect for both casual and formal occasions, this versatile print allows for plenty of individuality too. Experiment with the thickness of your stripes, from thick blocks to the all-time favourite pin-stripe; vertical stripes are an absolute MUST for any fashion conscious individual. So thank the heavens Songzio and E Tautz have refreshed the vertical scene and laid down the path for vertical stripes to reconquer 2018.

Graffiti Style Graphics As if to challenge the ordered patterns that graced the runway – graffiti was another popular print this year with fashion designers such as Brooks Brothers and Vivienne Westwood adding some carefully curated chaos to their designs. Many of the designs showed inspiration from a blending of pop-art or slogan styled themes, resulting in show-stopping, abstract clothing. For those who like to make a statement in the street, these are upcoming designs that will surely get you noticed for all the right reasons.

Tie Waist Jackets Knowing the typical British weather and the 3-4 days of summer they have each year, it’s no wonder that waist jackets are to make an appearance in SS18 collections. Fortunately, designers such as Daniel W Fletcher and Topman have made sure that you look hot despite any bad weather! These jackets will, without a doubt, stand out from the masses of overcoats and other traditional jacketed-wear. Get on board with this trend early or get left behind!

 

Block Colours. Find your favourite colour and buy everything in it…. everything! Okay. Designers such as Pheobe English and Berthold showed us that everything from highlighter tones to blacks and blues can, and should be worn head to toe.

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Scouted!!

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Not all of today’s models originally aspired to enter the modelling world; but with a combination of luck, packing the right stuff and being in the right place at the right time, they were able to become some of the most famous faces in the world. If one thing can be learned from any of these stories, it is that you aren’t going to get scouted by staying at home. Check out how some of the world’s most famous models made it into the modelling industry!

Lily Cole

Model, actress and entrepreneur Lily Cole was scouted by fellow model and scout Benjamin Hart whilst out with her friends for fast-food. Initially, Lily was taken aback by Hart’s keenness and refused at first. Lily then changed her mind and agreed to that photo shoot that would ultimately kick-start her career!

Lily Cole photographed by Irving Penn for Vogue

Cindy Crawford

Cindy Crawford was working on a farm pollinating corn fields as a summer job when her photograph was taken by a local newspaper photographer. The photo received lots of attention and boosted Cindy’s confidence enough to enter herself into a John Casablanca “Look of the Year Contest”. It was there that she received an offer from Storm Model Management and her modelling career took off from there.  

Cindy Crawford by photographer Helmut Newton

Linda Evangelista

Linda was no stranger to modelling, starting at a very young age she would dabble here and there with small modelling and catalogue work. She decided to enter the “Miss Teen Niagara Contest” and was scouted by the Elite New York Agency. Demand for Linda increased modestly but her career was nearly cut short when she decided to throw in the towel after issues with a Japanese photo shoot request. Linda decided to refocus on school and it was only following the advice of her mother that she decided to give modelling one final try and moved to New York.

Linda Evangelista by photographer Patrick Demarchelier/ Vogue, September 1990

Kate Moss

One of the most iconic British models of all time, Kate Moss was discovered by the founder of Storm Model Management at JFK airport. Kate was only 14 at the time and was returning home with her family after a holiday in the Bahamas. Young Moss continued to work with Storm alongside her school-life, but it wasn’t until she finished school that she could dedicate herself fully to modelling and that is when things took off and she became the supermodel, Kate Moss, we know and love today.

Kate Moss by photographer Peter Lindbergh

Naomi Campbell

Arguably one of the most famous supermodels of all time, Naomi Campbell always had a taste for the spotlight. Featuring in music videos from The Culture Blue and Bob Marley; Naomi was scouted for modelling at the tender age of 15. She was spotted window-shopping at Covent Garden in London and was an immediate hit with the modelling-world and by 16 had already made an appearance on the British Elle front cover.

Naomi Campbell by photographer Zee Nunes on Vogue Brazil

David Gandy

David Gandy joined the modelling world after his friends entered him in a male model competition. It was during this competition that he was scouted by Select Model Management and things took off from there. At that time, the male model industry was dominated by skinnier and more androgynous models, David’s bulkier and muscular-build was definitely new territory. Despite this, David was, and continues to be, one of the most famous male models in the world and will forever be known as the man who laid down the ground for the shift in the male model appearances.

David Gandy by photographer Jordan Graham on GQ Australia

Tyson Beckford

Tyson is a major heavyweight amongst male models, accomplishing a great deal in his time and being the driving force and face of Ralph Lauren’s Polo Sportswear Line. However, how he was discovered is less exciting. Tyson was scouted whilst he was hanging out with his friends at a park in New York for a Hip-Hop magazine. It was through connections that Tyson was recruited by Ralph Lauren and his career stormed.

Tyson Beckford for Monster Headphones

Sean O’Pry 

At 17, Sean was scouted when the famous fashion stylist and judge, Nolé Marin was searching through MySpace pictures and came across Sean’s prom photos. Marin contacted the model and he was quickly signed up to VNY Model Management. O’Pry is now one of the most famous male models and has featured is countless advertising campaigns for brands such as Giorgio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana. He continues to power his way through the modelling world and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon!

Sean O’Pry by photographer Saverio Cardia for Slurp Magazine

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