So over the last few years, I have received many messages and have been asked many questions.. They usually start out with HEY KSYN, MY NAME IS __________. I KNOW YOU DONT KNOW ME BUT I AM AN ASPIRING ___________ AND I WANTED TO KNOW IF YOU COULD GIVE ME ADVICE…
I get about 4 of these kind of messages a week. So I figured instead of writing to everyone individually I would prepare an entry that can also serve as a Q & A forum for aspring Models, Actors, and Dancers.
* So first things first… In any field that you chose you must do your research!! Research is key to being successful in this industry..
A Great book that I used while doing my research as crazy as it may sound was The Complete Idiots Guide to Being a Model Second Edition. This book touches on everythin you will need to know about modeling from helping to answer the age old question, Why Become a Model?, Do You Have What It Takes?, to Which Type Of Model Are You? Yes there are different types of models and modeling out there.. It also touches on Breaking Into the Business, Finding an Agent, How An Agency Works, Preparing for Your First Job and much more. It is a definite must have and can be used throughout your entire career.
Preparation is Key to beginning your career in modeling. This is one field that you cannot walk into without research. Even though through life you make mistakes and you learn from them, in modeling you want to go in with an idea of what you are trying to do.
When I first started my interest wasn’t commercial modeling or anything, it was Glamour and Artistic. I felt the body was a work of art and could be displayed as such. So when I was preparing I was looking at magazines like BlackMen’s, Smooth, Maxim, and FHM for ideas. I also looked into photographers like Barron Claiborne and others to get familar with artistic nudes and implied nude photographs and photographers. For me this was what I was interested in at the time. It isnt for everyone so if you are not comfortable with this stuff then make sure you let photographers know this before a shoot and make sure that when you are preparing for your shoot that you bring the proper attire for the look you want. The worse thing you can do is show up to a shoot for commercial looks with lingerie lol.. No Bueno..
Be on the look out for So you Want to be a Model Part 2.. We will be touching on Modeling voacbulary and things you should research and look to for inspiration.
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