Part-time model - paid commercial work
TMA Talent Agency
When I was 10 years old I did a catwalk for a vintage wedding show where I modelling two bridesmaid gowns for a small business. This is how I got into modelling; it is where my passion for it began. Since then I did several photo shoots in London in my early teenage years to build up a portfolio and understand more about modelling itself.
My First actual photo shoot for work was Mid 2018 with a photographer called Brian Harris. We shot the images in London and he taught me a lot about various poses, lighting and he showed me around iconic places models have been shot outdoors. I have three outfit changes which I modelled in many different locations including a park outside Alexander McQueens old apartment. He used film photography, black and white, colour and it was eye opening to understand the art and thought behind each image taken. From this we submitted the images to models plus whom I later joined, as well as TMA management.
I then did an editorial photo shoot for photographer Ayrom Ebadi who was doing a project for his university course and two magazines. I was a renaissance style shoot which featured the use of social media in modern society. I wore pieces of material which were constructed into clothing items to replicate the clothing found on people in renaissance paintings whilst holding my phone.
As this shoot was indoors I learnt about how to use artificial lighting to portray different moods or highlight certain features of my body, face and bone structure. I also learnt on keeping a more serious, fierce face rather than my commercial look that I had shown in past shoots. Furthermore the involvement of props for both holding and posing on taught me how to appear relaxed and comfortable even if I was in awkward position. For example as my hands were being featured a lot whilst holding my phone I had to relax them ad my arms, even if they had been up for a while. Equally if I had been holding an uncomfortable position for a while which involved a lot of core work, I learnt how to relax my face to make the shot appear as natural as possible.
Although my experience may not be as vast as other models my age, I have learnt as much as I can from the different shoot I have done in order to apply that knowledge to future work I have and get an amazing shot. No one I have worked with has ever described me an inexperienced, in fact both photographers are keen to work with me again and we have upcoming shoots planned.
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