Being a fashion photographer means I have had the pleasure of working with various model agencies shooting their new faces for my portfolio and their own. I am predominantly a men's fashion photographer and have been working with five or so different agencies which has been a great experience. Every single guy I have met have been a dream to work with and for the last couple of months it's made me think about my career and where I see myself going in the future.
Booking models to work with means I am in contact with various different 'booker's who have a tough job in which it's entirely down to them to find their models work; either tests or paid work. When I think of model booking I immediately think of poor Anne Hathaway's character in The Devil Wears Prada. Stressful, tearful but exciting and dreamy at the same time. I watched channel 4's The Model Agency recently and it really was an eye opener at just how stressful a job within model agencies and just generally within the fashion industry can be. I have done various things from social media internships, blogger outreach internships and fashion PR internships aswell as attending events to do with my blog and attending shows for blog or photo purposes. I've had some amazing experiences and opportunities and I had my work cut out a few years ago when I met some really rude people at London Fashion Week which turned me right off the industry as a whole.
An opportunity popped up recently to be a model booker for a new agency starting up in East London. I've always wondered what it's like to do the other side of the beginnings of a photoshoot: the scouting, the contacting, the booking, looking forward to the final results etc. Recently, it's become pretty much my dream job and as of yesterday the journey began.
As a men's fashion photographer, I quite obviously have a keen interest in boys and so have been given the responsibility as the men's booker. I have been scouting all week for new guys for my board and yesterday held appointments with all the boys I have scouted and it was amazing!
I'll keep this post short and sweet but I really just wanted to document this new journey within my life on my blog. I'm now off to the printers! Peace out!