Benjamin Samsodien

"I just do whatever it takes to make the client happy. I do best all the time. I love my job and want the work to be amazing, so I try and fulfil what the client wants out of me."

What's your first name?
Benjamin 

What's your last name?
Samsodien

Nice to meet you, Benjamin ! May we have your email address please?
samsodienbenjamin@gmail.com

What's your Instagram username Benjamin? We'd love to check it out!
benjamin.samsodien

Benjamin, Please let us know your website.
http://www.fanjam.co.za

What is your location, Benjamin?
Country
India

State / Region
Mumbai

Firstly Benjamin, how would you best describe yourself?
Model

Benjamin, please tell us your talent/work rate per hour?
Depends 

Benjamin . Tell us ABOUT yourself. 
I am a South African model born and raised in Cape Town I am Indonesian German mix with some other nationalities. I love the ocean enjoy surfing, travelling, reading and am a conscious person. Always spreading love and good vibes.

Our readers would love to get to know you more Benjamin. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?

I surf, have morals and respect all people equally in this world. I'm environmentally conscious and believe the world can be a better place if we all start to coincide and respect each other as well as this beautiful place that has been bestowed upon us. 

Benjamin, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?

My passions are definitely the ocean; more needs to be done to keep it clean and safe guard all the precious life in it. My aspiration is to spread positivity in this world and make people aware of atrocities that take place on a daily basis. I was scouted at a petrol station on my way to the university by my mother agency FanJam, since then I've been working full time as a model. I aspire to keep travelling and continue meeting wonderful people in this industry. 

Who is your inspiration in life Benjamin? How do you keep inspired?

People inspire me; everyone has their own unique story to tell. As a model, you get to meet amazing people. I keep by keeping in touch with my souls and not forgetting where I'm from. Social media is a huge platform to stay in touch with the world. 

We all make mistakes Benjamin; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
Not to be vain haha but I've never really had any bad vibes with a colleague before.

Benjamin  , when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?

I just do whatever it takes to make the client happy. I do best all the time. I love my job and want the work to be amazing, so I try and fulfil what the client wants out of me. 

Please tell us, Benjamin , about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?

It's the last minute industry so I just prioritise eating well maintaining a healthy lifestyle, being active and staying in touch with my soul. If you keep everything aligned prioritizing becomes easy.

Benjamin, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
It's not up to me for someone to see my view but if I feel like I need to get my point across I will do so in a nice way. 

Benjamin, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
It would have had to be a campaign for lifestyle stores in India the locations were beautiful, my colleagues were amazing, clients were super nice, and there was just all round good vibes and positivity.

Benjamin, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I did a test shoot with a friend whose the head designer of a local brand called Rosey and Vittori in Cape Town we shot on table mountain, and the clothing was high fashion it was surreal shooting a brand I wouldn't usually shoot. 

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?

Just be yourself don't let anyone bring you down and continue giving your best, if you fail you will come back stronger failure only breeds success. 

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Any kind of collaboration I'm an open book, it must be ethical though. 

Now for the best part Benjamin! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Please add any photo credits for the photos you uploaded so that everybody can get recognised. Please fill this our properly,

(Name and Instagram @Username)

Bennie Wessels
@benniewessels 

Naasir Bawa
@naasirbawa

Sean Furlonger

@seancarterfurlonger

Taahir Matthews

@tmvisuals

Gabriella Benedicte Roumega

gabriella_benedicte

Salaam Keyser

@filmburning

Fanie Nel

fanie_nel_fanjam


Malta Braun (no Instagram)

Levi Masoet

@masoet.photgraphy