Model: Benjamin Helfert
Tell us about yourself: Why do you want to work as a model? Why are you interested in modelling as a career?
My modelling career began after being rejected from the military due to a heart defect. I am happier each day because I found my passion in art through photography and advertising. I am also an actor!
How important is modelling education: Have you attended modelling courses? What related courses or studies have you taken?
It is very important. I have attended courses through my agency dealing with the business aspects of modelling along with runway courses. They prove worthy within the industry.
What do you think makes someone “fit” to be a model?
Someone who has a decent grasp on who they are as an individual, having confidence, beauty (in one way or another,) and knowing how to communicate well with others.
What are your goals as a model? How do you see yourself progressing in this field?
My goals are to shoot with many photographers all around the world for art or advertising and to showcase high fashion clothing brands. I see myself progressing very well.
What do you know about advertising psychology and photography?
I know that a single image or campaign can create a desire within a customers mind. I know about subliminal messages, capturing the right image, and marketing to the right demographic.
How do you communicate with people? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements?
I communicate very well. I listen to others to get a grasp on their needs or feelings and engage in the chemistry we share. I am very open to the requirements of clients.
Do you eat nutritiously? How often do you exercise or go to the gym?
I do both eat nutritiously and exercise at least three times a week!
What is your dream role as a model?
Being the face for high fashion campaigns, magazines, and sharing my voice for the people.
Do you have any limitations? How do you define your boundaries when choosing to accept a modelling request?
I do not. I mostly just make sure we all have a professional mindset.
State your availability: Would you travel? Work full-time, part-time? Any hours?
I would love to travel, and I do. I work both full and part time as much as I need to to keep my vision and lifestyle alive.
Your most memorable experience?
I attended IMTA in Los Angeles and took second place male model of the year and had a blast while doing it!
IG: xyz_pisces FB: Benjamin M. Helfert Email: Helfertaild@gmail.com
(Cover) Photo: Clay Boutte Styling: Kristina Feyerherm rest below Micheal Dar Chino Villatoro Katie Wyers Jae Fienberg