I’m currently studying physical education at my local community college and I also compete in bodybuilding, the men’s physique division.
I plan to advance in both the fitness model world and in the fashion industry. They say you can’t do both but clearly, they never met me. I started off modeling and working with Abercrombie and Fitch, November of 2012. just in time for black Friday at Abercrombie and Fitch (The Shirtless Guy).
I wanted to get my face out there most of all I wanted to get my physique out there and notice by big-time magazine companies. So I started working out more and training to eat better, which jump-started my bodybuilding journey. That being said. I begin to book photoshoots so I could showcase the sex appeal of what I was carrying I ended up in the double cover fitness magazine TRAIN I made an accomplishment already. I'm currently based in New York, I'm 23 and I'm ready to take this journey a bit further I work best with photographers that are pretty much outgoing and are down to have a pretty awesome time. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Ian. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
I'm a very faithful, ambitious and intuitive person. I also love sharing my personality with those that are around.
Ian, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
My passion is Fitness and Personal Training. I love reading and learning what's new in the fitness industry world it truly is my lifestyle. When times are tough I turn to fitness and the gym to release some of those stressful moments in life. This guy by the name Greg Plitt. He inspired me to continue on the path to success and never give up or let other individuals bring you down.
Who is your inspiration in life Ian? How do you keep inspired?
I'm inspired by my mother. As a single parent, she provided food and shelter for 8 young brats. She also was diagnosed with a very serious form of cancer 10 years ago but was able to undergo chemotherapy and fight through it and beat it. Seeing what she had to go through was rough.
We all make mistakes Ian, 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.
If you don't feel comfortable with the type of shoot you're doing just don't walk out the room ask the photographer can you shoot something different?
Ian ,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?
Come with picture ideals.Instagram always work
Please tell us Ian, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
Ian, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
At the garage, my buddy was trying to take out his old exhaust to replace with his new Flowmaster exhaust but he kept forcing it back and forth until I explain to him the correct way of removing the part. Out with the old and in with the new in no time thanks to me.
Ian 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 to everyone. What is it and why?
When I first shot in front of a camera. honestly, it felt so awkward just standing there I wanted it to be over because I didn't know what to do but then I looked some pictures up and learned from there.
Ian, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Calvin Klein underwear shoot must see! the pump up before that picture was so intense.
What advice would you give to the people who wants to be successful as a Model?
Become best friends with your camera. market yourself well on social media and always remember you will never get a second chance to make a first impression. Arrive on time, know if its a pay or non-pay shoot, be open to collaborating with us. most important have fun.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
My email is always open to ideas drop me a message.
Now for the best part Ian! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Olivia Fischer @oliviafischerphoto