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One of the biggest things that set me apart from anyone else is that I am a spiritual human being mostly I believe in energy. I'm spiritual in a way that means I believe that whatever energy you emit is going to affect others around you positively or negatively. I always try to remain positive. Another unique thing about me is that since I love art so much I have a lot of tattoos that all are beautiful in their way and all have a special meaning to me.
Jomar, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I first got into modelling by shooting in random buildings or nature scenes with my best friend just off of our iPhones. As I kept shooting, I started to think it was fun, awesome really, and I just loved doing cool new poses. Now modelling is my biggest passion in life. It is something I love regardless of pay. I was once told that if you can do something you love and not even care if you're getting paid or not then you truly love it and you should do it for the rest of your life!
Who is your inspiration in life Jomar? How do you keep inspired?
One of my biggest inspirations in modelling is probably my best friend. He is also a model who's been modelling for about a year longer than me. Since day one he has been my biggest competitor and one of my many great motivators that cheers me on. The competitiveness that we have always kept me on my toes and inspires me to go harder!
We all make mistakes Jomar; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
A huge mistake that I made at the beginning of my career as a model was not doing my research. For example, when trying to get signed by agencies, I would automatically get scared out of signing with them as soon as they started talking about money that I would have to pay. I thought that if they were signing me why I should have to pay? Well after doing a little research it turns out that modelling is like investing in yourself and your face and your brand. You have to give a little to get a little. So if I could go back in time, I would have done that research before going to those agencies.
Jomar, 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 prioritising your clients’ needs?
The best way to handle a large number of clients is to be as flexible as possible. The client that is making the most effort to work with me and my schedule get prioritised. But on the other hand, if someone is making the effort to work with me but is just super busy, I make them a priority and work with the clients who have a more open schedule afterwards.
Please tell us Jomar, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
When getting my first professional portfolio, I had to pay for the cost of the portfolio and a stylist who was a very hefty fee at the time. I set a goal for a month to have to fee paid for starting from scratch (all while having enough money for my regular monthly bills). To meet this goal I had to balance my spending also while planning out a rigorous work schedule to meet my demands. Although that month was stressful and strenuous, I managed to stay disciplined and stick to my strategy.
Jomar, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Once I was working with a photographer who only saw things in black and white. He had a speciality of making great pictures in black and white, but this one picture in particular of myself I wanted to have edited in colour. We disagreed at first because that was his speciality but once I reminded him that the theme of the shoot was a spring collection he agreed that maybe a colourful spring theme wouldn't look so bad.
Jomar, 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?
The proudest moment I had as a model was when an agency called me back and said they would love to sign me. This was a big deal because I was freelancing and I knew this was my big break to becoming a professional model.
Jomar, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
As a freelance model, you work with a lot of amateur photographers and models that don't know how to pose or how to tell you how to pose everything Is pretty much freestyle. With this kind of freedom, I was completely on my own. I think this gave me space to be very creative which let me be free to roam and create new poses and expressions. The difficult part was I just kept hearing "good job" or "just move around" so it wasn't much constructive feedback
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
The best advice I would give to any model is: â€¢ Do your research on anything you're signing up for.â€¢ know yourself and know what you like to do.â€¢do what you love, and you'll get recognised for that.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I'm willing to work with any talents and brands I can. I'm trying to get my face exposed any way possible. I mostly do well in commercial or print
Photographer Instagram: Daniel Irvin @d.irvin