Tim Maandag


Tim Maandag





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Well, I think everyone is unique in their way. But I do get some unique selling points! I think my editing style, my creativity and the blessed life of being on beautiful locations all over the world (like Capetown and Bali) make me the way that I am when it comes to creating content as a fashion blogger.

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

Well, I started as a model just by throwing myself out there. I never got scouted by some agency from the streets. I love, and I love that I have that as well! I just made some portraits of myself and started contacting several agency's. I took a risk in getting rejected which happened a few times! Luckily some said yes as well! but the point is; you have to take a risk in life to achieve greatness

Who is your inspiration in life Tim? How do you stay inspired as a Model?

Well, I got several inspirations. But my favorite is David Beckham. The vibe of that guy Mann! The self-confidence's great.

We all make mistakes Tim; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?

Well, I rejected a modelling job once because I thought I didn't have what it took. My insecurity got the best of me, and I skipped the job. In the end, the client saw my book and would've loved working with me, but I wasn't available anymore. Key of this story again is: never make decisions based on insecurity!

Tim, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?

Professional, cheeky (i like sassy jokes and a relaxed working environment). But I'm a perfectionist, so I don't stop until we get the perfect picture.

Please tell us, Tim, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?

Well its kinda hard to make time for everyone especially with the work what I do. But I try to keep things balanced. My friends and family are the ones that believe in me regardless even when I don't see myself. Secondly, I have a lovely girlfriend that supports me every step of the way. And last but certainly not least I got an amazing Sister and a little nephew called santigo that just turned 2. They give me so much joy!\

Tim, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.

Well as I said before in quite cheeky. I happen to think sometimes that I'm a professional photographer and model at the same time. Maybe that's because I'm a fashion blogger (i make pictures myself as well ofc). So I like to discuss different angles on the job. Most of the time photographers love my attitude towards it. But I can imagine it could be quite irritating as well.

Tim, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model.

Well, I got somewhere I'm proud of, but I think the peachtree campaign 2019 shoot of last summer was cool! It will launch next year all over the world.

Tim, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?

Well, every day! I'm a full-time model AND influencer. As an influencer, I have to be creative every day, so I can keep posting great content wich people like.

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

My advice is short and straightforward. Take risks in life; that's the only way to achieve greatness and what you want. Don't let insecurity lead your life and especially and most important; don't make choices based on insecurity!

Photo Credits:

(own influencer shots) @timmonday
Mark Candari @markcandari

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