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About Liya Embrace

Liya Embrace
liyaembrace@gmail.com
@liya_embrace_retoucher
http://www.behance.net/liya_embrace
Country
Russia
State / Region
Samara
Retoucher

ABOUT
Hi!
I'm photo editor with 5-year experience. 
I specialized in beauty/fashion retouching.

I have an individual approach to each photo and always try to make it more interesting, original and unusual. 
So, I can say that retouching - it's my favourite job!
During my professional career, I got publications in Dryminds mag, NAKID mag, Elegant mag, The Draft mag, Dreamless mag.

Would you like to complete our full Editorial interview or skip straight to uploading your photos? (12 more interview questions).
Yes

Our readers would love to get to know you more Liya. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?

as You see, I have an unusual name - Liya Embrace, but I must say that this name is not real
When I started retouching career, I wanted to build my brand, that will have a nice name and will sound good!
And from that time I created this nickname consist of 2 words.
Liya - I like how soft and tender this name sounds.
Embrace - maybe You can't understand my crazy mind, but I inspired with the book of
Andrzej Sapkowski called "Witcher".
There was one character who has the second name "Erase", and I imagined how it would sound together - "Liya Erase".
I liked it! But I wanted to add some sense to name of my brand, and I remembered verb "Embrace", that so close to Erase. 
I was thinking: "Woooww, it will fit so good for me."
So finally, Liya EMBRACED all creative fields that I love: retouching, photography, cinematography, insta blog, textile art.
So all lines of my art can call Liya Embrace
I hope. You understood all that I told You.
And my real name is Tatyana Kondratyuk!

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

For this moment I can say that food photography, and cinemagraphs is my passion. Recently I bought Fujifilm XT-20, so now I can take photographs using a professional camera, not a simple smartphone. 

What about retouching: I always loved editing photos, that was my hobby. I used Adobe Photoshop just for editing my photos, that was a nice experience
Then I understood that I could make money with my hobby! 
I learned to retouch for a while, and then I found photographers for collaboration.
with each new order my experience increased, and
and it increases now 

Who is your inspiration in life Liya? How do you stay inspired as Retoucher?

I'm inspired by different photographers: fashion, beauty and food photographers. I love Peter Lindbergh, Patrick Demarchelier, Tina Eisen, Linda Lomelino.

We all make mistakes Liya; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
You know, I think I don't want to take back things and mistakes that I did. I did choices that change me and made me who I am now.

Liya, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients?


I'm a responsible and fair person; I always meet deadlines (it's important). I love my work, and I put my soul in each photograph. My clients = my friends, and
I cherish these friendly relations 

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

1.Family
2. Work
3. Social life
4.Friends
And I think this list change time to time

Liya, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I'm not sure that I understood the question correctly, but I think I worked one year as a retoucher, and then photographers began to notice me

Liya please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Retoucher. 
My work got publication in the Elegant mag, and it will be printed! Also one of the photos that I retouched is on the cover!

Liya, 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 always can be creative when I do colour grading. Because colour always creates the atmosphere and mood of the photo. And also photo compositing and matte painting projects are always creative and exciting. I imagine how I want to see final image, and then I create a photo from many parts. In such projects, you need to be able to fantasize and have a sense of taste

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Retoucher?*
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You need to work hard! And you always need to follow and view photographers and other retouchers.

Now for the best part Liya! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photo Credits:
Photographer: Ann Solie @ann.solie
Photographer: Iulia David @iulia_david_photography

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Name

Pent Walter

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About Pent Walter

Pent Walter
meawpent@gmail.com
@pentmakeupartist
http://pentmakeup.com
Country
United States
State / Region
New York
Make-up Artist

ABOUT
I love creating since I was a kid. I always work on DIY projects when I have free time. So art and crafts have always been my passion. 

I studied Textiles Science and Technology at the University, including fashion and design. 
Doing makeup is another form of art that I fell in love with after I started to learn by myself. Every time I look into the magazines, I always stare at the model’s face on each page and analyze the looks to see how to make it. 

I finally went to beauty school and graduated from Nina Mua in New York City. I got makeup artist certificate and hairstyling for makeup artist certificate. After graduating, I have been creating the photo shoots to build my portfolio. I love it so much, and I want to do it every day. I get to work with professional photographers and learn so much from them. 

Beside that I learn from the clients, they all have different preferences. But at the end, they feel confident in their beauty.

To be a makeup artist is my dream job that I would love to do it for the rest of my life.

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

I love to learn, and I can do them all. I can do makeup, hair, styling, design, sew the dresses, and cook for everyone! 

Pent, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Make-up Artist?

I love when I do makeup either on myself or someone else's face. It's just like you create beautiful art on a canvas. And every time I look into a magazine, it always inspired me and made me want to be part of it to create those beautiful pictures. 

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

Everyone around me always inspired me. They are all unique, so I learn every day from everyone that I've seen.

We all make mistakes Pent; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Make-up Artist; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
So far I am still handling well.

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

It depends on their event. Of course, all of them are important, but if it's a wedding, I will give it as a priority because it's one thing of their lifetime. Or a big project that I wouldn't miss the opportunity. And I would help them find someone to work for them if I can't do it.

Please tell us Pent, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Make-up Artist?

I managed to go on a different schedule in one day, it was stressful, but it worked. 

Pent, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I tried to explain to a client that the look that she wanted might not look good on her by showing her pictures and gave her a suggestion.

Pent, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Make-up Artist. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
When the pictures came out so beautiful, and everyone loves them! And I am the one who did makeup, hair, styling, made all the dresses.

Pent, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
When I can do a crazy the look that I want for fashion, so I don't have to worry that I will scare my client away. So I can get all my creativity and put on my canvas. 

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Make-up Artist?*
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Love what you do.

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I would love to collaborate with all kind of artists and projects. I will be looking forward to it! 

Now for the best part Pent! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photo Credits:
Photographer: Susan Magnano @susan_magnano

 
 
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Name
 
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About Caroline Capito

Caroline Capito
carolinecapito@aol.com
@carolinecapito
Country
United States
State / Region
Ohio

Our readers would love to get to know you more Caroline. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?

I’m currently a student at the University of Alabama and me also a model. I’ve been modelling for a few years now, and I’ve enjoyed it. I love working with brands and enjoy shoots with creative concepts. I feel that Instagram has helped grow my platform. I love that I can use it as my portfolio and know that every picture I post will get much engagement.

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

I love art, and I’ve always been an artistic individual. I feel that modelling helps me embrace that part of me.

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

I’m always looking through fashion magazines and model’s Instagrams for ideas. I love how everyone has their style, and it’s allowed me to develop my own.

We all make mistakes Caroline; we wish we could take back. What was the error you made in the past that you want to you can bring back?
I feel that you learn from mistakes and every mistake I’ve made in my life has been something I’ve learned from. I’ve always been a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. With that being said, I don’t think I would take anything back because I wouldn’t be where I am today.

Caroline, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients?

I’ve always been professional and involved when it comes to working with people. After all, I want to do a great job and make sure we create something that we are proud of. So being involved in the creative process and knowing what they wish to beforehand ensures that I will show up and prepared.

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

School, friends and family come first. Any time that I have left goes to modelling. Personally, I think I do a great job prioritising everything. If my schedule begins to impact my family or the social life, negatively I do a good job of rebalancing everything.

Caroline, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I am always open to everyone’s opinions and ideas. Luckily I’ve never been in a situation where I’ve had to redirect someone. I still work with amazing artistic people, and the final product always turns out beautiful.

Caroline, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. 
Recently, I’ve started working with many clothing boutiques. I’ve always wanted to model unique clothing brands, and I’m so happy that I am finally able to do so.

Caroline, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it?
Recently, I did a shoot with a Columbus photographer named Rakib. He told me he wanted to do a red series and left the outfits up to me. I ended up putting together this outfit that matched the location correctly. It was completely unintentional but looked very editorial. We shot outside of the Columbus Museum of Art in front of a Blue, White and Red sculpture. My outfit was those exact colors, and it couldn’t have turned out better.

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?*
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It’s essential that you have your unique style or look that sets you apart from people. I also think Instagram is a great tool that can help display that. A lot of brands and talented photographers use social media to scout potential models and influencers. Using social media as a portfolio can get your name out there.

Now for the best part Caroline! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photo Credits:
Cover photos & Photos 1 &2:
Photographer: Rakib
@portraits.rakib
Photos 3 & 4:
Photographer: Justin Gamble
@whatsupimjustin
Photo 5:
Photographer: Marco Morales
@marcomoraless
Photo 6:
Photographer: Rance Rob
@robthemoment
Photo 7:
Photographer: Larry Renner
@larryrenner
Photo 8 &9:
Photographer: Rakib
@portraits.rakib
Photo 10:
Photographer: Justin Gamble
@whatsupimjustin

Bella Vardar Kumar

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About Bella Vardar Kumar

Bella Vardar Kumar
info@bstylestudio.co.uk
@bellavardarkumar
http://www.bstylestudio.co.uk
Country
United Kingdom
State / Region
West Midlands
Photographer

ABOUT
I'm a portrait photographer in the West Midlands / England. It has always been my dream to open unique photography studio. Photography is my passion and thrives on creating and developing unique solutions for her clients and customers.

My work has been featured ScratchMagazine.

Influenced by elegance, colour and new trends, I create personal photography stories for my customers based on their individual needs and expectations.

As well as working on my work, I also tutors on a 1-2-1 basis and organises photography workshops in my B Style studio.

"I will work with you, not just to take a photo, but help you capture the perfect moment..."

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

I am focused on my client; I make them forget the camera is there.

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

My passion is photography and fashion. I aspire to become a famous and well-known fashion photographer.

I started out styling photographer's models, and I quickly understood that photography was in my veins, so I swiftly enrolled in college to study, and I have never looked back.

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

My inspiration in life is Mert Alas (photographer). He had a fashion background and is presently a famous fashion photographer. 

Dancing and musical lyrics inspire me.

We all make mistakes Bella; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
In my early days, my communication skills were not good with my colleague; after I quickly understood if you want to create great work, team work was essential, now, I communicate and listen to people in great detail.


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

Portfolio value, relationships

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

A business wanted me to create a futuristic image, I took a risk and mixed warm and cool colours in one image. Some team members did not like the idea but I believed in my work, and this work became on the front cover of Scratch Magazine, with two pages of editorial.

Bella, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
As above, question 17. I persuaded the team with a fantastic piece of work.


Bella, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
When I opened my Photography Studio while I was studying in my second year, my tutors were very proud and provided me with much support.

Bella, 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 connected Toys and Real Life in my early days of photography. It was so exciting to create a different view of life but wasn't easy to create a storyline.

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?*
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So important to choose team members, as a good stylist, hair dresser, make up artist and right model for your project.

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes, fashion clothing brands, sports brands.

Photo Credits:
Photographer: Bella VardarKumar @bellavardarkumar

 

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Name
 

About Faizah Twil

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About Faizah Twil

Faizah Twil
faizah.model@bigpond.com
@faizah.model
Country
Australia
State / Region
Victoria
Model

ABOUT
I am 13 years old. I was born in England but now live in Australia. My Father's family are from the Middle East, and my Mother's family are from the United Kingdom.

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

I have an olive complexion and blue eyes. I love to cook and do yoga. I love the serenity it gives me when I am at the beach. I enjoy and learn from all situations that I find myself in. I like to challenge myself and also step out of my comfort zone. 

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

My passion is modeling, and I aspire to be the next Gigi Hadid.

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

Gigi Hadid, because she adapts to all situations and improves very year.

We all make mistakes Faizah; 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.
I am just starting out and haven't been in that situation yet.

Faizah, 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 would be very professional. 

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

I have not been in that situation yet.

Faizah, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
just starting out, not been in that situation

Faizah, 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?
Just starting my modeling career.

Faizah, 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 enjoyed working with The Photo Studio in Melbourne.

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?*
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Always believe and respect yourself, as we are all unique.

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Fashion Brands

Now for the best part Faizah! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photo Credits:
Hana Schlesinger@thephotostudioaustralia

 

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Name
 

Thorton  Paul

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About Thorton  Paul

Thorton  Paul
thortonpaul@gmail.com
@Thortonpaul
http://thortonpaul.com
Country
United States
State / Region
MA
Model

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

I am an Athlete, Author, curator of content, currently working in software sales. I am Haitian American, that is honestly here for the adventure. 

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

I am truly passionate about making someone’s life better in any circumstance. Be that donating, be that therapy with a friend, maybe helping a friend get a business idea up and running. I truly enjoy being the light bulb for someone, the spark. Modeling honestly just happened to me. I did it for fun in college because I wanted the girls haha, but then began enjoying aspects of being able to cause emotions based on pictures.

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

My mother is a big inspiration in my life, my family and my best friend. Those you keep close to you are meant to push you. I’m also inspired by who I can become, so I’m consistently battling the future me in a sense. 

We all make mistakes Thorton; 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.
Honestly, I don’t have a moment. If I could go back, it would just take away from what life means. Everything that has happened to me has made me who I am 

Thorton, 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?

The organization is huge; if you can prioritize the immediate needs, you’ll be able to get to everyone. 

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

I had a moment where I knew I needed to be seen by the masses to be considered or recognized as a good model. So, in being strategic, I had to find the photographer that would be able to that.

Thorton, 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?
Being published in essence has been my proudest moment.

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

Pave your way

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I am open to anything. 

Photo Credits:
Photographer Marvin
@marvinbienaime
Photographer Daniel Irvin
@d_irv

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LANOUVE

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about 

LANOUVE

Nicole Mermon
contact@lanouve.com
@lanouve
https://www.lanouve.com/en/
Country
Austria
State / Region
Vienna
Fashion Label

ABOUT
More than 30 years, I dedicated myself to conceptual art and design. Inspired by creative people when working as a model in the fashion industry, I found my calling as an artist and designer at an early age. Driven by my visions, my actions extended from the fashion sector up to exhibited art projects. 

Powered by my pioneering spirit, I am establishing an exceptional brand concept, LANOUVE. As an advocate for individualism and authenticity, I aim to encourage open-minded people to live their authenticity self-confidently in the society. For this reason, I design LANOUVE bags with an open source to personal customization and interpretation.
Art reflects social changes, calls for an exploration of reality and is a visual expression of the human individual in all its manifestations. Through close collaborations with well-known international artists, LANOUVE signifies cross-cultural exchange to achieve a non-verbal level of understanding reflected by the artist editions. LANOUVE is championing for bags as new dynamic art mediums in the public dialogue.

Everything is in constant movement, in every moment – that is life. My personal life has been challenging me with highs and lows since I can remember. Every new situation required courage and strength of will. Every mastered challenge brought me closer to my goal and without the courage to change, I would not have become the woman I am today.

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

DESIGN. NEW. ART. 
WHEN ART MEETS DESIGN

Striving against fast moving fashion trends, LANOUVE unifies minimalistic design and art to create timeless bags as companions through life corresponding to the spirit of the age. LANOUVE bags are designed with multi-variable elements to initiate personal customization and interpretation. 

Through the integration of art, each bag becomes a unique portable art object. Collaborations with international artists and the design of limited art editions and unique pieces make these art bags into collectors‘ pieces with great upside potential. 

The art studio of LANOUVE directly adjoins the loft-showroom. All requirements for manual silk-screen printings, resin castings, painting, weaving techniques and experimental „mixed media“ methods comply in the studio. There is no limit to the creative research and development of new techniques. Under the creative direction of Nicole Mermon, all creative and innovative visions of the team are turned into action here. 

A constant part of the artistic concept of the label is the confrontation and reflection of social issues that call for a more conscious approach to social responsibility.

Bound in honour, LANOUVE is an ethically operating business. Devoid of societal pressures, the brand takes a stand for social justice regarding fair working conditions throughout the production chain.

Nicole, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Fashion Label?

I have been working as a freelance artist for more than 30 years in a wide variety of fields. The spectrum of my works includes paintings and sculptures as well as installations and my specially developed technique „Metal Net Paintings“. One of the most special events in my artistic career was a visit to a large township near Johannesburg, South Africa. The whole day I photographed the most authentic people I had ever seen. Despite many warnings that as a white woman it was dangerous to go to such a place, I wanted to use this unique opportunity to shoot a portrait series. The initial restraint and scepticism of the people switched quickly to curiosity and joy. Each face tells its own story without words. This was one of the most emotional moments in my life, and I was impressed by the authenticity and honesty of the people there.

In retrospect, my unique encounter with those people has inspired me for my biggest and most exciting project so far - the foundation of my own art brand LANOUVE. It is my life challenge, which is constantly developing further. I love the exchange with other artists and creative minds and appreciate it very much that art connects interculturally. My goal is to create a cosmopolitan artist collective with LANOUVE, offering artists a new art medium for their artistic interpretations. Wearable art is timeless and sustainable and counteracts the fast-paced trends of the fashion industry and initiates a more conscious approach to consumption. 

I wanted to develop a product that embodies the fusion of art and design, thus timeless and valuable. The idea of making art wearable and integrating it into everyday life did not let me go. As I have always been a bag lover myself, I realized that a bag could be the perfect object for my purpose. I was designing quite a while until I finally met my expectations and needs.

Through interchangeable bag elements, the appearance of the bags can be adjusted according to your mood and occasion. Whether a business event or leisure time, with the appropriate bag element, the bag becomes an all-round companion. Only a few women make an effort to fit their bag daily to their outfit, so there is usually only one bag for daily use. The choice mostly tends towards medium-sized bags, designed in timeless colors – bags that fit well with everything. For this reason, I chose timeless basic colors for the basic bags. Due to the interchangeable bag elements, the bags can either get a very colorful or understated look. Whether text graphics, structures, applications or material collages – art knows no boundaries.


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

Well, I find inspiration in the most ordinary things. When I walk through the streets, I keep my eyes open for graphic elements, exceptional shapes, street art and inspiring people. I love to just walk around and observe my surrounding, let my imagination flow and free my mind. Usually, I take notes and make some rough sketches of my thoughts and ideas that come up. I think it is really important to capture these spontaneous ideas and thoughts to work them out later. 

Another source of inspiration for me are social networks, such as Pinterest and Instagram, where I can browse through the works of other artists and designers, illustrators and all kinds of creative heads. Andy Warhol, Basquiat or Banksy – to name a few of my favourite artists - inspire the artist in me. On the other hand, I pursue the creations of amazing designers like Rei Kawakubo, Iris van Herpen, Rick Owens or Yohji Yamamoto. They are all pioneering spirits with unconventional approaches. 


We all make mistakes Nicole; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Fashion Label; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
As far as I can remember, I haven’t had any troubles with my colleagues. Quite the contrary, I have always experienced collaborations being very inspirational and beneficial for both sides.

Of course, I went through difficult situations as a fashion label, but I think without making mistakes there is no progress.


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

I see my clients as an important part of my progress as a fashion label. I try my best to sustain a personal exchange with my clients and retail partners regularly. It is really important for me to know, what my clients expect and what their needs and concerns are. The feedback will then be incorporated in the future developments. 

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

Thinking strategically is our daily business, but in the very beginning, when I founded the brand, I spend a lot of time developing a strategic masterplan. On the one hand, I was working on the product requirements and the development of a sales concept, where the aspects of art and design are equally considered. On the other hand, I wanted to link the stationary trade with the advantages of e-commerce to achieve a seamless shopping experience for my customers. 

Normally fashion is driven by seasonal collections. My bag collection is not changing seasonally but growing steadily. The range of interchangeable elements for the bags changes throughout the year. Focusing on art and design, I offer a lot of different limited art editions and unique pieces of variables. It is a playful concept to encourage customers to create individual styles and authentic fashion statements. 


Nicole, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
Most people say that my infectious enthusiasm about new ideas and products is one of my main talents. When I speak to an artist to discuss a collaboration, I need to persuade him/her of the bag as a new medium for art. I love what I do, and I think I transfer my passion to my counterpart. I always try to listen carefully and respond to uncertainty with new perspectives and a common vision.

Nicole, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Fashion Label. 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 was the launch event of LANOUVE, where only special guests and professionals were invited. This was the first big feedback moment for us, and we were overwhelmed with joy by the compliments and positive response. Our first limited art edition sold out, and the whole team wept for joy as it was really hard work to start this business.

Nicole, 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, most of the time I’m doing creative stuff, but a huge challenge for me was the aspect of wearable art because not all artistic techniques are suitable and durable enough for functional objects. The research and development of different materials and techniques are the most exciting yet difficult parts of my work. 

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Fashion Label?*
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The most important advice are probably to stay authentic, to believe in yourself and never lose the passion that drives you. You also need to have perseverance in difficult times and learn from mistakes. Never be afraid to create your road to success.

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes, I’m always open-minded for collabs. In fact, I am looking for any collaboration with synergy effects for both sides. Especially artists, influencers, retailers and fashion talents around the world. 


Photo Credits:
All credits and publishing rights belong to LANOUVE @lanouve


 
 

 Nicolette Bett

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About Nicolette Bett

paulacogi@yahoo.com
@nicolettebett 
http://www.youtube.com/user/MEGI1967
Country
United States
State / Region
New York
Model

ABOUT
Nicolette is nine years old(June 4, 2008)Nicolette is a first place “ZOII AWARD WINNER for MOST OUTSTANDING CHILD MODEL of 2018 “ winter show KIDS FASHION DEMOCRACY 9-15 years old. Nicolette is a FIRST RUNNER UP at IMTA SINGING COMPETITION in NYC. Nicolette got published in November issue of “Dixie Magazine “ as a “Cool kids of TriBeCa.Also, she was published in the winter issue of LaBelle. Recently she was chosen in the top 10 finalists for round 2 by childmodelmagofficial for MODEL OF THE YEAR. In February Nicolette was modelling in New York City Fashion Week for Wonderlandchildrenswear at the SOCIETY FASHION WEEK. Nicolette was the face of the day on February 12 . Nicolette loves to act, and she is a SINGER. She gets a lot of views on YouTube channel. She already reached more than one million views on her channel. She developed head voice very early, so she sings very maturely. She can sing SOPRANO, MUSICAL THEATER and POP MUSIC. Nicolette loves to ski, ice skate, hover board, roller skates and her bike. She loves to model, loves photoshoots. She also loves to eat very healthily ( mammy Cooke’s for her lol) She is very outgoing, no fear, no stage fright. A very happy person with a personality.

 
 
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Khensi O'Connor

Khensi O'Connor
kylz27@icloud.com
@khensi.13
Country
Australia
State / Region
Melbourne
Young Model

ABOUT
My name is Khensi I’m 13, and I’m trying to break into the modelling industry 

Our readers would love to get to know you more Khensi. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?

I’m caring and kind. I’m usually described as quiet, sweet and shy, but when I’m in front of a camera, I feel confidence. 

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

I love modelling it’s so much fun. I started on Instagram.

Who is your inspiration in life Khensi? How do you stay inspired as Young Model?

I follow so many models on instal and it inspires me to be better

We all make mistakes Khensi; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
I’m only 13, so I haven’t made big mistakes yet.

Khensi, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients?

I always follow instructions and do what I’m told to do. 

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

The family is always first. Friends are important and so is work. I think you need a good balance 

Khensi, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I haven’t ever persuaded anyone to see things my way. 

Khensi, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Young Model. 
My instal 

Khensi, 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 try to do creative things with my shoots on instal 

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Young Model?*
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Go for it! You’ve got to be in it to win it!

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 open to all collabs and work offered to me.


Photo Credits:
@nickwaltersphotographer
@nickwaltersyouth
@countrygirlmanagement

Name *
Name

Abdulrahman AlBader

 
 

About Abdulrahman AlBader

kriss777@hotmail.com @a_mrb
Model
Kuwait
Middle East

Energetic and free spirited, looking for adventures. Inspired by the daily sun light, living under the vibe of the moon. Passionate for fashion, model by nature jetting from places to places. Desired and desiring...

Tell us about yourself: Why do you want to work as a model? Why are you interested in modelling as a career?
 
Modeling is my passion. It has drawn me since I was a child. When I was in my junior years at a private school in London, I liked to have a glimpse of the big designers and their creations on the fashion channels and shows in Milan and London while I was on lunch break. My classmates were shooting hoops. Now, I'm in my 3rd year of BA in Marketing at The Gulf University of Technology. Although busy with uni assignments, I dedicate my entire free time to professional photo shoots and my clients. I love what I do, and whatever I commit to, I give my 110% to it. I'm a hard worker. Of course, when it’s time out, it’s time out. I try to pace myself. I enjoy spending time by the beach. I love to feel the sun and the ocean, hear it's sound... I get energized and full of new ideas. It's an inspiration. I grew up in a diverse family, and I always looked on the world as one big opportunity. To be different is a gift from God.
 
How important is modelling education: Have you attended modelling courses? What related courses or studies have you taken?
 
Education, in general, is very important. One should stay awake for it and absorb the knowledge presented to him. Modelling education is part of my profession. If you want to be successful, you should seek professional development and courses in your area (modeling for me) and keep on improving. I strive for knowledge!
 
What do you think makes someone “fit” to be a model?
 
One may be fit for the model when he/she has the passion for it! It's not only the looks and the body but the charisma of it... It's this vibe that you give to the audience and inspire them to wear the clothes that you are presenting.
 
What are your goals as a model? How do you see yourself progressing in this field?
 
I would love to reach out my potential and work with famous and talented designers. I work hard and advertise. I'm open to the fashion world and seek agents who can help me achieve my goals. Thank you for noticing me, and I hope to work with you in the future.
 
What do you know about advertising psychology and photography?
 
I call it photo psychology. Both are very closely related. The photographer creates this images that play with people's psychology. If a photo is not good enough, it would never grab your attention. While an amazing shot could be remembered for a lifetime. Photography is memories. Memories is the mind ability to store and remember information including those of the created images by the photographer.
 
How do you communicate with people? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements?
 
Communication is an important tool in our dailies. I use all kind of apps, starting with Instagram, Facebook, emails, Tumblr, whats app and everything that helps me out has the communication flowing. I believe in efficiency and to reach out for this, you need to communicate with people. Nothing compares to a beautiful conversation with a beautiful mind... People around find me extremely friendly and a person with good vibes. Someone they could rely on. Someone who can inspire them and help them out in difficult situations. I always smile at strangers :) Modeling is business, and as a model, I'm flexible with my client's requirements. At the end of the day, this is a high-end show where one should do his best!
 
Do you eat nutritiously? How often do you exercise or go to the gym?
 
Oh yes! I'm so very careful what I eat. I pick organic products and drink Evian and Volvic. Both do magics to your body and mind. I can't live without going to the gym. It's a routine! I spend one to one and a half hours in the gym during the week. I jog on week-ends by the beach. Eat healthily, sleep well, breathe deeply and enjoy life!
 
What is your dream role as a model?
 
Presenting for D&G. I love everything about them! I like their products and broadcasts. I always wanted to work with someone like them. They are such an inspiration to me.
 
Do you have any limitations? How do you define your boundaries when choosing to accept a modelling request?
 
I do not limit myself and don't believe in boundaries. I like to challenge life! I have a say: The world is so much bigger than your brain, stop living inside your head.
 
State your availability: Would you travel? Work full-time, part-time? Any hours?
 
Travelling for me is an adventure when combined with working opportunities I feel complete pleasure. I'd like to give to the world my best! I'm available to work full-time and part-time upon clients requests.

nstagram: @a_mrb
Facebook: abdulrahman.albader.75
Twitter: @amralbader
Email: abdulrahman.ralbader@hotmail.com, kriss777@hotmail.com
 
Photo Credits:
 
Photographer: @jakub_koz @lensaction
Model: @a_mrb
Makeup Artist Stylist: @kris.idaki
Hair Stylist: @a_mrb

 
 
Marlon Blue Actor Model Citizen Magazine, Goitaca Movie, 1603 Movie, Marlon Blue Wikipedia, Marlon Blue IMDB

About

Marlon Blue is an actor and fashion model. He has appeared in films such as Lion (2014), Fury (2014), The Royals (2015), Fighting Heart (2016) and Goitaca (2018). His mother worked as an estate advocate and father was a property developer. Marlon was raised, trilingual, in the town of Vienna. He dropped out of school at age 15 to visit an international boarding school in the alps. The middle - and surname was his grandfather's name, an agriculturist. Modelled for Gareth Pugh, Max Mara, Chanel, GANT, Armani, Gucci, Marc Stone and Diesel among other brands. Played a serious level of football during college. Lives in London, England.

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Marlon Blue
marlonblueofficial@hotmail.com
@iammarlonblue
Country
United States
State / Region
New York
Actor

Photo Credits:
Fabien Montique @fabienmontique & Joseph Bleu @josephbleu


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mis.assembled

About Swain McCaughrin

Swain McCaughrin
swain.mccaughrin@gmail.com
@mis.assembled
http://www.misassembled.com
Country
Germany
State / Region
Berlin

ABOUT
I create sculptures for people to wear - anything from a small piece of jewelry to a significant and dramatic full sculptural look. I enjoy collaborating with musicians, performers, and individuals who love to make bold and elegant fashion statements. 

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Photo Credits:

c. Models: Corlyx. Photo: Sara Herrlander
d. Model: Caitlin of Corlyx. Photo: Sara Herrlander
e. Model: Soren Jahan. Photo: Sara Herrlander
f. Model: Caitlin of Corlyx. Photo: Raisa Berger
g. Model: Caitlin of Corlyx. Photo: Raisa Berger
h. Model: Elizabeth. Photo: Michelle Russ
i. Model: Brana Dane. Photo: Michelle Russ
j. Model: Eboni. Photo: Paula Vasone
k. Model: Miss Sabado. Photo: Dan McBride
l. Model: Julia. Photo: Dan McBride
m. Model: Mengru. Photo: Raisa Berger

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About Michelle Koch 

Michelle Koch
mkmk0000@outlook.com
Model
@michelle.koch
Luxemburg 

ABOUT
I'm a good hesrzed sympathetic girl who loves her life and never stops to learn.

Name *
Name
Name *
Name

Amr Abdoun

Amr Abdoun
aabdoun@aaflare.com
@aaflare
http://www.aaflare.com
Country
Australia
State / Region
NSW
Photographer

ABOUT
I have a passion for capturing the beauty in people.

Photo Credits:
AAFlare Photography

Cindi McDaniel studioenvogue@gmail.com @envoguephoto http://studioenvogue.com Country United States State / Region Alabama Photographer  ABOUT  Please see the about me section of my website.  Our readers would love to get to know you more Cindi. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?  I do not fit any stereotypical molds of what anyone thinks a fashion photographer should be. I am a 53 yr old grandmother who refuses to give up on her, arms. I am fun, fashionable and creative as and colorful as the day is long.  Cindi, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?  I was photographing as far back s I can remember. I was offered a part-time job 31 yrs ago by the lady who photographed my first child. I was hooked. One day I will photograph for Vogue magazine.   Who is your inspiration in life Cindi? How do you stay inspired as Photographer?  The fashion world inspires me, it plain moves me. From the hair and makeup to the way the fabric flows in front of the lens. I adore the artificial world of fashion.  We all make mistakes Cindi; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back? I wish I could take back all the years I wasted snapping everything that moved instead of focusing on what I was truly meant to shoot which was fashion and beauty.   Cindi, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients?  I love to mold my subjects into art, plain and simple. I love to reveal things to them in front of the lens they did not know existed. That’s a magical moment for me as an artist.  Please tell us, Cindi, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?  I work a lot but my family knows I am dedicated to my art. They help to keep me grounded, and I love them for that. I wouldn’t be able to do it without them.   Cindi, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work. Kourosh always listens to me, and we make magic together. He is my favorite designer, and we have grown so much together as artists. I think it’s so important to work with people who are willing to listen to your ideas from time to time and in return you have to be willing to grow as an artist and listen to theirs a  Cindi, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer.  It was huge for me to have all four judges stand up and walk over to closely examine my work and then award me the Fuji Film Masterpiece award. That was a big day. I was so honored.  Cindi, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it? Working on the streets of New York City is a challenge but oh so rewarding. I could tell you so many stories about batteries dying, people challenges and wardrobe malfunctions. It was all worth it to see the final products!  What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?* * Never give up, through all the blood sweat and the tears, keep pressing on!   Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for? I would love to collaborate with Fashion labels from around the world as well as other creatives including hair and makeup artists. I love to love to meet new people!share my talent others and  Photo Credits: Photographer: Cindi McDaniel @Envoguephoto

Cindi McDaniel

Cindi McDaniel
studioenvogue@gmail.com
@envoguephoto
http://studioenvogue.com
Country
United States
State / Region
Alabama
Photographer

ABOUT
Please see the about me section of my website

Our readers would love to get to know you more Cindi. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?

I do not fit any stereotypical molds of what anyone thinks a fashion photographer should be. I am a 53 yr old grandmother who refuses to give up on her, arms. I am fun, fashionable and creative as and colorful as the day is long.

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

I was photographing as far back s I can remember. I was offered a part-time job 31 yrs ago by the lady who photographed my first child. I was hooked. One day I will photograph for Vogue magazine. 

Who is your inspiration in life Cindi? How do you stay inspired as Photographer?

The fashion world inspires me, it plain moves me. From the hair and makeup to the way the fabric flows in front of the lens. I adore the artificial world of fashion.

We all make mistakes Cindi; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
I wish I could take back all the years I wasted snapping everything that moved instead of focusing on what I was truly meant to shoot which was fashion and beauty. 

Cindi, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients?

I love to mold my subjects into art, plain and simple. I love to reveal things to them in front of the lens they did not know existed. That’s a magical moment for me as an artist.

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

I work a lot but my family knows I am dedicated to my art. They help to keep me grounded, and I love them for that. I wouldn’t be able to do it without them. 

Cindi, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
Kourosh always listens to me, and we make magic together. He is my favorite designer, and we have grown so much together as artists. I think it’s so important to work with people who are willing to listen to your ideas from time to time and in return you have to be willing to grow as an artist and listen to theirs a

Cindi, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. 
It was huge for me to have all four judges stand up and walk over to closely examine my work and then award me the Fuji Film Masterpiece award. That was a big day. I was so honored.

Cindi, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Working on the streets of New York City is a challenge but oh so rewarding. I could tell you so many stories about batteries dying, people challenges and wardrobe malfunctions. It was all worth it to see the final products!

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?*
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Never give up, through all the blood sweat and the tears, keep pressing on! 

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I would love to collaborate with Fashion labels from around the world as well as other creatives including hair and makeup artists. I love to love to meet new people!share my talent others and

Photo Credits:
Photographer: Cindi McDaniel
@Envoguephoto

Name *
Name

Linda Lee

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ABOUT Linda LEE

Linda Lee
urepentnow@gmail.com
@1lindadlee
http://www.1lindadlee
Country
United States
State / Region
TX
Photographer

ABOUT
As the owner of Pre-Paid Digital Photography, I enjoy taking and being photogenic. I find the camera lens extremely relaxing and expressive. Capturing real beauty looks different from every angle. As a virtuous voluptuous model, being featured would awaken the voice of other women that simply need to be inspired and empowered. I enjoyed photography and typesetting courses in school. Now, my image will be what others see through the lens with creativity.

By profession, I operate in law enforcement. And, by divine appointment, I am a servant leader with leadership qualities in personal development. Modeling will show another element of mental freedom using personal development. Right now, one would see me as "untapped potential"...which is a good thing.

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

I am a survivor of a few traumatic experiences. All of which has made me grateful and honored to be here today. It is time to shine and travel the world using modeling as a self-esteem magnet for others. 

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

My passion and aspiration in life are to assist people with mental freedom. That is where personal development comes into play. Utilizing being an author and consultant helps identify areas of healing and stagnation in other's lives. I want to know in my heart that my life was an example for someone to have a healthy relationship. Then, they will pass the torch and teach the next generation. Modeling is a good tool to use to pass that torch.

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

Besides my Sovereign God, my inspiration is single mothers who give their last to make ends meet, single fathers learning how to brush their daughter's hair for the first time, motivational speakers with lost limbs that breathe life into the masses, people that create with their toes, and the modern-day Harriet Tubman's that are still freeing people from a mentality. I can go on and on; there are so many that have been an inspiration. 

It is easy to stay inspired. Simply sit and watch the day-to-day activities of plain ordinary people. I can see their joy or feel their pain. All can be an inspiration depending on how I receive it.

We all make mistakes Linda; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
Well, being in my line of work, some situations are best left alone...smile.

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

In business, I use the K.I.S.S. (Keep it short and simple) Method for everything. Clients are prioritized based on the complexity of their request. More time is allotted to those with the more difficult request. Other than that, it is first-come-first-serve. That way I can serve them with a spirit of excellence.

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

About a month ago I had a deadline for a magazine. Unbeknownst to me, the deadline date disappeared from my calendar. The editor sent a follow-up e-mail that caught me off guard. In was in the middle of preparing for my virtual radio show and had to shift my priorities to meet the magazine deadline. Everything worked out fine. 

Linda, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
When you hold a public trust position, there are things you just cannot share. This is one of those things. 

Linda, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
One of my proudest professional accomplishments would be receiving the former President Obama Volunteer Service Award. That too keeps me inspired!

Linda, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Speaking engagements allow my creativity to flow. My options are limitless from using props, signs or power-points. Well, modeling will be no different. I will create the illusion for others to enjoy; how exciting.

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?*
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Keep pushing and pressing to make your vision and goals come to life. 

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I am open-minded to it all. My nickname used to be Cover Girl until I shortened it to Cover. This would work well for leasing or sponsorship contracts. Most importantly, aligning with those fashion talents, brands, or creatives for purity and relationships assignments or collaborations. 

Photo Credits:
Photographer: Calvin Brown @calvinbrownphotography; MUA: Crystal Scott @crystalscottartistry.com

 
 
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Name
 

Richard Guillory

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About Richard Guillory

datonestudio@gmail.com
@datonestudio
http://facebook.com/datonestudio
Country
United States
State / Region
Texas
Photographer

Richard, please tell us your talent/work rate per hour?
Photography, Graphic Design, and Motion Graphics Depending on the job but Base Rate is 55/hr

Richard. Tell us ABOUT yourself. 
I've always had a love for art. I used to draw a ton of pictures when I was growing up, and I also took a lot of pictures. When I got out of the Army, I decided to pursue Visual Effects and Motion Graphics at The Art Institute of Austin. While doing that I took a photography class and it sparked the love, and I started taking pictures. While in school I did photography on the side and over time it grew into a business. 

I have great attention to detail, and I'm very organized. This is seen in my work and the love I have for it. I do everything possible to please my customers and make memories for them to last a life time. I'm very versatile and can adapt to the mood and feel needed for the type of work I'm doing. 

I have been published three times for my photography work in a magazine called "The One Bride Guide" when I was shooting in Corpus Christi, TX. I have had my photography showcase displayed at The Art Institute of Austin and had a few displayed at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum. 

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

I'm an Army Veteran of 10 years, deployed three times to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. With this experience, I have a different outlook on life, and I use that to push myself forward. 

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

I have a lot of passions, and they mostly revolve around art. I love 2D and 3D art, all kinds of mediums. I aspire to be a great 3D artist that will work for Marvel Studios one day while also having a very successful photography business. I always took pictures, and after 1 class at The Art Institute of Austin, I just went all in for it. 

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

Creative people of this world are my inspiration. I use social media to look at art from around the world, and that keeps me fueled! Technology is another big inspiration, due to its massive growth we can use new mediums and have better creative expression. 

We all make mistakes Richard; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I don't see mistakes as something I want to take back, but they are there for me to learn and grow from them. I did learn from a client I booked last week on a short notice project. She needed me to deliver a film poster to her in a short time frame. The job didn't sound too hard, and I took the job. I did skip some of the normal steps I do when I take a job. We did run into a few unexpected things that pushed us passed her deadlines, so she had to cancel the project. I learned not to take on projects that are short noticed unless I go through my normal process and the client accepts the terms and conditions. 

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

I work on a 1st come 1st served bases, so there is no bias to one over the other. I do allot myself more time to complete bigger projects, and I inform the client of my completion times. However if I can complete a smaller one at the same time, then I will, but I still complete all other projects on schedule.

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

Strategic is all the time for me. Like I stated in an earlier question I was in the military for ten years, and that has molded me into the artist I am today. I use backwards planning and time management skills to plan out shoots, edit timelines, and delivery dates for my clients. This keeps everything on track and running smooth. 

Richard, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I was doing senior portraits for a client, and I was working with her on her posing, and she was uncomfortable with one of the poses. She said she felt funny and I just asked her a couple of questions. I told her she was doing great, but I asked her if she liked my work on my site. She told me, yes, and then I asked her if she trusts me. She said yes, so I told he to trust me now. Let's say she was happy when she got the photos back from me. I try to comfort and reassure the client things will be OK and to trust my professional knowledge. 

Richard, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
I would have to say the 1st time I was published in The One Bride Guide! It was unexpected, and I was still "new" to the professional world that it just shocked me. It was a very proud moment, and I shared it with everyone. It helped me realize that I can do anything I set my mind to and I push for that next moment each shutter click. 

Richard, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
A lot of the time the client has a concept in mind that you have to work with or stay close to. Then there are those few times you get the go-ahead to have fun and do what you want! It's exciting because you can try something never done, something outside of the box you been thinking about for years and the mind takes its and runs! I do find it difficult sometimes because some many ideas start to come that you might start on one and then in the middle of that you find yourself going in another direction.

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?*
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Learn the basics and the rules! Practice, practice, practice and when you think you got it practice some more. Then lastly teamwork makes the dream work. Find a good group and build a team and go after your dreams. 

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I think networking is so important. I'm always looking to collaborate with someone. With that said I would be open to anything in Austin area for the time begin. New companies, talents, brands would be great. 

Photo Credits:
Photographer:
Richard R. Guillory
Dat One Studio, LLC
(361) 271-3663
https://www.facebook.com/DatOneStudio

 
 
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Name
 

Donovan Bemke

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ABOUT Donovan Bemke

donovan_reed@scbglobal.net
@Donovanbemke__
Country
United States
State / Region
Wisconsin
Model

ABOUT
I studied architecture during school but found that my true interest was found in modeling. I believe in simplicity, meaning I enjoy keeping my shoots as basic, and real as possible. This provides an accurate representation, of how I live my life daily. I also believe in finding the most simple way, to create the most comfortable atmosphere for my photographers. I specialize in street and fashion photography. 

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

I’m 20 years old, with the drive of a Bugatti engine. I enjoy setting goals and pursuing them without limit. Growing up, I participated in manly academic, along with extracurricular events. Such as sports, including football, baseball, track and cross country. I succeeded the most in my track career, missing state qualifying finishing by mere seconds. I have a particularly large family, consisting of 11 children, including myself. I love my life based on a set schedule. I wake up at four in the morning every day to go to the gym before I go to my daily 9-5 job. After my daily job, I practice poses and study how successful models operate. This industry is a true, authentic passion. There is absolutely nothing quite like the feeling I feel when I’m in front of a camera!

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

My passion in life is to be the best person I can be, not only for myself: but for my family and peers as well. I aspire to be a model because I believe that’s what I was born to do. Ever since I was a young child, I have been told that I should consider modeling due to my bone structure. It all started with my friends and I messing around with cameras when we realized that I indeed had the potential to thrive in this industry. Ever since that day in 2015, modeling has been a part of my everyday life!

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

My inspiration is my father. He raised me by himself, nearly my entire life. He is my rock; my go to. He has taught me everything that I know about family, trust, and love. Being properly educated in those specific categories had allowed me to evolve as a person, and excel in my human relationships. Knowing that my father is the true definition of the word in every sense, I thrive to be the man that helped create me. 

We all make mistakes Donovan; 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.
I truly have not had an experience where I wish I could’ve handled a situation differently. During my short career as a model, I have never had a bad experience with any other model, nor photographer. 

Donovan, 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?

Every client has different ways of working. Whether it be, a change of scenery, a change of outfits, or simply a familiar photoshoot with a hint of spice. As I previously stated, my human contact skills are particularly sharp. I’m able to understand what the client wishes from me and work together to create an ending product that exceeds their expectations. 

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

There was a time during this past winter, where my clientele, was expecting a variety of styles from me to express the seasons, along with my current life choices. I knew that I had to pursue their wishes with a full heart. During this moment in time, I shot in the bitterness frenzy of the Wisconsin winter, every day for at least three hours. From being fully clothed, to be partially nude in the winters grasp. There is nothing that will haunt me, from reaching and meeting a client's expectations. 

Donovan, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
My daily job is very important. I work in the aviation field, building parts for, “Boeing’s”. There was a moment not too long ago, where a coworker and I, disagreed on a situation that included productivity levels in our work stations. On this particular day, I was cutting while for one of the mechanisms needed to provide power in the seats of a plane. My coworker believed that there was a different machine that would increase the productivity level, when in fact, this was going to decrease productivity instead. Together, we created a new worksheet to trace our productivity each hour. The end product consisted of our work, being completed in an ideal fashion, on time, with 100% satisfaction from our company’s customers. 

Donovan, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My proudest moment was also my biggest failure. Being new to the industry, I’ve been encountering new modeling agencies almost daily. I completed a submission to a local agency and waited patiently for a response. After a few days have come and passed, the agency got back to me, and kindly rejected me. As I was not what the agency was currently looking for. That moment was a huge milestone in my life. It showed me that yes, I could put in the work, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m what is needed. This moment, flipped a switch in my head, which encouraged me to see modeling not only as a hobby but as a way of life. Meaning, that I had to pursue it harder than I previously did in the past. 

Donovan, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
During the past winter, I had the opportunity to do work for a client that required me to be shirtless in the midst of winters elements. Using the natural colors of the snow, along with the complimentary colors of my environment, I was able to successfully create an exciting product that pleases multiple clients. 

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?*
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The best advice I can give to anyone that has wishes of being in this industry is to be yourself. Get to know your clients, along with your photographers, to provide yourself with maximum comfort. The more comfortable you are, while working with photographers, the better the end product will be. 

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 currently open to any, and all work that is available. I aspire to be the best version of myself, at all times. This means that I’m willing to go out of my comfort zone, to learn different styles that different photographers have to offer. 

Now for the best part Donovan! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photo Credits:
Photographer: Ami Bartosz @amadeusbartosz

 
 
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Name
 

Alora Shahan

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ABOUt Alora Shahan

Alora Shahan
alorashahan@icloud.com
@Alorakinley_
http://facebook.com/alorakinley
Country
United States
State / Region
California
Model

ABOUT
I am a model who has overcome obstacles regarding my height. I am 6’3 and have been working since 14 as a model but since I kept growing problems started to arise. 

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

I am a super hard worker. I have been acting since the age of 6 and modeling since the age of 14. I am true to my brand and stick up for myself. I know my limits and know how my angles in front of the camera. 

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

I started as a model after I started my acting career. Once I got into the acting scene at age 6, I started to love the modeling side of the industry. Since I was y’all and knew my brand already, I had a blast working with photographers.

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

My inspiration in life is the sun. I know that sounds cheesy, but it’s true! The sun makes people happy, it rises every morning and sets every evening, even if something terrible happened on a day the sun will rise again the next day and remind us its a new start. That’s what I want to do. I want to warm people with my heart and my smile and my personality just like the sun does. I want to encourage and inspire just like the sun.

We all make mistakes Alora; 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.
There was a time when I was starting out when I was asked to model something that went against my brand and my morals. I was under a lot of pressure, and I said yes I would. When I came down to the shoot date I old the photographer that I lied and that I would’ve modeled that for him. He wasn’t happy with me because the whole crew was there ready to shoot. I apologized, and I haven’t worked with him since. I know now to stick up for myself from the beginning.

Alora, 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 work with the photographer who contacts me or my reps first, and then we work down the line. Sometimes I have several shoots in one day.

Alora, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
There was a shoot I got to be apart of where the photographer didn’t have a mood board, and he said to do whatever! Witch is a models dream. And I grabbed my hair and roughed it all around my face, and we got this amazing shot! Everyone was impressed! I was so happy.

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?*
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Be patient; it doesn’t happen overnight. Work hard! Grind every day! Be polite, humble and love yourself! You can’t get anywhere if you don’t love yourself. Be true to your morals and your brand! 

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes, I would love to collaborate with designers and brands and other models 

Now for the best part Alora! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photo Credits:
Photographer: Jim lee @jimleephotography
Photographer: Tim French
@timfrenchphotography
Photographer: Tawny Horton
@tawnyhortonphotography

 
 
 
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Diana Grace Taopo

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ABOUT diana GRACE

Diana Grace Taopo
dianataopoh@gmail.com
@dianataopo
https://m.facebook.com/DianaTaopoH
Country
United States
State / Region
Virginia
Model

ABOUT
When I was young, I dreamed of being a model, so I always competed in every single Pageant I could find to live the experience over and over again, and being in the spotlight was so exciting I felt like a queen walking on the runaway. I’ve always been a thrill seeker, I love to travel and eat Korean food!! and I have an addiction to shopping for bags and shoes. My friends & family would tell you I’m a wanna be a singer (with a voice that would make Simon cry) who likes to have a good time and has an embarrassing loud laugh

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

I make funny faces, and I’m a pretty good badminton player. 

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

My parents are my inspiration for everything, and I could never repay them for how everything has turned out for me. I gained a majority of my modeling experience in the Philippines, and now have an opportunity in one of the most competitive countries here in the United States.

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

My Family and my husband I want them to be proud of me, so I keep doing my best with my career.

We all make mistakes Diana Grace; 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.
* I don't keep in close contact with my first agency because I have multiple jobs and a demanding schedule. However, I wish I had kept in touch with them more often to build a strong working relationship, which is always good

Diana Grace, 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 consistently give each client my best, so I make the most of our time together and show how much I value and appreciate them. I also try and be very good but flexible with their instruction they give me so we can get to their goal.

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

On a normal weekday I still make time to work in my fitness routine before and after work, practice my runway walk and makeup and even tho I’m foody I stay disciplined with my diet because my career comes first.

Diana Grace, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I persuaded my photographer to do a photoshoot in a cherry blossom because I love the idea of being capture in a tree with full of pink flowers. 

Diana Grace, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it, and why?
When one of the photographers booked me for a job and he always wanted to have a photoshoot with me when he has a new idea. I love being in front of a camera, so I always have high energy doing a photoshoot with him.

Diana Grace, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
When we’re doing dancing photography, I had a ribbon, and I need to swing my arms to make an art out of the ribbon. It’s kinda hard for me because that’s the first time I did it, but that was fun!

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?*
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Keep believing in yourself. Be Pleasant and happy. Be enthusiastic and eager to work. Don’t give up on things that you love to do . and most of all God has a big plan for you. 

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I would love to collaborate with brands and creatives. I would love to model for fashion magazines or any clothing stores . and also doing runway. 

Now for the best part Diana Grace! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photo Credits:
Photographer: Butch Roman https://dbsrphotography.smugmug.com
Keith Fox
@http://www.keithfoxphoto.com
@therunwayauthority

 
 
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Name
 
Tom De Win focasfotografie@icloud.com @focas.be http://focas.be Country Belgium State / Region Olen Photographer  ABOUT  I began with photography when our son was born. We bought a DSLR, and I wanted to know what was possible with this camera. My adventure in photography started there.  After a lot of self-study, I started my own business in 2016.  I'm specialised in the model, commercial and productphotography.  Our readers would love to get to know you more Tom. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?  After I started with photography, I realised that I wasn't getting enough satisfaction out of my pictures. I wanted them to be better and learned Photoshop. With this tool, I was getting the results I wanted. I could retouch my pictures in a professional way, a commercial way. Then I knew that this was what I wanted. So I became a commercial photographer. I do models and products. For me, they are the same. A model is just a big product, and they both must be presented at their best.  Tom, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?  I started as a photographer when I wanted to know what all the buttons on my new DSLR were for. I wanted to know what the possibilities were. I didn't like the "auto"-mode. My passion is to see my pictures published and used in the commercial industry. I want to look at a picture and say that that one is mine.  Who is your inspiration in life Tom? How do you stay inspired as Photographer?  I consider myself as a good photographer and retoucher, but there are a lot of them that are way better. They inspire me. I look up to them and want to reach their level. Photographers like Michael Woloszynowicz, Julia Kuzmenko, Peter Schafrick, Vadim Chiline, ...  We all make mistakes Tom; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back? When I started shooting models, I saw a lot of pictures on Facebook with covered nudity and they were getting a lot of "likes". I thought this was the way to go. When I now think about it, it was not the way to go. Although I did get a lot of "likes", it didn't make me a better photographer.  Tom, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients?  I always listen very carefully to clients. What they want is the most important. After listening to them, I come up with ideas witch may help to improve their wishes. But I always keep in mind what they want.  Please tell us, Tom, how do you prioritise work, social life, friends, and family?  My family comes first, no matter what. But they support me very much with my business. My social life and photography go side by side. When you want to achieve something in photography, you get to know a lot of people in photography.  Tom, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work. There was a time when I was shooting with a model, and she mostly did erotic shoots. On set, she always was trying to put an erotic element in the shots. I told her that that didn't make her a better model. I convinced her do leave all the nudity behind and go for a natural look fully clothed. These were her best pictures ever.  Tom, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer.  It was the first time a company hired me to shoot their products. I was so proud to see my pictures on their website and the boxes of the products.  Tom, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it? It was when I was shooting for my portfolio. It was a shot of a drink in water. The challenge was very exciting. The lighting, the compositing, the retouching, ... It is displayed on the homepage of my website.  What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?* * Do things of witch you think you are not capable of doing them. Get out of your comfort zone. Do things of witch you are sure you will fail the first time and do them again and again. Challenge yourself.  Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for? I would like to collaborate with local brands in Belgium. Belgium is a very small country, and all the big brands get their pictures from the main office abroad. But with local brands, I believe it can be a win-win situation.  Now for the best part Tom! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work. Photo Credits: Photography and retouching: Tom De Win Model Cover photo 1 & 2: Nathalie Van Hove Model Photo 1: Nathalie Van Hove Model Photo 2: Charlotte van der Eycken Model Photo 3: Nathalie Van Hove Model Photo 4: Nathalie Van Hove Model Photo 5: Laura Ballet Model Photo 6: Nathalie Van Hove Model Photo 7: Sarah Jacobs Model Photo 8: Shari Danckers Model Photo 9: Shari Danckers Model Photo 10: Yannick Van Thielen

About Tom De Win

Tom De Win
focasfotografie@icloud.com
@focas.be
http://focas.be
Country
Belgium
State / Region
Olen
Photographer

ABOUT
I began with photography when our son was born. We bought a DSLR, and I wanted to know what was possible with this camera. My adventure in photography started there.

After a lot of self-study, I started my own business in 2016.

I'm specialised in the model, commercial and productphotography.

Our readers would love to get to know you more Tom. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?

After I started with photography, I realised that I wasn't getting enough satisfaction out of my pictures. I wanted them to be better and learned Photoshop. With this tool, I was getting the results I wanted. I could retouch my pictures in a professional way, a commercial way. Then I knew that this was what I wanted. So I became a commercial photographer. I do models and products. For me, they are the same. A model is just a big product, and they both must be presented at their best.

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

I started as a photographer when I wanted to know what all the buttons on my new DSLR were for. I wanted to know what the possibilities were. I didn't like the "auto"-mode.
My passion is to see my pictures published and used in the commercial industry. I want to look at a picture and say that that one is mine.

Who is your inspiration in life Tom? How do you stay inspired as Photographer?

I consider myself as a good photographer and retoucher, but there are a lot of them that are way better. They inspire me. I look up to them and want to reach their level. Photographers like Michael Woloszynowicz, Julia Kuzmenko, Peter Schafrick, Vadim Chiline, ...

We all make mistakes Tom; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
When I started shooting models, I saw a lot of pictures on Facebook with covered nudity and they were getting a lot of "likes". I thought this was the way to go. When I now think about it, it was not the way to go. Although I did get a lot of "likes", it didn't make me a better photographer.

Tom, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients?

I always listen very carefully to clients. What they want is the most important. After listening to them, I come up with ideas witch may help to improve their wishes. But I always keep in mind what they want.

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

My family comes first, no matter what. But they support me very much with my business. My social life and photography go side by side. When you want to achieve something in photography, you get to know a lot of people in photography.

Tom, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
There was a time when I was shooting with a model, and she mostly did erotic shoots. On set, she always was trying to put an erotic element in the shots. I told her that that didn't make her a better model. I convinced her do leave all the nudity behind and go for a natural look fully clothed. These were her best pictures ever.

Tom, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. 
It was the first time a company hired me to shoot their products. I was so proud to see my pictures on their website and the boxes of the products.

Tom, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
It was when I was shooting for my portfolio. It was a shot of a drink in water. The challenge was very exciting. The lighting, the compositing, the retouching, ... It is displayed on the homepage of my website.

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?*
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Do things of witch you think you are not capable of doing them. Get out of your comfort zone. Do things of witch you are sure you will fail the first time and do them again and again. Challenge yourself.

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I would like to collaborate with local brands in Belgium. Belgium is a very small country, and all the big brands get their pictures from the main office abroad. But with local brands, I believe it can be a win-win situation.

Now for the best part Tom! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photo Credits:
Photography and retouching: Tom De Win
Model Cover photo 1 & 2: Nathalie Van Hove
Model Photo 1: Nathalie Van Hove
Model Photo 2: Charlotte van der Eycken
Model Photo 3: Nathalie Van Hove
Model Photo 4: Nathalie Van Hove
Model Photo 5: Laura Ballet
Model Photo 6: Nathalie Van Hove
Model Photo 7: Sarah Jacobs
Model Photo 8: Shari Danckers
Model Photo 9: Shari Danckers
Model Photo 10: Yannick Van Thielen

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About Corson Haddad

Corson Haddad
s_power01@hotmail.com
@corson_modeling
Country
Canada
State / Region
Ontario
Model

ABOUT
I am a typical high energy teenager that loves to make people laugh! I love to be in front of the camera na d have been modeling for almost two years. I competed at CMTC last year and received second place for commercial print and currently have a commercial airing for Enbridge.

Our readers would love to get to know you more Corson. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?

I feel my Irish /Lebanese background gives a unique look. I have a great sense of style and would represent any clothing company well, but I love ZURA, WLKN and H&M the most. 

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

I've wanted to model since I was five years old but my mom made me wait until I was 13 as she wanted to ensure I realized the work required and that I was serious. At that point she allowed me to explore it and I signed with an agent.

Who is your inspiration in life Corson? How do you stay inspired by Model?

Any person that works hard in life and doesn't give up on their goals is my inspiration. You have to be able to deal with the no's along the way and use that to drive you to be better. 

We all make mistakes Corson; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
My first year in CMTC I was exhausted by the third day. I commented in the elevator to mom that I just wanted to sleep instead of going the next comp. It turned out a judge was in the elevator. I realized that I have to be very careful what I say as it can be taken the wrong way. I loved every minute of being there, but I know now it came across as ungrateful. So Just think before you speak.

Corson, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients?

I'm very easy going, love to laugh and take instruction well. I've been told I'm very easy to work with

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

My family and I always make time one day a week to have family night game night along with some friends to make sure that family time is there with the busy schedules. My friends, I get to see every day at school and on my off days.

Corson, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. My proudest accomplishment was winning second place at CMTC 2017. It was my first year, and I was just going for experience, so I was so proud to receive the award. 

Corson, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Every time I do a shoot I feel like I get to be creative and let different personalities come through depending on what I'm wearing. I love it!!!

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?*
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Don't give up. You will always have a lot more doors close then open, and you cant get discouraged.

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I would love to work with clothing companies such as ZARA, WLKN. and H&M


Photo Credits:
photographer: Lindsey Macdonald @lindseymacdonaldphotography

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Name

About Christopher Aina

Christopher Aina
ainachris16@yahoo.com
@mysticboi_jokes
Country
United States
State / Region
new york
Model

ABOUT
I studied and graduated from the Oswego University in 2015, an hour out from Syracuse University where I majored in health and wellness management and minored in business management. I currently work as a P.T.An in Queens and I started officially modeling in 2016 after my friends for years insisted that I looked like the models in the Macy's ads. 

Our readers would love to get to know you more Christopher. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?

I don't think of myself as this entity or an enterprise, but I guess what is unique about me is that I'm extremely relatable. Whenever someone meets me in person or sees me in an editorial/magazine/runway yes I look like a model but also someone that you probably went to H.S with, which is a compliment in itself. 

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

I aspire to open my P.T. practice one day, and also because of my love for animating and painting to complete my first graphic novel. I started as a model in 2016 and completed some small runway gigs. I eventually ended up walking in MNYFW the following year after going to a casting one a random spring afternoon. Since then I've gotten some acknowledgement from photographers and designers alike, and I happily take them on, the exposure is nice.

Who is your inspiration in life Christopher? How do you stay inspired by Model?

My inspiration in life are my sisters, they are all individuals but united at the same time, extremely hard working go-getters and very loving which are qualities that are hard to come by. Also art ( Keith Haring , Basquiat) and music of all kinds. I love Britney Spears, her journey in life is very inspiring, and she continues to spread positivity and kindness

We all make mistakes Christopher; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
I've made a lot of mistakes in my life but I wouldn't take them back because then I wouldn't have learned and grown from them. But if I had to choose one mistake I would say not speaking up for myself more in elementary and junior high. I let a lot of people talk to me anyhow and push me over, kids can be mean during those years of life, and sometimes adults may never intervene or even be aware.

christopher , How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients?

I am very hands-on when I work with clients whether it is in my day job or when I'm training in the gym. Yes, we can laugh and joke to make the environment comfortable but I'm also very serious, you have a have a balance. I am there to push them to a limit they never knew they possessed. Every client is not the same, but I treat them all the same because they are all trying to transform something about themselves.

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

It can be hard sometimes; I usually have 18 hour days during the week and by the time the weekend arrives I'm completely beat and resort to hibernation. But I suggest a planner or mobile calendar just so your events don't collide. I see my parents every week, or else I will be hearing from them. Sometimes I casually stop by my friend's houses, or we have a gym session together or its a birthday so I get to see them now and then. Even if I'm not seeing anyone, I keep them in mind, and that still counts as my oldest sister once said.

Christopher, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I think I was trying to explain to my supervisor why I worded a progress report about a patient I worked with a certain way , and he disagreed because he argued it might cause an issue with their insurance provider, after i explained to him that there were no means of progress to be made he agreed and we figured out a way to edit it rather than try to keep the patient on physical therapy. 

christopher, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. 
My proudest moment thus far as a model was probably when I walked the runway in NYFW for Jaiden Shepard, hopefully, one day I can model for GAP or be on a billboard in Times Square, that would be pretty surreal. 

Christopher, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
The field I work in there is a level of creativity that comes into play when working with a patient, but I was short on therabands when I wanted to ambulate with this patient so I found some bandage wrap and tied it around their knee and the heel of their foot, and it gave me the same resistance so not too bad I guess. 

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?*
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Be yourself, be resilient but also expect a lot of No's from designers and photographers. The best advice I can give is to not make your whole life about modelling once you get a little exposure because sometimes what ends up happening is that you'll exhaust yourself and will constantly be tired and not on top of your game and it will show in photoshoots and editorials. It's good to take a break for yourself.

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Runway, brand endorsements, campaigns, paid partnerships etc. 

Now for the best part Christopher! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photo Credits:
Photographer: Alonso Boldin Alonzoboldin@gmail.com

 
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Name

About India Sienna Rose Williams

India Sienna Rose Williams
elainewilliams29@aol.com
@indiawilliamsmodel
Country
United Kingdom
State / Region
Liverpool
Model

ABOUT
India is a very happy caring 7yr old who is always smiling, she loves to sing & dance & have fun.
She is a Commercial, Print, High Fashion Editorial, Runway/Catwalk model and Actress. She's had the pleasure of working with some great designers, Brands, photographers, Clients & Magazines around the world. She love's being in front of the camera & always gives her best, India is a determined, dedicated, passionate self-driven little girl. She always produce's work to an outstanding level.
India works well with others or by herself, she reliable, confident & takes direction easily She's had the honour & privilege to walk runways worldwide for many internationally renowned Children's designers. 
India loves meeting Children from around the World & making new friends, She also supports several Children's charities & has raised more than £17,000 in the last two years. 

Now for the best part India Sienna Rose! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photo Credits:
@Dani Geddes Photography
@AlvinToro

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Name
Christina Chu-Ryan
Name *
Name

About Christina Chu-Ryan

Christina Chu-Ryan
christina.ch.ryan@gmail.com
@seranephilia
http://christinachryan.wixsite.com/nephila
Country
United States
State / Region
NYC
Creative Director

ABOUT
I have studied graphic design, animation, motion graphics and now have an AA in Illustration. My title under Creative Director includes but is not limited to styling, makeup, hair, wardrobe, model/acting direction.

Currently, I am pursuing my BA in Architecture at The Cooper Union and during my five-year journey hope to join SAGAFTRA to expand and gain momentum into my artistic career path.

Presently I have set aside some time for commissions sent to my Dropbox via my Wix site as well as working on some local projects. 

Working with new talent and people in the industry challenge me, that being said, I am a Creative Director who concentrates in portraiture work, a painter, and a digital artist.

Our readers would love to get to know you more Christina. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?

I'm dramatic, and it shoes in my art and photography sense. It's a taste of Renaissance as well as my love for deep and rich colors. The canopy of red, a river of gold, the field of lavender hills of blue. 

I love accentuating the best in every project. Through jewellery, makeup, and styling. It's a story.

Christina, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Creative Director?

My passion is to create for people, opportunity and pleasure in it keeps me at it.

I began creative directing when I realized I was too precise and occasionally bossy to work under another person's style. I had to take some time to make my statment. It was not easy; I lost a friend or two in this process. 

But my results are true to who I am, as theirs are to them. Once finding my style, I began cultivating like-minded creative's without trying. 

Who is your inspiration in life Christina? How do you stay inspired as Creative Director?

My Chinese grandmother, Chen Xie Wei. She was a brilliant woman, full of grace who taught me to eat each grain of rice from my bowl and to be sincere. To conserve yourself, dilute the pain, and grow from it.

I thrive in my art from my pain, sometimes years go by, and I will recall time for the feeling. It makes your work relatable.

Nostalgia, is my second choice, as there's nothing better than reminiscing about a time where things were gentler. It's bitter sweet.

Those who present unkind words, who are unjust, and rude fuel me. They keep me working for a better standing of my own two feet, so that one day I may help another to do the same. But better. 

 

We all make mistakes Christina; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
Not loving my Irish grandmother as equally as I did my Chinese grandmother.

I allowed others' fear and opinion change my mind and waive my care towards her. 

I spent nine years on and off sleeping on a couch to make room for the elders in the house. It pushed me away, made me bitter.

With how young I was it was difficult to witness her hollering and to lash out. So I spent time hiding and avoiding her and anyone with loud tones. 
Even as I grew, my stubbornness kept me from truly growing.

If I could have the chance I would go back and reach out, yell at her to be stronger, to work out, eat healthily. Push or pull her toward the light, and made her last days filled with happiness. I would take it all back. Because despite her actions through got and anger, deep past it all was love for me. By acting that way I caused a deep scar on myself, and regret is only a fraction of the repercussions.

 

Christina, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients?

Precise, and conducive. My words I use are to push the best out of someone. 

Though the goal is to have a final product, regardless of that major fact and pointer. Teamwork is essential as well as observing those around you to cultivate a comfortable work environment. 

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

I prioritize my mental health, studies, and eating habits first. Then my financial income, and family priorities. 

My social life ties deeply into food and eating well, music, and conversing over ideas and improving on projects. My friends and I all work together; these are the people I work and play with on a serious basis. If it's not in your passions why do it? 


Christina, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
It was interesting how calm the situation became when the proper words were chosen, that's the key, and the differs ce between fueling the fire with gasoline or putting it out with water. 

I kept firmly in mind that he was twice my age and only a single position above me. That it must be uncomfortable for someone to be surrounded by people half his age who are unique and talented within their mannerisms and life paths.

I didn't make him see it my way, but the truth of the matter at hand. We carefully paved our way toward the situation, telling him to give us options and communicate with us what his plan of action is. This was a beneficial middle ground if he were to leave us alone for 5 to 10 minutes, allowing us space to conduct our jobs accordingly. 

And soon after he became calmer. Speaking more patiently, and being more allowing.

Christina, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Creative Director. 
A motion graphics film response to an AIDS documentary in college. 

This project was given directly after watching this moving, and harsh documentation of AIDS in America during its outbreak.

I chose a song by FKA Twigs, Pendulum' for the video. In turn, two friends and I choreographed and entire story into the duration of that song on the simple command after being informed the context, to shut your eyes and feel your heart, and dance through your soul. 

I used everyone's first take and edited it into a story that took my professor's breath away. There were wardrobe and body paint done by yours truly, but with honesty, it was brilliant because they poured their soul into it.

Christina, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
My friend Lee's painting commission, something that started as a conversation between two Instagrammers became my next project. 

I had free reign as I dealt all my ideas and abilities, and since he's so free and willing. I had no restraints on my project for him.

It's the most stress-inducing commission for a perfectionist as this is my third time re-doing it. I'm so thankful for his patience and understanding, and this third time is indeed the charm.

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Creative Director?*
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Find yourself and be true to you, you will lose friends and partners, but that's because life is opening you up to new people and possibilities.

Looking back to our childhoods now we go " Oh wow I was like that, jeez what was I thinking" and I assure you we will be thinking just the same ten years down the line. So just grow and be you. 

Would you like to be added to Model Citizen Magazine Merchandise?
Yes

Now for the best part Christina! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photo Credits:
Photographer Ian Michael @idoesny

Photographer Wendy Chu
My mother, IG (NA)

Photo 1
Photographer Cruz Vargas
@chuzcake 

Photo 2
Photographer Jasmine Matos
@mjasz_

Photo 3
Photographer Doryan Robinson
@doryanxrobinson

Photo 4 and 5
Photographer Nelson Daquan
@noslend

Photo 6
Photographer Christina Chu Ryan
@seranephilia

Photo 7 and 8
Photographer Nelson Daquan
@noslend

Photo 9
Photographer Christina Chu Ryan
@seranephilia 

Photo 10
Painting by Christina Chu Ryan
@seranephilia @hummingbirdbees

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About Amy Dugan

Amy Dugan
amyfarahdugan@gmail.com
@amyduganbaby
http://amyfarah.com
Country
United States
State / Region
CA
Blogger

ABOUT
I am a fashion blogger that teaches 20-something women how to shop for quality pieces to add to their wardrobe, how to shop for all kinds of fashion, and inspire them to feel confident in their skin, look and style. I launched my fashion "shopper" blog this month, in May 2018 and will have a flow of rich content full of inspiration and education. 

My primary source of content is on my Instagram and my website. I specialize in fashion inspiration, education, advertising, brand collaborations and styling. 

Our readers would love to get to know you more Amy. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?

I am a 23-year-old gal living in Downtown Los Angeles. Urban chic is my middle name ;) (It's Farah.) I am Lebanese/American, raised in Los Angeles and my absolute favourite past time is shopping. I know how to get the deals, where to look, and what to buy and I intend on helping every 20-something babe out there do the same.

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

There is nothing I love more than helping a woman feel beautiful and confident. This all starts with the inside out of course, but I love helping people women learn what to buy that compliments their shape and looks high end (even if they didn't pay designer prices for it). I have always loved fashion and helping women so this just lead strait to my blog launch, and I'm so excited to be on this path!

Who is your inspiration in life Amy? How do you stay inspired as Blogger?

My boyfriend is a huge inspiration for me. Every time I feel doubtful about posting a photo of the fear of judgment, my boyfriend James always reminds me I'm doing great and being myself. He's one of my favourite photographers as well ;) always coming up with cool ways he can photograph my look. 

Knowing I can help women feel confident and inspire them keeps me feeling excited to share my next big idea.

We all make mistakes Amy; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
I am a firm believer in the classic "everything happens for a reason." We are all on our journey that is perfect in its way. I don't have anything I would take back... maybe have more self-love at an earlier age! 

Amy, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients?

I love working with boutique brands looking to grow that have fun clothing designs. I focus on working with brands that are affordable without giving up quality. I think it's really important to collaborate with the right people for the magic to happen.

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

I try to time block my entire schedule; this helps clarify and prioritize your days. I like getting my work tasks done earlier in the day and focus on friends and family in the evenings. The best thing is to stay focused on what you want to get done in certain periods of time in the day, and schedule time in your week where you can catch up with friends and family.

Amy, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
I remember shooting with a photographer who just did not want to shoot in certain locations because the background didn't look nice enough or compliment the outfit. I let them know (nicely!!) that the focus is the outfit and the fashion, any background can look chic if I feel confident in myself and what I'm wearing. 

The photographer, alas, became WAY more creative with the shoots and where there is potential for a great photo.

Amy, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Blogger. 
It felt great when I received my first message from an online clothing store looking to have me promote their collection. I felt like I had to create an inspiring platform for them to showcase their designs on... that's when I knew I had done something right. 

Amy, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
When I first started my mood board for my blog, I felt very indecisive with the look I wanted to go for. I just let it go and allowed myself to start from scratch is the look I had created didn't feel right. Going with my creative intuition instead of what other people think I should do is the most important creative decision I have made. It can be difficult to listen to yourself when there are so many contradicting opinions out there.

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Blogger?*
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I would suggest figuring out exactly what you want to do and WHY (finding your why is the most important step, this is what will keep you motivated and on track with your content.) Why do you want to blog? Who do you want to teach/inspire/or help? Then just keep going! Don't give up- it's very hard to kill something that keeps getting up. Don't let anyone steal your dreams.

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Absolutely. I would love to work with creative photographers, other fashion bloggers, and clothing brands that share a similar vision for inspiring and helping 20-something gals to look and feel great :)


Photo Credits:
Camryn Eakes @c_m_y_e_k_s

 
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Name
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About Carlos Curbel

Carlos Curbelo
ccurbelo97@gmail.com
@_carlosssc
http://carloscurbelojr.zenfolio.com
Country
United States
State / Region
New York
Photographer

ABOUT
I went to college but left because I felt like it wasn’t the right choice for me. I also just recently quit my job because I want to do what makes me happy which is photography. It has always been a passion hiding inside of me. I can see things in many different points of views and perspectives. 

I am a local photographer with a year and a half experience. I’m working to get my name out there, whether it's walking down the block to a small business to drop off my business cards, or riding my bike across the city on a bike to drop them off at music studios. I just want my work to get viewed and to reach the people. 

Our readers would love to get to know you more Carlos. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?

What is unique about me is that I don't like to focus on one genre of photography. I enjoy shooting what I love most which are people, nature, sports, urban areas, food. (Preferably Vegan food). And my services are affordable for the people around my way I don't charge an arm and a leg for my photoshoots.

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

My passion is entertaining people and making people happy, and through photography, I see how much photos can mean to some people. Maybe its an old picture of a loved one who has passed or maybe using the pictures for business opportunities. I started photography when I finally saved enough money to buy a good camera. It took me my first whole month of work to get it. I felt so happy I had finally gotten my camera I used to travel all over the city taking shots of anything and everything. It became something I naturally grew to. Something I grew to love...

Who is your inspiration in life Carlos? How do you stay inspired as Photographer?

My inspiration is my parents they work so hard to provide for the family. They support me all the way, and I am very grateful for that. I stay inspired as a photographer because I know how many opportunities are out here. I'm not stopping until I make it.

We all make mistakes Carlos; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
My mistake in the past was so blind to the real world I had to learn about myself and find myself. I didn't know what my passion was other than sports, and after highschool, I was stuck because I didn't know what to do. My only regret was thinking that I couldn't make it at the time and thinking I needed to go normal and go to college and get a job like the rest of society. (job meaning something you don't like doing). 

Carlos, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients?

I work very well with clients, its always a chill vibe around with lots of laughs. It's always a different experience with every client, and that's what I love.

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

Work is #1 on my list because I know I need to have the capital to provide for the people in my social life. I have to take advantage of the time now that I am young and have the energy. 

Carlos, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
One example was when my cousin had a plan for his music video, and I gave him another suggestion. Which was to do the last verse of the song on the roof top of his old building. After we made it up to the 10th floor, we had to climb up to the top of the roof which was nerve-wracking. But it was the most amazing view, and it was golden hour also, so that made it even better!

Carlos, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. 
My proudest accomplishment as a photographer was when I started to get feedback on my work. I just love to catch someone’s attention for a few seconds while they view my work. That's the best feeling. But my biggest accomplishment would be being published on this blog. 

Carlos, 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 remember when I was shooting in a studio and saw a spray bottle and a picture frame, and wanted to catch a rainy window kind of look. I have never tried that before that day but it worked, and it looked very much like a rainy window portrait. It was extremely exciting discovering a new little photography hack.

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?*
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Just be patient and invest your energy, time, and money into it if you want to be successful. Don't stop if you had a bad week or month you have to be strong and know that you will overcome anything put in your way to delay your path to success. 

Photo Credits:
Photographer: Carlos Curbelo @_carlosssc

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About Brianna Doroger

Brianna Doroger
brianna8d@live.com
@Briannadoroger
Country
United States
State / Region
New York City

ABOUT
I go to Pace University. I am a communication major and have minors in special events marketing, art and philosophy.

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I have been modelling since I was 16 years old and have been with my mother Agency: Social New York since 2017. I participated in IMTA 2017. 

Recently, I have ventured more into Instagram Influencing; signing with 2020 Influencers, and have reached over 18k followers that are continually increasing!

I specialise in product promotion, modelling, advertising, T.V. Personality, writing, and am bilingual in Russian! 

Our readers would love to get to know you more Brianna. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?

I am very genuine and do everything with kindness and truth! I am charismatic and offer the best advice as well as entertainment to my followers. I love to show my followers my lifestyle and promote my artistry, and self through my posts!

Brianna, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as an Influencer?

I have always been fascinated with advertising, entertainment and modelling. Luckily my Instagram has given me the platform to reach out to many people and promote my lifestyle of health, fitness, fashion and beauty to the world!

Who is your inspiration in life Brianna? How do you stay inspired as Influencer?

My father has always inspired me because he is my number one fan and has always supported me. When I started modelling, he was there to drive me to my castings and meetings. I stay inspired by him because he always encourages me to be my best self and always to promote my skills, and talents

We all make mistakes Brianna; we wish we could take back. What was the error you made in the past that you want to you can bring back?
A mistake I wish I could take back was probably that I started too early being interested in boys. I had my first boyfriend when I was 15 and had numerous boyfriends all throughout high school and into my first year of college. Luckily recently, I have seen the light that self-love is key to happiness, and I have remained single; and I’m having a blast! 

Brianna, How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients?

I’m very hardworking, professional, accommodating, flexible and reliable! 

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

Well, I live at home, so my family and friends are very much involved in my life. They are my supporters and encourage me to do my best!

Brianna, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
So besides influencing, I also work in retail part-time at a Sunglass Hut, and retail is probably one of the most challenging jobs because you are responsible for all the things that keep a store functioning as well as being there for your customers. I have had numerous customers that I have guided into picking out the ideal pair of sunglasses, despite their insistence at first. My customers turn into my friends and trust me because of my honesty. 

Brianna, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as an Influencer. 
I modelled live at Bloomingdales for celebrity makeup artist Myles Sexton, and help promote the launch of Lancôme’s newest mascara: Monsieur Big.

Brianna, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or challenging about it?
I’m always creative with my work because I see everything so artistically. I feature a lot of art on my Instagram that captivates my followers! 

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as an Influencer?*
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Best way to become an influencer is to be yourself! There’s only one of you so show your uniqueness to the world! 

Photo Credits:
Cover photo 1&2
Photos: 1-5
Photographer: Tiago Chediak
@tiagochediakphoto

Photo 6
Photographer: Ken Sweeney
@thundertortoise

Photo 7&8
Photographer: Gary Guz
@whatupguz

Photo 9
Photographer: @coffeecameranyc


Photo 10
Photographer: Brianna Doroger
@briannadoroger

 
 
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Name
Model Citizen Magazine

About Yeo Pang kuan

Yeo Pang kuan
nicyeo.asia@gmail.com
@nicolas_yeo
http://www.facebook.com/RETRO31.1/
Country
Malaysia
State / Region
Melaka
Photographer

ABOUT 

I graduated as a Graphic designer, but finally, I chose to be a photographer. I'm already at photography line more than ten years
specializes in
- Pre-wedding photography
- Fashion photography & Editorial


Our readers would love to get to know you more Yeo. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?

I own a studio at Malaysia, Retro 31 Studio because I stay at a historical city Melaka in Malaysia so I would focus more retro style with the antique building here for my Pre-wedding client at my local city. My team always challenge to the different type of lighting creation to enhance our artwork; photography is an art of lighting.

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

Before I start as a photographer, I work as a Graphic designer, I do a lot of photo editing work and I start to think why don't I try to take the photo myself and do the following editing by myself so I start to learning and go into this line.

Who is your inspiration in life Yeo? How do you stay inspired as Photographer?

no one, just myself 

We all make mistakes Yeo; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
Everyone made a mistake so do I, so I didn't think of taking back but just leaning from the mistake.

Yeo,  How do you describe yourself regarding working with clients?

most of the job I have done in Malaysia is Pre-wedding photography; pre-wedding shooting is different with model photography, so I prefer for candid style for the wedding couple and plan before the Pre-wedding, normally we prefer wedding couple just relax and have a good time and do whatever they did the lifetime.

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

1) Family
2) Friends
3) work
4) social life


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

Yeo, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. 
I created lighting and give life to the photo.

Yeo, 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 keep leaning all the while

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?*
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keep it up and keep improving 


Now for the best part Yeo! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Photo Credits:
Photographer


Name *
Name
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Name

About Vonnie Bel

Vonnie Bell
v.visionstudioz@gmail.com
@modelvonnie_b
https://modelvonnieb.wixsite.com/vvision/portfolio
Country
United States
State / Region
MD
Creative Director

Vonnie, please, tell us your talent/work/service rate per hour/project?
1 1/2 Hour Consultation Meeting package: $75 deal Includes Tailored model career start-up plan Assistance with industry questions Tips to obtaining paid gigs Detailed steps to how to build a proper portfolio Exclusive Comp card shoot: $85 deal includes 1 hour photography session with VVision’s executive photographers for comp card building MUA, Creative director: Concept Model coach to help aid in capturing that perfect shot! Bi-Monthly Publication shoots: $125 special includes 2 hours photography session with chosen featured photographer MUA and hair stylist Chance to collaborate with featured designer or makeup artist selected Featured publication in affiliated magazines in New York, Florida, and the DMV area Master Portfolio Building package:$200 deal Includes 3 hour photography session with VVision’s executive photographers MUA threw outshoot 30 sec model BTS video Stylist Creative director: Concept Model coach to help aid in print and posing while capturing that’s perfect shot! 4 hour Monthly Model Development Workshop: $150 unique Covers Industry knowledge Lighting & posing Fitness & image Runway & Casting Process Portfolio building & branding Social media & marketing set up 3 hour Special event coaching (contacted coach): $400 deal covers Backstage process & Edict American vs European runway Tailored runway coordination for your showcase or runway show Tips and tricks while on runway

ABOUT
I create images to move, share and inspire others. My skills and background in the fashion industry as a qualified Model Development Coach and Creative Director gives me unique eye along with a quick sense of direction on set. I live to create art and help others bring their vision to life. 

From editorials to advertisements, I have several years of experience both in front of the camera and behind it. Moreover, with that experience and vision of building a Business catered to the Fashion industry, specifically in multimedia and model development, thus the birth of my new business "vision Studioz". With this new journey I plan to help aid aspiring models, photographers, MUA's and beginning entrepreneurial brands with the industry information they need to be coupled with the support and coaching they need to start their careers of strong while building the brand. 

Vonnie B. specialises in
*high fashion, Editorials, Advertisement, and catalogue Modeling
*project Coordinating
*creative Directing
*C.E.O. "V.Vision Studioz"

Our readers would love to get to know you more Vonnie. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you, your brand or the services you offer?


Here at the vision, we pride ourselves on providing industry knowledge of the fashion industry coupled with proven, strategically tailored lesson plans to help guide and build each brand and career that chooses to grow with us!
VVision offers individual one on one consultation services to help tailor an action plan to aid in kick-starting your modelling career. Also, we host monthly carefully customised model development workshops that educate and assist you in every important aspect of the fashion industry: from industry knowledge to runway and casting process.…we cover it all!


Vonnie, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Creative Director?

Synopsis

Since birth Vonnie. B was bound to the world of creative arts. From the fashion world to the music industry Ms B is no stranger to creating and showing off her vision in the skills.


Early Life

Model Vonnie B was born as Asiavon on Jasmine Bell on March 22, 1990, in Washington DC. The half African American/ Puerto Rican princess didn’t come from much but learned early in life her interest in the fashion and clothing. Even though she could not buy the latest trends, Asiavon was taught by her wonderful grandmother how to sew at the age of 9. From their interest flourished into love and a drive to pursue a career in modelling and Design. Even as a child Asiavon was always sketching out her latest ideas and hopes for the future.

Coming up, Asiavon was a bit of a tomboy… playing every sport from baseball to gymnastics to keep both great physic and excellent health. Asiavon found herself at the end of the social food chain in high school, however. “I would much rather just spend all my time at the gym or behind my sewing machine,” said Asiavon., “Girls didn’t like me very much because they thought I was stuck up or acted to good to hang out”. However, Asiavon made it over her social squeals when she entered college, and decided to go after her dream and bring her visions to life.


On the Runway

Since the age of 20, Ms Vonnie B. has been tackling the Local DMV fashion industry by storm, editorial and high fashion. From walking in DC fashion week to being voted and ranked amongst the top 5 models in MD by Jetset Magazine 2015 and even in her work with other Local photographers, Designers, and Artists Ms B has continuously work