Having worked in the east coast for sometime, I was interested in seeing what opportunities were available in other parts of the United States. I contacted my New York Modeling Agency, Ford Models, and asked if they could place me in another region for a contracted period.
They picked out photos from my portfolio that they thought would market me the best, and submitted them to agencies in other regions. We received some interest from a San Francisco agency called Look Models.
Look Models were in fact working on an Old Navy Editorial project during that time. In order to be considered, I had to submit digitals of myself to the fashion photographer. Digitals are photos of me without makeup and without photoshop.
The photographer had viewed my professional photos, was interested, and wanted to see what I looked like without makeup.
Once my digitals were sent to the photographer and approved, I booked a one way trip to San Francisco to work on the Old Navy project.
It was a one way trip because I signed a 3 month contract to work in San Francisco under Look models.
What were the 3 key points of this story?
- I had to work with a reputable agency to be considered for the job
- I had to have a marketable portfolio to work with agencies
- I had to relocate, or at least temporary, to the market with the job
The best part was that I did not have to pay a cent to be considered.
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