Ever since I have signed a contract with my mother agency – WMM Models, I have been constantly told how glorious and fun my life must be, and (L O L) how rich I have definitely become.
The truth is – non of the above are right, nor are they wrong, but signing a contract does not magically give you £1000000 or take you to the 7th heaven. At the beginning, the journey is difficult, requires hard-work and dedication. You will need to sacrifice a lot of your time in order to build up your portfolio, and you will not be paid at the beginning.
So when does the “perfect life” start ?
Models don’t have perfect or easy life. Especially those internationally recognised – have no or very little privacy, you call that easy ?
A model only starts earning money, when more direct bookers are interested in her portfolio, meaning – portfolio is your CV in this industry. Direct bookers are people who offer a model a certain contract, photoshoot that will be published etc.
According to my experience, because I strive for my portfolio to be the best and diverse – I try to fit as many photoshoots into my schedule and dedicate all of my spare time to meet and shoot with as many photographers as possible – this is the best way to develop your portfolio, the more photographers the more various ideas. Plus, it is all about fun and making new friends, not thinking about it in terms of job.
With that being said, have a look at the pictures I had taken last Sunday with Kev Wise. That was the first time we have ever met, but I can assure you, he is one of the most professional photographers I have worked with. I felt very comfortable shooting with him to boot, which is the key when it comes to being a model, since emotions are very clear on the pictures.