Who supports urban models? Part 1.
Feb17

Who supports urban models? Part 1.

Financially, what is the real support system for urban modeling?  In the other Fashion Industry, when a new model enters the scene, she’s scooped up by an agency,(real agency meaning,  with a real company structure, operating in a real office building, with multiple employees working to book models)  Sex and or dating the models is not allowed. He/She is  given  the opportunity to work real national or international ad...

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V Magazine stays curves ahead of the industry!!
Feb16

V Magazine stays curves ahead of the industry!!

Since Vogue was started in the late 1800′s, magazines have consistently celebrated “thin” as the model figure. Well, thin use to be “in,” but now? It is on the way out. Finally, there is a slow shift from sizes 0 to 6 as being the standard of beauty to sizes 8 and up being the norm. American women, on average, are a size 10 and up. So it’s about time for our magazine culture to represent what we see...

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Becoming a Photographer: Three Basic Rules

1. Never shoot for free. Take a moment, sit back and ponder  on  how much of society hinges on what we do and create. It can easily be the most simple rule in what we do, and yet the most overlooked by new talent pool.  Your ability and growth as an artist is what creative ad agencies and marketing departments and art museums are hinging their entire careers upon… so you should always require people to pay SOMETHING for your...

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Hiring a Photographer: Questions to Ask

Throughout my many years as a professional photographer, I have been asked many questions by models. While I agree that questions are always a good thing, some of the questions are misdirected and fearful. So I have compiled a list of what I feel are “Right” and “Wrong” questions to ask possible photographers that you are considering spending your money and time with. The RIGHT Questions: 1. What are your...

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Summer Ad Shoot with SS Sports Automotives

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Amber Rose – The next hottest urban and high fashion model.

2009 seems to be the year of Amber Rose.  This Italian and Porteguese model has stepped from behind Mr. Wests shadow and into her own identity. People share many opinions about Amber Rose, some view her as lucky, others an opportunist. Me myself I view her as very damn smart.  Smart enough to maintain and not be ashamed of her past lifestyle of dancing.  Smart enough to take advantage of her sex appeal and, smart enough to create a...

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ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL FASHION WEEK -AIFW

Fashion show at Atlanta International Fashion Week 2009 by Elizabeth Carson Rocker. Now in its third year, AIFW brought together some of the industry’s brightest stars, designers, and industry experts for a five day event packed with runway shows, trade shows, lavish dinners and glamorous events. AIFW made history as the Atlanta Fashion Network presented the first annual Atlanta International Fashion Week with its benefits and big...

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Have strippers taken over urban modeling or have they always been here?? Check out the new Smooth Mag!!

In 1998-2000, the wave of Urban models that stormed the scene showed mainstream potential. The diversity of body types, from Melyssa. Ford to Tomeka Skanes. Their presentation of image, ora and energy were that of potential celebrity. Now, just about 10 years into what was once thought to be the golden era of the Urban Modeling, the business has been relegated to editors cramming Strippers and stripper like images in the magazines....

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