Tuesday, January 12, 2010
UK England Commercial print modeling agencies - A Modeling resource
Since my modeling memoir Almost 5'4" is coming out in the UK on Feb 4th, 2010, I am thinking more and more about the modeling opportunities out there in other countries and the opportunities for shorter girls, (if there are any).
Well, I found that there is a lot more out there than just Storm, and Premier.
I did some research on modeling agencies the UK market which a girl could consider if she is under 5'7".
Self promotion and living in New York City has helped my own pursuits in many ways. However, no matter where you live, where there are brands, magazines, business thriving, there is a need for marketing and advertsing and where there is this need, there is a need for models. So, keep this in mind when making your submissions by postal mail to print modeling agencies in England. I noticed on my book cover the word modeling is spelled 'modelling' so I took this into consideration as well when hunting.
What I did was Google: modelling casting agencies london
Also I searched the words "modelling in england" and "print modelling in england"
You could also google "talent agencies england/ london" as well. It took more than a few minutes and the results were not found in a few seconds or from one single search, it took some research to find legit agencies for all sizes and ages. For non-fashion models. Here are tips on knowing if the agency is legit.
1. They do not charge you to join the agency or work with them.
2. They accept photos by postal mail.
3. They work with models of all sizes, ethnicties, and types.
4. anything that says "be discovered today!" is a scam.
I do not live in London or the UK, but from my web search these seem good agencies and places that are good to start submitting photos and model compcard to ( also if you can put in the work to create your own headshots and photos at the start you will prevent scams, legit agencies that want to work with you will at least take the photos and compcard you have and TRY to work with it, until you can improve them. Take the agency suggestions but don't expect a major contract or someone to baby you through the process, modeling when you are not of fashion height it involves a lot of hands on work.
Yes there are other agencies, but I am being real picky, and I am only looking for agencies that work with lifestyle, print models, models of all ages and types. When I see a smile on the website, and when it is not just fashion type photos, it is a sign it is what I am looking for. Not fashion, not glamour, but commercial print:
Children modeling and teens: http://www.juniormm.com/howtojoinus.asp
Print models, adults, babies, children, teens:
Plus size models, print models, and all ages: http://www.modelsplus.com/
Modeling agency for the unconventional, tattoos and wild hair, all types and ages:
Parts modeling in UK, including full body, feet an, beauty, eyes, lips and hand modeling:
Submit to these agencies by postal mail some photos, a compcard, and cross your fingers, if you do not hear back don't get discouraged, because if you really want to do something, work as a model, you have to keep hustling. Try submitting again in a couple months with some new images, a better headshot, always aim higher and strive to be a better you and model.