After my blogpost “5 steps: How to become a model” I suddenly realized that I never told you how I actually became a model myself! It might not look like it now, but when I was younger, I never even thought about becoming a model. So how did that happen? Keep reading!
When I was 15 years old and I was in high school, living a normal teenage life. A friend of mine wanted to become a photographer and he spent most of his days shooting landscapes and industrial areas, until one day he wanted a new challenge: a model. He asked me if I would like to join him on a roadtrip and make pictures together, so of course I said yes! We spent the full day making pictures, and surprisingly enough, we got lots of great reactions!
Eventually I got contacted by a couple of agencies, but unfortunately they weren’t as good as they said they were. So I continued shooting on my own, contacting photographers that I liked. Every new shoot became more professional with full teams, interesting locations and better photographers. For me, modeling was a way to be creative, to look at the complete picture as an art and I made it my personal challenge to make the pictures more beautiful every time.
By this time I was already in university, combining some small model jobs with school to pay for my rent. I started thinking about travelling around the world and after I graduated, I stayed in several countries working as a model as an excuse to visit those places, best decision I ever made :) I guess… once I started working with international agencies on a fulltime base, is when I called myself a ‘professional model’.
It might not be the job I had in mind when I was younger, but working as a model has taught me more than I would have ever imagined. I’ve seen insane cool locations, met the most interesting people and created memories that will last for a lifetime.
Lots of Love,