Other Sources of Modeling Information
††††††††††† Although we have
tried on this site, and in our book, to give you as much information as possible about the
business of modeling, there is just too much information, on too many types of topics, for
us to cover it all. So here are some other resources that supplement the information on
this site, that we have reviewed and approved as worthwhile:
The only book on the market that
gives readers a comprehensive education on the business aspects of modeling of all types, including
fashion, commercial, glamour, Internet and other kinds.
The best of the how-to books for a new fashion model from a modelís perspective, full of useful inside tips on how to be a model, and the craft of modeling.
An enormously detailed, thorough discussion of how to be a model, from creating your image, makeup and hair styling, and wardrobe to the business aspects of modeling. Includes some useful data and reference information not available from any other source.
Unfortunately it has not been updated, and much of the ďimageĒ related information is now obsolescent. Still, a wonderfully useful and unique resource for the very committed professional model.
A hands-on guide to being a commercial model from a man who has done over 1,000 commercial jobs. An excellent how-to resource from a modelís perspective. Mr. Marcus continues to act and model, and makes numerous presentations in modeling conventions, model searches and seminars nationwide.
Written by the mother of four successful child models, this book presents a somewhat optimistic view of the market for children, but is chock full of well thought-out advice that applies specifically to the problems the parents of child models face.
Fitness modeling is a niche market that most people don't understand. Clark gives the best explanation of it available.
A thick, complex page turner, full of all the gossip and behind the scenes goings-on you could imagine. Richly researched and documented, this book presents the seamier side of the fashion modeling world.
In large measure (but not entirely) the practices he documents are reduced or gone in todayís American fashion modeling scene, although not so much changed in Europe. A must read for parents and young women who are considering
becoming editorial fashion models. It is an extreme look at reality, not representative, but sufficiently accurate that itís message should be understood.
The personal story of a young girl who entered the New York fashion modeling world, encountered its pitfalls, and lived to tell an entertaining and accurate tale of it. Cheryl Diamond's
story is typical of what hundreds of new models in second or third tier fashion agencies experience (although some of the names have been changed to protect the guilty) and it should be read by
any model - and their parents - who plan on trying their luck as fashion models in the Big City. While some of the things she experienced are the result of being with the specific agency she was with - one
that has a reputation in the industry much like she describes - her discussion of the way the fashion industry works at that level, and the people in it, rings very true.
The Ross Reports, (monthly) is a listing of movies and TV shows in production, casting directors and union-franchised talent agents, plus special articles on the industry.
Womenís Wear Daily (daily) is the bible of the fashion industry. If you want to know who is who in the business, what they are doing, and what is going on with fashion houses, ad agencies, retailers and others, this is the best, most timely source.
Written by a lawyer who specializes in the law of photography, this book contains an excellent, plain language description of the legal issues
that face all small business people - like models - and especially things like copyright, models rights, and tax questions. Although written from the standpoint
of a photographer, it's also of great value to models who really want to understand the legal aspects of the industry and of being in business.
Click on the link below for lots more modeling information on this site.
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