08 July 2012 03:10
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Quote from HowardJ
Yes, there will always be exceptions like Twiggy but I guess she has become more than a model as she was around at the right time when the Beatles were happening and some of the big celebrity togs, so is interviewed about that kind of thing and is used to market to an older age group who can associate themselves with her. I was thinking that most agencies want someone relatively young who they can work with for a good 6 to 10 years and is therefore worth them investing in. If you were 28 and targeting a market which uses models in the 18 to 30 bracket then you might struggle to find an agency to take you on for what might only be 2 years. How do models find agencies react to your age if you got into modelling relatively late?
– Carmen Dell’OrefaysYet another super 'mature' model..here at 50, now 81 and still modelling successfully...
A lot of younger models do modelling in their gap year - their looks are such that they have agencies wanting to take them on...beautiful, unblemished skin for starters.
But fashion always changes it's fickle mind and what was the 'hot' look a year ago for higher end bracket of modelling , might not be so now...
As one ages...IF you hadn't modelled at an earlier age with NO experience behind you, then yes, it MIGHT be difficult to find a top agency to take you on.
However, the 'mature' model market is going strong and there are quite a few top agencies who specialise in this.
Also, Uglies Models, a very reputable agency in London take on character models and often update their books to find all sorts of models and I really do mean ' ALL' sorts. But you need to be always groomed and ready for last minute castings.
I can remember being told that I was getting on a bit at 23, when applying to a Bournemouth Model Agency...but times have changed and the older model can get a lot of good commercial work because the Baby Boomers of the post war years have a large spending power, so mature models are needed for advertisements/editorial etc..,.
I was working in a top London studio a fortnight ago, the MUA there, was 4 years younger than me...a TOP MUA who had worked with the likes of Duffy, Bailey etc., she said that the TOP mature models in the industry needed a lot of maintenance to keep themselves being booked. Personally as a small fish in a big pond, I can't abide the thought of plastic surgery et al...
I've just had TEN of my fashion images accepted for publication in an American book for the 40+ model...lots of other models in there from all round the World too...so no shortage of mature models.
There are many beautiful and photogenic mature models on this site...but one does need ENERGY and passion to continue modelling into later years and a lot of confidence too.
As for Granny Porn..still lots of older models wanted in that particular genre.... but personally, I wouldn't touch that with the proverbial bargepole.
So yes, in answer to the original OP...long careers in modelling are possible. With the right frame and right frame of mind too...
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