Hello, I'm not sure whether this is the right forum to post this topic so, apologies if this isn't. I've been looking to get into modelling for a few months now but, there appear to be a few snags.
The best agencies such as Storm, Elite and Models one etc are part of the AMA group over here in London but getting into these agencies seems to be almost impossible which I can understand with the amount of talent around.
The problem is that most other "local" agencies approached are happy to take me on as long as I agree to pay for a photoshoot which usually costs around £200-£300. I've done this once already but with no subsequent success in terms of bookings or auditions.
I know there is some serious competition around but, what do you advise in terms of right people to approach? I'm already working anyway so, my motives are more out of interest than financial.
NEVER pay money to join or have a portfolio done by anyone who purports to be an agency.
The above info is relevant but I can see your age is your biggest drawback, not that age is any barrier but the agencies you mentioned are not going to be interested in you.
Not everyone can (and for various reasons) should model, if you want to do it for the occasional free shoot, or even grab a paid shoot that's fine but personally I don't think you have what it takes to be a commercial model but hey I would be the first to give you congrats if you were to prove me wrong.