Models who look young for their age, should this be a problem?

Models who look young for their age, should this be a problem?

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3 Aug 2012
I know there are different genres in modelling but this is a question generally in the industry all together, if you have a look through my pictures I am probably one of the few youngest girls on here ( being 18 ) however, I look young and only stand at 5'3. Curse or advantage? What do you think? Who else here is a spring chicken who feels this way? I do not want to get into glamour FOR NOW but in future I feel as though as it will hold me back in future. Please post your opinions on this guys! Amy Jane xXx
Posted 3 Aug 2012
Edited by amyjaney1994 3 Aug 2012
mgphotomedia
Photographer
mgphotomedia
18 isn't young for non-glamour modelling.

But at only 5' 3" you don't have many sensible options other than glamour. If you really want to make something of your modelling I wouldn't hang about.
Posted 3 Aug 2012
Edited by mgphotomedia 3 Aug 2012
Mansell
Photographer
Mansell
mgphotomedia

18 isn't young for non-glamour modelling.

But at only 5' 3" you don't have many sensible options other than glamour. If you really want to make something of your modelling I wouldn't hang about.


+1

You have the look for glamour and are too short for fashion and you certainly don't look too young. If I were you I'd strike whilst the iron's hot, make the most of your youth and your looks. I'm not suggesting that you should get into adult levels, glamour doesn't necessarily mean porn.
Posted 3 Aug 2012
Edited by Mansell 3 Aug 2012
Well that's the first I've heard of it! I've actually had a passionate photographer with 50+ recommendations talk me OUT of glamour it unless it was something I really wanted to do as I have other options. He also knows one who's 5'2 and earns a decent living. Thanks though To the 2nd comment thanks I'm glad to hear!
Posted 3 Aug 2012
Edited by amyjaney1994 3 Aug 2012
stolenfaces
Photographer
stolenfaces
amyjaney1994
Well that's the first I've heard of it! I've actually had a passionate photographer with 50+ recommendations talk me OUT of glamour it unless it was something I really wanted to do as I have other options. He also knows one who's 5'2 and earns a decent living. Thanks though To the 2nd comment thanks I'm glad to hear!
What did he suggest were the alternatives you could do? Your photos certainly look like glamour to me.
Posted 3 Aug 2012
mgphotomedia
Photographer
mgphotomedia
amyjaney1994

... I've actually had a passionate photographer with 50+ recommendations talk me OUT of glamour it unless it was something I really wanted to do as I have other options. He also knows one who's 5'2 and earns a decent living...


Do yourself a favour and stop listening to him.
Posted 3 Aug 2012
id say you look more glamour material rather than fashion and alternative, swimwear u could get away with. Hope u go for something good as for age etc, i think you look older. But thats just me. X

Posted 3 Aug 2012
HowardJ
Photographer
HowardJ
I think you'd do well in glamour.

I too would be interested to hear the alternatives the 50+ references photographer suggested. I'd suggest making your own mind up and maybe trying some of the glamour agencies like Girl management or Sam Bond and seeing what they think your chances are in glamour.

Posted 3 Aug 2012
tarmoo
Photographer
tarmoo
You are very pretty and curvy - ideal for glamour.

I think you need to build up your portfolio. I am sure you will find quite a few good photographers willing to work with you.

Posted 3 Aug 2012
Fair dos! And everyone has a different view on what glamour is and yep! I will be approaching these agencies when I am brave and physically fitter as these two agencies are BRUTALLY honest. There are types such as 'petite, lifestyle, fitness, editorial, etc.' As he claimed, I KNOW I could not do catwalk or high fashion. And that doesn't bother me as it is not my 'thing', I prefer the curvy look, but the proof is there, the chances aren't as limited for shorter women as I've SEEN successful ones who don't need to strip off to get somewhere but everyones entitled to their own opinion. I'm glad to hear that I could do glamour though and I don't look too child like! Thanks guys
Posted 3 Aug 2012
vipimages
Photographer
vipimages
amyjaney1994

Well that's the first I've heard of it! I've actually had a passionate photographer with 50+ recommendations talk me OUT of glamour it unless it was something I really wanted to do as I have other options. He also knows one who's 5'2 and earns a decent living. Thanks though To the 2nd comment thanks I'm glad to hear!


run away as fast as you can and search the forums for "white knight" as you do it....
Posted 3 Aug 2012
I think that in each genre of modeling there is space for us short people. Yes maybe not catwalk fashion. glamour isn't her only route. I know I'm not an expert, but wouldn't it be more helpful if you guys told her what you think she can do as well as glamour, instead of saying everything she can't do? x

Posted 3 Aug 2012
profilepictures
Photographer
profilepictures
On balance, I decided not to contribute.

Posted 3 Aug 2012
alshepherd
I think that in each genre of modeling there is space for us short people. Yes maybe not catwalk fashion. glamour isn't her only route. I know I'm not an expert, but wouldn't it be more helpful if you guys told her what you think she can do as well as glamour, instead of saying everything she can't do? x
Well said, some people are just ignorant and stereotypical, This photographer that I know and plan to shoot with (no names mentioned) shoots all kinds of women and even women who have injuries from accidents, disfigurements ect.. His aim is to make every woman he shoots with feel good about themselves. Not taking advantage by saying topless or nude or you're getting nowhere! (Past experiences) This is totally off subject and I'm proud of my height as that is what gives me my curves. I appreciate people saying try glamour I could do well but I do not appreciate being told what I CAN'T do and what my 'ONLY' options are when this thread is about looking young. Thankyou!!
Posted 3 Aug 2012
Edited by amyjaney1994 3 Aug 2012
fizzy
Model
fizzy
Be wary of people who try to "take you under their wing" when you're a new model, particularly those who give you a long list of people you shouldn't work with, dodgy advice and types of work you should not do. You may only be eighteen but you're still an adult, adults should make their own decisions.

I don't know the photographer and I'm not saying this is the case with them but I had one of these types who put up a front of looking after me and being my friend, who then quickly devolved into pulverising my self-esteem (knowing the things I have issues over, which were told to him in confidence) and then into one of the worst experiences of my modelling life. The whole thing was tantamount to gaslighting and abuse.
Posted 3 Aug 2012
Edited by fizzy 3 Aug 2012
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