Ashley Tombrello is an 18 year old high school senior who dreams of someday becoming a model. Recently, she had the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to New York with her family, to have her dreams come true for a day. Like many teenage girls, Ashley is a cheerleader who loves shopping and hanging out with friends, but unlike many her age, Ashley struggles with the life-threatening illness known as Cystic Fibrosis.
It was super last minute. I received a email from someone from overseas saying that they had seen my work and wanted to hire me to photograph their glasses. The English was not clear and there were no details so I kind off wrote off the mail as spam, But for some reason I wrote back and go back a response from one of my coolest clients Exalt Cycle, an Eye Wear Company based in Italy. The owners where making there way to New York in the next 2 days to attend the annual eye wear show at the Javits Center and they wanted me to do a last minute model search, Casting and in the end a production
As a fashion and beauty photographer I frequently get people coming to me asking if they have the looks to model and truthfully almost everyone has the looks to be in the industry. The commercial modeling industry is constantly looking for different people to cast in all types of commercial roles and just so you know it is really the attitude and drive that will make one successful in this business.
It is not as easy as they make it all look in movies and on television, there is a lot of very hard work, competition and stress involved the real question maybe more like are you ready to be a model?
I had a call last week from MSA modeling agency to see if I can help their test board for the upcoming season, this usually entails getting some fresh images out in their books so they can get new work by showing how they photograph. Most of these models do not have pictures and need almost anything but I tend to shoot toward giving marketable image only. I love shooting so I always have fun with it so I would like to show a bit of the test here but I have not added a full gallery mod to the blog yet, I will set something up and get it working soon so look for the revision of this post with more images of Rohannia, Jumping, sulking, voguing and just being beautiful for the camera.
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