What it Takes to Be a Model (D315)

One of the greatest joys of my job as a photographer for teen girls is to make their dreams come true. An incredibly high number of girls dream of being models. My belief is not that they really want to model, but they want the feeling of acceptance, worth and esteem that they believe might come from being chosen as a model. If that’s the case, then giving them a chance to “try out” being a model, embracing that identity for a time in a safe, healthy way is a chance for them to live a dream and most likely move on to bigger dreams.

So when teen girls, especially high school seniors hire us to do their senior portraits, we make it a model experience. For those who join our model program, we even use their images in our ads, books, videos and marketing. Seeing the look on their face the first time they see they are in a “real” magazine is priceless.

The latest Rangefinder issue arrived on our doorstep today so I’m thrilled to be able to share this new ad with some of our new models and team… they’re almost famous!