Working in photo shoot production at Moda Operandi requires me to participate in all things needed for the shoot. This includes the casting of models. It’s fun to be included in this because I get a feel for the image the Fashion Editor is going for on the project. Personality, a willingness to have fun, and being able to perform long hours on set are all part of the casting process.
During the casting we interview the models to obtain knowledge about their backgrounds and we learn a little about their modeling experience by looking at their books. After that, I take photos of them to file in our archives.
The photo process is fun. This is when the model breaks out of her shell. We ask the model to do whatever poses she likes, and as I’m taking pictures I’m also taking mental notes on how she moves and if she’s able to take direction accordingly.
The best part of it all is making connections and networking. Of course I have my favorites. Pictured below are two of my favorite models that we work with, Anatasija Kondratjeva and Kristy Kaurova. When on set, these girls have got the “Moves Like Jagger!”