Modeling - Printwork

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    Nov 13, 2012 9:14 PM GMT
    I have never had too much of an interest in doing any type of modeling, but recently I've been approached several times online and a few times face to face by photographers and people that say they represent agencies about doing some printwork (im guessing because of my height). A few even went as far as saying they have been looking hard to find "ethnic men" with a certain look. I never looked too much into it because I chalked it up as a scam of some sort but the messages got me thinking. Im currently serving (in the states) and everyone knows the pay isnt as awesome as we would like it to be, so I figured if I could make money on the side that would be really cool.

    So, I decided to actively look for work but I just dont really know where to start, what they look for, and how to detect a scam when I see/hear one. I dont have too much free time and would hate to waste it. If any of you know the answer to ANY of these questions please post and help me out. Thanks
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    Nov 13, 2012 9:29 PM GMT
    You actually have the Abercrombie & Fitch model look so it could be legit.
    If they work for an agency and you ask for a business card they will have one. Then you can google the agency and check out their website.
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    Nov 13, 2012 9:38 PM GMT
    Hey there,

    Definitely check if it is a legit agency. There are a lot of scam agencies out there. Most legit agents will only take guys 5'11 - 6'2....They may take a guy that is 5'10 but that is pretty rare and they would have to be pretty amazing. This is even for print, reason being that if you are paired up with a girl, the girls are going to be around 5'7 - 5'9 without heals. With heals, they are going to end up being much taller.
    The only guys I know of that are shorter doing print work are body models, which can be a great job too....just do the research, and don't get scammed.
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    Nov 14, 2012 1:03 AM GMT
    Thanks for the input. Do you have any idea on how/where to start? Are there anymore tell tell sign that an agency might be a scam?
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    Nov 14, 2012 6:19 AM GMT
    just relized i hit 500 post lol
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    Nov 14, 2012 6:54 AM GMT
    Dante_101 saidThanks for the input. Do you have any idea on how/where to start? Are there anymore tell tell sign that an agency might be a scam?
    If they ask you to pay them money, raise red flags errywhere.
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    Nov 14, 2012 3:45 PM GMT
    If you were approached for runway work it'd be highly suspect since you're 5'9", but I could see you in print. Is this all happening in your hometown? Being approached by a scout for a local department store flyer is more plausible than for some national magazine ad.
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    Nov 14, 2012 3:54 PM GMT
    Neight said
    Dante_101 saidThanks for the input. Do you have any idea on how/where to start? Are there anymore tell tell sign that an agency might be a scam?
    If they ask you to pay them money, raise red flags errywhere.


    Yeah I figured that... but it has not happend as of yet. I guess i never really gave anyone a chance to get that far
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    Nov 14, 2012 3:57 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidIf you were approached for runway work it'd be highly suspect since you're 5'9", but I could see you in print. Is this all happening in your hometown? Being approached by a scout for a local department store flyer is more plausible than for some national magazine ad.


    Yeah no one has mentioned runway. My hometown is in Maryland and it happend a few times there. Iv been stationed Michigan for 2.5 years now and its happend on several occasions. My next station is in CA