A lot of models came into NYC last week for the shows. Agencies around the world sent models to the big apple to go on castings for the big runway shows in ny. Many of these girls are 16-18 years old, living in a model apartment, and running around NYC for the first time testing with photographers and hoping to be cast for the best fashion shows at Mercedez-Benz Fall/Winter 2013 Fashion Week.
Because of the influx of new girls, this pre-fashion show week, I worked with many new young faces in my studio.
Meet Joahna. She is 16 years old, from Poland and with Ford Models. She is 5'9 1/2. When she came to my studio she had only been in NYC for one week, and here she was running around the city, doing castings and arriving at my studio about 8pm for a beauty shoot. It is really impressive to me how independent these young models are. They get in front of my lens and emote a part of themselves that appears confident, fearless, and strong. I love to see their transformation once hair and makeup is done. Joahna was cool and I wish her all the best with her modeling career!!
Below are a couple of the photos from the shoot and a quick video interview.
Retouching by Pablo.
Behind the scenes photo: