The commercial print industry is constantly looking for talent—both actors and models—to grace the covers and pages of publications advertising goods and services. Unlike fashion or runway modeling, print does not adhere to a strict set of physical requirements. Instead, agencies and brands are simply seeking the right look. Depending on your appearance, special skills, and commitment and perseverance, you could have that look.
Pro tip: network via Instagram. Instagram is such a huge factor now. It’s an extension of your portfolio. Models just starting out even use the app to meet new and emerging photographers. It might be good for them to start together. No one has to pay anything, [so it is] beneficial to both parties. Just keep taking photos and keep meeting people and getting feedback.