When first beginning a career as a model, you likely won’t have many contacts in the industry. Before establishing the kind of reputation that will open doors and secure bookings, the only way to get a start in the business is simply by having a really strong portfolio, full of top quality photography.
Propelled into the top 50 most beautiful women in the world by People magazine in 2000, Aimee Mullins is both a great athlete and an exceptional model. Aimee deserves her beauty title, because not only she is gorgeous, but also because her brave heart has led her to overcome many difficulties.
It is no coincidence that Lea T starred in the Givenchy ad campaign featuring transgender models in 2010 and that since then, she keeps appearing on the brand’s runway…
Ellen Von Unwerth is the proof that fashion photography is not the prerogative of men. Her pictures lose nothing in comparison to those of her male fellows. Indeed, this former German model-turned-photographer, offers a strong and innovative insight onto fashion. While some might have feared that a woman would look too softly at other women, this is a prejudice that the one we call Von has simply swept away.
Ellen Von Unwerth est la preuve que la photographie de mode n’est pas l’apanage des hommes. Ses photos n’ont rien à envier aux maîtres masculins car, cette ancienne modèle allemande devenue photographe, offre un regard fort et novateur sur la mode. Alors que certains auraient pu craindre qu’une femme pose un regard trop tendre sur les autres femmes, voilà un préjugé que celle qu’on prénomme Von a tout simplement balayé.
French version It is often thought that things were simpler in the old days. But in fact, being a model in 1900 was much more complex than it is today. With globalization comes new means of communication, networking opportunities and with the proliferation of social networks, working in the fashion sector has certainly become moreContinue reading “In shape and shapely: exploring the concept of beauty through history”