The past few months I have begun dabbling in the Denver modeling scene . . .
although I am not sure it is much of a scene. What I have determined is that Denver really is not where you want to live if you want to become a runway model or runway model photographer. Which is really pretty obvious if you think about it. What concerns me, and why I feel compelled to write about it, is that there is a definite group of people in the Denver area who are trying to pretend that it is. They throw free events for young pretty girls then offer to make them models for several thousand dollars. Problem is, there aren’t enough jobs here to make that investment worthwhile.
What there is in Denver is a great bunch of ladies with talent and ambition who are a joy to work with. And some great photographers willing to work with them.
Aspiring models – as you seek to build your portfolios, I highly encourage you to use some of the free and reputable Internet sites such as Model Mayhem or the Colorado Modeling Network to network with photographers. And as for those promising great futures for big bucks – enjoy their free events if you like. Some of the girls have a lot of fun being pampered for an evening! But stay away from expensive obligations. Resist their promises of great futures in their hands. And if you do consider working with them, know that they are definitely going to want to show a lot of skin. Because let’s face it, sex always sells.