After viewing my portfolio hopefully you like it, though it may be hard for you to articulate why. Eventually in the development of any creative pursuit a person will find their own style–their own voice. This is true for artists, musicians, writers, and certainly myself. Discovering one’s voice is not unlike learning a musical instrument. In the very beginning you learn the scales, master the compulsories, and maybe if you’re very talented land in a prestigious school such as Julliard.
If the intent is to present yourself as an elite model then the clothing you choose goes a long ways toward projecting that image. The old adage to “dress for success” is as true in the modeling and entertainment industry as it is on Wall Street. An evening dress, shoes, lingerie, proper accessorizing, and hair and make-up all play a role in creating the desired persona.
Ask any glamour photographer and they’ll all say they hate blurring faces. Why? Because doing so interferes with the aesthetic integrity of the image. And it’s especially discouraging when the model is particularly beautiful. That said, it’s completely understandable why some ladies need to maintain their privacy and anonymity. There is however a middle ground. As an alternative to blurring, Venetian or masquerade masks offer an alluring option. Also sunglasses and wide brimmed hats can conceal the necessary facial features. And finally the face can be hidden altogether with clever posing or simply post-production cropping.