FORD Models Polaroids – Latest set of Polaroids from FORD for Francisco Lachowski
What are Polaroids? Polaroids show what you look like when you walk through the door. It’s important for photographers and casting directors to know what you look like before the makeup, hair, lighting and Photoshop. “Clients trust Polaroids,” said photographer John Fisher, he added, “They assume you are going to show up for a casting or job with the same hair, weight and general appearance as in your Polaroid.” These photos can be used to submit for jobs and casting calls (in addition to a polished portfolio) or to apply to agencies. Source: modelmayhem.com
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In modeling, one of the first things an agency does when they consider a model is to snap some quick Polaroids (or digital now) of her/him. They could be both in dressed or undressed form (bikinis, not nude). While the dressed version is tended to give an idea of how the clothe look/hang on the model, the undressed is intended to reveal closer look at the shape and form. There is also the matter of capturing the model’s beauty in the raw.
These are usually some of my favorite type of shots, because in them you can truly see the beauty of a model. No make up or photography intrusion are allowed and what you end up seeing is again the raw beauty of the model. Why is this important? Because if you can see beauty in the raw, you’re most likely to see beauty when make up and photography are introduced.
The latter two are non-constant, and can be altered, where natural beauty is constant.
So what truths do Polaroid reveal? It simply captures what I outlined above in the diagram.
The agent is trying to look at a girl/guy to see if they fit their need. Facial beauty is a subject all on it’s own. But assuming its there there are many elements that go in to play when it comes to the body.