Edwin S Freyer, Photographer
The model’s job is to know how to move to always make clothes look great.
At EML UK, I taught the models that they need to know themselves very well; their movements and body shapes, their strengths. This allows them to express to the camera as much as they can. And that while on set, they should feel comfortable, confident and enjoy themselves!
Models are part of a team on set
Along with the photographer, stylist, and all the crew, they do their part to create beautiful images. This means being proactive, adaptable and flexible depending on what kind of job or editorial it is.
To be a good photographer, it takes dedication
You need to have your goals set as clearly as possible, a very strong work ethic, and never forget why you do what you do. Along the way, you will deal with rejection, but you should stick to your vision if you really believe in it.
Models need self-care!
Models should have a good routine of skin and nail care, resting well, staying hydrated and eating good quality, healthy food.
I love it when a model has looked at the moodboard
It's a great help when the model understands the style of the shoot, has taken the time to check out the team they will work with, what kind of style they do and what kind of magazine you are going to work with. It helps everyone to work together as a collaboration.
For me, a model who is a real superstar has the capacity to inspire
That can be through how they look or how they move, but their personality is everything. You should be able to feel their presence on set.