*This form is intended for aspiring models seeking unedited shots to be used for submission to a modeling agency. As a rule, submissions are NOT retouched.

*Women are normally shot in tanks or blouses with skinny jeans. Men are normally shot in undershirts and shirtless with jeans. Occasionally, men and women may be shot in swimwear (optional). For examples of digitals in the industry, please visit THE MODEL WALL or

*There is no charge for this service for "shout-out" participants. See agreement on booking form. 


ph: Nixon Photographer

This form offers 'DIGITALS'DIGITALS are casting photos for models. They show your weight, height, facials features and your build. DIGITALS are not edited or retouched, because you will be able to use these images to submit to modeling agencies. Agencies need to see the real you. They do not want edited pictures sent to them. An agency needs to see how you look naturally, in order to place you for work, if they like your look. Polished, studio, retouched images are created when you are working and being paid to do so. DIGITALS are a service, for those of you who want the guidance of a photographer. See examples below courtesy of FTAPE.COM.

To take your experience to the next level book 'MODEL PRACTICE'. Model Practice is a pretend magazine, editorial photoshoot, meant to give you a feel of what it would be like to work as a model on a NYC photoshoot please visit here

ph: Nixon Photographer

These example images help you to see what is generally expected of 'Polaroids', which are images used to submit to modeling agencies. The most current term for model Polaroids is 'Digitals'.

[sourced from THE MODEL WALL at FTAPE.COM, a British online fashion resource.]

Nixon Photographer is not associated with FTAPE.COM.

Model 1: Nadja Girimata

Model 2: Lasonas Laios

Model 3: Eryck Laframboise

Model 4: Tatiana Dobosz

Model 5: David Agbodji

PREPARATION: The very best way to prepare for your shoot is to drink water according to your weight. Whatever your weight in pounds, drink half that in ounces, so if you are 100 pounds, you drink 50 ounces, which is 6 cups. Most people, of average weight, would drink 8 cups. Secondly, you prepare with sleep. Get to bed no later than midnight and sleep for no less than 8hrs. You should do these things for at least 3 days before your DIGITALS.

Model Test: Ruben 2016 by Nixon


Please review the following videos and information as educational tidbits. These videos are meant to help you to conceptualize modeling beyond what you may know. These videos and information comes from a variety of sources. I recommend learning as much as you can, exploring beyond what is provided here, as your start.

This 'Model Profile' may help you to get a feel for what your shoot may be like. This video is by Photographer / Editor: Dana Scruggs and Model: Louis Mayhew @ Red Models. The music is : "Drank In My Cup" by Kirko Bangz.

This 'Model Profile' by BLOUIN ARTINFO gives a cursory, but useful feel of living in NYC while creating your model book through an agency.

This Behind-the-scenes video by Justin Violini featuring Chris Colfer in a shoot with Chiun-Kai Shih for August Man Malaysia's February issue may help you to get a feel of what it's like being on a cover shoot, as a model posing for a magazine.

Since this recording male modeling has exploded, but you should watch this documentary in order to see how far it's come, since a number of these the truths from this documentary continue to linger.


The following information is sourced from, the leading news site and more on the industry. is not associated with This information is provided here for your convenience only. Please visit for the latest info.


Who is relevant right now in the industry, this list will include models from any of the rankings or un-ranked models.

Fashion moves at the speed of light and finally there is a ranking that reflects the business’ fast pace. Trending shines a light on the fascinating faces who are doing big things - whether it is scoring a major cover/campaign, landing a role in a feature film, or making headlines worldwide, the faces featured here are excelling. With news coming in constantly and different people making waves throughout pop culture this list will always be growing, changing and updating. Check back often to see just who is on trend.


- If a model, they can be ranked or un-ranked.
- Must be engaged in a relevant or newsworthy activity i.e. getting a major cover, appearing on television or on film, or participating in a noteworthy event.


Clients set the bar for today's models and it's their choices that create coveted girls who are poised to become the next generation of supermodels. From the daily call sheets of top photographers (Meisel, Inez & Vinoodh, Mert & Marcus) to the steady bookings of editorial giants (Vogue, V, i-D, W) and powerhouse brands (Balenciaga, Prada, Vuitton, Calvin Klein) can be culled a clear message about who are the most wanted models of the moment.

In an increasingly competitive market, flooded with hundreds of "cool editorial girls", it's the campaigns and contracts that are the final index of how crucial a model is at any given moment. The models of the Top 50 have risen through the ranks and impressed designers, casting directors, photographers and more. Their combination of prestigious covers, choice campaign bookings and consistent blue-chip editorials sets them apart from their competitors. These beauties have proven themselves and are well positioned to graduate to one of the other major rankings and become future superstars.

The campaigns and covers counted here include only the ones booked in the last 12 months with top magazines and fashion & cosmetic brands.




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With the backing of blue chip clients, key photographers and legions of admirers, today's top tier male models are at the forefront of fashion. The era of the male supermodel is upon us and the movers and shakers of the moment are proving themselves every bit as essential as their female counterparts. From the daily call sheets of photographers like Steven Meisel, Mario Testino, Mert and Marcus, Bruce Weber and Steven Klein, to ads for megabrands like Prada, Burberry, Calvin Klein and Versace, male models are making their presence felt.

The pages of style bibles like Vogue Hommes, AnotherMan, GQ, Details and Fantastic Man are filled with striking faces, but campaigns are still the standard by which all are judged. Finding the perfect balance between edgy editorials and coveted contracts is what makes stars, but holding the interest of major brands over a length of time solidifies careers. In a competitive market flooded with hundreds, the guys who matter are the ones who bring something extra to the table.

Consequently here are the defining faces of the moment,'s Top 50 Working Male Models listing.




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The Model of the Year (MOTY) Industry Awards are the voice of over 250 voters representing a wide range of the industry’s top professionals, including many of the industry’s top stylists, designers, photographers, editors, hair and makeup artists and casting directors, and a wide range of the next generation of the industry’s emerging creative talents. Participants include Katie GrandCarlyne Cerf De DudzeeleBethann HardisonEdward EnninfulEmma SummertonJohn PfeifferBarbara PfisterBenjamin PuckeyHung VanngoJulie RagoliaLotta Volkova and many more!

Fashion’s biggest fans also got in on the fun: the Readers’ Choice section offers an up-to-date and often surprising selection chosen by you, the MDC readers. The people have spoken – thousands of them in fact and their choices are every bit as exciting as those provided by insiders.

The awards are broken down in 11 categories as follows:

Model of the Year Women
Model of the Year Men
Breakout Star Women
Breakout Star Men
Comeback of the Year
Social Media Star Women
Social Media Star Men
Street Style
Celebrity Model Women
Celebrity Model Men


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