Type of model
When you hear about “model”, what kind of figure do you imagine? As a matter of fact, the places of the model activity are varied, and it can be divided into several types. Let’s take a closer look at model types here. Some professional models who are active in the front line have activities that specialize in one of the types cited here, others are both active in show and fashion magazines.
Difference between “professional model” and “reader model”
People who work as a model can be divided into two form of workers, is so called “professional model” and “reader model”. A “professional model” is a model that belongs to an office, an exclusive model of a magazine or a brand, and is living as a main job. . On the other hand, the “reader model” is a model that participates in photography using free time while they are still students, OL, etc.
Because it is a model of a so-called amateur, dressing want to imitate familiar atmosphere and the general reader rather than such things as “excellent style with excellent slender body” and “individual eye-catching features”. It tends to be chosen with emphasis on whether or not it can be done Sometime the transportation expenses for “reader model” to the audition and photographing place will be selfish, and as compared with professional model, their reward will be lower, and even have no reward.
A ‘model’ most of the people often think that is the “fashion model”. One of the work of the fashion is to promote “high fashion” produced by worldwide well-known brands. Appear as a “show model” at famous fashion shows such as fashion magazines and Paris collection, and it will be the subject to convey the brand image by attracting clothes and shoes. Boasting an outstanding style, it has a sophisticated walking and posing technique, a so-called “supermodel” active in the world. There are many cases where beautiful proportions and good styles such as high stature and tight body are required, most active models are young aged up to 20 years old.
Another type of representative model is “commercial model” appear in commercial media such as television commercials, advertisements, catalogs, and work to raise corporate brand image and promote products. In the case of the purpose and content of commercials, commercial models, work in a wide range of generations ranging from children and young people to middle-aged and elderly people are active. It is important to attract ordinary customers’ purchasing motivation, since people look for familiarity and longing for looks and character models. Among commercial models, mainly in magazines are called “magazine models”, and models active mainly in advertisements are sometimes called “advertisement models”.
While the fashion model show the whole body for their dress, there are models specializing in their body parts. It is so called “handrail” (hand talent), “foot stole (talent for legs)” and “hair tale (hair talent)”. “Hand sauce” to a commercial of hand cream, “footed sauce” to commercials such as stockings and depilation, “hair sauce” often goes to shampoo commercials and hair catalogs, and a part of work specially for beautiful model undertaking.