The important things you will need for your alternative modeling career is a portfolio. If you’re just starting off, it is understood that you won’t have too much in there, if anything at all. If this is the case, there are a few ways that you can add to it and begin its growth.
One of the best suggestions here is to make friends in one of the many facets of alt modeling. This could be a make up artist, photographer, fashion designer, rigger, even an event coordinator. There are so many different positions out there were these people could hire you themselves or suggest you for work. These are little gigs that will get your name out there and photos taken of you that you can slip into your alternative modeling portfolio.
This means that even if you’re modeling out of the goodness of your heart for your friend – having you out there all made up and in her burlesque costumes is definitely going to be a nod in the right direction. There will be alternative modeling photographers at the event snapping photos for websites, catalog for the clothing, even the photographers own portfolio. Request copies of these photos so you can add them to your own portfolio.
Search for photographers looking for models interested in alternative modeling. There are various places where you can find photographers looking to build their own fetish modeling portfolios and need to find models. Even photography students have assignments where they need models and place ads looking for them.
In a situation like this, it is VERY important that you talk a bit, meet in public, and get to know who you’re doing your alternative modeling for. You don’t want to put yourself in danger. If you ever get the feeling that something is not right, follow your gut instinct and don’t go through with the meeting or shoot.
One of the most obvious things you can do is hire a photographer yourself. If you’re serious about getting your alternative modeling career off the ground, there’s nothing wrong with putting money into it. Look at it as an investment into your fetish modeling or alt modeling career. Everything you invest now is towards making your alternative modeling career better.
Without a portfolio, there’s a pretty good chance it will be hard to get alternative fetish modeling jobs with a lot of bigger places. It’s best to start building your alternative modeling portfolio now so you can be ahead of all the other alternative models looking to make it in the industry.