My name is Maria Lankina and I am a professional published fashion and swimwear photographer based in Miami Beach Florida. Having working relationships with industry's top modeling agencies, I am frequently approached to help models develop portfolios and test shoot ( read description of what test shoot entails for professional fashion models on my website at www.feniz.co in F.A.Q. ). Usually it is a paid test shoot, where I am paid by the agency.
Sometime though, I am approached by aspiring models without a representation, or/and insufficient funds to generate a well done model test ( click here to see or view slideshow below to get the picture of what I and industry identifies as proper test shoot ).
I have decided to allocate 4 days a month to help models without proper funding to have a chance to shoot with me. Every week a selection of models will be presented on on feniz.co up for voting, to receive the photo shoot we will be seeking crowd funding for.
All contributors whether it's a whole amount or part of it will be sent a link to the voting page. One model a week will win a photo shoot with me. You CAN sponsor a specific model in full, if you wish. If you do please include model's name, when you donate.
Results of the photo shoot will be posted on Feniz.co.
I am a prolific supplier of fine art prints to top interior designers of the country and quite a few celebrity households, that means that images generated during test will have a collectible value.
Contributors based on the size of a donation will receive a 5-10-15-20-30 % discount on all prints they decide to purchase. For additional rewards and perks see below.
All contributors will be sent a link to view photoshoot streaming live as well.
Let's make it exciting!
In my professional career I have seen models after having first or second test with me rise to stratospheric heights.
Too many to mention.
One example is Angela Martini who I have tested back in 2007, subsequently I had photographed her for her first Editorial tear sheet for Ocean Drive magazine right after our first model test shoot together. Angela Martini became "Miss Albania", placed 6 in top ten in 2010 Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas. Was featured in Swimsuit illustrated and now heading straight to her future Victorias Secret model and is the owner of her own successful bikini line. You can learn more about Angela by clicking HERE.
So , if you always wanted to help a beautiful girl, full of aspirations, one that might become a huge star, and one day you maybe able to say :"I helped her to start her career in stride!" Click DONATE and contribute as much as you want.
Now you have the power to lunch careers of many!
Have fun choosing which model's look your think deserves a chance and get a URL not only for online feed of the photosshoot in real time but have an input in it too! Read more below and lets make this magic happen !