NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 29, 2012) - According to a recent article from The Huffington Post -- the modeling industry has changed immensely since its beginnings in the early half of the 20th century. The article highlights a recent HBO documentary, titled About Face: Supermodels Then and Now; the film, directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, not only features a behind-the-scenes look at modeling history, but also touches on where the industry is headed today. Phaze2 Models responds by noting that while the idea of the "supermodel" has changed throughout the years, the industry is thriving with more diversity.
According to the article, Greenfield-Sanders was inspired to make the documentary when he attended a party for supermodels of the 70s and 80s. He explains, "I looked around the room and saw these gorgeous women and thought, 'Geez, that's a photo or something. No one's shot them in a while, it would be an interesting group shot.' And as I got to know them I thought, 'Oh, this is obviously a film.'" The film provides a thorough look at the modeling industry, noting that its beginnings were not as "glamorous" as many perceive it today.
As the film focuses on supermodels from decades past, the article notes that About Face hints at the end of the "supermodel." It states, "There was a time when models really were super. Cindy Crawford, Christie Brinkley, Claudia Schiffer and Nikki Taylor were household names, plastered on magazine covers, dominating advertisements. Now that every model is called a supermodel, the list of recognizable names is much smaller and mostly retired." Helping new models prepare for the industry is one of the major initiatives at Phaze2 Models; the company notes that while the pool of "supermodels" may have grown, the industry has become refined and is a field that requires professionalism on part of all those involved.
Kristina Villarini, Phaze2 Models Media Manager, responds to the film with enthusiasm, "Just as the plus-sized modeling industry has helped the public and the industry itself evolve past baseless and unfair perceptions of models over a certain size, the idea of the 'supermodel' has evolved. The talented and amazing women who work in the modeling industry now include singers, dancers and performers. Seeing documentaries such as this really shows how far the industry has come. It also displays how truly anyone can have a place in this industry with the right training and mentoring."
Many of the "older" models that are featured in the documentary have responded to the film with mixed sentiments. However, Beverly Johnson expresses hope that the film will help people see the industry without any filters and provide encouragement to new and working models. With a similar sentiment, Phaze2 Models recommends the film to anyone curious about the industry, especially those looking to work within it.
Phaze2 Models offers services to new professionals who want to achieve greater success in the entertainment industry. From presentation to industry guidance, this company consults aspiring models and talent so they can polish and transform their look, skills and presentation. Phaze2 clients see a great deal of success through the company's services which include high quality model composite cards and industry exposure.
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