1 Dress, Three Girls: Zaneta

Written by: Zanita Whittington

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I’ve never met anyone with the same name as me – just one of many reasons why I’m excited to post this photoshoot.

It’s been quite awhile since I featured a simple model test. In my quest to make something productive out of my trip to Prague I contacted a couple modelling agencies and requested to see some girls, to spend about an hour or so with. Obviously being a one woman show and travelling with a tiny suitcase, I was pretty limited in wardrobe and therefore in concept. I bought this And Other Stories dress before leaving Stockholm, a size too large for me – so pretty much two sizes too large for my delicate beauties! I guess thats something I incorporated into the concept – making the most of the innocent beauty of my models, their fragility. The oversized dress really worked in that sense. Zaneta was the oldest of my three, at 18, and therefore most experienced. New models don’t usually get thrown straight into the international circuit – but work with new photographers to learn the ropes and build a portfolio. By the time they’re ready for the full-time work they should be fully prepared in understanding how to take direction and work with a team. I know I’m an asset to these new girls because I tend to give alot of instruction and encouragement, teaching the girls to understand their ‘best angles’ and capitalise on their best features, work with emotions and movement. I love it! It’s very satisfying – and I wish I had someone to guide me when I started out, so I really feel like I’m doing my bit to help these girls. Not to mention getting them nice pictures for their portfolios!

Excited to share Part 2 and 3 of this series.

Photography by Me

model, Zaneta at Agents Model Management, Prague