James Santiago is a former model and agent who works in editorial, magazine, model test shoots, model portfolio development, and as a catalog photographer. He is a fashion Photographer who can find and develop a persons modeling potential and is able to get the model to look the part needed for a fashion editorial or model portfolio shoot. From shooting models for apparel websites from the Miami Keys or helping new faces build their modeling portfolios with shots from the streets of New York, he enjoys the art of being a fashion photographer as his chosen profession.
Some of the top modeling agencies in are in search of versatile models who can adapt to different situations. Professional models have motivated photographers to capture great images. But that, mixed with the ease of purchasing digital cameras, has cause an influx of photographers in New York who expect the model to just get the shot. But every model needs a start. Fashion houses who work with multinational advertising campaigns don’t have time to train models. The top modeling agencies must develop models with experience by sending them on test shoots so they can hopefully build their books and gain experience in front of the camera.
James Santiago is open to working with new faces who need fashion photographers for model promotional materials for agencies including IMG Models, Next Model Management, Elite Model Management New York, Ford Models, Wilhelmina Models, LA Models, and many others. There are those that have potential to model but they do not receive the development nor direction from some photographers which they need to have that look brought out by photographers.