Eric Bean, Top NYC Fashion Photographer, Gives an "Insider's view" on the Modeling Industry in his New Book

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NYC fashion photographer, Eric Bean, has been working in the fashion business for 15+ years. He explains the hard truths about the modeling industry, in his new book, "The Complete Guide for Models"

NYC fashion photographer, Eric Bean, explains the "hard truths" about the modeling industry, in his new book, "The Complete Guide for Models: Inside Advice from Industry Professionals". The advice comes from his friendships, and interviews with top fashion industry insiders, including successful models and modeling agents, agency owners, casting directors, magazine editors, makeup artists, and health professionals. These experts debunk myths about the profession and shed light on common scams that plague the industry.

Eric discusses the long road from being discovered to maintaining a long-lasting career. He explains the "behind the scenes" of a New York City fashion shoot to find out what it's really like. Whether you dream of becoming the next supermodel, or just hope to supplement your income with exciting modeling work. His conversations with fashion "legends" such as model Carmen Dell'Orefice, and Katie Ford, owner of FORD Models reveals the tough and demanding thruths of being a model.

Natural beauty is just one trait of a successful model, Eric explains the other 9 traits, along with important information on the business of modeling. Eric debunks myths about the "sex, drugs, and Rock and Roll" attitude most people have about the modeling insustry. "A healthy lifestyle is essential to maintaining a long lasting career as a model". "There are 200 models, all trying to get one job, i am looking for healthy skin, a beautiful face, correct proportions, and a great attitude. It's very tough competition out there, you have to stand out as a Star ". Eric says "Not everyone has the height, weight, personality, hard work ethics, or the "X Factor" to become a supermodel, those traits all have to blend together to make the ideal model".

Eric Bean is a fashion photographer who is based out of New York City. Eric started his shooting career in photography 15 years ago, shooting for every major modeling agency in NYC and has become an expert on the modeling industry. He continues to work with those agencies on prestigious worldwide advertising campaigns. Eric has worked for such distinguished companies as Harry Winston Jewelers, Salvatore Ferragamo, Avon Worldwide, and W Hotels. His online portfolio can be viewed at

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