Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Brandon Parker Signs With FORD Models....
Brandon Parker arrived to New York City in July of 2008 with hopes of a modeling career after a foot injury that put his basketball aspirations on hold. He worked with stylist and photographers developing his modeling portfolio and hit the open calls of some of the top modeling agencies in nyc with no luck. (open calls are for models agents are looking for and black models aren't high on the list. Agents haveta work 4 times as hard for black models...who wants to work hard)
He met me while working as a prepper for Ralph Lauren Polo styling manager Kelli Browning and Randal Jacobs. They were styling Pierre Woods for an editorial i was shooting for Uptown magazine. I worked with Brandon for months helping him developed a stronger portfolio presentation and in the process we have become great friends. At the end of the year I introduced him to mother agent Sean Bennett of Specimen Models to help place Brandon with an agency in nyc.
Brandon wow'd and dazzled one of the top agencies in the world, Ford Models. With Ford's ability to service the complete spectrum of clients with complete discipline and passion, Its a great place for a guy like Brandon Parker to be represented. He shares representation with some of my favorite guys... Kyle Saunders, Chavez, and Brian Peters... Congratulations Brandon Parker.