To Whom It May Concern:
Have you ever heard of www.modeling.gr?
modeling.gr looks as if it could be
a teen website. Or even a parody teen website. It is
In any case, it has lots of flash animation, but it's
irrelevant, because the image quality is generally mediocre
Modeling agencies are probably more interested in quality
pictures, not flash animation. But the photography is
poor and the pictures too small. Some of the scans or
doctoring make aspiring models look disfigured.
But let's look past their bouncing balls, photography
issues, and web design, and look at their claims:
"Modeling.gr is the prime contact between models
and the business world."
Photography - "Opening on the 15nth."
If modeling.gr is the "prime contact" between
models and the business world, as modeling.gr claims,
where is the proof?
To make such a bold claim, to set itself up as the leading
modeling agency of Greece (.gr), if not the entire world,
you might expect to read the comments of the business
Where are they? And where are the pictures (tear sheets)
of the magazines in which the models have appeared?
The silence is deafening.
Now, there is nothing wrong, unethical, or illegal about
offering "international exposure" to aspiring
models, although "international exposure" is
a redundancy, because we all know their website is on
the internet, and the internet is international.
The problem is with the claims and whether there is
Can a modeling agency represent you any better than
it can represent itself?
Then you can take a look at the management. The management
section tells you what management does not do, and what
they do. Sort of.
It is a strange format and non-presentation presentation,
asking a question it never answers.
The modeling agent part ends with a picture of the back
of a man, looking at a map of the world. Huh?
It is very brief, very vague, and you never see names,
pictures, or background experience, to find out if there
is a management (i.e., not just a webmaster), and if
the "management" is any more qualified than
you are to be the "management."
Since it is totally unclear that the website is anything
more than a webmaster recreational project (who is management),
and there are no signs of results (modeling contracts
with agencies, tear sheets, testimonies), let's look
at the potential to deliver those results at some point
in the future.
There is nothing wrong with having a website to offer
international exposure, and modeling exposure websites
have to start somewhere, some time, and they are unlikely
to have instant results. But the real issue is who will
view the pictures? Will they be seen by modeling agencies?