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Breakthrough 👀 been wanting to do a shoot like this for a while, yellow paper came in yesterday so I finally tried it out, believe it or not it was really hot behind this piece of paper 😂 (swipe for before/during photos and my inspiration picture) Paper: @amazon Foundation: @fentybeauty Eyes: @morphebrushes 35M palette
Where there's a will there's a way...
In a time where everyone can consider themselves a model or influencer, it has become increasingly difficult to pursue a modelling career outside of social media. Kimberly Nicole Douglas learnt it the hard way when she quickly realised that having no job and no money was only part of the problem.
“[I] began reaching out to photographers to see if they were willing to collaborate. Some said they were down but would stop responding when I was trying to confirm a date,” she said on Twitter.
After applying to 15 modelling agencies with no luck, Kimberly decided to go a different route. “I did shoots in every room of my house, no tripod so I used a ladder, no camera so I used my phone. I used sheets as backdrops. Rummaged deep in my drawers and closet to find cute outfits to shoot in. I knew if I gave up, these past four years would’ve all been for nothing. So I just kept going and I’m still going.”
In 2018, Kimberly modelled and shot 75 photoshoots all by herself and now has more than 50K followers on Instagram. Not only has she found a way to be both in front and behind the camera, she is also sharing the exclusive behind the scenes process for everyone to see.
Follow Kimberly here and take a peek at her best shoots below:
26 July 2019