Andrew Weir and The Art of Casting The Next Model

06.25.2012

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Erjona Ala, 32 Avenue of the Americas, New York | September 2, 2011

“This sweet, young lady walked into Industrial Color in NYC to meet me for a huge casting I was working on for Neiman Marcus. She has this very mysterious, romantic face. It’s like Egon Schiele painted her and she stepped from the canvas. As I was taking her picture I asked her to give a strong look and this is what she gave me. I was speechless. This girl was brand new and giving me such an intense look. I put down the camera and asked her where she was from and how old she was. ‘I am 16,’ she replied. I asked her where her parents were and she pointed to the lobby where her very handsome father was sitting. She went on to have a fantastic show season in New York, Milan and Paris.”

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