On a recent trip home I was reconnected with my ever-expanding file of model paraphernalia, amongst this was my composite card collection. Now many cards have fallen through the cracks through the years (along with my looks!) but here are a few examples from my personal collection of model cards that have spurned on my modelling career. Now looking at these photos was like pointing to the book of bad ideas because it shows how much I’ve aged, but at least my face doesn’t have as many lines on it as Lindsay Lohan’s coffee table…. well not yet anyway.
A composite card (sometimes called a ZED or COMP card) is a model’s business card. In most cases, your comp card is your one and only opportunity to make a good first impression. (the casting couch comes after… joking)
A comp card provides a small collection of pictures and basic stats on rigid paper and helps you get considered for photo shoots. It is a standard marketing tool that has been around for many years and is still a very essential tool for getting you that all important work, which means money in the bank, and as a model that’s what you want.
So here it is, from my very first comp card to the latest this is my little journey, of course there are a few too many for just one blog post so I divided this post into two parts…NJoy….
Click here for (PART TWO HERE)